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On 2012-10-11 14:16, Donald Dunphy wrote:
If you had built it out of wood framework, with cloth panels fastened on, and it doesn't break down, then you didn't really build the Creative Magic version of Arabian Tent.


And if you made the framework from PVC tubing, then you are a fan of magicnook. Smile

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I guess you can argue about what level of "customisation" these guys offered. For the WORKING ENTERTAINER they provided quality props which worked and earned real green.

Let's not forget that simple fact.

Bigger Wands were a very, very good investment for me and others I know.

The cost of my "portion" of CM is probably far less than the profits I've turned through using their products.

Nothing is for sale - yet.

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BTW, I just had a lovely new bag made to hold my BW's fully assembled. If you ever are lucky enough to own a set, it's the best way to keep them fresh.
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BTW, I just had a lovely new bag made to hold my BW's fully assembled. If you ever are lucky enough to own a set, it's the best way to keep them fresh.


I thought the broke down for ease of transport. Are your fully assembled ones difficult to transport?
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I use my creative products at all the shows
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Plus I will be selling some extra items all unused soon. Just waiting to hit the magic 50
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On 2012-10-11 13:55, Rodney Palmer wrote:
Kevin,

Can we see some PHOTO's of the ones you made? I sure would like to see those Candy Cane ones. ????????????????????

RP


I would bet everyone seems to be making me out to be some kinda crook since I made something that is so cheap to make form a company that was charging a fortune for it and keep in mind I bought the original and THEY ARE OUT OF BUSINESS!!

They DO NOT own the rights to every old effect that have been around 100 years if you make the same old effect yourself out of the same material they did. I disagree.
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Kevinr,

I do not think that you are some kind of crook. I just want to see your work and see how they turned out. However, I am now becoming suspicious that you did not make any of the props you listed above because you have avoided my question to send me a photo. I did not ask you to post a photo but send some to me via email.

It sounds like you know what you are doing and I just wanted to see the fruits of your hard labor.

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All I can say is about the original thrust of the post. I had Bigger Wands and it sat in my storage area for over a year before I used them. I WAS AN IDIOT!!!!

This is a great prop to add to a ROUTINE!!!

I am so happy with my Bigger Wands. Do I use them in every show. No, because I need a way to hide them.

But when I do big stage shows or use my backdrop they are part of my show.
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On 2012-10-11 14:40, Potty the Pirate wrote:
BTW, I just had a lovely new bag made to hold my BW's fully assembled. If you ever are lucky enough to own a set, it's the best way to keep them fresh.


I thought the broke down for ease of transport. Are your fully assembled ones difficult to transport?


Just noticed this question. The problem with breaking them down every show is not only extra time - but the fabric covers wear very quickly - especially the elasticated "cuffs" on the white tips. Fully assembled, I believe the largest of the set is 7' long. So the bag is slightly longer than this. It easily fits into my Volvo estate.

Not only does the bag keep them in good condition, but it also means they're "hidden" at all times. I only have to rip open the velcro closure about 18" and make sure all the wands are easily accessible before I start the show.
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Isn't creative out of business and didn't they sell off all their product at reduced prices, if so then making a similar product would not be an issue.
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Dave -

See the other thread I linked to, back on page one.

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How much would an original set of these with the bag be worth on the used market...mine are in excellent condition.
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There is really no exact price. It all depends on the seller.
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I'm just asking for a ballpark price,,,I don't want to overprice them but I don't want to leave money on the table.
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Mike (shomemagic) -

Because I'm a portion holder, I've been watching other people buy and sell their Creative Magic products. One item that is selling for more than retail is "Bigger Wands", because it is in great demand. People who are selling complete, new sets from their portions are typically getting anywhere from $250-$300 for them.

Sometimes they will bundle "Bigger Wands" and "Biggest Wand" (or just the inflatable for "Biggest Wand"), to get a little more.

See this thread, as well as keep your eyes on the buy and sell areas of the Café and other places ("SME" on Facebook, "Trade, Sell or Buy Your Creative Magic Products" group on Facebook, etc.), and you'll see that I'm correct.

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If anyone want to sell-I want them also-I will pay 300 for them
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The portion holders only got two sets of these - so I think they will remain rare as hen's teeth. Although they received more of the "Biggest Wand" (which is the really important one!)

Wizzo the Wizard recommended these to me, years before I actually invested in them. Of course, they were an immediate success, and brought the house down!

If anyone owns them, I highly recommend having a seamstress make up a bag to carry the wands ready-to-go.

Breaking them down after every show quickly starts to make them look shabby....whereas, if they are kept in a sturdy (canvas?) bag, and don't need to be taken apart (mine are now hot-glued together), they will last many, many times longer. Mind you, you need to make sure your vehicle can carry them assembled....

The simplest prop, yet at the same time, the most hilarious, great for photographs, and absolutely will stay in the memory of a child, for the rest of his life.
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I have these, and also the extra big inflatable one. The problem is that for most of my gigs, I don't have a good place to hide them during the show. I don't use a backdrop, and even if I did, the backdrop wouldn't hide the biggest one, and often the kids will go around the back anyway. Maybe you guys tend to have better venues - I used to have better venues and gigs when I lived in Columbus - it's weird how stuff changes from city to city.
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