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Yomega Chara Brain - Gumby & Friends 1 of 3 (filled)
Exhibit #3010
AxleTransaxle - Plastic
PackagingBubble Carded
ConstructionMulti-piece plastic
OwnerRick Brough

A Yomega Chara Brain containing two miniature characters -- in this case, Gumby & Pokey -- licensed from Prema Toy Co. The characters were encapsulated in one halve; the other halve contained Yomega's Power Brain auto-return mechanism. The yo-yo was distributed by Yodel Co., Ltd. Of Japan.

There were three different Chara Brain yo-yos that you could collect in the Gumby & Friends series:

Gumby & Friends
Gumby & Pokey contained in a translucent green body
Gumby & Prickle contained in a translucent red body
The Blockheads contained in a black body

Oddly enough, the package front is in English and the package back is in Japanese.

Besides the Gumby & Friends series, Yodel distributed two other series using the same Power Brain yo-yo with enclosed miniature figures:

Sesame Street
Elmo & Zoe contained in a translucent red body
Cookie Monster & Grover (seen in this exhibit) contained in a translucent blue body
Big Bird & Oscar the Grouch contained in a translucent yellow body

PaRappa the Rapper
• PaRappa (Parappa the rapper, the hip-hop hound himself. Catch phrase "You gotta believe!")
& Sunny Funny (PaRappa the rapper character) contained in a translucent orange body
• PaRappa & PJ Berri (PJ is a DJ at a night club in the Parappa series. PJ is Parappa's best friend but has an eating and sleeping disorder that makes him seem distant.) contained in a translucent purple body
• PaRappa & Chop Chop Master Onion (Chop Chop Master Onion is the owner of Fruites Dojo in the game Parappa The Rapper. He is the first rapper Parappa encounters.) contained in a black body

Original retail price: $12 US.

Any of these encapsulated miniature rubber character Yomega yo-yos are challenging to find.

Collected January 4, 2018

See also the following:
Gumby & Friends series
Gumby and Pokey, 1 of 3
• Gumby and Prickle, 2 of 3 [Coming soon!]
Blockheads, 3 of 3

PaRappa the Rapper series
PaRappa and Sunny Funny, 1 of 3
PaRappa and PJ Berri, 2 of 3
PaRappa and Chop Chop Master Onion, 3 of 3

Sesame Street series
Elmo and Zoe, 1 of 3
Cookie Monster and Grover, 2 of 3
• Big Bird and Oscar the Grouch, 3 of 3 [Coming soon!]

Of interest…
To see all hollow filled yo-yos in this museum, in the left panel, select Exhibits. In the right pane, in the Name/Model field, type filled, then select Browse.
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Package back, large

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