Our friend Takahiko Hasegawa is at the Hong Kong Toy Fair, and he posted these pics to his Instagram account of the new YoYoFactory packaging. He also posted a pic of a new metal yoyo that we apparently weren’t supposed to see yet, since he deleted the pictures shortly afterwards. I didn’t grab the pics immediately when I saw them, and now I don’t remember the name of the yoyo. A text message to Seth Peterson at YoYoFactory yielded this: “Wait until Toy Fair. Maybe.”
So, rumor has it YoYoFactory has a new metal yoyo coming out that is currently on display in Hong Kong and might be on display in New York in February. More info when we get it! In the meantime, dig the new YoYoFactory packaging…hats off to John Huber for another fantastic job!
UPDATE: The yoyo is called the Ricochet, and František Bína pointed out on our Facebook page that YoYoFactory posted a pic of it on their Instagram. It’s been mentioned that it’s titanium, but no one from YoYoFactory will confirm. Pic below!