I think this is more of a case of pre-stalgia as technically these don't even exist yet.
If you didn't have at least one of these toys as a kid, your childhood didn't count. Don't worry, here's your chance to make it up to yourself. And yes, they totally work.
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Your kids will have no idea what that metal thing on your table is.
Even though they were even before my time, I harbor deep longings for a vintage silver tree with a rotating colored light. Swoon.