Posts Tagged ‘huge bubbles’
Sunday, December 12th, 2010
Customer Letter – beeboo® Big Bubble Mix
The most endearing toys have similar qualities; simple to understand, fun to use and challenging enough to provide endless, clean wholesome fun. beeboo™ Bubbles showed promise when I first saw footage of John Erck breaking the Guinness Book of World Records™ for the World’s Largest Free Floating Soap Bubble.
I bought a starter kit with the big wand and poured the mix into a bucket on my front lawn. I placed the wand into the bucket, then my wife called me. With the wand in my hand, I turned to answer her. As I looked back, the breeze had blown through the wand and effortlessly floated away the largest bubble that I had ever seen. Soon, all the neighborhood kids were joining in and taking turns making giant bubbles. They kept playing and shouting, “That’s a world record bubble!”, “No, this one is!” until the sun went down and their folks called them home.
Thank you John and Dave for sharing this past-time with my family.
Golden Valley, MN
Sunday, December 12th, 2010
Customer Letter – beeboo® Big Bubble Mix
This stuff really *is* amazing. Everything the site promises has been true for me. I ordered 2 bottles the first time, and I loved it so much I started to make smaller and smaller batches so that it would last a long time. Now I’m stocking up again.
I live in a second story apartment with a porch out front. I work at home as a research consultant and whenever I need a break, I go out and make a few bubbles. People walking by will catch sight of a bubble, then try to spot where it came from. They stare, then they smile and say “Cool!”
I am now proud to call myself a bubbleholic, bubblehead, Crazy Bubble Lady, etc. Thank you, Extreme Bubbles!
Thursday, September 30th, 2010
Extreme Bubbles, Inc. is pleased to announce the newest member of the Extreme Bubble Team. Yes, we now have a distributor for all of our products Russia! http://www.opt-24.ru/
We will soon announce another new distributor in Ukraine!
Doing business with some countries in Eastern Europe has been difficult. First, it’s expensive to ship products internationally. Next, and most importantly, our customers could not order products from our online store at http://www.worldslargestbubble.com/.
Here is the official explanation from the USPS:
“The United States Postal Inspection Service has temporarily suspended Click-N-Ship service to Russia, Ukraine, Nigeria, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan Kampuchea (Cambodia), Kampuchea, Latvia, Turkmenistan, Moldova, Armenia, Belarus, Lithuania, Benin, Serbia-Montenegro, Ghana, Niger, and South-West Africa. You will not be able to create a label to any of these countries, with or without postage. Packages that are destined for the countries listed above must be mailed from your local post office…”
That meant we had to take all the orders by emails or fax. Next, we had to fill out all the shipping labels and international declaration forms by hand. Last, we had to hand deliver all the packages to the post office. All this manual labor added more costs.
In spite of all the inconvenience to our customers and the added expenses, orders from Eastern Europe kept flooding in! Consumers in Russia and Ukraine love big bubbles.
We export big bubbles to every continent in the world, except of course Antarctica. Believe it or not, last year the largest number of exports went to Africa. This year, the largest number of exports has been to Eastern Europe, specifically Russia and Ukraine. Therefore our new distributor in Russia, and the soon to be announced distributor in Ukraine are going to be very busy.
Therefore, if you live in Russia, Nigeria, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan Kampuchea (Cambodia), Kampuchea, Latvia, Turkmenistan, Moldova, Armenia, Belarus, Lithuania, Benin, Serbia-Montenegro, Ghana, Niger, and South-West Africa, order your big bubbles here.
If you live in Ukraine, Nigeria, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan Kampuchea (Cambodia), Kampuchea, Latvia, Turkmenistan, Moldova, Armenia, Belarus, Lithuania, Benin, Serbia-Montenegro, Ghana, Niger, and South-West Africa, we will be announcing the website for you to order your Extreme Bubble products soon.
We wish the very best to our newest business partners and look forward to developing a long term, mutually beneficial business relationship for many years to come.
