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Mr. Fumblethumb
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I've been "brown bagging" in "The Museum" and developed an intrest in some of the Ickle Pickle cups that are shown. Trouble is that I can't find a list anywhere on the net that has current Ickle Pickle products list. Is Ickle Pickle still in business? Are they now working only in aluminum? How is their quality?

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Don
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Ickle Pickle still makes magic props, Don. I'm sending you a PM with some leads as to where to buy a set. Pretty much aluminum only right now. Never used the IP cups but I'm sure Bill or one of our other resident experts can fill you in on that.

P.S. Don is OK guys, he doesn't have a lot of posts, but he is a former church member of mine and I can vouche for him, he is no troll.

Plus he is very creative. He made a chop cup (he gave me one) out of a goblet he bought at bed bath and beyond that is one of the best I've ever worked with. It is presently by far my favorite. The balls adjustable, and the feel and handling are great.
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Ickle Pickle is owned by Steve Bender. The company has no web site. They sell entirely through dealers or at various trade shows. Daytona Magic carries their products.

Steve Bender is the proprietor. The company is located in St. Louis. You can find a phone listing for the company if you google Ickle Pickle Steve Bender.
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US Toy Co in Kansas City also carries an array of Ickle Pickle products, and Steve Bender has a booth at the Midwest Magic Jubilee in St Louis every year.

Hope that helps too.
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Ickle Pickle is a very good company, Steve Bender mails out I believe two - three mailings a year with great deals and quality products. I suggest calling or mailing him to get on his list, if I am not mistaken he is on his 25th year.


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I have an aluminum Ickle Pickle Chop cup... Julep (spelling?) shape. Its my favorite chop cup. The gaff is invisible and it will take a massive final load, its light but sturdy and looks like a cup you might see behind a bar. The gaff is strong and the ball set that comes with it is VERY well made. Not sure what the prices are on it these days, I paid around 20 bucks for mine and was shocked at the quality. Granted the store I bought it from wasn't a magic store and it had been on the shelf collecting dust for a very long time. They didn't know what it was, so they said the sticker price was 20 bucks... I didn't argue.

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Steve also does a lot of appearances at clown conventions. He used to work for Rings and Things as a spinner, so I have heard.
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I carry their products. I like them. I epecially like their Widemouth Chop cup.
PM me if you have questions.
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I just got one of the Wide Mouth Chop Cups from Frank a couple of weeks ago, I like it. A good big and sturdy cup.

In fact I'm getting a second one.
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Josh flipped when he got his first cup.
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I've had a IP Widemouth for years and it works great. I use RNT2 balls with it because I like to use a bigger ball and the gimmick strength is adjusted perfectly for the cup, unlike the balls that came with it. I'm sure that if the balls aren't at the right strength, Frank would make the perfect set.
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I'm interested in a set of small Monti style cups for working out of a pocket. I found just what I want on Bill Palmers "Cups and Balls Museum" site.

They are listed here but I'm not a dealer:

http://www.funinc.com/xcart/product.php?......0&page=1

I haven't found any other site that describes the product well enough to be sure what I'm getting.
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These are basically a copy or reissue of the old Rings and Things "foxy" cups. There is a set of these in copper on the big auction site.
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Here's an update on the IP chop cup balls. Since the balls are too small for stage use, only 1", I decided to try them with my pocket chop cup. The chopped ball was too strong at first, but I took a knitting needle to it and was able to remove the gaff. Both balls in the set have a hole drilled through them, if you'd like to chop both of them. I should be able to shim them.
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I cannot find any mention of "The Ultra Mini Magnetic Pan" on this site. This is my first Ickle Pickle product and I adore it. I wish I could tell Steve Bender personally or electronically (I live in the UK, so cannot feasibly pop over to a convention in the US). If I bought another dove/chick pan, I'd buy his. I am currently putting together my own take on Card in Light Bulb. I wanted to genuinely burn half of the playing card, but only pretend to sprinkle the ashes onto the bulb (pretending that my aim is to have the ashes form the value and suit of the card on the bulb and project onto the shade) so as not to course a mess. After a lot of research - the mini pan was / is my solution. Ergo, I don't plan to use the pan as a magic trick in its own right, but as an incidental, non-magic prop to burn the card in.

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On 2009-02-23 18:03, djkuttdecks wrote:
...it will take a massive final load...

There's an innuendo in there somewhere - but I just cannot put my finger on it. What can I say? Benny Hill and Carry On films are part of my culture!
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