*I received product mentioned in this post for free in exchange for my review and feedback. All opinions are 100% my own.*
My kids love playing with tops so they really enjoy playing with the Goliath iTop Next Gen Tops. These tops are pretty cool. It isn’t just about spinning them. They actually keep track of spins. They record the high score and there are many different animations you can unlock by reaching a certain amount of spins. I believe there are over 10 different ones. My boys can play with these for hours trying to unlock certain things.
These tops come in three different colors. You can get Mega Gear Blue, Infinite Purple, and Vortex Red. We have a blue one and a red one. They do have a little bit of weight to them but because of their size, they are proportionate. The size and weight doesn’t interfere with how they spin. They actually spin pretty great. None of us has reached 888 spins which unlocks the Lucky Charm just yet but our older son has reached 606 to get the UFO.
The size of these tops are almost the size of my adult palm. They are pretty durable too. I don’t know how many times these have flown off the table top. The center posts also collapses which also closes off the needle on the bottom. When it’s collapsed, the top looks like a disc that can be easily carried in a pocket. By collapsing them, it also seems to turn the tops off to save battery.
High Score and Spin Counter
These top light up with LED lights. When the top is spinning, it shows the high score that has been reached, the last spin score and the current spins. As the top is spinning, the numbers can be seen pretty clearly. There is a “99” challenge which means if you can pick up the top at exactly 99 spins, the top will display a star. The star is displayed each time you spin. The more you are able to do it, the more stars are displayed.
There is a compass mode. It’s not the easiest thing to do but if you spin the top right, left, right, left without ever exceeding 30 turns the top will show you North, South, East and West.
The hidden modes are the locked animations. You can unlock a bunch of different ones. I did mention a couple earlier in the post but some of the others are Cupid at 214 spins, Pi at 314 spins, Diamond at 333 spins (this is still what my youngest is trying to hit). My oldest as previously mentioned has been able to unlock the UFO at 606 spins. Others include 747 for the Plane and 777 for the Jackpot.
I personally think they are pretty fun to play with. My kids like playing with them. There’s more to these than just spinning a top. It’s pretty fun trying to reach certain spins to unlock different things. Sometimes you have to pick it up and stop it from spinning so you have to pay attention as the counter goes. I think it’s kind of funny because my boys like to watch YouTube videos. Just recently I saw that they were watching videos about throwing tops. I guess they want to try to learn some new techniques!
Buy It: Check out the iTops Next Gen Tops on Goliath Games website. You can buy them on Amazon with a list price of $16.99. You can get the blue one for $15.94 right now.
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Disclaimer: I was not compensated for this post. However, I received free product mentioned in this post from Goliath Games in exchange for my honest review. All opinions expressed in my review are 100% my own.