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Yomega The Yo-Yo with a Brain
Exhibit #2122
TypeProduction
ShapeStandard (-)
AxleTransaxle - Plastic
PackagingDisplay Boxed
ConstructionMulti-piece plastic
ResponseStarburst
GapFixed
ConditionMint
Date1988
OwnerRick Brough
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An early Yomega Brain with no imprint on the sidecaps. Yomega released several early versions of the Brain in this manner. These "faceless" yo-yos often go by the name "Phantom Brain."

Before Yomega standardized on "Brain" as the official name, this yo-yo went by "The Yo-Yo with a Brain."


See also the following:
The Yo-Yo with a Brain exhibit.
• The glow in the dark version of the Brain yo-yo.
Yomega High Performance Yo-Yos poster.
Yomega Brain Science poster.
• The Brain received US patent number 4,332,102.

Of interest...
The Yo-Yo with a Brain was invented by Michael Caffrey. Caffrey became a Duncan professional yo-yo demonstrator right out of high school in the mid-1970s. Around 1980, he invented and patented the now famous "Brain" yo-yo and left Duncan to form Yomega in 1984. By 1993, Duncan asked him to come back as director of sales and marketing. He held this position throughout most of the nineties. See the young Mr. Caffrey pictured in the Duncan 1979 product catalog!

Original retail price: $12 US
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