So, did anyone else find their way to yo-yos or back to yo-yos because of the game, Terraria?
I’ve been collecting random things (books, buttons, hands, sea shells, etc) all my life but I am new to collecting yo-yos. I found a new love for yo-yos after my teenage son convinced me to play the game Terraria on my computer.
In Terraria (if you’ve been hiding under a rock and haven’t heard yet), there are digital yo-yos that can be used as weapons (!!!) to fight the bad guys. It turns out that Redigit, the lead developer for Terraria, is a yoyo enthusiast and fan of One Drop Yo-Yos. So…several of the yo-yos in the game have real world counterparts produced by One Drop. The Rally, Code 1, Valor, Cascade, Format C, Chik, Code 2, Gradient, and Yelets are all part of the game. The end game weapon after fighting the biggest boss (aka the Moon Lord) is the Terrarian.
Late last year, One Drop released a real world version of the Terrarian (in case you missed it). My son and I tried to buy one but the Terrarians sold out worldwide within a few hours. My yo-yo craze started right there.
Instead of a Terrarian, my son gave me a lovely little black YF DV888 for Christmas. He promptly ordered his own DV888 and we spent Christmas break learning yo-yo tricks. As a 46 year old attorney and rather uncoordinated mother of two teens, it took me a really really long time to learn to bind. (The moral - keep trying even if your children are laughing at you… Laugh with them!)
At some point during the break, I accidentally searched vintage yo-yos on eBay and fell down the rabbit hole of yo-yo collecting. Eventually, I was even able to find a Terrarian in the Moon Lord colorway. My collection is small, eclectic and mostly geared toward making me smile. I am as happy with a new yo-yo as with a vintage one….and I’m happy to be a part of this group.
So, if you are here because of Terraria, please post. I’d love to know that I’m not the only one. Or, you can just post pretty pictures of your Terrarians or any of the other One Drop yo-yos that appear in Terraria…