In collaboration with 2008 World YoYo Champion John Ando, YoYoFactory set out to reach a pinnacle in yo-yo engineering: Make a plastic yo-yo that outplays almost every metal yo-yo on the market. The result exceeded every expectation we had. The Protostar spins as long or longer than most metal yo-yos, plays as smooth as most metal yo-yos, and costs less than half of most metal yo-yos.


With YoYoFactory’s Center Trac bearing as a stock feature, the Protostar is competition ready straight out of the box. Be warned that a few throws with this yo-yo may leave you reconsidering ever buying another metal yo-yo again.




Adventures with Patrick Mitchell



Patrick Mitchell may be a 2x USA National 2A player but ultimately he is a yoyo player. So when he goes on a trip, he takes a yo-yo. This was a 3 day adventure around the Utah – Arizona Border early May 2014.

Plan your next adventure, and don’t forget to take a yo-yo.
YoYo: Protostar (ICONS)



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YoYoFactory Keeping Busy!

Luke Finnell, Ibrahim Rahman, and Joe Wilson all dropped breathtaking Shutter videos!


We’re all hard at work here setting up the 2013 Arizona State YoYo Contest, It’s going to be huge! Be sure to join us on November 16th at the Desert Ridge Marketplace!

Arizona YoYo Contest 2013

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Patrick wasn’t at the office last week, he was busy in California filming for an episode of Fusion’s Good Morning Today! Watch P-Mitch keep it real!

Yo-Yo World’s Bad Boy Patrick Mitchell Shows Off at Good Morning Today

The Czech National YoYo Contest made for an insane weekend in Prague! Vashek never fails to impress, scoring a solid 2nd place with his new pro model Czech Mate. The crowd loves him just as much as we do!


Glow Collection essentials. Be sure to NOT miss out on these gorgeous new additions!

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Go for the Gold: The Champions Collection Victor Protostar

First, soak in Victor’s 3rd consecutive Russian National title. He walks on the stage, with one yo-yo. A Protostar. No back ups. No exclusive special edition unique aluminum yo-yo. And he wins. To honor this, YoYoFactory has created this very special Protostar for Victor as part of our Champions Collection.



First, we created a new variation of the classic Protostar logo. 3 stars, to represent his 3 titles. Then we put in gold colored aluminum weight rings to signify a championship ring or medal. Finally, we made the body out of a perfectly balanced, high impact plastic with gold colored flecks suspended within.


YoYoFactory is proud to have an entire team of Champions from all over the world who’s passion is the ultimate celebration of the sport, and the embodiment of the products we create.


Gentry Stein Protostar

It’s been a minute since we saw what Gentry was up to. Looks like after US Nationals he’s got a bag full of new moves and concepts! That’s whats up!


Victor Gravitsky Protostar


Victor Gravitsky may be a well known name in the yo-yo world, but in Russia, Victor is a force to be reckoned with. Winning the national championships 3 times in a country where yo-yo popularity has exploded over the past ten years is no easy thing to do. To top it off, Victor won his third title on a plastic YoYoFactory Protostar, proving that you don’t need a $150.00 metal yo-yo to win it all. To commemorate Victor’s success, we have made him a custom Protostar, the first to feature translucent body with gold glitter, gold weight rings, and a custom logo.


65.4 Grams
56 mm Diameter
43 mm Wide


YoYoFactory Presents: Alexander Pelevin

YoYoFactory Presents: A Protege Video, Joe and Mark. Alexander does two things: studying and training his skill. And these two things helped him to get YYF team. How he says: “When I’ve started to play with yo-yo I didn’t thought that it will bring me new horizons. I‘ve made good break in my yoyoing for small time, I have achieved not bad results in competitions and now I’m in respectful YoYoFactory Team. That’s great. But I know that I’m on the beginning and I’ll try to do the best I can!”