Fedor Karpenko dropped a great love letter to CLYW, using the Summit, Arctic Circle, Puffin, and Canvas. Great work!
Archives for July 10, 2013
#yoyodrop – YoYoFactory, Monkeyfinger, and YoYoRecreation
Lots of #yoyodrops happening soon with so many huge contests coming up…here are a few that caught our eye.
YoYoRecreation has beautiful new colors of their offstring yoyo, the Aeronaut, coming out at the Asia Pacific Challenge.
Monkeyfinger has announced a new signature model for Mike Montgomery, the Forte. No price or specs yet.
YoYoFactory has new colorways of the ONEstar, Loop 1080, and new super limited splash versions of the H.O.T., Proton, and Genesis+. Each of these splash colorways are limited to less than 50 pieces each, and will hit stores soon.
Finnish National YoYo Contest – Results
We’ve got results from the 2013 Finnish National YoYo Contest, courtesy of Stephen Langley. They only ran two divisions this year…results are below!
1st – Viljami Erkkilä
2nd – Saska Särkilahti
3rd – Marko Akkanen
4th – Veli-Pekko
5th – Samuli Männistö
1st – Saska Särkilahti
2nd – Viljami Erkkilä
3rd – Marko Akkanen
YoYoJoe’s Toys & Fun Closing In August
We’re really bummed to announce that YoYoJoe’s Toys & Fun, one of the few brick-and-mortar retailers in the country that really specializes in and supports the yoyo scene, is closing in August. All inventory and fixtures are for sale right now at 20% off, with additional discounts to come as they draw nearer to their closing date.
The Mitchell family has been running a toy store in Delaware since the original Mitchell’s opened in 1953, where Joe’s grandfather hosted demonstrations by original Duncan yoyo men in the heyday of the first nationwide yoyo craze.
Joe also runs YoYoRadio and the Mid-Atlantic Regionals, which we hope will continue.
Article excerpt below. A huge thanks to Joe and the entire Mitchell family for their long-running love and support of the yoyo industry, and the best of luck to Joe and his family as they move on to their next endeavour!
The well-respected Mitchell family is closing the doors on its latest independent toy haven – YoYo Joe’s – after years of fulfilling children’s wish lists with that certain something the big-box stores simply didn’t have.
Yet it was more than that one thing that brought the Concord Pike store’s loyal patrons back for more.
There is something undeniably charming about a family-owned toyshop, much like an independent bookstore. Employees know your name and owners are on deck, making sure visits are memorable and customers are more than satisfied.
Joe Mitchell Jr., his wife, Emily, and son Ethan continued the family legacy of toy-selling in Delaware by opening the shop at 3654 Concord Pike in Talleyville in 2008. It was just weeks after the closing of Mitchell’s Trains, Toys & Hobbies in the Fairfax Shopping Center, which had served Delawareans since 1953 and over the years transitioned from a department store to specialty inventory.
It also was more than one thing that drove the decision to close YoYo Joe’s come the end of August, when the property lease expires.
PreGame2 ft. Tyler Severance & Harold Owens III
Harold Owens III and Tyler Severance have given up another taste of what we can expect from them at the 2013 World YoYo Contest next month. As always, looks like the 1A and 5A divisions are going to have the fiercest competition.