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Thread: The soft drinks YO-YO craze

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    Default Coke/Fanta Yo Yos' or Spinners

    Does anyone have any recollection of these, remember rushing home from school on a thursday to the local shop, where someone from Coke came to hand these out with spare strings and show you some tricks.....ahhhh the things you used to do eh?

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    Default Re: Coke/Fanta Yo Yos' or Spinners

    Few pictures on the forum so I have merged your post to them

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    Default Re: The soft drinks YO-YO craze

    I still have my coca cola spinner. Mine has the clear type edge but some had a white edge as shown on the photos in the thread. Was there a difference between the two?

    I remember the gimmick of them spinning on the end of the string, hence the name, but I sure went through a lot of strings as they wore out quickly!
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    Default Re: The soft drinks YO-YO craze

    I remember some had a white edge, & others a clear one for some reason.
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    Default Re: The soft drinks YO-YO craze

    This must be the gold spinner.


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    Default Re: The soft drinks YO-YO craze

    And this one's on eBay for 28.03 from a seller in Israel.


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    Default Re: The soft drinks YO-YO craze

    certainly never had this one.

    i had the fanta one which was shown in post 21.

    also had a few coke ones as wel.
    the one with a white edge im sure i had.

    sadly i do not have them now.

    dont know if i remember that one that sold for just over 28 quid though.

    good to see they sell for good money.
    i had many happy hrs with these.




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    This must be the gold spinner.

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    Default Re: Coke/Fanta Yo Yos' or Spinners

    Quote Originally Posted by Heather74 View Post
    Few pictures on the forum so I have merged your post to them
    thanks Heather, i'll search harder next time
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    I still have a Coca-Cola one, but it's from the second or third generation, from the early-mid 90s. I remember getting one when they were first released in the 80s. My cousins had a Fanta one and another one, not sure which drink it referred to. There was also a gold Coca-Cola one, they were limited edition or you had to win them or something. Good times.
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    Default Re: The soft drinks YO-YO craze

    Quote Originally Posted by the-peoples-poet View Post
    I still have a Coca-Cola one, but it's from the second or third generation, from the early-mid 90s. I remember getting one when they were first released in the 80s. My cousins had a Fanta one and another one, not sure which drink it referred to. There was also a gold Coca-Cola one, they were limited edition or you had to win them or something. Good times.
    Mine is also from the early 90's. At the time I thought they were a brand new thing as I had never encountered any yoyos apart from the little rubbishy tin ones. Just goes to show how old fads can spring up again a few years later to catch a new audience.
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