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Question about the 2016 Tiny Plunger

Postby Mr Hurley » August 23rd, 2015, 1:20 pm

This is going to sound a bit crazy. But is the handle of the plunger for the 2016 Tiny Plunger going to be wood or plastic?

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Re: Question about the 2016 Tiny Plunger

Postby Richard Kaufman » August 23rd, 2015, 4:03 pm

How would anyone know yet?
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Re: Question about the 2016 Tiny Plunger

Postby AJM » August 23rd, 2015, 4:22 pm

I've had the same tiny plunger for the 25 years - it's had 3 new plungers and 2 new handles but it's as good as new...
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Re: Question about the 2016 Tiny Plunger

Postby Mr Hurley » August 23rd, 2015, 4:43 pm

Richard Kaufman wrote:How would anyone know yet?


I figured you saw it

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Re: Question about the 2016 Tiny Plunger

Postby Richard Kaufman » August 23rd, 2015, 9:18 pm

Only a glimpse but didn't notice any details
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Re: Question about the 2016 Tiny Plunger

Postby Mr Hurley » August 23rd, 2015, 9:34 pm

Ah, all right. Thank you

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Re: Question about the 2016 Tiny Plunger

Postby Richard Kaufman » August 24th, 2015, 12:34 am

I'll see for myself on September 6!
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Re: Question about the 2016 Tiny Plunger

Postby P.T.Widdle » September 10th, 2015, 10:44 am

Richard Kaufman wrote:I'll see for myself on September 6!


Have you seen it?

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Re: Question about the 2016 Tiny Plunger

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Re: Question about the 2016 Tiny Plunger

Postby P.T.Widdle » September 10th, 2015, 12:45 pm

What's the difference between that one and this one:

https://www.vanishingincmagic.com/magic ... y-plunger/

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Re: Question about the 2016 Tiny Plunger

Postby Brad Jeffers » September 10th, 2015, 2:21 pm

No difference that I can see.

From the Tenyo Magic blogspot...

"As part of the “World’s Greatest Magic” line, Tenyo is releasing their version of a contemporary trick that many professionals are using. Spectator is shown a deck of cards and a tiny plunger. Spectator is asked to name any number. The plunger is then pressed on top of the deck. When lifted, a number of cards get picked up with it. The number of cards lifted match the chosen number.
Further, Spectator selects a card and returns it anywhere in the deck and then shuffles the cards. Magician then asks spectator to think of the card. Magician places tiny plunger on spectator’s forehead to “extract their thoughts”. Magician then takes the plunger off spectator’s forehead and places it on top of the shuffled deck. When lifted, a number of cards come off with the plunger with the chosen card remaining on top of the deck!"

I guess the original poster's question about a wooden or plastic handle is in reference to the fact that Tenyo is known for it's use of plastic. I suppose they could have made plastic handles, thereby differentiating their Tiny Plunger from the original Armstrong/Bich/Thomas Tiny Plunger.

But why go through the effort.

Tenyo collectors will purchase this item, regardless of what the handle is made of, regardless of whether or not they already own the original Armstrong/Bich/Thomas Tiny Plunger, and regardless of the availability of THESE for 20 cents each.

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Re: Question about the 2016 Tiny Plunger

Postby I.M. Magician » September 10th, 2015, 3:46 pm

There was a very good reason why Mr. Hurley wanted to know if the handle was wood or plastic. He works in hospitals and must disinfect his magic apparatus. Plastic is much easier to disinfect than wood.

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Re: Question about the 2016 Tiny Plunger

Postby Mr Hurley » September 10th, 2015, 5:11 pm

That is true, I do want to perform it in a hospital. I am under a heavy impression that the audience can make the plunger work. The issue then becomesif the Tenyo plunger is gimmicked, and if so, can the handle be sanitized. If it's not gimmicked, I'll have to see if I can acquire a bunch of them and pass them out as hand-aways at the hospital if the handle is wood.

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Re: Question about the 2016 Tiny Plunger

Postby Steve Cohen » September 10th, 2015, 5:22 pm

I am holding Tenyo's plunger in my hand right now. The handle is made of wood.
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Re: Question about the 2016 Tiny Plunger

Postby Mr Hurley » September 10th, 2015, 5:32 pm

Thank you for the info! And that is a bit of a downer, I was hoping it was plastic that was made to look like wood.

If I may ask, sir. Do you have a favorite amongst the four?

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Re: Question about the 2016 Tiny Plunger

Postby Richard Kaufman » September 10th, 2015, 9:09 pm

Plunger handle is wood as Steve has noted.

It is not gimmicked.

This is an example of Tenyo marketing product that will be of great interest to their main customer base of laymen in Japan. The only thing that will be attractive about this to magicians is the price.

Tenyo collectors will buy it just because it's Tenyo.
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Re: Question about the 2016 Tiny Plunger

Postby Mr Hurley » September 12th, 2015, 3:22 am

Hmm. Non gimmicked plunger. I'll have to get creative with the plunger situation and see if the cheapie plungers are a go.

From the way it looks, You could have someone work the plunger and have the magic work in their hands.

If that's doable, then I'm onboard with all the new Tenyo except Future Puzzle--only because I can't think of a way to use it yet

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Re: Question about the 2016 Tiny Plunger

Postby Richard Kaufman » September 19th, 2015, 12:13 am

Hurly, can you dip the handle into poly urethane to give it a plastic finish that can be made sanitary?
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