Hey everyone. I’m probably an old geezer compared to a lot of you, so pardon if this post is long and boring.
I started to yoyo in the early 80’s when I picked up a now-unknown yoyo from SeaWorld in San Diego, CA. (It was pink, and heavily advertised on the box was, “Sleeps for over a minute!” To this day I wish I knew what it was.) During the boom in the late 90’s I ran 11 yoyo stores in the Southern California area. (“The Yo-Yo Store”. Creative, I know.)
Now the question is, I have a large personal collection from that era that I left at my parents’ house when I moved out over a decade ago. It’s not that it’s hard to get them, but it will be a day-long affair finding them. (Gotta love cramped, disorganized, messy attics.) I’m curious if you folks think any of them are relevant or worth the work searching for them. They include the following:
- Cold Fusion and Cold Fusion GT
- Every SB2 color made up to 1999
- All the Yomega/Duncan/Spintastic/Henry/BC/Came-Yo/Small Minds models/colors up to 1999
- That horrid Aerobie yoyo
- All the Team Losi standard/A-line/Silver/Black models/colors up to 1999
It may sound ridiculous to the younger/newer yoyoers or those who didn’t yoyo in the 90’s, but the Tigershark and Cherry Bomb were my go-tos. The rest I don’t remember liking and just kept for collection. Except the Henry Viper that I turned on a lathe and added brake pads to - I did that before it was popular!
I just picked up some YoYoFactory models after not yoyo-ing for over 15 years and man, things have changed! I remembered about the old collection and while it would be hard to find, if you folks think there’d be interest in seeing the oldies but goodies I will try.