Ohio-based Duncan Toys Co. celebrates its 90th Anniversary this year. It was 1929 when Donald Duncan witnessed his first yo-yo return, kicking off the start of the company with a team of Filipino demonstrators carving wooden yo-yos in California. Today, Duncan has a team elite competitors who constantly promote the brand, pushing the boundaries of their tricks at events worldwide. In celebrating the 90th anniversary, monthly launches of limited edition Duncan yo-yo models will be available, and the World Yo-Yo Contest will be held in Cleveland this August.
Prior to introducing its famous plastic models, Duncan moved to Luck, Wisconsin in 1946, producing 3,600 wooden yo-yos per hour. Although the company would be acquired by current owner, Flambeau Inc. in 1968 and eventually move out of Luck, the town remains known as “The Yo-Yo Capital of the World.”
These days, Duncan offers more than just yo-yos, with a full range of skill and activity-based toys.