Fidget Spinners are this year's toy craze. But when did it actually start - and what is the current state of the hype? To find out, Five Thirty Eight explored the trend in popularity of the term "Fidget Spinner" in the US - and so did we at Statista. The result is good news for parents and teachers fed up with kids' ubiquitous spinning of the metallic wheel: According to the data you get on Google Trends, web search interest for the popular toy in the United States peaked in early May and has since lost popularity in recent weeks.
From January onwards, rising search requests on Google reflect the popularity of the spinning toy in the U.S. Onwards, the toy craze gained momentum, particularly during March with a continuously rising number of searches until May. Now, in June, request figures are flattening out.