The hit toy this year was given to me by one of my sisters. She though it would be a cool trinket, play with for a few minutes and then exhasted, but it wasn't. It's a little top (called i-top, spin to win!) that uses the row of LEDs and physical moment to display letters. So you spin this thing, and it displays text. It has several modes, including a "magic eighball" mode. It also has a "how many revolutions" mode, and all half the peopel there spend hours, just takign turns trying to get the high score. The sad thing is I have no talent for it, so the high score is now far far out of my reatch, but my brother-in-law started to refer to the ypnotised group of adults just watchign the numbers count up as the "cult of the top."
We all appricated the technology, shurnk doen into a childs toy. and to top it all off 1) it's the best balanced top I've ever played with 2) it folds for placemnte into a pocket.
It's an amazingly well designed little toy.
Oh, and hazelnut turtles ROCK!