Introducing Peter Loughran’s Hilarious and Thrilling New Adventure -
Magic Gremlins in a Box!
Standard Effect: The performer begins by inviting a spectator on stage to share something very unique with them. The performer introduces a small brown cardboard box to the spectator with a label on it that says Magic Gremlins in a Box. The label resembles that of the old vintage comic book ads for such things as X-Ray Specs or Sea Monkeys to name a couple.
The performer begins to tell his audience that he acquired his Magic Gremlins by ordering them from an old comic book he had lying around in the attic... and low and behold this is what he received and for only $2.98 plus shipping and handling of course.
He tells the spectator that the box is indeed full of Magic Gremlins, however they are so small that they cannot be seen with the naked eye but they are so powerful that they can lift and move objects 1 million times their own body weight.
Now the magic begins! The performer asks the spectator to stand back and hands them a pair of sunglasses to wear, the performer also wears his own pair, and carefully opens the lid to the box and a green radioactive glow emits from within, gaining hilarious reactions.
The performer now places the box on a near by table and steps away as he says the Magic Gremlins can be very unpredictable if handled incorrectly. He calls over to the Gremlins to see if they are awake and ready to play. The box then begins to shake and rock from side to side and moves all by itself on the table top proving that the box is indeed full of real live Magic Glowing Gremlins.
The performer states that unlike Sea Monkeys, these small and adorable creatures can actually be taught how to perform real tricks. They are so intelligent that the performer tells his spectator that he has actually taught the Gremlins how to perform not just a trick but an amazing MAGIC trick.
A deck of cards is introduced and a card is selected. The chosen card is replaced, lost inside the deck and shuffled by the spectator. The entire deck is now placed inside the glowing box full of Magic Gremlins. After some comical by-play, the performer now asks the Gremlins to also shuffle the deck, and the box begins to shake and rock sided to side etc, as if the cards are actually being shuffled. He then asks the Gremlins to search for the spectator’s chosen card. The box begins to move once again and then amazingly the box leans forward slightly toward the audience by itself and a card pops up out of the top of the glowing box. The performer takes the card and shows it to the spectator and the audience, and incredibly it is indeed the chosen card! AMAZING!
But the routine isn’t over just yet. The magician puts the card back into the box and brings out a Sharpie and says “The amazing Magic Gremlins will now sign the card for you as a souvenir”. The Sharpie is placed inside the box, and after some more comical by-play the Sharpie begins to move. The end of the Sharpie is seen sticking out of the top of the box as it wiggles around inside the box apparently as if the Gremlins are really signing the chosen card! The Sharpie then stops, and the performer asks the Gremlins if the card is signed, and then tries to take the Sharpie out of the box but each time the Gremlins move it just out of the reach of the magician, creating a hilarious interaction. “It’s so hard to find good gremlins these days” the performer says. He asks the Gremlins to play nice, and they abide by letting the performer finally remove the Sharpie. The Sharpie is removed and the box tilts slightly forward as the card pops back out, but this time it has a signature across the face that says:
THE MAGIC GREMLINS
The card is then given to the spectator to keep as a souvenir.
The performer now asks for a big round of applause and the Gremlins tilt the box forward once again for a final bow!
This effect comes complete with Peter’s own hilarious routine scripted with lines and easy to follow programming instructions on a CD Rom for his particular routine. However Magic Gremlin’s in a Box is so versatile that you can create your programs yourself and create your own routines.
We would like to thank Sean Bogunia of Ultimate Magic Productions for his brilliancy in the creation of the microchip used in the electronics.
This electronic marvel boasts “ON UNIT” programming with out any aid of other devices, computers, software etc. All the programming is done on the unit itself. The entire trick is self contained within its own box. It is also fully remote controlled with a single button on a tiny key chain remote, and now boasts a new Pause Feature so your program can be paused during the routine, and start up again with a push of button on the tiny key chain remote that fits inside your pocket. You can also program delays with your own time duration right into your routine such as one at the very beginning so that after you hit the button on the remote your hands will be in full view and out of your pocket when the prop actually begins to move.
