Dear – Happy 4th Birthday!

My how the years have passed. Today marks the 4th complete publication year of It seems like only yesterday I was interviewing Hans and John Higby, and getting ready to do my first review. Since inception, has had 6.8 Million visits and over 18.8 Million page views. YoYoskills has been read in almost every country on the planet. now has an average of 600k page views a month. This last year I experimented with a few ideas like My(dot) and Made(dot).  I was trying to fill more needs and provide more support to the yo-yo world.  While not all of the idea’s stuck I learned from them and am pushing forward with bigger, more grandiose ideas

This next year, YoYoSkills is going to take slight a direction change. We have a few actual product ideas that should excite the  yo-yo world.  We will make the first of these exciting announcements in the next few months. With new reviewers on staff, different writers will have a focus area in which should excite collectors. With some luck, YoYoSkills will turn 5 bigger and better this time next year. We are also for the first time ever sponsoring yoyo players. The goal of the YoYoSkills Players Team is to promote new talent and help them get picked up by the big named companies. We had our first graduate, Dylan Benharris, get picked up my Timeless YoYo’s earlier this month. I am very excited to see where the Azevedo Brothers Nick and Andrew and the talented Carter Bliss end up. Expect more players in the future and more videos promoting these talented players.

None of this would be possible without the Staff, my Family, the yoyo companies who send review units and news, and most importantly the support of YOU the readers. exists because of you.  Thank you for allowing me to serve you.

To celebrate, we are once again going to give away stickers.

The Sticker - Designed by Colin Leland

The Sticker – Designed by Colin Leland

You will get the sticker and while supplies last, a random sticker from my giant box of yo-yo sticker. All you need to do is send me a self addressed, Postage Paid (stamped) envelope to the address below. One request per person. Please allow a few weeks for delivery as I stuff the envelopes. Supplies are limited and this is a one time offer.

Happy Birthday to all the readers.
It would make my day if you “Liked” the Facebook page and left a Happy Birthday message there or maybe a tweet

For a Sticker:

Send a Self Addressed and Postage Paid envelope to: Birthday
P.O. Box 81
Sheridan CA 95681


Chris "Dr. Yo-Yo" Allen is the creator and founder of He has been yoyoing for over 25 years and has a passion for the industry.

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  1. August 20, 2012 @ 8:50 pm yollector

    Hey Chris,
    you Da Man !!!!!!!!


  2. August 20, 2012 @ 2:29 pm sam brandt

    what if I send an envelope with a letter and a stamp included inside? I don’t know what any of that means!

    Mr. Brandt

    Ps. happy birthday!


  3. August 20, 2012 @ 12:28 pm --Rick

    Congrats!!! Next year is the big one!


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