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Bandai Wing Body
Exhibit #2221
ConditionMint in Package
OwnerRick Brough

Bandai's "HyperCluster Wing Body" yo-yo body released July 23, 2011. This particular date was the apex in the HyperCluster series and its popularity. The greatest number of yo-yos (2), bodies (14), and bearing sets (2) were introduced by Bandai.

As the name suggests, this yo-yo has a wing-shaped body designed for string tricks. These were sold only through authorized Bandai Hyper Yo-Yo dealers. There were six body colors available with just one half of a yo-yo body available per box. So, to get a complete body, you had to purchase two boxes. In addition, the boxes were blind, meaning you couldn't see the color of the body you were purchasing; it was entirely random. If you were determined to get the rare design – a glow-in-the-dark body – you had to continue purchasing boxes until you got two of the same halves. In most cases, you just ended up with two different colored halves, as shown on the product's box.

The "Vol. 1" text on the box suggested that additional volumes would be added in the future. However, no volume 2 was ever released. 

In the "Body colors" exhibit picture, the color names of each body, starting from the left, are Sapphire blue, Amber yellow, Ruby pink, Red onyx, Navy chrystal, and Pearl white (glow). 

The HyperCluster series took the ease of yo-yo customization to a whole new level. The packaging would usually show you other configurations you could build using compatible bodies, core parts, and bearings from other HyperCluster-series yo-yos.

Each retail box was about the size of a deck of cards and came with one plastic body halve and a customization guide.

Original retail price: $5 US.
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