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Decibel33
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Okay, so I'm guessing that a 3 dollar difference is not the difference between solid and hollow. Or am I wrong?
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Keep specific funny wands for specific tricks.

When using the breakaway wand, make sure the child hods it up high so the entire audience can see the gag.

The Pop Away Wand was invented by Maurice Philips and first released by Supreme Magic in 1972. When Trixie Bond marketed it, she called it The Topsy Popsy Wand.
When using it stand behind the child and have him or her hold the wand in their right hand - you are still holding it as well. It makes it look as though the child is making the end fly off. Also, in showing the child how to wave the wand and say the magic word, move his/her hand up so the wand wallops you on the head.
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Without seeing the replies until now - hold the wand with the elastic in it and let it hit your nose and jerk back.
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I think you will find after using all these good ideas and doing some research that you will have a new problem: What wand gag "not" to use.
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There's a list of gag wands on this thread.

Another set of "matching wands" I have are a popaway wand and a squeeker wand. I got those many years ago (I think from David Ginn). I think they were both made by Supreme.

For the squeeker wand, you squeeze it, and instead of the ends falling off, it squeeks. I use those two wands in one routine.

There might have also been a third matching wand, which had spring snakes or spring wands in it (I think).

I also use a breakaway wand, stretching wand, fishing pole wand, jumbo surprise wand (spring snakes inside), spring wand, wand to flower (not fantasio style - you pull the outer metal tube away and the child ends up holding a feather flower), tipple topple wand, and multiplying wands in various tricks.

The most gag wands I'll use in one magic routine are 4.

- Donald

P.S. At one time, there was a very high quality breakaway wand available. And it was priced accordingly ($20-$30). I have one. I've had both the cheap and high quality versions. If you are comparing a $4 and a $7 breakaway wand, they are probably both the same low quality.
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On 2009-06-04 21:05, Decibel33 wrote:
I recently purchased the breakaway wand from the Magic Warehouse for $4. Still waiting for it to arrive. Most other places are selling the same wand for around $7. Is there a difference in quality or is The Magic Warehouse just able to get these cheaper?


There is a difference in some of them. I have not purchased one from The Magic Warehouse, but I did purchase a very inexpensive one once. Never again. It was shorter, and maybe a little smaller, not as glossy, the ends looked fake, etc. I never put it in my show.

The last one I bought was from Steven's Magic, and I paid quite a bit more for it. )around $18, I believe) It is a little above the standard grade ($7 class), but the difference is subtle. There is a really high dollar one that used to be in the $30-$40 range, but had increased to about twice that the last time I checked. I could never see putting that much into it.

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Thanks DOnald for pointing that out:
Updated List:


