Chompy - More magic from the Fun Shop

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Chompy - More magic from the Fun Shop

Postby Kent Gunn » April 19th, 2019, 11:12 am

https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=10157135602528917&id=706898916

Or

https://youtu.be/m6do7BV7QWw


We thought about marketing this when I figured out this version in 1975.

Went nowhere with the idea. Now that I'm back behind a magic counter, old props and standard effects are flooding my aged mind.

It's easy, get a wind up toy and just do it. I'm serious it is a great trick. I'd read through the Ron Bauer private studies pamphlet to see how the trick should be done.

Racherbaumer's big Don Alan book is another source to draw from. I had neither source in the 70's, he said with a toothsome grin.

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Re: Chompy - More magic from the Fun Shop

Postby Jack Shalom » April 19th, 2019, 5:08 pm

Does Chompy make house calls? How might we in Chompless villages like NYC obtain a visit with the toothy one?

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Re: Chompy - More magic from the Fun Shop

Postby Kent Gunn » April 19th, 2019, 6:20 pm

Jack,

C'mon down to the magic shop in Cocoa Florida and we'll send you home with your own Chompy.

Or you can message me.

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Re: Chompy - More magic from the Fun Shop

Postby Jack Shalom » April 21st, 2019, 11:48 am

Thanks, Kent. I've pm'd you.

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Re: Chompy - More magic from the Fun Shop

Postby Kent Gunn » April 22nd, 2019, 9:11 am

PM stuff isn't working on my end. I got Jack set up though.
I realize the method is pretty transparent. There's a reason Don Alan and Ron Bauer did this trick; it gets a great reaction. My choice of method makes for a quick demo at a magic shop counter.

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Re: Chompy - More magic from the Fun Shop

Postby Richard Kaufman » April 22nd, 2019, 12:55 pm

I have a good method for this. Came up with it in the 1970s but never published it.
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Re: Chompy - More magic from the Fun Shop

Postby Kent Gunn » April 22nd, 2019, 1:09 pm

Richard,

It's a pity you don't have access to some platform that could publish your version.

;)

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Re: Chompy - More magic from the Fun Shop

Postby Kent Gunn » July 9th, 2019, 10:30 pm

The very first Chompy is being put on a Greyhound with some salami sammiches. He's being adopted by a good family in NYC.

He comes with directions for Stabbed!

Adoption paperwork can be filled out online. Let me know if you need a link.

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Re: Chompy - More magic from the Fun Shop

Postby Richard Kaufman » July 10th, 2019, 1:59 pm

Maybe some day I'll print it. It's not the usual.
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