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Which is better for a kids show/have you had the best success with? Topsy Popsy Wand or Rocky Raccoon? Thanks Josh-I also need a clatter box but I figure the first 2 are what I'm better off getting. Josh
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I love the topsy-popsy wand because the kids (little ones) think it's soooooo funny. Plus, it's so simple to do that you can spend all of your energy interacting directly with the audience.
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Hi JS & Vilago, I don't think I've heard of the topsy-popsy wand. What is it?

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A fairly big magic wand (2 inches wide, about a foot in length)-You squeeze one end and the white tip goes flying about 10 feet (without you knowing) so that gets the kids screaming-you put the white tip back on when you realize you lost it and the other end flys off, of course this getsd even more laughs. Cheapest I have seen it is 13.50 on themagicwarehouse.com ---Josh
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Thanks Josh.
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I think the racoon is your best bet personally. I am considering useing it in my dove pan...so it depends on your prop situation, whether he fits into your routine or not i suppose.

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The wand is now produced and sold by Trixie Bond for $15.00 and is call a Topsy-Popsy Wand. I own two and an older one I tied a string to the ends (Small hole, tied a knot, glued and taped it.) Now it doesn't go far. As I put it back on the other end pops off. A nice slapstick gag. I know Samuel Patrick Smith sells them. This is another nice wand gag bit of business like the many David Ginn talks about in his excellent Kidbiz Book
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i just ordered his kidbizv book and am expecting it anyday! josh
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Josh,

It's also in "Children Laugh Louder"...just in case you have a copy. In there it's called the "Pop-Away Wand"...
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Thanks man-Josh
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I have a spring racoon and a spring skunk the skunk gets more laughs!
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The Skunk gets more laughs? I wonder why, does it have to do with stinky stuff is funny to the kids?

Yes the spring skunk is a good prop to have.
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I also have both of them...well im getting them in the mail soon.
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Rocky and and the wand are two different things. As for a stand alone I would go for Rocky. as a comedy filler or a running gag the pop wand.
I would get them both.
but I f I had to pick only 1 it would be Rocky he/she/it adds something different to your show (other than magic) plus you could do so much more with Rocky.
hard call depends on what you are tring to do and what direction your show is going in.
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Billy,
The wand refered to is just a copy of the popaway wand that supreme used to sell.
There seems to be a lot of this American remakes of old supreme effects since they closed.
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Thanks Phillip, I know the one you mean now.

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I think a good distinction, made above, is that Rocky is more of a routine item, whereas the pop-away wand is more of a gag item to be used in a routine.
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HI,
I would go for the clatter box
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Hey guys-Just to let you know I ended up buying the topsy popsy wand, rocky raccoon, the spring skunk AND the clatter box (All within 3 weeks!)-I LOVE ALL 4 OF THE ITEMS, THANKS FOR ALL YOUR HELP! JOSH-To anyone reading this, I also suggest the Bongo Hat, I have one and the kids really get a good laugh when i turn the kid around to reveal the omonster face...to anyone that doesn't know, trust me it gets TONS of laughs! Josh
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why don't you try them both?
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