Donald F. Duncan, Jr , formed Playmaxx Toy Company in 1976. Duncan was the son of Donald F. Duncan the original founder of Duncan Yo-yo Company. Duncan Jr originally named his company Duncraft, but due to the similarities with Flambeau Inc, Duncan line of yo-yos the company only held this name for 6 months. The name was then changed to Duracraft at the request of the current Duncan Company. In 1988, Duncan changed the name from Duracraft to Playmaxx as it remained until the company’s acquisition in 2001. Eventually, this company was sold to Flambeau Plastic Company.