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Topic: Ventriloquist Magic Wand
Message: Posted by: ColinDymond (Oct 25, 2010 05:07PM)
I saw this today and I was very tempted. He looks even better in the flesh so to speak.
http://www.razamatazzmagic.com/magicshop_001/products.php?Product=469&Title=Wand_-_Walter_wand
Message: Posted by: Neznarf (Oct 27, 2010 12:41PM)
$245 + shipping.

This is great.
Message: Posted by: ColinDymond (Nov 11, 2010 12:15PM)
Thay have just released a clown version of the wand. He looks great.
http://www.razamatazzmagic.com/magicshop_001/products.php?Product=488&Title=Wand_-_Charlie_Clown_Wand_%28NEW%29
Message: Posted by: Ken Dumm (Nov 11, 2010 01:16PM)
Very cool....
Message: Posted by: Carl Mustaine (Nov 11, 2010 04:16PM)
Who comes up with these ideas? The clown looks by far the cooler of the wands!

Could you actually use this in an act? If the audience is too close, would the vent side of the act be ruined?

Reagrds

Carl
Message: Posted by: ColinDymond (Nov 11, 2010 05:00PM)
Carl. This is definately usable. I'd only worry if it was a big crowd the ones at the back might night see it. But its fine for birthday parties.
Message: Posted by: Regan (Nov 13, 2010 09:47AM)
I'm a very traditional guy, so my wands don't usually talk. :)

Regan
Message: Posted by: ChrisJ (Nov 13, 2010 11:15PM)
These look very cool. I can see how they would bring a humor element in. They look nicely made.
Message: Posted by: Razamatazz Magic (Feb 28, 2011 04:06AM)
[quote]
On 2010-11-11 17:16, Carl Mustaine wrote:
Who comes up with these ideas? The clown looks by far the cooler of the wands!

Could you actually use this in an act? If the audience is too close, would the vent side of the act be ruined?

Reagrds

Carl
[/quote]

Hi Carl, sorry missed this thread and only just seen it. :(

These are not normal size magic wands but giant magic wands. Many vent guys have been using them in their shows with no problems. If you have any questions please feel free to contact us. Several new puppet wands have been added to the range including the new Super Hero wand with cape activation button. Here is a video of it working. It will give you an idea of size :)

http://www.razamatazzmagic.com/magicshop_001/products.php?Product=503&Title=Puppet_Wand_-_Wonder_Wand

Lastly, does anyone know how much a stand is at vent heaven ?

Regards Andy & Sue
Message: Posted by: ColinDymond (Feb 28, 2011 04:19AM)
Hi Any
You need to contact Mark Wade.
markwade@kidshowvent.com
He's the Man!
Message: Posted by: kidshowvent (Feb 28, 2011 05:28AM)
Hi Andy and Sue,

For the record, I bought one of the regular talking wands (a guy wand) early on and plan to use it in my library shows this summer. It is a terrific prop / puppet and I recommend it highly. It's extremely well made and would work well in libraries, birthday parties, and other kid friendly venues. I give it five stars out of five!

As for tables at the Vent Haven conVENTion, first you must be registered to be a dealer and the registration is $125. for the first family memer and $95.00 each for additional family members (thru May 15, then it increases by $20.00). Dealer's tables are $90. for the first table and $75.00 for the second table, with a limit of two tables per each vendor. Hope this helps, Andy, and I would love to see you and Sue this year at VH!

Mark
markwade@kidshowvent.com
Message: Posted by: TonyB2009 (Feb 28, 2011 07:28AM)
I saw these wands at the Bournemouth convention. Very cool. I am saving up to get one made, a druid's head on top of a six foot staff. It will bring my storytelling session to new heights. Beautiful workmanship on all of them.
Message: Posted by: Dickens & Dave (Feb 28, 2011 08:53AM)
I like those wands myself, very cool, although converting the pounds to dollars it becomes 250.-something, so I think that's something that may be waiting.
Message: Posted by: Razamatazz Magic (Feb 28, 2011 02:49PM)
[quote]
On 2011-02-28 06:28, kidshowvent wrote:
Hi Andy and Sue,

For the record, I bought one of the regular talking wands (a guy wand) early on and plan to use it in my library shows this summer. It is a terrific prop / puppet and I recommend it highly. It's extremely well made and would work well in libraries, birthday parties, and other kid friendly venues. I give it five stars out of five!

As for tables at the Vent Haven conVENTion, first you must be registered to be a dealer and the registration is $125. for the first family memer and $95.00 each for additional family members (thru May 15, then it increases by $20.00). Dealer's tables are $90. for the first table and $75.00 for the second table, with a limit of two tables per each vendor. Hope this helps, Andy, and I would love to see you and Sue this year at VH!

