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Topic: Pip pop wand - WHAT GIVES!
Message: Posted by: Sam Sandler (Sep 8, 2011 01:52PM)
Hey I tried this about a year ago and never found what I was looking for so thought I would try again

when I first bought one some time ago it was awesome. unfortionatly after 500 shows the one tip cracked and no longer pips or pops

I bought a new one andit was CRAP! turned out it was from india. however I have since bought them from other "reputable" dealers and they are all the same junk!

does any one know if the original ones are still available and if so WHERE who was it that made them who sold them

I really really want one or two or three or more to have for my shows!

thanks

sam
Message: Posted by: Quentin (Sep 8, 2011 02:19PM)
Sounds like you are referring to the Pop Away Wand. A giant plastic wand where the end flies off when you squeeze it.

Invented by Maurice Philips and first released by Supreme in the early 1970's. They worked perfectly. Later ones by Supreme still worked but sometimes you needed to but a ring of selloptape - clear adhesive tape - inside the tips to ensure an airtight fit.

More recently Trixie Bond released a version which worked very well and I think she called it the Tipple Topple Wand or the Topple Popple Wand.

Try a ring (or a few rings) of tape inside the tip before discarding the prop.
Message: Posted by: Sam Sandler (Sep 8, 2011 02:36PM)
Thanks for the info

I am thinking that I have the trixie bond version- I will look up the info for trixie and contact to see if I can get new ones

the one I have is SHOT no way to repair it. I remember it being called the pip pop wand but maybe I am wrong

thanks

sam
Message: Posted by: Chuck Lyons (Sep 8, 2011 02:47PM)
I thought David Ginn had sold something like that at one time. You might check with him.
Message: Posted by: Sam Sandler (Sep 8, 2011 03:30PM)
I think I bought it from him long ago but when I checked with him last year he did not have them.
I emailed trixie but will call david or email him too to see what I can find out

thanks
Message: Posted by: The Mighty Fool (Sep 9, 2011 01:31AM)
It's the topsy popsy wand and I THINK Hocuspocus has them. (Trixie's that is)
Message: Posted by: EricHenning (Sep 9, 2011 07:02AM)
Trixie Bond's wand is called the "Topsy Popsy Wand" and it is available form many dealers, including Denny & Lee's Magic Studio in Baltimore, MD and Las Vegas, NV. http://www.dennymagic.com
I use it all the time and I am still using the ones I got from Trixie in 2003.
Hope this helps,
Eric
Message: Posted by: Ken Dumm (Sep 9, 2011 10:13AM)
I bought 2 back in 2003, and am still using the first one. It's awesome. Make sure you use advice from David Ginn, and using tape, attach rope to the insides of the caps, so they don't go out of your control when they fly off.
Ken
Message: Posted by: Sam Sandler (Sep 9, 2011 11:16AM)
Thanks guys

I have used my wand in over 500 shows and I don't think I will ever put the rope and tape inside. I love it flying out into the audience.

that being said iagree if you don't have great audience management yes use davids idea.

I emailed every one but not one return yet.

I will order one from hocus pocus today and let you know when I get it if it is indeed the same one I had.

the new ones or the ones from india all have some kind of "lip" on the white cap and the wand is not the same length. and no matter how hard I squeezed it never really poped off and when it did it was realy hi and far. very little control with it.

thanks again

sam
Message: Posted by: Regan (Sep 9, 2011 01:26PM)
Topsy Popsy is the way to go! Mine works well. I did the string mod on mine.
Message: Posted by: Regan (Sep 9, 2011 01:31PM)
Topsy Popsy is the way to go! Mine works well. I did the string mod on mine.
Message: Posted by: magicman1 (Sep 9, 2011 05:01PM)
Always have a tough time keeping the tape glued on..to the caps
I tried just about everything including strips of duct tape..lol
Message: Posted by: magic4kids (Sep 9, 2011 05:14PM)
I secured the rope to the caps on mine with a hot glue gun. Still holding after 7 years.
Message: Posted by: Sam Sandler (Sep 9, 2011 05:44PM)
Spoke with trixe today and ordered two of them

will let you know what happens
Message: Posted by: Full Effect Steve (Sep 9, 2011 06:43PM)
I just ordered one of these from Misdirection Magic Shop online about a month ago. Here is the link:
http://www.misdirections.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=223&products_id=21495&option=com_zencart&Itemid=66

because I use this wand in Pre-schools I did not want the wand tip flying into the audience so I used an Extra Long "TT" Streamer. It gets tons of laughs and the quality is great! When I ordered they did have a problem with their website so I would call to place your order.
Message: Posted by: Sam Sandler (Sep 9, 2011 10:41PM)
Yes that is where I use it also for my preschool shows Love it when it shoots into the audience the kids go nuts its great!!

if I were to use some kind of string (which I doubt I will) I would use fishing line and bring out a reel and reel the cap back in that would be funny

for me the kid on stage chasing the cap around and bringing it back to me is priceless and don't want to cut that from the show.

sam
Message: Posted by: Regan (Sep 10, 2011 08:57AM)
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On 2011-09-09 18:01, magicman1 wrote:
Always have a tough time keeping the tape glued on..to the caps
I tried just about everything including strips of duct tape..lol
[/quote]

I used epoxy. It's held strong for about 5 years so far.
Message: Posted by: Al Angello (Sep 10, 2011 11:06AM)
I made a few phone calls, and Denny is out of them, but Trixie has several thousand of them. They cost $10 plus shipping.
Message: Posted by: Sam Sandler (Sep 10, 2011 11:57AM)
Correct AL

I spoke with Trixie that is what I was told as well. I ordered 2 of them
Message: Posted by: Al Angello (Sep 10, 2011 12:03PM)
Sam
After all those weather related cancellations it is good to be working again.
Message: Posted by: Al Angello (Sep 19, 2011 02:11PM)
I got my wand today, and I found it to be kinda sticky, so I tried a little WD-40, and I'm popping the top all over the room. I highly recommend this cheap prop with endless possibilities.
Message: Posted by: Sam Sandler (Sep 20, 2011 05:51AM)
Yes al

good to be doing shows! I fear that this weekend is my rain date for trappe community days and now the weather says possible thunderstorms!

yea wd 40 that's a good idea I will try that on the one I have and let you know.

thanks