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