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On 2013-11-12 22:38, Anverdi-museum wrote:
Awhile back I designed and built my own doll house, the happenings include rappings from inside ( the knocks are actually coming from inside the house ), the doll's hand visibly sticks out of one of the curtained windows and a toy phone rings. I have used this for Halloween shows with great response.

Below is a link of a brief demonstration, during actual performances I add a spirit slate and a few more goodies..it gets pretty intense.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ulKxzflGchk

Very Cool A-M! Where can I buy gadgets that I can activate via remote control to knock or move move something?

Did I mention the above effects are under your complete control at all times via wireless remote.


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I think it would be cool using the doll with IT and the Fearson-hookup. Then snapping off the thread near the doll (or using wax), doing the Haunted Doll-routine and finally letting a spectator take the doll from your hand. What do you think? To me it would look like REAL magic Smile.
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I'm Loving all the "Presentation ideas" being discussed. Great to see fellow magicians be pro active about bettering the trick they've just invested in. Many of us fall prey of just opening a trick and performing it exactly as we see, never developing the patter and presentation further. We've, System 6, have passed on some of the great work you've all have been doing with the Doll to Rogue the creator, And Rogue say's "You guys all Make him proud"...Truth be told you make us ALL proud. As I mentioned to DaffyDoug, It is Great to see so many magicians Add there own twist on things. MerlinMagic and Bart have done GREAT Work as well. That being said I love Daffydoug's idea of hanging it on his neck. I would love to see the possibilities of having it as a KeyChain. We, System 6, are now working to see if that is something we would consider doing a limited release on. A Compact Small Voodoo Doll that hangs on your Keychain, For those who might forget to wear it, they wont forget their keys. Smile
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Merlinsmagic mentioned using the doll with his Alchemist's Bane cards, awesome idea. I've used it in a similar fashion with a Living and Dead test.

Another thing I've done is taken a hair from a spectator and wrapped it around the doll. I then have them raise and lower their hand as the doll rises and falls with their actions. I had one hilarious lady in her 60's that asked me if I wanted a pubic hair, I almost died laughing. Then after seeing the doll stand up during the effect she said "Imagine how it would've stood up if you had used the pubic hair." I wonder how a novelty phallic shaped version of this with a viagra wand to wave over it would go over...

I have another idea for the doll that has to do with Haitian Vodou rituals, the soul and essence of a man, and some made up mumbo jumbo. I have to purchase a few things and get to work on it. I'm not sure it's going to work but if it does I think it'll be awesome.
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On 2013-11-13 17:30, Devontemagic wrote:
I would love to see the possibilities of having it as a KeyChain. We, System 6, are now working to see if that is something we would consider doing a limited release on. A Compact Small Voodoo Doll that hangs on your Keychain, For those who might forget to wear it, they wont forget their keys. Smile

I posted this on the thread in latest and greatest but I'll post it here too. I wish they would combine all these haunted doll threads into one.

Not a great idea IMO.
#1 It's already about as small as it needs to be, any smaller and it's going to start being difficult for spectators to see and appreciate unless their face is inches from your hand. I would actually like to see a larger version.
#2 While wearing the doll as a necklace would look pretty cool and interesting and be a conversation starter, I think having it on a keychain would reduce it to looking like a cheesy souvenir or toy instead of something that could be real and have strange and unusual powers or properties.
Just my .02, your mileage may vary.
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LOL Great Response Dr. Von magic. I guess you're right the Key chain, would dilute the impact the doll can have vs. wearing still keeps its importance. People still wear crosses, star of david and / or heirloom.
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I will have to agree with Dr Van, I see the necklass as a convo starter & looks great, key chain would cheapen it to me......& your HD deserves to be presented in the best ways - IMO

& any smaller I think would be too small. Plus I wouldn't want someone to ask what cereal I got the little toy stick-thing from.......

