MOKURU – The latest fidget toy from Japan: Review

So this week, we’ve been reviewing something a little different. The kids have been asking for fidget toys especially Jadyn and I have not yet got round to it. However, we were lucky enough to be sent the latest sensation last week – a fidget toy – MOKURU -which has only been released in the UK today.

What is MOKURU?

MOKURU is THE latest craze from Japan.
This handheld wooden toy was originally designed to test an individual’s balance and focus – now this simple design is testing the dexterity of fast fingered flippers everywhere. Crafted out of beech wood into an eye catching cool design, players can flip tip and spin one MOKURU or more.
Small enough to fit in a pocket or a purse, MOKURU is the go anywhere toy for all ages, a new game for kids to play in the playground, and for big kids to play in the bar, at a desk, or to be played against others in competition. Players can refine their techniques until they become a MOKURU master. Fidget spinners are so over. MOKURU is the new black or, as the Japanese say, Genbu. Also available in green (Matcha), orange, (Kirin) white (Byakko), red (Suzaku), blue (Seiryu) and yellow (Inazuma)!
Designer Masakazu Node has worked hard to ‘create the perfect size, shape and materials’ for MOKURU. Now the fast flipping toy will be distributed in the UK and Ireland exclusively by Peterkin.

Already a big hit in many markets around the world, including Japan and Hong Kong, beginners can simply tip over the toy, let it flip and catch it with their fingers or flip it to draw a triangle or square. MOKURU masters can use five MOKURU at once with one hand. Claimed to help focus and concentration, imagination and alleviate stress, MOKURU fits into your pocket.
There are fakes out there so take care to make sure it’s a real MOKURU.

How did we like playing with it?

Firstly, it’s not as easy as it looks. Secondly, it’s totally addictive and there’ll be serious competition.

But, the great thing is that the children were so thrilled with it that they don’t give up and keep trying. On the back of the card that comes with the toy, there is a QR code that you can scan and access YouTube Videos on how to keep up with the latest moves.

Of course, for some strange reason, in our home the MOKURU toy was given a name – Jeff. Don’t ask me why as we don’t know anyone by that name. But it kind of suits it now and we love playing with Jeff.

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MOKURU is available in SMYTHS toy stores and Amazon as of today.

Here’s a video we made of how we got on with MOKURU –


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