Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Top 10 Best Selling Toys for 2008 at YoYo Joe's - #3

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 #3 - Profly Yo-Yo

This is the other of the two yo-yos in our top ten toys of '08. (Now that we're nearing the end of the decade, what will this decade be known as? We had the 70's, the 80's, the 90's - will it be the 00's? Doesn't roll off the tongue, does it? How about the 'ohs?' The 'aughts?' How about my favorite, Grampa Simpson's 'dicketies,' as in 'back in dickety eight, we sold us some yo-yos?')

It's a Duncan Profly. People come in all the time and say, 'Do you sell the Duncan Butterfly' or the 'Duncan Imperial?' Nope, we sure don't. Why, you ask? They are classics. Yep, they sure are. They've been around for something like 40 years now without changing at all. That's the key right there, they haven't changed at all. We sell the Profly instead. The Profly has a take-apart design, whereas if the Butterfly or Imperial come apart, they're broken. The take-apart design makes it oh so much easier to clear out the inevitable string knots or tangles that occur all the time in yo-yoing. Plus, it's our opinion that it's much more difficult to yo-yo on a Butterfly or Imperial than it is on a Profly. The Profly has a real wooden axle. The Butterfly and Imperial have a metal rod as an axle. Sure, it costs a bit more, but it's a much, much better yo-yo. And it comes with a CD you can put in your computer to learn some tricks. It's the only yo-yo we sell that doesn't have a ball-bearing axle and it was our best selling yo-yo of dickety eight. 

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