Tom Kuhn Limited Editions List

I’ve been working on a list of limited edition Tom Kuhn Yo-Yos including the year released and how many were made. I thought I’d share my list to see if anyone has any missing details.

SF Era No Jive Limited Runs

  • Datachecker (1983) - 100
  • Abercrombie & Fitch:
    • © version (1984) - ?
    • Small ® - ?
    • Big ® - ?
  • 1984 Olympic (1984):
    • Butterfly w/ Gold hex - 10
    • Imperial w/ Gold hex - 14 or 24?
    • Imperial w/ Raw hex - 6
  • Krueger & Sons (1984): 100
  • Aspen (1984) - ?

BC Era No Jive Limited Runs
2001

  • Celtic Ring Imperial (2001) - 100
  • Celtic Ring Butterfly (2001) - 100
  • Celtic Star Imperial (2001) - 100
  • Celtic Star Butterfly (2001) - 100
  • Area 51 Mandala (2001) - ?
    2002
  • Quatle Mandala Imperial (2002) - 100
  • Quatle Mandala Butterfly (2002) - 100
    2003
  • Devil Girl YoyoGuy No Jive (2003) - 50
  • Two Girls YoyoGuy White No Jive (2003) - 50
  • Two Girls YoyoGuy Black No Jive (2003) - 50
    2013
  • Orange Inverse Mandala Butterfly (2013) - 20
  • Play Simply Butterfly (2013) - 50
  • Nordik Mandala Butterfly (2013) - 12
  • Nordik Mandala Imperial (2013) - 15
  • Bifrost Mandala Imperial (2013) - 15
  • Batik Mandala Light Imperial (2013) - 15
  • Batik Mandala Light Butterfly (2013) - 15
  • Batik Mandala Dark Imperial (2013) - 50
  • Batik Mandala Dark Butterfly (2013) - 50
  • No Jive Optic Star Imperial (2103) - ?
  • No Jive Optic Star Butterfly (2103) - ?
  • Purgatory 1 Light Imperial (2013) - 50
  • Purgatory 1 Light Butterfly (2013) - 50
  • Purgatory 1 Dark Imperial (2013) - 50
  • Purgatory 1 Dark Butterfly (2013) - 50
  • Purgatory 2 Light Imperial (2013) - 40
  • Purgatory 2 Light Butterfly (2013) - 40
  • Purgatory 2 Dark Imperial (2013) - 40
  • Purgatory 2 Dark Butterfly (2013) - 40
    2014
  • Bayfield Mandala No Ring Butterfly (2014) - 12
  • Bayfield Mandala Butterfly (2014) - 50
  • Bayfield Mandala Imperial (2014) - 50
  • Bayfield Mandala No Ring Imperial (2014) - 12
  • Play Simply Butterfly (2014) - 100
  • Mandala 6.0 Butterfly (2014) - ?
  • Mandala 6.1 Butterfly (2014) - ?

Recreational Device Models

  • WYYC RD-1 (2003) - 30
  • Yoyoguy RD-1 (2003) - 50
  • Area 51 RD-1 (2003) - ?

Woody Models

  • Batik Woody Butterfly (2013) - 70
  • Nordik 1 Woody (2013) - 50
  • Nordik 2 Woody (2013) - 16
  • Bifrost 1 Woody (2013) - 48
  • Bifrost 2 Woody (2013) - 38
  • Pine River Valley Dark (2013) - 53
  • Pine River Valley Light (2013) - 51
  • Yo-Yo Museum Woody (2013) - 49

Aluminum Models*

  • WYYC SB2 (2006) - ?
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What about the smothers brothers no jive?

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I think that’s pretty thorough. These are just outside collabs? It can get a bit murky I guess. You might include the 2014(?) reverse-engraved Flying Camel ordered/sold - I think - by YoTricks. There’s also the National YoYo Museum edition from 2003 and the anniversary edition for Tom’s dental practice (if you count that). Tom also released special editions for TK anniversaries (painted series, special engraved editions, etc). And then stuff like the rainbow and laminates were exclusive releases by Dave’s Skill Toys (and Dave’s initial idea). I feel like if you’re counting the Celtics, etc they count as well.

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Thanks for helping fill in the gaps @edhaponik. I’ll get them added to the list. Do you have any details on the numbers produced for any of these limited editions?

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I do not. Apologies. I thought it was really cool you found out so much of that.

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The Smother Brothers No Jive was regularly produced from the late 80s through the mid-90s. This list is focused on the limited editions. I do need to add the Smothers Fine Wines to the list though.

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I don’t see the BigYo commemorative No-Jive in the list (BC Era) or the Magda 95-er Woody or any of the 25 year or 30 year editions. There are some others I can’t think of right now and what about advertising yo-yos as well - Neiman Marcus for example (arguably a limited edition). Some of these should be pictured in my photos in the TK thread. I don’t have production counts, however.

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