It warms my cold, black heart to see Gentry and Ann goofing off in London, Hans breaking a Guinness World Record for Most Loops in One Minute, and Gentry doing an interpretive dance on hoverboard to someone singing Journey at the London Toy Fair. I mean…this is pretty much all of my favorite things, really. Yoyos, classic rock, fog, tea, bridges, and good humans. Awesome!
Looks like Hans Van Dan Elzen is going to be promoting hard at London Toy Fair this year…check out the press release below from their UK distributor. Sounds like fun! London Toy Fair isn’t open to the public, unfortunately, but we’ll post an update once we find out what record he’s going for and if he hit it or not.
Wilton Bradley is to host a world record attempt with professional YoYoer, Hans “YoHans” Van Dan Elzen at their stand at this year’s London Toy Fair, the firm has announced.
YoHans was a driving force behind the massive yo-yo craze twenty years ago with numerous TV appearances and live tours. In 2003, Hans launched YoYoFactory (distributed by Wilton Bradley), a yo-yo brand with a focus on creating unique patented technology that would make playing with a yo-yo a more enjoyable experience for beginners and world champions alike.
Hans will be attempting an official Guinness World Record Challenge at the Wilton Bradley stand (E89) at 11.00am on the first day of London Toy Fair 2018. He will also be joined on the stand by the YoYoFactory team including World & US National Champion Gentry Stein as well as superstar Ann Connelly, who will be on hand to demonstrate the range and challenge you to perform tricks and give out prizes.
Wilton Bradley’s YoYo range is selling well, boosted by the fidget spinner trend and a mention from TV and radio personality Chris Evans.
Come along and see if you can remember how to ‘walk the dog’ at Wilton Bradley’s stand: Stand E89, January 23rd at 11.00 a.m. and throughout London Toy Fair 2018.
The new website is live for the 2018 World YoYo Contest! The 2018 event will be held in Shanghai, China in August 2018. Final dates and venue details are coming soon.
Bookmark the site now and be sure to follow the contest on social media for updates on dates, venue, travel information, visa details, registration deadlines, and more.
(Please note, there will also be a Chinese-language site coming soon!)
WYYC2018 Official Web Site
WYYC2018 Official Instagram
WYYC2018 Official Facebook
WYYC2018 Official Twitter
The International YoYo Federation has extended the deadline for proposals to host the 2018 World YoYo Contest. The 2018 World YoYo Contest will be held in Asia.
There are several inquiries for running WYYC2018 in Asia, however, many of them are not fully ready for putting their proposals yet. Therefore IYYF extended the deadline to Feb. 1, 2016 from originally Dec. 1, 2015.
If you are interested in running WYYC2018 in your country, please send your proposal to firstname.lastname@example.org by Feb. 1, 2016.