Toys of the Eighties, Sit 'n Spin
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You sit, you spin. It had a post running through the center of it that you would use to spin your self on a big circular plastic base.
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Sherri Perkins - April 04, 2007 - Report this comment
i love the sit n spin im the youngest of 7 kids and there were 7 sit n spins around the house thats one toy are parents didn't make us share
Heather - May 31, 2007 - Report this comment
I had a blue Care Bears one. I used it until I was too big to fit on it and my mom made me get rid of it. They still make them now-a-days!
NancyC - July 05, 2007 - Report this comment
My friends and I were sitting around discussing the need for an adult sit and spin. Any chance there is already one out there?
DaShon - August 06, 2007 - Report this comment
My cousin and I would have a sit n' spin contest. Whoever could spin the fastest without falling off won! LOL!
Mark L - August 11, 2007 - Report this comment
Also known as "Spin 'n Puke" at my house. :-)
Kelly - August 30, 2007 - Report this comment
Who didn't have a Sit 'n Spin? They were the best! I can't remember what mine looked like, though.
Jennifer - September 05, 2007 - Report this comment
I had the blue Care Bear one as well. I used to love it, though I remember it made me feel pukish.
Chris - September 16, 2007 - Report this comment
My girlfriend and I were talking about this tonight. She never had one and always wanted it. I just ordered her one on ebay. She's tiny so I hope it works.
Jayme - September 20, 2007 - Report this comment
I agree with making an adult size one. I would buy it!!!!!
Jenny - September 21, 2007 - Report this comment
One of my younger brothers and I shared one, but we thought it was called a "spit and spin." It was also the blue Care Bears one. I found this site because I want to get one for MY kids, who are 1 and 5. And the adult version--great idea!
scott - October 04, 2007 - Report this comment
i wish they still made the originals. the new playskool are cheaply made! they should make em 4 adults too.
fred - October 11, 2007 - Report this comment
Yes I make adult knockoff sit n spins. mostly for parties etc. But you can make one yourself if you'd like. If there is old furniture such as a bar stool,or a spinning recliner,you get get the bearing base off the bottom of the chair. Then mount it with a rod through the center and then cut a peice of round wood out with a circle cut through the venter where you can just simply place it over the shaft. You may want to tape something over the wood,and make sure the wood is nice and smooth otherwise splinters in the bottomside wouldn't be very much fun. It's a pretty simple design you can also use an old electric motor as they have very little resistance(please do not connect a working motor to a battery thats not safe). The weight is something else to deal with however.
lena - November 14, 2007 - Report this comment
I had a red one with hypnotic tri color swirls on the seat. One of the best toys ever. I bought one for my child but its made out of bendy cheap lawn chair type plastic and looks like its gonna break every time they play with it. The one in the picture looks like the old durable one i used to play with. so cool...
miranda - November 30, 2007 - Report this comment
I have a friend of mine who's little girl likes to spin so im getting her one off ebay. im worried though because her older brother likes to break her stuff. hope he doesn't break this.
Shelma - December 17, 2007 - Report this comment
My children had one when they were growing up. Now yhey want one for thier childern thats 3 differant homes... anyone know where i can find the "old ones" bigger? The ones they sell now are so small... email me thank you
Mari - TX - April 01, 2008 - Report this comment
My daughter purchsased one in March 2008 for my granddaughters 3rd birthday, playskool brand. Unfortunately it topples her over maybe cause it is oval. I would love to find an old timer one for her. Maybe I have someone make one from Fred's instructions. Thanks.
Jaki - October 19, 2008 - Report this comment
You could get a custom one made from etsy dot com
marge - January 26, 2009 - Report this comment
I would love to have an adult sit and spin. Mine was from the 70's blue with swirls. Loved it. My friends and I tell people "oh go sit and spin" when ever we joke around (and want them to get lost) LOL. This toy is actually what we envision except with a very big dizzy person.
Jaclyn - April 25, 2009 - Report this comment
I had a blue care bears sit-n-spin and WISHED I still had it for my son. I just bought him a playskool sitnspin and it doesn't even spin!!! It SUCKS!!!!!! Why won't they remake the ones we used to enjoy?!
sue - July 22,2009 - July 22, 2009 - Report this comment
I agree with all comments that indicate that this new sit-n-spin doesn't compare to the orignal made in 70's. It SUCKS just about covers my feelings. I bought it for my grandaughter and she thinks the music is great to dance to and thats about all. I am returning it to Toys-R-Us.
Retronut - October 07, 2009 - Report this comment
I remember the blue ones with the swirly graphic stickers on them. I used to beg my mom to get me one. She refused because she knew it would make me throw up.
Claire - October 29, 2009 - Report this comment
I go to art school and I am actually making an adult sit and spin, but slightly modified! !!!!!!! lol :)
Doug - November 03, 2009 - Report this comment
Adults have alcohol kids had sitn spin. My brother and I would spend hours on this thing. Then ride our big wheels. They dont make these toys any where as rugged as they used too. Someone would make a killing filling this nitche.
diana - December 02, 2009 - Report this comment
does anyone have a sit-and-spin handy that they can measure for me? i need the measurements for a project i am doing!
Erica - May 03, 2010 - Report this comment
I went trough like 4 sit and spins when I was little! I was constantly on that thing!
Jasmine - May 09, 2010 - Report this comment
I used to have a yellow Sit and Spin when I was a kid. Me and my two sisters shared it until we became to big to use it anymore. It was my favorite toy! If they made a bigger one for adults I would be the first one in line to buy it. :)
Amber - June 16, 2010 - Report this comment
Fred and Claire, if you make these, how do we find you?
Bradford - June 17, 2010 - Report this comment
I want one, too!!!!
jewlz - July 01, 2010 - Report this comment
i never had one, but always wanted one... we did have an old base to a papasan chair in our house, which was used as an ottoman... i would find the largest room in the house and lie down on it on my stomach, then push with my feet until i got momentum... what is it about spinning!?!? :)
Dot - July 06, 2010 - Report this comment
My best friend next door became the oldest of four kids and he was only 5. They had the same one as the pic except their's was dark blue. None of the kids ever played with it, but whenever I went over I ALWAYS tried to sneak a spin or two before being pulled away to something else.
JULIA ROSARIO - October 08, 2010 - Report this comment
Dick Barr - December 29, 2010 - Report this comment
Totally agree with several of you. The new version we just bought for our 3 year old SUCKS! It barely spins. She's going to have arms as big as Hulk Hogans after doing this an hour per day. There's not an inch of free movement. She has to earn every inch. Really really miss the durability and quality of the "good ole days". Carpet, hardwood, doesn't matter. Still sucks.
miranda - December 16, 2011 - Report this comment
my sister and I were just discussing the adult sit and spin! i was remembering mine from when i was was yellow with rainbow spirals that made you really trippy...there needs to be an adult one!!!!!
Lee - July 22, 2013 - Report this comment
I been wanting to make one for me and my kids after i get it planned out maybe i will start making some nice ones to sell from wood and with bearings big enough to have fun on with adult and kid noone makes nice ones so lets start.
jesse - November 06, 2013 - Report this comment
yes there is an adult one! its called spin-a-tron 5000, it wont let me post a link to it so go to

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