Mark
markwade@kidshowvent.com
[/quote]

Hi all,

Thanks for the information. Vent Haven sounds fantastic fun. We have many conventions to attend this year so may be a squeeze to attend this year but we could think about the following one. Do you think our Puppet wands would be suitable for this convention ???

Colin, we will quiz you about Vent Haven when you get back. You will have to come and see us again : )
We still have to film you with the Puppet wands !

Thanks also Mark for your kind comments on our Walter Wand. We have put a lot of time, money with many prototypes to get the final full working versions. It has been difficult but we finally got there. We had this vision for a magic wand that talked but had no idea at the time if it was possible. Many performers still don't realise how big the wand actually is. They think it is the size of a normal magic wand but anyone that has bought one (from Kimmo, Potty Pirate, magic Dave etc, that's enough name dropping - LOL) knows that it is much, much larger although still light weight.

We are also working on a magic trick box which will "magically" swap the wand for another, hence we can get a normal wand which will be made soon (no face) to magically turn into a puppet wand OR place the Walter Wand inside and you draw a red curtain across, then when it is drawn back again he has changed into the SUPER HERO Version :)
The super hero (Wonder wand) is the very latest puppet wand to be designed and features new CAPE activation button.

[img]http://i54.tinypic.com/igyhyx.jpg[/img]

[img]http://i56.tinypic.com/2wqelxu.jpg[/img]
Message: Posted by: Razamatazz Magic (Apr 13, 2011 02:20AM)
Now available: New dummy wand to use with the puppet wand range to add to any routine. The magician uses the normal looking wand which they can switch with a puppet wand at any time in the performance. The Dummy Wand is made of the same materials and is the same size as the puppet wands which means it will also fit into the puppet wand base.

[img]http://i52.tinypic.com/1ovk7s.jpg[/img]

Coming soon is the switcho box which will actually switch the wands magically !
Message: Posted by: Howie Diddot (Jun 10, 2011 03:34PM)
Is there a youtube video, or any video demonstration for the switch box?
Message: Posted by: lozey (Jun 10, 2011 08:34PM)
Razz, are you bringing any of these to Leamington Day of Magic?
Message: Posted by: Howie Diddot (Jun 21, 2011 02:07PM)
How much are they?

Any Videos anywhere?
Message: Posted by: Howie Diddot (Jun 24, 2011 11:18PM)
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Message: Posted by: Dickens & Dave (Jun 25, 2011 01:55AM)
At the current exchange rate, approx 247. plus shipping.
Message: Posted by: querni (Jun 25, 2011 06:03AM)
They are great...

If you Order One, you should Order a Dummywand for 12 Dollar top
Message: Posted by: Howie Diddot (Jun 25, 2011 09:34AM)
I would like very much to see a video of how it works, or a demonstration of the performance before sending my order in
Message: Posted by: Dickens & Dave (Jun 25, 2011 10:06AM)
Did you check out the two links at the beginning of this thread? They don't show someone actually using them in a bit, but they show how they operate.
I tried to find one on youtube of someone actually doing a bit with one, but couldn't find any.
Message: Posted by: Howie Diddot (Jun 25, 2011 11:26AM)
Thanks for looking and helping me out.

In watching the video, it does not show the bottom of the wand; if it has the other hand operating the wand in plain view,it makes it a lame Illusion.

I am looking for the wand in action; in my short time here I have learned that the picture from the manufacture does not tell the whole story. I have accumulated a few tricks that looked great in the advertisement, but in real life they donít measure up.
Message: Posted by: ColinDymond (Jun 25, 2011 01:04PM)
I have played with a couple of the wands, basically you hold the wand near the bottom and your thumb rests on the control lever. This lever moves the head side to side and operates the mouth. The eyes close when you put it back on the stand, although you can operate the eyes with your litte finger or with the other hand. It is possible to see your thumb moving a bit but with good srcipting these wands look so good that no one will care.
Message: Posted by: Howie Diddot (Jun 25, 2011 01:23PM)
Colin;

How close do you need to be to see the movements; will it work from a stage, or is it more of a close-up prop needing to stand rather close to see the movements.

Youtube videos would answer the questions
Message: Posted by: ColinDymond (Jun 25, 2011 02:04PM)
I hope to do some filming with them this week. The mouth isn't very big but wil work for most birthday parties. I'm not sure how big a crowd they would work for. I'll ask some others who have them already.
Message: Posted by: Howie Diddot (Jun 25, 2011 08:55PM)
Thanks Colin; I appricate it