We’ve got your very first look at some new products from Duncan Toys….their late entry into the kendama game, and a pair of licensed Hello Kitty yoyos!
The Duncan Toys Komodo Kendama will retail for approximately $20, and is expected to be available this September. There are no specs available, but it appears to be just a typical, China-made kendama. We aren’t sure where the name came from, since Komodo dragons are native to islands around Indonesia and have nothing to do with Japanese culture (where modern kendama play originated) or even Chinese culture where these are being made. But hey…alliteration! The images shown are clearly digital mockups, so expect there to be some difference between these and the final production.
But really, the Hello Kitty yoyos kick this kendama’s butt all over the place! Two models will be available, the ProYo and the Butterfly XT. The ProYo version is expected to retail for around $6, and the Butterfly XT will be around $10. Both yoyos are expected to start shipping in December 2013 for a Spring 2014 release, so most likely not in time for Christmas. Click the thumbnails below to embiggen and get a better look at their pink, adorable glory!