I read a press release from the NY toy fair that Razor is seeing a massive up-trend in yo-yos and they are jumping on the band wagon. I guess they are going to produce cheap aluminum throws and mass produce them.
I think this is both a good and a bad thing. First good ‘cause a huge international toy company like Razor pumping out yos will definitely put a spotlight back on our favorite lil’ spinning hobby. Lets face it- I love my Duncan but its so old school and you can only find the low end stuff in places like your local grocery stores. Next to the kidney beans is not a “mommy I want it” place for a toy. So woot major exposure for the yo.
Bad cause I’m afraid that because they are going to be cheaply mass produced (they say metal throws at under $20) that we’ll just see disillusioning of the masses because they are low quality and can’t do what the “youtubing” kids want to do.
So I guess we’ll just see. I’m hoping that this get some of our more reliable throws out in our local toy r us’s. What do you think? Be nice to see a YYF or dare I dream YoJam next to barbie or GI joe?