Saturday, January 3, 2009

Top 10 Best Selling Toys for 2008 at YoYo Joe's - #6

As we look forward to 2009, I'll take a look back at the hectic two and a half months that made up 2008 at YoYo Joe's and review each of the top 10 best selling items at YoYo Joe's for 2008. Check back each day for the next of our top ten items

Today, I'll take a look at #6 - Gamma Brain Wing Yo-Yo

You know how the yo-yo business is, right? Up and down. Get it? Up and down? 

I know, ugh. 

Anyhoo, here's a shocker, two (count 'em), two of our best selling 10 items were yo-yo's. Three in the top 20! This here yo-yo, it's a Gamma Brain from Yomega. A Gamma what? Gamma Brain, silly! I have no idea what the Gamma means, but the Brain part of the title means this is a 'smart' yo-yo. A yo-yo that automatically returns to your hand. It's got a little clutch in it, which allows the yo-yo to 'sleep' or spin at the end of the string. Depending on how hard  you throw it, it will sleep for an amount of time, then come back to your hand without you having to do anything at all. Really! How? Don't question the magic! If you must know, it has a clutch in it that opens by the centrifugal force of the yo-yo spinning. Once the yo-yo slows down, the clutch grabs the axle and the yo-yo goes back up to your hand. 

How much would you pay for such a wonder?

But wait, there's more! The yo-yo has a switch on it. I think they call it a 'smart switch' (which seems kinda redundant thanks to the 'Brain' in the title), which allows you to turn off the auto-return clutch and forces you to bring it back the old fashioned way, with a jerk. 

Now how much would you pay for this yo-yo?

No, there's more! The Gamma Brain comes with a DVD of 150 tricks on it! The DVD alone a couple years ago sold for $20! Now it comes with the yo-yo. 

It's a wonderful package for a beginner yo-yoer. It's the one we recommend to most people getting started, as the number one problem we have noticed with beginning yo-yoers is the inability to get the yo-yo to return to their hand. And with the Gamma Brain, it returns quite well, thank you. 

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