Wizzzer

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."

Wizzzer value and price guide

What's your Wizzzer worth in 2021? Here are some recently sold items.

Item Title Date Price
mattel wizzzer spinner sparkshooter trick top 1969 new Mattel Wizzzer Spinner Sparkshooter Trick Top 1969 New 08/2021 £213.98
rare mattel 1969 upsy downsy hairy hurry wizzzer w Rare Mattel 1969 Upsy Downsy Hairy Hurry Wizzzer W 08/2021 £177.58
1969 wizzer trick tray set by mattel 2 wizzzer spinning 1969 Wizzer Trick Tray Set By Mattel 2 Wizzzer Spinning 11/2021 £66.86
mattel wizzzer spinner spin fire trick top 1970 new in Mattel Wizzzer Spinner Spin Fire Trick Top 1970 New In 09/2021 £72.81
mattel wizzzer spin screamin meanie trick top new in Mattel Wizzzer Spin Screamin Meanie Trick Top New In 10/2021 £70.58
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Comments (2)
Gayle - February 14, 2021
I own the Mattel "Our 25th year" Silver Wizzzer from 1969 and am finally ready to sell it, but do not know what price to list it for on eBay. Does anyone have an idea of what it is worth? Back in 2015 I saw that it had sold on eBay for $35, but cannot see any recent listings of it. Mine has the box, the trick book, orange stand, yellow and white plastic pieces and the top is actually in two pieces so it needs to be glued back together. I see there is a pink plastic part inside too. Thanks for you help!
I have no idea, sorry.
Carlos - January 8, 2020
What do you think an unopened Roarin Glory Wizzzer is worth?
No idea, probably about 10-15 USD.