(maybe?) announced that they will be releasing officially licensed Star Wars yoyos in 2013. Possibly.
UPDATE: We’ve gotten a copy of Yomega’s 2013 Wholesale Catalog and we can officially confirm that the image below IS from their catalog, but there’s no further information or images on the licensed yoyos.
This popped up on Twitter yesterday, shortly after Yomega posted a copy of their 2013 catalog on Facebook. By the time I went looking for the catalog, it had been removed…but one of Yomega’s Ambassador players grabbed this image and reposted it.
With Duncan doing so many demonstrations and promotions at Disney World in Orlando, it’s odd that the newly-acquired Star Wars license would end up with Yomega, but apparently all is fair in love, war, and yoyo licensing.
Could this be the push that Yomega needs to get back into being a major contender in the mass market yoyo industry? They’ve been making headway at Toys R Us but seem to have fallen short of reclaiming their previous industry dominance in the $10+ category at big box retailers, with Duncan scooping up the lion’s share of available peg space and even YoYoFactory beginning to make some headway.
We’ll post more details as we have them!