TMBR is Revolutionizing Fixed Axle Play!


TMBR Toys just released two amazing new fixed axle yo-yos with a really creative twist that every wooden yo-yo enthusiast will love!

The Moxon:

The Moxon is the latest TMBR yo-yo to use their exciting new Reversible Axle System. With this cool wooden axle system you can reverse the halves of the yo-yo to change between a modern or classic shape! This opens up a whole new world of tricks that you can do with one yo-yo.

TMBR made the halves a little smaller and a little lighter than their average design specifically to take advantage of the new axle system. The Moxon yo-yo plays just as good doing fixed axle string tricks as it does doing classic looping style tricks!

And check out that packaging! Each Moxon is packaged in the board it was cut from to give this yo-yo a really stunning presentation. It is almost as fun fo put together as it is to play with!

The Sullivan:

The Sullivan features a revolutionary new axle system that every wooden yo-yo fan will love! This is their first take apart wooden yo-yo that is 100% wood – No metal axles, screw, or bolts – Just two wooden halves and a 3 piece wooden axle system ome together to give you the most authentic wooden yo-yo feel available! And the best part about this new axle system is that it allows the yo-yo halves to be reversible! You can swap the halves of the yo-yo to change between a modern or classic shape which opens up a whole new world of trick possibilities!

TMBR created the Sullivan with a nice organic shape and a good weight that makes it an excellent player for both modern and classic fixed axle play!

(rizkiyoist) #2

That is absolutely beautiful…


Gonna learn 3A and 2A on these beauties… Maybe?


Learning 3A with a fixed axle would be incredibly difficult


Fixed axle 3A bro!


Now… which part of this is revolutionary? Just the part that is going to significantly wear each time you change it? I’ve never even had a normal TMBR that didn’t break.

Hey, guys- they did this idea right in 1978.


If you can’t see the difference in design/purpose then no words will help you understand. Its great that you love No Jives. Please stop bashing TMBR. It only makes you look like a troll. If you are breaking them, you are doing it wrong.

(ed) #8

i feel like my own appreciation for no jives has been pretty well documented. they are great yo-yo’s and you’re right - they were THE FIRST take-apart yo-yo and multi-assembly yo-yo and those innovations are unassailable.

you really couldn’t buy a better-made fixed axle yo-yo than the no jive for about 35 years. since TMBR went to take-apart construction with replaceable axles (using different materials), that’s up for debate. i don’t know which models you’ve had bad luck with. i’ve burned through some axles (and some no jive ones too), but otherwise i find them pretty sturdy.

what’s revolutionary is not the 3-way assembly. it’s the all-wood take-apart construction. that doesn’t appeal to everybody. however, the level of PLAY and CRAFTSMANSHIP are also revolutionary. colin is a legitimate craftsman, meaning he is in it for the art. he’s one dude, hand-making wooden yo-yo’s in his shop the way tom kuhn used to do, and from a user perspective, his stuff is playing better and more consistent than no jives have in recent history. and that’s coming from someone with a no jive as his avatar, 75 of em in his case, and one tattooed on his arm.

i love tk and no jives more than most, but i really think that 15-20 years down the road, fixed axle yo-yo enthusiasts will look at the stuff colin’s done over the past few years and see them the way we see tom’s original no jive models today - classic, seminal, and significant.


I believe I would have to take Ed’s word on this. These words are coming from someone who can do most all tricks with a log tied to a string. :o ;D :o

(major_seventh) #10

The tattoo on the arm sold me.


It is what it is, I’ve spent upwards of $80 on wooden yoyos made by Colin that I bought from both YYE and direct. Baldwins with crooooooked gaps, Irvings showed up at my door with the axle poking all the way through half of the yoyo…
Good customer service, but the free yoyos Colin sent me did the same things.
Ive yet to experience the ‘art’ here. But if y’all like it, have fun. I just have not, and likely will not pick up anything from him I would even begin to call ‘solid’.
Certainly nothing I would put in my pocket without having thoughts of what it’ll look like when I take it out.


Sorry to hear you’ve had bad luck with some of the TMBR throws in the past; wooden yo-yos are definitely more fragile than metal and can sometimes get damaged in shipping (we all know how careless the postal service can be with packages) but we will definitely replace any products that arrived damaged if they were purchased from us.

And as far as wooden yo-yos go, the TMBR yo-yos certainly don’t break any easier than any of the other wooden yo-yos we sell. I’ve thrown all of the TMBR products we have carried, I even own a couple, and I have never had an issue with them - They play great, they are plenty sturdy, and I like the look of them.

We all have our own opinions on yo-yos and we will all like different things so like you said, it is what it is.


I just wanted to chime in real quick too - do you still have any of the broken ones? We wouldn’t mind getting them back to check them out and talk to Colin. We honestly have very few problems with any of TMBR’s yo-yos that we sell! And the new construction with the four pieces should very likely alleviate most of the problem/concerns you would have about them. We wouldn’t sell it if we didn’t believe in it!


I’ll have to check my drawer of random stripped/broken halves aand parts, but I think if I do still have any of them it would be a non-take apart Irving that came to me and wouldnt stay together. (Axle poking out one side when I received it, after playing it a while(hour? Two?) the half that had the axle poking through started sliding off.)
Probably just threw it in the drawer meaning to glue it back together at one point, being such an easy fix, but must’ve lost interest.

Everything else either got tossed or given away in trades, because it wasn’t such an easy fix.
This was well over a year ago, by the way.


I’m not a huge fixed axle player (although I do like to unwind with one here and there), but I can’t help but admire the handywork that has gone into these, this is some serious craftsmanship right there.

I like the idea of people still hand-making wooden yoyos. Its nice that we haven’t forgotten our roots in the midst of all the bearings and metal. :slight_smile: