James Copley was the owner of Death By Yo-Yo, which was a small manufacturer of high-end Delrin and Aluminum yo-yos, started in 2007. The first yo-yo in the line, the Gung-Fu, was released in 2007, with the first aluminum in there line the E.K.G. released in the spring of 2008.
Prior to the creation of Death By Yo-Yo, Copley was known for his string dying techniques, which he was able to successfully translate to his custom dye jobs found on the Delrin Gung-Fu’s
Toward the end of 2008, among much turmoil Death By Yo-Yo slowly eroded most of its reputation by poorly handled trades and sales. The left only the shell of what DBYY once was.