Computerized wireless battle yo-yos

Kodai's Djinn yo-yo toys are computerized, wireless video-game combat yo-yos. There's an urban legend that yo-yos originated as weapons, but now it's finally true for real. Djinn games are like Pokemon: each yo-yo contains a randomly selected monster based on a Chinese-zodiac-like cosmology, which is born when you begin spinning. The more your spin, the more powerful your monster grows. Once your monster is powerful enough, you can play solo-games or put it near other yo-yos for wireless head-to-head combat. It's pretty dizzying and I can tell you that if I was ten years old, this would be pure freaking crack for me. Just imagining the scolding I'd get for trying to charge my yo-yo in the back seat of the car is enough to make me pucker.


(via Wonderland)