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Matsui Gaming Machine Peanuts - Rock the Baby
Exhibit #3549
ShapeConcave )-(
ColorBlue/white body
PackagingDisplay Boxed
ConstructionMulti-piece plastic
ResponseCBC Slim Pad
Diameter58 mm
Width41 mm
Weight64 gm
OwnerRick Brough

A responsive, plastic butterfly yo-yo created by Freshthings of Japan, Medicom Toys, and Peanuts (comic strip).

There were three yo-yos that made up the Peanuts series. The yo-yos themselves are identical in weight, diameter, width, and material. Used a size A ball bearing axle. What was different between the three models was the yo-yo color and matching box color–red, yellow, or blue–and the comic strip that was shown.

For the blue version, the yo-yo box included the first three frames of the September 27, 1986 Peanuts comic strip, featuring the characters Lucy van Pelt and Linus van Pelt. Side A of the yo-yo is the third frame of the strip (unlike the red and yellow versions that used the fourth and final frame; the fourth frame of the blue version contained too much text to fit on the side of the yo-yo). Instead of printing the speech bubble "ARE YOU SURE?" above Lucy's head, as in the original strip, "ARE YOU SURE?" was printed on the outside rim near the imprint of the image. The name of the yo-yo was called "Rock the Baby." The date 1986.09.27 on the side of the yo-yo was the original date that the comic strip was published. See the original September 27, 1986 comic strip online!

Original retail price: $30 US.
Other Views
Comic strip frames 1, 2, and 3 (left to right)
Comic strip frames 4 and 3 (left to right)

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