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BC/What's Next Tom Kuhn - Tom Cat & The Rose LE
Exhibit #3993
TypeSpecial Release
ShapeConcave )-(
ColorBrushed and polished aluminum
PackagingDisplay Boxed
ConstructionMulti-piece aluminum
ResponseTurbo Disk
Diameter57 mm
OwnerRick Brough

From the Tom Kuhn website:

"Tom Cat & The Rose Ball Bearing Yo-Yo

The Tom Cat & The Rose pays tribute to a masterpiece. Made in celebration of supreme human achievement and landmark architectural design, Tom Cat & The Rose Limited Edition yo-yos are laser engraved with an astonishing likeness to the South Rose Window of Notre Dame, a Jewel in the Crown of one the most well known Gothic Masterpieces in the world.

Offering a mix of engineering, design and exhilarating play-time pleasure, Tom Cat & The Rose boasts a striking combination of speciality aircraft aluminium with brilliant mirror-polished façade with contrasting brushed outer rims to evoke spinning without concern for scratches.

The wing-shaped Tom Cat combines a wide string gap with an adjustability feature allowing users response adjustment, enhanced with Dr Yos proprietary Turbo Disc Technology for predictable play characteristics. These features are designed to heighten the experience of an object made to appeal to inquisitive, playful minds.

Tom Cat & The Rose is available now and arrives packaged in an elegant presentation box with stand, designed to sit proudly on any table, shelf, or sill. Each Special Edition Tom Cat & The Rose is sequentially numbered and dated."

Included accessories were the following:
• Stainless steel display stand
• Black velvet carry pouch
• Rubber weight rings
• Extra String #8 Cotton (5) + one pre-installed
• Replacement Tom Kuhn Turbo Disks (4)

• Diameter: 57 mm
• Butterfly shape
• Aircraft aluminum body
• Adjustable string gap
• Tom Kuhn Turbo Disc response pads
• Size I ball bearing axle
• Brush finished outer rims
• Mirror polished faces

This model was released December 29, 2019. It had a supposed production total of 500 pieces. I was told by a reliable, first-hand source at Tom Kuhn Yo-Yos that 75 were released with the 2019 engraving and that 425 were supposed to be released with the 2020 engraving. However, as of April 15, 2022, the 2020 engraved version has yet to be released and there was no 2021 release. It's unknown if the numbering was contiguous from 2019 to 2020 or the 2020 versions began at serial number 001 (or if the 2020 version even exists).

Original retail price: $150 US
Other Views
Profile showing brushed rims
Side A, angled, large
Sides A & B, face
Complete contents including display stand

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