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Duncan Yoffy
Exhibit #2187
TypeProduction
ShapeSpecialty
AxleFixed
PackagingBubble Carded
ResponseNone
GapFixed
ConditionMint in Package
Date1983
OwnerRick Brough
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The Yoffy (YOH-fee) by Duncan. Uses a rainbow, one inch wide cloth ribbon tether for the "string". An interesting--but short-lived--pseudo yo-yo released in the early 1980s.

Essentially identical to the Imperial Toy Corporation - E-Z Go Ribbon Yo-Yo and the Marchon, Inc. - Ribbon Spinnin' YoYo, both of which were released after this model.

Fundamentally, Duncan never intended the Yoffy to perform, function, or compete on the same level as their traditional yo-yos like the Imperial or Butterfly. Notice that the packaging does not even use the word "yo-yo". However, the Yoffy's brief life, unusual design, and unique play have now made it a great Duncan collectible.

Assigned US patent 4,290,224 on September 22, 1981 to Patrick MacCarthy of Golden, Colorado for a "tape-supported yo-yo".
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