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    You thought perhaps fidget spinners were on their way out? 

    Well it seems a lot of companies think fidget spinners are here for the long run. Well, not in the exact form we're used to seeing. Zing is betting their new Tumblstix will catch on and expand the fidget craze. Here's how the company puts it: Zing Introduces Tumblstix – a mesmerizing fidget toy that challenges you to balance and catch the cylinder smoothly during 360 degree rolls and 180 degree flicks, all whilst doing tricks. – To make it more interesting Tumblstix have LED's inside that are motion activated so they look great in the dark. The spokesperson in the video said they'd be able in two different colors and retails for about $7. 

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    But wait, there's more from Zing.


    StikBot Stop Motion Set

    Kids can learn how to create stop-motion masterpieces with Zing's StikBot Motion Sets. The kits come with small, movable stick figures, a set — a pirate ship, or a farm or a green screen — and a link to a free stop motion app. The StikBot characters feature movable legs and arms and suction cups at the ends. So pose them anyway you like, even hanging them from furniture, walls, etc. Then, using the StikBot app, and shooting one frame at a time, kids can make their own movies. Stikbot keeps adding to the series and now in addition to people, there is a line of StikBot animals. And now you can place them in one of the two new movie sets, a farm, or a pirate ship. These new kits will be along in the August, September 2017 time frame and will retail for under $20. 

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