Origin of "Unknown" yo-yo branding?


#1

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?


#2

No one really knows.
:man_shrugging:


#3

I did find this


(r/Throwers Mod.) #4

Yeah, It’s Bryan Figueroa’s brand.


#5

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.


(InvaderDust) #6

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


(Victorian YoYos) #7

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?


#8

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


#9

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?


(r/Throwers Mod.) #10

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.


#11

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


(Victorian YoYos) #12

Was thinking the same thing


(Victorian YoYos) #13

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


(InvaderDust) #14

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


(Victorian YoYos) #15

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


#16

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


(Pantheon Throws) #17

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


#18

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


#19

Where did it come from?
its unknown bro


#20

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.