Fushigi Magic Gravity Ball Review


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You are about to be mesmerized, its here, its wild and its sweeping the nation its FUSHIGI – The magic gravity ball. No strings, no tricks, magic?… may be, illusion?…you decide. You can make FUSHIGI to defy gravity and fall in midair with maneuvers like prayer cross, levitation, The enigma, palm-spin, and so many more.

 

Fushigi Magic Gravity Ball
FUSHIGI is a form of contact juggling where the operator exploits the reflective properties of a clear sphere through specific hand and body isolations and movements that are designed to give the appearance that the FUSHIGI sphere is moving on its own or even floating.

Fushigi is an incredible, therapeutic form of relaxation. The art of maneuvering a clear, reflective sphere through mind and body isolation and manipulation creates the illusion that the sphere may be defying the laws of gravity, as if the sphere is moving on its own.

From basic movements to the advanced even control more than one FUSHIGI at a time. You can do it. Mystify, amaze and confuse your friends in just minutes. The FUSHIGI culture is growing now its your time to master the FUSHIGI.

It confuses the senses with its mind blowing movements. Young or old, big or small anyone can FUSHIGI the minute they pickup the magic gravity ball and with practice you can conquer the FUSHIGI ball. Everyone loves FUSHIGI and you don’t have to be a magician its relaxing and even therapeutic best of all its just amazing.

To enhance your Fushigi experience, it’s been remodeled by the creators to suit your needs better. Fushigi’s special, patent pending design is smart and will be baffling to onlookers as you work your way around it. You will realize that Contact Juggling isn’t all you get from your Fushigi because it can now get rid of the lens effect seen in other acrylics. Fushigi is two balls rolled into one clever design that has won accolades from the best performers in the country, who think of it to be a game changer when it comes to this intriguing art form.

It’s a performance art and you will need to learn the basic hand manipulations for the balls to levitate or float. Fushigi balls can seem to show gravity defying properties and levitate but you need to learn the art to make the most of them. Fushigi is recommended for use for those over 12 years of age.

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What do I get?
*FUSHIGI Gravity Ball
*Instructional DVD

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915 Responses to “Fushigi Magic Gravity Ball Review”

  1. kids tablet reviews 2012 says:

    I want to get one of these, but my dad won’t allow me! Annoying

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  3. tomshiba says:

    I bought a complete fushigi ball ensemble at a yard sale for 50 cents. The video is amazing and the ball appears to be nicely made. The small print on the box and inside on the instructions does include the alibi that each fushigi ball is unique so expect one to be slightly different from another. Other than that, this is a skill toy and requires patience, practice, and time to master. Of course, if you are expecting to master this thing inside of a week, you must dig deeply into your dedication to your goals and continue on the journey to fushigi tai kwan leap. Thank you for this site. It has provided me other points of contact to purchase similar contact juggling balls offering more variety and colors. So, in conclusion, if I find that my one week of dedication comes to an end too soon, I’m only out half a buck. BOOT TO THE HEAD!!

  4. Jag says:

    I just heard of this new toy for kids in the market…..The Fushigi Magic Gravity Ball. Also heard that the offer was limited and I wanted it anyhow for my 7 year old kid. The advertisement said that the amazing toy was not available in stores. The entire package was only available online. I searched for the Fushigi reviews and 10 different results appeared on my screen. I got weird experiences on the sites that ranked first, second and third on the Search engines. None of the reviews on these 3 sites were complete and seemed as if the flashy language was used just to induce readers to buy the product. Every time I clicked the tab “for more information click here”, I was directed to a completely new site, where I was supposed to order the product online. Annoyingly, I came to this site then and this was the site I was searching for. I am truly grateful to all of you for allocating your valuable time in sharing your experiences and reviews.

  5. Jim says:

    My mother bought this for me and, frankly, she fell for the hype in the commercial! That being said, I’m having fun learning contact juggling and, frankly, wish that my first contact juggling ball were *not* acrylic, but something a little friendlier to being dropped.

    If you order one of these (or any contact ball), remember that contact juggling is a skill and practice is required to make the ball appear to float…

    I’ve since ordered a SIL-X ball hoping it will be a little better to learn with!

  6. Tom Curley says:

    We got a Fushigi ball for Christmas. There was no instruction disk in the box. How can we get a disk so as to make this product usable? Phone number is 419-697-6266.

  7. Kman says:

    Horrible. You get this and you’ll regret it. I promise.

    • Paul says:

      This is the worst rip off of all time! I want my money back. I feel as if I’ve been raped of my $10.00. There is a special place in hell for these people. It’s a snowglobe with simple and lame “magic tricks” you can do this with any ball and not pay 10 + dollars! The box says magic gravity ball with no tricks no tricks no tricks really well that my friends is a lie sorry to repeat but this is a rip off!

  8. Diane says:

    I just purchase this ball for my grandson who found the commercial amazing… and some yahoo gave it new in box to goodwill so I purchased for $3.50 yes, so if he likes it or not I did not do bad… looking at DVD now.

  9. Diane says:

    I just bought this ball for my grand son and know he will have hrs of play with it and best yet some yoyo gave it to goodwill and I got it for 3.50 cannot go wrong if he loves or hates this ball..

  10. The Critic says:

    Guys, the reason people think it’s crap is because they think it’s “really floats”. Its an illusion that is fun to do once u learn how. And it is really good at relaxing and soothing your body with special techniques. AND, I got my Fushigi ball for $6.99 with free 2 day shipping at drugstore.com.

    Fushigi is NOT A WASTE.

    • Just sayin. says:

      Contact juggling is not a waste. The Fushigi Ball itself is not worth buying (unless it’s only a few dollars). Especially for beginners.

  11. Lolita Huhtala says:

    I’d should check with you here. Which is not something I normally do! I enjoy studying a submit that can make folks think. Also, thanks for allowing me to comment!

  12. Mark Louis Webb the 3rd says:

    OH Contact Juggling!!!

    How Gay is that? You can’t juggle regular so you have to hold onto the ball and make up some gay ass name for it.

    “Hey boys and other boys! Look at me! I’m “contact” juggling! Like my shiny ball and my nifty moves? You can do it too!!”

    For just 35 bukaroos, you can

  13. Unknown says:

    The Fushigi is just an ordinary ball. A mirror ball in side of a clear coating. Does not float, no magic involved, it just looks like it. I still don’t understand why it is $20.00.

  14. why cant fushigi be in direct sunlight?

  15. Fushigi Ball Question says:

    why does when you first use the fushigi ball it hurts my fingers

  16. Fushigi Ball Question says:

    why was fushigi recalled?

  17. Fushigi Ball Ouestion says:

    why fushigi ball is not good for kids?

  18. Fushigi Ball Ouestion says:

    why won’t my Fushigi work like it does on the commercials?

  19. Have you tried this Fushigi Magic Gravity Ball, is it any good?

    • GB says:

      If you have never used one, get an orange first. See if you like rolling an orange around in your hands for hours. If you do then buy a Fushigi Gravity un-magic Ball. Actually you can just continue using the orange. You can eat it and buy a new one. Oranges are good for you. A ball of plastic is just a ball of plastic. A waste of money.

  20. ronald says:

    aww shes so beautiful but why ruin a nice crystal ball like that can be used for fish eye lens

  21. diffrentcopy says:

    I started contact juggling right before this Fushigi Ball came out, then my friends kept saying this crap, what the hell, I contact juggle. Then I saw one of these balls, they have crappy quality, the chrome ball is off center, dented, has bubbles in it and you can see grain lines. If u want a good contact ball go to homeofpoi.com and use mimic1 for a 15% discount.

    • Wendy says:

      Thank you so much. Your advice saved me from making a big mistake! I’ve ordered the Fushigi Ball from House of Poi and look forward to giving it to my juggling son for Christmas.

  22. ashley polk says:

    How much does the Fushigi Ball cost at the mall today?

  23. justin beber is gay says:

    I can just buy a bouncy ball from the coin machine at old navy and do the same tricks as this guy, chunk of cheap plastic.

  24. Magic says:

    I dunno, fushigi sounds a lot like the Happy Fun Ball from SNL…

    http://www.nbc.com/saturday-night-live/video/happy-fun-ball/229058

  25. Carlos says:

    You guys spend $20 on this, while I spent $15. Go to ltdcommodities.com they have great stuff plus some As Seen On TV stuff. Check it out, also this is a great ball.

  26. giggles says:

    This is really stupid, I was so excited but as soon a I opened it my friend knocked it out of my hand and it broke.. I called the number and they said they would give me a new one for an extra 20 dollars and it’s been a year and I still can not use it, it sucks…

  27. jordan says:

    Don’t buy this garbage!

    1.worst website,when you order they don’t tell you about shipping fee!
    2.shipping fee is @/$9.99!how can I return?
    shipping fee and return shipping fee is $19.98,
    same as the Fushigi price!!

    • Stevyn says:

      I really was incredibly disappointed with this product. I don’t care that it takes practice, I was sad that it requires tremendous practice. It is not easy to learn, and looks nothing like the expert on the commercials. It is not cool to juggle. Juggling is stupid. Unless you are Michael Moschen, a clown, have no social life, or are completely obsessed with juggling, then you should just toss the ball in the trash. I put a video of me smashing the ball to pieces on youtube. That is all, Thank you. :)

      • Stevyn says:

        And I do credit anyone who can do it as well as Michael Moschen, that is quite the accomplishment… but, for the rest of us who don’t have time to pick up a lame hobby…… that is all.
        -Stevyn

      • Matt says:

        You sound bitter and jealous because you can’t juggle. What’s the matter? People make fun of you because you can’t at a party and now trying to make yourself feel better? So people that have a hobby have no social life (says the guy posting this on the internet)? Get over yourself.

  28. jordan says:

    Don’t buy this garbage!

  29. Chan says:

    Fushigi is very lucky smart ball. Play with it make brain go happy!

  30. jayhead says:

    I thought the fushigi ball was an “adequate” introductory to contact juggling. By adequate I mean as good as you can expect from a TV product. Like people have already stated, I do not really consider it a toy, and I wouldn’t buy it for anyone under 13 for sure. It does take a lot of practice, and the fushigi will make those serious about moving on want to invest in a real contact juggling ball. For me it works like the “Chinese medicine balls” in relaxing and increasing blood flow to the fingers, while giving a show at the same time.

    Complaints: DO NOT BUY FROM FUSHIGI.COM! it is sad that so many people are returning them to toys r us because it would be really great for people be able to buy from a major retailer. The A$$holes will hound you for months trying to sell worthless memberships and crap to you. I guess that can be expected for as seen on tv products, but they usually do not bother you if only give them a cell number…. these guys make no discrepancy!

  31. Damien says:

    Is there any way to get a crack out of my Fushigi?

  32. Rock says:

    How much is shipping on fushigi ball?

  33. Phil says:

    What happens when Fushigi Ball is in direct sunlight?

  34. LOL says:

    Textbook example of how gullible people are not checking out a product before they buy. The ones gripping how they’ve been ripped off, this is an educational experience. $20.00 is less than the cost of a continuing education course. If you’ve learned from this, it’s priceless. But if you repeat this, you’re no longer ignorant, you’re dumber than dirt and that dog just don’t hunt.

    • Matt says:

      Most people knew what it was (nobody thought it was magic), but were disappointed at the ball quality. You apparently did not read the answers or else you wouldn’t have spouted off your nonsense. Next time read what people say before you flaunt your arrogance. The bigger the ego, the more satisfying it is to make into a fool (although you did a fine job of that without my help).

      Consider this an educational experience, and be thankful you didn’t pay a dime for it. The lesson being, in case you’re slow to learn, is that you should read what people say before you arrogantly spout remarks about them being gullible. And here’s another free lesson in the school of life, having a big ego doesn’t mean that you matter. You’re as unimportant as the rest of us.

      • Rob says:

        Matt you’re ignorance and negativity are apparent for all to witness, do you consider your rhetorical responses as light entertainment are just the angst you carry with you daily ?

        • Hardesty86 says:

          Rob, you used “you’re” the wrong way, separated two complete sentences with a comma instead of a period, and you might want to take a look at your last sentence because it makes zero sense. You also might want to look up what rhetorical means, because clearly you don’t understand that either.

          I’m sorry to burst your bubble but you need to take some “continuing education courses”, bro. You’ve got a long way to go before you should even be considering acting intellectual on a public forum.

  35. Ken says:

    This is the worst!!! contact ball ever… it is terrible. Has so many tells and is just pathetic. Save your money on this piece of plastic

  36. charesse says:

    I need to return the ball what should I do?

    • Rebecca Seay says:

      I ordered this ball for my granddaughter because she requested one for Christmas. The total with shipping and handling was over $36. When it arrived, the CD with instructions on use, was cracked to pieces. I have tried, without success to contact the company. Wish I had some recourse!

  37. charesse says:

    I need to return the ball but cant get anyone on the phone. what do I need to do?

  38. Alex says:

    I was given a Fushigi ball as a gift for Christmas. I’ve been playing with it for about a week now, and after reading all of the ridiculous comments on this page I have a few things I’d like to lay out for people interested in this topic.

    1. No, it will not float on its own, nor is it magic. Real magic only exists in fantasy novels, video games and D&D. Please understand the previous statement before ever buying ANYTHING labeled as “magic”.

    2. Yes, the ads can be misleading. But hey, that’s marketing. Nobody would buy anything peripheral without a good marketing campaign. If you fell for it don’t be mad at the makers of Fushigi, just don’t believe everything you see on TV. It’s a valuable lesson in life.

    3. Yes, it will take practice to be able to make it look as flawless as Michael Moschen (the supposed inventor of modern contact and performer of the crystal ball scene in labyrinth) or even as fluid as the “amazing” Kenny. Any type of performance art takes practice, it doesn’t matter what it is.

    Now that that is out of the way, I am actually fairly satisfied with Fushigi. I have been tossing spheres around for years since the first time I saw contact juggling, at a fire dancing gathering they had in my town years ago, and I never could figure out why I couldn’t keep the ball off of the ground. Within a few minutes of watching the DVD that came with it, I was kicking myself for never realizing how simple the mistakes I was making were.

    The DVD that comes with it is very short and straight to the point. Each tutorial is about a minute or less, but they still manage to get the point across. It is not a complete index of contact juggling moves, It has Just enough to get you started and learning the basics of contact. The rest is up to you (I’ve gotten better in a week which means you can too). There is a whole community of resources for people interested at: http://www.contactjuggling.org.

    The ball itself is not the greatest, there were two under our tree one of which had several visual flaws right out of the box. I went and picked up a clear acrylic contact juggling ball from a magic shop for the same price as the Fushigi ball, and immediately felt a difference in weight and balance in favor of the solid acrylic. There are, however, some advantages to the ball in ball design, it wont burn your house down if left near sunlight and the reflection of the steel ball inside adds to the isolation effect in a big way. It also comes with a bag and stand for the ball. (including the DVD, could all cost 50+ dollars from juggling supply retailers.)

    I personally think that the ads are awful, and never would have bought one for myself. After receiving one as a gift though, my perspective has changed. I think it’s great that they are bringing something like contact juggling to a massive appeal. I think many people could benefit from performance arts like Juggling, Poi, Staff Spinning, or anything else that gets people away from their television and works coordination skills. Fushigi is not the best option for this art, but it will open the minds of many people who would have otherwise missed out on one of many under appreciated arts. And, though this is not a high quality product, it is a great option for beginners. (You wouldn’t buy a 3000 dollar Gibson for someone wanting to learn guitar!)

    • room 20 says:

      We are a classroom of 20 second and third graders. We were very interested in the Fushigi ball and our teacher showed us how to look up reviews on the internet. We learned a lot, by looking at the reviews, (Some people are really bad writers, they misspell words and don’t use punctuation), but your review was really good. We learned a lot, and we know that you were telling the truth. Thank you for a very good review.

      (But the word “I” is always capitalized- we learned that and are always tested on it.)

    • Matt says:

      Nice review.

  39. Phil says:

    What happens if a Fushigi ball goes in water?

  40. Jb says:

    Can’t believe nobody’s mentioned Labyrinth

  41. pat t says:

    It is dumb. you have to learn the tricks so that means you do have to be a magician. If you did not buy it I hope you don’t because it is not a gravity ball it’s just a small ball inside a big ball that does nothing except fall. You just waist $20 for nothing. I think that people should not buy things that they see on tv except a pillow pet.

    • keith says:

      Pat T you’re right, it’s just a ball for 20 bucks, but I am glad I saw the commercial because it got me investigating into contact juggling and I’ve seen some awesome videos – Lewrens, the amazing Kenny and last but not least Okotanbe. Their artistry and skills are unbelievable. Just type in contact juggling and prepare yourself to be blown away. Oh yeah scroll down a bit and let James give you a good laugh, at least I thought it was funny.

  42. Brock Savage says:

    I think it was 20 years or more ago I was watching a comedy, where a guy had just bought a watch from a street hustler. His friend asked him, “You don’t think that’s a genuine Rolex, do you?” and the guy said, “If it isn’t, I’m out five bucks.”

    Get it? See, the guy was a moron.

    What kind of a moron would say, “If it’s not a magic anti-gravity floating ball, I’m out 20 bucks”?

  43. James says:

    I got this from the TV commercial. It came UPS. I thought it would have an on off switch or something. It does not. As soon as I opened the box lid the thing came flying out and began circling the room. It hit the lamp over my kitchen table and broke the bulb, it then hit the wall and put a hole in that. I had to chase the thing upstairs and corner it in the bathroom. I was able catch it using the net for my fish tank. I thought I could just take the batteries out, but it seems like they are sealed inside the glass ball and they can’t be removed. I put it back in the box it came in and taped it shut. Later, I was sleeping on the sofa and somehow it managed to get out of the box and began flying around the room again. I woke up when the thing hit me on the back of the head. It then knocked over some dishes I had sitting on the counter. I called fushigi and they said it sounded like I may have done something wrong to the thing. They said I could return it for refund, minus the $11.99 shipping charge, but they would do nothing about the damage it did to my house. Fushigi is a nightmare!

    • lawrens says:

      No. Fushigi ball is just that : a ball. Please stop telling B.S. to people.

      • James says:

        I know it is a ball, but the one they sent me must be defective. I think there is something wrong with the anti-gravity module. Anyway, last night I came home and found my window broken. The empty fushigi box was sitting on my table. It appears as though it got out again and went through the window. So now I can’t even return it for a refund. And to top it off my ginsu knives are also missing. I have no idea what happened to those.

    • pat t says:

      not true

    • Robyn says:

      Hilarious! Thanks for the laugh!

      • still laughing says:

        James your story is one of the funniest things I’ve read on the internet , thanks and to Lawrens I’d say lighten up – it was meant to be funny ok. I know Lawrens is a great contact juggler but for the rest of us who aren’t we can just joke and enjoy life. Again thanks James it really was very funny

        • lawrens says:

          I understand.
          I know he was joking, but in the same time there are people who really believe that they are going to buy a defying gravity ball…call them morons if you want, but it’s a fact.

          Fushigi hurts the juggling community, so I have to say that it’s not true.

          But I laughed ^^

          • still laughing says:

            Lawrens I’m glad you laughed because James’ first comments were very funny, his second not as – but back to the main issue that of contact juggling and the fushigi ball. Contact Juggling is an amazing art and anyone who can truly master it is to be commended. I’ve seen your videos, kenny’s, oko’s, kk’s and you’re all great. And as much as I was awed by the artistry I saw displayed in the video, I would not have done so without doing research on the fushigi ball. Do I personally think it’s false advertising YES because it leads people to think the ball will do the work for you or that it can perform by itself. FALSE you have to be an artisan with great skill and patience, which I am not, so I will never buy a fushigi ball or any other acrylic ball. but I will enjoy the videos. final words – fushigi ball false advertising but really not such a bad thing, if it helps people appreciate contact juggling

    • Arabella says:

      James;

      I had a very similar experience with the Fushigi ball. I am currently seeing a lawyer and discussing filing a class action lawsuit for the massive damages to my home. This product was not represented accurately in the commercial. Had I know it would make my home virtually unlivable with it’s uncontrollable nature, I wouldn’t have purchased it. I expected there to be some juggling trick or optical illusion to it. What idiot would actually expect an anti-gravity ball? But that’s exactly what I got. If we go through with the lawsuit, I will contact you so you can be involved. We need justice.

      - Arabella.

    • Trent says:

      All this was the funniest crap I have ever read in my life. It actually drew a tear THANK YOU. You’re a funny guy James.

  44. Austin says:

    This is the stupidest and useless thing that anyone could buy. It is a waste of your money DON’T buy it.

    • lawrens says:

      Contact juggling is an art, you need many hours to master it. Fushigi just lie to people saying it’s easy.

    • gigi says:

      I find Fushigi to be actually very relaxing – and I’m surprised it’s not used more in a yoga sense.

      Have to love people who get ticked that give up after 2 minutes – someone said earlier, and can’t stress enough – it’s an ART. Meaning, takes TIME and PRACTICE. Any great artist of any art form will tell you that. The Fushigi Fairy isn’t gonna show up and “poof!” you’re golden! lol

      • lawrens says:

        Gigi, I agree on the relaxing aspect of manipulating ball ; but this already exists, it’s named “baoding relaxation balls”, ancient China didn’t wait for fushigi to help people relax !

        As for the art form, its name is CONTACT JUGGLING and not Fushigi.

        ^^

  45. Jason says:

    I got a Fushigi ball for Christmas. I had never heard of them so I didn’t have all the pre-conceived notions many people who have posted here seem to have.

    When I saw the box that said anti-gravity I was all like “wha…what? that’s not possible…wonder what this thing is?” If anyone, ANYONE, thought that it would float on it’s own they must be brain damaged; that’s all I’m saying there.

    Anyway, it’s now been four days since Christmas and I have fallen deep into the contact juggling world. This ball is great! Have you seen the cost of an acrylic ball online? No? Well, these are a good deal. The ads may be totally misleading (again never seen one), but the ball is sweet and a great way to get people into contact juggling!

    • Jeff says:

      The cost of an acrylic ball online is more-or-less identical to the Fushigi ball; that is, roughly $20 plus shipping and handling. Try Neon Husky and Serious Juggling if you’re looking for a an acrylic of equal price and equal or better quality than a Fushigi ball.

  46. Angela says:

    So, I have to say after getting my Fushigi, I really love the product. They made it really easy to get a descent contact juggling ball, and the dvd that came with it is a great way to get started.

    That being said, I must say that the commercial is pretty misleading, and the website is vague at best. I was sucked into the fantasy they created and I’m 20, and I knew what I was really watching. They really need to remake the commercial and update their website.

    My best advice, If you are looking to get into contact juggling, go to you local Wal*Mart and pick one of these up. Like I said before a Fushigi is really easy to get, but don’t rely on the website. And also, I’m sorry to the people who just bought a $20 lesson in why you should research those “Too good to be true” products. Even if it wasn’t so poorly advertised I’m sure some of you would still be disappointed in it because you weren’t fully aware of what you were buying. I don’t think anyone here is truly stupid enough to think they were buying a magic floating ball, but common sense is needed before buying anything that is glamorized on TV.

    • lawrens says:

      Well said Angela !

      I would like to add that fushigi balls are really poorly made, for example the metal center is often off-centered, and they have scratches on the surface, both problems which ruins the illusion. Have a look at Neon Husky which offers great contact juggling ball for $17.95!

      And you can find a lot of free technical info on the web, youtube or contactjuggling {dot} org for example…

  47. Phillip Morris says:

    You people that are complaining are idiots. Did you really think you could buy a magical ant-gravity ball for $20? Do you just blindly buy anything you see on TV that makes vague allusions to being mystical? If that’s the case then buy my cigarettes because they make you fly, just like red bull.

    Contact juggling is awesome, get some talent

    • Andrea Provenzale says:

      What I thought it was and what it turned out to be were two different things. I figured I was getting a ball within a ball, but when I was growing up we had the gyroscope toys (I am 57) and I figured that the inner ball would spin separate from the outer ball somehow. When I took it out of the box, I shook it, spun it, etc to get it going. Of course I quickly realized that this was nothing more than an illusionists prop. Anyway, it was high priced for what I got and I did buy several for my son and his teenage friends. They got a kick out of them because of the “laugh” value, like getting a Sham Wow. For that I am glad, everyone needs a good laugh. As a gift for two other 12 year olds on my list, I decided to go with something else.

  48. LOL says:

    This only proves PT Barnum was right, about one being born every minute. Even more so when the ones that purchased on-line or by telephone using a debit card can’t cancel payment.

    The ones that say it can’t float read the fine print, it can. You just need to drill a hole to the center, acid etch it to leave a paper thin shell and fill with helium. Alternatively try juggling it with your arms fully extended above your head. Moments after it’s dropped you will have the illusion that it’s floating. Of course everything else will have the illusion of floating, including yourself.

    Humor aside, only buy from a local merchant so that it’s easier to get a refund.

    • lawrens says:

      Fushigi balls are poorly made.

      Neon Husky offers real contact juggling balls for less than $20, and the internet has tons of free technical info to get ready, youtube or contact juggling {dot} org for example.

  49. Melissa says:

    Wow… I can’t believe so many people are upset about this. First of all, it’s called advertising. I bet you can’t find ONE product out there that did not enhance it’s abilities during a commercial. If it says anything at all about the people being professionals and that it’s an illusion, then the company did nothing wrong. My general rule – tv products are a waste of money.

    I’m not defending them, but how gullible are you people? A magic levitating ball?? Give me a break.

    • lawrens says:

      Melissa, enhancing is not misleading! There is false advertising also! Fushigi lies to people and the Fushigi ball isn’t even well made…As a pro contact juggler I can say that I hate the off-centered metal part and the scratches all over the surface !

  50. 565md says:

    This thing will make you throw it when you don’t practice but I can do a good trick

  51. Dixie says:

    Does a Fushigi have a string?

    • crystal says:

      No Fushigi Ball has no strings. what you do is you hold it in the same place in space and move your hand around that space. also with some tricks you slightly toss it into the air while keeping contact to make it “float” to another position. its a cool activity and quite difficult, but it gives you something to do and if you have patience its really relaxing.

  52. Benji says:

    Roc. In the commercial, it says it is an illusions that can make it look like it is floating. I am 12, and the thing is amazing. I have had it for a month, and I can almost do it better than Kenny. I had one that it cracked 15 cm down the middle (thanks a lot video) and now I have a new one. If you would just take the time you spend complaining to practice, you would be good at it.

    • lawrens says:

      Ok, post a video or it didn’t happen.

      • alana says:

        I got a Fushigi Ball about a week ago… of course it doesn’t float. I would have to be a complete idiot to think that it would. It is, however, fun and challenging. I am actually getting pretty good. I am learning about contact juggling, which wasn’t something I was interested in before. All in all, I like it.

    • Elise says:

      YOU PEOPLE ARE A BUNCH OF IDIOTS!! Did you actually think you were going to buy a floating ball?!? And to those who say the box is misleading cause it says its “Anti-gravity”…well I sure don’t see that anywhere on the box nor the instructions!…it DOES say (on box & commercial) that it can APPEAR to float & defy gravity with practice…which is 100% true….look all over YouTube! Everything good takes practice you lazy bastards! Even the poster above, Benji, is only 12 & he is is smarter than all of you morons combined!! I’m seriously SHOCKED at this page! Go practice to the instruction videos for a couple hours & I bet you will change your mind.

      • lawrens says:

        Why the need to be rude ?
        I think you’re a very unhappy person, with so much hate to express!

        Yes, there are gullible, credulous people out there all around the world, it has always been so.

        That’s why such a blog exists, to show people how they are misled!

      • Matt says:

        Like LOL above, you didn’t read the answers here. People were expecting that these would be a little better made or were expecting a gyroscope ball. Nobody is actually expecting magic. You are the idiot here for not reading what people say. Despite what your massive ego is telling you, your poorly researched opinions don’t matter. Not only that but your answer looks like it’s written by a preteen girl who is upset that her parents grounded her for coming home late and probably has stuff all over Facebook about how it’s “SOOO unfair!”. So you decide to white on the internet to make yourself feel better. Like I said to LOL, get over yourself.

      • Nick says:

        Are you sad because you thought it was a floating ball, but it isn’t? It’s contact juggling, and I think you are just gullible for a floating Fushigi ball, and you hate it. Seriously, go get a life. I love the ball

  53. Nathan says:

    Don’t waste your hard earned money on this piece of crap.

    • Rocs says:

      This says right in the commercial it floats and is so wonderful, magic, and is simple, everyone should pack it up and take it back for a refund and complain to the BBB and consumer protection this is a total scam and I have no idea how they are gonna get away with it. For the people that like it ok yes you like a BALL nothing more not something that promises you what this does for $20 dollars even if you like it you got scammed it does not do what they say it does or is supposed to “do”.

  54. Jennie says:

    This Fushigi Ball can do major damage when dropped, and yes you will drop it over and over just learning how to use it. Especially when it is purchased for a child.

    It’s misleading ads have sucked peopled into purchasing it. The ads should say;
    #1 I will do damage your home if dropped
    #2 I may break your toe if dropped
    #3 My TRICKS are all an ILLUSION!
    #4 This is a LEARNED SKILL!

    MISLEADING MISLEADING MISLEADING!

    • alana says:

      OF COURSE IT’S AN ILLUSION! OF COURSE IT’S A LEARNED SKILL! I DON’T KNOW WHY PEOPLE ARE SURPRISED BY THIS. Oh, by the way, it says on the box it isn’t meant for children under 12.

  55. kelly says:

    My son has a new name for the Fushigi ball he got for Christmas- Rip Off Ball. Save your money- these will be on clearance at the dollar store within the year.

    • lawrens says:

      Even if it’s the case don’t buy it ; it’s totally out of balance and comes with scratches all over the surface.
      Try instead Neon Husky, they offer real contact juggling ball for less than 20 bucks. Also, you can find all the technical info you need on the internet, youtube or contactjuggling {dot} org for example.

  56. BigDaddyo says:

    Big waste of time. It would have been helpful if the phrase “contact juggling” would have been mentioned in the commercial. It will make a magnificent paper weight in my office only because my kids bought it for me for Christmas. Like Danny Glover says in the Lethal Weapons movies, I’m getting to old for this crap.

  57. James says:

    I received a Fushigi Ball as a gift for Christmas, and I didn’t expect it to be miraculous or anything, but I can’t do anything with it. I am not a particularly graceful person, so it’s nearly impossible for me to recreate any illusions with this thing. I recall a toy I had when I was a kid, called a Wheel-O. Now that was a toy anyone could play with, and it created the illusion of anti-gravity using a wheel with a magnetic axle on a metal rail. The Fushigi Ball is now a paperweight, and I must say it looks interesting sitting on its stand doing nothing all by itself. I wish I had a Wheel-O. ;-)

  58. willie says:

    Fushigi: The Pet Rock of 2010!

  59. Raymond -16 says:

    Hi, I Just received this Fushigi Ball today and I would like to point out that on box it comes in it shows a guy with two balls. one of witch is clearly floating on its own in the air, not connected to the guy at all. Upon looking at the contents of the DVD I found no tutorial for this skill. It is a scam. Not misleading, a flat out lie. They created a fake picture that depicted something the ball can not do. I look forward to testing the company’s 30 day return policy, but they probably will give me some bullcrap reason as to why I can’t return it.

    • Jason says:

      Maybe he threw the ball in the air while juggling the other. Then they just took a picture. They didn’t have to “make” the picture. That’s all it is, just a picture of a guy doing a trick.

    • Michael says:

      The guy on the bow is a professional contact juggler. If you look closer to the the box you will realize what he is in fact doing is balancing the ball in certain ways to create illusion. It is not real, it is magic, it is illusion. It is all in what the audience sees. One example is it stands on the very tips of his fingers. In fact, he is balancing it on three fingers in a tripod formation. If you do it “right” it looks as though it is suspended. It is an art, not a game toy.

  60. kara says:

    Fushigi is so stupid- I feel like a fool. I spent 20 dollars on this stupid “ball” at walmart. My son already dropped it, me too. It doesn’t say a “juggling” ball on the box. It says “anti gravity ball” There is nothing anti-gravity about this weighted ball that most likely costs them about a quarter to produce in china, probably full of some waste product they need to get out of their country.

