Visitors to Toy Fair will have the chance to meet yo-yo expert YoHans and watch a world record attempt.
Hans Van Dan Elzen, or YoHans as he became known, was a driving force behind the massive yo-yo craze twenty years ago with numerous TV appearances and live tours. In 2003, Hans launched YoYoFactory – distributed by Wilton Bradley – a yo-yo brand with a focus on creating patented technology that would make playing with a yo-yo a more enjoyable experience for beginners and world champions alike.
Hans will be attempting an official Guinness World Record Challenge at the Wilton Bradley stand (E89) at 11am on the first day of London Toy Fair. He will also be joined on the stand by the YoYoFactory team including World & US National Champion Gentry Stein as well as superstar Ann Connelly, who will be on hand to demonstrate the range while challenging visitors to perform tricks, with prizes on offer.
The rise of the fidget spinners has reawakened a popular interest in yo-yos – with the YoYoFactory beginners range selling out quickly in the summer after a mention by Chris Evans.