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Yomega Raider - Summer Tour 1999
Exhibit #2620
TypeEvent
ShapeStandard (-)
AxleBearing
PackagingBubble Carded
ConstructionMulti-piece plastic
ResponseStarburst
Diameter58 mm
Width35 mm
GapFixed
Weight53 gm
Condition9
Date1999
OwnerRick Brough
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A special release of the Yomega (Hyper) Raider from the Bandai Hyper Yo-Yo and released during HyperGames Summer Tour of 1999.

Clear rims with translucent red sidecaps, gold motif imprint, white text. A hard to find item in the USA because it was branded and sold exclusively for the Japanese market.

The Bandai Hyper Games Summer Tour of 1999 was a skill toy competition and demonstration sponsored by Bandai. The competition and demos were held in numerous prefectures, cities, and parks throughout Japan. The ""Summer Tour"" name was a bit of a misnomer; the tour started in August, 1999 and finished in November, 1999. The contests included a small team of demonstrators from their respective skill toy specialty. You could compete in various skill toy categories including the Jitter Ring, Yo-Yo, Diabolo, Fingerboard, and a triathlon of Yo-Yo, Jitter Ring, and Diabolo combined. The tour also included jump rope and boomer rang demonstrations. This early marketing and promotion by Bandai became the seedbed for some of the best yo-yo players in the world by 2016.

Uses a size E bearing with a starburst response.
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