  61. Bryan says:

    Hey everyone,
    I’ve read so many complaints in reference to the Fushigi Ball that I was very surprised. I just received one recently and, personally, I’ve had fun learning how to use it and learning about the art of contact juggling. I do agree with most that the commercial is a bit misleading, but, again, a ball cannot just float on its own. Maybe that is why the commercial folks always have their hands on it?? The person I got it from said they purchased it from a local store, due to the marketing online and over phone. It’s great that they are trying to make money, but by bombarding someone with offers is quite shady. One thing I have read points to the fact that it is a very hard concept to grasp. I don’t know what everyone was thinking, but you can’t expect to pick it up out of the box and magically be able to do a chest roll with the ball. It’s called PRACTICE!! You can’t go up to a piano without learning how to play it and start playing, with virtuoso ability, a Rachmaninoff Piano Concerto. You have to practice. Today’s society is so hung on taking the easy way out. We have started to lose sight of learning skills over a long period of time, and instead have replaced that with cramming knowledge in our heads in “10 minutes a day” for a week. Practice can prove to be beneficial, and it is through making mistakes that we learn the most. If you don’t want to spend time learning about this art form, don’t waste your money on this. If you don’t want to learn a new skill and actually LEARN how to use it, don’t waste your money. But, if you want to actually learn about the art and about what contact juggling requires mentally and physically, then this product is perfect for you. Stop making complaints simply because you do not know how to use it. Research. Don’t buy simply because it looks cool. Go online and research the product. Ask others about what they think of it. Don’t bash it simply because the commercial “looked” cool and said the ball could “float” on its own.

    • Frank says:

      Gee BRYAN I don’t know why people get PISSED OFF. Maybe it’s that B.S. in the ad where it says “young or old, big or small anyone can FUSHIGI the minute they pick up the MAGIC GRAVITY BALL”. Nothing misleading there is it? What’s MAGIC about it? Why is it a GRAVITY ball? Does it react differently to gravity than say a tennis ball or baseball? Doubtful!

      And we’re all really pleased as punch that you’re such a dedicated practitioner. REALLY! But the ad didn’t say “spend the rest of your damn life practicing and you can amaze your geriatric friends who lived long enough to see it!”

      And if people want to complain, LET THEM! It’s their God given right as U.S. citizens. I was satisfied to look into this before purchasing, but then, it’s not as though I was actually considering purchasing this little turd anyway. But BELIEVE me, the LAST thing this FINE company wants is for anyone to investigate before buying. After all, if everybody investigated, the company would only sell 20 of these things. Three to each of your six nerdy friends (two for breaking while they master the skills) and of course only TWO for you because you’re such a dedicated guy and all that you won’t need two for practice you’ll only have to destroy one.

      • Flyboy says:

        “young or old, big or small, anyone can FUSHIGI”

        This is “accurate” in marketing terms, considering a trick of contact juggling is simply holding the ball in one place and moving the hand holding it around the ball… it creates the illusion that it’s hovering and CAN be done by anyone. BUT it is misleading by not stating that advanced manoeuvres take LOTS of practice.

        “And if people want to complain, LET THEM! It’s their God given right as U.S. citizens.”

        NOT TRUE! God has NEVER stated that you have the right to complain because you’re a US citizen! In fact, complaints against companies, or the consumer market aren’t even mentioned in the bible at all! So unless the Metatron
        (for all you dummies, the Metatron is the voice of God, because if God were to speak directly to us it would be likened to an air horn through a megaphone being blasted in our ears from 4 inches)

        came to you and told you that God gives you the gift of complaint, you can quit bitching and shut up!

        Game Set Match!

        • Johnny says:

          Well, if God is real, and God created us, then technically, since we are able to complain, he gave us the ability, and right, to complain.

  62. Bran says:

    My son got a fushigi for Christmas and I love it. We are taking bets on how many people will end up in the ER today due to fushigi. Wish me luck. I do like the ball though its pretty easy really.

  63. Caity says:

    Hey, I got the ball as a gift and, just out of curiosity, is the ball on the inside supposed to be more off to one side? I thought the ball was supposed to be balanced, I don’t see how that could really help the balance if it favors one side.

  64. Perman says:

    How to do the prayer cross with a Fushigi Ball?

  65. Anon says:

    This Fushigi Ball wont actually levitate, nothing in this world does, it will take a lot of practice and skill to learn and figure this out.

  66. Frank says:

    For a few weeks now, I’ve been seeing this Fushigi Ball commercial on TV and been looking into this whole controversy. I elected not to buy one, but ironically enough, ended up getting one from a friend anyway. If you, like I, are curious about this Fushigi Magic Gravity Ball, you should probably take note of these few things.

    #1, First and foremost if you have any intention of purchasing this item, GO TO A PHYSICAL STORE like Toys R Us or Walmart to get it. The website that sells them has apparently been screwing over a lot of people by charging them for items without any actual confirmation and no one wants to deal with that, so you’re much better off looking for the As Seen on TV aisle in a store and getting it that way.

    #2, Don’t believe a word the commercial says. While it might not technically be illegal to market it the way they’ve been doing so, I feel it’s highly unethical as they are preying upon (especially younger) people who do not know what “contact juggling” is (I’ll get to that in a minute). This ball is not “magic”, it does not “defy gravity”, everything they show is an illusion perfected by professionals using sleight of hand. And to anyone whose been calling people stupid for thinking it did somehow levitate on its own, get off your damn high horse. The ad does everything short of outright saying that the thing does in fact hover by itself and if you don’t know about the existence of contact juggling, it’s not exactly clear that it doesn’t. When they say “You can do this” be aware they intentionally did not finish that sentence, which goes something like “…IF you spend a massive amount of time learning and practicing sleight of hand and have pretty good dexerity.” From an objective standpoint, I can say that the way they advertise this product bothers me a lot, almost as much as I am bothered by the way others are vehemently defending it.

    #3 Contact juggling. Be familiar with that term and understand what it entails. This product is simply a ball with a reflective interior. It is not special in any way. The idea is that you need to practice moving the ball with your hands in such a way that it looks like the ball is floating on your hands/arms. It isn’t easy and during the process of learning how to do this, you will almost certainly drop and scratch the ball. Truth be told, you’re probably better off using a baseball or some other, smaller, lighter, rubberized ball to practice with as it will be a lot easier and not damage the ball if you drop it. The fushigi ball really can only be used properly by someone who is already good at contact juggling as it is somewhat heavy / larger and will not look as nice with scratches all over the surface.

    I think the ball itself looks really neat and it’s an interesting hobby to pick up, but $20 for an item that not really appropriate for complete beginners is probably a bit more than I personally would be willing to spend.

  67. Meg says:

    My son wanted one from the moment he saw the commercial, so we got him the glow in the dark version. What it did, was…. it glowed in the dark, and fell to the floor, repeatedly. IT SUCKED!

    • suztang says:

      sounds like a personal problem. let me guess what happened…

      you opened the box grabbed the ball and threw the box away along with the instructions and the DVD on how to use it. your son played with it for about 10 min and realized he would need to actually work at becoming good with it, as most kids in America are his short attention span kicked in and he tossed it aside to go do something else. your upset because you wasted $20 when you should be upset because your kid is upstairs playing xbox instead of learning a skill. Its like buying him a guitar and then getting upset because he cant play your favorite song. lol

      • Nathan says:

        Shut Up

      • Matt says:

        Or maybe he tried practicing with the DVD and failed repeatedly for weeks and he got tired of it? It has nothing to do with short attention span but the steep learning curve. You probably struggle with this as well but your massive ego won’t let you admit that on the internet, since apparently what you live for is starting flame wars.

        Apparently you have a personal problem where all you are capable of doing is insulting Americans (probably an American yourself), making baseless assumptions, ans insulting others to show how much better you think you are than the persona you created for the kid and the mother. It’s nice that you think you know more about others than they do themselves.

        Once again, another posted with an overinflated sense of self worth. But in the end it’s probably good that you love yourself so much. Someone has to, right?

  68. Johnson. B says:

    How to repair a scratched Fushigi Ball?

  69. H. Murphy says:

    Should I wet my hands before using Fushigi Ball?

  70. Mac says:

    What does a Fushigi Ball look like inside?

  71. Sully says:

    What does Fushigi mean?

  72. Germaine says:

    I’ll bet many off you would have called the yo-yo a scam. Because you have to actually learn a skill rather than have something done for you. Also, many of these type of products are not marketed or sold through the same company that manufactures them. So buying from the toll free number is nothing short of foolhardy. Wise up. Stop blaming others for you own laziness and gullibility.

    • kyle` says:

      No its a scam because they don’t tell you that you have to learn a “SKILL” they do there very best at making it sound like magic when all it is, is contact juggling in which they seem to leave that part out. People are stupid, they don’t want to learn a skill. This company completely made this product look like something that its not.

      • Caity says:

        I agree, I got the Fushigi ball as a gift and tried it but everything they said in the commercial was really sugar coated. Yes, they kinda briefed on the illusion factor and they did say that those people were professionals but they really made everything about the ball better then it really is, I’m not impressed and I feel bad for myself for even wanting the ball… (As much as this product bugs me, I feel bad about wanting to get it returned~)

    • Matt says:

      Once again, nobody thought it was a magic anti-gravity ball. Besides, who does hours of research on a product before buying it, especially when the sources by then would all be dubious anyway? They might think it’s a disgruntled person who got a defective Fushigi.

      You’re the gullible one for assuming that people actually believe the literal words of the commercial. People are upset because the ads don’t tell you what the product does. Many think it’s one of those gyro balls or something, because that’s what the commercial implies. Of course they thought the ad was silly but thought it was sensationalism and showmanship to get people to buy these gyro balls. Not one word about contact juggling. NOT A WORD.

      But it’s sure nice that you think you’re smarter than everyone else, since they need a random person on the internet who doesn’t have any recognition outside of these forums to tell them that they’re idiots, keep stroking that massive ego if that’s what keeps you going in life.

      • Gary says:

        “who does hours of research on a product before buying it”

        I do. In fact I have read every single comment and or review on this page. I’m curious as to why you in particular spend so much time here.

        I am interested in getting into the art myself. And in doing so stumbled upon Fushigi. Now I have decided I am certainly taking my business to “Poi”, however I did feel compelled to watch said commercial, having read all of these rants and raves.

        I cannot blame the average person who knows nothing about the art for seeing this commercial and being mislead.

        I cannot comment on the quality of the product because I do not have one.

        What I can safely assume, is that you are not that interested in it. Otherwise you would be spending more time doing it, and less time on here. I will not come back to this page. Therefor I will not read any reply you may have. So save it.

  73. kelly says:

    I haven’t seen the Fushigi commercials, or any of the advertisements. I don’t watch TV. But I have an older son who has incredible coordination and likes to do things like juggle, unicycle, knife throwing, etc. So I bought this at walmart for 20 bucks. I’ll give it to him for Christmas and let him watch the DVD (which I just watched), and if he feels like he wants it, he can keep it, if he doesn’t want it, we’ll take it back and get something else. I feel sorry for those that actually call the 800 numbers on these TV adds, I never call them anymore. They are all scams to upsell and I won’t call them. But buying them at Walmart is safe. Walmart will take anything back with a receipt.

    I can see how this would not be a good toy for most kids. It takes practice and coordination. And for those kids that only have coordination skills enough to play a video game or bowl a good game on the WII, this might not be for them. I have been lucky to have a son that would rather play catch with anything than play a video game. Give him something that is difficult to do and watch him have fun. Biggest mistake I ever did was challenge him to play Bop It one handed. Try it sometime. His record is over 100.

    Anyway, I can’t believe the number of people who are sold by a flashy commercial and then disappointed. the toy is what it is.

  74. JON says:

    This product Sucks!!!

    WE ALL GOT FUSHIGI-ED!!!!!!

  75. frank says:

    Same thing happened to me. I tried to order one Fushigi ball for my kid and they charged me, without my knowledge, $148. They forced me to pay for a bunch of dvds, other balls and products without my consent. I couldn’t cancel..when you call the 888 number they list, you wait on hold forever. As I’m typing this my desk phone is on speaker and I have been waiting for over an hour to speak with a representative. There is no contact email on the website and the hold response on the phone tells me to call back later in the week. This is shady!

    • Brent says:

      Frank you need to contact the credit card company that you purchased this with and file a dispute with them. They will investigate and request information from Fushigi and if they do not provide it the charge is usually removed. Keep track of the dates and times you have attempted to contact them as this information may be required.

  76. Amy says:

    I bought my son a fushigi for his 9th birthday. He was totally excited and that excitement faded within 4 minutes of playing with it. The ball is way to big for his hands. However, I can say I enjoy messing with it. The people writing in complaining about false advertising makes no sense honestly. It is common sense. There is nothing to make it float. We have lived with gravity since the beginning of time. And yes… if something gets dropped more than likely it will break. I do not recommend buying the product through their website though. I got mine at Walgreens. However, there are many store that carry them now and you don’t have to pay shipping and handling. I do not recommend it for children… however teens and adults I believe this is a good gift for anyone that wants to learn contact juggling

    • Matt says:

      Nobody thinks the ball is going to float, many thought it was something like a gyro ball or something like that. Nobody that dumb would even own a credit card. If you get good at it start posting YouTube videos.

  77. Lexi says:

    ok, after reading all these reviews, I gotta laugh a little. yeah, its just a ball. A visually attractive ball, but still. its not gonna float on its own. fushigi is actually what made me do a little research on contact juggling, and I became extremely fascinated by it. so I went ahead and purchased a fushigi from walmart, since it came with an instructional dvd. no, its not something your just gonna pick up outta the box and automatically know how to do. like any talent, it takes practice. a LOT of frustrating practice. but it can be soothing to just sit there and roll around in your hand. so yeah, to me it was worth my money. and HELL NO I did NOT order from the company trying to rip everyone off. Gotta love walmart!

    • Matt says:

      The ads don’t say a word about contact juggling. If they did, I bet fewer would have bought them after researching the skill. What’s with all these people thinking that the complaints are idiots that thought it would be magic? Please think outside of the box.

      Nice that you’re getting your contact juggling down to a tee, maybe you can post instructional videos on YouTube.

  78. Kat says:

    I got a Fushigi during a gift exchange. I love how almost everyone complaining about it says that it doesn’t levitate and it doesn’t float which means it sucks. They don’t advertise it as doing either of those things. They say upfront that it is an illusion. Like any other skill, you need to practice this so get over yourselves and go back to your easy lives of sitting on the couch getting fat and watching TV while some of the rest of us have fun.

    Merry Christmas! (yea. I just said that.)

    • Alex says:

      Actually it says, “Illusion? You decide!” Not exactly ‘upfront’.

    • Lexi says:

      Actually they said “illusion? you decide.” and I think the words, “gravity defying” were thrown around quite a bit. Now don’t get me wrong, I love mine. but it was a bit of shady advertising in my opinion.

      • Kat says:

        And if you are an adult, you should know that there is nothing in this world that can actually defy gravity. Take this from someone who studied marketing thoroughly in college, this is not shady advertising. Their use of the words “gravity defying” is what got most of the people out there to buy it. Good marketing in my eyes. Now, after the person has bought it, it is there own fault for actually believing the ball will actually float.

        • Klee says:

          Kat, I don’t think Lexi was opposing “good marketing” (ads that get lots of people to buy) and “shady advertising” (ads that make deceptive (or if you prefer: exaggerated) claims). You may have a background in marketing and judge ads off their ability to sell the product, but I doubt Lexi had that background and instead was criticizing it’s use of exaggerated claims (which is one of the foundations of effective marketing) when she called it shady advertising.

          • Nathan says:

            Kat, Lexi and Klee are both correct. This is incredibly exaggerated and never upfront say: This is an illusion. Many people under the age of eighteen would actually believe that it is gravity-defying, and spend their money, or their parents’ money to get this ball. Also right on the front of the box, right under the word “Fushigi” in large print it says, “Magic gravity ball.” I would think that those words would mean it “bends” gravity. The box also says the words “magic” or “magical” nine+ times and the word illusion only three times, one of which was used in the statement, “Magic? Maybe. An Illusion? Maybe. You Decide.” Here’s what it should say, “Scam? Probably. Rip Off? Probably. You Decide.”

          • Matt says:

            Nathan, any 17 year old who actually thinks it floats on its own is too dumb to live. Don’t fall into the trap that 18 is the magical adult age. More like people under the age of 12 falling for it. Most don’t think this thing floats on its own, I think people expected it to be something like a gyro ball or something like that.

  79. Angus says:

    I’ll have to agree with several other reviewers on this one; this Fushigi Ball is very misrepresented on the TV commercial. My neighbor bought one for her son and I was able to mess around with it some. Imagine a heavy Lucite ball about the size of a tennis ball and you have it. That’s it! Exciting, huh?

    The boy didn’t appear to be showing any signs of gayness creeping in due to exposure to this ridiculous product, but you never know. Just to be safe, I’d say keep it away from kids. Too many sexual deviants running around as it is.

    Contact Juggling is really quite an absurd pursuit, anyway. But like any other discipline it requires allot of commitment and dedication to become even moderately proficient at it. Better to get good at PS3, or marksmanship. Useful skills.

    Buy a Dyna-flex instead. It’s great for your arms and lights up, too! I love my Dyna-flex ball!!

  80. Jennifer says:

    My son received $45 for his birthday. He apparently has seen this stupid Fushigi Ball on T.V. many times and just had to have it. It’s his birthday money and I had never heard of the thing so I let him get it. It’s stupid. We will be taking it back.

  81. michael says:

    My mom gave me the fushigi ball as an early Christmas present. I was so exited! Then after watching the instructional dvd and trying to do what was on tv I realized that it was not as easy as it said. It was so stupid I hated the thing in a second it did not even look like it was levitating. Now thanks to fushigi & their false advertising, I am getting 1 less Christmas present . So before you buy this for your child, remember this review. Unless your kid is wizard or a magician, it will not, and I repeat not gong to levitate Your kid will just get bored and be disappointed and it will most likely end up in the closet. So don’t waste your $20.00 bucks . SO DON’T BUY IT U WILL BE DISAPPOINTED!!!!

    • Juan says:

      Dude. You obviously don’t realize that performing illusions even with a gadget involved ie. the Fushigi ball, requires practice and dedication. Forgive me for saying this but you should be more careful when slamming a product that YOU can’t manipulate and other people do wonders with. Operator error I think…
      If I were you I would stick to just chewing gum or something else like that doesn’t require any skill…
      Oh yeah, I’ll give you $5 for your Fushigi ball if it isn’t scratched.

      For others reading this review: If you want to learn contact juggling the Fushigi ball is an amazing tool and it will provide hours of fun AS LONG AS YOU HAVE A LITTLE PATIENCE AND ARE WILLING TO PRACTICE.

      • James says:

        Yeah, if you practice for 20 years and have more patience than the earth, you’ll just do fine. however it is cheaper to buy a baseball and use the internet, and better probably.

  82. Kate says:

    Fushigi is actually a brand name ball used for a art form called Contact Juggling. You need good instruction, patience, and hours of practice to master the moves shown on commercials.

    The Fushigi ball is meant to be a beginner ball- it comes with an instructional DVD and the ball is half metal half acrylic. This is important as a regular acrylic ball will act as a magnifying glass (starting fires) if left in the sun. However it NOT EVEN A GOOD BEGINNER BALL! Being made of the material it is, it is heavy. Starting out with this kind of weight can cause tendon strain and potential arm injury! Not only that, but when learning how to Contact Juggle, you will drop (drop meaning drop or accidentally throw across the room) the ball A LOT. Heaver balls like this will break TV screens, laptops, plates, mugs, and hurt your own body, others, or your pets. Many people have figured this out the hard way. Also the outer shell is made of acrylic which scratches easily. Therefore when you actually get the moves, the scratches and dents will ruin the illusion you are trying to create. Top it all off, there are Fushigi balls that AREN’T EVEN BALANCED CORRECTLY! They do not center the metal sphere perfectly in all the balls, making the balance off and the moves even harder to learn!

    The instructional DVD features a man called The Amazing Kenny, who is well renowned for his Contact Juggling. You can find his instruction on YouTube (with permission from Kenny).

    The false advertising that Fushigi is a “magic gravity ball”, and that you can just pick it up and do these moves have also created a huge problem in the Contact Juggling community. People who have worked years to gain skill, and even those who do this professionally, are being called frauds because people say that they use a “rigged ball”. It’s quite sad.

    If you want to learn contact juggling, pick up a Stage Ball or Sil-X ball. There are plenty of Magic/Juggling shops on and off line that carry these balls. They are made of rubbery material and lighter so they will not damage any thing/one when dropped. Best size would be 100mm, possibly smaller for children. When you improve you may want to buy a acrylic ball for better visual effects when performing.

  83. Gus says:

    what is inside of a glow in the dark Fushigi Ball

  84. John says:

    Complete waste of money. The first reaction you will get upon opening it should be something like “wtf it’s just a heavy clear ball covered in scratches?” The ads for this are the most exaggerated ads I’ve ever seen. It is extremely rare to be good at contact juggling, you will look very foolish using this even after a lot of practice, also, it’s pretty gay to be good at it. Please don’t buy this for boys, it will only make them assume you think they’re gay, nothing good can come of it. Get him an electronics set, k’neks, legos, football, baseball, hacky sack, something useful that won’t end up getting him called horrible names for Christ’s sake.

    • Mike says:

      How can a fushigi ball be gay, or gendered? How can a heavy ball be for boys and not girls. Have you never took a gender course in your life? Continue on your rat maze there buddy! Find the cheese!

      Social constructs….read about them.

    • betsy says:

      John I have 3 boys and I was laughing my ass off when I read your comments because that is EXACTLY what they would say! and for those who are going to complain about the “slur”, get over it, it’s just an expression, find something else to do with your time rather than trolling the internet looking for “offensive” comments.

      • Diane says:

        It was used as a derogatory and offensive expression against ALL gay children and adults. Betsy you have taught your 3 boys that it is ok to be homophobic. They will presume it is also okay to poke fun at gay kids at school which could lead to very serious consequences. Also consider, there’s a 10% chance one of your children is gay. No matter how much you tell him you love him, he will not believe you because you think gay bashing is okay and therefore, you must hate gays. Gay kids hear this stuff everyday and think that they are not worthy of anyone’s love, not even their own Mother’s love. You, nor your family, would ever get over it if one of your sons committed suicide.

        Tell your children that God would not want them being mean to gay people because they are just like you, a child of God. Tell them that each and everyone of us have value to bring to the world. Stopping the cycle of child abuse begins with you.

        Have a Merry & Loving Christmas,
        Diane

        • David says:

          Faggot is a derogatory term. Most people that use the word gay in a non offensive way are just saying they feel silly, and out of place in relation to their personality. As far as the nut on her soap box, stop taking offence to everything you see or hear. I was offended by Merry Christmas, its happy Holidays. Maybe a psychiatrist will help with the homophobic paranoia. **As far as the Fushigi Ball, I’m following the advice above from Kate and buying my 7 year old BOY a smaller Contact Juggling ball. By the way, I’m not prejudice or racist in any way. All people are created equal. Unfortunately personal opinions are not.

          Happy Kwanzaa / Happy Holidays

        • Greg says:

          Diane is right, the word “gay” can be both derogatory and offensive…so what? I prefer the term queer seeing as the hand movements involved in contact juggling appear both effeminate and odd when performed by a grown man. Fushigi is a toy from a TV infomercial, what do people expect!? It’s a novelty like the snuggie was last year and shamWow the year before. Members from the “contact juggling community” totally sold out so we could buy their crap for our amusement and they are wealthier for it once again proving that even a shut-in’s weird hobby can turn a profit. I think it’s hilarious and a new obnoxious form of entertainment. I got it as a gift and plan to make the most of it. I guess the point I’m trying to make is, regardless of circumstances, having a victim mentality does little to further your pursuit of happiness. Have a Merry Christmas..or don’t!

        • Nathan says:

          Being gay is a choice, and a bad one at that. So yes it is okay to poke fun at gay kids at school.

    • wendy says:

      John you win the funniest comment ever! award. Im lmao over here

  85. Jules says:

    DO NOT BUY THIS PRODUCT FROM THE WEBSITE and DON’T BUY THIS PRODUCT.

    A friend wanted this for her daughter so I went to the website to order it. They carefully took my credit card information and then went through asking me if I wanted other products. I wasn’t aware that they were going to process my order without a confirmation page. I quickly exited the website, because I was annoyed at the constant adding of other items, only to find a confirmation email in my inbox that I had placed an order!!! It was a confirmation for $78. I only wanted one of the 3″ products. I was outraged. I hadn’t confirmed my order. I called the customer service number listed on the website only to wait for 15 minutes before finally getting to speak with someone. I told them I wanted to cancel my order and the rep told me that it takes 24-48 hours for the order to transfer and to call back at that time. I waited the time suggested by their customer service rep, only to wait on hold again (15 minutes) and to find that my order had already been processed and shipped 10 hours earlier!!! I was livid (again). I explained to this new rep what the previous rep had told me. He proceeded to give my a new “order number” in addition to my original order # and a website to check the status of the order. When I went to their suggested website to check my order, my order never showed up. I would suggest not to order this product or even buy this product in stores due to their shady business practices. I am contacting and reporting them to the Better Business Bureau. They should be ashamed of their business practices.

    • james dupre says:

      hey can anybody tell we where I can get some solid instructions on how to contact juggle. I am really fascinated with the art, but would prefer to learn with a pool ball,tennis ball, orange, etc and save the 20 dollars for good instructions.

    • Lynn says:

      SAME THING as buyer above! I STARTED to buy this Fushigi Ball and without confirming the order because I DID change my mind I canceled out of the website. The website was offering too many other additional products that I simply did not want. Before I knew it, I received an email that my credit card was charged and they processed my order! I do not want this magic gravity ball! So I went to call the “customer service” # now, oh about 15 times already today, and it is a recording to call back later. I will be reporting them!

    • Mouth says:

      The same thing happened to me and I am extremely angry about it! I thought I was ordering one item and was trying to find the shipping cost and info and before I knew it, an order had been placed for TWO 3″ balls and the shipping was $13.98, almost the cost of one ball! $53.98 was charged to my card for a $19.99 item. It took TWO hours on hold, due to high call volume wonder why, and the rep told me it she couldn’t cancel it until it was “downloaded” in the system and to call back tomorrow, I called back first thing in the morning, another hour plus to get through, still told they couldn’t find my order even though I had their order number. In addition, my credit card had been charged. I was told yet again to call back the next day, livid by this point, and then finally the rep canceled it. Said it would take 3 to 5 days to get the credit. If I do not, I will be putting in a complaint the Better Business Bureau immediately! Then to add insult to injury, I find at Walgreens the same thing for $19.99, so no shipping etc. But then I searched the web for reviews on this product and found that it takes weeks of intense practice to do anything close to what they show on TV and not to waste your money. Good luck everyone and beware!

  86. Jules says:

    DO NOT PURCHASE THIS ITEM FROM THEIR WEBSITE or EVEN BUY THIS CRAPPY TOY!!! When you get to the website and want to purchase this item, they take your credit card information right away. Then they walk you through the purchase options. It will prompt to purchase other items and if you don’t pay attention, you will end up with a $77 bill like I did and more items than you intended to purchase. I immediately exited the website because I was frustrated, only to receive an email order from them, without ever “checking out” with my order. Upon receipt of this confirmation email, I contacted their customer service number on the website, only to wait on hold for 15 minutes before I was finally connected to someone. I wanted to cancel my so-called “order”. They informed me that the order was not in the system yet; it would take 24-48 hours to transfer the order, and told me to call within that time frame. As a result, I called within the 24 hours as suggested by the customer service rep, and was told by another customer service rep that the order had been received, placed and shipped 10 hours earlier!!!! I explained what the previous customer service rep had told me and he proceeded to inform me to refuse shipment of the package. There was nothing he could do. He gave me a different order number and a website to track the order – all which were BOGUS!!!! I tried to put in both of my order numbers – the one I received on my confirmation email and the one the customer service rep – and neither came up on their website. I am reporting this company to the Better Business Bureau for poor business practices.

    If I were you, I would NOT buy anything from this company as they adhere to shaky and unfair business practices.

    • Jan Brons says:

      I agree with JUles. I had the same experience. They will not let you talk to anyone to change an order. It is such a scam. I am angry and I wrote to the BBB and am going to put a hold on the credit card payment.

  87. justin says:

    so if you guys want to know about it try a baseball it worked for me and I’ll post a review after the holidays since I’m getting one.

  88. suwanee says:

    I plan to go to CVS and get one tonight or tomorrow. It looks therapeutic as well as something to keep the hands occupied.

    Suwanee at Etsy

  89. Eric says:

    Okay, here’s the low down on fushigi:
    Fushigi is an art form called “contact juggling”. For those of you who are a bit older, or who have ever seen the movie “Labyrinth,” contact juggling is what Jareth (the Goblin King) does with the sphere he presents to Sarah (and with the multiple spheres he has later on at varying times, most notably while sitting in the window, turning them into bubbles). In the movie, Contact Juggling creator Michael Moschen was actual doing the movements instead of David Bowie (the actor playing Jareth).

    It does NOT float. The “floating” in the commercial was slight of hand. You use slight of hand, tricks, motion, and specialized movements to make the ball appear to defy gravity.

    If you let go of the Fushigi ball, IT WILL FALL TO THE FLOOR. If it lands on your foot, it may break a toe. If you have hardwood, tile, or marble floors, you may damage your floor, or break the tile. If you are going to get a fushigi ball and do not have carpet in your home, you will need to arrange a place you can practice on a pretty large towel, blanket, or comforter until you get decent.

    It takes a while to be really good at Fushigi. You may be able to make some of your friends go “wow” in a couple or weeks, or a month of steady practicing. But to be REALLY excellent, know all the moves, and make crowds of random people oooh and ahhh can take years.

    Buy Fushigi if you want a new hobby. Something new to learn that your friends may not know anything about. You can introduce them to it. Remember, you have a Fushigi, but you can teach them with anything. If they have an orange, they can use it to learn, and you can teach them what you’ve learned on the Fushigi. So yes, you can still be the envy of your friends, and as you learn, you can teach them :)

    Buy Fushigi if you want a therapeutic way to relax. Contact juggling, if done slowly, and gently, can be a great way to relax. It can be mesmerizing. Especially when you move to learning to do the tricks blind-folded. But remember, the ball is silver, so it can not only mesmerize others, but it can mesmerize you, too. It can also help people with arthritis, etc… as a way to work with their hands. Spheres are good for that.

    Do NOT buy Fushigi if you want a floating ball. It does NOT float. If you try to make it float without using your hands, it will fall down and hit either your foot, your cat, the floor, or your little sister. None of these are good things.

    So, there’s the dirt.
    Oh, and I recommend buying Fushigi through a local store, or Amazon.com.

    • michele says:

      For those of us who are a bit older? lol. what the heck does THAT mean? all you had to say was “FOR THOSE OF YOU WHO MAY HAVE SEEN THE MOVIE “LABYRINTH…” BTW, that movie is the only reason why these fushigi balls look fun at all. other than insulting us “older” folks (makes me wonder how old YOU are…lol), you did a nice job of explaining it.

      • wendy says:

        somebody’s a little mad eh lol

      • Eric says:

        lol, sorry Michele. I meant older than the kids and teens the TV spot is obviously trying to market to. …and I’m 33. :)

        • Amy says:

          Hey… BOTH of my kids have seen that movie. When they were younger (4 and 5) they called it “The Bubble Movie”. But yea, they are 7 and 9 now. They still love the movie

      • jenny says:

        lol I LOVE that movie!! :)

        And yeah…to all you knuckleheads out there that are all upset about it NOT defying gravity….maybe you should go back to your 9th grade Physics class…..or were you not smart enough for physics??? Lmao!

        And yes, let’s have our children be lazy and not WORK for results…..let’s have them take the easy way out and quit. :) my 10 year old daughter wants one for Christmas. I’m not gonna order through the website thanks to all these Fushigi Ball reviews…. :)

        Thanks! And quit your complaining about it not ‘defying gravity’! LMAO!

