I think more debatable than quality, is the gross difference in “Carbon Emissions” emitted when it comes to extra packaging, shipping, and labor costs associated with overseas manufacturing.
Please Note: “Let it be known, Im making a gross assumption that the original 888 DNA was spawned and manufactured in Arizona, so I thought. And also, after manufacturing several other model YYF yoyos, they are shipped back to Chandler Arizona for final inspection, engraving, and re-distribution.” Also, Yohans never did included the Ti888 in the aforementioned list of being made in the USA.
Having said that, it would be interesting to see a global geo-map of each Forever888’s final distribution path. After leaving the engraving and distribution center located in Chandler AZ, as opposed to drop shipping them straight from the Chinese factory. Maybe Hans and Ben can periodically take turns living and working in their Chinese engrave and distribution center strategically located right next to the “Real” yoyo factory. That would be more evironmentally sustainable, more socially responsible as corporate citizens.
Anyway, some “Heirloom” yoyo this Forever888 turned out to be a pure travesty.
Made in China will be its Forever American Legacy!
Had I bought one, I’d feel as though I got PUNKed! Like WTF is this!!!
Question, what is Polished Finished Gold…Fools Gold?
Or is it genuinely gold plated, (I doubt it) if so what karat?
1 ding and its astetically wrecked for me! Not at all tough…another travesty to Titanium’s Legacy.
Hopefully YoHans forgot to put the Ti888 on the list…that would be less Sucky.
Embrace the suck!