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Stevethomas
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I wish I had the newer version instead of the original version. Darn.

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I'm torn on that, Steve.

The magnetic catches on the new version are, in theory, an improvement, but I find the handling tricky, particularly turning them on any kind of a soft surface, as they can get stuck.
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My Hip Hop Magician should be heading my way this week sometime. I cannot wait to start working with it.

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ABC Gumball Machine is the BEST!
BScott8870
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Blow Yur Stack is an illusion I have had on my want list now for two years.

I think this is by far their best illusion.

Does anyone have a used one they would be willing to sell?
Stevethomas
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BYS isn't really an illusion, it's more of a comedy game. There's no real magic, just lots of laughs and a "look, don't see" part of the routine.

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While the Funhouse may be somewhat derrivative of other rabbit production boxes, it is really well made. The black art blows people away... I may have to add it to the list (but without removing Blow Yur Stack). It's really well designed, and the party poppers get the audience screaming . . .
Wanlu
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I sold my Balloon Wand 2 and got the original Balloon Wand. The original design looks nicer on stage Smile and it also hides one of the gimmicks Smile

My BYS will be here sooon although Im not really sure how I can add it to my routine Smile

Thanks Smile

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Wanlu, BYS is great for creating a "game show" type atmosphere. In fact, I'd suggest it would work better if you had a couple of other tests before setting the kids to stack the cups. Interestingly, I came across a manufacturer's game some time ago, which IS BYS, but with a few more rules.
If you want to add a bit of extra comedy, I highly recommend using a "blindfold bag" which covers your whole head. It looks MUCH funnier than a blindfold, and you can really ham it up, stumbling around the stage, etc. Then, when a kid who's not playing "Blow Yur Stack" grabs a cup and tries to stack it, you keep him back, as if the blindfold bag weren't there....
I don't use BYS as much as it deserves, because I really have so many great routines from Chance. But it is one of the truly original Wolf products, always goes down a storm.
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Wanlu
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Thanks Potty Smile

I have no doubts about the craftsmanship and aesthetics of BYS...just worried about the routine if it will blend with the act. Smile

But I'll try it soon Smile

Thanks

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devlinn
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Does anyone know when "Funhouse" will be available again?
How do you select the color of the prop? I've seen photos of Funhouse in Red, Blue, and Green.
Chance Wolf
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Devlinn,
The Funhouse comes in RED only. I have built Green versions but found the demand was far higher for the Red so we decided to stick with one color.
I can never say when a prop will be in stock again.
I am a one man operation with an extreme high demand for products.
I try to introduce 3-4 new effects a year while re-stocking the props in priority of the highest waiting list.
The best anyone can do is email us using the contact link on the product of interest web page and we will place you on the Interested List.
This does NOT commit you to purchase but will give you first right to purchase once the run is complete.
Some may ask...
"Why don't you just hire more people?"
well...I tried that and it was not worth the headache.
Good craftsman are VERY hard to find that understand production manufacturing.
Combined with the ridiculous employee taxes, laws, liabilities and the Washington State government attempting everything within their power to CRIPPLE small businesses...it's just not worth it.
Plus...I think it is kind of cool that EVERY product that comes out of my shop is hand built by ME..in America..no outsourcing, no importing.
A good ol' American Craftsman doing his thing!
OK...lecture over Smile
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Chance
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Wanlu
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Hi Chance,

Can you share a little history on the Balloon wand Smile why you had to make a balloon wand 2? Smile

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Wanlu,

I seem to recall Chance indicated in a prior Café post that he came to realize that manufacturing the original Jumbo Balloon Wand was very costly/time consuming. (Lots of detailed workmanship.) I believe the Jumbo Balloon Wand 2 allowed him to still create a quality product and maintain a higher profit margin.
Wanlu
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Thanks Ziff Smile
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kihei kid
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Jumbo Balloon Wand 2. Just picked one up used luckly. IMHO, this prop/act has enormous potential.

Limited only by your imagination, not to mention at 350.00 the price is a steal.

Thank you Chance for recreating this. Major kudos.
In loving memory of Hughie Thomasson 1952-2007.

You brought something beautiful to this world, you touched my heart, my soul and my life. You will be greatly missed.

Until we meet again “my old friend”.
The Great Smartini
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I've rethought my position on this and have decided that the one thing I want from Wolf's Magic is that Chance guy. I'd keep him and his family well taken care of and he could make my entire show! Now if only I could win the lottery or discover a government grant program that I could access for this. Can you imagine how crazy one's show would be if he made all of your props?!

jeff
Mike McEathron
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I want the new effect about to be released FLEA>>>>>>sopke to chance today after the discription...i put my name on the list ....sounds like a winner to me I cant wait to see it.
devlinn
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Hi Chance;

Thanks for the clarification
Red works for me...
I have (and will again if needed) asked to put my name on the standby list...
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A couple of the original "Jumbo Balloon Wands" are up for sale in the "For Sale" section here.
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