        • Matt says:

          Most seem more upset about the fact that it’s nothing like the ad (they were picturing something like a gyro ball not a literal floating magical artifact) than anything.

  90. Ammon Groat says:

    I bought this Fushigi for my brother for his birthday. It has already cracked. Not just chipped, but cracked. It does not last as long as it says it will, and it is not as strong as it says it is. The crack is bad enough it has ruined the illusion. Waste of my money, and a disappointment for him.

  91. Katie says:

    God this thing is crap I tried it at the As Seen on TV store and my sister dropped it on the floor it’s just a plastic piece of crappy fail lmfao it’s a scam!

  92. TRENTON says:

    I went over the Fushigi Ball reviews, I thought it would be awesome but no, it looks so stupid.

  93. MiMi says:

    The Fushigi is a acrylic contact juggling ball , that’s it.

    I purchased it because I was interested in learning how to contact juggle , and personally felt that fushigi’s were a more visually attractive ball , for about the same price as other less attractive balls found online , with the added bonus of a instructional DVD.

    I made the mistake of ordering directly through fushigi , where they sold my information and I was bombarded by telemarketing calls.

    It also took an absurd amount of time to receive my order , which especially aggravated me when I saw fushigi’s in a couple of stores locally.

    The DVD , while very informative, is very annoying and far too fast paced for most people , your better off finding something on youtube.

    All in all , I enjoy my fushigi, but would recommend finding one at your local toysrus.com , or riteaid.com

  94. 97Girl says:

    I just got my FUSHIGI ball and at first I thought it was dumb. But with a little practice I learned some easy tricks and with a LOT of practice I learned cool more challenging tricks. Now it doesn’t float but its fun until your moms shouting at you saying your going to wreck the furniture and the windows if you keep dropping it, but it is a LOT of fun so come on and try it I mean you can return it if you don’t like it! I’m only 12 and my 13th birthday present was awesome! THANKS FUSHIGI! (DOESN’T FLOAT DANG!)
    -Anna

  95. gigglesgrrl says:

    I’m not sure if I want the fushigi anymore. I mean, after all these reviews and complaints, I’m not really sure if it’s a fun ball to play with that’s a great toy for a nine-year-old like me? Or, a big metallic ball that’s heavy and will get boring soon. I need answers!

    • Suz says:

      Look up the youtube video comparing Fushigi to an orange…. and see if just saving the $20.00 (or if the money could be better spent) is worth it or not.

      if you’re not going to have fun trying to ‘master’ it, then yeah…spend the money on something more enjoyable. ^_^

    • Jordan Jornigan says:

      Get rid of the kid demonstrating it with the ponytail. That is the one and only reason I won’t buy this product. I don’t like males who pretend to be females and have no life or ability to have a decent haircut.

      I would never hire this kid to empty garbage much less advertise this nonsensical device that is obviously cheaply designed and overplayed.

      The commercial lost my interest in the product, disappointment with the manufacturer choosing the wrong person to demonstrate it, and the overall idiocy of trying to make a buck using moronic people in the commercial.

      I have been in business for 45 years and would never approach a product in this manner and used a sex-confused moron to sell it for me. Get a haircut and I might get 1% of interest in your cheap product.

      • John Foss says:

        Jordan, welcome to the 21st century! Sorry you missed the 70s, 80s and 90s but today it’s okay for boys to have long hair, girls to have short hair, and to be gay if you want (just don’t tell if you’re in the Army). Nothing to say about the product? I think it will be a great way to turn large numbers of people on to contact juggling. Yes it takes skill to do well. Learning skills is good for you. :)

        • Sup Bro says:

          That ponytail was acceptable (and barely so) in the 90s and ONLY in the 90s.

          • wendy says:

            I thought he was a member of Color Me Bad.

          • James says:

            Do you hate gay people, do you want to out-law them? Well to bad, and if you aren’t going to buy a product based on a guy that may be gay, well boohoo. Fushigi may be a bad product, but don’t buy it based on a guy with long hair, don’t buy it because its bad.

      • Luke says:

        Biased or not, why care about what length the demonstrator’s hair is when he obviously did his job (showing off the product) well? When I say “obviously” I mean “obviously” in the light that you can see for yourself that he performed the illusions outstandingly, unlike (as you say) the product is “obviously cheaply designed and overplayed.” Why degrade their salesman for four paragraphs and only slightly mention the product with no facts to back up your claim?

          • Peeps says:

            Regardless of the ponytail — which DID look GOOFY, puhlease, get into the 21st century already — the instructional video was poor because of the demonstrator in the video, who performed the moves very quickly. Unless you’re already had 3 cups of coffee before watching the video, or maybe some Red Bull, it’s going to be hard to follow him. It was for us. We also found that the ball is hard to use for someone with small hands, like me. It’s weighty. Every time it fell on our wool rug that overlays our hardwood floors, I heard a big “thunk,” and I’m just worried about the number of dents we now have in our oak flooring. I wouldn’t recommend it for people or kids with small hands that can’t take the weight or known lack of dexterity (like me). Moreover, I feel bad for the people who had to go through aggravation through the Web site or the 1-800 number. We got ours through Rite Aid and now are considering returning it. I agree with the reviewers who mentioned how it was marketed: as a “gravity ball.” Most people do not know what that means, and watching the demonstrators conjures the idea of “anti-gravity.” As you know, just as we do now, this ball is the antithesis of anti-gravity (klunk). I’d say that unless you have plenty of time to waste on a BALL (something you probably can pick up at any local dollar store), DON’T BUT IT. Instead, focus on a hobby that will actually help you do something in life like tinkering around with automotive mechanics, computer programming, any time of engineering, playing a musical instrument, taking care of your pets, cooking, reading the Wall Street Journal and learning how to invest money in stocks. Or how about just good old tennis, baseball, track, swimming, gymnastics, martial arts (great if you like the dropping/falling on the floor idea) or any number of useful and productive tasks such as vacuuming, doing the laundry, helping around the house, the yard, or volunteering with kids, the elderly, etc.? I mean, there is so much to do, why waste time with a Fushigi ball? And Happy Holidays, everyone. Remember, don’t drink and do Fushigi.

  96. Shelly says:

    I have mixed feelings. I’ve been wanting one for months, and my Fiance got me one as an early Christmas present. He got it from CVS. I mean why would anyone buy it over the phone or on the website when its at stores? Anyways I opened it, yeah its just a heavy acrylic ball. BUT after watching the DVD I realized that Contact Juggling is an interesting hobby. It isn’t just a magical ball that defies logic. Its hand-skills and illusion. Don’t use it around pets, I dropped it near my kitty and freaked her out. I have respect for the dedicated artists who take time to learn the art behind the illusion.

    NOW I do think, from what I’ve read about the scamming, that some of you people are gullible. And some of you would buy dirt if it was in a shiny box. But some of you didn’t know what you were getting into.

    How the company handles its Customer Service is deplorable and I do not condone what they have done. I originally wanted 2 Fushigi Balls but I have decided not to return the patronage to them.

    At the end of the day, it is just a hobby/toy, there is SKILL required, and I am looking forward to learning more about Contact Juggling.

    • Nonpareil says:

      Anything dropped near a cat will freak it out. =)

      But I thought about getting a Fushigi, but decided it wasn’t worth 20 bucks. I even work at a store that sells them…or did…they all sold out yesterday on Black Friday. I bet anything they’ll ALL be back on the shelves by December 26th, if not sooner. And like you said, it takes skill, and like any skill it takes practice. I’ll stick to my pair of little Baoding/Chinese health balls.

      I think anyone with a kid who wants one should tell the kid it isn’t magic and is something they’ll have to work at doing, then IF they’re willing to learn THEN get it for them.

      Failing that, get them a Pillow Pet instead.

    • Mo69 says:

      Thank you for your logical Fushigi Ball review. I was considering it for my daughter’s friend for a Christmas gift. I do not think this would be an appropriate gift for him now. (Kudos on your comment about people would buy dirt if it were in a shiny box!!)

  97. mawmaw says:

    Buying two Fushigi Balls at CVS. Don’t care what anybody says, I know you have to learn to do it and think it will be better for my grandson than I video game.

    • Lukas Thompson says:

      So… Why did you put your post in this if you don’t have any comments or questions?

      • Mister E says:

        hey Lukas Thompson, technically he did make a comment since he said he’s buying two of them at CVS.

      • Luke says:

        Yeah, she’s obviously promoting the product as more worth-while than video games. So…why ask so inconsiderate questions?

        • zx81 says:

          I am programming a fushigi sim game for my Sinclair ZX81…look for it soon…I will advertise it on late night TV…negotitating with Kenny right now to use his likeness for the main character, he is gay.

  98. DaYvd says:

    Did anyone ever buy a yo-yo? were you able to “walk the dog” the first day? Did your slinky really go all the way down the stairs every-time?

    To the people complaining about how it is just a stupid “trick” – if you thought a $20 toy would actually defy gravity and magically float in the air the answer to your frustrations is fairly simple: you are an idiot.
    contact juggling is a beautiful activity and I think it is kind of cool that someone tried to bring it to the masses.
    Perhaps you should encourage your child to spend more time learning and practicing a set of skills instead of letting them give up, throw their fushigi, and get fat in front of their xBox.

    • lawrens says:

      It would have been cool if that company didn’t try to rename a pre-existent art form.
      It would have been cool if they didn’t target it toward young kids.
      It would have been cool if they called their product a new brand of contact juggling ball, instead of a “freaking magic gravity”, thus misleading people.
      Oh, I’m 46 and professional magician and contact juggler…http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yT_p7eRLppY
      But I agree with you : CJ is beautiful
      ^^

      • Eric says:

        Lawrens,

        On the Fushigi website, they specify that Fushigi is a new form of contact juggling. From the website, http://www.FushigiBall.com, the first bit of major text says, “[Fushigi] is a brand new, dynamically designed ball used in the mysterious art of contact juggling.”

        So, there you go. Their “What is Fushigi” and “Frequently Asked Questions” pages also talk about contact juggling. Okay, yes, in the TV spot they didn’t exactly hype that fact up, and there’s no way the fushigi ball will ever live up to its TV spot, but very few As Seen On TV products do. In fact, name me five $25 or less products that live up to their AS SEEN ON TV hype, without including the Snuggie. (You can’t do it because I guarantee there will be 50 people debating you down for each individual product.)

        • Nonpareil says:

          Well, that’s advertising for you. Your average kid will be sucked into ‘magic gravity!’ more than ‘contact juggling’.

          My local tv news station tests As Seen On TV products and rates them with a ‘Yes’, ‘No’, or ‘Maybe’. They gave Fushigi a ‘Maybe’, stating that it depends on the individual’s effort to learn the skill of contact juggling.

          I wouldn’t personally call it a scam…nearly everywhere that you give your credit card number to will use that information to bombard you with emails and phone calls. I get spam texted to my cell phone, for crying out loud…I haven’t even used my debit card yet. Surely there’s a store where you live that carries Fushigis. A Walmart here has started carrying them.

        • lawrens says:

          Eric, now they mention contact juggling on their site because the WHOLE community of pro Contact Juggler’s put pressure on them. Even John Camarano, the boss himself came to contactjuggling.org to express himself. He promised that the new infomercial will talk about contact juggling. He lied, Personally I’m ok if contact juggling spread to people and started them up to practice this ART! I believe it’s a little late now, as the infomercial has aired everywhere in USA..I live in France and pray for them NOT EVER coming in here !!
          Oh and I forgot : there’s a seam all around the Fushigi ball, which makes it totally inefficient to either illusion you would like to pull out…One last thing : first Fushigi balls didn’t have a metal core ; they were plain acrylic.

          • lawrens says:

            Sorry : …as any other contact juggling ball. They added the metal core just because their lack of information about how dangerous an acrylic ball could be dangerous if exposed under direct sunlight…

    • Mel says:

      Awesome post. I agree 100%!

    • Helen says:

      I’m late but I got my kids professional yo yo last year and they LOVE them. They can walk the dog and a bunch of other tricks. The professional yo yo make it so easy and they have to be willing to change the strings often. I highly recommend DAZZLINGDAVE.COM. He’s a professional yo yo-er that sell his own brand and also tours schools. I had questions and he emailed me immediately and not only that asked me afterward to see how my kids liked them and if I needed any tips. Great guy, great reasonably-priced website.

      • Helen says:

        A PS. You need two yo yo’s each kid! That’s important if you want them to do the harder tricks. I only got them one each so they share but this year I’m adding two more since they stuck to it all year.

    • wendy says:

      you can’t false advertise a yo-yo

    • Germaine says:

      I wish I had seen you comment before I posted.

  99. Melia says:

    When I returned my Fushigi to ToysRUs this morning the lady behind the counter said “It didn’t do what you thought it was going to do, did it?” She said the Fushigi was a topic at their staff meeting because there had been so many returns. This is one of those toys that teaches kids that life is full of disappointments. If that is the message you want to send….buy a Fushigi.

  100. :) says:

    OK,all I want to know is if it works or is it stupid so I know if my mom would be wasting her money on one for me as my Christmas present.

    • DJEZC says:

      It is an acrylic ball with a pool ball sized ball in the center. Weighs about as much as a pool ball. You will not easily be able to do the tricks that they show on TV. Those are pros that have practiced it for a long time. Please don’t be misled and think that you are going to open the box and have a “Floating ball” or be able to “Master” the tricks that they are doing. It takes a lot of practice but I feel as though it was worth the money. More of a meditation device I feel than a toy as they say, and geared more towards the preteen or teenager age up to adult. Not intended for little children unless you want a broken flat-screen or window when they get pissed at it.

    • Abe Froman says:

      Let’s put it this way. If your mom bought you a can of three tennis balls and told you it was an expensive juggling kit would you be excited?

      This is a ball. You have to learn to juggle it. It doesn’t DO anything. You could use a similar ball.

  101. travis says:

    I don’t understand why everyone is fighting about each others opinions? Lol. I also don’t understand why people still buy stuff from ads on tv? Or order stuff from their websites. Most drug stores ( walgreens, CVS). Sell all the as seen on tv products, and also websites like amazon sell the stuff too. Why wait 6-8 weeks and risk getting ripped off from some shady company. Now I have seen the commercial for the fushigi ball, and it looks like it could be fun. But I do agree with the people saying it is a scam, cause its marketed towards younger kids, and it seems like its magical, I’m sorry a young kid most likely does not have a clue as to what “contact juggling” is. So it does seem like a false advertisement scam. The commercial makes it seem like the ball floats and all that, even though while I watched the commercial I was wondering what’s so special about it, I never once thought it looked like it was floating? The guys hands were always touching it and holding it in place. Its all slight of hand tricks. And once again kids don’t understand that. And of course you can’t just instantly be as good as the guy in the commercial, he is most likely a professional contact juggler, and I have never known or met someone who is a contact juggler, so I’m assuming most of the population will suck at it. But that’s why there is a thing called “practice”. It seems like I would be entertaining, I’m one of those people who gets bored easily, so if I was sitting there watching tv or something, the fushigi ball would be fun to mess with.

  102. kitty 101 says:

    Wow! is the Fushigi ball really that bad? cause me and my big sister wanted to get one and now that we read this we think its a crap ball. we were gonna buy one at Wal-mart and now idk. I’m 10yrs old and want to see the ball float around in the air like the commercial. I really want to buy it!!!

    • kjmom says:

      If you want it buy it! It is not going to hurt anyone else unless you drop it on their toe. Just ask some of them how long it took them to solve the rubix cube.

      • Lukas Thompson says:

        It’s also PROBABLY not good for a ten year old, because although they gear it towards children on commercials, it won’t magically fly in the air, and you actually have to use your hands to hold it in place. It’s a sleight of hand.

    • Matt says:

      It’s a contact juggling ball and nothing like one of those balls with the spinning centers you may have heard about. It’s not as well made as other contact juggling balls but looks nice. If you’re willing to practice for years, you’ll enjoy the product once you get good at it, but otherwise, save your money.

  103. Thomas W. Wilson says:

    I absolutely love my Fushigi ball. It feels so right in my hand that I just want to do something to play with it. After three weeks I’m pretty slick with the wiper, spin doctor, enigma, back-to-back passes etc. I’m still not as good as those Promo guys, but this little hobby has me hypnotized. This ball feels good – much better than hackey sack. There’s real therapeutic gratification here.

  104. Rodger says:

    Like most of you I saw the commercial and thought it was a great looking item. I do a little amateur magic and understand that time and practice would be required to be able to make the ball do all the tricks. However as an educated shopper I came to this site first to read the reviews. Finding out that this ball weighs about the same as a pool ball has saved me $20 as I do not believe I will purchase one after reading all of these comments. Thanks for all your input.

  105. Delmar says:

    That cutie in the video has a great point buy an all acrylic ball. Less damage and costs the same. That steel ball in the middle of the fushigi would add a lot of stress to the acrylic when dropped. Fushigi is definitely not for the beginner.

    • Buyer says:

      I would definitely recommend someone to buy a cheaper replacement. However, the metal ball stops it from being a MAGNIFYING GLASS and catching everything on fire. Despite the weight it adds.

  106. Girllllllll says:

    I got a Fushigi ball today and let me say that it is a real disappointment! I thought it would be really fun but it is so lame! It is not worth the $20 I paid for it. It isn’t worth $10! I think it should only be 7 bucks but since I’m not the one selling them I guess I can’t do anything about that. I am returning it for sure!

  107. luis says:

    I got my glow in the dark Fushigi at Walgreens and it looks great the promblem that is bugging me is that the part that is suppose to glow in the center is not equal it is more on one side than the other. did I get a fake one? please help me

  108. michael says:

    it does not work

    • rob jenkins says:

      This is not a good toy for a child at all..its a stupid glassed over pool ball. I would rather spend $20 bucks on something actually useful. Great infomercial..but horrible product!

    • Buyer says:

      I guess it wouldn’t work if you don’t practice with it. Its called contact juggling it won’t just float out of the damn box or something.

  109. Lynn says:

    All right! I got mine this morning at Walgreens, and so far I love it. I’m very new to contact juggling and the like but I have been eager to give it a shot for a while now. Even without looking up what the item was, I knew exactly what it was for. With people like Cris Angel, along with private citizens and street performers, using these every day and very publicly, I knew exactly what it was, and was excited to see that I could get one to start learning with for such a reasonable price.

    I have been sitting at work all day and every time I’ve gotten stressed out, I’ve picked up the ball and just rolled it around… Something about the body motions, it really is extremely relaxing to concentrate on, for little hand tricks and the like.

    I honestly think people that order from TV commercials are less than discerning in regards to their shopping. If you can’t watch TV without being utterly convinced that things are exactly what they appear to be always and without question, then don’t watch with your wallet nearby.

    This is a fantastic tool for hand-eye coordination, as well as building a unique and relaxing talent. I think it would be a great gift for people 8 years old or older; however, buy it at a store, don’t open yourself up to the barrage of idiocy that is consumer marketing.

  110. ThatAlexGuy says:

    Dumb asses it’s a damn toy

    • Lukas Thompson says:

      If you hate it so much why did you decide to take time out of your Oh-So-Precious life to tell everyone that they were stupid? Seems like you’re contradicting yourself.

      • dave says:

        He’s trying to save people money by warning them that it’s a lame toy that does not defy gravity. don’t be a douche.

        • Buyer says:

          Yes it is just a “toy” but it’s not lame. Perhaps not a good starting ball, but it still works for contact juggling.

  111. Susan says:

    I purchased two Magic Gravity Balls for my kids for x-mas. Immediately after I purchased online, the calls started. They would call me 4-5 times a day. I didn’t know who from Clearwater, FL would be calling me so I never answered. My older son got tired of the calls so he finally answered. Guess what…now he knows one of his x-mas presents. I resent any company that calls 4-5 times a day to try to sell you more stuff. I finally answered and got the calls to stop. The balls came and one was damaged. I had to pay shipping back. I complained and they did reimburse the shipping. I have since called to check on the replacement and they were rude! Even the SUPERVISOR! DON’T BUY!

    • ThatAlexGuy says:

      You are all a bunch of dumb asses it’s just a toy

      • Susan says:

        You are the dumb ass. I wasn’t saying anything about the toy. I was saying the company itself is shadey. If you really need to buy the toy, go to Walgreens so the company doesn’t have your information.

        You need a life if you just go on these sites to call someone a dumb ass and make yourself feel better.

        • DJEZC says:

          dumb ass? Who’s the dumb ass. The woman was making a review about the company….Not the toy. I have had a few run-ins with “as seen on t.v.” companies. I would like to say that your experience was rare Susan but it is not. I had trouble when I purchased the gt40 cooker and the magic bullet. Both are great products but the companies that you have to deal with are over in California and sound like they are ran by foreigners. They were treating me the same way as you were treated, and mine was about missing materials. Sorry to hear there are more companies like that.

  112. Summar says:

    This Fushigi Ball is the biggest as seen on tv scam ever!! My son went wild for one of these (that are clearly marketed for children) so when he received one for his birthday this weekend he was devastated. It isn’t magical nor anti gravity. What it is is a very heavy ball that doesn’t bounce or anything. the instructions say that with lots of practice and learning slight of hand techniques this will appear to be a magical anti gravity ball. It weighs the same as a pool ball. Ever known anyone to give their child a pool ball to play with?? Probably not because it is too heavy for small hands. Clearly a scam and I feel bad for all the little kids that see the commercial and then get the Fushigi only to realize it is just a normal ball that won’t even bounce.

    • Lynn says:

      It is not a scam if you actually know what fushigi balls are and what they are used for. Nowhere do they claim the item will do the tricks on its own. I also highly doubt that if your son is young enough to not be able to old the fushigi ball due to lack of strength, then he likely does not meet the recommended age requirements.

      I snuggest next time look it up before you buy, instead of act like the company ripped you off because you are ignorant of pop culture and Asian influences.

      • Dan says:

        You are being overly harsh…True people should do research on items like this before they buy. However if you have seen this commercial it is heavily marketed towards children and they do make it seem like a magic ball that floats. The commercial for this runs several times a day all during programming aged at kids on Disney channel and Cartoon network. So where I agree that people need to research, these companies also need to be more responsible with their marketing.

        • firefighter says:

          Ok like the old saying goes, believe nothing that you hear and only half of what you see. if it was really gravity defying it would have helium in it. and the commercials don’t even make it look magical you can tell its a chrome ball in a clear shell.Ive seen how people are putting it down, their quitters in my eyes,everything takes practice, give it a try.

      • Gary says:

        As a professional magician- I can say that this is a SCAM. I, a 37 year old magician, bought a professional (perhaps slightly better than “Fushigi”) acrylic contact-juggling ball (which is what Fushigi really is) and after 9 hours of practice across a series of many weeks (I know how to juggle balls and do magic tricks) I STILL can’t really perform the “wiper” which is the probably the most basic contact juggling move.

        This scam is like selling a child three balls and calling them “juggle-bots!” and implying that as soon as the kid receives the “Magic Gravity Defying Balls” they will be able to juggle. The kids in that promo video have probably been contact juggling for YEARS. Maybe 3 kids in 100 have the discipline, skill, and desire to learn contact juggling- and if you think they are that kind of kid (I used to sit in my room and practice magic tricks, some kids practice skateboarding tricks, some yo-yo tricks)- if you or your child is that kind of person, then you will, after lots of practice, be able to contact juggle and learn “Fushigi”

        But to make it look as easy and fun as learning how to hula-hoop, or jump on a trampoline, is really dishonest. That commercial has left a lot of kids disappointed.

        • Buyer says:

          That’s true, but I still wouldn’t call it a “scam”. I’m 20 and I could clearly tell that it was just sleight of hand. However, it is misleading for children, but the people who buy Fushigi for them shouldn’t be fooled as easily as a child. It’s the lack of intelligent people that is to blame not the company for being good at using sales tactics.

  113. Alex says:

    Here is my problem with Fushigi Ball….they took an illusion that has been around for years and marketed it as something new for children. problem is unless you are a master at slight of hand your out of luck. So why have professional illusionist in the commercial performing the trick in front of children? because it is a brilliant way to sell a ball worth $3 for $20 and give children false hope that they can do this too. They’re target consumers are clearly small children and that is what pisses me off about these people. Yeah sure, I as an adult understand that a glass ball is not gonna float around but how would a small child grasp that concept. They may mention that it is an illusion in the commercial but lets face facts…they are targeting small children who have no idea what that means. In my eyes fushigi is a bunch of slick marketing jerk offs looking to make a quick buck while they can.

    • Buyer says:

      Once again. . .true, but if the ADULT that orders it or buys it in a store is also tricked like the kids, then I don’t feel the company is to blame.

  114. Grandma Vicky says:

    Reading these comments has been interesting to say the least. First: why pay extra to order off the infomercials when you can get them at many stores that sell AS SEEN ON TV items? That way you aren’t giving your info out over the phone/web. Second: Nothing comes easy (DUH!!). Did you learn to walk the first time you tried as an infant? Reading – got it on first try, huh? Driving? (I still wonder if there aren’t people out there who haven’t figured out how to drive). Point is this: if you want to learn to use the Fushigi ball it takes practice!! Very few things are accomplished the first time you try. I don’t know if it really works like they show but I am going to get some for Christmas gifts this year (from Walgreen’s). If they work, after practicing, wonderful. If they don’t, that’s okay, too. It sure won’t be the first (or last time) I’ve wasted $20. So, y’all just suck it up. Put on your Big Girl Panties and deal with it. It’s a commercial world. Nobody is twisting your arm and stealing your info – you are giving it freely when you call.

    • Gram Gram Steve says:

      Is it or is it not a cool thing?

    • Grandma V says:

      Grandma Vicky, you ROCK! I love you! LOL tell ‘em like it is babe! I bought some too, for Christmas gifts, for the 19, 16, 13 and 12 year old boys in my family! THOSE are the target ages I believe, NOT a preschooler that can’t even HOLD the darn thing! Use your head people! Just because it is advertised on Disney channel, does NOT mean it is appropriate for every screaming brat, that wants it. I think it is a perfect gift for preteen and teens, they need mind stimulation at that age and have the time and patience to master it!

    • Sandy says:

      I just hope that you don’t buy like 5 of them and give them as gifts only to have the child you buy it for toss it into the bottom of a toy box never to be seen again. Why don’t you just give them a $20 gift card, at least then they get something they can use.

      To come on this site, a site mind you that I came on to to RESEARCH this product to find out what people had to FREELY say, because my son expressed a desire to have one for Christmas.

      Whats FUNNY is that I am sitting here looking at the advertisement in a catalog and its says…DEFY GRAVITY…SO STRINGS…MAKE IT FLOAT…and SHOWS IT FLOATING above the hands of the person demonstrating the product.

      ALL very misleading things I’d say from what I’ve read and I think the consumers for coming on and being REALISTIC about the product.

      Now as for wasting $20 Times however many you plan to purchase…fine, you just go blow your wad, but there are parents on here that $20 comes dearly for them and I’m one of them.

      Now, I have my big girl panties on, but my Big Bully Panties seem to be missing thank God.

      Lastly. You give your info out to a company, almost ANY company and they can then turn around and sell that info to other companies. Not everyone knows that or understands that because we tend to put our trust into things sometimes we shouldn’t.

      But thankfully there are sites like this one where we’re supposed to get info so we don’t make the same mistakes twice…too bad good people have to be put down by jerks that just want to thumb their nose at them.

    • The Swami says:

      I tend to agree with Grandma Vicky; although the television advertisement tends to oversimplify the capabilities of the ball, the true “magic” is in the patience/practice. I am not a magician, but have done some juggling over the years and introduced juggling to both my children (boys, now 20 and 25 years). I (or anyone) can offer the fundamentals of ball and club juggling, along with basics on the “devils sticks”. But again, as Grandma Vicky so astutely points out: it takes practice. For me, if the kids were still around and the Fushigi ball were for sale at Walgreens, I would probably purchase two, the purpose of which would be to continue their (the “kids”) ability to focus and practice and the “art” of patience.

      Since there is probably money in the family budget (now that the big kid is out of law school), perhapa the family CFO, aka my wife, will allow me to spend $20 on something as frivolous as a Fushigi.

    • Buyer says:

      Yay! Smart people!

  115. Anthony says:

    It is hard but if you practice for a bit its fun to play with.

  116. jay says:

    OK I’m reading all of these complaints about the fushigi ball and I just have to say grow up you cant have everything handed to you I got my fushigi ball about 30 min ago and I love it I’m a professional magician and the illusions I perform aren’t done in a few hours even a day they take weeks even months of practice this ball is just like anything you do in life if you want to be good practice at it if you don’t then well I guess you just got a really nice new paper weight. The fact is if you don’t want to practice and become good don’t complain.

    • Really? says:

      Dude, a “professional magician”? really?

      Looks like you’re the one who needs to grow up.

      • Grandma V says:

        Oh MY “Really?” eat your own words! I suppose when you are watching a PROFESSIONAL MAGICIAN, you are not being wowed and are thinking the entire time, “this dude should grow up” … REALLY? You picked a great screen name for yourself! I almost feel sorry for ignorant people like you! It’s a great item people.. but ONLY for mature people, who enjoy a challenge and want to learn it.

      • mommaSAB says:

        Really? I enjoy magic shows & I’m pretty sure all the performers I watch are adults and they make plenty of money doing so. You are an idiot if you think he needs to “grow up”.

        • DJEZC says:

          What? Magicians need to grow up? Hell, I am in my mid 30′s and would love to be able to do what they do!!!! You saying that I need to grow up? Lets see I am a bouncer and DJ at a local dance club on the east coast and have lived on my own with my kids and wife for over 10 years. I pay my bills. All my kids are passing school. Yeah I think those of us that enjoy the illusion of magic need to grow up………..Really…..””Poof””” ….Jackass Hey look!!!!! I changed his name with magic. Guess I am just peter pan or some crap.

  117. cecil says:

    Don’t buy a trumpet and expect to play like Louis Armstrong. I would not waste my time with the Fushigi Ball or whatever you call it. Do something constructive with your free time, invent something.

    • Roger says:

      Correct, or learn a musical instrument, paint, etc., things useful.

      • People Are Idiots says:

        Yeah I play the clarinet, yeah whatever I’m not a pro but I like it and I’m good at it! and I would still want a Fushigi Ball! Its something you can do whenever your bored and don’t feel like wasting your breath.

    • Buyer says:

      True it takes time, but isn’t that a reason for someone to buy it? Hell, some people might find inventing something useless ( I don’t know who lol). It doesn’t mean Fushigi is a waste of time.

  118. Gillian says:

    Ok, well I have a lot to say about “Fushigi” it is the sickish, crappiest, idiotic thing I have ever bought it is a big fat waist of $20.00. I am really disappointed. I was really excited about buying this but it turns out a big fat waist. But if I knew how to use it properly my point of view might be different.

    • Monica says:

      Hey! That is cool to voice your opinion but at least spell your words correctly! There is nothing worse than someone complaining and using improper words or spelling them improperly! And the next time you want the “waist” your money spell it correctly! FYI it is spelled WASTE! The other way it is a part of your body!

      • Bruce W says:

        I must agree, but I long since gave up complaining about people’s spelling. What is most remarkable is that they throw apostrophes around at random, as if they recall having once been chastised for having omitted one. Thus, you see abject nonsense such as, “they’re is no substitute for fushigi,” which makes me want to vomit. Recognize what you’re dealing with: American trash who have no concept of the existence of other peoples or cultures, let alone of how to spell common words in their own language.

        • Bill says:

          Americans are so bright they decide to vote for a write-in candidate but can’t spell her name??

          • NobJocky says:

            You DO realize your complaint about the dudes spelling was written with equally atrocious grammar?!

        • Grandma V says:

          OMG, more from the spelling police! Get a life people!

          • mommaSAB says:

            There are some real jerks around here. WTH is with that? I came on here to see what people had to say about the Fushigi & instead I’m reading about how somebody spelled something wrong!

        • Goose says:

          As an American who has traveled all over the entire world, I would like to point out that you two are the two real ignorant jerks who think they are above everyone else in the country who have not been blessed with the same opportunities you probably have, or those who did not receive the best education, or those like me who just have to admit they are terrible spellers, but perhaps have superior public speaking skills, or are well spoken and articulate. I agree that people need to get out in the world and experience more then what’s here in America, and I’m the first to say that Americans are dense as hell about well everything.

