Heres My Attempt At Designing a 20$ Plastic Yoyo


#1

So heres something Ive been quietly working on for a while.

This is my first NON-Luftverk product in a long time. Plastics specialists Magicyoyo China contacted me like 6 months ago asking if I would help design and brand a plastic yoyo for them.

Of course I said yes. I knew Id never sell that many titanium yoyos which has always been sad to me - I would be designing a product for such a small audience. So here’s my chance to design something that nearly everyone can afford - 20USD.

Fingerspin style play has pretty much taken over everywhere. I wanted a hub that could outperform any yoyo at fingerspin style tricks. Its the reason why the hub of each yoyo is machined after injection molding making it super slick and seamless. There is a dual stage hub - one that is super easy to hit and the second smaller one to lock your finger in place. The ones who have tried it already know what I’m talking about.

And of course - simple minimalistic logos only. Packaging had to be as beautiful as my other stuff. The foam has an exact string cutout. And we even found suppliers for black elastic bands because they looked more aesthetically pleasing than brown ones. I wanted something that looked and felt ultra premium in the hand - without the premium price.

The best part of this project was learning so much - from helping them design the mold CAD to standing in front of the injection molding machine watching the first one come out - so hot you can barely hold it in your palm. Its surreal watching something you designed become reality right in front of your eyes.

MSRP: $20USD
Name: SKYVA by MagicYoyo
Material: Polycarbonate Plastic
Diameter: 58mm
Width: 45mm
Weight: 66.5
Bearing: CenterTrac
Response: LuftPAD
Features: Machined Fingerspin Cup; No Injection moulding Marks
First run: 3000 Units in 3 Colors

So if you’ve read this far - hope you can pick one up at Yoyoexpert soon!!!

Help spread the word! Tell everyone you know!

Thanks :slight_smile:

‪#Skyvaworldwide‬


#2

You do such a good job haha, bravo man. -yblocyo


#3

They will be available on here?!?!


#4

Those are good looking yoyos. I like to think I always have room for one more plastic in the case.


#5

They look great! When will they release?


#6

Looks really good!


#7

Yes, yes. It does look really nice, I like your designs and the company name is even more appealing. It sounds like a French salad dressing or something you would use on your food in a fancy restaurant.

The fact that its $20 and looks like that, you’ll get my order.


#8

Do they have weight rings? Are are they completly made of plastic?


#9

No weight rings! Its 20USD!! :stuck_out_tongue:

Thanks everyone. Yes they will be here at Yoyoexpert! sent them their order this week!

Jeff


#10

Beautiful! And thanks for sharing your story. That was a very interesting read! I will be ordering one when they drop :smiley:


#11

Those look really cool!!!
Great job!!!


#12

That looks great! And I’ve been looking for a new plastic, too. :smiley:


(rizkiyoist) #13

Tis is too nice for $20.
I mean, look at the string, it even has its own custom shaped foam.
I’m really looking forward to this.


#14

Definitely trying to get one :slight_smile:


#15

Looks great, can’t wait to try one!


(The Yo mast3r) #16

Man, what an awesome design!


#17

The biggest surprise of thelm all: “Manufactured by: MAGIC YOYO” … I did chuckle BUT it still looks phenomenal.


#18

Not only does the design look great, you also picked out some great colors, they fit your branding well. That mint color is awesome, and I’ll be tempted to pick up all 3 colors.


#19

Let us know when they are available,I wants!!!


#20