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Playmaxx/ProYo Duracraft ProYo, version 1
Exhibit #4186
ConstructionMulti-piece plastic
OwnerRick Brough

Duracraft's first iteration of the ProYo on side cap A; side cap B has the ProYo Bee logo. Notice the thumb groove on the clear side cap lense. The groove eased removal of the lense so you could change out the "pog" with a different design.

Notice also that the body halves were riveted together with the brass yo-yo axle in the middle. These first ProYos did not unscrew. The first iteration of a take-apart (unscrew) design did not appear on ProYos until the late 1980s.

Made by Duracraft in the mid to late 1970s. Duracraft was the forerunner to what eventually became Playmaxx in the late 1980s, early 1990s, which was then sold to Duncan in the early 2000s.

This yo-yo's famous design received US patent 3,805,443 by Donald F Duncan, Jr. of 4380 N Camino Cardenal, Tucson, Arizona, on April 23, 1974.

Original retail price: $1.29 US.
Other Views
Side A, angled, large
Side B, angled, large, with first ProYo Bee version
Rivet and patent

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