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American Spinners All American Jeweled
Exhibit #3377
TypePrototype
ShapeStandard (-)
AxleFixed
FinishPainted
ColorNatural Wood
PackagingBoxed
ConstructionOne piece wood
ResponseNone
Diameter2.25
GapFixed
ConditionMint
Date1988
OwnerDavid Hall
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American Spinners began producing yo-yos in the late 80s, when the Smother's Brothers Yo-Yo Man routine created a boom.

The company sought to produce a high quality one piece yo-yo, like from the golden days of yo-yoing. They developed an interesting shape, and all of their models except one, were made with the standard blank. Some had jewels, some fancier paint jobs like this one, but all the same shape. The raised logo side had an interesting effect... the yo-yo could be thrown and caught on the logo face, creating new trick possibilities.

This version is a special prototype. The owner of the company, Bill Cress, told me that they planned to make an "All American Spinner". I think it was also mentioned in the old Yo-Yo Times Newsletter. Yes, we got information by mail before the internet took over. He told me he had 12 prototypes. But I didn't know until he sold the remaining old stock in 2018 that this one existed. A jeweled proto!
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