The label on the front of the box is stressed slightly to look like an authentic vintage ad or label from an old 1950’s comic book. Other alternatives for your story could also incorporate how this was obtained from an underground traveling flea market, or perhaps you obtained the Magic Gremlins from a shady looking drifter from a back alley in the city. The routines can be programmed to your custom and specific requirements. And best of all the unit can host more than one program so you can have it set up to run two totally different routines all together at any given time without ever having to re-program the unit between effects.
This effect can be programmed to play for a long or short time in your act without ever losing your audience’s attention. It’s small and deceptive enough to do close up, but large enough that it can be done on stage or in parlor situations, and is an absolute dream to travel with due to its small size.
This is a visual and exciting routine packed full of surprises for adults and children alike. This is great for all types of performers!
This prop takes virtually no mechanical skill to perform, leaving your rehearsal time for designing routines and presentations. If you can do a force and push a button then you can perform this illusion, the prop will do the rest, its that easy!
Q: Is the unit hard to program?
A: No, the unit is very very simple to program and only takes a few minutes of your time for each routine, and is done right on the unit itself with no other devices, hardware, computers, or software. Nothing is needed but the box prop itself.
Q: Can the box fall off the table or surface on which is performing on?
A: No, the unit is designed so that it will stop moving when it gets near an edge of a surface, yet all other animations will continue to function as normal.
Q: Will this work on all surfaces?
A: The unit will work on any flat surface, such as a table, chair, stool, the floor, it even works on such things as carpet. Other than water or other non solid surfaces, you are ready to go.
Q: How durable is the box/prop?
A: The cardboard box fiber is made of industrial packing grade and is very durable. Also these boxes are custom made by us, and the sides are reinforced and glued together using a very strong and thick adhesive, complimenting the strength. The box is durable, and as long as you are treating it normally it should outlast any performer's career. If in the unlikely event the box is damaged, the electronics are easily ported to a new box.
Q: Is there any kind of warranty?
A: All of our products come with a 30 day warranty on all parts and labor and we pay the shipping of the prop back to you at no charge. However if in the unlikely event you encounter a problem after your warranty is up, please contact us and in most cases we can do repairs for you for minimal cost if any at all, but please note you would be responsible for the cost of the shipping the product back to you.
Q: Can I use other props instead of cards or a sharpie etc.?
A: Absolutely yes you can! The unit is designed so that other objects can be used instead of just what you saw in the demo video, we are also working on releasing an accessory kit for this product which will contain different props, sight gags, and partial side routines to use with your Gremlins.
Q: What ages is this appropriate for?
A: All ages. Our 10 yrs and up statement on the graphic, is only there to resemble an authentic ad from the 1905's comic books.
Q: Can I have more than one program?
A: Yes the unit can store up to two(2) separate programs. This is especially convenient when doing multiple shows for the same audience. And because the routines and objects animating can be changed over and over again, this prop is great for repeat bookings without ever having to invest in a new illusion. The Gremlins can make another appearance but have been taught new tricks! "What will the Gremlin's do this year?"
Q: What happens if I get behind in my timing or a difficult volunteer causes a delay?
A: The unit is designed with a "Pause" feature so all you have to do to pause the routine is hit the button on the tiny key chain remote inside your pocket, and the program will freeze in its tracks, allowing you to catch up. When you are ready to continue you simply hit the button once more. The prop has been built so it is almost impossible for anyone to mess up, as the ad says, if you can do a force and push a button you can perform this illusion.
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Please note that each Magic Gremlins in a Box is hand made, hand assembled, and built on order.
Please allow 7-14 business days turn around time.
Peter Loughran’s Magic Gremlins in a Box Includes:
Self contained programmable electronic Magic Gremlin Box, sharpie, pocket remote, scripted routine,
and instructions on a CD Rom.