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Topic: Jay Sankey's "Wrap It Up"
Message: Posted by: Cameron Francis (Apr 12, 2007 01:41PM)
http://www.mjmmagic.com has Jay's latest newest effect available for pre-order. Let me re-phrase that. It's actually a very old effect from a set of his lecture notes from the mid 1980's. The effect was called "Sugarless Gum" (those of you who have Jay's book "20 Years Of Magic" will know the effect). It's a very cool self-wrapping gum trick. One of those tricks that you read about and go, "Huh. I bet that would look really cool". But, of course, you never make it up and try it out.

Well, check out the demo. It looks awesome. After seeing the effect performed, I'm definitely going to be picking this up. It also looks like he has a lot of new handlings on the dvd as well. I think it said it would be available April 20th.
Message: Posted by: Irishghost (Apr 12, 2007 02:12PM)
Very visual.
Message: Posted by: Blindside785 (Apr 12, 2007 02:16PM)
It is, I'm just wondering...can it be done with some normal gum. I don't really see that type of gum anywhere.
Message: Posted by: Cameron Francis (Apr 12, 2007 03:35PM)
I don't know but I would imagine so. It looks like regular bubble gum that you would find in most convenience stores.
Message: Posted by: Blindside785 (Apr 12, 2007 04:38PM)
I have always done the chewed gum turning into a full normal wrapped gum, I'm interested in the quick visual change :)
Message: Posted by: Cameron Francis (Apr 12, 2007 07:04PM)
Ms. Halloween, check out the demo. It looks to me that there are some changes to the effect. In fact, a whole slew of different handlings are being offered on the dvd.
Message: Posted by: Cameron Francis (Apr 13, 2007 10:58AM)
True. But I'm always interested in the way creators explore their own effects. You never know when an alternative handling can inspire another alternative handling...
Message: Posted by: Review King (Apr 14, 2007 10:49PM)
Jim Pace released this effect some years ago calling it All Stuck Up. Sankey went nuts e-mailing magi all around the world that Jim stole it. I think Jim reminded him that Jim owned the rigths to it. Unfortuantely Jay didn't e-mail everyone back saying so. He just said he and Jim worked it out.
Message: Posted by: Castle2369 (Apr 19, 2007 07:23PM)
This looks absolutely fantastic, very visual.

-Erick :)
Message: Posted by: Magicmike40 (Apr 20, 2007 11:58AM)
Can you hand the gum out after the effect? :confused:
Magic Mike
Message: Posted by: BrianMillerMagic (Apr 20, 2007 12:03PM)
Unless there's a difference from the one that he already has on the market (I guess this one just includes a DVD with new handlings), then yes, it can be handed out. The gum in the wrapper at the end ought to be completely normal.
Message: Posted by: big dan (Apr 22, 2007 12:29AM)
Yes it can be handed out! One of the variations has the gum re-wrapping itself in mid air and caught by the spectator!

I think it looks good! But then I don't know how practical it is! Nice idea though, good to get away from coins/cards and do something a little different and seemingly (to the audience) completely impormptu!

Gareth has just posted a review of this on the GMG Forums, check it out!

[url=http://gomagicgo.com/forums/index.php/topic,1400.0.html]Click here[/url]

all the best
Message: Posted by: Chris Oberle (Apr 23, 2007 07:15PM)
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On 2007-04-14 23:49, Christopher Kavanagh wrote:
Jim Pace released this effect some years ago calling it All Stuck Up. Sankey went nuts e-mailing magi all around the world that Jim stole it. I think Jim reminded him that Jim owned the rigths to it. Unfortuantely Jay didn't e-mail everyone back saying so. He just said he and Jim worked it out.
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So Jay is the originator, but Jim is the copyright owner?
Message: Posted by: roham92 (Apr 23, 2007 11:42PM)
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On 2007-04-23 20:15, hiphopperco wrote:
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On 2007-04-14 23:49, Christopher Kavanagh wrote:
Jim Pace released this effect some years ago calling it All Stuck Up. Sankey went nuts e-mailing magi all around the world that Jim stole it. I think Jim reminded him that Jim owned the rigths to it. Unfortuantely Jay didn't e-mail everyone back saying so. He just said he and Jim worked it out.
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So Jay is the originator, but Jim is the copyright owner?
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yep
Message: Posted by: roham92 (Apr 23, 2007 11:43PM)
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On 2007-04-20 12:58, Magicmike40 wrote:
Can you hand the gum out after the effect? :confused:
Magic Mike
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Yes you can hand the gum out after the effect. Its a completley normal and ungimmicked piece of gum. You or the audience can even eat it if you would like to.
Message: Posted by: jstone (Apr 25, 2007 12:30AM)
Hey guys,