          • Goose says:

            Are bringing our country down way faster then all of those bad spelling dense idiots out there.

            Now about the ball, I just saw the ad on tv for the first time, and like all those 12 year olds out there I wanted one right away. However, unlike all the moms out there, I remember physics 101 and that damn thing called gravity! Hence why I am here seeing what people say about it. I will most likely eventually get one, and I’ll expect to have to work on it just like any skill. For those of you saying to waste your time on something useful like playing an instrument, who are you to tell someone that any new skill is not useful. That magician that commented earlier will certainly tell you this skill proved more useful to him then a guitar ever would, unless he made it disappear.

            Moral of my point, you people should stop wrapping on every one and their mother just because you think you are smart. If you don’t have a review or a question.

            Anything useful to say, then go work on making yourself feel better somewhere else, like the bottom of a bottle, or if the rest of us are lucky, a ditch!

        • Ross says:

          Way to generalize a whole culture, solely based on your observation of a few 10 year olds misspelling everything. A regular critical thinker you are Bruce.

      • Lukas Thompson says:

        Your grammar was off, “Monica”. How’s it feel?

      • James says:

        besides waist, looks fine to me

  119. Jessica says:

    I just bought the Fushigi and I am enjoying learning this new skill. It’s like I picked up a new musical instrument and learning how to play it. Yeah its frustrating and you feel like it’s never going to make music but practice makes perfect. I can’t wait to master one note (trick) and go run to my friends and family to show them.

  120. Chad says:

    Ok I’m going to simplify things for all the people out there who are confused. The Fushigi is not a scam, and it is not magical, it does not defy gravity. It is simply a ball, a flashy clear acrylic ball with either a reflective core or a glow in the dark core. It’s up to the user to learn how to use and manipulate this ball so it appears to defy gravity (contact juggling). The ball comes with a DVD that has instructions and tips for use on it. I believe this is the reason for the higher than usual cost for this type of product. As for the weight, it does weigh in the neighborhood of 1-2 lbs. But I believe this extra weight = more inertia which helps with some of the tricks. I cannot comment on the website, I bought mine from Walgreens, but if people are calling you with offers, no matter how good they are, they are selling their customers personal information. Most companies and organizations nowadays do sell personal info, even your doctor sells the info you write on that questionnaire they give you on the clipboard. It is a fun toy to play with. If this sounds like something you want to learn go to the store and get one, if not then don’t. But when all is said and done it is just a ball.

    • Ben Owen says:

      Chad,
      Your comment regarding doctors selling your information is ignorant and false. This is completely illegal under the HIPPA laws and the fines for such are extreme. Under the HIPPA laws all patient information is strictly protected and controlled. The slightest Google search of HIPPA will clarify this.

      • Melissa Miller says:

        Ben,
        Actually Chad is correct and you are ignorant and false. I am a Medical Assistant and yes, the answers provided for the questions given are actually used to conduct a series of studies. Granted, they are not “sold” to anyone and no personal information such as your name and social are included, but this information is used to conduct Medical studies. This has absolutely nothing to do with the HIPPA law. Maybe before you start being a smart a$$ about a comment, you should look up the facts first.

      • Lynn says:

        Speaking as someone from the insurance industry, HIPPA laws do not protect all information. What they do protect are areas of personal identification information, in relation to your medical conditions. HIPPA laws prohibit your doctor from sharing the information with your employer or unauthorized family members and such, but it does not prevent a physician from recommending you as a potentially interested customer in various studies, medical products, etc. It’s sort of like the no call list, for telemarketers. When you willingly provide your information to a company or entity, they are legally able to contact you with related offers unless you specifically state that they cannot. As long as the doctor doesn’t spell out your diseases or anything, there’s nothing stopping them.

      • Bruce W says:

        You might do better to suggest that people search for HIPAA. Don’t cite fancy terminology if you have no idea what it even is . . .

  121. tracy says:

    I ordered my Fushigi Ball and never got it why?? it was paid for by my visa debit card.

  122. ash says:

    This thing is crap. the website is a scam. they make it confusing so you end up ordering 2 balls and then when you call to cancel one of them they tell you to call back the next day. so I did and they had supposedly already shipped it so that was a headache in itself, it took forever to get here!!! and now I finally get it and its all scratched up and scuffed right out of the box! r u kidding me…this is ridiculous. I’m definitely returning this stupid POS!

    • Bruce W says:

      That’s the kind of thing that happens to ignorant young women who order, e.g., wedding dresses from online sources. If they call on Day 2 to cancel, they’re told, “Sorry, they’ve already cut the cloth.” Always a scam, nothing ever arrives, they stand not in fear of legal authorities, as the wheels of justice grind exceedingly slowly and even the most quasi-competent lawyer can delay the inevitable for quite some time. Even winning a lawsuit doesn’t mean that you’ll ever see one red cent.

  123. Skyler says:

    Okay so I might not have any issues with receiving the ball, I just got it in the “As Seen on TV” section of my local CVS. But I must admit I was skeptical about the overall quality at first. then after practicing for two and a half weeks I came to realize that it is actually the same as my other balls. XP Just a little bit more interesting looking. overall I must say that I rather enjoy doing contact juggling and that I don’t regret buying the ball, I just wish that there was a way that I could polish out the skiffs that are now all over it after dropping it so many times, maybe its time to invest in a stage ball?

  124. Imasucker says:

    Thank goodness I found this site and immediately called back to cancel. Requested a refund, they seemed nice. I called back to check on status and was told that it shipped? It didn’t take long for them to charge my cc. WTH? Oh, how I’m worry that my cc information is out there along with my email address and phone number. Stupid me. Evil them.

    Let’s do ourselves and others a favor by submitting reviews to BBB here: http://www.la.bbb.org/Business-Report/Fushigi-Ball-100099548

    Thanks!

    • JB41 says:

      Folks, if you buy something with a CREDIT CARD and the merchant messes with you, or doesn’t send the merchandise, you can DISPUTE the charge on the card. They won’t charge your card while they investigate. I’ve had several charges canceled this way. Just remember, you have to have purchased with a CREDIT CARD, not a debit card! If you put it on a debit card you’ll have to send out what your bank’s policy is on bogus charges. In the is situation you’ll probably “win” because the credit card companies deal with countless purchases on “TV” websites, most of which pull the same tricks.

  125. cameron says:

    I saw all the complains and now DON’T BE FOOLED!; so don’t get it, Fushigi Ball is a rip off and my friend has one and it heavy and lots of people bought it and they complain.

    • Josh Klug says:

      You need to learn to use Fushigi Ball properly, it IS heavy. What in the heck did you expect with a metal ball inside of an acrylic one. it is actually easy when you practice with it often, so stop complaining and go back to your life.

      • Sport says:

        Klug.. you need to learn how to respect someones opinion and start you own tread! The Fushigi commercial is misleading and this is an over priced crap, so continue on with you careless spending life and enjoy your expertise in junk toys!

        • Lukas Thompson says:

          I agree. The commercial IS misleading, and people are entitled to their opinions, Cameron wasn’t hurting anyone, and it seems to me that you were pretty darn disrespectful to Cameron. You may have not agreed with him, but that doesn’t mean you have to tell him to go back to his life and to stop complaining. Because in all truths, you were complaining also, Klug.

  126. Sandyloam says:

    I just checked with the BBB and according to their web site, they have no complaints with the Fushigi company. I find that hard to believe, look at all the complaints here. My sons wants one, I don’t think he will be getting one anytime soon, at least not through their web site.

    • Ashanti Harvey says:

      Fushigi is just another fake ball don’t waste your money and time on a ball like that.

    • Tony says:

      They might have been reported to BBB, but BBB is like paying a traffic ticket, they can reduce the fine per say to keep it off you record. Meaning, that when you put a complaint in with the BBB they will ask you how this could be resolved and if that is met than it will not go on their record. Most people will put refund on the resolved and than Fushigi will refund and all is good. Had to do the same thing with Hughes net to get any of my money back.

    • Lynn says:

      The BBB investigates claims and complaints. When the complaints are primarily about how a solid object isn’t able to float mid-air… They aren’t going to dump that on the reputation of the Fushigi company. From the sounds of it, most people just didn’t know what the product actually was, and didn’t understand what it did, and didn’t bother to look further into the requirements for said product. It is not a company’s fault if the consumers do not make an effort to make an informed decision. A google search of fushigi ball comes up with a ton of places that not only explain how it works, but give instructions, and disclaimers. If a person can’t bother to do even that in this day and age, then I personally think they deserve what they get.

    • Bruce W says:

      BBB is utter nonsense. They are about as effective as a recently buried state’s attorney.

      • Sarah says:

        Bruce, you seem to be a very negative person! I have been reading the reviews on this page to determine whether I would want to purchase one of these Fushigi balls, and I see most if not all of your comments are rather rude or negative. I wish we could all have a mature discussion about a product rather than put each other down. This site is about Fushigi, not HIPPA nor spelling corrections. Come on guys.

        My opinion on the ball (after reading others) is generally favorable. I think it would be an interesting long-term hobby as well as a learning experience. I’m always looking to try or learn something new, and this sounds like it could be somewhat therapeutic (goodness knows I’m in need of that!)

        Overall, I agree that this is not for children, but for someone willing to undertake a learning experience. I’ll probably head to Wal-Mart to grab one; I don’t trust those TV ads either!

  127. fushigi ball sucks says:

    OK.. I’m going to give it to u straight. The fushigi ball sucks. Who ever came up with. This scam is a low life and all those people that are saying good things about this useless piece of crap are paid to do so, so don’t buy it. Stop correcting people all the time and acting like a smart-ass any way I think we should boycott this Fushigi ball and see that Company that owns this Fushigi ball go bankrupt.

    • Ross says:

      1. Please give us reasons as to why you think Fushigi Ball sucks.
      2. Do you know anything about contact juggling?

      • timmy says:

        I learned earlier in the thread that contact juggling is predominantly practiced by homosexuals and men with pony tails…which most time are one in the same?

  128. Kat S says:

    There is a bunch of people out there giving the fushigi ball a bad name, why? what is the difference between contact juggling with an acrylic, wood, metal ball and fushigi? The price may be higher, but for some people it may be easier to go to the store and buy one than trying to order an acrylic online. As far as the ‘marketing contact juggling for profit’, it is no different than the places you get the other contact juggling supplies, and just recently I’ve seen a lot of advertisements for an acrylic that has glitter in it, or glows in the dark. It’s the same, sure one may be more likely to brake, but isn’t everything in this world?

  129. Michael T says:

    Can someone suggest me a better Fushigi alternative?

  130. Raven says:

    if a fushigi gets scratched is it broken?

  131. Samantha says:

    Look all of you shut-up! OK I don’t no if it works but I’m buying one today and ill tell if it works it u don’t want to give out your personal info, then buy it at Walgreen! STUPIDS! Gosh don’t people have brains these days!

    • Bobbeh says:

      @ Samantha

      Telling everyone to “shut-up” (I like the hyphen by the way) and telling the general population that they’re “STUPIDS” sort of brings hypocrisy to a whole new level. I think you should save your money and spend it on a better education by buying a book or two. Pondering over whether the Fushigi Ball really works is the least of your concerns in my opinion.

      • Oswald says:

        Samantha:

        Telling everyone who is sharing their opinion about a scam and trying to save a dumb A.. like you the time and money to Shut Up! because you don’t know if it works really tells a lot about you. You are either part of the Scam or so ignorant that you don’t know crap. Try educating yourself first maybe Sociology 101 and a little book on Manners would also help your lack of education. People like you is what is wrong with our Society these days.

        Oswald

  132. brki says:

    Ya babies wine to much its just a toy. I’m 12 years old and its hard but easy if you learn about it

    • Kelly says:

      I like you kid :) Good attitude. I’m 31 and I can tell you you’re gonna encounter a lot of babies who want immediate gratification in your lifetime. Keep practicing. It’s fun. I don’t expect to learn to contact juggle in a day, just like it took me weeks to really get good at regular juggling.

  133. Alexandra says:

    Bought FUSHIGI on their website. It’s been a month and I haven’t received it. Tracking number doesn’t work, customer service gives me run around, total crap. Never again. As I type, I’m on the phone with my bank canceling the charge.

  134. Bryce says:

    So…Tonight, I ordered a Fushigi Ball from the website…About 20 minutes later, I found this site…Now, I’m concerned about what may happen): I am only 16 and yes, I do understand that the ball does NOT actually float, I have already started contact juggling myself and am quite fascinated by it. I’m just worried that I will start receiving the constant telemarketer calls, charges to the credit card, and even worse, that awesome little ball of epicness not arriving in the mail when it’s supposed to): Can I get some feedback from ANYONE who has NOT had a problem with their order? Like getting the ball on time, no additional costs or other flaws? I would appreciate it(: and for those of you have complaints about the Fushigi, I’ve already heard it, so PLEASE don’t comment on this and tell me how bad it is! I want the GOOD reviews :P

    • Jen says:

      How did u get to order it if you are 16, and my gosh, they give 16 yr old credit cards now, do you even have a clue that this is a review board and most of these products are mostly flaws not deals….

      • Lukas Thompson says:

        Does it matter how he got it, “Jen”? Also, try not to be so hateful. He ALSO asked you not to comment on bad reviews, which you did anyway, saying that they were flawed. Bryce even speaks better than you, which isn’t saying much for your comment against “16yr old”. Go back, read this reply, and think if what you said to him was really necessary.

  135. Jeff says:

    Well, as long as we’re posting Fushigi-related video links here…

    Here’s the story of where the skills shown in the commercial came from, as well as the secret behind how they make the ball “float on its own”. And yes, it’s all true. Fushigi even tried to PAY me to change it:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=idLahSIgOvk

    As for being so hard on the kids here, I think this is a sort of modern version of the tooth fairy. No point in knocking anyone down; just try to remember when you were that young.

    • Gisele says:

      Hi Jeff

      After looking at that website you post, I am happy that I did not get my son one for his birthday like he wanted. I just cannot believe what companies will do, when it comes to advertisement and making money. Do they have any ethics???? Thank you again for that website

      Gisele

      • Bruce W says:

        You people have strange ideas of what constitutes a gift. Personally, I’m considering letting my son have a whole lungful of oxygen for his birthday . . .

        • Lukas Thompson says:

          So kind, Bruce. The reason that “You people” want to get there children gifts, is because they want to be nice, and care for their children.

  136. Jay says:

    If you worry about telemarketers, these are available at Amazon. I have read a lot of these posts and that seems to be a concern. I never buy from tv due to the risk of being called to buy other products that I don’t want and having my card charged for items I did not agree to buy. But have had good luck at Amazon. I am shocked that so many people actually think these things are magic. How ever if u are into contact juggling and illusions, and willing to put in the practice this sounds like it might be a good buy for you. If you are buying this for your child, you might want to explain to them that it is a illusion, and it takes time, practice, and dedication to pull of a good illusion.

  137. lawrens godon says:

    Ok enough with all this Fushigi crap !!

    Here’s the real fun :
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kardpdINImg

    Enjoy everybody !!

    • Paco Morratto says:

      Wow, I am like TOTALLY amused. Thanks SO much for that video demo. I am going to RUN out right now to the nearest grocery store and get the Banana-shigi! I can’t wait to be the first kid on my block to amaze friends and influence strangers.

  138. josh says:

    I ordered Fushigi Ball. Its TOTAL SCAM. Don’t be fooled by the advertisement. Its total disappointment when I opened the package. This ball is so heavy and you will break if you drop it. I am returning it now. I have to also pay for return shipping

    DON’T BE FOOLED.

    • Jim says:

      Hey if you really want one of this “as seen on tv” stuff – just go to Walgreens – then you don’t have to deal with these shady pricks!

    • mike says:

      It’s not a scam, Listen to the advertisement, they never lied once. It’s just a way to teach people how to contact juggle. Research this stuff before you go an waste your money.

  139. rhett says:

    It sounds like a lot of people that are having problems are just retarded when they order. They do not scam they are legit. It does not float, you make it appear to float.

    If you don’t know how to use an ordering system on the internet, or even know how to get things correctly shipped STOP TRYING AND BLAMING COMPANIES FOR YOUR RETARDEDNESS.

  140. Todd the Bod says:

    This product is absolutely amazing! After watching the instructional DVD a few times my 5 year old was able to do all of the tricks they showed in the commercial! After seeing how much fun he had with it we ordered more as Christmas presents for the entire family! Shipping was super fast, they tell you 3-4 weeks but we had ours in 3-4 business days!

    Another cool thing is after you order you will start receiving all sorts of cool money saving offers! I even got $100 in free gas from a nice young gentleman who called me on the telephone!

    The people who are complaining A) don’t know how to use the ball and B) aren’t being safe with their personal information.

    The tricks are all very easy to learn but you must watch the instructional DVD 2-3 times before you can master them. Some people are too lazy to even do that and therefore give up and blame it on the product. Of course you can do it, it even shows regular people doing it on the commercial!

    As for the other complaints about their information being sold, that information probably got lifted from an adult website they joined. Happens all the time but no one wants to admit it happened to them.

    Anyway, long story short I love the balls and recommend them to everyone, they make great stocking stuffers!

    • lawrens godon says:

      “After watching the instructional DVD a few times my 5 year old was able to do all of the tricks they showed in the commercial! ”

      Please stop lying and just accept you work for the company! There’s NO WAY for a 5 years old kid to master contact juggling! Seriously? Do you think we are morons ?

      • remi says:

        Imfao! I agree. I believe you work for the company!

        • Megan says:

          Both of you SHUT UP!! I’m 15, I don’t have a real fushigi ball, I’m using a light plastic ball for practice, which is HARD and I can do it! You’re just jealous that you can’t do it! >:(

          Have a nice day!

          • Bryce says:

            I agree with Megan and Todd. Have you ever seen the amazing things that 3-7 year olds can do on youtube? They play drums, guitar, all sorts of stuff. I’ve been playing guitar and drums for 2 years now, and there’s kids on there that are a HELL of a lot better than me. The younger you are, the easier it is to learn things, like foreign languages. The earlier you start your kid on learning a certain thing, the quicker they’ll catch on. I agree that you all are just VERY jealous that you can’t do it. :P Have some respect for those that put their time and effort into something that they like to do(:.

      • Paco says:

        Not “we,” just laurens.

        • Just Laurens says:

          Before I go into another pointless blame you-blame me issue, Lauren’s got a point. It does take a LOT of practice, even if youngsters have a more intuitive process than we -”WE”- older guys have. So seriously, there’s no way a 5 year old- or even a teenager would be able to master the art of contact juggling BEFORE a lot of patience and dedication (aka. discipline). And I’m talking years here as a professional Contact Juggler.

          Now, there’s nothing wrong about Fushigi except that it IS A LOWER QUALITY ball, and that they’re attempting to market it as “MAGIC”.

          For anyone interested in pursuing the real thing, check out contactjuggling.org, there you can find CHEAPER and BETTER QUALITY options for a beginner.

    • Jman says:

      “Another cool thing is after you order you will start receiving all sorts of cool money saving offers! I even got $100 in free gas from a nice young gentleman who called me on the telephone!”

      Wait so you mean, this is cool? So when I order I’m going to have my phone ringing “with all sorts of cool money saving offers”? Get real. My daughter wants one but I’m not ordering it through you. I’m going to go ahead and pick B) and be safe with my personal information.

    • Todd You're A Douche says:

      So you’re telling us that the company sells your private information to others? (the “gas card” people) That’s just wonderful. I would CERTAINLY trust them now!! And your 5yr old just learned everything? After watching videos of grown adults that can’t master this thing, you expect me to believe a 5yr old that just learned how to poop like a big boy is more savvy than grown adults? You’re an idiot.

      • lawrens says:

        @ todd the bod :
        “The tricks are all very easy to learn but you must watch the instructional DVD 2-3 times before you can master them.”

        Bwa ha ha come on, stop saying non-sense! Contact juggling is an Art, it takes time to master. Now, just tape your kid doing contact juggling for the community to see, OK?

        FYI, I’m a professional Contact Juggler, here you can see some real contact juggling :
        http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yT_p7eRLppY

        Paco, thanks for your support LOL!!

      • Bruce W says:

        Don’t believe everything you see on YouTube.

        My sister’s friend, George B., won a full-tuition scholarship to X University worth more than $100K based upon his stunning success in isolating a certain protein that causes a Venus’s-flytrap to sense an insect on the leaf and trap it. People were amazed that George, who sucked in biology and chemistry, achieved this. After he graduated from college, it was mysteriously discovered that his father was, like, a professor of botany and his mother, a professor of biochemistry. Hmm . . .

  141. Jon says:

    Ok I’m in the same boat with everybody who was deceived by these damn infomercials. And it looks like I’m one of the lucky ones who actually received my stupid Fushigi Ball. Of course I find out it doesn’t float or anything and is a complete scam. And well my cc was only charged the $29.86 or whatever it cost, but I HAVE received phone calls from telemarketer scams trying to give me a $100 gas card. I hung up midway on both calls. IS there anyway these people can charge my card or make any kind of identity theft. Please Help. Is there anything I can do. I want to return it but I figured I’d rather cut the losses and just throw the damn thing out because looking at it just pisses me off. I’m more concerned about my cc and Identity. What do you guys think I should Do.

    Any response would be greatly appreciated

    Thankyou!

    • enoctis says:

      Of course it doesn’t float. If they could make a ball magically float don’t you think that the way we travel would be a bit different. It’s highly unlikely (so much so that it nears impossible) that a company would produce a magical floating ball before some super company was using the technology elsewhere.

      Basically, you’re a GD retard. It’s not a scam, as stated before. They provide you with an acrylic ball that you use SKILL to make it appear to float.

      I wouldn’t be surprised if you went back to a car dealership after purchasing a car claiming that they were scamming you because the car wasn’t “self-propelled” and you had to control it.

      Go kill yourself, you worthless POS.

      • fortyjacks says:

        enoctis…are you kidding me? “Go kill yourself, you worthless POS”?? Did your mommy spank you too hard when you were little or something? You should try a little restraint with your bad attitude.

        • lovinlyfe says:

          WOW, I agree w/Fortyjack. enoctis, why be so over the top for a TOY review. I’d hate to see your views on politics or life?!

  142. geniffer slack says:

    Now I’m scared we ordered one for my husband and it hasn’t arrived yet. So now I’m wondering if this was a good idea or not. Guess time will tell if it is worth it or not.

    • Josh Klug says:

      just try to call many times, like at least once every two days, seem irate and then ask for a supervisor. just keep whining about it and eventually the company will actually get it to you

  143. Xiayou says:

    My fushigi is coming tomorrow at either 7:00 a.m or 8:00 a.m and I am already waking up at 5:00 in the morning! I am eleven and —–>

    I have one thing to say: THAT FUSHIGI BETTER WORK!

  144. Dee says:

    I purchased a Fushigi Ball for my son. The website is funky and because of it I accidentally placed two orders. I had ordered early Friday morning. When I called they said that it takes a day for the orders to upload to their computers, so I would have to call back on a Tuesday since they are not open Sat-Mon. I called first thing Tuesday and they removed the second order with no problem and sent me a confirmation email. I really had no problems contacting them and getting immediate results when it came to charging and re-crediting my account.

    The main problem I’ve had with them is that I never received the Fushigi balls. They emailed me a tracking number when the order shipped. I checked it faithfully. I was having the order delivered to my job and I’m the one who receives the incoming mail. So I was surprised when the tracking showed that the item had been delivered but I knew I had never received it. After some calling around I discovered that they use a FedEx service called SmartPost. Basically, Fushigi gives the package to FedEx and FedEx delivers it to your local Post Office who then delivers it to you.

    Needless to say after two attempts at having them deliver it I still did not receive my order. Post Office swore up and down that they delivered it. Maybe they delivered it to someone else because I sure didn’t get it. I contacted Fushigi and asked for a refund. They said I would have to fill out a form which they emailed me. I filled it out and got my refund. No Fushigi ball for my son but still a happy ending for me since I got my money back.

  145. darrin long says:

    I just tried to buy one fushigi ball. One!!! With my credit card. After I clicked through all the BS trying to get me to buy mini balls, colored balls, glow in the dark balls, etc, I finally get to the end and I’m supposed to be charged $19.00 something for one damn ball, but it ends up charging me damn near $55.00 for 2 balls and 2 videos on how to use the damn things. The fushigi.com site is a total scam. If I knew how to shut those scammers down I would do it today. Take my advice and don’t order from the fushigi site. Go anywhere but there.

  146. withoutlube says:

    Ha..ha..ha I thought I’d buy the Fushigi ball for my son cause it looked cool. Dang TV gets ya every time. Its just a plastic Ball it does not float you can’t do what the DVD dude tells ya to do with it. DON’T BUY IT! That was $23 I could have put in my gas tank to get back and forth to work. So I can make money to buy such rip off products like this Fushigi ball. LESSON LEARNED!

    • Bryce says:

      Have you perhaps actually WATCHED the DVD’s? The ball does not actually float, you use skills that you must develop to manipulate the ball in such a way that it appears to float along your body. It’s not easy, but it sure as hell isn’t just going to happen. I started learning just last night and I’m not a pro, but I’ve got a decent idea of what to do and how to do it. It’s something that you kinda have to devote yourself to. So quit your complaining and work at it, if you’re so upset :P.

  147. Grayson Meese says:

    I have been entertained for the past few minutes by reading these Fushigi Ball comments. But I really laughed out loud when I read John’s comment on September 12 at 3:52 am. I’d love to know if the LSD he is taking is available online, or in case he is using PCP, STP, DMT “special k,” or just plain old hallucinogenic mushrooms, where and how they/it might be available.

  148. Josh Klug says:

    to all of you that are saying that their Fushigi Ball is getting stuck to the ceiling, STOP THROWING IT. It is a solid ball so if you put holes in your ceiling with it then it may not come down. Also, I ordered the fushigi on 9/19/10 and I called and the customer service person said that it will take 2-4 weeks to get here. I’m only 15 but my mom is not very financially savvy, so what kind of repercussions could her using her credit card have?

    • brandon says:

      Well about that 2-4 weeks things.. its a lie.. am 15 also and I ordered mine almost exactly a month from you Aug.28 to be exact.. and I still haven’t received it.

      • Josh Klug says:

        I called last night and the customer service lady told me 1 to two weeks and it will be in my hands, maybe I should call and speak to a supervisor

    • Josh Klug says:

      I got my fushigi yesterday in the mail, I am actually and surprisingly satisfied with it. Yes it had some minor imperfections on the outside, but I fixed it with my schools acrylic buffer. There are no “equator marks” or “heavy spots”. I don’t know if some of you just got a defective one or what. I found that it is mostly balanced. It is not the best contact juggling ball you can get, but it comes fairly close. What made me want fushigi was the ball in ball part. The inner ball is flawless, that is it, flawless. I do believe that they will scam whomever they can. its just business.

  149. Scott Stephens says:

    What happen to my order. I ordered Fushigi for my daughter’s birthday 06-11-10, I made the order over the phone from the T.V. ad. A little over four maybe five week’s it’s been, they gave me phone call. They told me I should be receiving my order any day and someone should be at home to sign it, My daughter thinks it’s never going to come. I’m pissed off, Fushigi ad on TV said 4 to 6 week’s is turning out to be 3 to 4 months.

  150. CJGuy says:

    have you checked the new Fushigi-In-Motion – it combines Fushigi and Dance.

  151. Lackadaizikal says:

    Woohoo. I ordered my Fushigi Ball 8/20/2010 and just received it today 9/18/2010. Other than the consistent telemarketing calls I’ve been receiving from fushigi partners that I really could complain about, my review on the product is the following:
    - Recent claims (either by fushigi or by contact jugglers who have been endorsing fushigi) have been made that the fushigi ball would not start fires when used in sunlight like most clear acrylic balls would. However, the warning pamphlet enclosed in the product packaging suggest differently.
    - Also, pamphlet states “Fushigi is not a toy, please take great care to keep out of reach from children”. Also states, “Never let any minor attempt Fushigi without adult supervision as improper use may lead to injury or damage to personal property.” The irony there is that damaging personal property during contact juggling practice can be a normal occurence for beginners and children appear to be the main target market demographic in its advertising, considering the product is suggested for age 12 and up.
    - It comes with a dvd, pouch and stand. The pouch and stand was a nice surprise considering I wasn’t aware that it would come with them.
    - The 3 inch ball is light in weight and easy to cj with if you are used to using the heavier 100mm balls for single ball cj.
    - The metal ball in the center has imperfections and contains an “equator-like” tell mark. Probably due to an imperfection in the ball bearing or acrylic casting process. This kinda’ defeats the purpose of the internal mirror ball since the optical illusion depends greatly on the lack of tell-marks on the ball.
    Overall, the product is an average contact juggling ball with apparent imperfections. For a comparable price a clear or colored acrylic ball of better quality could be purchased from any juggling supplies store online.

  152. ATL123 says:

    This product just proves that with a little money in advertising people will buy ANYTHING! There is no magic being done with this thing even on the infomercial…its just a clear ball! Geez!!!

    • InjuredAngelHeero says:

      The real magic is in the person manipulating the ball’s rotation, the clear quality is really only for optical illusion. I’ve been looking into contact juggling, and it’s tough, but rewarding work.

  153. Tiffany says:

    Just found this on FACEBOOK: Do Not Order Fushigi Ball, if you have facebook, Please join this:
    http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1345626129#!/group.php?gid=133467640025076&v=wall&ref=ts

    I just joined, we need more people on there!

  154. Tiffany says:

    If anybody want to buy the fushigi, buy from eBay so you can pay with paypal, make sure you don’t buy from http://www.FushigiBall.com

  155. Tiffany says:

    Please don’t buy Fushigi ball from their website, please don’t do it, that was the worst thing I ever did, I am still waiting for my Fushigi Ball, 2 months already and nothing and no tracking number and they sold my information with credit card number.

  156. Disappointed customer says:

    ***Warning***do not order the Fushigi Ball from their website. The company sells your name number and credit card info and you bill be slammed with telemarketer calls recording you verifying you address to add unauthorized charges to your card. I ordered the Fushigi Ball ball on line and in one day received 12 calls trying to talk me into all kinds of agreements. If you truly want this ball, go to eBay and save yourself the hassle. This site offers the worse customer service I have ever experienced. Pass the word on. I can’t find every blog to post this on.

  157. Alpha says:

    I made the mistake of ordering this Fushigi Ball from their website a long while ago. Navigating the endless subsequent last chance offers to finally complete the order was frustrating enough and I should have realized that this would only go down hill from here. I called customer service to check on the status of my order was told the item was on back-order and would be shipped in 2-3 more weeks. I was really surprised to receive phone solicitations wishing to confirm my billing address, advising me to keep a lookout for my fushigi order and offering $100 in gas coupons for trying out another product or service. Apparently, being on the Do Not Call list does not apply to unsolicited products from fushigi’s affiliated tele-marketing companies. I have already been charged for my order but I still haven’t received my order as of yet. I did, however, purchase a 100mm acrylic ball online from a place in NY (Dube.com) and it came in 4 days. Contact juggling is a really cool art form and fushigi looked like a cool contact juggling ball to check out but there is no way I will be ordering more from fushigi again…based on my own experience with the wear and tear of acrylic balls it makes total sense that the design of the fushigi would prove to make the ball structurally weaker than a solid acrylic ball as proven in the youtube videos. However, I don’t practice contact juggling 19 ft from the ground. I may pick up some matching fushigi balls at Toysrus.com when available presuming I ever get my initial order satisfied. I curse fushigi for my experience with the company and, most of all, for selling my consumer information to its predatory affiliates. HaVe a Nice Day!

  158. Trish says:

    I made the mistake of ordering this Fushigi Ball from the website. It has been over a month. I have not received the fushigi. What I HAVE received is a string of phone calls from a company called QRI. They call several times a day and I can only conclude that my information has been sold. I am trying to straighten it out with the CC company now, to see what charges have been made and how I can get them refunded. Don’t even THINK about buying a fushigi unless and until you have the physical item in your hands in a store. Toys R Us.com is selling them as a pre-order, amazon won’t touch them, and even Walmart is devoid of Fushigi Ball. This is an infomercial that exists only to harvest information from unsuspecting buyers. Avoid it like the plague!

