The old Duncan Yo-Yo Company went bankrupt in the mid 60's. In 1974 it changed shape from the tournament shape to the Slimline shape. Formerly known as the Playmaxx ProFire, it was designed to excel at looping. I think it dates back to the 30's. These are fixed string wooden yo-yos. Each half comes apart with a screwdriver for weight adjustment or end-cap replacement. Cheerio Big Chief Beginner Yo-Yo The yo-yos made by the Cheerio company are favorites with collectors.
Most of the yo-yos shown in Part One were manufactured here. It also features Freehand Zero removable plastic caps that adds quite a bit of weight and changes the style of play drastically. It's very difficult to find one with a perfect logo like the one pictured. Duncan Super Yo-Yo Tournament Tops The Duncan Super is one of the more common models from the 50's. On the back, are three clear rhinestones. Duncan has renewed its focus on high quality, high performance during the past decade or so. It is a one piece wooden yo-yo with a two-tone paint job and an impressed golden logo.
Click here to return to the for Part Two. Others were simple one color models with an ink stamped logo. Tal Mordoch rolled into the European Yo-Yo scene like a thunderstorm! They come in all colors. It is a typical tin whistler, but on the large side. It is a three piece wooden yo-yo from Hummingbird Toys. Select the if you'd like to return to the main page. Duncan has always been the major company when it comes to yo-yos.
There is also a standard version that I'm trying to find. Because of it's lower price, this short-lived line often sold better than more expensive Duncan models during promotions. Geared for optimal performance with every throw, the new Tal Mordoch signature Orbital is a yo-yo worthy of a champion! Starburst The Imperial is one of 's two most iconic and best-selling yo-yos, alongside the. I want more tin whistlers. The yo-yo was made especially for the Seattle World's Fair in 1962.
The one shown here is one of my favorite color combinations. And several antique dealers have told me that yo-yos aren't old enough to be considered as antiques. Shown here is the Cheerio Big Chief Beginner Yo-Yo. The ball bearing axle allows the yoyo to sleep for a much, much longer time, which allows you to complete more complex and difficult yoyo tricks. Musical Ka-Yo Here's another tin whistling yo-yo, but not from Duncan. These were made around 1962 and were very beautiful yo-yos. And I love white yo-yos with colored stripes.
These came in a variety of colors, but all of the combinations I've seen were very striking. But actually it's even better than a yo-yo. Well, what about this one. Let's help Dave reach that Ultimate State of Yo!!! Click on this link to view the complete of all of the yo-yos on display. The removable endcaps and removable friction stickers are other features that may be configured.
It has a C sized ball bearing and 13. It was first released in 1954, and has been a true classic since its introduction back then, and it is still in production to this day. It's also much thicker than the average yo-yo. Prior to introducing its famous plastic models, Duncan moved to Luck, Wisconsin in 1946, producing 3,600 wooden yo-yos per hour. Even though it is kids' stuff compared to more modern looping models such as the , the and even Duncan's own , it had seen plenty of use back in the day by even the professionals, especially the legendary demonstrator Barney Akers. Although equipped with friction stickers the yo yo will not respond if removed.
It is a one piece wooden model, with a natural wood finish, probably varnished, and a gold foil impressed logo of Donald Duncan Jr's signature. In fact, probably half my collection was made inside this building. Usually, the only difference is the Chico name. And for each of the companies I did mention, there are many, many other models that were produced. Get a high quality showstar videos - different poses and outfits on videos! I've heard these were briefly sold in stores and also were sometimes used as prizes at Royal Yo-Yo Contests. Consider the , the , the , the or the in the advanced category.