MOKURU – The latest Fidget Toy Craze

Brace yourselves.

There’s a new fidget toy craze in town.


Hailing from Japan and already a big hit all over the place, it launches in the UK on the 7th July

We were sent this recently to try out, see what we thought of it, see whether it lived up to the hype.

I wasn’t expecting much from this cylindrical piece of beech.

Just another flash in the pan fad I thought.

But I have spent hours, hours, trying to master just the basics.

Because it is addictive.

So addictive.

What do you mean it’s aimed at kids!

I let Lil have a go, she loved it too.

We didn’t fight over it, impatiently wait our turn, or hog it ‘til we got it right. Honest!

I didn’t expect to have so much fun with it.

Nor did Mr C, who is always oh so cynical about these type of things but who I caught on several occasions sneaking a quick practise in.

The more you play with it, the easier it got.

Unless you completely lost the rhythm, again, then you ended back to square one.

That’s the challenge you see, and that’s what makes it so addictive.

You want to be able to do even the simplest of tricks so you keep trying until you, in our case, nearly get them!

We played with it by ourselves and we played with it together

We laughed when we failed, we laughed and cheered when we nearly got the tricks right.



This is definitely something people of every age will be fighting over to get their turn and try out their own tricks.

It’s addictive, frustrating, challenging and fun.

What more could you want from a fidget toy.

A warning though – not to be messed with if you have anything important to do in a day!


Find out more about Mokuru here

Don’t be fooled by cheap imitations, Mokuru is available to buy in the UK at Smyths Toys and on Amazon


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