MantisFirst released: March 2017
Current status: Retired
The Marquis was the first yo-yo Blind Box and it was awesome to see it so well received and that everyone had fun with the idea. So let's do it again! Time to crack boxes!
This time the run will be 600 units called The Mantis, featuring a selection of solid colors, classic fades, nickel plating and titanium. They're sealed up just like the Marquis, so you won't have a clue what you're going to get until you rip open that box! We have increased the odds of getting a titanium over what it was with our first Blind Box (and increased the number of them from 5 to 10). We also increased the odds of getting a non-solid color overall.
Early civilizations believed the Mantis insect had supernatural powers. We 're not much believers in magic, but we do think that if you spend just the right amount of time with your Mantis, that hopefully, it'll make your yo-yoing be much more on point. The Mantis is machined out of 7075 aluminum (except for the Titanium version), and features an organic H shape profile. It's a deceptive little bugger once you get your hands all over it.
The Mantis is always going to be on the hunt for its next prey and there's only one person that's going to help it get there, YOU! Go find that bug net hiding back there, these Mantis aren't going to be lingering around for long!
*Titanium Mantis is redesigned to share the same specs and profile as it's counterpart. It features a more opened cup and takes our 19mm Flow Groove.
- Weight: 66.5 grams
- Width: 41.7 mm
- Diameter: 55.6 mm
- Stock Response : One Drop Flow Groove
- Gap Width: 4.7 mm
- Bearing Size: Large (C) stainless steel (One Drop 10 Ball Bearing)
- Alloy: 6061 Aluminum
- Finish: Pyramatte (tm)
- Axle System: Tapped, 12 mm