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Yomega Fireball - S.E. Mass. competition
Exhibit #2893
TypeSpecial Release
ShapeModified
AxleTransaxle - Plastic
PackagingBubble Carded
ConstructionMulti-piece plastic
ResponseStarburst
Diameter58 mm
GapFixed
Weight53 gm
ConditionMint in Package
Date1998
OwnerRick Brough
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A special edition Yomega Fireball with clear body and translucent light blue caps with black imprint on both sides:

Side A cap is imprinted in black with the following:

"May 16, 1998
S.E. Massachusetts
Yo-Yo Competition
Swansea, Mass"

Side B cap is imprinted in black with the following:

"Funz-A-Poppin'!
Swansea, MA
[small image of leaping frog on right side with trail of black dots going to the left from the frog's body]
The Alternative Toy Story"

A hard to find side cap design, made all the more interesting with the date of the event printed on it. This version of Fireball is also interesting not just for the side cap designs but internally, each body halve has two supporting ribs. Usually Fireball yo-yos either had no supporting ribs at all, or they had four supporting ribs configured in an X cross. You can see the two support ribs in each halve by viewing either of the two close-up images.

As of 2018, the names of those who won 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place in the contest are unknown. Also, the Swansea, Massachusetts store "Funz-A-Poppin'!" that sponsored the contest is either out of business or the store name has changed.
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Side A, large
Side B, large
Side A, close-up
Side B, close-up

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