Derek Cockrum from the world famous “Hellzapoppin Circus Sideshow” Presents:

Skill-Toy Emporium

Olympia, Washington

Est. 2023


Derek Cockrum is a Yo-Yo Master, juggler, diabolo player, balisong enthusiast, and fire-eater from beautiful Washington state.

Derek has been able to demonstrate his skills live, up-close, and in-person for thousands of screaming “Hellzapoppin Circus Sideshow” fans across North America. In the process, Derek has gotten to share the stage and perform along side of world famous circus and sideshow performers, magicians, sword swallowers, acrobats, Cirque Du Soleil stars, Guinness Book Of World Record holders, Ripley’s Believe It Or Not featured performers, The Go Big Show, America’s Got Talent and Britain’s Got Talent Contestants.

The Benefits Of Learning A Skill Toy!

Skill Toys and skill based activities provide mental exercise and stimulation which can help keep the brain active and healthy by engaging in strategic thinking, problem-solving, and decision making. Players challenge their cognitive abilities and promote mental agility. They, also, require players to remember rules, strategies, moves and tricks.

Regular practice can help enhance memory retention and recall abilities, which are crucial for everyday tasks and cognitive functioning. They, also, help promote the development of fine motor skills, hand-eye coordination, improves concentration and cultivates patience!

About Us

Over 20 years ago, I picked up my first Duncan yo-yo and began my exciting journey into the wonderful world of skill toys. I never thought my affinity for skill toys would land me a job with the World Famous “Hellzapoppin Circus Sideshow,” after thousands of hours of practice over the span of more than twenty years, I found myself traveling and demonstrating my abilities to audiences everywhere! I am still not done learning and nowhere close to bored with any of it! in my travels and experiences as a performer, I have picked up a few exciting new hobbies and skills along the way!

My dream, mission and goal is to share the joy I have found with skill toys and skill-based activities with the world. I hope to spread my passion for skill toys to the next generation. I aim to keep people of ALL AGES inspired, entertained, and physically/mentally engaged for many years to come!


Lessons And Workshops!

Derek offers private one-on-one coaching, small group lessons and workshops for beginners:  Yo-Yo’s, Juggling and Diabolo, either in-person, or online!

The Proper Tools For The Job!

I believe when a person is armed with the right tools and resources anyone at any age can learn to play and enjoy each and every one of the fine quality skill toys here at the Skill Toy Emporium! We have personally tested hundreds of different products from dozens of manufacturers over the span of 20 years to present the high quality products we offer here today. The products featured and sold here have all been hand tested and tuned to perfection by our in-house expert!

I offer professional quality products for the best possible prices in a wide variety of beautiful colors and styles! So step right up and head on over to our shop page! Kick start an exciting new hobby and dive right in!

We offer professional level demonstrations and workshops! We sell top quality: yo-yo's, diabolos, juggling equipment and other professional quality skill toys and accesories!

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