  • Appearing Pole Wand: Wand is pulled from bag, book, or other object-like the pole, broom, shovel, & crayon
  • Appearing Wand: Wand Appears in a Variety of ways
  • Balloon Wand: Balloon that looks like a Wand
  • Bang Wand: It exploses
  • Barbie Wand:Barbie doll on the end of a wand (my magic blonde)
  • Batter Up Wand: A wand that turns into a baseball bat (Mike Bent)
  • Beacon Wand: Light spins or flashes on end
  • Beacon (lollipop): End Falls off replaces with Lollipop
  • Bending/Stretching Wand: Twists and Bends Wand
  • Bendy Wand: It Gends like rubber
  • Blank Roll-Out Wand
  • Blinking Wand: End of wand has a blinking small laserlike-light.
  • Blow Dart Wand: It Shots a toy dart
  • Breakaway Wand End: White tip falls down
  • Breakaway Wand: It falls apart
  • Caterpillar Wand: Caterpiller spring out
  • Certificate Wand: A certificate that looks like a wand when rolled up
  • Coin Producing Wand: Coin appears on tip
  • Color Changing Wand: Changes from black to red.
  • Confetti Wand: Paper Flys out
  • Cow Wand: It moos when you tur it over
  • Dancing Wand: Dances around
  • Disobedient Wand:
  • Duster wand: Turns into a Feather Duster (Silly Billy)
  • Elite Magicians Wand
  • Entending Wand: It telescopes or extends to be about six feet long.
  • Expanding Wand: Rools out to look like a real wand
  • Exploding Wand: Like the Shooting wand
  • Fishing Pole Wand: David Ginn item that breaks apart
  • Five-In-One Wand
  • Flash Flower Wand-Double
  • Flash Wand: It shots out flash paper
  • Floating Wand: Light Weight wand
  • Flower Wand: Produces a Flower
  • Flowers From Wand
  • Fly Swatter Wand: Fly swatter instead of a wand- of course the kids will tell you that you are wrong.
  • Foam Rubber Wand: Four Foot Foam Wand
  • Giant Wand : Spring Snake Wand (25 Snakes Pop Out)
  • Ginn's Fishing Wand: It Breaks
  • Green Tip Wand: Wand with a green tip
  • Harry Potter Wand: A stick with Magical powers
  • Honking Wand: Horn connected to it
  • Jumbo Inflated Wand: Silly Billy Wand
  • Knotty Wand: Wand with a knot in the middle
  • Lollipop Wand (Beacon): End Falls off replaces with Lollipop
  • Long John Wand: Caps have phone cord wire
  • Magic Blond: A Barbie on the end of a wand.
  • Magic Color Wand: Flat Wand whith different colors on other side (Paddle Effect)
  • Magic Wand: small wand[/b]
  • Magic Wands (Plastic): Just a plastic wand
  • Moo Wand: It moos like a cow when you tur it over
  • Mouse Wand: A small mouse comes from the end. (Warren Stevens)
  • Multiplying Wands: Multiple Wands are stacked inside each other.
  • Musical Wands: Halloween props that make a magical sound. (Boy Assistants love these)
  • Needle Holder Wand W/Lubricant: Holds needle for Needle thru Balloon effect
  • Nesting Wands: Similar to Multiplying wands
  • Paint Brush Wand: Another David Ginn wand that looks like a paint brush
  • Plunger Flower Wand: Looks like a wand with a plunger on the end, & Flower inside
  • Plunger Wand on Head: Apprentice Hat
  • Plunger Wand: Changes into Toilet Plunger
  • Pop Wand: End Pops Off
  • Popsy-Topsy Wand
  • Power Wand: Has a party popper in the end which pops out streamers.
  • Princess Wand: Musicial Wand for girls shaped like a heart.
  • Rabbit Wand: Character Wand where Assistant Face appears as the rabbit in a hat (Wand Rolls Down)
  • Rattle Wands: (Royal)
  • Reel Magic Wand: Invisible Thread
  • Ridiculous Wand: Bending soft wand
  • Rising Wand: It Jumps Out of Your Hand
  • Rising Wand: It Rises
  • Rope Wand: A Rope that is a wand
  • Sauage Wand: Spring Franks
  • Secret Wand: It has a picture of Secret Deodorant on it.. Get it Secret
  • Silk Vanish Wand: Silk Vanishes
  • Silk Production Wand: Instantly produces silk.
  • Silly Wand: Stretchind and twisitng wand (Silly Billy)
  • Snake Wand: Want turns into a Spring Snake.
  • Sneaky Snakey Wand: a wand to snake to wand to snake
  • Spring Wand: Giant Spring Wand, Small (Snake Can) Spring Wands
  • Apider Wand: A Spider Comes out (Warren Stevens)
  • Squeeking Wand: it squeeks, when you squeeze it
  • String Em' a Wand: a wand that shoots silly string!
  • Telephone Wand: White Tips are Attached with Telephone cord. (Lit'le John Wand)
  • Tipple Topple Wand: Tips Droop
  • Tipsy Wand: Tip falls like Breakaway Wand
  • Vanishing Wand: Fant
  • Vanishing Wand: It vanishes-Disappears
  • Vanishing Wand: Powell
  • Wailing Wand: Makes a sound when turned over
  • Wackey Wand: A Chance Wolf Product
  • Wand Bar: a wooden bar with 6 colored wands in it. When the kid tries to take one out the rest fall through the bar- excellent for misdirection as well.
  • Wand To Sausages
  • Wand To Snake
  • Wild Wand Fantasy: Wooden,England
  • Windmill Wand:
  • Wizard Wand: Wooden
  • Wobbly Wand: It wobbles... from Warren Stevens
  • Wooden Spoon: It turns into a wooden Spoon
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Wow!

