Details revealed on Razor's YoYo Line


Press release from Razor USA regarding the upcoming Yo-Yo line. Also, I found out that Joey Vitalari is working with Razor which is good that they have SOMEONE who knows about yo-yo’s advising them:

Razor is in the business of innovation and movement, with a solid history of spotting play trends and quickly bringing re-invented, high quality, classic toys to market at affordable prices. Recently, Razor’s President, Carlton Calvin, noticed a re-surging trend with yo-yo’s and the Pocket Pros brand is Razor’s answer to the call of the next generation of yo-yo fans.
Yo-yo’s enjoyed hot trend status 15 years ago, the typical life-cycle of a toy trend. Now they’re spinning for a comeback. The current groundswell of interest in yo-yo’s will attract young players with a desire to master a skill (think video game mastery) and the not-so-young with a tug of nostalgia.
The Pocket Pros line of pro-yo’s will bring exciting pro and novelty features to the mass market at pocket cash prices (from $5.99 to $14.99 MSRP), including models such as:

The Zombie® – made of aircraft-grade aluminum, the preferred material of pro players, retailing at only $14.99
The Creeper™ and Stinger® embedded with real spiders and scorpions
Other models available with pro-shop features such as slick six poly/cotton string, 18K Gold Pro™ CAP bearings, and body shapes specific to string and looping tricks


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'Details revealed on Razor's YoYo Line' have 24 comments

  1. March 5, 2010 @ 6:52 pm YoyoDude

    Listen, Im a yoyoer, and I hope everybody else commenting is, but I dont want to play with some cheapy yoyos that have stuffed inside of them. I give my hat off to Razor for trying yoyos out, but I put it back on for the way they’re steering it. I simply dont get the point, make some good stuff, sorta like the 888.

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  2. February 22, 2010 @ 10:01 pm MikeMonty

    I think people should give this line a chance before they start talking negative towards them. So they want to make some money, so what? If it builds our industry to new heights and makes yo-yo’s mainstream I’m fine with it.

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  3. February 22, 2010 @ 2:55 am common misyomer

    They tried to team up with Duncan Donuts first but their yoyos were making people fat. Then Razor teamed up with Gillette to combine technologies for this project, but the aluminum was giving people’s fingers razor burn and in some rare instances large lacerations as well as the loss of fingers due to the extremely durable, yet sharp yoyo strings manufactured by Gillette. I have faith that they will get it right this time though.

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  4. February 20, 2010 @ 7:43 pm Jesse Miller

    Hey, I know somebody who tried a Zombie at Toy Fair, he said he tried one that had a Konkave bearing in it and it played fine. However, they don’t come stock with a konkave and, stock, are a responsive yo-yo.

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  5. February 20, 2010 @ 7:43 pm Jesse Miller

    Hey, I know somebody who tried a Zombie at Toy Fair, he said he tried one that had a Konkave bearing in it and it played fine. However, they don’t come stock with a konkave and, stock, are a responsive yo-yo.

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  6. February 19, 2010 @ 8:33 pm Tommy Nickels

    Are these shark teeth, spiders and scorpions real? If so, I would love to know whether or not they are farmed.

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  7. February 19, 2010 @ 3:32 pm YoYoBlaze

    I think this is great. This is the beginning for the boom we’ve all been waiting for. Razor is a big company.

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  8. February 19, 2010 @ 3:32 pm YoYoBlaze

    I think this is great. This is the beginning for the boom we’ve all been waiting for. Razor is a big company.

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  9. February 19, 2010 @ 11:52 am icthus

    Wow. *snicker*
    This will surely bankrupt them. lol

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  10. February 19, 2010 @ 11:52 am icthus

    Wow. *snicker*
    This will surely bankrupt them. lol

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  11. February 19, 2010 @ 10:22 am Sicyo

    Forgive us for being so harsh Joey. It’s just that releasing products that weren’t even popular back in the old boom is a real turn off. It would be one thing if the products were original, but there’s nothing original here, just “Pro” slapped on everything when it is everything but.

    Also, I think you’re misssing the shark tooth yo-yos, they were made just like the scorpions & spiders ones.

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  12. February 19, 2010 @ 8:40 am JoeyVitalari

    Razor is really committed to getting into the yoyo industry and has big plans. Expect more in the future!
    This line of yoyos is just the beginning!

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  13. February 19, 2010 @ 8:33 am Tom Cunningham

    > One silver lining to consider, Razor will pave the way for more yoyos in big box stores, which means more new yoyoers doing google searches and finding the stores and buying new models.

    Yeah, maybe. But during the last boom many of the quality manufacturers folded their tents, leaving a lot of schlock in inventory for new players to wade through. I’d hate to see that happen again, but I guess it’s inevitable.

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  14. February 19, 2010 @ 7:17 am drumma/yoyo

    no, just no.
    Please just put me down before these come out.

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  15. February 19, 2010 @ 7:17 am drumma/yoyo

    no, just no.
    Please just put me down before these come out.

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  16. February 19, 2010 @ 12:34 am Vendetta

    Fail.

    1234567890

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  17. February 19, 2010 @ 12:34 am Vendetta

    Fail.

    1234567890

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  18. February 18, 2010 @ 9:03 pm dryoyo

    One silver lining to consider, Razor will pave the way for more yoyos in big box stores, which means more new yoyoers doing google searches and finding the stores and buying new models.

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  19. February 18, 2010 @ 9:03 pm dryoyo

    One silver lining to consider, Razor will pave the way for more yoyos in big box stores, which means more new yoyoers doing google searches and finding the stores and buying new models.

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  20. February 18, 2010 @ 8:52 pm matt

    So real spiders and scorpions huh….

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  21. February 18, 2010 @ 7:49 pm Tom Cunningham

    > Lol, I wonder if this “Zombie” will be better than my Duncan Mosquito.

    Negatory. Guaranteed.

    It appalls me that people are trotting out this trash yet again. But I guess that’s what happens during a BOOM. Bleh.

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  22. February 18, 2010 @ 7:31 pm Edward

    Lol, I wonder if this “Zombie” will be better than my Duncan Mosquito.

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  23. February 18, 2010 @ 6:24 pm Sam B.

    I was hoping that maybe it was just the same name… although when you see the $15 price point, there is really no denying, Huge let down!

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  24. February 18, 2010 @ 5:27 pm ed

    lol.
    so that press release basically says “we’re good at cashing in on what’s hot (or due to be), and in this case we plan to do so by re-releasing yoyo’s which were mediocre-at-best during the LAST boom.”

    really? the zombie?

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