Toys TOYS

Spinjas

Spinjas

Spinjas was one of my favorite toys growing up in the late eighties. Basically Spinjas was a set of spinning top warriors that you put in to an arena and watched them fight. Similar to Battling Tops.

I had the light blue arena with two launchers and maybe 6-8 of the warriors. You could pack the warriors in the arena and use it as a carrying case so you could bring this toy with you on boring trips. All you needed was a flat surface to play.


Author of this article:



Contributors to this article:

  • There are no contributors yet

Media

Do You Remember Spinjas?

Do You Remember Spinjas?

  • Anonymous user
    on
    i miss my Spinjas! man... they were so cool. I think my parents threw mine away when they divorced.
  • Anonymous user
    on
    I have 2 rings and another 16 warriors (20 in total) and I used to love them when I was 10. I came across them in an old box and was going to look into selling them on ebay. They are quite valuable for an old toy, but now with having a son of my own and reading your great memories it brought up memories of my own and how I used to have spinja tournaments and I don't think I am going to sell them. I am going to pass them on to my son so he can have great spinja memories.
  • Anonymous user
    on
    One magical Christmas my brother and I had some wicked spinja wars. The battle still rages on...
  • Anonymous user
    on
    My grandmother got me some Spinjas and I never heard of them before. Of course, my brother and I played with them a lot and I even enjoyed them alone. I would create tournaments and elimination matches on their case in bed. I loved them! It was actually strange, in retrospect, just how fun they were to me and are the ONLY toys I have held on to 15 years later! Strange. So I am doing some e-bay auctions and came across my set of Spinjas in my closet and I thought I would look into their value... I am learning they are priceless. Just hearing your shared memories tells me that it would be a mistake to sell them. Well.. everyone has a price... but for now, my son is enjoying them.
  • Anonymous user
    on
    I have created a spinjas web site over the last year. www.myspace.com/gospinjasgo is dedicated to spinjas. I have a collection of 128 spinjas now all with a different paint jobs so they are all unique. I am arranging a tournament between them so we can see who is the champion. As of right now I have 20 videos of different spinjas fighting in different scenarios. Come check it out because it's only going to get better! Thanks a lot and SPINJAS ROCK!!!! Mike~
  • Anonymous user
    on
    Spinjas were great, and you can tell because people are still remembering them like crazy 16 years later!! They are huge sellers on ebay too. I heard that a kid choked on one so they stopped making them. However, I can't find that documented anywhere.
  • Anonymous user
    on
    Everytime my chums pick me up for a night out they insist of having a couple rounds of Spinjas before we go - absolutely ridiculous, I say. Who would of thought that such old toys can still spare a few minutes of excitement?
  • Anonymous user
    on
    Man, I remember these growing up. We had all sorts of them and used to take them to school to play at recess. I think I was 6 at the time. We used to do all sorts of crazy things like cutting the heads off at certain degrees to get a more violent spin (which, if I remember, would cause more ring-outs but severely decrease the spin life) and what-not. These things were great fun, where did they go?
  • Anonymous user
    on
    We have 6 boys. In 1989 we made a cross country move from New Hampshire to Oregon. Things had been going along quite well that day, and I guess the boys were just too bored. We were at a gas station in the midwest somewhere, when out of the middle seat from the 20 month old came blood curdling screams. Seems his 13 year old brother found out it was quite comical to spinja his little brothers nose. Other than that the boys loved their Spinjas, We actually had the big stadium to play on and each guy had two or three warriors. Cheers from the U.S.