Sit N Spin

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This memory was added on: June 20, 2008

This site is just so cool. With all the fun toys my brothers and I had when we were kids growing up in the 70's, I just had to share them with my daughter. So over the years, we have bought the new musical sit and spin, a pink & yellow big wheel (she wasn't too thrilled over that, darn), lite brite and lite brite travel, shrinky dinks, and color forms. Not to mention all of our 'old' fun toys and games that my mom has at her house!


This memory was added on: October 6, 2007

Does anyone remember how the original sit and spin worked? I have a bet with my girlfriend that the top handle was on an opposite gear with the bottom seat, and so when you spun the top handle, it made the bottom spin the opposite direction. So you could get yourself spinning twice as fast as today’s sit-and-spins with stationary handles. With the original sit and spin, even if you spun the top handle and wernt sitting on the seat, the seat would still spin in the opposite direction. If I am indeed wrong, was there another toy that worked like that other than the sit and spin?


This memory was added on: May 3, 2007

If you want to experience the thrill as an adult, go to the Teacups ride at Disneyland. You can sit there and boogie 'til you puke!!! Our daughter (born in 1975) loved her Sit n Spin, and the one she has for her daughter really feels flimsy. I'm going to scrounge around for a "real" one.

Dennis Durfee

This memory was added on: April 23, 2007

I remember playing with a bright blue care bear sit n' spin on my grandparents' deck!

jamie naragon

This memory was added on: March 18, 2007

Oh yea...lot's of fun! We would try to see how many of us could get on it at one time. Eventually with all 5 of us kids we broke the handle part off, it had one screw holding it in and I remember one of the siblings getting it in the top of the head! Have they changed! I have one for my daycare boy that plays music. I sure wish I had the old one!!


This memory was added on: March 17, 2007

Just bought the "new" one and it STINKS - I am returning it. It is a OVAL and you have to sit in a certian spot - what fun is THAT?

Lookin on Ebay for the ORIGINAL!!!


This memory was added on: January 18, 2007

I want a Sit N' Spin for my son. He sits on the kitchen floor and spins himself around. I used to have a Sit N' Spin - - and what did I do - - sit in the kitchen while my mother cooked. I loved that toy.


This memory was added on: January 15, 2007

The screen saver on my comp right now is of me on my sit-n-spin. It was Christmas 1975, I was 3 year old. My 1st FAVORITE toy.

I would like to have one built for me to ride now.


This memory was added on: January 3, 2007

ina couple my pictures have Sit and Spin before View Master ! I sit and spin in my room til I was borned ! I shared my sit and spinning with everybody

Elizabeth L.

This memory was added on: December 14, 2006

Yesterday morning, my 4 year old grandson fell off a computer chair while spinning around and I told him to never spin around like that again. He replied "But I love to spin!" I told him all about the Sit and Spin toy (didn't know they still made it) and of course he asked for it. I explained that it was an old toy and no longer in use. Went to Goodwill just browsing around because I was bored and the first thing I saw _ the original Sit & Spin ($2.50) He's playing with it now and loves it...


This memory was added on: December 13, 2006

I used to spin on my Sit N' Spin until I felt like I was going to vomit, and I thought it was SO COOL!


This memory was added on: December 7, 2006

I don't even recall if we actually owned this or if I used it at a friends house, but I have warm memories of playing with this toy. Just bought it for my two year old, here in Germany, where you can still get it without flashing lights and noise. I hope it will be as much fun as the old model was.


This memory was added on: December 2, 2006

I was a little old for the Sit and Spin when it first came out. But I was small for my age, so I could use one even at 7 or 8. Remember showing the younger children of a family friend how to use one and all of us having so much fun! I bough my 2 1/2 year old nephew a modern one. Smaller and not the same. Toils not neither does it spin. But today I found an old sit and spin, for 50 cents at a church rummage sale. From the 80's or 90's and it is the real thing. Just how I remember the 70's ones except for the color. Can hardly wait to give it to the little guy!


This memory was added on: November 27, 2006

I just went out looking for a Sit N Spin for my daughter. I remember loving mine sooo much! I would spin all the time. Giving myself those little stomach hills. I would laugh and start all over again. I was pretty frustrated when I saw that all you can get now are ones that have lights, and music and talk. Can't they make anything un-electronic now? All I can say is I hope my daughter likes is and I wish I could have found a retro one. Maybe my parents still have mine in the basement?!?!


This memory was added on: November 6, 2006

I had recently purchased a new sit and spin for my frinnds child. We put it together not only does it spin slower and built cheaper,it is not age appropriate to the age stated on the box. Children at age 18 months do not have that much upper body strength. Waste of money /waste of time. Dont bother buying one unless you can find the retro model.


This memory was added on: October 30, 2006

My friend had a sit and spin. I loved going to his house and playing with it. I'd take my Big Wheel over to his house, and we'd take turns playing on the sit and spin on his kitchen floor. His mom would serve us Kool Aid in those metal tumblers..great memories

Big Petee

This memory was added on: October 17, 2006

The old Sit 'n Puke! I din't have one, but my younger brothers did and it occupied them for long preiods of time until...


This memory was added on: October 3, 2006

My Granny bought one at a yard sale for a quarter! There was never a quarter better spent! We played with that toy so much! Probably my favorite toy of all time!


This memory was added on: May 25, 2006

I bought a vintage Tonka Sit n Spin and a vintage Playskol Sit n Spin for by boys and they LOVED them. However, they are not built the same. One does work better than the other. They've been in storage and I'm now bringing them out for my daughter

R. Michael

This memory was added on: April 29, 2006

my 2 year old daughter loves the sit n spin. i love the way it looks so mod + she gets exercise. she said, "i'm having too much fun"

i'm going to get her a sit n splash too, if i can find one


This memory was added on: April 27, 2006

When I was a little girl I had a sit and spin it was awesome. Back in 1993, when my first son turned 3 I bought him one and he was absolutly thrilled. Now my youngest son is just turning 3 and I bought him a sit and spin and its a piece of junk he barely fits on it and he is a slender child and it states that its for 18 months to 5 1/2 years, yea right... bring back the awesome style we had or even the one my now 15 year old had when he was 3. Dont waste your money on the new one trust me it really isnt worth wasting your time with.


This memory was added on: March 26, 2006

Unfortunately, for all of you who loved your Sit 'N Spin from your younger years, your child will not have the same experience. The Sit 'N Spin of today is flimsy, undersized, prone to tipping over, and spins at such a slow rate it should be called a Sit 'n Turn. Please save yourself the trouble of buying and returning this thing - it's not worth it.