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Bob Allen Sidewinder return top - SW-103
Exhibit #4334
TypeProduction
ShapeStandard (-)
AxleFixed
FinishUnfinished
ColorWhite/Black
PackagingBubble Carded
ConstructionMulti-piece plastic
ResponseNone
Diameter57mm
Width32mm
GapFixed
Weight42gm
ConditionMint
Date1965
OwnerRick Brough
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Yo-yo: 9/10; Card: 6-7/10

The Bob Allen Sidewinder Return Top with a fixed wooden axle, solid white plastic body with a black stamp imprint, and black plastic rims.

These yo-yos were manufactured in Japan around 1965 and sold exclusively in California. They used a wood axle with no starburst response. The card back has interesting information about Bob Allen contests, prizes, and different yo-yo models. Bob Allen also had his own brand of string packs to go with their yo-yo lineup And, he had his own award system that included, among other things, award ribbons similar to those that child won at an elementary school during a Sports Day or Field Day. Product code is SW-103.

As indicated on the packaging, "Sidewinder" was a registered trademark owned by Robert E. Allen. It's not clear how long Mr. Allen used the trademark. However, in July 2008, "Sidewinder" (and "Side Winder") became a trademark of Yomega. By March 2010, Yomega abandoned it.

Bob Allen was a former professional yo-yo demonstrator for Duncan in the 1950s.

Original retail price: 79 cents US.

Recipe
Diameter: 57mm
Width: 32mm
Weight: 42gm

See also the Bob Allen Side Winder SW-104.
Other Views
Profile and wood axle
Card front, large
Face
Card back, large

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