2011 forecast

Here’s a little 2011 forecast of what we’re planning to release:

Noctu 2010: got delayed a bit, but is almost ready
2WEI: we knew this day would come
Falcon 2011: tweaked and even more badass
St. Eel: maybe with a new coating
Void: reinstallment, new colours
Enigma: small bearing version
Lynx: you’ll sh*t bricks

Problem solved

After finishing the Torinos, we noticed our machining shop changed some things, that’s why they don’t come as perfect as we want an ILYY to be. The Torinos will retail for about 10EUR less because of this. We nonetheless believe, the Torinos play wonderfully.
However, we addressed and solved what was changed. Future releases aren’t affected anymore.

Additional Void information

With the release of the Void we encountered some gold halves which have small spot in the thumbgrind groove where the gold is a bit brighter.
Keep in mind these spots are only cosmetical, they don’t affect the superb playability of these Voids at all. We at ILYY set performance over looks, that’s why we decided to release them nonetheless. We want to give as many players as possible the opportunity to experince such an awesome throw!
Thanks to Richie from YYZ for the picture!

Prices

For a long time we didn’t charge extra for Candy Blast, at our costs. But since we’re doing bigger and bigger runs of yoyos, we can’t handle the costs of this special and very expensive coating any longer. That’s why we charge a little more for Candy Blasted yoyos from now on. Don’t worry, it’s not much. Those of you who know the benefits of CB will take this step without even thinking about it. So please expect our coming Candy Blast releases to retail for ~3€ more. Please notice, this only affects Candy Blast, not Candodize or Canflon.

Thanks for your understanding.

CanFlon!

Six months ago, we started working on a new special coating for our yoyos. After serveral attempts we now think we got it right (some things still need to be perfected though).


Above you see the Lipleurodon Canflon Lime Green Edition, our first small batch sporting this new finish. Prior to applying CanFlon, all yoyos get anodized to protect the guts.

We also tried other colours (Hot Pink & Military Green):




YCCC – ILYY’s latest collectible!

A little something for the collectors of you.


An exact copy of E1NS lasered into a solid state body. How cool is that?

We plan to release an ultra limited run (yoyo tba) coming with one YCCC (yoyo centered cubic crystal – physicists will know).

For more (illuminated) impressions, check Frank’s FlickR.

2010 forecast!

We just wanted to let you guys know what to expect from ILYY in 2010.

  • New YoYos
    We already have some prototype ready designs up our sleeves as well as loads of ideas for new products.
  • A new finish
    This has already been tested and we’re feeling ready to apply it to our line up.
  • More team members
    We’re always looking for talented and motivated people!
  • The Fury
    I guess most of you already heard about this. Intended to explode in 2009 but we had to fight monstrous delays. 2010 will bring the Fury.
  • Saint Eel
    Ready to go! Our steel mini yoyo. Finish will be decided in the next weeks.
  • Re-Releases
    I think there aren’t enough Falcons, Liopleurodons etc. out there. Tweaked and perfected.
  • I think that sums it up pretty well. 2010 will be even bigger for ILYY than 2009.
    Stay tuned!