  159. Brother Bear says:

    Well… I have no review of the ball.

    It is a contact juggling ball and we knew that when we ordered, unlike so many people, who have been cleverly sold by the helluva deceiving commercial extravaganzas.

    My wife decided to order one to see if they were up to par for contact juggling.

    She got half way through ordering on the sight and then got hit with a bunch of offers that made her quit the order and never finish it.

    Closed web page… no CC approval yet.

    She asked me to do it later.

    I did… was hit with like 10 new offers and gave up myself.

    Closed webpage. No CC approval.

    Screw that… would rather go to Higgins Brothers and get another acrylic.

    On Fri… we get an email saying our 1 ball is back ordered.
    I am like WT#?

    Check my CC and there is no charge for it but there is one for two balls that “have been sent and received” a week ago!

    BALLS?

    Again… WT#!

    I am not one for the phone so I went to their site in search of a contact address.

    NONE!

    CALL!

    NO!

    So I fired off a nasty email to the only email address on the site.

    Under Privacy… ironically.

    “With respect to security: We have appropriate security measures in place in our physical facilities to protect against the loss, misuse or alteration of information that we have collected from you at our site.

    We can be reached via e-mail at info@digitaltargetmarketing.com

    I simply wrote them an angry email making them aware of the manner in which my CC has been fraudulently misused.

    Never got a reply.

    This morning… I received an email saying that my CC has been refunded the full price of the “two balls” we never got.

    Another saying the back ordered on was canceled.

    But… still out the S/H.

    Should complain to the CC about that but am happy to get the original charges taken care of!

    So… I guess they sure honored their 30 day money back guarantee… on things you did not order in the first place… nor got!

    They make more than the balls are worth… just in keeping the S/H!

    Quite the deceiving marketing play!

  160. Edwin Million says:

    I ordered the Fushigi ball on Aug 9. As of today Sept 13 no ball has been delivered. I was told on Aug 31 it would be here in 10 days. Do not order they have called me to order other things but 44 Days later and no Ball if I will ever get one….

  161. Stew S says:

    Trying to be fair to all sides here and honestly review this Fushigi Magic Gravity Ball. It seems that the Fushigi is a fairly standard contact juggling ball that has the difference of having a ball built inside the ball. It therefore, evidently, may have a slight centrifugal quality that some of the more standard contact juggling balls don’t, but it still is totally contact juggling and takes much practice and skill to master and the same same contact juggling techniques. There are some of the basic skills that can be learned fairly quickly. The website states all of this. The scam is in the way they misuse your credit card, financial, and personal information information and beat you out of your money if you try to make any claims or returns. If you really want it you would be better off to wait until the item becomes available in stores or “as seen on TV” stores where you do not have to give your Credit card and email information over the phone or over the internet. Personally, I would not do business with these people from what I’ve learned. They are taking a pretty good product and abusing people with it.

    • lawrens godon says:

      “…it therefore, evidently, may have a slight centrifugal quality that some of the more standard contact juggling balls don’t…”

      What ?!?
      Please please please, stop saying non sense !
      Fushigi ball has NO particular centrifugal quality !
      The metal sphere is not even centered !!

      But I agree with the rest of your post though…
      ^^

  162. orla says:

    Fushigi is magic…it made a-lot of hard earned dollars disappear.

    • John says:

      Ordered the ball by phone in late June, finally got the ball Sept 9th. Long story short, its been a nightmare experience in where the company sells info and doesn’t provide customer service. They try to sell you on everything from toilet paper to hand soap. Telemarketers calling each day not taking no for an answer.

      Kid had the ball 10 min and was bored, the tricks are near impossible for a young person to master. I then tried it and oddly enough started to experience dizziness. I dropped to the floor and saw the sky through my roof. The ball started to spin on the ground by itself. It turned several colors and smoke had started to rise from the ground surrounding it. A large angel appeared before me and told me that I would now know all the secrets of the universe, but then shortly later my mind would be wiped of them. Around this time the ball levitated like you see in the commercial. Inside of the ball I could now see a dragons eye, which spoke to me telepathically. It warned me that the angel was a false sign and to only trust the words of David Bowie in Labyrinth when played backwards.

      I strongly recommend buying the ball from a third party like toys r us.

      John
      Grovin MI

  163. Manoj says:

    https://www.ftccomplaintassistant.gov/

    We all need to bring to the attention of federal Trade Commission so that
    FTC can see the pattern and stop the FUSHIGI

  164. Eileen says:

    I ordered this POS for my neice’s birthday. It has been 4 weeks now, and she still does not have it. I called the customer service number and it says to use the online customer service. Online it says to call the customer service number. What a SCAM! I have been on hold (waiting because they have so many calls) for about 15 minutes (so far). I seriously doubt that she will ever see “this amazing new fushigi ball”. If they ever pick up the phone I have several words for them. Like CANCEL MY ORDER!!

  165. Polly says:

    First I thought Fushigi was magic. But then when I saw a movie then I saw that it broke. I saw that it was just a marble and was a dumb plastic ball. Fushigi just wants your money and they just want you to buy it so that they will be rich.

  166. maine says:

    you are all dumb of course it works you don’t know how to use it

    • Saskai says:

      You need to STFU because that is your opinion and you are probably a contact juggler anyway leave the people alone and stop posting stuff.

      • Skeith says:

        Makes no sense to criticize them for posting their opinion when you’re just gonna slap them with you’re own. Yes, people are being scammed, and yes, this particular poster could have chosen better words. BUT this IS the internet. People are gonna post stupid stuff. Grow up.

  167. RHP1225 says:

    I ordered the Fushigi ball on Aug. 4. It said it would take 2 to 3 weeks for delivery…….well it’s been over 4 weeks now and it’s nowhere in sight.I was more than a little irritated as I ordered it for my daughter’s birthday party (Sept. 6). I can now (finally) track the package…..it was in one town for 6 days. I guess they used the “FedEx” slower than a snail delivery option….although they charged a delivery fee that should have gotten it here in about 4 days. I think they are a scam, and when(if) I get the ball, I won’t even THINK about sending it back. I would probably have to wait a year to receive my refund ….. less the shipping/handling charges. DON’T ORDER THIS !!!!!! I’m sure there’s something just a good or better in your local hobby shop( or on Amazon or Ebay). Don’t fall for this.

    • Gilda says:

      Thank you! I am glad I did not jump up and order this for my daughter when we saw it on TV. After reading these Fushigi Ball comments, we will have to wait until this is available in stores.

  168. Labyrinth says:

    I bought one thinking that I would be just like David Bowie’s character in Labyrinth. Boy was I wrong.

    • meham says:

      David Bowie didn’t do his own Juggling in Labyrinth. So, you can still get the plastic ball and then hire someone to stand behind you and do the juggling for you :-)

  169. gabby says:

    DON’T BUY FUSHIGI BALL – I had no idea what this ball was but my bf said his little sister wanted it for her b’day. so he called & used my card to order it. The process was so long and tedious and after they said the total I promise it was completely too high for just something that’s 19.99 + 6.99. immediately I thought – scam (HE SAID NO TO ALL THE EXTRA STUFF THEY OFFERED), he never spoke to a rep and honestly I am so mad. if I had a clue what this product was a wouldn’t have let him use my card. on top of all this, they said it’ll ship in 4-6 weeks. I want to check the exact amount they’re taking out of my bank account but they keep giving me the run around—SCAM!

  170. Ann says:

    Thank you everyone who wrote a review, I was gonna order one for myself to play with and have fun with my nieces and nephews, I’m sorry you had to the be guinea pigs, but you have helped A LOT of people and saved them A LOT of money!! Good Karma for all you honest people out there who took the time to warn the rest of us!!! What a disappointment!! uggh!

  171. Cosi says:

    I am 10 years old and my Dad showed me the online the tricks of a Fushigi Ball. I was so upset when I found out the Fushigi Ball isn’t real. I’m glad that I didn’t spend $20 that I saved just for that fake ball that doesn’t really float in mid air. My Dad taught me a valuable lesson about how not to believe almost everything you see on television. Just know that it’s a regular plastic ball!

    (Supervised and typed by her father in exact words spoken by Cosi, thank you!)

  172. Was going to buy anyway says:

    Loved reading the Fushigi Ball reviews. My wife and I both laughed at the number of people who actually thought it was “Magic” when they decided to purchase. I was impressed at how many negative reviews there were and yet I was still considering buying it since my son really wanted one.

    Then I saw the reviews where everyone said the stupid thing jumped up to the ceiling and wouldn’t come down. Then they actually said they were scared to take it outside! One hypster even went so far as to say it would take off on its own at the park?

    If so many employees are needed to write mystical reviews to sell things today then its becoming Obama’s magical fairy world after all!

    • Carol says:

      Thank goodness! Since that would take us out of the remaining Bush nightmare. Wrong forum to use but then..

      • rick martinez says:

        Yeah, of course it’s Bush’s fault!

      • frankie says:

        thank you Carol for the reply you posted. why does a “magic ball” fad that people bought into has to become some political agenda. I don’t remember at anytime hearing the Prez mentioning to the mass that we all need to purchase a Fushigi ball. I mean really…LET’S STICK TO THE PROPER RANTS FOR THIS SITE PEOPLE.

  173. josh says:

    My brother and I both ordered one I called once a week to see if it had shipped it was on back-order for four weeks and finally shipped. I called on week three and was pissed so I started yelling at the customer service and they said they would take money off the shipping I was like OK, well it supposedly shipped out a week ago and I still haven’t seen it yet, it isn’t magic and I understand this, its a contact juggling ball and it takes practice and I’ve been practicing for months before this so hopefully it works.

  174. Courtney says:

    DO NOT BUY! They will sell your info and telemarketers will call you. I’m just sick about this. CROOKS!

    • claudia weiss says:

      THANK YOU Courtney !!!!!! I seriously considered buying one (late at night and tired is not a good time to make any purchases) and then let the idea pass….now I am very much glad I did not !! I am sorry you had to be the guinea pig for the rest of us, but girl, you really saved a lot of people from making a bad mistake….thanks again!!!!!

    • Nonpareil says:

      From what I understand it’s just a badly made contact juggling ball. Some professional jugglers on here suggest you get a lacrosse ball instead, a baseball even.

      It’s not out-of-the-box magic, you must practice.
      After seeing Labyrinth one too many times I’ve tried contact juggling and it is NOT easy.

      Hell, giving your credit card number to ANY company who advertises so obnoxiously on tv is a bad idea. They have to hype their product to death because even THEY know it sucks.

  175. billy says:

    Am so upset. am 12 years old. I recently bought a fushigi ball. I didnt know what I was getting into, the t.v had me thinking that it was easy to do. They didn’t tell me all the LONG WAITING, CONSTANT CALLING, AND CREDIT CARD STREW UPS. I would be getting my self into. I MESSED UP (DON’T DO THE SAME).

    • Tom says:

      You are 12 and have a credit card? NOY LIKELY! Who’s credit card did you steal to buy your Fushigi?

      • Jonathan says:

        Mine actually. I had nothing to do with Fushigi and didn’t even know what it was until I got pulled into all of this. I am a 20 year old college student that got my first credit card. Billy here stole my identity when I was ordering some school books online and all in one night ordered $2,500 (my credit limit) worth of infomercial products. I am now in a long and expensive legal battle with my credit card company as well as Fushigi and can barely focus on my pre-med studies that I dreamed of since I was 12. I don’t think I can even afford tuition next semester.

        Thanks a lot, Fushigi :(

      • Anon says:

        HEY TOM. LEARN TO SPELL

  176. Mr. smith says:

    I have no idea what you people are complaining about. The Fushigi Magical ball really does work. I got 5 balls for each one of my kids and they all love the magic of the anti- gravity ball. It’s no illusion, it’s real! I’ll eventually buy one for my self, they are just so fun. Fushigi ball is worth the money, I would know I bought 5, and I’m going to buy more for the whole family! I know for sure that any one who buys it will just love it, I know I did, and so did my kids! It’s great for any occasion. I couldn’t believe the magic right before my eyes. I’m so glad I bought it. I am a very happy customer! And for those people who heard those lies that they aren’t really magic then u shouldn’t believe them, and believe me.

    Love,
    Craig

    • Brett says:

      Yeah. I’m just out to ruin them aren’t I. You go ahead and be the voice of reason for all of us misleading people. I will be laughing at you when MY bank account still has money in it. You soldier on though. You are an inspiration to us all.

    • lawrens godon says:

      Mr Smith, why do you lie to people? Fushigi balls aren’t magic, they are just contact juggling balls, and this art is HARD to learn!

      So stop spamming everyone with your load of BS, there’s nothing automatic, no gimmick, nothing but a simple sphere! Thanks

    • claudia weiss says:

      and how long have you been working for the fine folks at FUSHIGI ?
      there are a list of complaints as long as my arm…what you need to do is instead of ordering more balls is grow some of your own and stop perpetuating lies.

    • Tyler says:

      How much did they pay you to write that? Seriously, it ain’t no magic the website even tells you how it works! You got ripped off……..BAD!

    • Annoyed says:

      This is to craig, please don tell people this works

    • Tom says:

      Do you work for the creator Craig? Sounds like they paid you to give this “professional-sounding” review.

      • Mrs. Smith says:

        Why are you all yelling at my husband? This product truly is magical. When I got it I was so excited! I immediately ran to my room and began to play with it. It is very sensual to rub all over your body. I am excited about the multi-speed dial that it has on it as well. I think I will start at 1 or 2 but then quickly turn it to 7 once I get really excited about it! This product has saved our marriage!

        Thanks Craig!

        Your loving wife,
        Lucy

        • Mrs. Smith says:

          Oh apparently my husband just informed me that I am talking about the wrong product!

          Please ignore my response as I have never played with this product. Our 6 children love it though.

          Thanks,
          Lucy

          • confuzzled says:

            5 balls for each one of his kids.. either that’s 5 kids or as Mr Smith implies, it would be 6 kids and 5 balls for each of those 6 kids.. I’m no math whiz but Mr smith needs to get his story straight..

          • Laughing my ass off says:

            You idiots don’t know comedy when u see it. Freaking Craig is a genius. I honestly can’t believe anybody at all took it serious… And craig’s wife… Hahaha!!!! That’s good stuff!!!

            Also, fushigi is clearly magic, the ones all these other people just needed batteries and they were too stupid to put them in so it would float… Read the instruction manual before you talk trash about a product… They should sue you all for providing false info about fushigi balls…

  177. Death to Fushigi says:

    DON’T BUY NO MATTER WHAT! LIES!
    My eight year old wanted one. I purchased it for him on the 7th of August. I started getting calls thanking me for purchasing the Fushigi and that I was getting $100 of free gas if I would try out the shopping rewards program. If I liked the shopping rewards I could get my credit card charged for 29.95 a month. No matter how many times you tell the person on the phone you don’t want it they don’t shut up. I finally had to hang up. My son got the Fushigi last night. He was so disappointed that it was a regular ball he didn’t even thank me. It’s not even worth sending back as you have to pay shipping to send it back to them and they will not refund the shipping they charged you to get it to you.

    • Tom says:

      The company you got called from is called VISTA MARKETING or QUALITY RESOURCES in Florida. But, not from the creators of Fushigi. It came from a company that purchasedc your info from a public list of numbers.

    • Jen says:

      I just got that same phone call! That’s what prompted me to look on the internet about them. They said something about it being charged to my card “with the last 4 numbers of —-” and could I read back the whole number to them. I said I will not! I’ve already been charged for my purchase, that’s all they need to know. I have not received my purchase yet! TOTALLY a scam!

  178. Brandon >> says:

    Well I recently just ordered a fushigi ball and DON’T BE FOOLED BY THE ORDERING .. THEY TRY TO PLAY ALL NICE UNTIL AFTER YOU PAY” THEN THEN TRY TO GET YOU TO BUY ALL THESE EXTRA FEATURES AND AT THE END THEY TELL YOU TO WAIT 4-7 WEEKS…

  179. Justin says:

    To Mindy; I waited a whole two months to get mine, and there’s something wrong with mine too! It jumped up to the ceiling, and wouldn’t come down either! I had a hard time getting mine down, and when I did, I had to put it in hot water, for five minutes before it calmed down. Don’t take these crazy ones outside, because I heard, you could lose them! Good Luck.

  180. Mindy says:

    Hello, I need help with this please! My fushigi ball got stuck to the ceiling, and won’t come down! How do you get it to stop! Somebody said to put it in water, so I started squirting it with a spray bottle, since it’s on the ceiling, but it just spins and spins, and doesn’t come down!!! Please Help!!! Mindy

  181. RBarnes says:

    STAY AWAY – who cares that the ball is what it is – I’m checking into reporting them to the FTC and anyone else I can alert – They DO sell your information to LOTS of different vendors – I’m getting all kinds of calls trying to give me free stuff for a dollar as a “preferred” consumer…all stemming from purchase of this ball. You need to watch your card closely once you’ve given it to them.

    • Death to Fushigi says:

      I agree. I just got a call from visa in which someone tried two fraudulent charges on it. Upon researching the charges, they were made just mere moments after the Fushigi people called me up to verify my card number, shipping address, and forcing me to listen to their hard sell for the free thank you gift. If you buy from these people you will be sorry.

  182. doug says:

    I think I’ll get one. My cousin in Oz says It’s real cool. He says they are actually gyroscopes that spin inside, to turn them off, you have to put them in water for 10 seconds to slow down the inertia. Hold onto them! He said his will float away at parks, looking for girl fushigi balls. Oh well OK!! Have a great day!!

    • Tom says:

      Oz? Water? You shouldn’t go near water in Oz. Remember that green lady that wanted a pair of ruby slippers? She got wet and she evaporated into thin air. Let’s all learn from this woman’s mistake and stay away from the water in Oz.

      • lana says:

        LMAO, that is the funniest thing I’ve read in days.. Thanks!! Here I am up at 4 am watching infomercials and decided to see just what the “magic” of this dumb ball is. (No intentions of buying it of course, I learned a long time ago that if you wait a little while all that “As seen on TV” crap ends up in the dollar store where you can find out its worthless for $1 instead of 20.)

        and now thanks to your review, I am definitely against this ball. I don’t want some horn (fushigi) ball wandering around the neighborhood on it’s own knocking up all the neighbor kids fushigi balls.

  183. Brett says:

    The Fushigi Ball is exactly what I expected. I know what contact juggling is. I explained to my daughter that it wasn’t magic, it was an illusion that she would have to learn. So as far as being misled as to what I was buying, I was not.

    What I did not know is that when I bought it I would start receiving phone calls from telemarketers who won’t shut up once you say hello. They were telling me they were sending me all kinds of free stuff……for a dollar.

    Apparently authorizing someone to bill your card is a bad idea. So I told them no and canceled the card.

    Fushigi, you suck for selling my info. You turned a good gift for a little girl into something I have come to be sorry about.

    :-P

  184. Krail says:

    Ok, I just saw the commercial for this fushigi ball thing, and after reading the reviews, I gotta have a laugh. If any of you are interested in contact juggling, which I have been doing for years, I really suggest buying a standard lacrosse ball for practice before investing in an actual CJ ball. The size and weight of a lacrosse ball are perfect for beginners, plus it won’t break your toes when you drop it :) When you feel you are ready, here is the website I used to order my CJ ball, no info selling, no scamming. http://www.jugglingstore.com Just click on balls, and then acrylic juggling balls. The art of contact juggling was made noticeable in the labyrinth of course and the man behind David Bowie was Michael Moschen. A video of his talent can be seen here. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FX7xruR12YA

    Parents, for those of you who have said your children want this, you should seriously just go spend the 2 0r 3 bucks on a lacrosse ball and don’t even bother with the acrylic balls at all, unless of course you are interested yourself. It deeply saddens me that a company would take advantage of such a beautiful and fun art this way, and this is my attempt at making it real for you guys to pick up without all the hassle. This does take a lot of commitment and practice though, so be prepared :)

  185. peru says:

    I bought fushigi for my little sister and I was amazed at how many of the things on here were lies, they dont sell your info, and it isn’t just some ball, because I tried it with a bouncy ball and then with the fushigi and the bouncy ball just fell on the floor and bounced away, the fushigi really works, unlike all the Cris angel stunts, to levitate his self HE STANDS ON A CHAIR! people lie all the time ask Justin Bieber, lady gaga, and every other celeb who has paparazzi following them around, so stop internet lying, cause you could be the in next one.

  186. Sarina says:

    I really want one but my parents

  187. Rick says:

    Don’t buy a Fushigi ball. The ball is just a ball. But they really use hard-sell tactics on their web site and phone calls to try to over-bill you.

    They keep charging my credit card even though I don’t want another ball.
    They are crooks.

  188. laurie says:

    This Fushigi Ball sucks, was so misled.

  189. Tonya says:

    Beware! I just got off the phone with them requesting that they STOP selling my information because I am receiving a TON of phone calls. The following list is who they have already sold my name and number to!

    Here are the names of the companies and their phone numbers they sell your information to:

    Savings to go – 800-448-0166, Magazine Direct – 877-262-8889, Passport To Fun – 877-442-5780, Walmart – 800-262-6199 and 800-550-4728, Family Entertainment 800-211-9741, Essentials for Home 800-475-1942

    I was told to ask to speak to their supervisors if they will not remove my name!

    We ordered a Fushigi a month ago and it was just mailed a few days ago. They gave me a tracking number and we should receive it in a few days.

  190. alrighty then says:

    My kid HAD to have this ball..I order…2 months later finally get it.As soon as I picked it up I thought “IDIOT”.The advertising is deceptive, and yes..it hurts when you drop it on your foot! I would have looked up contact juggling if the advertisement would have explained that’s what it was and had my kid read up on it BEFORE purchasing to find out if it would hold her interest. Now, she can either master it or we can saw off the bottom and use as a paper weight.I’m leaning towards paper weight. And Snuggies are a rip off,too.Just put your robe on backwards…same concept.I would like to be an instant sculptor though…please send link to purchase magic knife and video.I can afford it now that I just won the Nigerian lottery…again!

    • Mackenzie says:

      I am writing this in behalf of my granddaughter in her own word: I save my allowance, I have to feed my dog (not easy in Texas heat with a rough and tough dog) Once I saw Fushigi on TV I started saving up my allowance. Then I went on the computer with my Gammy and found out they were such a rip off. Thank you everyone for telling me because once I read about them I knew they lied. I am only 7 almost 8. I know better than to lie. Now I can use my allowance on something I really want.I actually believed them.

      • Gilda says:

        Way to go Mackenzie! I’m glad you checked this out first before letting go of your hard-earned money. I was gonna order it for my daughter’s birthday. I googled for the Fushigi Ball’s site and saw this site about comments and complaints on the ball. My daughter has now $26.99 (?) more in her wallet that she can use, like you, for something worth working for. Take care and keep up the good work.

      • Anne says:

        Mackenzie you are very smart to read about things before you buy them. When I was a little girl, I saved my allowance for a long time to buy a red plastic blow up chair. My parents told me it would be better to get something that was more long lasting, but I didn’t listen. I got the chair, inflated it and sat down. It didn’t pop, but it was summer and I got too sweaty to sit on it.

        I’m glad you didn’t waste your hard earned money. Now that I’m a grownup, I’m more careful with money. Best wishes,

        Anne

  191. andrea says:

    very disappointed..wish I found this site before ordering one..ordered it in July for my son’s birthday which is this weekend & I still do not have one..called AGAIN yesterday & was just prompted that they would be sending out a new shipment in 2 weeks :( was not even given the chance to speak to a representative! I know that I am allowed 1 stupid mistake in my lifetime & I have used it..lol

  192. David says:

    Wow! Good thing I found this page, Here’s why: My two step sons, Both ADHA Really want this Fushigi “Magic gravity” ball. Every time they see this on TV they beg mom for it all the time. Now, Mom, who has minor mental issues herself (Bipolor = Impulsive spending.) Want’s to get one for each boy although I tell her and the kids there is nothing special about it, you can do all that with any ball.

    So I will be showing this to my wife today and I hope she wakes up to reality. This is a scam! I knew that when I first saw it.

  193. Jen says:

    Just as an FYI, this Fushigi Ball can be purchased through ToysRUs.com, thus eliminating buying from the company itself. It is $20 through them with free shipping. I have not purchased one and am not endorsing it… just thought I’d let people know. My daughter wants one but I’m on the fence about buying it because she’s only 5.

    • AP says:

      Thank you for this. I was going to say myself that if your kid absolutely MUST have a Fushigi ball, you can avoid all this credit scam business by just purchasing it somewhere else. Unfortunately, you’ll still have to explain to your kids that it’s JUST A BALL. There’s nothing mysterious about it. The only thing that they do differently from other acrylic juggling balls is that they put a reflective ball inside an outer coating of clear acrylic. This makes it look a little more interesting when juggling it, perhaps, but it doesn’t improve your skills or assist in the juggling process in any way. It’s just a ball. All the cool looking things in the commercials, like making it “float,” are done by the people and have nothing to do with the ball itself.

    • AP says:

      and by “your kid” I don’t mean yours specifically, I mean that I would say that to everyone in general.

  194. John says:

    Its just another wasteful fad and nothing mysterious about it! Don’t waste your money! Go read a book instead!

  195. Joe Dean says:

    DON’T BUY IT! The Fushigi ball doesn’t move inside (at least you can’t tell…so it doesn’t matter.) I’m a juggler and will use it anyway…but it’s totally MISREPRESENTED!

    PLUS!!! – THEY SELL YOUR INFO WITHOUT YOUR PERMISSION (have already gotten two telemarketing calls today from them!!!) – when asked about this, they said that ‘right and wrong’ don’t matter to them….SERIOUSLY!

    PLUS!!! – The DO dupe you into buying two (read other people’s comments!)

    I will be happy if just one person doesn’t spend the money to patronize this company because of my post.

    • Otto says:

      Thanks to your post, I will not buy this Fushigi Ball, I am glad I looked for the Fushigi Ball reviews first, thank you.

    • Amanda Harris says:

      Thanks for the Fushigi Ball review. I will not be buying one either.

      • elizabeth says:

        I too will not be buying this product. Thank you so much for your Fushigi Ball review. I’m truly grateful.

        • Sheila says:

          Both my boys have been wanting this fushigi ball for awhile but after reading this, they will not be getting one. Shame so many Companys are scamming people these days when times are so hard for so many.

          • Denise says:

            My son wants one and has been harassing me everyday to buy one online. After reading these Fushigi Gravity Ball reviews, I will not be purchasing one. Thanks for the post.

          • Johnnyola says:

            I’m sold! Where can I buy one?

          • claudia weiss says:

            johnnyola: you can buy on the bridge to Brooklyn that they also want to sell you. Then you can relax on your new Florida property that goes along with it….

    • Veronica C. says:

      I wish I had read the Fushigi Ball reviews before purchasing. I purchased it online in July. My 10 yr old daughter wanted to use her birthday money to buy one so I used my debit card. I just got a phone call from that 712 number. Telling me about a trial with BudgetSavers for $1 and the $100 in gas vouchers that is coming in my package. Then I was transferred to someone else who wanted to verify my info again. Told me the last 4 digits of my card and asked me to repeat the rest along with the security code on the back. No I am not doing that. I didn’t sign up for any trial. He said he knows I didnt but its just in case I want to sign up later. I said I don’t have my card near me. He said how about a bank statement.. anything? I will wait. I was already billed for the ball so I don’t see why I would verify again anyway.
      They also had no info on when I would be receiving the ball. This is nuts. I really regret this purchase already. My daughter is really excited to get it and asks me daily when it is coming. I am going to advise everyone I know not to purchase this product as well as everyone else on here.

      • stephanie says:

        I too purchased this Fushigi Magic Gravity Ball in the beginning of July. I called and was told they had entered the incorrect expiration date from my card. I had that corrected and immediately the telemarketing calls started. Asking me to verify my card number from the card I used to order the ball. I told him I didn’t have it near me as I was at work. Then he asked if I had another card?! Why would they need my new card info if their payment has already been deducted from my bank account? I have asked them repeatedly not to call me again, I am not interested in anything they are offering. Still they continue to call as QRi 5 to 6 times a day. If that ball would just come in the mail,I will never order anything like this again. Next week will be 2 months I have been waiting on this product!

    • Kerry says:

      Thanks, I figured it was a scam of some kind, but just needed confirmation since my 8 year old is begging for it for his birthday. I really don’t want to waste my money on that big disappointment. Much appreciated! I care about right and wrong!

    • goldieblue says:

      Thank you! My 4 year old has been begging for one… I will not be getting this! : )

    • Fred says:

      Thank you a ton, I am on a fixed budget and my grandsons all 4 of them want one, thanks to your Fushigi Ball reviews. I will save my money and just give them $25 gift card to Toys-R-Us. THANK YOU!

    • Jen says:

      Thanks for saving me the hassle of dealing with a crooked outfit (like Hydrolyze!)! My little nephew saw this on TV and made me promise to buy him one for his birthday. Well…I’ll now be choosing a different present for him. Thanks to all those who tell the truth about products like these.

  196. madilin says:

    Don’t go to eBay to get one, they are a lot more expensive.

    • Sue says:

      I went on eBay and saw the fushigi balls were so much more but they also had contact juggling balls which are just acrylic balls. I ordered the off brand Fushigi and got it for a lot less plus it has sparkles in it! Yes, it is just a fad and the advertising doesn’t give you all the information but it is kind of fun to play with and you can get the tutorial online. Just don’t drop it on your foot! It isn’t a super ball that bounces. It is a hard acrylic ball that will hurt you or whatever it drops on.

  197. Jake says:

    I’ am starting to get pissed, I bought this Fushigi Ball online about a month and a half ago, I got my confirmation and I printed it out, I have yet to receive the damn ball, and everytime I call it says its back-ordered and a new shipment should be in in 1-2 weeks, well what the hell is going on, its been forever, this is a scam, I am just glad I used a prepaid card with the exact amount on it for the ball.

  198. Courtney says:

    Worst waste of money ever! Waited 5 weeks for it to arrive after I was tricked by the website and accidentally ordered 2 of them. In the first 10 minutes of having this hard plastic ball, one of the kids dropped it and broke my tile on my kitchen floor…..now it’ll cost me even more money!

    • Jordan says:

      In the terms of use it clearly states not to use the fushigi ball over tile or glass. it’s your own fault for not reading the terms of use.

      • Ivan says:

        Yeah, you certainly wouldn’t want to blame a company for selling a product that is virtually guaranteed to break things in the hands of a child. We also wouldn’t want to fault them for using deceptive marketing (even by the standards of kid-targeted commercials) and dishonest business tactics (in selling off customer info, not clearly defining shipping costs and tricking a seemingly high percentage of their clients into buying 2). It’s like Jordan, the Fushigi apologist says, it’s your own fault. What kind of child who’s been waiting for over a month for their toy doesn’t read the terms of use before trying it out? Clearly your fault.

        • SM says:

          Well it is…

          A company has every right to advertise as they see fit – As long as it is LEGAL, yes, they can try their very best within those legal limits to “con” you into a purchase – SELLING you something you do not actually want or need is the entire business of advertising

          So, you let the kid watch enough TV to see the infomercial, you gave in to demands of purchasing your child something they saw on TV, you AGREED to get two instead of one, and then you let your kid play with it unsupervised and without checking the instructions or safety of an item you purchased over the phone from an infomercial and waited 5 weeks to get – it is YOUR fault…you should just be lucky the kid didn’t get anthrax or choke on a small part because of your ignorance.

          • Amy says:

            That commercial is on ALL the time on cartoon network and nickelodeon, hard for kids not to catch it. You are telling me you have read every bit of paper that has come with every product you have ever bought? Either you are full of it or you need a life. You don’t find selling peoples information who have bought your product immoral in the least? Are you in advertising? I bet you don’t blame BP either. We knew what we were getting ourselves into filling our tanks up. These reviews aren’t for the police department, they are warning other consumers, which does other people far more good than you saying, it’s your own fault, dummies. Have fun on your high horse, and I hope you fall hard from it, jerk.

