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Quick mention - The Gecko

Postby IAIN » Jun 14th, '08, 23:40



Not a review as such, but i thought it was worth the mention...

roughly twenty five quid gets you the Gecko device, there's demos out there, so google for it...

it works well, you can vanish the usual coins and things, but also beer bottles and similar devices...usual hook up things to consider...

nice little dvd explaining it all, everything supplied and shown, nice box...good, good fun... :D

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Postby RobMagic » Jun 15th, '08, 03:47

How funny, I was out last night with a bunch of magicians in Singapore and one of them was talking and decribing this Gecko device, sounds interesting and I think i'll be getting a demo of it later in the week

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Postby JD » Jun 23rd, '08, 17:21

how does this vary from 'make anything vanish'?

apart from the price?

anyone know?

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Postby Farlsborough » Jun 24th, '08, 18:06

Looks very much the same sort of thing, although I expect the instructional material and extras will be better with Gecko.

I'm trying not to be cynical here but are we not reinventing the wheel a bit? I'm all for magical creativity but I can't see how a p*** with a few ****** **** on the end really warrants being marketed as a brand new gimmick :?

Also folks, remember one thing: sure, it may be able to "vanish any small object", but that object better be either yours or be freely available, or else you're going to have to think long and hard about how to naturally re-produce the object from where we all know it ends up...

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Postby IAIN » Jun 24th, '08, 18:37

you actually get two gimmicks, one for bigger things like bottles of wine/water, and a smaller one for mobile phones and smaller items..

plus some spare stuff....farlsey - do you think your post is a little too revealing? unless it mentions what you did in the blurbs obviously...

as for re-invention, sometimes its warranted, sometimes no...but considering there was a product out in the 60s by Werry loooooooong before the raven came out, though it was different mechanics, the Werry device can do the very same job pretty much...and it only costs a fiver!

it think personally, for £25 you get a fair amount for the money, a decent dvd, step by step instructions as to how to replace things, make new ones, what goes where...if you're into your vanishes and stuff...well...

its much better than a black widow! :wink:

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Postby Farlsborough » Jun 24th, '08, 19:01

Yeah, perhaps - I'll asterisk those out. Still, given the way things on the video vanish and the fact it's called "The Gecko"... Y'know, gecko... as in, the lizard... that climbs walls...

Eesh, if you can't work it out, you need a new hobby :lol:


I think if someone puts together a really thorough, decent and good value package, perhaps that's fair enough... do they credit anyone on this? I suppose, who would you credit, the basic mechanics have been around for decades! Just don't like being flogged yesterday's news, albeit with a tweak.

As long as the words "revolutionary", "original" etc. are nowhere near the packaging...!

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Postby IAIN » Jun 24th, '08, 19:06

its a nice little box actually...it has got a gecko on it...

i actually thought you got shrink wrapped gecko tongues in a box - shows what i know...

bitterly dissapointed...

25 quid aint bad all things considered, cant remember who if anyone they credit though...

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Postby Farlsborough » Jun 24th, '08, 19:23

abraxus wrote:i actually thought you got shrink wrapped gecko tongues in a box - shows what i know...


:lol: I hear they're considered an aphrodisiac in some cultures!

"We also sell refill packs of gecko tongues at a reduced price. Alternatively, grab your net and take a walk through the jungle..."


I've just looked up geckos on wikipedia. Amazing! Apparently, if a mature 70g gecko had all of it's little sticking hair feet thingies in contact with a surface, it could hold up a weight of 133kg :shock: And apparently Teflon is the only thing they can't stick to, designed as it is to resist van de Waals forces.

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Postby IAIN » Jun 24th, '08, 19:25

Tefal adverts should say "Now even more Gecko proof!"

the perfect pest control, and you could cook them after battering them to death with a teflon pan...

i may have to watch the dvd again, incase there's a section i missed about gecko-love...

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Postby LukeMF » Jul 31st, '08, 20:50

25 quid... I'm gutted! I bought this last week from magicbox in person, but they charged me £45. Thats not fair....

And as for my opinion on it, it's not practical, and itwon't have a place in my routine anytime soon.

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Postby daleshrimpton » Aug 1st, '08, 09:00

Im not a fan of all these novely P**ls.

If you cant do it with a bit of knicker elastic, and some imagination, its just not worth doing. :)

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Postby bucketheady » Jan 14th, '09, 19:16

IAIN wrote:you actually get two gimmicks, one for bigger things like bottles of wine/water, and a smaller one for mobile phones and smaller items..

plus some spare stuff....farlsey - do you think your post is a little too revealing? unless it mentions what you did in the blurbs obviously...

as for re-invention, sometimes its warranted, sometimes no...but considering there was a product out in the 60s by Werry loooooooong before the raven came out, though it was different mechanics, the Werry device can do the very same job pretty much...and it only costs a fiver!

it think personally, for £25 you get a fair amount for the money, a decent dvd, step by step instructions as to how to replace things, make new ones, what goes where...if you're into your vanishes and stuff...well...

its much better than a black widow! :wink:



u think its much better than the black widow i have both and the black widow is a high class device wheres the gecko is plastic isnt it i mean ido like the gecko and to be honest i think i prefer the gecko to the black widow being it so overpriced i was just dyin to no what the black widow device was but the gecko makes lefal noise when u let go and my fishin wire broke Note from Mods: Please, please, please use a spellchecker and proper capitalisation/grammar. This sort of post is meaningless.

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Postby Tapion1ives » Feb 4th, '09, 17:18

I think the post above is the most amazing thing I have ever read.
I tickles me right to my core.

"lefal noise" " "and my fishing wire broke"

I love it.
I miss bucketheady it was like three soild days of hilarious posts.

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THE DRAGON BY JASON RING

Postby TedTalon » Feb 7th, '09, 14:34

I know the Widow and the Gecko? But I just picked up The Dragon By Jason Ring this last week. It just came out in Februarys Genii Mag (Page 24 $30.00 dollars American) Takes a bit to put together when you recieve it, which sucks. Understandable I suppose with everyones hand size being different. I'm Spoiled I guess!

But credit is due in that they solved two major problems with all the others of its type. In that you can set it up on the fly without looking during your performance. As an additional option you can appear to explode the objects after vansihing them, startling those watching covering any chance at noise being a factor. I am still rusty but, the potential is wide open for all kinds of uses. Now that the Dragon can be summoned in the middle of your rountine without skipping a beat. If I were to rate this product I would give it four out of five stars. The initial set-up is somewhat frustrating, but the end result is a superstar product. And who doesn't like scaring the skeptics with a harmless mini-explosion! :twisted:

- TED

THE DRAGON BY JASON RING
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=671DA_wFhJ4

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Postby Chris » Feb 13th, '09, 09:32

I was utterly dissapointed with my Gecko as stated in previous posts...Everyone else seems to like it..maybe Ill get it back out and have a fiddle ( lol )

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