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New Features on the Magic Drawing Board 2!
http://www.axtell.com/mdb2.html

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The WALKING FRED http://www.axtell.com/zombie.html

NEW PUPPETS - new designs...
Koala
Ed Nerd
Pterodactyl
Chase Net
Little Tree
...and more to be posted soon! You can see them here....
http://www.axtell.com/new/

These were all just introduced at KAX and will be at the AXTELL DEALER table at VENT HAVEN!
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Awesome products Steve!!! Smile

Can the remote board be upgraded?
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Thanks Wanlu! There is a lot to take in with nearly 12 new products and several new concepts. The Remote board is not going to have the double mouth feature yet because of the high cost of circuit engineering and FCC / CE approvals that we always have to go through. Perhaps in the future we will take it on. For those owners that I've been in discussions with about this , there is a consensus that these added features on the manual board, allow you to bring out this manual MDB2 board as a follow up to the Remote board used earlier in the same show, which makes even more magical to the audience because they think it's the same board. They saw it on the easel talking earlier, but now you're holding it talking and it's doing new things too. They really are "magic markers"!
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You know Steve I love that Koala
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Thanks Ben! We now have a small collection of Australian animals growing! http://www.axtell.com/ozpuppets.html
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Would you like the ability to change the MDB 2nd Mouth Option from Tongue to Card, or another gimmick? There's a technical reason we sell them pre-loaded rather than changable. The eyegap is not as tight if we allow changing because we would need to leave off some double sided tape under the eyes on the grid paper. It kinks the paper creating a crease if the grid paper is lifted when gimmick is changed with that tape in place. If we leave it off, you can change it but then the gap isn't as tight as we are now making it. Let me know your thoughts. Here's the link again to the MDB2 product so you can see the tongue and card options http://www.axtell.com/mdb2.html

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The WALKING FRED is great!
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Some OK things there but OMG a bird on a stick....really? Wow, just wow. I'm guessing you've not had a lot of sales of that particular item. Tommy Wonder once said, (paraphrased) "do the best job you can do and the money will follow"....but if you start churning things out just for the dough you end up with things like a bird on a stick. Sorry, not wanting to be antagonistic, just my opinion. Smile
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Ha! The Chase Net is like a clown prop..silly but a way to chase your bird up on stage and transition into the puppet act. Not everything will be a fit with every show. It's a simple fun prop that has it's place. More feathers on a bird creates a little more frantic flight illusion. Animating the wings is just too expensive for the simple idea but can be done and has also been requested. Anyway inventing and creating new puppets & props for you is what we do.

Here we took out Toucan and did a mash up with a chicken... the first one we made was animatronic one being used in the Singapore Tourist Bureau.

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We are doing a ton of custom work for people right now too. Gigs are up again from what we hear! YAY!

Working on political puppets for a TV Show and more fun stuff on the way!
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I like the new drawing board features, can an older version be modified or do you have to buy the new model ?
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Hi George it's a totally different mechanism inside, so it needs to be a new one. Well it could be done, but it would be more expensive to modify an old board then the new one costs. Glad you like it. I really do too. One of the features I haven't really touted much is the fact that we have blocked the light that can show through the slots when backlit. It's really a top quality prop! http://www.axtell.com/mdb2.html We can build in either blue or red Cards.... if that's your choice over the tongue!
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New Shaggy Mountain Dog... shipping out tomorrow

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Thanks for the reply Steve.
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