A museum dedicated to spinning tops and now also to yo-yos. It has hands-on presentations and organizes spintop events
around the year. Directed by the top lady Judith Schulz.
Huge collection of spinning tops from around the world with an emphasis on Japanese tops.
Vast and rapidly growing aggregate of beautiful photos from all over the world.
An artistic German juggler with a magnificent spinning top routine.
Japanese classical spintop performer. His career in the US was launched when Ed Sullivan saw his act in Japan and invited him to appear on his show in 1965.
The Art of Spinning Tops
Lourens Bas is a Dutch collector of antique tops and the author of the wonderful "The Art of Spinning Tops" book. Look for some tops that did not make it to the book.
Exhaustive classification of spinning tops. Currently
hosted inside Sandstrum's site is the old Brian Lemin's site from
down-under, including his translation into English of the Japanese
Spinning top club from Barcelona, Spain. Baldufa means
top in catalan. Content in English, Spanish and Catalan.
A very nice gallery of photos from a collector of the Amics de la Baldufa (Ferran): don´t miss the ceramic tops or his garden sculpture (in Caltalan and Spanish, soon in French and English.)
This page on the history of the spintop, prepared by Val Oliver from Spintastics, is the best online. It includes first-hand knowledge on the recent American spintop history. Yes, the 8 year old girl in the picture is she!
Chris Neff's was the 2011 freestyle champion, ex-Duncan crew (co-star of How to be a Player instructional video) and he is the leader of the Columbia, Missouri, skill toys club. The site has very good spintop advice for beginners and custom tops and string for sale.
A new site in Spanish that should become an excelent introduction to the sport for new players.
A collector from Israel. In English and Hebrew.
A collector from Norway (site in English). Spintop
in any language, links and bibliography.
Site in German from the Institut für Kreiselforschung.
Classification, science and culture of the top. Bibliography and
"Germany's biggest top collection".
Jonathan has an extensive collection of tin lithographed
Bob, aka Mr. Yo-Yo, was for many years a Duncan demonstrator until its bankruptcy in 1964. This site is a goldmine of memorabilia from that era, including spintops. Look for pictures of the production line while they were making tops.
Mia Levesque was one of the first to post a top collection
on the internet.
600 pictures! In Japanese with some pages translated
A page in Spanish taken from the Essay "Origen y folclor de los juegos en Chile" by Oreste Plath. Includes pegtop names, games and poems.
Dead association (never took off) but some pages still
live. Founded by Walter Watts and site mantained by his son Byron, also a player.
A French collector's site. It used to be "Toupie or not Toupie" but with a very different look (its English version still available).
A French collector of wooden tops.
German collector´s site with pictures and diashows of tops in his collection and around the world (including some sculptures). It even has a forum on finger tops but very little activity.
A dice collector page with "put-and-take" tops (teetota).
Huge collection of dice tops.
A Japanese site dedicated to the Beigoma (ベーゴマ) top, the traditional medallion-shaped throw-top that some consider the forerunner to the modern beyblade.
Shuraku Chikushi, a Japanese master of the performing art of top spinning, hakata koma. She is the first female top master in the last 160 years. Here is an interview in English.
These antique ornate tables from Benelux and the north of France are larger versions of the game known as Skittles, Toptafel, Table a Toupie, Jue du Roi or Toupie des Indes. More pictures in this (slow) site.
Site from Galicia, Spain. The site has an outdated look but use the menu on the left to expand the information.
One of a few attempts at a spintop information site using the collaborative wiki model. This one was started by Chris Neff. There is another one inside yoyowiki.org. Both are part of Wikia.