I guess that about sums it up!!! Smile
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Dennis, I don't see Flipple Tipple Wand on the list. Is it exactly the same as the Tipple Topple?

Regan
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I think the Silver Sceptre deserves a mention here. It always gets great reactions from the kids. I typically use it to open my show which gets the kids going right away. Definitely my favorite wand.

-Steve
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On 2009-06-04 22:31, Decibel33 wrote:
Okay, so I'm guessing that a 3 dollar difference is not the difference between solid and hollow. Or am I wrong?
Yes, 3.00 could very well be the difference but I would ask the dealer before I bought it, just to make sure you are getting the solid one.

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On 2009-06-04 15:24, magicone wrote:


I am not sure this wand would go good in the living room shows..

I am buying my set on June 24! The big discount day they are having..
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I don't use the "Biggest Wand" in my home shows, you are right it is too big and inflating it makes a lot of noise Smile
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Yes but you can buy the bag of them and have them all inflated just don't use the new largest one)

June 24th they are giving ahuge discount
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Kevinr -

Your post is a little confusing, and you might not be saying this. I can't tell by your "...buy the bag of them and have them all inflated..." comment.

However, for the set of seven "Bigger Wands", none of them are inflatable.

It's only the "Biggest Wand" (different item sold by itself) that is inflatable.

- Donald
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Hi Dennis
I think one wand you may not know about not on your list is the WOW WAND it is on the site under comedy wands.
Yours
Derek
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On 2009-06-04 12:02, jackturk wrote:
Just a thought... why settle for ONE wand gag?
Why not string 2 or 3 silly wand props together?

I use a breakaway wand, spring wand, and multiplying
wands one right after the other and it gets a
great response.

--Jack


Jack,

You are so right. I use many wands, breakaway fan, an old hand blender. The kids love it and I get lots of laughs. My motto is "we create fun for kids." and that is exactly what having all those wands do.

Steven
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Here is video of a guy using multiple wands in his act: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uxq1YOHUOkQ&NR=1
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The classic Vanishing and Reappearing Wand is always a winner. This is one where the wand is wrapped in newspaper and the newspaper crushed to affect the disappearance. The wand is then reproduced from your coat, pocket or wherever you want. I always liked how you could tap the paper to show the wand was there until just before the vanish.
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Hi everybody,

at the webshop of Hank Lee there is a "Breakaway Wand - Deluxe" for $75.

Best wishes

Daniel (the Fishing Pole Wand - Fan)
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On 2009-07-07 01:46, Steve Burton wrote:
The classic Vanishing and Reappearing Wand is always a winner. This is one where the wand is wrapped in newspaper and the newspaper crushed to affect the disappearance. The wand is then reproduced from your coat, pocket or wherever you want. I always liked how you could tap the paper to show the wand was there until just before the vanish.

I loved this when I was a young magician. I recently bought the one from Empire. Here's the problem, I can't disappear it in the classic manner of tearing up the newspaper. The paper t*** won't tear! It's just too thick. Are there any suggestions? I can always crumble the newspaper, but I like the tear better.
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I've seen it done when the dirty work of disposing of the wand is done, a pair of sharp scissors are picked up and the paper is cut into bits. Looked real good from the audience side of things.

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