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Duncan Batman & Robin, v 2 - Magic Motion
Exhibit #2894
TypeProduction
ShapeStandard (-)
AxleFixed
PackagingDisplay Boxed
ConstructionMulti-piece plastic
ResponseStarburst
GapFixed
ConditionMint in Package
Date1980
OwnerRick Brough
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Duncan's plastic yo-yo with a Reslon-coated metal axle, in the same body shape as the Duncan Professional.

This series of six yo-yos came out in 1978 when "Superman" the movie was released, "The Incredible Hulk" series began airing on TV, and "Wonder Woman" was in its third season, also on TV.

The counter display for this series included Superman (8), Hulk (8), Wonder Woman (6), Spiderman (8), and Batman (6). Each yo-yo came packaged in clear plastic boxes with a hang tab and printed insert.

The Magic Motion animation on one side of the yo-yo was created by Optigraphics Corporation. When you tilted the yo-yo, the character image changed to an alternate image. The opposite side of the yo-yo held a static image of the character or, in this case, the characters of Batman and Robin side-by-side in full color on a black background with "Duncan Yo-Yo" in white lettering above their heads. The Magic Motion pictures on this edition are identical to the Magic Motion pictures on the Batman, version 1 edition.

The metal axle was Reslon-coated. Some people refer to the coating as Teflon, but that is incorrect. Reslon was Duncan's proprietary thermal bonded fluorocarbon resin coating that reduced friction between the axle and string, and allowed up to 20% longer spin times. Reslon axles were also used on Duncan Imperials in the early 1980s. The Reslon trademark, owned by Flambeau, was officially registered August 28, 1979. On December 15, 2000 the trademark was cancelled.

Original, unopened boxes of this model of yo-yo still have the very long single piece of tape that sealed down both sides of the box top flap. The Batman/Robin Magic Motion yo-yo is harder to find.
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Static image side, large
Magic Motion side - Batman with hands on hips
Magic Motion side - Batman with cape pulled in front

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