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Bill
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Thought you guys might want to this check out. Hallmark is having a promotion. If you buy three greeting cards (any old kind) you can buy a box that looks simalar to Book of Spells. It looks like an ancient spell book, but is titled "Spells, Potions and Cteepy Concoctions. It's designed to put candy in, but it makes a great box for your close up. Pretty good size too. About 13" x 10" x 4". I bought two. BTW they're $9.99 each.
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Yes it does have that "bizarre" appeal. Many possible uses for the "mystery entertainer". Check it out at http://www.hallmark.com/webapp/wcs/store......n=stores

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Thanks for the tip...it looks cool
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Yes, thanks. I just had to get one.
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Sweeeeet! Thanks for the heads up!
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Is it available in the UK?
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Hiya, Bill:

My wife brought one of these home last week and it's really incredible. She will not, however, let me rig the hallway table and new 'book' as a "Living Hand" illusion for Halloween! Smile
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I saw this in the Sunday paper, in an ad.
Somehow I forgot about it, so thanks for the reminder.
I'll probably rip out the talking chip though and use it elsewhere.. or try to figure out how to rerecord my own material on it - normally it's just a matter of finding which pins to short or connect to a mic.
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Thanks. Smile
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I just got one of these and have to say that Leland is not exaggerating. It is awesome ! It's big and beautiful. Very well made. Hard to believe it is priced so low. Just go in and buy 3 Hallmark cards (even for $0.99 each). And $9.99 for the box. I'll have to get another.
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Argh! its not cool, its from sappy, sobby, sweet, nice, cute, cuddly HALLMARK!

:)
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Gede:

C'mon! You never saw the "Talking Tina" episode of Twilight Zone? Even "sweet, nice, cute" things from Hallmark may hold dark, scary, unpleasant secrets!
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On 2005-10-18 20:22, Gede Nibo wrote:
Argh! its not cool, its from sappy, sobby, sweet, nice, cute, cuddly HALLMARK!


How better to hide a dark spell than in a Hallmark card?

How better to hide true evils than within Hallmark box?

Why yes it is, cute huh? Smile
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No one Has to know that it is a Hallmark. It would make all the difference to what you put in it, and how it is presented.
Baba, I have no doubt that you could come up with many great ideas once you see this.
I'm sure that "Vo DU Ma gick- the Book" would be able to use a prop like this. Once you see it, you will change your mind. It really isn't "cute, sweet, sappy or cuddly", unless you just put candy in it. Smile

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I got mine tonight ! It's pretty cool, right down my alley !
Even more interesting is the nature of that sound byte box that's in it.
At first, I figured it was a pressure switch, but closer examination revealed the cover doesn't even have to close all the way to reset the box.
Next, I figured, it must be photo-optic, so I took it in my bathroom with the lights out (at night), closed the bathroom door, and opened the book expecting to hear nothing.
But I did ! I tried it again - photo-optics was not the answer.
So what then triggered this thing ? Could it be magnetic ?
I opened the book and held a Bat up to it.. you know, that kind of Bat Smile
Sure enough, the sound cut off instantly. I moved the Bat away and back and the sound retriggered. Cool !
This thing is triggered by a magnetic field ! There must be a magnet hidden in the front cover, in the top right corner.
Think about the implications of THAT guys ! Maybe a little PK ?
I also want to rip the sound box out and see if I can't figure out how to reprogram it.
Usually it's a matter of shorting two pins on the chip together with a jumper wire, and hooking up a microphone.. the hard part is figuring out which pins go to what.
If that works, I'll have a recorder/player that's magnetically triggered, one that can record anything I want, or a series of anything I want, within the time limit of course.
"Sounds" promising to me... even if just for a Halloween prop of some kind.
Two for the price of .. one half ! w00t
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Keep us posted, Mystician, please! I think I will experiment with mine a bit, too. One simple idea might be a spirit bell effect using the little sound box, assuming it is possible to record on top of the existing sound. This thing has a lot of possibilities!
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On 2005-10-18 22:08, Jonathan Townsend wrote:

How better to hide a dark spell than in a Hallmark card?

How better to hide true evils than within Hallmark box?

That's why I keep all my props in a Hello Kitty box.

(Okay, I don't really, but I have certainly been tempted.)

Best,
Neil
Creator of The Xpert (20 PAGES of reviews!) and the Hands-Off Multiple ESP System ("Quality and design far exceed any ESP cards on the market"-Genii), and contributor to the ebook GOLD: When It HAS To Be Performance GOLD -- all at Penguin.
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Hello Kitty brings its own brand of sinister. Try changing the eyes from round to more catlike. Smile

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Ha I just stumbled across some genre of Goth that uses ummm...modified Hello Kitty logos. Imagine the "B" movie type fun you could have with a possessed Hello Kitty!
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Clifford, can we get a link to see what those Goth folks are up to?
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