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Hasbro Vortex Spin - Level 3
Exhibit #2697
TypeProduction
ShapeConcave )-(
AxleBearing
PackagingBubble Carded
ConstructionMulti-piece plastic
Diameter55 mm
Width38 mm
Weight79 gm
ConditionMint in Package
Date2016
OwnerRick Brough
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From the Hasbro website:
"The Blazing Team heroes find inner balance and unleash the powers of light and darkness with Yo Kwon Do!

Based on the popular Blazing Team TV show, Blazing Team toys let kids begin to practice exciting tricks and spinning their skills into action.

Kids can continue their training to become Yo Kwon Do masters with the Vortex Spin toy that lets kids practice powerful tricks and spins without a single throw! Kids can roll back, let go, and the Vortex Spin toy will whirl into action! [the functionality is similar to pull back toy cars] With the power to roll and go plus classic tricks, the Vortex Spin toy lets kids be the future heroes of their own Blazing Team! With the Vortex Spin: Dark Dragon, Blazing Team players can imagine they can breathe fire."

Blazing Team was an animated boys action-adventure series that first aired in 2015 on the Discovery Family cable channel. The show's premise is that a mysterious "darkness" rises; a group of teens join together to harness the mystical power of "Yo Kwon Do"--a practice that defeats evil by blending the skill of yo-yos with the martial art of Tae Kwon Do. The series was originally based on the Chinese animated series "Blazing Teens" that first aired in 2006 in Asian countries.

The Blazing Team product line, combined with the animated series, filled a market niche in that their yo-yos were designed with young children in mind who were new to yo-yo play; they were also affordable, fun, and interesting to use. The yo-yos helped children develop their hand/eye coordination, and the discipline needed to master a skill. As young players became accomplished, they would build more confidence at each stage or level. At the time, there was no other yo-yo product line quite like it.
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