Interesting bit of news today from YoYoFactory…
They announced two super wide yo-yos, one called the SUPERWide with another similar design called the Monster.
What you see are two different YoYoFactory yoyos. The SuperWide (left) made in China, and the Monster which was made in the US. They have similar looks but feature different alloys, finishes, and slightly different specs. The Monster is bigger in diameter and a bit wider.
Here is the more interesting part of this:
This gold yo-yo to the left is the Aoda “super wide” yo-yo I and the SyBlog reported on a few months ago. The YoYoFactory SuperWide details state that it was made in China.
- YoYoFactory Blog
SUPERwide was designed and produced in China for YoYoFactory. Final assembly testing and QC occurring at YoYoFactory USA.
Economy grade alloy, rubber response pads, SPEC bearing. Ready to perform, at an attractive price.
MONSTER was designed produced and assembled by YoYoFactory USA.
6061 grade alloy, CBC response pads, Center Trac Bearing. The ultimate in wide performance.
So is this the same yo-yo? Does this mean that YoYoFactory purchased the license for the Aoda design and re-branded it? I don’t think there is anything wrong with this mind you. There are a lot of companies doing this. I just find it interesting. I am curious to know if we should expect to see other Aoda designs with the YYF logo coming this year. (Again, nothing necessarily wrong with this. Alot of the Aoda designs are pretty cool and we never see them in the U.S.)
Needless to say, with the new attention to super wide designs these yo-yos are very interesting and should be on market very very soon.
>Source – YoYoFactory Blog
UPDATE: Ben has confirmed that the SuperWide is in fact a licensed and re-branded Aoda Miracle.