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A gadget for popping klickies
« on: February 02, 2019, 09:59:02 »
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Looks useful! Has anybody tried one?
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Re: A gadget for popping klickies
« Reply #1 on: February 02, 2019, 12:22:50 »
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Looks useful! Has anybody tried one?

I wanted to order one, but I cannot find a website where you can... did you?
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Re: A gadget for popping klickies
« Reply #2 on: February 02, 2019, 14:25:30 »
cool! I would like one too :)
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Re: A gadget for popping klickies
« Reply #3 on: February 02, 2019, 15:33:59 »
Well.. IF it popped the new ones (I mean the starved fairies and Spirit weirdos..)

Other than that.. very limited - I suppose no neckpieces allowed..   I think it would be useful for speedos (I have a hard time with those, cause they don't really have where to grab :-[ )

I also wonder if it would work well on older klickys (the "stiffer" ones)..

I suppose the final version will be faster - seems to have some sort of lever - because in the video, it is very slow..

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Re: A gadget for popping klickies
« Reply #4 on: February 02, 2019, 22:53:17 »
On Klickywelt I read these were already around about 15 years ago ...
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Re: A gadget for popping klickies
« Reply #5 on: February 03, 2019, 13:34:12 »
Here is a link to a video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AWao0RY0ZWg

It seems to work by pushing on the (raised) arms, so I think neckwear would not be a problem, though some styles of arms might not fit.

I find the early klickies actually easier to pull apart (I can do most of those by simply tugging on the head), but ones with the white skeletons nigh on impossible without a rubber band.

The design shown in the video might be easier to operate one-handed I think, whereas the one with a handle to wind might be trickier, I'd like to hear from someone who has tried both. But having to wind the thing back again every time (either model) would be a bit annoying!

There is an email address at the end of the video. If I find out more I will add here.

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Re: A gadget for popping klickies
« Reply #6 on: February 03, 2019, 13:47:56 »
Never needed such a trinket to pop ANY Klicky, never will either... ::)
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Re: A gadget for popping klickies
« Reply #7 on: February 04, 2019, 11:29:06 »
I struggle with the fat klickies so it would be useful for those.
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Re: A gadget for popping klickies
« Reply #8 on: March 23, 2019, 02:46:16 »

Other than that.. very limited - I suppose no neckpieces allowed.. 

The video shown shows no collars but it looks like the gripper part leaves a gap around the neck so it might be possible. You could also shave the gripper to give more space for any collar. The hands on method works though.

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Re: A gadget for popping klickies
« Reply #9 on: March 23, 2019, 09:15:11 »
There is an email address at the end of the video. If I find out more I will add here.

I had no response and I used my best Google Translate Spanish. Perhaps I inadvertently accused someone's mother of being a walking stick?
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