18 Things That Were The Fidget Spinner Of The 2000s

Fidget spinners are out of control.

Almost every kid in America has one. Made for people with ADHD, autism or anxiety, this handy tool keeps your attention focused and gives you an outlet for your fidgets. However, we didn’t always have spinners. Back in the 2000s, we had a whole different array of toys. Ranging from Tech-Decks to Tamagotchis, here are the decade old fidget spinners.

#1 The finger skateboards

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#2 The virtual pet that needs to be fed at all times

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#3 Those weird as hell Scoobie strings that you created bracelets out of

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#4 Gotta catch ’em all!

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#5 The bracelets that left a serious stain

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#6 The ruler that masqueraded as your bracelet. Keep playing with it until you snapped it too hard and it broke.

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#7 The practice handjobs

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#8 The original fidget spinners

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#9 The Pixel Chix chick that was needier than a five-year-old in a candy store.

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#10 The Bakugan Battle Brawlers

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#11 The Pokemon cards no one really knew how to play with but everyone collected.

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#12 Gogo’s Crazy Bones that existed for the sake of existing. That’s it.

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#13 Press the buttons to bubble. Use the bubbles to fit rings into spikes.  No one remembered buying them, but everyone had one.

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#14 Mighty Beanz that you collected simply because they made a funny noise if you let them roll down.

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#15 The pointlessly animal shaped rubber bands you used as bracelets.

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#16 The one origami creation everyone knew and could predict everything.

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#17 The multi-colour pen that everyone tried to get all the colours in at once.

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#18 And the one school trick that got you all the attention you wanted… Using a pen as a spinner.


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