Sunday, September 19th, 2010
This may be the funniest bubble video ever! And I haven’t a clue as to why. For some reason, when you play our Dip Stix™ Trix video in reverse, really, really fast and then add in some really cool jazz music, the entire production becomes absolutely hilarious! Every time I watch this video, I laugh out loud the entire time. Check it out. Have fun.
The secret is in the formula. With every Dip Stix™ Grab & Go Kit you get our special, secret formula Dip Stix™ Mix. Now available from Extreme Bubbles, Inc.
Saturday, September 18th, 2010
In the late 1980’s Galoob Toys marketed a big bubble toy, invented by Kalvin Klundt, called Dip Stix™. The toy was a smash hit and sold 3,000,000 units. Extreme Bubbles, Inc. recently re-introduced Dip Stix™ with a major improvement; Dip Stix™ Giant Bubble Kit comes with a secret big bubble concentrate, Dip Stix™ Giant Bubble Mix, just add water and mix. Easy, convenient and fun!
Now this is the really great part of the story!
When Dip Stix™ was first introduced to the market, a young mother named Becky bought one for her little daughter Beth. Becky made her own big bubble formula then, and she and her daughter Beth were fascinated for hours at a time with their big bubbles. Good clean fun!
Now flash forward twenty years! Becky is now a grandmother. Beth has a son Alex who is four years old. Alex is now playing with the same original Dip Stix™ his grandmother had purchased for his mom all those years ago!
Check out the video below of Alex creating huge, monstrous, unbelievably big bubbles with his original Dip Stix™! Remember, Alex is only four years old in this video. The superior design of the Dip Stix™ Giant Bubble Maker allows even a four year old to create big bubbles like a Pro! Way to go Alex!
I love hearing his audience laughing hysterically in the background too. It really adds to the excitement of watching a four year old make incredibly big bubbles.
Here is a direct quote from Becky, Alex’s grandmother: “He was able to do big bubbles this year on his first try. Just shows how easy it is! Not to mention the fun.”
Three generations of Dip Stix™ big bubbles! Now that’s what I call a “Timeless” toy!
Thank you Becky, Beth and Alex!
Saturday, August 14th, 2010
One of the most enjoyable aspects of Extreme Bubbles, Inc. is all the wonderful letters, emails, phone calls and big bubble pictures I receive from happy customers.
Here is one very good example. This email is from John.
“For even more fun, use a hair dryer to make the bubbles and they will rise hundreds of feet and go a long ways before bursting. Has anyone except my son thought of doing this? It’s not in your instructions and is really spectacular.”
Then in another email with a more detailed explanation.
“Here is how this came about. I gave my twin grandkids an Extreme Bubble kit for XMAS. They did not get around to trying it until last week (April 17, 2010) when they called me and wanted to come over (they live next door) and show me the huge bubbles they were making. When they showed up my son (John) had a ordinary hair dryer with him. After dipping the wand in the solution he turned on the hair dryer and held it in front of the loop and lo and behold these big, beautiful bubbles formed and instead of drifting across the lawn they rose like big, beautiful baloons into the sky for a really neat effect. Using the hair dryer you do not have to move the wand, and quickly learn the best distance from the loop to hold the dryer. I took some video and photos, but due to the transparncy of the bubbles they do not show up well agains the cloudy sky.”
“Try it!!!. I think you’ll like it and will want to pass this hint on to your users.”
“PS. I may try to put one of the videos on my facsbook page.”
Whoa, John! Big bubbles rising hundreds of feet? Thank you! I think your son has an incredibly good imagination and a terrific idea! No, I have never heard of this before, and you are the first person to bring this to our attention. I think this idea is SO terrific, I foresee big bubble enthusiasts all over the world latching onto this and creating spectacular big bubble displays with hair dryers!
Plus, this may be the answer to the age old question: How can you keep the kids from popping all the big bubbles? See our blog: Happy Customer. This happens to be one of my favorite blogs. As Erik explains, one of the greatest challenges is keeping the kids at bay, and keeping them from popping all the big bubbles. Well, if you use a hair dryer like John has pointed out, and the big bubbles RISE, problem solved!
