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BC/What's Next Phantom - No. 24
Exhibit #3594
ShapeStandard (-)
ColorRed/silver splash
PackagingBubble Carded
ConstructionThree piece wood
ConditionMint in Package
OwnerRick Brough

The Phantom No. 24 marked the last model in the Phantom series before BC closed its doors to business. It also marked the end of an era. That of classic, Tournament style wooden yo-yos, the staple of yo-yo play for more than 70 years. In its place came dead response metal and plastic yo-yos (which sufficiently killed off the last great yo-yo boom) and boutique, plain wooden yo-yos that suddenly cost more than ten times the price of a Phantom—and were still fixed axle.

The Phantom was a classic wooden yo-yo that did not require a special string or special response pads to make the yo-yo return to your hand. It was yo-yo play in its purest and most challenging form. It took the strength of your throw and your precise ability to perform a single trick or two with the narrow string gap before you gave it a simple tug to have it return to your hand; all within about 10-12 seconds.

The number 24 model is hard to find; the red with silver speckles version in particular. This model also came in purple with silver speckles and black with silver speckles.

Compare with Phantom No. 21, No. 22, and No. 23.

Original retail price: $5 US.
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