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Dell Fireball (glow) - No. 606
Exhibit #2654
TypeProduction
ShapeSpecialty
AxleFixed
PackagingBubble Carded
ConstructionMulti-piece plastic
ResponseStarburst
GapFixed
ConditionMint in Package
Date1963
OwnerRick Brough
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Stamp on yo-yo says DELL'S BIG "D" FIREBALL. An early Dell glow in the dark yo-yo. The packaging uses the word "yo-yo" on it, but the yo-yo itself does not have the word imprinted on it. Dell, along with Royal Yo-Yos, was sued by Duncan over use of the term "yo-yo" on their packaging. Rather than go through costly litigation, Dell chose to discontinue their yo-yo product line in the early to mid 1960s.

The shape of the body halves are virtually identical to the Duncan "Satellite" yo-yo released about the same time period. However, that's where the similarity ended between the two yo-yos. Unlike Duncan's all wood and painted version, Dell's version was more advanced for its time. The Fireball was made of plastic, used a metal axle, and it glowed in the dark.

The Dell Fireball is a hard to find model nowadays.

"Fireball" was a trademark that belonged to Dell in the early 1960s. The trademark eventually expired (date unknown). Yomega has owned the Fireball trademark since the late 80s or very early 90s.

Originally retailed with a pre-printed price of $1.00.
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