If you have a great idea for big bubbles, or if you would like to share your big bubble experiences, whether it be recipes, or pictures, or stories, whatever, go to our Contact Us page. Then simply use the dropdown menu and select “Products or Website” and send us your email. You could be the next one to see your story in a blog, or pictures on our Facebook Page!
Thanks again John for a great story. It’s happy big bubble customers like you and your son who make this wacky world of big bubbles go around. Well done!
Saturday, July 31st, 2010
Extreme Bubbles, Inc. mission statement is to make the world a better place through the simple joy of bubbles. Whether the bubbles are big or small, short or tall, it really doesn’t matter. What does matter to us, is that families, friends and neighbors; “Enjoy The Day, Get Outside & Play!” This has become one of our tag lines.
It is therefore a real joy when we receive emails, letters, videos, pictures and phone calls from happy customers. As a matter of fact, letters from happy customers really make my day. We encourage all of you to write us, and share your bubble stories. Go to our Contact Us page and share your bubble experience with us today. It may end up on our blog!
This letter is from Erik:
Well, I ordered a starter kit for large bubbles (and some Beeboo mix) from your site and broke out the bubbles this 4th of July. My wife and I own a bed-and-breakfast and so we hosted a bunch of my old college friends — around 30 people all together including around 15 kids.
What a hit!
However, you did not warn that my throat would get hoarse from repeating the following phrase: “STAY BACK!”
All the kids wanted to do was be the first to pop the bubbles. So from verbal warnings to physical boundaries (you kids HAVE TO STAY BEHIND THE MARKS ON THE GROUND!), to outright yelling — nothing could stop their enthusiasm to pop them. I even tried the “Line the kids up” game you suggested in your blog but with every set of bubbles, the children kept creeping a little bit closer and closer until they were popping them before they could even come off the sticks. And of course the 7 year olds were popping them before the 3 and 4 year olds had a chance at them….. What a delightful mess!
Everyone was amazed and enthralled. We went through a full gallon of the mix and enjoyed every drop of it. Thanks for the excitement and the fun way to entertain everyone at our get-together.
Thank you Erik. Your letter makes me laugh out loud every time I read it. From direct personal experience, you have in fact, discovered the three basic types of bubble lovers:
- Those who love to create bubbles
- Those who love to watch bubbles, and of course
- Those who love to pop bubbles
“Enjoy The Day, Get Outside & Play!”
Thursday, July 8th, 2010
Dip Stix™ is our new Grab & Go Giant Bubble Kit.
You need three things to make giant bubbles:
- A big bubble wand.
- A big bubble formula.
- A container to hold the mix.
Our Dip Stix™ Grab & Go Kit has all three inside a small 11”x4”x2” package!
The 4 ounces of Dip Stix™ Giant Bubble Mix (Our best big bubble mix yet!) is inside a Ziploc, heat sealed, pleated bottom container. Just zip the top open, add 1 quart of tap water and viola! You have a portable bubble bucket that re-seals after use!
Dip Stix™ Giant Bubble Mix works great right after mixing. You will have spectacular results when you let the solution “Age” overnight. (For best results, remove foam with a spoon. Big bubbles do not like foam).
The secret is in the formula.
Dip Stix™ bubbles are big, have extremely beautiful colors, and the big bubbles last an incredibly long time.
I really like how the new Dip Stix™ Mix performs. To give you an idea of the robust nature of this formula, take a look at this picture. Dip Stix bubble on ground with blades of grass sticking through it, yet it doesn’t pop! A Dip Stix™ bubble settles on the grass. Upon close inspection (Just click the picture for an enlarged view) you can observe blades of grass sticking through the bubble, yet the bubble hasn’t “Popped”. How cool is that?
