The Wizzzer is a gyrostat toy first made by Mattel Toymakers in 1969, and introduced the spinning top to modern children. The "twist" was the use of a super-spinning, high-tech bearing, that allowed the top to spin at ultra high speed and remain standing for a long time.

This top did not rely on a string to attain high speed so it was easier to master than older tops.

Mattel used innovative wedge-shaped packaging and gave the tops interesting personas through the use of color combinations and stickers. The most memorable are those named: Spin-Fire, Mach-1, Prowler, Night Winder, Bonehead, Sparkshooter and "The Color Changer".

To expand the line, Mattel added a Wizzzer Hockey Game, the Trick Tray and the Super Competition Set. Several automobile toys were included that were Wizzzer-driven as "Spin-Buggies."

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