Of course there are many, many varieties of tops. A lot of them were made of wood:
Of course for the younger kids and those who have not perfected the tops shown above, there was always this style of top:
If I remember correctly, that red handle on top was attached to a twisted rod that when the rod was pushed up and down it would cause the body of the top to spin. Some of these tops would also whistle or make some sort of other noise. I don't know about today's kids, but when I was young, tops could entertain me for hours and hours, especially the one shown at the top of this posting. Now, just because these tops spin, try not to get dizzy because I am Dizzy enough for all of us. Have a great day, you hear?