Wednesday, May 31, 2017

7 things you should know about fidget spinners

1. A fidget spinner is a type of stress-relieving toy. A basic fidget spinner consists of a bearing in the center of a design made from any of a variety of materials including brass, stainless steel, titanium, copper and plastic. 

2. The toy has been advertised as helping people who have trouble focusing or fidgeting (such as those with ADHD, autism, or anxiety) by acting as a release mechanism for nervous energy or stress. Responses from experts have been mixed. 

3. Although they were invented in the 1990s, fidget spinners became a popular toy in 2017. 

4. Catherine Hettinger, a chemical engineer by training, was initially credited by some news stories to have been the inventor of the fidget spinner. Hettinger applied for a patent on May 28, 1993 for a one-piece round device made of "soft plastic" with a "dome" and a "skirt" then pitched her spinner device to toy manufacturers. However, Hasbro declined to pursue a deal after market-testing it. Hettinger decided not to renew the patent as she did not have the cash to do so in 2005, letting it lapse instead.

5. On December 23, 2016, James Plafke of Forbes published an article describing fidget spinners as the "must-have office toy for 2017."

6. In late March, users on social media websites such as YouTube and Reddit began uploading videos reviewing and performing tricks with fidget spinners.

7. Some schools all over the world have banned students from bringing the toy to classes. Although banning has happened on a case-by-case basis, many teachers are united in their annoyance.

Thursday, April 6, 2017

Pokemon TCG Sun & Moon Expansion is here!

The battles heat up with Pokémon from the tropical Alola region in the Pokémon Trading Card Game: Sun & Moon expansion. Start your journey with Rowlet, Litten, and Popplio, then seek out the Legendary Pokémon Solgaleo-GXand Lunala-GX to witness the awesome power of a new kind of Pokémon: each Pokémon-GX brings an attack so devastating that you can use only one of them per game. Discover dozens of never-before-seen Pokémon, Alola forms of some familiar favorites, and new ways to battle in the Pokémon TCG: Sun & Moon expansion.

The Pokemon TCG Sun & Moon expansion includes:

-Over 140 cards
- 11 new Pokémon-GX featuring a brand-new game mechanic
- More than 40 never-before-seen Pokémon from the newly discovered Alola region

Shop the wide selection of Pokemon cards at Landis' Labyrinth Toy Shop: 
Sun & Moon, Evolution and Steam Siege Booster Packs,
exciting EX-boxes, cards sleeves and folders. 

Thursday, January 26, 2017

Creative writing and storytelling experience at Landis' Labyrinth

We are so excited to invite you to our upcoming event:  
"C O N N E C T & C R E A T E"
When: Saturday, January 28th, 11 am - 12 pm.
Where: Landis' Labyrinth Classic Toy Shop, 140 N Larchmont Blvd
Who: WRiTE BRAiN Founder Meredith Scott Lynn will guide families 
through a fun creative writing and storytelling experience. 
Everyone welcome!