Named for Spud Melin and Rich Knerr, creators of dozens of iconic American toys; Chuck Knerr founded the company to honor his mentors and bring Funomenal Fun to a new generation of kids.
This 1968 illustration shows their childlike spirit as Spud and Rich continued their string of hits into the 1980s with Silly String, Superelasticbubbleplastic, Fun Fountain, Magic Window and Trac Ball.
Spud and Rich were inducted into the Toy Industry Hall of Fame.
Hear their story in their own words!
Spud and Rich worked on the beginning of an idea we now call Whirly•Go•Round. It was steel pipes and plywood and not ready for market. Chuck Knerr was a 6-year old test pilot. "Dad constantly warned me to be careful of getting tangled up in the steel legs. I'll never forget the exhilaration of spinning as fast, and for as long as I wanted. Our patio was like Cape Canaveral!" In 1962, Spud and Rich were busy with Monster Bubble and Monster Magnet, so they gave up! Now 60-years later, Chuck has solved their design challenges with handcrafted bamboo and it's ready for a new generation of fun!
Perfect for children 4-10, this hand-crafted heirloom toy will grace your home with its simple beauty, while providing years of fun for children and grandchildren.
Built to Last
We're so confident your child will love their Whirly•Go•Round, if they aren't thrilled, you can return it in 30 days for a full refund.
Phys-Active fun improves balance, coordination and spatial orientation.
Phys-Active fun increases impulse control, ability to focus and sensory integration.
Phys-Active fun builds strength and helps decrease childhood obesity.
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"Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these."
Mathew 19:14 NIV