I see awesome looking throws like the CLYW Sasquatch and Gnarwhal, the SPYY Ronin and MadHouse Compulsion… And I wonder:
Has there ever been a manufacturer that has done a submission drive/contest that asks for artwork from throwers, and the winning piece gets put onto a limited edition yoyo?
The company sets the rules and parameters, people submit up to a certain date, and either there’s a vote on a forum/Facebook/combination of the two, and the winner has his art tossed onto a throw. Winner gets one to keep, and a small run goes up for sale shortly after.
Heck, this could even be a great charity opportunity: 50 made, 1 to designer, 49 for general release with a percentage of proceeds going to a charity of the winner’s choosing.
Is this idea too gimmicky? Has it happened before? What do you think of it?