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Time Odyssey – The Vanishing Alarm Clock by Collectors’ Workshop(c. 1997) (Submit Review) (Submit Update)
This is easily one of the very best items created by the original Collectors’ Workshop Founders and Dream Team of Rich Block and Nick Ruggiero. This has it all:
- Startling Vanish and Reappearance of a real Alarm Clock
- Incredibly reliable remote control
- Hilarious Situation Comedy built into the Routine
- Easy to perform and easy to set up
- Intriguing Props and Sounds
- Packs neatly into a custom ATA case for storage
Most importantly, unlike some of the more complex items such as P.T. Barnum’s Delight, this is incredibly reliable and works right out of the box. You have to read the detailed instructions but it all sets-up logically and in my testing it has not failed once. It is very solid, you set it up and follow the directions and you have comedy gold at the push of a button and one of the most amazing visual vanishes of a clock you will ever find!
Time Odyssey is hard to find these days and it has not been reproduced by George Robinson, who purchased Collectors’ Workshop twenty years ago, due to the complexity of the manufacturing required. One of the many reasons Collectors’ Workshop have been so revered by Collectors and Performers over the years is due to amazing effects like Time Odyssey 🙂
Effect: A brass alarm clock is removed from a “shepherd’s crook” stand on a table and placed inside a tube on another table. The performer indicates the clock will vanish. The performer places the clock in a tube and steps forward to perform the vanish. At this point, however, the drape on the table falls away and it is apparent to all that the clock has been secured in a net under the table. And, the clock is ringing! Embarrassed, the performer turns around and shoots a gun (or waves his hand) toward the clock. Immediately, the clock stops ringing, the net drops and clock has vanished.
Satisfied, the performer turns to face the audience. Moments, thereafter, however, the alarm bell rings again. The performer gestures over toward the first table, at which point the “Japanese Lantern” drape drops, the clock has returned to its original position.
Approx. Price: $2375.00 (2020) ***
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