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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.

FROM CHUCK KNERR

"FUNOMENAL" FUN

Remember when Hula Hoop swept  the country? The first time you threw a Frisbee? Or running barefoot on the lawn, hurling yourself across a wet strip of yellow plastic called, Slip 'N Slide? Your first Super Ball?

So do I. I felt the same sense of wonder.

Only difference was, my dad didn't bring those toys home from the store; he brought them home from the factory.

Toys Spud and Rich made were a special kind of fun. They harnessed phenomenal properties of physics to produce what I call, "Funomenal Fun." It's what makes a Hula Hoop defy gravity or a Frisbee float across the sky.

Describing the physics involved is boring compared to streaking across a Slip 'N Slide or feeling the power of a Super Ball exploding skyward. Funomenal!

THE FUNNEST TOY THEY NEVER FINISHED!

Spud and Rich worked on the beginning of a contraption we now call. It was pipes and plywood and not ready for market.  Chuck Knerr was a 6-year old test pilot. "Dad constantly warned me to not get tangled up in the steel legs. I'll never forget the exhilaration of spinning, 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!

WHIRLY•GO•ROUND

Indoor Thrill-Ride

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Funomenal Fun

Whirly•Go•Round utilizes physics for Funomenal Fun. Any kid knows what it's like to spin on a swing or an office chair, just like everyone knew what it was like to bounce a rubber ball. That's why Super Ball was FUNOMENAL! And physics is why Whirly•Go•Round is an Indoor thrill-ride!
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.

Solid Bamboo

Built to Last

Steel Bearings

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Children are spending almost eight hours a day looking at smartphones, tablets and television.
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