Guest post by André Boulay and sponsored by YoYoExpert.
Every now and then a yo-yo comes along so unique and so special that it just makes you go ‘WOW’. Unscrew the capsule to reveal the new titanium SPACESHIP and you will understand why everyone is excited. Every element of design has so been carefully thought through including the artwork, the logo, the packaging, the extras. Not to mention the actual yo-yo design. This is a masterpiece.
As the story goes:
In the year 2088, our solar system will be under siege by the Nactaria: the most advanced alien species in the known and unknown universe. The Nactaria will have begun to devour the planets of our Sun the moment they reach the Kuiper belt. The only hope for Earth’s survival lies with the Eljasek alien species. Although out-smarted by the Nactaria on several occasions, they have finally discovered their Achilles heel weakness – TITANIUM! This rare precious alloy is fatal to the Nactaria upon contact which causes an instant spontaneous adverse reaction.
The SPACESHIP was developed after an extensive research collaboration with the Eljasek and a gift to humanity. With 40 Titanium SPACESHIP yoyo’s deployed to earth, you can help protect our planet and improve your own game in doing so. The Nactaria have an acute sensitivity to old school yo-yo shapes. This prompted the Eljasek to design the SPACESHIP with classic influences of the yo-yo boom in the 2000s, pulling inspiration from the RecRev Bad Rep and Yoyofactory 401k.
The SPACESHIP is made of premium Grade 5 titanium (Ti6-Al-4V), the only known titanium alloy that is able to trigger an anaphylactic reaction in the Nactaria upon contact. What does that mean to you? Absolutely nothing unless you happen to be in the wrong place at the wrong time during the Nactaria invasion. And if you are, you’ll be glad the SPACESHIP is your throw of the day. So will the good samaritans around you. The durometer of hardness and thermal resistance of the alloy ensures that zero damage occurs after contact with the Nactaria, so humans like yourself concerned with sustainability will be able to reuse the SPACESHIP infinitely. In laypersons terms and those who don’t want to think so hard, it’s that durable!
Holding the delrin capsule just immediately feels magical. It’s smooth and slick and as you unscrew the top the excitement builds and doesn’t disappoint. Inside you will find a circular badge showing the number (1 of 40), a USB Flash Drive containing an actual SPACESHIP ‘alien font’ they designed just for the yo-yo, a small container holding nylon string and response, and then of course the yo-yo wrapped tightly in a nice cloth.
The art on the capsule was done by the amazing Jason Week. Someone who appreciates a good yo-yo just like the rest of us.
Each side of the SPACESHIP is engraved with really neat planetary style art and the SPACESHIP logo font for a package is truly out of this world.