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Matsui Gaming Machine Peanuts - Long Sleeper
Exhibit #3551
ShapeConcave )-(
ColorRed/white body
PackagingDisplay Boxed
ConstructionMulti-piece plastic
ResponseCBC Slim Pad
Diameter58 mm
Width41 mm
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 red version, the yo-yo box included the first three frames of the August 27, 1973 Peanuts comic strip, featuring Snoopy and Woodstock. Side A of the yo-yo is the fourth and final frame of the strip. Instead of printing the speech bubble "Z" above Snoopy's head and Woodstock's head, as in the original strip, "Z" and "Z" was printed on the outside rim near the imprint of the image. The name of the yo-yo was called "Long Sleeper." The date 1973.08.27 on the side of the yo-yo was the original date that the comic strip was published. See the original August 27, 1973 comic strip online!

Original retail price: $30 US.
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