Mader Magnet Thunderbolt Natural Spinning Top
Difficulty Level: 3 of 6 (medium)
Dimensions: Diameter 1,8 cm.
Materials: Maple and Beech
Recommended Age: 3+
Warning! This product contains a small magnet which may present a choking hazard if the magnets come loose. Not suitable for children under 3 years. Remove the backing magnet before use, and store out of reach of children. Not all Mader Magnet Thunderbolt Spinning Tops come with a backing magnet. We choose them randomly.
Made in Austria.
An overview of the different Mader spinning tops and difficulty levels can be found in our blog post Play and learn with Mader Spinning Tops.
Mader Kreiselmanufaktur was founded in 1991 by Klaus Mader, a very skilled carpenter with a love for handcrafted wooden toys. He has a small but mighty workshop found in the foothills of the Austrian Alps which hand makes not only traditional spinning tops but also skipping ropes, kaleidoscopes and yo-yos. Each spinning top is painstakingly made by hand, often by Klaus himself, out of locally sourced wood with some tops requiring up to 20 different stages such as wood turning, burning, embossing, carving, brushing, painting and varnishing. One can’t help but admire the attention to detail in every creation.
His toys are easily recognised as they all have a burned in stripe in the middle, beautifully chosen colours and unparalleled attention to detail. You can’t help but pick one up and give it a twirl then watch mesmerised as it spins and falls.