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Topic: Interesting new product
Message: Posted by: Paladin (Jul 27, 2002 05:54PM)
I know this probably shouldn't be here, and everybody probably knows this anyway, but hopefully this will be of some help to someone out there...

The other day I stumbled on an interesting new product which allows you to actually catch and hold bubbles!

The product is somewhat originally entitled "Catchabubble" and is distributed by Pocko's (www.pockos.com), this would be so cool for a kids show...

Any other "exciting" new products out there full of magical potential?
Message: Posted by: bumbleface (Jul 27, 2002 07:16PM)
First of all, what does this have to do with card magic? Second, the bubble thing really doesn't have that much magic potential. That;s my opinion. :bikes:
Message: Posted by: kris attard (Aug 2, 2002 07:16AM)
This may not have much to do with card magic, but I disagree that catching a soap bubble does not have much potential. For years I performed a trick in my kids shows with the glass set of imitation bubbles sold for the Multiplying soap Bubbles. It really got even adults when I blew bubbles and apparently caught them in the air. I placed them in a cloth bagwhich later changed them to real ball, xmas baubles, etc. I realise that this new gimmick, incorporated with such props, can produce an innovative routine.
Message: Posted by: JimMaloney (Aug 2, 2002 08:21AM)
This stuff isn't that new. I bought a bottle of someting similar about two years ago. You need to be careful with it, though...it does leave a bit of a residue after the bubble has "popped." (Usually it just gets a hole and the air flows out.)

As far as it having magic potential, Jeff McBride used it at the beginning of his show last year in Atlantic City. He didn't do a whole lot with it, but jsut before the show began, he and Abbi were in the back of the house blowing the bubbles over that audience. It provided lots of amusement, especially for those who caught them or had them land on their head. :)

Message: Posted by: harris (Aug 2, 2002 09:48AM)
Whats old is new. I have used them as part of my coin routine. Thanks for stimulating my mind. There might be a nearly normal card routine. Perhaps signed card to bubble.
Since the wand only allows for smaller size bubbles I would have to use the Mercury F.

Bubbles, Cards and Kids of all ages.

Yes I do card magic for kids,(about 9 and up)
The plot has to be very straight forward, such as 4 card matrix(love them coins) and the 4 cards changing to either the kids age ie(10's) or to earlier selected cards (via Curry T.O).


Message: Posted by: giggalo183 (Aug 2, 2002 11:50AM)
i also think it has great potential especialy fo rth etrick where u turn a bubble into a solid ball, very amusing,i guess its one of those tricks u have to see in person to see th epotential
Message: Posted by: TheAmbitiousCard (Aug 2, 2002 12:10PM)
how do you get a mercury card in a bubble?

i like the idea but i'm not following ...

Message: Posted by: Lonnie Dilan (Aug 2, 2002 12:22PM)
Great idea Harris.

Bumble, You can make practically anything relate to card magic...in one way or another....

That's what is so great about cards.

Card in bubble....someone do it!!

I bet it's been done....
Message: Posted by: harris (Aug 2, 2002 02:13PM)
The card is not in the bubble, but appears
when the bubble is popped. Sort of like flash coins, the coins are not in the paper they just appear to morph out of the flame.

Message: Posted by: magiker (Aug 2, 2002 02:50PM)
Bumbleface wrote:

`First of all, what does this have to do with card magic? Second, the bubble thing really doesn't have that much magic potential. That;s my opinion.`

First of all I didnīt think this was about card magic as it is under the kids section.

Second some excellent magic can be done using bubbles, I too use the glass bubble to do a switch.

Kids of all ages love bubbles.

:bubbly: Older kids like me prefer these bubbles