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Bandai P
Exhibit #2651
TypeSpecial Release
ShapeStandard (-)
AxleFixed
PackagingPoly Bagged with Card
ResponseStarburst
GapFixed
ConditionMint in Package
Date1977
OwnerRick Brough
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The "P" or "Paul" yo-yo from Bandai, licensed from Tatsunoko Production Company of Japan. The yo-yo appears throughout the anime television series "Paul's Miraculous Adventure" that aired on Fuji Television from October 3, 1976 to September 11, 1977.

Show's premise: On Paul's birthday, his parents give him a teddy bear as a gift. The teddy bear, known as Pakkun, appears to be an ordinary stuffed toy. However, he is actually the keeper of a portal that exists between Earth and an alternate universe known as the "Land of Wonders". Paul, his female best friend Nina, and Pakkun explore the alternate universe until Nina is kidnapped by the demonic ruler known as "Belt Satan". After making an unsuccessful attempt to save Nina, Paul and Pakkun are forced to return home to Earth. Paul is confronted by Nina's parents, who blame him for her disappearance and accuse him of murdering her. Paul, Pakkun, and Nina's dog "Doppe" return to the Land of Wonders, fighting monsters with his powerful yo-yo so he can defeat Belt Satan and save Nina.

The Bandai logo that is printed on the sculpted edge header card was used by Bandai from 1961-1980. Bandai licensed the "P" logo for use on the yellow bodied plastic yo-yo. The body shape is very similar to the Duncan Professional. Also came with instruction sheet.

An interesting, early Bandai-branded yo-yo that is very hard to find.

It would take 20 years before Japan's youth would go crazy for yo-yos during their monumental yo-yo boom of 1997.
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