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Auldey Dark Lion
Exhibit #2282
TypeProduction
ShapeModified
AxleBearing
PackagingBubble Carded
ConstructionMulti-piece plastic
ResponseO-ring
GapFixed
ConditionMint in Package
Date2014
OwnerRick Brough
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The Blazing Teens "Dark Lion" from the Chinese toy company Auldey. An innovative design that lets you easily configure the yo-yo for 1A play (bowtie-shaped body for string tricks) or 2A play (traditional shaped body for looping).

The back of the package shows the two possible configurations of the yo-yo. To reconfigure the yo-yo, you depress the two pink buttons found on each halve and pull it apart; flip the halves and then click them back into place.

The package back also shows a radar graph for the 1A configuration and the 2A configuration. Each graph is intended to help you visualize data points of six characteristics of the yo-yo. You can compare the characteristics to find the yo-yo's best points. So, on each chart, starting at the 12 o'clock position and working in a clockwise direction, the six characteristics are labeled as follows:

-Complexity
-Speed
-Stability
-Revolving Time
-Flexibility
-Strength

For the 1A configuration, the best points are Revolving Time and Flexibility; the least favorable points are Speed and Stability.
For the 2A configuration, the best points are Revolving Time, Flexibility, and Strength; the least favorable point is Speed.

It is interesting to note that the exact same yo-yo was also sold in alternate packaging. However, the two radar charts on the package used completely different data points. So, the charts are rather dubious in their design and seem to serve more as visual eye candy.

This yo-yo, among many others that Auldey released, is based on the Chinese animated television series "Blazing Teens" that debuted in China, 2006. The show's premise is yo-yo competitions among youth and schools. Read more about "Blazing Teens" on Wikipedia. There are also viewable episodes on YouTube.

Bearing is size B and the response system is visible on the yo-yo: a black rubber o-ring on both sides of each halve.
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