Some Russians made a 'fidget spinner' out of beater cars

Methinks the fidget spinner craze is jumping the shark. How do I know? Because Гараж 54 ("Garage 54"), a group of Russian car enthusiasts on YouTube, have welded three beater cars together to make one giant gas-spewing "fidget spinner."

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A working six-foot fidget spinner costume

For the recent Wizard World Comic Con in Sacramento, Rob Cockerham made a working six-foot fidget spinner costume. It's quite a sight.

He writes:

Downtown was crowded with people, and comic book nerds were packed everywhere, lining up to get into the Con. I turned the corner into full view and was greeted with open iphones, gaping mouths and spontaneous applause! It was awesome! The gigantic fidget spinner was an absolute hit that the crowds loved!

"OH DAMN! MIKE! LOOK! FIDGET SPINNERRRRR!" x 1000.

I love being stopped for photos, and with the fidget spinner costume I had a special trick: Invariably the photographer would click through and snap a picture, thank me and then slowly realize the whole truth.

"Does it.... spin?"

I would slowly nod. "Yes. It does!" Then I'd back up and give it a big whirl and they would shriek or just shake their heads in amazement. It was incredible!

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