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Dell Astronaut - No. 605
Exhibit #3603
TypeProduction
ShapeSpecialty
AxleFixed
ColorBlack and white
PackagingNone
ConstructionMulti-piece plastic
ResponseStarburst
Diameter55 mm
Width60 mm
GapFixed
Weight51 gm
Condition8
Date1962
OwnerRick Brough
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Dell's Big "D" Astronaut No. 605 yo-yo is a very hard to find model nowadays. Its profile is very similar to the Dell's Big "D" Fireball No. 606 that glowed in the dark. In fact, the stamp on both models is identical except for the name used: one is stamped Astronaut and the other Fireball. The Astronaut was also very similar to the profile of Duncan's wooden domed Satellite and their bi-colored Satellite yo-yo models, each from around the same time period.

The Dell Astronaut was made with plastic satellite "rings" and plastic domed body halves; fixed metal axle. Gold hot stamped design on the face of one halve. It's unknown if there were other color combinations besides the black-and-white version in this exhibit.

A carded version of this Dell model—if such a version existed, and there's no reason to believe there wasn't because all other Dell yo-yo models were carded—is very elusive.

Original retail price: $1 US.
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Side A, angled, large
Profile
Close-up of side A face
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