About a year and a half ago, there were rumblings that Duncan was looking to enter the high end metal market. Duncan, an industry staple for 80 years now, has primarily been known as of late for their extremely customizable plastic line, and the uber-premium Duncan MG. When prototypes first started leaking out, the feedback was mixed. At the beginning of the Duncan Toys-R-Us tour last June, the Duncan team had a few more prototypes that really started to generate news. Duncan was listening to player feedback, and delivering. Coinciding with the World Yo-Yo Contest, and Duncan’s 80th Anniversary, Duncan announced the Screaming Eagles line. The line features Duncan’s new metal line intended to compete with a very crowded market. I was pretty excited by this. I have been waiting for Duncan to compete at the high end market for a while. When I started talking to Brandon Jackson about the line, we came up with the YoYoSkills Duncan Imperial Contest. Brandon did me a real solid and hooked me up a prize package for the contest consisting of almost the entire Duncan line, and two Screaming Eagles. He asked me to review the two new metals before the were awarded, so the Mayhem is the first in line. YoYoSkills.com presents, the first of hopefully many Screaming Eagle reviews; The Duncan Mayhem.
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