        • Jordin Sparks says:

          Ivan, Excellent response. After reading all of these complaints I too will definitely NOT be buying any such Fushigi anything nor any other “as seen on TV” garbage. What a waste of time!

        • lmfao says:

          How could I possibly be the only person in this country that actually researches a product before they buy it? All I had to do was type in “fushigi” into Google and this site came up. I immediately found out what the ball is (what it is made of & how it ‘works’), and became privy to virtually every customer complaint ever lodged. If some product is really going to put that big of a dent in your wallet and you still buy it without looking it up (especially when it claims to work ‘magically’ and you obviously have no problem finding your way around the internet) then, I hate to put it this way but honestly, you deserve to be ripped off. Like the person below me pointed out, the company has every legal right to try and sell its product, even by use of clever marketing. ;) I don’t care for the whole telemarketer issue, but if you were deceived by anything in the ad I would truly suggest, as perhaps only a preventative measure, seeking to further your education in any way possible.

  199. Wow... says:

    I have to say, I couldn’t care less if you do or don’t order this…if it’s your kind of thing, go for it!! If not, don’t!! But, I DO have to say, for all of you making the “Labyrinth” references–keep in mind the target age group for this Fushigi Ball…most weren’t even born yet (and probably haven’t even heard of Bowie)!! If you DO feel like you “need” this product, and can’t wait until the first of the year to buy in stores, fine…but, I think I’d rather wait, and save on shipping…(then, if you find you DON’T like it, OR that it’s more difficult than relaxing, you won’t have to spend even more to ship it back)…I AM glad I ran across this site, as I wasn’t familiar with Contact Juggling; so, thank you to those who took time to explain it!! I, personally, wouldn’t have the patience to keep practicing…I do NOT think it’s a “scam”, as people ARE receiving them eventually; however, it could DEFINITELY be more detailed in its description, practice time, etc… Finally, I really HATE when feedback/comment sites don’t have a web master to handle all of the childish behavior!!

    • ur sooo wrong says:

      My kids love the labyrinth! it’s one of their favorite movies and said they wanted a labyrinth ball before I ever saw the commercial… I just still haven’t found out how much s&h is and won’t put in my cc# ’til I know how much I’m spending.

      • Crystal says:

        well if your talking about a fushigi ball it cost around $26 for one 3in ball. this price includes shipping+handling. Hope this helps :)

    • Fushigi says:

      well David Bowie wasn’t actually the one balancing the ball on his hand, it was another person, but damn haha I love that movie. What kind of magic spell to use? hahaha anyhow yeah I already thought fushigi was some kind of scam business. One would have to practice months, maybe even years to expertise their glass ball skills.

  200. Daniel says:

    It’s actually just an acrylic ball! There is nothing special about it! I have a fushigi ball and an acrylic ball! Contact juggling is my new hobby, its awesome

  201. adrian says:

    My mom just paid 20.00 bucks for it, I mean is it worth waiting for.

  202. joan says:

    I ordered this Fushigi Ball for my grandson, we have never got it! I think it is a scam, we try to call & check on our order only get a recording saying they are all “back-ordered” or the line is busy! BEWARE! I canceled my Debit-Card!

    • leesretro says:

      I just can’t believe that all you people are BS ing about this piece of crap

    • cristal says:

      PLEASE be careful with this company!!! I ordered this Fushigi Ball for a family member, never got it and my credit card number was used for fraudulent purchases, and yes, it was confirmed by my credit union who the perpetrators were. They used my card, then called me from several numbers 727-712-0152 and 1-866-434-6600 and 269-768-2621 and the one guy literally asked me for my new acct number! “Just go ahead and read me that crazy long number on the front of your new card” were his exact words. I hope this helps everyone out there, I know they advertise on kids shows and we are all about making our kids happy, but this was one of the worst experiences! Good luck all!

      • Lizzie Beth says:

        Thanks, Cristal, for your post! It is shameful that con artist prey on kids! The ad was just on Cartoon Network. CN should also be held accountable for fraud of the companies they advertise. It certainly is a form of psychological child abuse!

        • Jordan says:

          BTW this is not a SCAM number. You ordered something from a company and this is a call to verify your shipping address for the product. They are an order confirmation company only, so don’t ask them the status of your order (they don’t know). These companies exist to protect companies that do business only on the internet from being Scammed by people who like to place orders and then forget that they ordered something and then refuse the shipment. This costs an internet business a lot of money over the years and it is smart business on their part.

          Yes, they will try to sell you on one of those “savings programs” for $1 extra (then $19.95 a month after the 1st 30 days). You don’t have to accept it (I certainly didn’t/wouldn’t).

          taken from “T az” from http://800notes.com/Phone.aspx/1-727-712-0152

          they have to verify your credit card to make sure you’re not some weirdo who punched in a random credit card number and it’s charging some random person somewhere else.

          • Angel says:

            Yeah even this explanation SCREAMS Scam. They pray on the less intelligent and easily confused. It should be illegal and may be in some states. Sounds like another good reason to avoid products sold in this method. I’m glad I found this site. Keep up the good reporting.

  203. Rhea says:

    I didn’t get the ball and I don’t think I will. :) There’s my opinion. After I read all of this, I saw A commercial called the “Bare Lift” that makes you boobs defy gravity and I instantly thought of Fushigi! :D haha, I didn’t look up a Bare Lift review because I don’t plan getting it but I thought it was funny. And I loved all of the comments from Bubba. This was very funny, and thank you all for entertaining me, my mom, and my sister. We sat here reading this from 12:00 am to 2:40 am. ^_^ Thanks again!

  204. Brisa says:

    Wow, so many arguments. Over a ball?

  205. Angela Arnett says:

    We bought the fushigi ball for our daughter. They billed my card and shipped the ball. My daughter loves it but the day before it arrived, I started getting calls saying that I needed to speak to this other person that they would connect me with in order to verify my credit card info BEFORE they could ship my product. They had ALREADY billed and shipped so someone, somewhere has got out info and is trying to scam us. Beware!

    • connie kovac says:

      I am receiving the endless calls to verify my shipping address now…so that they can send the product that arrived several weeks age. My son (14) loves the thing, so I am glad I got it, but the company practices ( I am glad I noticed the multiple-purchase gimmick before I submitted my order) are shady at best. If I ever want another product of theirs, I certainly will find another outlet!

      • M Hunt says:

        If most of you using your credit or debit cards to purchase on the internet do not already know this, you can call your credit card company or bank card company and request a One-time use Number to use for on-line/over the phone purchases to keep from having to give out your actual credit card number and since it is a One -Time use number no fraudulent charges come later.

        Most Credit card companies offer it, they just do not advertise it. even my Credit union will give me a one-time use number for my debit card to make a purchase if I do not feel good about giving my card number out.

        • Melodi says:

          Thanks for this info M Hunt…my 8 year old daughter really wants one of these balls and after reading all these comments I was bummed out because I was worried about ordering it and having problems later. BUT, after you posted this I called my bank and I got a one-time use #…YAY! Thanks again,this was very helpful information!

          • lawrens godon says:

            Melodi,
            I hope you understand that this Fushigi Ball doesn’t work by itself…They try to induce the fact that it’s a “magic” ball, but it’s plain contact juggling (remember “Labyrinth” with D. Bowie ?) and is quite hard to master, even for an adult !

            I sincerely hope your daughter won’t be too disappointed :(

            Cheers.

  206. Me says:

    Fushigi is awesome but it kinda makes me sick to my stomach looking at it, but yeah its awesome.

    • daiwagold says:

      Amen, Fushigi just a ball you can’t tell if its turning or not. You have to be a juggler to do the things in the tv ads. Your right, you can do the same with an orange and it won’t hurt your dog when you drop it on it’s head.

  207. troy says:

    How do you track your order

  208. Loosh says:

    If you want to get this Fushigi Ball cheap? Just wait till the people that feel they got ripped off and start selling it on E-bay…lol

  209. Morgan says:

    I was actually pretty amused when I first saw the commercial. I’m a renny and I’ve been going to ren fairs for YEARS and contact juggling is something they teach there. I got into it when I was 15, I’m 24 now. The tricks are fun, but it took me a long time to learn all that I know. Few months depending on the trick. To top off I’m not ambidextrous so it was hell learning to use it on the other hand -_-.
    As for price. A perfectly weighted contact juggling ball at the size of 3″ acrylic ball costed me 9 years ago about $20. And it’s still about the same. The smaller balls were cheaper though. I got it because it looked like the one from Labrynth. I was obsessed with the movie as a kid…. Any how

    It’s A LOT of fun when you figure out how to use them though. but they tend to be heavy and dropping them on your foot hurts like hell. I used to drop my ball all the time. It takes A LOT of constant practice. Like any talent, if you don’t use it you lose it.

  210. rob says:

    Most things advertised late night on tv are normally too good to be true. That being said don’t Americans have more important things to buy or pay for with the economy the way it is? Look folks if you want to throw away $19.95 why not donate it to a family in need or to help feed the homeless here in the states? and people wonder why they never have any money, it’s because of stupid things we buy such as this, how does this product benefit your life in anyway? And keep lying to your self saying it’s a stress relief to justify your foolish spending.

    • Kay says:

      You are just jealous that someone can find instant gratification. =X Yes donating to a family in need is a good thing, and yea for most people I’d probably agree with you, just donate it instead of buying something silly. But who are you to say what is therapeutic/stress relieving for someone?

    • Gerald says:

      I am a proud American and I do care about the other countries and what have you, but dammit I need my fushigi ball I tell you what. Most items I purchase are from Walmart, and not from the TV, and everyone knows most everything at the Walmart is made in them foreign countries, so I AM doing my part. Go with Christ.

      • Willa says:

        Yes, the stuff at Walmart is made in other countries, but those people who make them are not paid their full, deserved wage, and the energy and fuel (environmental views) used to transport it to the U.S. is completely wasting. If we are to be proud American’s, we should stop being mainly consumers, and start making things for ourselves.
        And yes, infomercials trying to sell some little kids object if a waste of time and money. Like those dot things that you spray with water and they stick together? There is a 99.999999% chance that those kids will lose half the pieces. The only reason that the Fushigi Ball is a better product being sold on TV is that it’s a quality product. And it looks pretty cool.

    • Billy says:

      “and people wonder why they never have any money, it’s because of stupid things we buy such as this, how does this product benefit your life in anyway? And keep lying to your self saying it’s a stress relief to justify your foolish spending.”

      Unless your internet is free.

      “That being said don’t Americans have more important things to buy or pay for with the economy the way it is? ”

      Buying anything made in America causes the money to go back into the economy… Which you know, HELPS the economy o,0.

      You spend like 20 dollars a month just to go around and complain about what people are buying 0

      (I don’t own nor do I want to own a fushigi ball, I stumbled upon this site so none of this is to defend my self nor am I saying I’m any better then this fella he just made a lot of stupid ignorant remarks.)

    • Kib says:

      What difference does it make to you what others spend their money on? Amazing how people always want to tell others what they can spend the money they earned on… why do you give your money to the homeless and stop worrying what others are doing… the world would be a happier place if people would mind their own business… if an acrylic ball makes them happy, does it effect you?

    • Don says:

      I agree with you. But its not all Americans that are spending their money of frivolous things. I live in in this country and I sometimes struggle but I am a daughter of hardworking immigrants who’s main priority is food and paying the rent. Its usually the other Americans who are bored with their lives and who have more money than they know what to do with, who spend on stupid things like this. Thanks. In case you self-defensive people are wondering what I am doing here, well I thought this was a stupid lame product and wanted to laugh at those of you who are moronic enough to throw you money away. haha.

    • lmfao says:

      Good point. My boyfriend and I were actually just reading through this horrifically long list of reviews (i.e., complaints) and just thinking along the same lines–i.e., it’s no wonder other countries hate Americans and/or think we are stupid when we pay $20+ for a silly ball that some commercial tells us is ‘magic’ and then come here to complain when we find out ‘it’s just a regular ball’. I find it all very amusing and sad at the same time.

      • Katebuggie28 says:

        I guess everyone forgot what it was to be young. Kids are entertained by almost anything, and it is good for them to be curious. My goodness, can you even imagine these kids might have to put a little work into making this work? God forbid that these kids today do something physical, or have to learn something. We as Americans buy much worse than a $20 “magic” ball. I am not sure that has much to do with why other countries hate Americans. Break out your History book, the answer is there. Encourage kids to learn and if it takes a $20 ball, so be it.

  211. Woodz says:

    At first I thought it was impossible. After a minute or two I mastered it. Now I get gigs at birthday parties juggling for hundreds of dollars. Fushigi where have you been all my life

    • sabrina(: says:

      Fushigi DOES WORK! Too all you people who think Fushigi doesn’t work, you people are just lazy. I mean seriously!? Just try, and with more practice you WILL get to where the professionals are. I got mine two days ago. I already can do it. It’s relaxing and enjoyable (: It’s really interesting but, if you’re NOT INTERESTED in contact juggling than I suggest you do not buy this product. I even bet you could get a ball similar to this at a cheaper price elsewhere. I am just saying, I am a real person that loves the Fushigi. Plus my whole family loves to watch me juggle. Even strangers on the street pay me too. I just love it. It’s also durable so it won’t break that easily.

      —Sabrina(:

      • Contact Boy says:

        Sabrina. I have some horrible news for you. Fushigi is killing contact juggling. I used to make very good money Busking and performing with My acrylic. Now with time passing and Fushigi trying to create name brand association. The response I’m getting most the time instead of the old “Oh’s” and “ah’s” and of course tips, instead of all that what I get now is “oh that’s just fushigi” and they walk off. It has Fushigi has single handedly cheapened the art. The fushigi ball is also inferior in design to a normal Acrylic Ball. It doesn’t break easily but from a decent fall to concrete a normal acrylic will chip, the Fushigi will shatter.

        • Lanie says:

          Contact Boy:
          I hate Fushigi because it tries to sell itself as magic. The only difference for contact jugglers now is that we will have to work harder to impress a crowd so it might just weed out the crappy contact jugglers.

    • lawrens godon says:

      really, seriously, after 1 minute you mastered the art of contact juggling???

      • lawrens godon says:

        Why did you cut my post ?? It’s unethical, and I was answering to that guy who pretend to master contact juggling within a minute !

        @ woodz : please stop lying to people ! contact juggling needs work and practice a lot before being any good at it.

        • Soo Ma Tai says:

          I agree with Lawrens, you can’t master this Fushigi in a minute or a day. I have been contact juggling for two years, and there are guy who are a million times better than me. Don’t buy into the hype.

  212. Dryden says:

    I have a million and one things like this. They are technically scams because they don’t tell you that it requires many hours of practice and many hours of time to get to where these people are…but it isn’t entirely scam-wise because it is POSSIBLE… and once you put all the time into it, it is very enjoyable. Honestly, I can’t do any of the neat tricks but I have a small collection of contact juggling balls (just like the fushigi ball, only cheaper! haha) and I just love the weight and how they feel. It is relaxing just to roll them around in the palm of your hand.

    So, I would very much recommend not wasting your money if you expect to be an expert right away. But if you have the time and wish to be able to do these tricks then it is worth a shot. ^_^

  213. Truth says:

    Hi, I work in internet marketing, just want to ram the point home that 99% of the glowing positive reviews here (especially the over-the-top positive ones) are coming from the Fushigi company or its marketing sector. This page ranks highly for Fushigi and they know many interested potential customers are going to read this and they’re trying to save face. Having to wait so long on the product increases the odds that you won’t return the product, for various reasons, and gives an artificially inflated sense of demand. Think about it, do you really believe there is some sort of acrylic/cardboard shortage that’s keeping them from being able to deliver the product on time?

    Yes, this is most definitely a scam. “Contact Juggling” is never once mentioned in the commercial, the commercial is angled to appeal to kids and mentally inferior folks, attempting to trick them into thinking they will be able to perform advanced “magic” tricks “out of the box”, and the wordage in the commercial alludes to this.

    Yes, the fact is that it’s a contact juggling ball, and that is a skill that takes time and practice to acquire. No, people aren’t stupid for not knowing that, the commercial does not convey this because no one would buy a “acrylic contact juggling ball that takes hundreds of hours to master”. Hence the fraud, hence the scam.

    People who get duped by liars aren’t all necessarily stupid. Try being a little nicer to one another. You’ll have a better life.

    • JennWalsh says:

      What a scam. I didn’t even confirm the order and I was billed. I was just looking to see what the P/H fee was and had to enter credit card number. Zap! I am livid and will press this til the end to get a full refund. I wanted to show my granddaughter the cost and how it is inflated to attract simple minded, dim witted people and run by greedy liars. Anyone else get duped?

      • scambuyer says:

        Call the phone number right away and request cancelling your order. I ordered last Sunday, and the order wrongly included 2 balls when I only ordered 1, plus a $10 shipping fee. Total: $54!! I called and cancelled the order with no problem.

      • HrB says:

        Why on *earth* would you give your credit card number to some place that you had already decided was greedy and a scam? What else did you think scammers would do with it, besides scam you?

    • lmfao says:

      @Truth: I really can’t disagree with most of what you say in your post. It is very well-put, however, what separates you and me from the person that cannot see from the commercial that the ball is not going to work, as the ad makes it look, “out of the box”? I am not in advertising and I myself could see the “too good to be true” aspect immediately, which is the whole reason I stumbled across this page in the first place. So what then separates us if not stupidity? What do you call that then, that aspect of a person’s brain that lets them watch the ad and makes it so that red flags do not immediately start waving left and right? I am not trying to be ‘rude’ to anyone; in all honesty, I do not really understand why the fact that I could see it was not ‘magic’ and others cannot irritates me so much. I can see how a child would not know better, but of course children aren’t the ones actually making these purchases.

  214. Snoop says:

    All you need is a baseball people. I learned that stuff sitting on the porch with a baseball when I was a little guy. You can buy a ball much cheaper and do the same exact thing. I did enjoy reading the reviews from the people who bought this ball.

  215. C.J.O. says:

    Here is a bit of an explanation of the Fushigi Ball and Contact Juggling http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AqEaafFDuz0

  216. Hellcats75 says:

    I received my “amazing gravity balls” today. Pretty cool but after reading all these comments on the product I realize I could have saved lots of money. I did try to do as the video instructed, but all I did was drop it a thousand times. I’ll keep trying because I really would like to learn how to do this. I bought three. Two with the silver ball inside and one glow in the dark one. The thing is, I only ordered one. So yep they got me. They charged my card $90.00. Crazy. Money could have been put to better use.

    • JennWalsh says:

      send it back for a refund! I bet you didn’t get a confirmation did you? I plan to deny delivery and get my money I didn’t authorize, refunded! Evil scam

  217. Steve says:

    Great! I bought a stupid ball for $20! My 6 year old son put it best . . . “Daddy, they are liars…” That pretty much sums it up…

    Don’t buy it!

    I would hire the guy on the video for a birthday party because it would be cheaper to pay him a few hundred dollars than to spend the next year of my life dedicated to learning this stupid juggling act!

    • Chad says:

      Hey dude do you realize that your son is six years old, if you actually read the ad than you would know that it says “recommended for ages 12 and up”. Also doesn’t everyone know that if you want to learn something that you need to work at it and keep working.

      • Nobody. says:

        Well put, lol.

      • Ai C. says:

        Items that say “For age 12 and up” always say that because they do not want to spend many thousand of dollar for the Government to take a very long time testing for lead just so that they can put “For all ages” on the commercial. Although this necessarily mean it have lead in it, but it also doesn’t mean it is not safe for younger.

    • Artie says:

      I got “ripped off” by the guy at the music store…..he didn’t tell me that it would take me hours of practice to play as well as VanHalen…..I guess anyone selling a product should explain that if you are too lazy to put in the time to use the product, you shouldn’t buy it.

      • Erv says:

        Hahahaha!

        • Chris says:

          I find it hard to believe the guy at the music store said “buy this drum set and you’ll be awesome” the commercial doesn’t say you need to practice it says “Fushigi defies gravity” that means the ball floats and will stick to your arm.

          • lmfao says:

            At risk of stating the obvious thing that so many people seem to be missing here: it is impossible for any object to ‘defy gravity’!! We learn this young, and we know this… and yet… What I once found rather amusing has now turned into a serious question: when people buy into this fushigi ‘scam’ what on earth does everybody think the ball does?

      • lmfao says:

        That’s messed up because the same thing happened to me when I bought my guitar except I bought mine online so I want to go straight to the corporation! Do you have Fender’s contact info. ’cause I want to hit up their site next. How come the guitar does not play itself? SCAM!

  218. Julia says:

    Well, it does look pretty cool…..I really wanna order it…..does anyone have it and wants to tell me if its any good? I really wanna know if its just junk or really awesome…..thanks

    • Josh says:

      It dose work it’s not magic there tricks you learn you don’t learn in 1 day it takes time but it’s really worth it. It’s fun it’s worth it when you are bored and need something to past the time. If I was you I’ll get it I order 2 more it’s so worth the money!

      • ddking says:

        so its worth it cool but where do I buy it in stores? please reply

        • FootballBat says:

          I remember when I was a kid. It wasn’t that long ago and they even had sphere shaped objects they called balls. You could even get one out of one of those toy machines at the grocery store for about 25 cents. I understand this ball is clear. But, come one… If it intrigues you. Pick up the ball that the next door neighbor’s dog just dropped in your front yard for free. Then practice. Now you can juggle without spending $20 + whatever, on a ball that has a fancy name, but just rolls like those older ones we used to call a BALL!

    • save your money says:

      Save your money other then the fact it looks cool, it is a scam, like most other tv scams once they have your money that’s it. They have a very poor return policy and they set it up just to cost you more money. I am sure you could spend less money for something your sure to have more fun out of.

  219. Joe dirrt says:

    I ordered mine 30 days ago and I still have not received it. How long did it take for you all.

    • bill says:

      I have waited almost two months… I bet this whole thing doesn’t even work

    • shine says:

      I got mine yesterday. it says it shipped on the 26th of June and we got it on the 27th of July. Ours was back-ordered and it took forever. The actual fushigi is nothing more than a ball. It has no magical properties and is hard to manipulate and the tricks you see are done by professionals. I am very upset

  220. Kane says:

    Can someone suggest me a better Fushigi alternative? I was interested in this ball but decided not to go for this after reading all these negative reviews.

    • Josh says:

      Don’t listen to people the Fushigi ball is awesome it’s not magic there just tricks you learn, it’s really fun if u gonna order it do it now because it takes 2-3 weeks too come but it’s worth the money , shipping is $7. It’s really cool and it awesome!

      • Josh Fushigi says:

        Josh must work for the fushigi people. All it is, is a ball. Why would you pay $20 for a damn ball?

      • Terry says:

        lol, don’t listen to them, yeah that’s funny. I am in the line amongst others that have been waiting. I have the receipt and it’s well over 2-3 weeks. You order online and they throw a bunch of spam offers in your face just to get to where you can actually pay for the thing.

      • Ben says:

        Don’t listen to Josh he is a paid by Fushigi to counter your negative reviews and convince people that it is worth the price (plush s&h). You won’t find a positive review by someone other than him! Wait a couple of months and they will be available in stores where you can actually inspect it before you buy it.

        • Drake says:

          I am not a Fushigi worker but I will attest that the fushigi is not a bad ball. There are other contact juggling balls out there that might be cheaper but the fushigi ball is not a bad ball. Don’t listen to the negative reviews. CONTACT JUGGLING IS A VERY HARD SKILL TO MASTER… I have had my fushigi ball for 3 days now and I love it. Its just as good if not better than any other contact juggling ball. SO LOOK PEOPLE, THE BALL IS NOT THE PROBLEM… ITS THE PEOPLE!! again contact juggling is very hard to do so dont be easily discouraged, just practice practice practice.

          • Fushigi'd says:

            I don’t think the Fushigi Ball is the problem, either. I think it’s the advertisement that is somewhat misleading. Nowhere does it say it’s a hard skill to master, takes a long time and lots of practice, etc, etc. It makes it sound like one will be performing cool tricks right out of the box. BTW, I think Josh is the “Mr. Sensitivity-Pony-Tail-Guy” from the commercial.

          • Krystof says:

            @ Drake:

            I got the Fushigi ball as a gift for my b-day, other than the fact that it looks cool, it’s only a ball. I threw it away and started using a lacrosse ball. NOT WORTH $20, my aunt, the one who got it for me, wasted a month getting a refund.

        • Cyrus says:

          I love the Fushigi Ball, I am 14 and it is awesome, I just got it yesterday and waited forever

          • Matt says:

            I like how all the people are saying this ball is worth the 20 dollars when it really isn’t. All you really need is a ball about the same size like a baseball or tennis ball that I bet most of you people have in your homes. So instead of wasting about 20 dollars of your cash on this scam of a ball just use a baseball or tennis ball or something, you will get the SAME RESULTS.

      • save urmoney says:

        Yeah Josh must be getting paid, just read all the others, anyone can see this is a scam to get $20 out of a ball, for real I got sucked in because of the tv ad but after three weeks and many phone calls I got taken for this junk, they make it out to be so cool however its just another tv scam.

        • Chris says:

          OK, I did some research. It is a hollow acrylic ball. There is no doubt that it looks cool. However, if you want to learn contact juggling, then practice with other cheaper balls before you drop $20 on this shiny ball. You can buy a tube of Tennis Balls at your local Wal-Mart for $3.00.

          Anyway, juggling is like any other skill. You have to practice in order to get good at it.

  221. CidKid says:

    This Fushigi Ball falls into the realm of CONTACT JUGGLING… youtube that search string and you’ll see some AMAZING people who have practiced long and hard to make it ‘float.’

    I’ve been juggling for a year now and I can tell you that this ball is a very cool ball. Contact balls come in all shapes, colors and sizes and $20 for a clear acrylic ball is pretty standard. You’ll actually pay more at most online juggling stores. This one has a metal ball within the acrylic, which is very unique. I have a 3″ metal ball, blue ball, sparkle ball, clear ball, glow in the dark, and some smaller ones for multiple ball tricks.

    Remember, this is JUGGLING, so like all other forms of juggling, it takes A LOT OF PRACTICE!

    And, with the instructional DVD and the carrying pouch… this is far from a rip off. I’ll be ordering mine soon.

    • what? says:

      you said you’ve been doing it for a year, and then you said that you hadn’t ordered it yet; quote”I’ll be ordering mine soon.” um yeah you sure have done it for a year

      • IdiotWatch says:

        If you would have paid attention to his comment, he says he has been “juggling for a year now,” but he never said that he used the ball from the commercial. Balls such as these have been around for a while now. The only difference with this ball is that a company is trying to bring these balls to a wider audience. Don’t make yourself look like an idiot. Next time you call someone out and quote them, take the time to read and UNDERSTAND what it is that they’re trying to say…

      • Ben says:

        He said he has been contact juggling for a year. (Perhaps you have not been reading for a year) CidKid also says that he has similar contact balls which he found at online juggling stores. You might want to re-read the review before you criticize it. However if you read as poorly as you write I understand your problem.

      • re-what? says:

        hey, he said that he has been juggling for a year. NOT doing the Fushigi

        • not huying it says:

          Ha somebody did get owned, lol. Dude juggles and says he has other um products to do this with. Haha, pay attention! As for this fushigi, I’ll use my kids baseball like I did when I learned this art when I was a kid. I saw this commercial and immediately got out the baseball to use. My kids crack up at the commercial when they know it can be done without a fushigi ball. Ever watch the Harlem Globetrotters? They use basketballs!

        • iseldoff says:

          Dude… what you call “doing fushigi” is really called contact juggling. That’s another bad thing about this ad they try and market the art of contact juggling as the art of fushgi. Contact juggling or “cj” has been around since the early 80s. The movements there doing in the ad are in actuality contact juggling moves. There is no such thing as “doing fushigi”

  222. WHY? says:

    WHO IN THE WORLD WOULD ORDER THAT CRAP! its the most retarded thing ever. they should call the fushigi ball the drop on your foot and break your toe ball! I mean the SNUGGIE is better than that!!!

  223. cheyenne says:

    People need to STOP cussing and calling people BRAIN-DEAD and RETARDED! STOP!

  224. Starr101 says:

    I don’t no if it works or not cause I don’t have one but really what idiot would buy one after reading all the bad reviews. I wanna get one just find out if it works or not cause some say Fushigi Ball does and some say it doesn’t! Confused :(

    • SEACHEL!! says:

      “I don’t have one but really what idiot would buy one after reading all the bad reviews” You say this and then say “I wanna get one just find out if it works”

      Umm….So you say what idiot would get this? I’m going to get one? That is really dumb…I’m sure it works like any other ball will, so instead of getting one and insulting you self because remember “What idiot would buy one” and if u but one…then you will be calling yourself an idiot…..So Before insulting yourself, buy a baseball!

  225. Jonny McFakename says:

    If you were dumb enough to buy this product:
    Break your TV, disconnect your internet,hide your credit card, and GO BACK TO SCHOOL, you’re 3rd grade education OBVIOUSLY isn’t working out so well for you in life.

    If you didn’t buy this 20$ hunk of crap:
    Good job you successfully figured out it was a scam and obviously a very very stupid purchase that 20$ had many more important things to go to and you figured it out. Good job.

    • Peter says:

      I find it ironic that you spelled ‘your’ wrong. It’s ironic because the difference between your and you’re was taught in 3rd grade. You’re dumb. See? That’s proper usage of the word ‘you’re’.

      • Heather says:

        This is great. Your vs. You’re. Conjunction junction…wasn’t that a song? And yes I believe it was in 3rd grade. Two, too, to, they’re, there, their. Great call “peter”. Think I’ll wait for this fushigi ball to show up at Walmart in the “as seen on TV” section so my 8 yr old can SEE that it’s not what they make it to be as far as ease of use.

      • no says:

        or maybe he just wasn’t paying attention to what he was typing and he didn’t notice

      • Ben says:

        It was not ironic, interesting and funny maybe, but not ironic. Perhaps you too should go back to school. Irony is when an act has the opposite effect of what said act was intended to accomplish. Irony/ironic is one of the most misused terms in the English language.

    • Duzell says:

      You should have realized when you bought it that it would take PRACTICE. It’s contact juggling, didn’t you even see the movie Labyrinth? It’s not easy, but it’s an awesome skill. I wish I had it by my hands and reflexes aren’t good enough.

      The people who bought this thinking they’d be able to do everything you see in the commercial are gullible idiots. That does not make it a bad product. That makes you stupid and lazy. They didn’t lie.

    • Amie says:

      I also think it’s ironic that you’re talking about my 3rd grade education when your punctuation sucks, and the fact that you wrote $20 like this 20$, seriously, have you ever seen is written like that!?

      • StoptheImmaturity says:

        Ha. But no but really… it’s not necessary to attack each other verbally. We’re on a reviews section for an “as-seen-on-TV” acrylic sphere – it’s not really becoming of you all to be so bitter and defensive.

        • bubba says:

          Your so nice

          • save your money says:

            well put, fact is its a tv ad – just think about it. I wish I would have taken the time to read more about it, cause if your not a pro. You will feel like you have been taken, however if you are still not sure and you think its worth many many hours of your time to learn how to do what they do on tv, then check out eBay I am selling mine for half the price and I am sure you will find many others doing the same.

    • Austin says:

      First off some people are actually interested in contact juggling like me and I searched around and Fushigi Ball is pretty cheap for the sport. Also the online order is a bit unfair and confusing, but if you read clearly and look at the final price you’re okay. Lastly call them I’ve had a couple people tell me it is a much better to call in your order.

  226. Trillian says:

    I have a Fushigi, it’s awesome.

    Also, everyone: Learn to spell, and brush up on your grammar. I can barely understand what any of you are saying.

  227. grandwazoo says:

    wow I just got mine. It must be broken. it keeps falling off my arm, maybe the batteries are dead. I’ve been using mine to drop on insects – it works good for that, but if I drop it from too high it makes marks on the ball. If you really want to hit a bug it takes skill you really have to Practice your aim. one time I missed and it hit my foot and it hurt. And I needed therapy I Guess that’s what they mean by therapeutic…………Come on get a Clue it is not Magic. it is not Square. it is a Acrylic Ball that you have to Manipulate. if you take the time you might Learn how to do some tricks. but it is a Acrylic Ball that has no Magical or Mystical Powers. Geez Guy’s

    Wait I Gotta Go there is a guy Selling a magic Frequency Bracelet and if I put it on I will be able to stand up and keep my Balance..

