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BC/What's Next Phantom - No. 24
Exhibit #2980
TypeProduction
ShapeStandard (-)
AxleFixed
FinishPainted
ColorPurple with silver speckles
PackagingBubble Carded
ConstructionThree piece wood
ResponseNone
GapFixed
ConditionMint in Package
Date2001
OwnerRick Brough
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The Phantom No. 24 marked the last model in the Phantom series before BC closed its doors to business. It also marked the end of an era. That of traditional, Tournament style wooden yo-yos, the staple of yo-yo play for more than 70 years. In its place came the dead response metal yo-yo that was responsible, in part, for the end of the yo-yo boom in the late 90s and very early 20 aught. There has never been a yo-yo boom like it since then.

The Phantom was a classic wooden yo-yo that did not require a special string or special response pads or a string bind trick to make the yo-yo return to your hand. Simply put, it was yo-yo play in its purest and most challenging form. It took the strength of your throw and your precise ability to perform a single trick or two before you gave it a simple tug to have it return to your hand; usually within 10-12 seconds.

The number 24 model is hard to find; the red with silver speckles version in particular. This model also came in purple with silver speckles and black with silver speckles.

Compare with Phantom No. 21, No. 22, and No. 23.

Collected September 28, 2017.

Original retail price: $5 US.
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