I zapped a normal yo-yo and got this item. Screenshot: New yo-yo I don't know how to format Wiki pages yet, so this is more of a placeholder than anything. It can be seen in the display case of player #534292; it has no description when clicked on just yet. It's a combat item, but I haven't tried to use it or anything. It autosells for 31 meat. --Pandaba 02:53, 16 November 2006 (CST)
I just confirmed this and put two more in my own display case as well. (#267553) There's some in the mall now, too. --sl1me 04:33, 16 November 2006 (CST)
A screen capture of me using one. Obviously an unimplemented item.
--sl1me 04:49, 16 November 2006 (CST)
So is the sleeping snowy owl gone now? --markm 07:31, 18 November 2006 (CST)
- No, yesterday and today I zapped a yo-yo and got a sleeping snowy owl. --Crowther 18:38, 18 November 2006 (CST)
Ok, I've zapped enough yo-yos to convince myself that this was a one time mistake. I've edited the page to reflect that. If anyone gets a new one by zapping, please update it. I'm done testing. --Crowther 16:53, 19 November 2006 (CST)
I'm guessing this was an item that was accidentally leaked to the live servers before the devs had it ready (kinda like what happened with the tofurkey gravy about a year ago). So I'd suggest continuing to zap a yo-yo at least once every couple days to see if they happened to fully implement it. Maybe once every Tuesday night. --Poochy 02:12, 22 November 2006 (CST)
The same thing happened with the tof- chow meins.--Jubbers14 02:57, 22 November 2006 (CST)
I suspect that this will be a Crimboween item. A normal toy (and a previous Crimbo item) turned into something sinister.--LegendaryBard 18:24, 29 November 2006 (CST)
It was confirmed on the forums that this was a leaked portion of the Crimboween content, a VERY small portion of it, Jick had forgotten to do something regarding zapping to prevent us from acquiring it.--Azp2k32 18:56, 29 November 2006 (CST)
I used a total of 32 of these with the following damage amounts:
- 35, 35, 36, 36, 37, 38, 38, 38, 38, 38, 38, 38, 39, 39, 39, 39, 39, 39, 42, 42, 42, 42, 42, 43, 44, 44, 44, 44, 44, 45, 45, 45
I find it interesting that I didn't get a result between 40-41, but it's not a big deal. The sample size is not the biggest, but it should be pretty accurate. --TheDotGamer 21:41, 11 December 2006 (CST)
- A weapon of similar design was also used in the James Bond film Octopussy.
- Coincidentally, this resembles a weapon used in Megaman X3; however, Jick has confirmed that this is not an intentional reference.
- Another weapon in this vein appeared in the martial arts classic Master of the Flying Guillotine.
--Jonrock 19:47, December 12, 2006 (CST)