Dip Stix™ Giant Bubble Mix is so incredible we made a video of all the tricks you can perform. With a little practice anyone can do these tricks and more. View video and purchase Dip Stix online.
Learn even more about Dip Stix™ and big bubbles by reading our blog:
- Dip Stix Giant Bubble Mix
- Top 11 secrets for creating record breaking big bubbles
- 4 Fun Summertime Bubble Games
- Bubble Troubles
Thursday, July 1st, 2010
The Pro Wand is the largest bubble wand we make, which means it creates the biggest bubbles. The Pro Wand was also the first big bubble wand we made. The smaller “Starter Wand” came second.
This blog is actually a sequel to beeboo® – How it all started. You see, beeboo® Big Bubble Mix was actually created first, and then we began manufacturing the wands. So here’s how this story goes:
The very first big bubble device I used was back in the early 1990’s or so. The device was referred to as The Bubble Thing and was invented by David Stein. The big bubble wand had a ribbon like loop attached to a long rod and a mechanism to open and close the bubble loop. I did some additional research on bubble wands and discovered Arthur Fulton and Kalvin Klundt, both of which had their own designs and patents on big bubble wands.
I was absolutely fascinated with the two handle design invented by Kalvin. I fashioned my own homemade version of his wand to further my experiments with our newly created beeboo® Big Bubble Mix. The patent was still valid, so of course we couldn’t manufacture and sell that particular wand design along with beeboo to make the big bubble kit we had always dreamed of, and suggested by Betty James, the “Slinky” lady!
In the late 1980’s the Galoob Toy Company had manufactured Kalvin’s two handle big bubble toy and marketed the product under the trade name of Dip Stix. They sold millions! Years passed, patents expired and Galoob was no longer in existence. I decided to call Kalvin Klundt, to discuss the possibility of manufacturing his wand design again, and co-market with beeboo. Even though the patent had expired, the toy was no longer being sold, and the original toy company was out of business, I thought it best as a gesture of good faith and personal respect to call Kalvin directly and discuss this potential. Kalvin is one of the most polite and gracious toy inventors I have ever known. His response to my request was: “No problem Dave that was 20 toys ago!”
Now we had our second product, a big bubble wand to go along with our big bubble concentrate. Up to this point, we had been selling just the big bubble mix. Once we began offering the wand and the mix as a package, sales began to increase. This proved that Betty James was correct; consumers want a quality experience that is easy, convenient and fun.
There are many attributes I enjoy about the two handle big bubble wand design. It’s definitely the most popular design among big bubble enthusiasts, as every world record bubble, since the first one was established, has been created using the two handle design. Two really big handles of course!
The main reason I like the two handle wand is how easy it is to create big bubbles. It’s really easy with either the beeboo® Pro Wand or the beeboo® Starter Wand.
The first step of course is to wet the super absorbent wicking material in your big bubble solution. Then, holding the tips together, lift them high into the air and with the breeze at your back.
The two simple steps for creating big bubbles are as follows:
It’s that easy to use the two handle wand design! Of course the same technique is used with our smaller beeboo® Starter Wand, designed for beginners and youngsters.
This is a picture of one of our customers from Spain. Although our product age range is suggested to be six years old, this little girl is only four. She is using our beeboo® Big Bubble Starter Wand with marvelous results, at her very first attempt!
You may order your beeboo® Big Bubble Starter wand here, and your beeboo® Big Bubble Pro Wand here.
All beeboo® products are made in Minneapolis, Minnesota USA! Every product you purchase helps create and maintain jobs in America!
Tuesday, June 29th, 2010
The most common questions I get regarding Extreme Bubbles, Inc, big bubbles or beeboo® Big Bubble Mix is: “How did you think of this?” This is a really good question and I hope to provide an informative explanation here.
Around or about 1990 I purchased my first big bubble wand. The device was in fact invented by David Stein. The big bubble wand was called The Bubble Thing. You can read more about David, his invention and the history of big bubbles here.
