Introducing fidget poppers, the new toy craze sweeping the UK

Meet the new toy craze sweeping the UK. (Getty)
Meet the new toy craze sweeping the UK. (Getty Images)

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Every so many years a new toy craze sweeps the UK, from alien babies and Pokemon cards, to Lego, Hatchimals and L.O.L Surprise Dolls.

In case you missed it there's a new trend that has recently grabbed our attention, as the British public have gone mad for them.

Yep, you guessed it: the fidget popper, or 'pop-it' to those who are down with the kids.

The Guardian recently revealed that retailers have shifted 5 million since stores reopened in April, confirming the toy as the biggest craze since fidget spinners swept through the playground in 2017.

And the trend will be sticking around well into Christmas, making it the perfect stocking filler or festive gift for the teens and tweens in your family, as well as the younger clan members.

So, what is a fidget popper?

It's a sensory tool designed to be fiddled and fidgeted with. If ever you have enjoyed popping the bubble wrap right out of the box or package, then you'll love this bubble fidget.

Simply press the multi-coloured bubbles down and they make a slight popping noise, flip it over and start again.

The fidget toys are the latest craze. (Getty Images)
The fidget toys are the latest craze. (Getty Images)

The trend has been amplified by social media sites such as TikTok, where clips of pop-its have attracted billions (yes, billions) of views.

And the popper is more than just a fun game (played by one or two people), its mental health benefits have also been touted.

Effective at helping relieve stress or anxiety - much in the same way we might use a stress ball - we wouldn't be surprised if some of your adult friends already have these in pride of place on their desks at home.

Want in on the action? Here are five options to get you started.

Shop a fidget popper

RENOS Push Bubble Fidget Toy | £2.99

XXL 225 Bubble Jumbo Pop Fidget Toy | £13.49

2-Pack Pop Up Bubble Fidget Toy | £5.99

JB London PPCS1 2-Pack Pop | £5.99

YP Gadgets 6pc Pop Magic Cube Fidget Toy | £14.99

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