    • Shep Proudfoot says:

      Please have someone rewrite that for you without the bizarre Random Capitalization. It was so annoying and distracting, I couldn’t even figure out what point you are trying to make.

      • Ben says:

        I have to get off of this page, I feel my brain being shrunk by reading all of your poor grammar, poor spelling, and poor punctuation. If this is any indication of our overall education in this country it is a very sad statement. Although I do feel way above average intelligence after reading these reviews. I will still wait to buy it in a store where I can see it first.

        • Tay says:

          If you want to get it in the store, you wont until a long while. It will most likely be sold at the mall in the concession stands.

        • tyler says:

          I think that it’s really funny that all of you think that you have to spend time arguing about a damn ball from T.V. Grow up, everyone! I mean, does it really matter? So what, you wasted twenty dollars. It’s not the end of the world. Also, apparently everyone that commented on spelling and punctuation lea very sad, uninteresting lives……. peace.

          • Danielle says:

            My Only Complaint about the fushigi ball, is I ordered 2 months ago, and still have not received it, tried to call for customer service and you cannot get any help at all, and also the website is very deceiving to use.

            It does not confirm the order, it takes you through 6 or 7 pages, of asking you about other things, and they put the no in a box where depending how you look at it, you cannot see it, I ended up trying to buy this 20.00 ball for my nephew’s birthday and it ended up costing me 77.00. And as of yes I have not received anything.

          • SEACHEL!! says:

            I think u mean lead….

        • Willa says:

          Yes, the U.S. spends more money on trying to sell children products than on the education of the people watching them. It’s pretty ridiculous. And sad.

          In the seventh grade I was in Advanced Language Arts. We were reading books (sixth grade level) and recording ‘thoughts’ like inferring, synthesizing (sorry if that’s spelled wrong, I’m super tired) what we’ve read, and what we ‘saw’ while reading. And half of the kids aren’t even bright. One guy was also in my Advanced Science, and his Science Fair Project was if magnets of the north and south poles of the Earth interact with a compass…? Really, people? Is this what we’ve come to?

    • Natalie says:

      LOVE IT! I need to get one of these amazing bug squashing balls LOL!

    • Tay says:

      Everyone knows it is not magic but your comment was hilarious.

  228. rick says:

    if it really is so easy to use, why is it that no one else in the tv ad can do anything with it…. just hold it …… you only see one or two guys doing anything.

  229. Charlie B says:

    I am not sure how this is considered a scam. It is obviously a clear/reflective ball meant to be used in a creative juggling manner to give the “illusion” of the ball floating. Nothing exciting or entertaining can be done without practice, thus it comes with an “Instructional DVD”.

    I agree with some of the posters that if you wait you will probably find this product in a local mega-mart of some sort for a cheaper price.

    All of the posts bashing the product are rather silly. Why would someone come to this site in the first place if they were not already interested in the product themselves, or bought it already thinking it would fly around the room on it’s own accord shooting lasers and meowing like a kitten, just to find out it was a clear ball, and they would actually have to use their brain and learn how to do tricks with it.

    The only thing I was curious of, was if the product actually had helium sealed within to make it a bit lighter and easier to manipulate, but it was obvious to me from the commercial that it did have weight and was being manipulated to give the illusion of it “floating”.

    It’s a clear acrylic ball with a mirrored center. Nothing more, nothing less, and I don’t feel the commercial misrepresents the product any more than a commercial selling magic tricks would. The commercial obviously entertained enough people, to cause them to entertain the idea of buying the product. I am sure if you bought one, and spent time practicing, you could entertain others just as the commercial entertained you.

    • Annoying guy says:

      Just so you know, adding helium won’t make it lighter. Helium has a weight. Just so you know.

      • Ben says:

        Annoying guy, your name is right, but you are wrong. Yes Helium does have weight, as do all forms of matter. However here on our planet we have an atmosphere (aprox. 79% Nitrogen, 19% Oxygen, the rest inert gasses) and Helium is lighter than our air, hence Helium filled balloons float, so any object filled with Helium will weigh less than it would filled with air. The Goodyear blimp weighs thousands of pounds but floats around the sky. So you are just as dumb as the rest of these people who can’t spell or punctuate properly, but you think that you are smart and are wrong about that also.

        • bubba says:

          You got him alright

        • lmfao says:

          @Ben

          Pick a random online forum and of course there will be no shortage of mistakes (of all kinds!), but what do you get from pointing them out? Perhaps this question makes me “dumb” in your eyes – if it’s not, God-forbid, some silly grammatical error I’ve made somewhere in this post – but what is it about trying to hurt other people that makes you feel better about yourself?

    • Andrea says:

      Actually I was never interested in buying this Fushigi Ball, I just wanted to see what it was about. Now I know it’s a fake product and I can tell everyone I know.

  230. monkeynut says:

    I ordered mine and after reading these Fushigi Ball review it sounds like BS so I am just gonna cancel this piece of crap!

  231. Mike says:

    Are you all brain dead? You are actually going to spend $20 on a clear acrylic ball that really does nothing? Well I have some swamp land to sell you.

    • Annoying guy says:

      You know Walt Disney purchased swamp land in Florida for a very low price and turned it into Disney world. Just so you know, swamp land doesn’t have to be bad. Maybe you should hold onto it.

    • Duzell says:

      As an actual contact Juggler has said (and not some idiot hick) most balls for learning to contact juggle are more expensive than that. So if you want to learn how to do it, it’s not a waste. People like you are so damn lazy, you can’t magically gain a skill and do cool stuff like that. It takes WORK, PATIENCE and brain power.

  232. Daniel says:

    It also comes with a pouch!

  233. Brittany says:

    This is, if you really want this Fushigi Ball and have patience, I’d say wait till it appears at Walgreens or Walmart. Nine times out of ten a product that is on tv will be at one of those two places at some time or another. Then you don’t have to worry about waiting after paying for your product or wondering if it was worth buying.

    The good thing about waiting for it, is that if you don’t like it, you can immediately return it to the store and get your money back and get something that is worth your money. Just thought I’d get this out there. I’ve never bought any of the infomercial stuff because I noticed this little pattern. Saves me the hassle of paying a shipping and handling fee and if the store is having a sale BOOM. You get it LOADS cheaper than on tv. It looks like a fun product but not worth whatever they are selling it for.
    Also I do think its a bit to hyped up.

  234. Josh says:

    As a general rule of thumb, if its on TV after midnight I don’t buy it. They aren’t technically scams, but they are as close to one as you legally can get.

    • ContactBungler says:

      I tried contact juggling at a Renaissance Fair once. Unless you are incredibly patient, persistent, and talented, you will quit after about 30 minutes and wish you had your money back. This is like someone saying, “Become an incredible sculptor! Just buy our hammer and chisel and after watching our video you too will be carving museum-quality statues!”

      Is that really all it takes? A ball and a video? As someone who has tried contact juggling with a live instructor, I can honestly answer, “No!”

      • Im2501 says:

        out of all the posts up here I have to say I was impressed with your analogy the most! “Become an incredible sculptor! Just buy our hammer and chisel and after watching our video you too will be carving museum-quality statues!”

        I can’t believe all the people up here arguing about if it’s a rip off or not..no… it’s a ball… if you want to learn contact juggling and need a $20 dollar acrylic ball to do it.. this is obviously for you..
        If you don’t want to spend $20 bucks and learn {key word learn} a new skill.. pass.

        I was impressed with the commercial and wanted to learn more.
        thanks to people like you with intelligent and to the point posts.. I’ve realized I’m one of the “passes” on this one.. I’ll just be content watching the vid’s out on the net.. there truly are some VERY talented people out there!! thanks gain!

  235. Ashamed says:

    Are you all serious? Not only is this Fushigi Ball just a ripoff of contact juggling, its not even as entertaining, skillful, or impressive as contact juggling. And not to claim I’m better in any way than anyone, but do ANY of you actually see an illusion or act of magic when using or watching these things? Because in order to be amazed or even give a crap about this ball, you would have to have been intrigued by an illusion or something mystical within the advertisement. I ask because this in no way creates an illusion or anything to my eyes, nor is ANY of it mysterious. There is only ONE reason this is even worth the thought that went into it, and that’s for therapeutic reasons (WHICH YOU CAN GET FROM ALMOST ANY SPHERE THAT FITS INTO YOUR PALM). This is an extremely primitive product and if someone gave this to me now, let alone as a kid, I would be required through honesty to tell them it was a bad gift and let them keep it or sell it because 27 dollar bills would actually be MORE entertaining and mystical without even spending it.

  236. jordan says:

    The Fushigi Ball company is a fraud! They don’t ship anything and they charge you! can’t get hold of anyone and the freaks that do call you “regarding your order” want to sell more crap! don’t order from fushigi

  237. handfullofballs says:

    Wow your all buying into the hype caused by a stupid ball take your self away from your computer screens and bash your head into the nearest wall. Remember Pokemon? Yea that was a fad and Nickelodeon Gak? What about snap bracelets and all those Magic eight balls where did they all end up in the end? Closet, trash, broken, lodged in neighbor kids skulls? If you want a ball to play with go pick up a baseball and spray-paint it silver you’ll be just as cool as the rest of the jugglers and street carni’s of the world…Fushigi Ball = Epic Fail

    • TERRY says:

      To all you people, an acrylic ball can not defy gravity, it will drop to the floor like a rock and probably crack! It’s all an illusion! If you want to play with gravity, go get your self some helium and some balloon’s!

    • amanda says:

      you’re annoying to even write on this hand-full of balls, you need to get a life and smash your head into a wall sorry some people are actually curious how physics plays into this ball and interested in the concept behind it. You’re annoying and you demise yourself for going to this site just to bash people

      • Annoying guy says:

        Wait… Why would he get a life AND bash his head into a wall? Wouldn’t that defeat the purpose of getting a life? Also, demise isn’t a verb.

        • Adam Mada says:

          I have had enough of “Annoying guy’s” responses to random “errors” and therefore will stop responding to his actions. I see my cause is near-useless, he won’t see them and people probably won’t care that I am defending them. Am I really all that different from who ever he/she is? Do people even care? Why don’t I just review the product?

    • gypsy2586 says:

      Contact juggling has been around for a while (Since the Labyrinth. . .ever seen that movie? The guy that did the “crystal” thing was the man who pretty much invented modern contact juggling, Michael Moschen). The balls that are used are a certain type, which means you can’t use just any ball. They have to be a certain weight and certain sizes or it won’t work. Since they’re sort of a specialty item, they can be expensive. About $20 a ball. So the price for the Fushigi Ball one is about right. While I haven’t used their kind, I have used others. It’s a lot of fun and down right hypnotic, especially if you have more than one going at a time. The way I see it, at least this company is opening up contact juggling to a bigger market. I think that’s a wonderful thing. It’s something that’s escaped the attention of most people, and it shouldn’t have.

  238. Daniel says:

    I got my Fushigi Ball today from amazon, it took 4 days to come in the mail, its not fake. My other Fushigi Ball got a back-ordered and I got so obsessed that I ordered one from amazon! which took 4 days to come.

    P.S. ITS NOT A FAKE, ITS A AWESOME

  239. jo d says:

    Fushigi Ball is awesome, I got mine in just 9 days. I say order one if your starting out as a contact juggle.
    ps I am one

    • ummmm says:

      how did you order it? and how much was it? because I just ordered one by phone, and they said it was $70! and I don’t think it’s coming!

  240. Prank Call of Cthulhu says:

    So basically if you bought one of these, you just paid $27 for a plastic ball and a DVD of information you could have gotten off of YouTube.

    Congratulations, you’re a moron.

    • Claire Marisa Toomey says:

      stop making fun of fushigi it looks cool so I’ll get it

    • truth says:

      Funny but true…

      IF THESE PEOPLE GO READ ONLINE THEY WOULD SEE ITS NOT WORTH IT!

      Just like the stupid snuggie blanket -.-

      • Practical says:

        At least you know what you’re getting with a snuggie. They’re even useful sometimes, unlike this lame ass ball that I just got in the mail…TOTAL CRAP!!!!

        • lmfao says:

          Actually, I have to disagree about the Snuggie thing. I know they’ve come out with new commercials since then, but in the first Snuggie commercial I saw, they never showed any of the people’s backs which lead to my making the assumption that the Snuggie had a back. The ex and I got them for each other as gag gifts last Christmas then laughed to discover they’re basically just bathrobes you put on backwards.

          To us it was just funny but after talking to other friends/family, I learned that they too had mistakenly expected that the Snuggie had a back. I’m not saying that some people can’t like the thing – and I don’t even know if that early commercial was *deliberately* misleading – but I do know that I (and a handful of others that I know) did not know what we were getting when we bought our Snuggies.

      • peace says:

        dude snuggies are awesome….

      • trigger says:

        truth:
        If you don’t have one yourself you can’t give a proper review. You have got to be retarded. Why do you bother voicing your opinion? your digressing society.

        • Failure says:

          And “you’re” “Disgracing” society with poor grammar and spelling so BOOM. And who cares about what people think about this ball. Come on. If you are into it, then cool. If not, then move on and get over it. It is a 27 dollar ball. No need to troll or try to convince anyone of anything. I just don’t have money to spend on a ball. I prefer to go see Slayer in December.
          Pieces out

        • rico says:

          Isn’t a snuggie pretty much a robe worn backwards?

          • SEACHEL!! says:

            Yes, it is a backwards robe…I made my own out of my old robe.. It was actually really easy, I just put it on backwards.

          • lmfao says:

            Yes! I didn’t see this before I wrote my other post (above?) but that is more or less what I think of it as, the downside being that it doesn’t have anything to tie it shut.

      • Ray says:

        Hey, if it is comparable to the snuggie then it must be ok, we got snuggies and Love Them! To each there own!

      • jenni says:

        exactly I can just get a long coat and wear it backwards

  241. randomdude says:

    yeah I ordered mine a very very long time ago it looks really cool and it doesn’t look like a scam so yeah whoever said they got the slowest shipping available is right so yeah

  242. Gary Newberry says:

    If it is imported I will not get it because that will be another junky American economy wrecker brought into America.

  243. Allen Young says:

    I think the Fushigi commercial would be more entertaining than the gravity ball itself! If you look CLOSELY (and it goes by in a half second) there’s a split screen of a very young child on the left holding the ball in the palm of his hand (it’s NOT moving) and on the right side is an elderly woman who is simply throwing the ball straight up in the air and catching it. The text on the screen says “First time users”. Yeah, but they’re only HOLDING it or THROWING IT UP in the air! One girl in the video says “It’s AMAZING!” and shows here simply HOLDING the ball between her fingers. Just examine the video closely and you will see that the majority of the people appear to be holding the ball in some manner. Hey, I can do the same thing with my Magical Mystical Pencil laying here on my desk. GEEZE!!! Just another piece of CRAP that some marketing people want to push. If you ever receive it, that is. Better use for it would be as a paperweight once you get tired of using it (within an hour or so, I would imagine).

  244. Ice Man says:

    Received my fushigi contact juggling ball today. I have a few complaints.

    First of all it took almost two months to get it, ridiculous. The fushigi ball has an outer clear acrylic ball with a large silver one inside about a 1/2 inch from the surface. The silver ball inside the acrylic ball is not evenly centered, off to one side. Third, the silver ball is slightly warped on the its surface. One of the main components of contact juggling is to appear like the ball is floating. To achieve this, there are should be no marking or indicators on the ball to show that it is moving. The warped surface of the inside ball reduces this effect. There is one good point to it, it is the instructional video. There are many tricks they you how to do and good explanations on how to do them.

  245. lawrens godon says:

    For real contact juggling: contactjuggling.org
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yT_p7eRLppY

  246. Marleen says:

    I am so glad I found this site for Fushigi Ball reviews. My 8 year old son was all excited about this product. He’s been begging for me to buys this. But if you order the product and can’t get it. That would be a huge disappointment for my son. So I am going to wait for Walgreens to get it in.

  247. Aubrey says:

    Hi people.. I have a way for you to track your orders. its super easy! just go to http://www.ideavillage.com/orderstatus and in the box select Fushigi. then you will go to this page with a few options of tracking your order. choose the middle one and do what it says. so enter your first name, or parents (whoever ordered it for you enter their first and last name). then enter your zip-code, (or whosoever zip-code that ordered it for you). then press submit! and then there you go, you can see the status of your order! when on that page you can also click on the tracking number and then you can track your order on the FedEx website! so there you go

  248. Julie Glassco says:

    I ordered this stupid ball for my son 3 weeks ago for his birthday that is this Saturday. The online web site said it would take 2-3 weeks to arrive. It didn’t come today so I called the customer service number. I got what sounded like a 16 year old kid on the phone who was little to no help but told me that the computer messed up the processing of my order, now their back logged and that it may take another 2-3 weeks to be delivered. I was PISSED! I’ve already waited 3 weeks, they’ve already charged me and now in order to get my money back so I can buy my son another present for his birthday, I have to print out my bank statement showing the money was taken out and fax it to them for proof. Are you kidding me? Horrible customer service, and I’m very upset.

    • Julie Glassco says:

      And by the way, I canceled my order. I would recommend to EVERYONE NOT TO BUY THEIR PRODUCT!

      • Wait says:

        I have been waiting for about 2 months and it’s gonna come in 5 days still the company pays for the slowest shipping possible.

        • smiley says:

          I think they pay for the slowest possible to save money. They must be smart enough to know that many people won’t pay for a ball with, as Ice Man put it, “an outer clear acrylic ball” that apparently is magic. I thought it was a scam the moment I saw the commercial, and even though some people say I shouldn’t be saying anything bad about it since I don’t have it, I still think: with extremely slow shipping and a ‘magic’ ball that takes forever to master, I say don’t waste $27 or more on it. You could spend on better stuff like charity or, I dunno, FOOD!

          • Terry says:

            Save your money, it is somewhat of a scam. You go to the website and order it and then when you try to pay for it, your shoved with other offers forcing you to be very careful to what your clicking on. Even after I placed my order and got the receipt emailed, It says allow 2-3 weeks or I can click on a link and get free shipping. Hmmm, I paid for it, got the receipt and now have a link to get free shipping. I know this site has folks that probably support these guys so I am taking it up with the BBB. Fussing on this site won’t do anything but help with venting frustration. Looking at the problems on this site, not to mention the others… Someone needs to look at their business model. It reminds me of the free xbox commercial lol. Think about it, if you have ordered one, they are getting your information and credit card. Just like all the other big woops going on, your info has ended up in the hands of a third party by some mysterious circumstance, awww sorry we had accidentally released your info to 200 sales departments, we’re sorry. (NOT!)

  249. Will says:

    okay so what is it anyway? I don’t see any illusion when I watch it

  250. Daniel says:

    will it rake if you drop it?

      • Ryan Mellors says:

        It certainly will! Acrylic and polycarbonate balls are fairly strong, but certainly not invincible. Traditionally, these clear balls are only used by experienced jugglers because dropping them WILL SCRATCH OR CHIP the surface of the ball.

        Even worse, learning the skill requires a LOT of dropping the ball. Fushigi balls are like little heavy cannon-balls that go flying across the room every few minutes and usually have a radar for hunting down cups of tea, televisions or computer monitors, cats or dogs, windows, anything breakable.

        God forbid any child should ever throw the ball at another child. There you have the potential for serious injury.

    • matt says:

      No, it won’t rake. It’s not a rake, it’s a ball.

        • SEACHEL!! says:

          I have really enjoyed reading this. I got up and was bored, gonna facebook (i know my life is boring) And then I saw the commercial and thought, that looks like a contact juggling ball. What Fushigi? I googled and found this. Its hilarious!

  251. do1needthis? says:

    The thing comes in a SQUARE package. I came to this site to find-out if the FUSHIGI is really an acrylic ball inside of a clear SQUARE, but it seems that nobody has received it yet? Is the darn thing SQUARE?, or not? that’s all I want to know. And IF it is, I think that all of you people telling people to buy an “ordinary” contact juggling ball, should erase your messages-ay? The fact is that no one has received the product known as FUSHIGI, so how can anyone say what the darn thing is? IF anybody EVER gets one, will you please let us know what the real deal is?

  252. Adam says:

    I just wanna say, that if you guys go to the fushigi ball website, it clearly tells you what it is and how to use it. It even tells you that its all just contact juggling. The only arguable thing about them is how easy they say it is. Now, with no personal experience with contact juggling, I can’t say myself how easy or how hard it is. But I’ll say this, if you would like to pick up the art of contact juggling, then a Fushigi Ball doesn’t seem like a bad way to start. Or you can go on some other website and find some other ball. Personally, I am undecided. Contact juggling seems pretty fun, but seems somewhat difficult. Even if its not really some magic ball that’s super duper easy, I would be willing to put time into mastering it and learning it, even if it takes long.

    So yeah, check the site FAQs.

    • Dave says:

      I looked up contact juggling balls on Google and found prices ranging from just over $11.00US to over $50.00US depending on what type you choose. They have clear, colored, UV responsive, and even flashing ones. The sizes range from about 2 inches to 4 inches, some even larger (jumbo). It would be advisable for anyone who has an interest (like me) to try to be smarter consumers and look up information on anything you see in any type of advertisement so that you can make an informed decision before you spend your hard-earned money. Seriously, do you always buy the first car you see? The first house? The orange on the top of the pile? NO, you don’t. Apply that same choosiness when you see some “new” product. Anyone who buys anything at first blush should write letters of apology to Ralph Nader and Clark Howard.

  253. Wait says:

    How long does this take I ordered 3 and a half weeks ago and still is processing.

  254. bob says:

    awesome n spose

  255. Informed Consumer says:

    Fushigi Defined
    In Japanese, Fushigi = a wonder, a miracle, strange, a mystery, a marvel.

    The Fushigi Ball commercial shows well known contact juggling techniques. The ball itself looks somewhat larger than a standard contact juggling acrylic, and has a reflective interior.

    Contact Juggling = manipulating or moving an object in a startling, impressive or entertaining way while keeping it in contact with the body.

    Contact juggling has been around for centuries in one form or another. Michael Moschen is a foremost practitioner of the art and was (I believe) the man behind David Bowie in the movie Labyrinth who actually made the ball appear to float on his hand. But the Harlem Globe Trotters were doing contact juggling with basketballs decades before Labyrinth was even filmed. As a child I recall seeing people manipulate baseballs and softballs by rolling them around the back of their hands. More recently you may have seen pen spinning become popular. And lets not forget baton twirlers, hula hoopers, Hawaiian fire spinners, pin/club spinners (really obscure and not the same as pen spinning), and card flourishes like those of Dan & Dave Buck. Those all contain elements of contact juggling too.

    How would I know?
    I taught myself to (toss) juggle 30 years ago in a friend’s backyard with old billiard balls. It took me about 2 weeks to get the basics, then I bought the Klutz books and other equipment when ever I could find it. When Labyrinth came out a friend asked me if it was real or just special effects? Could I do it? I didn’t know anything about it, having never seen the movie but I got a croquet ball and gave it a try. About two weeks later I could demonstrate simple manipulations and then began researching and buying books on contact juggling. I now own a wide variety of contact juggling equipment including acrylics, and continue to study multiple juggling arts.

    So what is new Fushigi?
    Simple contact juggling acrylic balls are actually optical lenses and at certain angles in direct sunlight you can burn your hand just by holding the ball still. I’ve burned myself once or twice doing this. (Look up how heliographs work). Putting a reflective center in the ball eliminates the risk of burning yourself or someone else, not to mention the risk of fires. So this is probably a legal/insurance/regulatory innovation. The reflective center can also add the illusion that the center is hovering inside the plastic exterior so you can claim it was to make it look cool (I know I’m a cynic).

    Why do they call it Fushigi?
    Contact juggling probably originated in Asia. I’ve no direct proof except to say that the first examples of contact juggling I recall seeing (pens, umbrellas, tables, staves, etc) were all done by Asians. So why not give this product a cool sounding cool meaning Asian name? It’s just good marketing.

    Is it a scam?
    Their TV add is at best misleading and at worst down right deceptive. It makes it seem like this is a brand new idea from mysterious Asia. I’m surprised there wasn’t a guy with a headset microphone and a British accent doing the voice-over. It looks simple, easy, automatic, and the result of some strange new technology contained in the center of the ball. This is all hype and gimic to get you excited to buy. Don’t let the flashy commercial manipulate you.

    In REALITY
    This is NOT NEW.
    This is NOT AUTOMATIC, like the YoMega or the Air Hogs Vectron Wave.
    This REQUIRES PRACTICE.
    There is NO TECHNOLOGY, just you and a pretty ball.
    It DOES NOT DEFY GRAVITY you have to move the ball for yourself.
    $20.00 is a lot to pay for a toy you have to wait weeks to get, and need to practice and learn before you can really enjoy it.

    It does come (per the previous posts above) with a DVD (real value $2.50 for the plastic disk or less since they probably are buying them at huge volumes). If the center is more dense that the plastic it may have some unique balance properties due to inertia and leverage (but I doubt it or they would have played that up in the commercial). 7-10 business days is the equivalent of two weeks of calendar days, but is an average since the USPS is not as reliable as FedEx. So, 4-6 weeks is a possible wait time. I know because I’ve worked for companies that give 7-10 business days as a mail delivery expectation. And no, I do not work for the people who are selling Fushigi.

    Advice:
    Wait. You would have to wait for delivery anyway right? In the mean time search the internet for contact juggling resources, especially online instructions. Buy a cheap (non acrylic) substitute and see if you or your child can muster the discipline and time to learn some of the basic contact juggling techniques. Don’t buy an acrylic until you have some basic skill. If you drop an acrylic IT WILL SCRATCH! The illusion works because you can’t see the surface of the ball moving, so it looks like the ball is standing still in mid air. Once the ball is scratched or marked in any way the illusion is destroyed. Go ahead and buy Fushigi ONLY if you get really interested in the hobby. By the time you get through with all that, the Fushigi will probably be available in Walgreens and you won’t need to pay shipping and handling or wait weeks before you can see or hold your purchase in your hand. You will know who charged your credit card and have direct contact with real people at a brick and mortar store in case you have any problems or complaints.

    • Informed Consumer says:

      One Caveat:
      On reviewing the Fushigi Ball video again I realized there is NO REFLECTIVE CENTER! what does this mean? Well for one thing it makes Fushigi NO DIFFERENT than any other acrylic contact juggling ball. There is NOTHING NEW HERE AT ALL!

      Revised Advice
      Don’t Buy it. There are a lot of other resources that will cost you less. You can learn most of the techniques just by watching or reading them online. What are you really paying for here? JUST A NAME.

  256. R Buntin says:

    The Fushigi ball is simply an acrylic sphere with smaller reflective sphere inside. Because of the reflection given off by the interior smaller ball an illusion is created that it is floating even when you are rolling it around on your arm or in your hands.

    The problem is that most observers figure it out quickly and the illusion dies. Don’t buy this for magic purposes, but instead it is relaxing to play with. If you want to impress friends with your abilities of illusion, your not going to beat Chris Angel, so forget about it. $20.00 is really too much for what you actually get, but if money is no object, then enjoy the toy.

  257. nobody says:

    Reading back through the pages it sounds like people are having a hard time contacting this company. If you google: “idea village fairfield nj” you will find a lot of info, including the name of the guy who owns ideavillage, the address, phone numbers, etc. It says they recently moved to wayne, so if you google: “idea village wayne nj” and scroll down you will see the address of their new home in Wayne, along with phone numbers.

  258. zak says:

    on tv they make it look like it has a gyroscope in it… is it just a ball? I would be pretty disappointed if I bought one and found out its just a ball

    • Raziel says:

      You can do this with “just a ball,” an apple or any object that is relativly round…. Its called contact juggling and I have been doing it for about 8 years now. Its just a ploy to rip you off and buy something that has already been out there for years…

  259. brightred says:

    I am going to wait until this Fushigi Ball comes out in the stores. Walgreens usually has these “Seen on TV” things soon after they come out. I have seen most everything come out at Walgreens or other stores not long after they are advertised on television.

    • TheRhelyc says:

      Very true! Great advice…between you and Raziel, folks can get the best information! Thanks!

    • Melony says:

      Look in your area for an as seen on tv store! We have a few by us, this way you can just walk right in and open it up, look at it and see if its something worth buying!

  260. Spideyman says:

    Just wait before ordering. All this ‘As See On TV’ crap ALWAYS shows up in Walgreen’s after a few months.

    • Alex says:

      Hell yeah! There’s this wall at my local Walgreens shelved with a bunch of “As seen on TV!” products.

  261. fushigi ball wht says:

    This Fushigi Magic Gravity Ball is a decent product but I would say look up how to do contact juggling online and buy a contact ball online for $10

  262. anon says:

    I don’t understand this war to buy or to not but? (really) Should I buy it or not (don’t comment about my typing:( ) anyone who has it tell me is the thing actually what they said or is it a scam?(please tell me:)

    (\__/)
    (=’.’=)
    (“)_(“)

    ?

    • Daniel says:

      Anon, you should get it. Besides, the fushigi comes out in late 2010. I wanted it really badley so I ordered it last week and I cant stop thinking about it! SO I suggjest you order it so you dont have to wait (=’.’=)

      THANKS

      • Arpi says:

        Daniel you are like me I ordered a fushigi ball and that person on the phone said 4 to 6 weeks and every day I cant stop myself from thinking about that ball PLUS I have to look at fushigi ball vid almost every day.

        • Daisy says:

          I’m the same way I watch the tutorials to learn how to do it and I don’t even have mine yet!! They didn’t give the option of rush delivery! It kills me to wait. 8(

          • BeeJay says:

            Well be prepared to wait at least 2 months…. Everyone I know plus myself have been waiting for 2 months and counting and it pisses me off. I’m thinking about contacting the BBB on their ass.

        • Nick veilleux says:

          I did that so much before I got Fushigi…

        • Daniel says:

          Arpi, it is coming next week and I am just practicing with a baseball. totally different from the fushigi. it keeps on falling off my hands. CANT WAIT. I am going to Disney Land next week and if it comes when I am gone, my older brother will open it and play with it!

          • Josh says:

            Umm… If you keep dropping a baseball you are going to drop the Fushigi ball too? The thing doesn’t have any magic or high tech device to defy gravity. Its simple a ball. The only reason it looks like it floats is because its has a flawless surface and creates an illusion. That is if you are unobservant or retarded. I myself can’t even see the illusion. All I see are people holding a ball. I don’t see why you are so hyped. Guess their marketing department does their job good?

    • Alina says:

      Its a total scam, cause when you order it they say like it will take 6 weeks then you wait 2 months and it never shows up but they take your money first. Plus when you get it its not like your gonna know all the tricks and those people on tv had years of practice. SO WAIT TILL IT COMES ON AMOZON OR EBAY CAUSE IF YOU IN STORES OTHER KIDS WILL TAKE IT CAUSE ALMOST EVERYBODY LOVES IT AND FOR AMOZON OR EBAY YOU CAN RETURN IT AND IT ONLY TAKES LIKE 2 DAYS FOR IT TO GET TO YOU. ITS A TOTAL SCAM

      • TheRhelyc says:

        I just Googled Amazon and while they don’t have the brand name Fushigi they have about 20 other contact juggling balls…take a look…my guess is that you won’t have to wait that long and Amazon will guarantee you won’t be ripped off…

        Anybody remember Labyrinth? That is where I first saw an example of contact juggling! It’s wonderful….mmmm….now why haven’t I gotten my own ball???

      • brooks says:

        It is taken more time due to high volume of orders….. they apologized to me today. So everyone be patient!

  263. W0w says:

    Wow are you serious? I’m actually reading an argument over fushigi whatever ball. HAHAHA This is hilarious I love the interwebs!

  264. k.c says:

    Is this ball a scam, I want one but my dad keeps telling me he wont get me one because it’s a scam. so please tell me is it or is it not.

    • Daniel says:

      it is not a scam! GET ONE!

      • Raziel says:

        Its technically not a scam. Look up contact juggling and you will find plenty of websites that have info and different kinds of spheres (colors and sizes). You can even get free info on how to start and practice with an orange. If you drop the orange too many times, you can just eat it and the orange is less likely to break things if you are practicing in the house. Ive been contact juggling for about 8 years now and that is how I got started.

