Origin of "Unknown" yo-yo branding?

I see this pop up on black yo-yos from time to time, the “Unknown” logo branding.

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What is the origin and provenance of this “Unknown” logo? What does it mean? Where did it come from?

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No one really knows.
:man_shrugging:

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I did find this

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Yeah, It’s Bryan Figueroa’s brand.

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Bryan is ‘Unknown’. He is one of the nicest guys in yoyo land and beyond the Unknown.

Best yoyo holder I have ever used.

EDC for me.

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I second the awesomeness and quality of the yoyo holder. Also, their soft yoyo bag just oozes in quality built design and materials.

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Oooo you have the all brown one :ok_hand:. I can agree on everything you said. Also what’s the spec sheet on that OD?image

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What’s the 2nd throw pictured? Looks outstanding!

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So… wait… all these different brands (just in those pics from the first post we have SF, TopYo, Core, Japan Tech) cleared that usage with Bryan? I know I’ve seen it on yoyofreaks as well, and probably a half dozen other brands.

I mean, I’ve met Bryan too and I have his signed 2017 YYE card, but it seems odd that everyone gets to use “his” branding on black yo-yos?

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Those are more like collaborations between his brands and the brands interested in that kind of thing. Bryan is kind of a legend so many people get excited to work with him.

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Can anyone name them all from history?
That would be awesome!!

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Was thinking the same thing

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Love ZIP ZOP, buuuuuuuuut… Yogi Poops is better :wink:

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Ill be sure to let you know if I find any on the BSTs.

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You don’t have too, thanks though. All my money is in other yo-yos :man_shrugging:

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Code… if I told you what it meant; it would no longer be unknown😉

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Isnt that that unreleased “square” onedrop? How on Earth did you get your hands on that?

Uh… I found it at the Alamo. In the basement. Right next to Pee Wees’ bicycle. :wink:

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Where did it come from?
its unknown bro

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I stumbled upon this cool little yoyo while looking for something else🙀.

Back when JD was releasing one off batches of his designs; he did this small yoyo. And he had 1 made up different than the rest. His intention was to keep it himself.
I got in on the tail end of the drop and the various splashes and such were history.
Knowing I kinda lean towards smaller yo-yos; he sent me this particular one for Unknown reasons.
We’ve been good friends for a few decades. But I’ve always felt like he should have kept it for his personal collection.
It is amazingly fun to throw.

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