Desktop Roller Coaster

Space Warp Desktop

Here’s a fun and playful desktop gadget that will help you kill a few minutes.

The Bandai Space Warp Desktop was originally was released in 1983 and sold one million units over four years. The goal is to build your own mini roller coaster using the base, shafts and rails included in the set. As you can see from the photo above, the small iron balls glows in green in the dark.

Here’s a video demonstration showing the toy in action:

The Space Warp Desktop measures 308 x 232 x 105 mm and requires three AA batteries. The toy is available for $53 at

You can also get it from for ¥3,780 (about $34 USD).

Space Warp Desktop

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Robert Birming

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Based in Stockholm, Sweden, Robert is a blogger and musician with an eye on innovative gadgets and design geekiness.

5 Responses to “Desktop Roller Coaster”

  1. Really useless but I could stay hours and hours in front of this thing !

  2. Same here Kobay, it looks like it could have the same effect as some of those addictive flash games you sometimes come across. 🙂

  3. Oh yeah, the last flash game I tried was bloxorz :

    I was hypnotized, I finished the 33 levels after 1 day of intensive gaming !

  4. Yes, that game it very cool and totally addictive. 🙂

    Here’s another one (you have been warned):

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