You know I gotchu king
I did a DEEP DIVE on this… Here’s the three colorways I believe YYE received: Musket Edition, Minty Mint (Green), and Dewey Moss. I’m fairly certain there were more colorways in the run though, keep reading.
Source: Chief product page captured on December 29, 2011 via Wayback Machine. Explicitly states that the 4th run release on YYE happened on Thursday December 15th 2011 @ 10:00 PM EST. According to the description the fourth run was “extremely limited.”
Too bad Wayback Machine blows cheeks at preserving images, otherwise we’d have YYE’s nice images too! Oh well.
I ALSO did a Facebook deep dive around November/December 2011 and found what I believe to be the full 4th run colorways:
Aaand fast forward to “tomorrow”
Photographed individually & all named, thank goodness:
(IIRC the Dandelion Chief is 7075)
The day after these were posted, CLYW posted the announcement below as to where they’re going. Makes sense that they drop ~half a month later on the 15th of December. All adds up to me.
I believe that solves this mystery! FBI if you’re hiring, I can pretty much find anything lmfao
Also Major W for your efforts in helping preserve yoyo history btw, cause that ■■■■ is SPOTTY dude. Kinda scary how much modern yoyo history exists ONLY on sites like these, which are now few and far in between. We gotta keep it alive man.
Also, for anyone wondering the same:
The most famous and arguably the most important CLYW yoyo after The Peak. Influenced yoyo design tremendously (I literally cannot overstate that) and still holds up to this day, over a decade later, as a truly great playing yoyo. Was considered by CLYW themselves to be their “flagship” yoyo for years and years. Really excited to see how @KirbyRobot tells its’ story. It’s a super important yoyo to me personally and one of my ALL TIME all time favorites without question. What’s cool is that a yoyo called the Leaf is currently in the works, which is a slightly modified/successor to the Chief. Super excited to get my hands on one of those things.
Anyways… all this Chief talk makes me want to go throw mine… so Imma go do that now lol