Mark Hayward, Seth Peterson and Brandon Jackson from Duncan Yo-Yo visited YoYo Joe's Toys & Fun last week as part of their 80th Anniversary Tour around the country. The Brandywine Community News covered the visit. See their article and pics here
Tuesday, November 24, 2009
We're the only store in the universe to carry our custom color combination of the Tyler Severance signature edition SEVERE. It's sold well (we're almost out) and has received rave reviews from our buying public. One customer liked it so much, he made a YouTube video of his review!
Sunday, November 22, 2009
We dug our big, honking pots out in front of our store all summer. We had Hibiscus trees with pretty yellow flowers and below them, we had Sweet Potato vines. The Hibiscus looked awesome all year. The Sweet Potato vines took a while to take root, but they thrived in the heat of the summer (after our friends at Always the Garden saw us at the Best of Delaware Party and reminded us to keep watering the plants!). The overflowed out of the pots, hanging over the sides. It's funny, cause even though Emily told me they were Sweet Potato vines, I just kinda assumed they were ornamental. But, as we pulled them out today, we found lots of little and some big Sweet Potatoes! Mashed sweet potatoes, anyone?
Thursday, November 19, 2009
We got an reorder of the popular Hexbugs in the other day. In addition to getting more of the original Hexbugs - the mini robotic creatures - we got in a new Hexbug - the Hexbug Nano. It's a even tinier robotic bug that acts like a real bug. The zoom along on the floor and will self-right themselves if they flip over. They're almost creepy they're so real. Since I was in a youtubey mood, I made another video late Friday night about the Hexbugs. Check it out!
Tuesday, November 17, 2009
Mark Hayward, Seth Peterson and Brandon Jackson from Duncan will be at YoYo Joe's Toys & Fun tonight from 5-7 to hang out with YoYo Joe's Yo-Yo Club. Come meet them.
Saturday, November 14, 2009
Over the past year, I've built hundreds of Plasmacars. I've gotten better at it and can do it pretty quickly now.
A couple weeks back, I sent a tweet (Twitter update for the geek challenged) to the folks at Plasmacar letting them know that I had build a Plasmacar in 51 seconds. They tweeted back to make a video of it, so I did.
So, I did make a video of it. Can I do it in less than a minute? Can I beat my personal best time?
Here is the youtube video of me building a Plasmacar. And, yes, I am a geek.
You should follow me on twitter. You know you want to.
Wednesday, November 11, 2009
Tyler Severance was employee number 2 at YoYo Joe's. He was one of two people who came to work for us who previously worked at Mitchell's Trains, Toys & Hobbies. If you shopped at YoYo Joe's last holiday season, you might have seen Tyler. He was the Yo-Yo 2007 World Champion in the 5A division. For previous mentions of Tyler in the blog, click here.
Since Tyler left us, he graduated from William Penn High School and headed out to Arizona, where he's following his dream, working for yo-yo manufacturer YoYo Factory.
YoYo Factory has just released the signature model yo-yo for Tyler - the SEVERE. We were delighted to receive the first of these last week (already sold out!). I tried out the first batch and (maybe I'm biased), but it's my favorite metal yo-yo! We're also thrilled to be receiving an exclusive color combination of the SEVERE this week. We're the only store in the world to offer the blue & orange YoYo Joe's edition of the SEVERE. We expect it to arrive any day, and I will update the blog with ordering info when we get it in.
Congrats to Tyler and YoYo Factory.