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JamesinLA
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I'm working on a new educational show and peanut butter and jelly would be a good effect to teach one of the lessons, but I have no idea who makes a good one. Any suggestions where and which one to purchase? I want to be able to have the sandwich appear at the end. (Does anyone have suggestions to create a fake sandwich by the way?) Thanks!

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The original by Timothy Wenk ! I believe he is the original creator also!
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Try http://www.daverisley.com

He has the best one I've seen. It comes with the jelly jars and is far better than the original one put out by Wink.

Here is his discription: A brand new and exciting version of the classic Peanut Butter & Jelly Trick! At your command, the peanut butter switches sides with the jelly and vice versa. This new version is a vast improvement over the original!! Includes instructions, extra ideas, and The Riz's original routine.

$83.00
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Todd75,

How is it a "vast improvement over the original?"
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http://www.fabmagic.com Also puts out a really nice PB&J and with their version you DO NOT have to worry about the containers sticking. It is around $ 60.00 plus shipping.

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Vast improvement over the original is what he has on his website! I can tell you that the containers don't stick and you can show the containers empty.
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I also use the fab magic peantut butter and jelly effect and I highly recommend it.
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I've only owned the original Timothy Wenk/Metempirical Magic version and it's fantastic. You won't want to leave the covers in the heat, but the peanut butter jar is VERY realistic-looking.

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I vote for the Timothy Wenk version also.

PB&J is one of my favorite effects. Many years ago I tried using a "fake" sandwich for about six shows. The heat is on that sandwich when it appears. If they determine it to be fake sandwich your busted. I find making a real PB&J sandwich well worth the effort.

Good luck!
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John Long
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Have you considered making your own out of whatever containers fit your theme?

The basic idea is in Tarbell
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On 2009-06-08 18:21, John Long wrote:
Have you considered making your own out of whatever containers fit your theme?

The basic idea is in Tarbell


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One thing to conside is the tops on the PB jjar. My one ($45 from Steve Harmer) has a loose top that I need to reglue. I catch it each time I do the illusion. But it is 46 degrees celsius here (nearly 120 degrees f)

I like the fact that I can buy jam anywhere I go in the world so use the inside of the PB jars to store my snake cans et al.

But also consider if your venue allows PB illusions.
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On 2009-06-08 20:30, stempleton wrote:
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On 2009-06-08 18:21, John Long wrote:
Have you considered making your own out of whatever containers fit your theme?

The basic idea is in Tarbell


looking...looking...looking...


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MattMagician
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I made mine, it is a slightly different method, in which the PB and jelly are both proven to be real, by taking PB out of the PB, and jelly out of the jelly. If you're interested, PM me.

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I purchased a PBJ set at an auction over a year ago and have only used it twice in live shows. Though it is an excellent kids' show effect and routine, I have constant problems with it because the covers, or rubber sleeves, aren't much larger than the PB jars themselves and cause a suction to take place, making it at times impossible to do.

I've tried stretching the covers, baby powder, and plastic explosives to try to make it work (just kidding about the explosives). I've also punched small holes in the top to help prevent the suction from taking place. I tried reviving an old thread on this topic, but I hope no one minds if I insert this here. I'm of the mind that there is no way really to fix this, except to either make my own covers or purchase a new set. Since I bought it at an auction (and it was practically brand new), I can't really tell who the maker or distributor was. The jars say "Peanut Butter Creamy" on them. I suppose I might suggest to JamesinLA that he avoid this particular looking brand, because it appears to be a knock-off to the original.

I want to begin using this prop again, because like many others, I love the routine and the kids love it. I just can't take chances with not having much control over it. It is extremely frustrating.

Anyone have any suggestions or know something that can make this work?
JamesinLA
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Thanks, everyone. Thanks, Curtis. That is the type of info I need to make sure I get one that works.

Jim
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On 2009-06-11 18:37, John Long wrote:
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On 2009-06-08 20:30, stempleton wrote:
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On 2009-06-08 18:21, John Long wrote:
Have you considered making your own out of whatever containers fit your theme?

The basic idea is in Tarbell


looking...looking...looking...


The Wandering Glass and Bottle; V8 p250

Thanks, John...must've "passe"d over it Smile
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I also use Dave Risley's version. Because the canisters are not rubber, they don't stick. The jelly jar is a real jar, the PB jar certainly looks like one. The version I bought from Dave a few years ago at Kidabra uses Peter Pan peanut butter, which gives me the opportunity to ask the kids if they know anything about Peter Pan. You get a ton of answers and someone invariably says "He can fly." Which leads me to the astounding fact that "So can Peter Pan peanut butter. It can fly" and then I do the routine. After a couple of years, the decorative strip around the top of the canisters became a bit frayed, but it was easy to get a strip of decorative foil from a craft shop and recover it. I highly recommend Dave's PB&J.
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Julian Franklin
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Another great thing about Dave's PB&J is that the can first shown with the PB is brown and the can first shown with the Jelly is purple. This makes it much easier for kids to notice that something magical actually happened. When you have two black covers it is a bit more difficult.

Not a major thing, but if you are making a list of pros and cons, this one should be on the list.

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MattMagician
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I like the Peter Pan idea!

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