YoYo Factory founder smashes record
Hans 'Yohans' Van Dan Elzen beat the record on the Wilton Bradley stand at London Toy Fair
The World Record for yo-yo loop-the-loops was smashed on the first day of toy fair on the Wilton Bradley stand.
Yo-Yo champion and founder of the Yo-Yo Factory Hans 'Yohans' Van Dan Elzen performed the trick 159 times on the day beating the previous record of 151.
Hans Van Dan Elzen and Craig Squires from Yo-Yo Factory UK
Watched by four camera crews, photographers and a crowd of well-wishers, Hans proved he is still the man to beat when it comes to Yo-Yo tricks.
Wilton Bradley is seeing an surge in interest in the classic toy in the wake of the fidget spinner craze. Simon Hampson, Head of Sales and Marketing for Wilton Bradley said: “We were delighted to have Hans and his colleagues Gentry Stein and Anne Connelly on the stand. Yo-Yos are the original spinning toy and sales indicate the interest from a new generation, especially with YouTube videos and how-to vlogs showing how it’s done.”