Royal Thunderbird Yo-Yo

Description (Brief)
This wooden "Thunderbird" model yo-yo was made by the Royal Tops Manufacturing Company in 1962. It features Royal's crown and chevron logo. The yo-yo is in a blister pack that reads “Precision designed by the original Filipino yo-yo experts to rigid tournament specifications,” and “Be a Champion…and win a Prize!” Eight different tricks are listed on the back of the card.
Currently not on view
Object Name
date made
Royal Tops Manufacturing Co.
Physical Description
cardboard (packaging material)
wood (overall material)
plastic (packaging material)
string (part material)
overall: 6 3/4 in x 4 1/4 in x 1 1/4 in; 17.145 cm x 10.795 cm x 3.175 cm
ID Number
accession number
catalog number
Sports and Recreation, general
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Culture and the Arts: Sport and Leisure
Sports & Leisure
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Credit Line
Gift of Stuart F. Crump
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