Going to a local Harvest festival with the wife this weekend, time to put my HD on a "old leather" necklass, l have a feeling the holiday spirits there will be extra playful ! Smile (Maybe I can get a vid or 2 performing my HD)
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Hey Guys just saw this review in the Penguin review. It's literally the first BAD review we've gotten. I know some people had to fiddle with the doll a bit, but would love to know how the doll "completely didn't' work" Sounds Fake? Person said the doll did not work at all in there hand and that the DVD was No Good ;/
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For me it was a little hard the first times. My performance is still not perfect, but it does work and it gets better all the time. Some won't need practice, some would need a couple of days. I can't imagine how it should not work. Maybe the doll was broken somehow? Or the reviewer didn't put enough time into watching the dvd/practicing.
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Ouch......after I watched dvd, I was up & running performing for friends, my bank teller, family, & couple other people in the 1st day & went over great with no probs.
I never really viewed it as a left or right hand item (i use my right for this feels best for me).

As for the dvd "no good" what is that supposed to mean....didnt work/play, person didn't think it was a full lenght movie that they expected it should have been.....?? Sounds more like this person got it & just couldn't get it thru lack of practice or thought it should magically jump around on its own.......some people get the hang of it a tad sooner than others.

Maybe I can post a review on Penguin even ghough I got it thru you.....
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On 2013-11-14 11:17, Devontemagic wrote:
Person said the doll did not work at all in there hand and that the DVD was No Good ;/


I did not read,but I would have replied back..."The Doll is not intended to stand on its head,You Twit !" Smile
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Haha you guys are definitely a boost of confidence while still keeping us honesty. I guess so, we take these things personally as reviews are like a magicians applaud, we know that we won't be able to please everybody but I guess I would have loved to know more, and would have of course made sure he got a better doll, had that been the case.

MerlinsMagic: I think that would be great if you left a review. Many people who don't buy direct through penguin leave reviews as, it's a (sometime) notable place for informations.

Godzilla: haha I wish, I'm still a believer that it was a fake, doesn't even seem he took time to correct some of the grammar. Can't please everyone I guess. PS: your joke in the signature in your profile is hilariously, I've said it several times to friends already LOL.

Ok on to more positive ideas: Has anyone had a chance to play with Bonus "No Hands" idea. I'll be honest and say that I've see n some people do it and completely blow me away, and other try and fail.....any tryers?
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Hey Devonte, I know it would be great to have 100% happy, HD has definitely been a hit so far & it would have been nice to get better info from that person (if that posting review was real) so you could perhaps see if it's something you could help/correct,etc, or at the very least know the meat of that unhappy buyer's neg review.......

Never the less, I feel that your HD will gets it positive dues you & it deserve as time,sales & the good work gets out Smile

On a separate note as to the hands off handling, I have not tried,having too much fun in hand ! (Lets not go there on that last comment....LoL)

Funny thing, I used the HD today with the faking of I.T. (as Daff suggested), then proving there was non, then went into using my Spider Pen pro for a few other similar rise & floating effects. After proving no I.T. with the doll & continued on with other I.T. REALLY blew minds as I removed that thought of I.T. from using the HD 1st !! LoL

This just keeps getting better each day !!!!
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Wow, what a bunch of great ideas.
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"The Poppet" in Raven's Tales by Mark Raven is a highly recommended use for the little bugger.
Unsettling tho.
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Small 'worry' dolls always make interesting and relatively unusual doll props.

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If one decides to use cloth to protect the HD, wouldn't it be a sinister little idea to put gl**py in the cloth? Smile
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Sweet idea The_Alexander. Hmmm, would it be stronger to perform the Gl**py effect before or after the in-hand demonstration. I'm thinking before, but I could be wrong.
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Mr.Wizard of Oz: yes indeed, but I have nagging feeling that this would need a third effect to go with.

hmmm. Maybe mindreading trough voodoo. First try under cloth doesn't produce strong enough connection but from open, in your hand, you got strong dive in spectators mind trough doll and reveal his/hers the innermost sins about playing cards
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Loving your thinking The_Alexander. Very sinister indeed.

I also like the idea of preparing a spell and thus distracted, having the doll rise while your not looking at it and are completely oblivious.
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