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Tom Kuhn Sleep Machine - Portugal. The Man
Exhibit #3066
TypeSpecial Release
ShapeConcave )-(
PackagingDisplay Boxed
ConstructionThree piece wood
ResponseTurbo Disk
Number Produced200
OwnerRick Brough

A very hard-to-find Tom Kuhn yo-yo nowadays of which 200 were supposedly made (according to the webstore at The Fantastic The, last accessed January 3, 2019) to promote the rock group Portugal. The Man.

Released February 2012, the yo-yo was available from the Warner Music Group Official Site. The Tom Kuhn Yo-Yo website had an obscure picture of it on one of their web pages and also on their Facebook page. However, there was never any mention of when or where the yo-yo was available from the Tom Kuhn site.

Both sides of the yo-yo are laser engraved with quirky artwork created by John Gourley and Austin Sellers of The Fantastic The [sic].

The Tom Kuhn logo was laser engraved on both sides but it is very small and almost lost in the design.

The yo-yo itself is the Tom Kuhn Sleep Machine (oddly enough, it was incorrectly sold in a Tom Kuhn No Jive 3 in 1 box). A maple wood, size I ball bearing axle yo-yo with Dr. Tom Kuhn's Turbo Disc pads for the response. Came with extra string and response pads, and instruction sheet.

Original retail price: $30 US.
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Side B, large
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