I noticed this thread about wrap it up, so I thought I'd let you know that I posted a review on another thread. It's a pretty detailed review and should answer pretty much any question you have. Here's the link:
[url=http://www.themagiccafe.com/forums/viewtopic.php?topic=207511&forum=111]Wrap it Up Review[/url]
Message: Posted by: rorythegreat (Apr 25, 2007 08:21PM)
Yes, thanks Jstone for the review. I went out and bought it today based on your review and I have to say I love the effect. Jay has some pretty clever ideas. Highly recommended!
Message: Posted by: garethwitty (Apr 28, 2007 05:56PM)
Also an id-depth review is here

http://www.themagiccafe.com/forums/viewtopic.php?topic=207337&forum=111&15

Enjoy and I do have an audio review at

http://wwwgarethwittycouk.btpodshow.com/
Message: Posted by: jstone (May 1, 2007 09:44PM)
Hey there wrappers.

I've been reading in quite a few places about Wrap it Up, and it seems that a common concern is that nobody knows where to find the gum. Well good news... I found a couple of websites where you can order the gum. Actually one of the websites was right on the comic strip inside the gum that comes with the Wrap it Up DVD. Anyway, here are the sites:

[url=http://www.candydirect.com/gums/Bazooka-Big-Bubble-Original.html]Original Bazooka[/url]
[url=http://www.candydirect.com/movie/Dubble-Bubble-Original-352-oz.html]Dubble Bubble[/url]
[url=http://www.dubblebubble.com/db_stuff.html]Dubble Bubble Website[/url]
Message: Posted by: gmmagic124 (May 7, 2007 06:24PM)
I prefer the original Bazooka.
Message: Posted by: indomagic (May 7, 2007 11:02PM)
The Gum use for this effect is not common one. I never see this type of bubble gum in my country.
Message: Posted by: cosmicsecret (May 8, 2007 11:29AM)
Its not limited by the brand of chewing gum,in fact you can use any bubblegum which is common in your country.Here in germany its Hubba Bubba Gum or Wrigleys.Both can be addapted to Wrap it up.
greetings Jerry
Message: Posted by: Magicmike40 (May 9, 2007 10:37AM)
After watching the video, it seems for the visual change you must wear a jacket or open shirt. Or am I way off?
Magic Mike
Message: Posted by: indomagic (May 10, 2007 01:38AM)
Agree with you Jerry. But type of Wrigley packaging more difficult in handling due to its shape compare with the one used in this trick
Message: Posted by: jstone (May 11, 2007 10:58PM)
Hey guys. Don't forget that a lot of these effects (pretty much all of the ones where you are not using "chewed" gum) can be done with starburts candy or similarly wrapped candy.
Message: Posted by: RC4MAG (May 13, 2007 06:15PM)
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On 2007-05-09 11:37, Magicmike40 wrote:
After watching the video, it seems for the visual change you must wear a jacket or open shirt. Or am I way off?
Magic Mike

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You are right Mike.
Funny when you watch the video, it starts with a shot of Jay in just a tee shirt chewing gum, he reaches for it, now the camera goes to waist level and shows just his hands with the gum and all of a sudden, Jay is wearing a jacket.
Message: Posted by: daffydoug (May 13, 2007 08:51PM)
My memory is telling me that this is Jay's second release of this effect. Seems I ordered it from the Hank Lee catalog a few years ago.

What gives?
Message: Posted by: PuffyDragon (May 14, 2007 10:55AM)
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On 2007-05-13 21:51, daffydoug wrote:
My memory is telling me that this is Jay's second release of this effect. Seems I ordered it from the Hank Lee catalog a few years ago.

What gives?
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I think this one includes more stuff, plus it is on DVD.
Message: Posted by: daffydoug (May 14, 2007 09:37PM)
Ok. Thanks...I wasn't imagining it.
Message: Posted by: jon_maronge (May 21, 2007 04:51AM)
I still want it...lol