If I remember correctly, I paid about $15 dollars for this contraption, which included instructions on how to make your own homemade big bubble solution. Being a chemist, it was easy to follow the instructions verbatim. Once completed, my three children and I ventured outside with wild anticipation to discover a whole new world of excitement, giant bubbles!
Unfortunately, Proctor & Gamble had changed the formulas for JOY and Dawn dishwashing liquids about that time and the homemade big bubble solution didn’t work very well. As a matter of fact, it didn’t work at all. Being a water treatment chemist by education and vocation, I was determined to formulate a better big bubble mix. I am also considered to be a bit on the frugal side of life, and certainly didn’t want to waste the money I had invested in this new big bubble thing. Therefore I set out to make a better formula.
My test methods were quite crude at the time and consisted primarily of trial and error. I called it “Kitchen Chemistry”. I tried everything from dishwashing detergents, laundry detergents, bath soaps, Karo syrup, salt, cooking oils, you name it! Finally with diligence and a little luck I discovered a few additional additives that increased the performance of the big bubbles dramatically. The bubbles were not only huge, they had unbelievably beautiful colors and the big bubbles lasted an incredibly long time. The results were absolutely amazing!
Every time the kids and I would go outside to try a new formula, with results getting better and better with each attempt, the neighborhood residents, casual passersby and people even driving in their cars would always stop and say: Wow. Those are the biggest bubbles I’ve ever seen! Where can I buy that stuff?
You see, the secret is in the formula.
I had finally got my monies worth! My new mix (yet unnamed) worked extremely well in just about any type of weather conditions!
My first plan was to market our new big bubble mix, then called Xtreme Bubbles®, as a standalone product. It just so happened, that I knew Betty James. Her husband was the person who invented one of the world’s most popular toys “Slinky”. Her husband had passed away by this time and Betty was now running the company. Betty and I met for lunch to discuss various methods of marketing Xtreme Bubbles®. Trusting her experience and her judgment explicitly, I really wanted to know her thoughts.
Betty strongly suggested we needed to offer consumers the convenience of a “Kit”; one that contained both a big bubble mix as well as a big bubble wand, thereby making the process of creating big bubbles easy, convenient and fun. She was right. But now we had to come up with an idea for a big bubble wand. That will be another blog, relating to our beeboo® Big Bubble Pro Wand!
Suffice it to say, beeboo® Big Bubble Mix is an extremely robust formula, used by bubble artists, bubble entertainers, including Cirque du Soleil, and consumers on every continent in the world, except of course Antarctica.
beeboo® works very well as a refill for many bubble toys and big bubble toys, including bubble machines. beeboo® works great as a refill for the
Unbelievabubble big bubble sword
Big bubble swords sold at Target and Walmart
Mega Bubbles, and big bubble plastic hoops, of all sizes and shapes
including fish wands
Star wands and flower wands
Spin Master Big Bubbler and similar big bubble wand swords
Little Kids Bubble Twister, and many more types of bubble toys.
Bubble artists and bubble entertainers even mix beeboo® with other commercially available bubble solutions like Imperial Toys Miracle Bubbles, Super Miracle Bubbles, Mr. Bubbles sold by the old Tootsie Toy, Strombecker and Chemtoy companies (Which has now been sold and no longer made in the USA), Pustefix bubbles, Gazillion Bubbles, Fan Yang bubbles, Amazing Bubbles by Placo and Bubbelz distributed by Greenbrier International, Inc. By mixing beeboo® Big Bubble Mix and other commercially available, ready to use, small bubble solutions, you can create some very interesting effects with both large and small bubbles. It’s fun to experiment!
beeboo® is in fact, our very first product. The name has become synonymous with quality and performance around the world. Shop for beeboo® now:
· One bottle of beeboo®
· beeboo® big bubble Refill Pack, 4 bottles of beeboo® Big Bubble Mix
Each bottle of beeboo® Big Bubble Mix makes one gallon of solution. Simply add 14 cups of ordinary tap water and mix. Do not use bottled water or purified water.
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