      • Josh says:

        I keep reading your comments and I get this feeling you are like 12? No, its not really a scam, but the commercial is damn deceptive. Its about as close to a scam as you can get. They act like it does some amazing stuff and is easy to pick up. I don’t know much about contact juggling, but if you dedicated you my master it in a year. I’m not to impressed with it. I’ve seen videos with people who are “good” at it. All I see is some guy holding a ball. You can spend the money, but it will end up in your closet in like a week unless you are dedicated to learn contact juggling.

      • The REAL truth about Fushigi says:

        You will notice almost all who have this ball say the same things. My brother in law used to work for the company. Lets just say he is not of this country. He had viewed the comments and says that comments by promoters of the ball are made by employees of the company. (You will notice the broken English and the same “set-ups” like this one.)
        Fushigi employees are “Daniel”, “k.c.”,”Mr. Smith”, “Dominic”, Brook”, “trillain”, “pochy”, “anon”, etc..

        Notice how “nick”, KNOWS the maximum shipping time. It is easy to spot the Fushigi people. They come up over and over rebutting the negative, and try to convince people NOT to cancel orders. They try to get people to order. Why would the average person do this??
        Watch for the fake short set-ups and reply’s by the same person. Notice the odd names used by supporters at times. I challenge “Daniel” and “Mr. Smith” to prove they do not work for the company. It is funny how “Mr. Smith” purchased so many balls and NO PROBLEMS with ANYTHING

        BUYER BEWARE!!!
        People laugh at the issue “over a ball”. The issue is the rip-off of the public, period. The Fushigi people are looking for those “suckers” who are born every minute.

        This site is a good lesson in human behavior and business scams if nothing else.

        Cheers!

  265. Kate Thegreat says:

    I was willing to purchase the item despite the fact that obviously my child would not be able to do the juggling tricks with this ball unless he learned some tricks that could be done with any ball.

    However I was not willing to be subject to fraud.

    This company’s website is designed to add items you did not purchase to your credit card. Then when you call to correct the problem they claim they cannot do it and hang up. Next they put you on hold for an extended period and claim that you need to telephone the following day to change the order, expecting that you will not bother.

    I expect to have to involve my credit card company and the better business bureau.

    • Kate Thegreat says:

      When you call back the following day, they claim that they still do not have your order and tell you to call back the following day. When you ask for a supervisor they hang up on you.

  266. cody says:

    first off, these are not for juggling. if you want to juggle, get some tennis balls. I cant believe im seeing multiple comments asking if these are for juggling. secondly, these will take a lot of practice. Does nobody remember the movie “The Laberynth”? In that movie, David Bowie uses these….but it wasnt actually Bowie. There was a person behind him using gravity balls to make it appear like it was bowie. The reason for this is it takes skill. Ive got a pair of “Devil Sticks” and it took a while for me to use them. Now it looks so easy, but its not. Lots of practice went into it. Dont buy this and think it doesnt work when youve had no experiance at all with them. Im going to buy this product, and theres no doubt in my mind that it works. Its not a scam. These have been out for years, but not in the general public. As for them not selling it in stores….when a company comes out with a product, and they sell it in stores, other companies come out with the same thing but cheaper. by selling it on their website alone, it gives them more time to sell this at the given price. by doing this they are prolonging their profits.

    • grace says:

      Google “contact jugging”, dimwit.

      • Clayton says:

        @grace,
        contact juggling, is not at all the same as juggling, DIMWIT! so why don’t you google it again, and youtube it too while you’re at it. and next time do a little research of your own before you’re a butt to other people.
        rude.

        • Matrim says:

          Um…yes it is juggling. Juggling is a broad term that covers both contact juggling (this) and toss juggling (what you think of when you say “juggling”) Grace doesn’t need to google it, or youtube it…she obviously know more than you.

          • Raziel says:

            First of all, learn how to spell labyrinth… Second of all, Michael Moschen did not use gravity balls in Labyrinth. He just used 100% acrylic spheres and is one of the founders of what we call contact juggling today (I have met him and have an acrylic ball signed by him and had a very extensive conversation with him about the subject). Thirdly, Matrim and Grace are 100% correct. Ive been performing contact juggling for about 8 years now, along with various other forms of juggling. If anyone really wants to learn how to do this, you do not even have to buy anything. Just look it up on youtube, or google it. There are plenty of resources out there that show technique. You dont even have to buy an acrylic ball unless you are serious about persuing it. Just use an orange, a billiard ball, lacross ball, or anyball that fits comfortably in you hand and has some weight to it. I myself, learned with an orange…

    • lol says:

      Fushigi? Cleverly designing a brand new name for ‘gravity balls’ that have been out for years. By keeping it out of stores they prolong their profits? Because companies will copy the idea? That is what patents are for, and do you really think those companies don’t have scouts for things like that? Think ‘major companies’ have any need to worry about a scam? I think you’re just one of those whale warrior types with weird strange hobbies like “Devil Sticks”. LOL!

  267. Nick veilleux says:

    I have seen the Fushigi ball online and on youtube, One guy that is on youtube is the amazing Kenny and he knows every thing. He talks about how he got his in the mail and how long it took. I have looked on other websites and people say the fushigi ball is a rip off but regular acrylics can be up two 20-35 dollars. One more thing it is not a scam because I have mine and it works great, they don’t want your money they just want people to be exposed to the contact juggling nature.

    THIS IS NOT A SCAM OR A RIP OFF

  268. NICK says:

    I want one soo bad

  269. Rick says:

    Wow, everyone seems to be all over this Fushigi Ball issue and complaining. I have only seen 1 commercial so far(Mon June 28, 2010) on this toy and come here and see nothing but complaint after complaint and nobody seems to have one yet to share there experience with it. A company has to start from somewhere, they aren’t going to just throw in the middle man right away. Give it a chance…..Jeez, a product will sell with word of mouth and the way this is going with people bad mouthing without even having the product in hand…is BS!

    • BeeJay says:

      Well as I’ve said 4 times before its been 2 months and I still don’t have the Fushigi all when in fact I was told wait 4 to 6 weeks. If its that damn popular then you’d think they could get them out a little sooner. I call them to check on the status and am unable to reach a real person. It’s bullcrap no matter how you say it.

      • brooks says:

        beejay not exactly if you know anything about shipping when things are in high demand it takes longer….kinda like back-ordering. give it time….it will come my cousin waited 9 weeks for hers and I called about mine today and was told high demand causing delays. so be patient!

        • brent says:

          shut up “brook” I guarantee you are a sales person for them along with some other people reassuring everyone on here

  270. DocWiN0 says:

    Why spend any money…i have been contact juggling with golf balls for years, can do any tricks seen on tv. Just shoplift a 3-pack.

    • flapjack says:

      I hope you go to jail, thief.

      • Rick Flair's Mother-in-law's Brother's friend says:

        I also hope that he goes to jail, and that on his way, he does not collect any money for passing “GO.”

        • TheRhelyc says:

          Bad ‘DocWiN0′, bad….go sit in the corner and write one thousand times (you can use a computer): I must remember that some people were born crabby old legalists and aren’t allowed to 1) have any fun, 2) to understand the concept of sarcasm or 3) play Monopoly with other people’s money.

          ;-)

      • Your face says:

        he didnt say he shoplifted he told u to shoplift

  271. Mr.Guy says:

    Ok so is this just a ball you juggle? And can it help you with anxiety I really need to know these things before I buy this silly thing. Is this just a normal juggling ball no magic you just juggle it and they rip you off on it? If so this is so terrible I’m sorry for anyone who bought this if it is bad.

    PLEASE TELL ME THANKS!

    • Braden says:

      All I have to say is this: Magic isn’t real. It’s all an illusion. (Referring to your “…no magic you just juggle it…”)

  272. serena says:

    WHERE DO I GET ONE IN TUCSON.

  273. Kevin says:

    Hi guys. I work in a toy store and very recently since the commercials came out for the Fushigi “magic” ball we’ve had a lot of anxious kids and parents come in to see if we had it. After calling customer service about 15 times I found out that it is actually only able to be ordered through their website and their website only. Now had I read the web page better I would have gathered that but that’s not the point. As a retailer, there is a pretty strong rule to stay away from companies that will only retail through their website. There is nothing wrong with online retail at all. however, it is just ridiculous business to not try and reach a broader consumer community and usually has a very malicious reason behind it. This company wants your money as fast as possible and will EVENTUALLY send you the product. At our store we usually suggest to people to just google acrylic contact juggling balls instead of actually ordering fushigi.

    Fushigi magic ball wasn’t even present at NYC toy fair this year which means they have no inclination to ever sell it in stores. at least on the East coast. Any company that won’t retail a toy in toy stores is looking to get people’s money much faster than they can ship the product if the product is there to begin with. Be careful of scams like this. Best of luck guys. Hope you don’t get suckered in.

    oh and beware their customer service. it almost all automated and takes FOREVER to get an actual person on the phone. and even then, they don’t really have any answers. When I called for the store to see if they would be interested in retailing it in our store, they couldn’t answer any questions about customer reviews and the product itself. they only repeated that stupid catch phrase “it will mystify the mind and confuse the senses” or whatever gibberish they were going on and on about. Any time you call an order phone line that starts with “have your credit card ready” usually points to a scam.

    • Rita Skeeta says:

      Soooo, since I can’t use the phone, do you think I should order it on this site, or on eBay???

    • Tom says:

      I work in credit card fraud and the comment above is spot on. I remember when Oprah praised the Acai berry product, yet that company was the same way. They locked people into other products and monthly charges, it was a nightmare. Even if the company is legit, they’re not making any real steps to prove it. Save your money and time and find a similar product that can be found in stores. Just my 2 cents.

  274. lucas says:

    I think the shipping might suck but I tried other balls like the fushigi and its really easy so the shipping and prices might suck but the ball will be pretty easy to learn

  275. kaley says:

    is it used for juggling only can I use it for playing not for juggling

  276. Dina kids says:

    we are glad that we didn’t pay our money in that fushigi thingy, it seems just a rip off. don’t believe all ads on tv, they just want to suck your money.

  277. pamela says:

    What a SCAM do not order this. I was charged for two when I only wanted one. It didn’t give you a chance to look at your order. So then I call the number that they give for customer service. Wow first I spoke to someone and told me it would take 24hr to process my order. I asked to speak to manager they wouldn’t put them on the phone. So I call the number again to track my order. Ii tried to pull up the web site they directed you to. NOT FOUND. Then I called again and spoke with someone else and ask why I couldn’t get through to that page. I was put on hold for 10 min. Was given another address. I asked why does your automated service direct people to ideavillage. She told me it wasn’t up dated. Then I go on to the the address they gave me. What you know that one was also not found. Before I hung up with them I asked what company is going to charge my cc. With an attitude she told me ideavillage. You will have at least 24hr to change your cc number. I call my cc company and explained what happened. thank god it was a debit card they closed that cc # out and reused me a new #. I have never had to deal with such a SCAM. Don’t go through what I had to go t through.

    • Mr.WTF says:

      Women shut up who cares you probably stay up all night complaining about crap your probably single if not he must be ugly.

      • Marshall says:

        So I take it you don’t have a problem with people getting ripped off or having to deal with deceptive marketing. That either makes you a Fushigi employee or another internet douche-bag. I’m guessing you’re both. Let people use the site for what it was intended and quit being random internet guy…

      • duuude says:

        sexist??

      • Mr. WTF's ass kicker says:

        Why don’t you learn proper grammar before blurting out stupid crap. You sound like an idiot, prick.

        • Grammar Nazi says:

          Why don’t you learn the difference between the singular “Woman” and the plural “Women”… and the difference between “Your” and “You’re” (You-Are) as well as the use of punctuation to avoid hideous run-on sentences. You sound like an idiot, douchebag.

          • to everyone who is a grammer nazi says:

            all of you have stooped so low. you couldn’t find anything wrong with his comment so you attacked his grammer? that is just stupid.

          • Hypocrisy Monitor says:

            Amen!

          • Certified Genius says:

            Congratulations Grammar Nazi. You have won both the Douchebag of the year award and a subscription to idiot monthly. I think you need to learn how to read before you start insulting people for their grammar. The person you SHOULD have insulted is Mr. WTF not Mr. WTF’s ass kicker. I think an apology needs to be said to the person you mistook for a crap. Have a nice day and learn to read. :)

          • Josh says:

            Congrats, you have all been official trolled.

      • kris says:

        stop insulting her she obviously was ripped off. And that’s a really ba way to get people to like you.

      • Troll Hater says:

        Just go back to your 4chan you troll. Everyone hates you guys anyways, so go to the place where everyone is stupid like you.

        • jgt2598 says:

          Ahh…trolls. People who wish to elicit an emotional response but are too afraid to go out and do it in real life because they know that they’ll get their ass handed to them. Anyway, this Fushigi Magic Ball does sound quite like a scam, I wouldn’t buy it, but that’s just me.

      • BeeJay says:

        You’re real intelligent and a ladies man I bet….. Learn how to spell before you start degrading other people dumb ass. And BTW its spelled woman not women. And why don’t you post a picture of your irresitable self Don Juan?

    • Shane says:

      Report them to the BBB =)

    • campfire song song says:

      shut up and get back in the kitchen and cook for me. just go to kmart and buy a pack of tennis balls. seriously, grow up dumb and if the site wasnt found, try the again and restart your internet connection.

      • brianna dunham says:

        stop with the fighting I am only thirteen and I ordered the fushigi ball and every time I call to see were its at they just say that it will be another two to three weeks, man I worked hard to earn that money I live on a farm and I have to clean out the stalls every day and I sure as heck don’t want to get pried off sorry for writing this. bye

      • Isaac says:

        ….. did she say that she was unable to connect to other sites? No. Why the hell would she restart her internet connection?

    • Cathy says:

      Thank you so much for the update and from now on I will be very careful about those scams. Thanks!

    • kani says:

      someone made a vid about that on youtube so I think im gonna wait for awhile and see if they fixed it

  278. D says:

    Placed an order the Fushigi Ball on June 12th. It is now the 24th. So far, no confirmation email that it shipped. That’s when I started reading the comments here with one reviewer saying that it would take at least 4-6 weeks for delivery. I should have researched first before ordering from here. At least with Amazon I can find the same acrylic balls for much cheaper and with QUICKER shipping and delivery, then do a Google search for video tutorials. So now the long arduous wait for this company to deliver my Fushigi Ball.

    • Mr.WTF says:

      Buy from main web site and or eBay

      • Caitlyn Hall says:

        Well, there’s your answer Marshall…definitely an employee…if he (or she) is even in this country, doubt he gets paid as much as a telemarketer. Certainly, hasn’t the intelligence to be one.

    • Jen G says:

      I ordered my Fushigi Ball on May 4th and still have not received it. I was told it was on back-order, then they canceled it, then I called and they took my credit card number again and said it would be shipped. That was a month ago and I still haven’t gotten it, no email to let me know what is going on, my credit card hasn’t been charged yet (which is good, but it means I still have to wait)…I tried calling today and there wasn’t anyone to answer the customer service number. I don’t know if this is a scam or what….but I’m getting sick of waiting…and a little worried about my credit card now.

      • Chowduh heads says:

        Fushigi is run by four people. They were all probably on their lunch break, that is why no one picked up.

  279. Nathan Lehenbauer says:

    This Fushigi ball is a rip off, I have been interested in contact juggling for a couple months now and have been wanting to buy an acrylic ball, then this “Fushigi” ball came out and it pissed me off. First off, I don’t like when companies sell things you can get anywhere else on the internet, second I don’t like when companies rip off a sport to make money, and finally I don’t like when companies say something is magic or it’s defying gravity. Fushigi balls (Acrylic balls) are a rip off at $20 bucks when I have seen acrylic balls sell for an average of $15 bucks. The Fushigi ball takes 4-6 weeks to deliver from California when I can buy one from Cali. off of eBay and have it deliver in a couple days for about $4 extra. Fushigi ball is a waste of time to buy, you are better off getting it from eBay or searching “Acrylic Balls” on a search engine…

    • kate says:

      i was thinking about buying a fushigi ball.Thanks for the heads up, I’ll buy it on eBay now.

      • Jason says:

        I’m going ot order a Fushigi Ball because it looks to be about a 70 mm contact ball. The ones you see on ebay for around 20 are usually 65. The other thing this isn’t a standard acrylic there is a steel ball it looks like in the center. The other thing the dvd if it is any good is worth the price I bought a contact juggling dvd for about 25 bucks no ball included when I started. So with the DVD and a good starter ball that isn’t a bad price. Iti isn’t easy as it looks it does take some practice but I’ve been studying contact for a year and a trash ball for 20 bucks to practice with isn’t a bad deal.

  280. afmirq says:

    there are balls that are similar to this Fushigi ball that I found on renegadejuggling. com that are for $10, $12 and $20 dollars so the Fushigi guys are ripping off any one who is buying their product

  281. Chris says:

    This is just another scam to get money from you. They say in the commercial anybody can do it on there first try…THERE LYING!!!! The people on the commercial have practiced for months or to even years. I warn you DON’T BUY THIS PRODUCT. Trust me you will regret.

    • Daniel says:

      idiot

      • Jeni says:

        Agreed.

        Love, I’m not trying to be a jerk, but nobody takes you seriously when you write like that. I was so distracted by your poor use of the shift key (particularly in conjunction with the “1″ key) and inability to distinguish between “their”, “they’re” and “there” that I couldn’t pay attention to what you were saying.

        I honestly don’t care how you write, but I assume you do want to be taken seriously. As a friendly suggestion, I recommend you brush up a bit. That’s not to say you must study English, but just try not to make as many mistakes as you have words.

        • Josh says:

          Honestly commenting about grammar on the internet? I can’t take a single word you say seriously now because I now have the impression that you are completely retarded. You are actually distracted by the fact that he uses exclamation points and capital letters to get a point across. Also you were distracted because he used a word that sounds the same but has a different meaning. Again I am left here questioning your intelligence. I myself read through his entire comment without noticing a single error. Maybe that is because I read the words and do all the processing in my mind, not meticulously picking apart his comment. Just some friendly advice learn to read.

          Now, I just want to say that I agree. The product is meant to rip you off.

  282. Ned says:

    is the website the only place u can buy fushigi balls?

    • Jeff says:

      You should be able to buy acrylic balls in any juggling store, but call first to ask if they have them in stock. The only difference between these and the new Fushigi balls is that now that have a metallic core that is pleasing to some and disappointing to others, but protects against the risk of fire damage if left in direct sunlight for any length of time. However, in a juggling store you will have many more options such as weight, size, color and texture.

      There are also lots of good introductory tutorials around if you do a web search for “contact juggling”. If you do go out and buy a ball, good luck! It’s extremely addictive!!

    • kate says:

      No, it is not the only place you can buy them, read nathen’s comment

    • Daniel says:

      no it comes out in late 2010

  283. Diamanatrix says:

    This is just another attempt to get money from people. You can actually use any kind of ball. This has been around for years and NOW people are impressed with it? Look up the movie labyrinth on you tube for those that dont know what it is. David Bowies character has one there…same exact thing. People tried it back in the 80′s nothing new.

  284. ben says:

    This “Fushigi Magic Gravity Ball” is an acrylic contact juggling ball. That’s all. Nothing magical about it. Contact juggling takes months to years of practice to gain proficiency, and this ball will not change that. I would go so far as to say a beginner should not get this particular ball, but should practice with a rubber ball first.

    The Fushigi is a pretty ball, with a clear acrylic encasing around a reflective inner ball, and it does come with an instructional DVD, so if you are a beginner and want to risk getting this ball and taking up this challenging hobby, pop in the DVD, go over to Amazon and pick up a 2 dollar rubber lacrosse ball to practice with, and shelve the HARD acrylic ball until you’re confident enough not to be dropping it constantly. Better yet, check out juggling communities online that will point you to a juggling supply shop online and buy instructional materials from a trusted source instead of this Fushigi company that has based their advertising campaign on the illusion that they aren’t just selling you a ball that will take you a VERY LONG TIME to master contact juggling with.

  285. Kyro Anubis says:

    Hello and good day. currently I am involved in several projects of research in San Diego, ca. testing innovative products and ideas focused on the significance of relaxing and healing properties of new technologies. I have formed many positive and meaningful relationships with businesses and individuals alike through mutual trust and respect in the highest regards held to the persons and the products donated so as that I may research, review, and promote with due diligence. I have taken interest in your product and I would be honored if given the chance to familiarize myself with the fushigi ball.

    If accepted your product could be 1 of 100 products nominated this year for the 23rd annual most innovative new products awards to be held Friday December 10th 2010 here in San Diego, ca.

    thank you and I look forward to hearing from you.

    • HeyZeus says:

      I want a free one, too. If someone donates a ball to my cause, I may include the Fushigi in my list of the top 10,000 things I’ve been given for free.

    • justin says:

      Hello and good day. I am in the involvement with a research for innovative products to relax and therapy. I have found to relax and therapy, is working best when I receive free product. For research, do not bother to contact manufacturer for free product, bur rather review websites with no connection to manufacturer. And also, I don’t need to leave contact information, as you will know who I am.

      If accepted, your product will be 1 of 100 products nominated for to be described with brutalized English grammar and due diligence.

      thank you and I look forward to hearing from you.

      • John says:

        OMG, Justin — funniest post since Al Gore invented the internet! I’m in tears here; please don’t do that again.

    • Nathan Lehenbauer says:

      Kyro, let me tell you something. This ball is not new or innovated at all, look around the internet, look on eBay and other sites like such, the Fushigi Ball’s real name is called an ACRYLIC BALL, or CONTACT JUGGLING BALL, you are wasting your time trying to get a free ball and nominate it for something that has been around for around 20-30 years and takes months to years to master. Do us all a favor and DO NOT GET THIS PRODUCT, it is a rip-off and like many others said, they are selling it on the illusion that it’s new, it’s easy and it takes little practice to get started. It took me several hours of practice to just get a SIMPLE TOSS OVER THE HAND to work correctly, I still don’t even know how to do the palm roll. This ball is a rip off and is false advertising their product…

    • lmfao says:

      Hello and good day. If what you say about yourself is true, would you not know how to go about formally contacting a company regarding these matters, rather than posting in a random, non-affiliated forum?

  286. Josep pearson says:

    I am a 14 year old I have a purple Fushigi ball and iv been contact juggling for just a moth or so and it is great fun.

  287. Chaz says:

    There is nothing “magic” about this ball. All the nifty tricks you see in the commercial are being performed by people who have spent months and/or years practicing with a contact juggling ball. People have different preferences in size/weight of their contact juggling balls, and thus consumers should shop around for one that best fits their needs.

    • Lori says:

      Chaz, I’m Lori. Is Fushigi a fake? I seriously don’t know what you mean…..CAN YOU HELP?

      • Kenny says:

        No, fushigi is not fake. It is a new brand of ball for an art form that has been around for a while. It is a neat ball that comes with an instructional DVD on how to perform this sort of manipulation. Think of it like juggling except it is very easy to learn the basics and VERY hard to do things that are advanced.

      • Nathan Lehenbauer says:

        Yes Lori this “Fushigi” ball is fake, you cannot order this ball in different sizes or weights, you can’t hold it and get a feel for it before you start and you have to wait 4-6 weeks to start when you can get any kind of ball go to contactjuggling.org/wiki/index.php/The_moves_section and start right away. You can also search around the internet for acrylic balls and get them within a couple days for $10, $15, $20, or you can go to a juggling store and see if they have them and look for one that suits your body. The Fushigi ball is a rip off and a waste of your time.

        • Dave J says:

          Nathan, thanks for the link to contact juggling techniques. I ended up at homeofpoi.com, which has a great selection of stage/acrylic balls. However, I don’t think it’s fair to call the Fushigi a “fake”. From what I read in the FAQ, it is a reflective ball inside an acrylic ball, so it has UNIQUE optical properties!(no “lens effect”). Probably as good as any other such ball. The FAQ mentions different sizes: 3 inch, 4 inch and “minis” and says it will take time to master. There is some hype, but no deception or dishonesty. Since it’s a unique ball design and comes with a DVD, it doesn’t strike me as a “ripoff”. I think it’s true that we can get a “standard” ball faster and cheaper from somewhere else. If you like the Fushigi “cool factor”, then it’s worth it, but I’d also buy a cheaper, more durable stage ball to practice with.

  288. Jenny says:

    is fushigi the best ball for contact juggling?

    • Jeff says:

      Hi Jenny, the best ball for contact juggling depends on what you want to do with it. Multi-ball work is best with smaller balls, isolations and general hand-work are best with a medium-size ball, and body rolls (anything that goes past the wrists and to the rest of your body) are easiest with a big ball.

      The only difference between Fushigi balls and good old-fashioned acrylics is the new chrome core, which vastly changes the look of the ball but protects against fire hazards and damage to the eyes that normal acrylics are prone to.

      I recommend that you ask for advice at a local juggling store, where they can give you better advice on what ball size to choose according to your hand size, your build and even your favorite color! :)

      Also, if you want to read more about the ball types used in contact juggling, check out the contactjuggling.org forums under “CJ discussion”, then “A Description of Ball Types”.

    • Daniel says:

      i think

  289. Danny says:

    Tonight is the 1st time I’ve seen the commercial for this Fushigi ball. looks interesting, honestly I’m not amused or entertained by the illusion. However the “Relaxation properties” are of interest. I have Social and Generalized Anxiety Disorders. Does it actually help…? Skeptical but hopeful. I’ll keep researching.

    • Jeff says:

      Hi Danny, I’ve been researching the benefits of this kind of ball-play for years, and although I can’t speak for Fushigi’s band of contact ball, I can honestly say that contact juggling has changed my life.

      Several years ago I was very shy toward strangers, tending to avoid any social situation that might put me in contact with a lot of new people. I tended to mask my anxiety by being flashy, crazy, and generally different. In that way, I suppose I was able to feel separate even when I was getting close to others.

      I really did like people; the problem was that I didn’t know how to reach out to them without making myself vulnerable. So this was a vicious circle of anxiety producing more anxiety. Fortunately, practicing contact got people to come to me instead of putting me in a position of having to go to them.

      As for contact’s relaxation effects, there are two main avenues of action. First of all, any extra nervousness you may suffer from will surface as you’re forced to move very quickly to stay in contact with the ball. Secondly, once you’re able to maintain contact, you can start to relax and breathe deeply while continuing to move in harmony with the ball. This is very similar to the practice of T’ai Chi, and has the same health benefits.

      If you decide to try work with several balls, this “multi-ball” style is directly derived from “Baoding balls”, or Chinese medicine balls. The balls are generally smaller than normal contact balls, meaning 68mm or less (normal contact balls are between 76-100mm, or 3-4in). The relaxing effect of these balls is famous, so much so that they have also been called “worry balls”.

      If you want to know more about the non-illusionist aspect of ball contact, do a web search for “Lightning Contact”. I don’t know if I’m allowed to post a direct link here, but on my site you will find a lot more information about ball contact as both an art form and physical therapy.

      Take care, and good luck with your disorders!

      Jeff

      • The Dr. says:

        Jeff,
        Your concise, cogent and well-written posts might easily form the nucleus of a “contact-juggling” website’s FAQ index… unless that’s all been “done to death” already…

        Certainly you’d be an asset to any Wikipedia pages relating to this subject.

  290. Steve says:

    The appearance of a floating ball is an illusion that’s been around for at least 20 years, thus the “magic” angle to the commercial. The balls are made of acrylic, a very hard plastic, and appear to float like bubbles if you put in the time and effort.

    From what I understand, Michael Moschen was the first to pioneer the use of these acrylic balls which the Fushigi marketers have decided to call their own, while also laying claim to the art form that has existed for decades or even hundreds of years.

    The proper terms when searching for more information on the balls sold by Fushigi are “contact balls”, “acrylic balls” and “contact juggling”. If you want to know more about this art form, you can easily connect with the vast community that has formed over the past 10-15 years.

  291. Rowan says:

    what gives the product fushigi ball its floating properties?

  292. steve.r says:

    how does fushigi ball work?

  293. Brad says:

    I bought the Fushigi ball and have to say it is relaxing and fun at the same time. I recommend getting one of these cuz its cool.

  294. stigg says:

    It says further up on the page, and I quote -

    “Where to Buy?
    Buy FUSHIGI Ball from the official website/distributor only. Beware of counterfeit products. Contact us for Buying Information. Please use the “Leave a Reply” form below.”

    ‘Beware of counterfeit products’ indeed… Fushigi might be one of them.

  295. Bryan says:

    I have a fushigi ball! The ball is very pretty looking and this is the least expensive contact juggling ball you can buy! Plus this one comes with the tutorial dvd. Go ahead and look – you will Not find another ball for 20$ that comes with the tutorial. Great fun. Great quality. Fushigi Ball

    • Davis says:

      Why must your company post these counterfeit claims? Pretending to be an actual customer is very unappealing…I no longer have ANY interest in purchasing this particular product, and this post is to blame

      • ben says:

        Actually, Davis, I just did a pretty extensive search of juggling supply vendors online, and when it comes to approximate 3″ (70-80 mm) acrylic contact juggling balls, the going prices are around $20-$30 for clear or colored acrylic- no instructional DVD included. I didn’t see any other double layered acrylic/reflective cored balls anywhere, so what Bryan is saying about price is true.

        The place where this company is being totally disingenuous is in implying that there ball somehow makes contact juggling easy! Contact juggling is a very challenging hobby! I took it up pretty actively for about a year or so back in the late ’80s and never got very good at it (just good enough that to this day if I happen to pick up a ball I might spin it around comfortably enough in my hand to look competent, but not really impressive, hah!)

        The problem with the product is it’s being aimed at beginners- and beginning contact jugglers SHOULD NOT go straight to using acrylic balls! They are VERY HARD and can potentially cause some damage, bumps, and bruises seeing as a beginner is going to inevitably drop it thousands of times- a beginner is much better off getting a low bounce rubber ball, like a juggling stage ball or a lacrosse ball to practice with before moving on to the more expensive and somewhat more hazardous acrylic ball. :)

        • ann says:

          Great advice Ben. Thanks. Sounds like it really is the marketing, not the product, that’s the problem. I haven’t seen the TV ads that everyone is complaining about – just saw it in the store and thought it looked interesting. I have to say, though, that of course when I read the box advertisement calling it a magical ball, of course I knew it was an illusion- a trick that must be learned. But then again, I’m not a child, so . . .
          And, then again, we do live in a society of people who seem to need immediate gratification, so even adults are disappointed when they can’t obtain something without working for it.

    • brianna dunham says:

      if you are going to talk good about it get off

  296. Cal says:

    You do not need to buy a FUSHIGI buy a Real contact juggling ball @ Neonhusky. com, Seriousjuggling.com, or renegadejuggling. com go to the ministryofmanipulation. com or contactjuggling. org for Contact juggling info and be a contactjuggler who supports local juggling shops who have been providing quality acrylics for years around the world.

    • gorge says:

      i agree I just got my fushigi ball it is awesome I think everyone should have one

      • adrian says:

        I have been waiting two months now should I be excited or disappointed

      • Randi says:

        FUSHIGI is CRAP!!! Bought it for my 9 year old, it’s just a plain old ball….she will never play with. It took 2 months to come, and ever since we ordered it online….we get tons of spam mail, and e-mail solicitations….they should market this for teens and adults, children are just too young for it…….EPIC FAIL FUSHIGI!

        • Derek says:

          Yeah Fushigi IS crap. waited 3 weeks to get the thing for my son. Finally comes in the mail and it’s scratched straight out of the box. To add insult to injury the DVD doesn’t work correctly either. It’s even scratched on the inside.

          • Tristan says:

            First of all… Derek. Blame the mail carrying service. Second of all. I just bought a Fushigi ball today and it’s pretty fun. Who cares if it’s not magic? Commercials are not to be taken literally. It’s an illusion. It’s a SKILL that you have to keep practicing over and over. Just like any other activity, it can take time to master. I’ve already masted a couple of things on my first day. I just went to the Walgreen’s down the street and bought one for $20.00. And it has instructions on how to fix a scratch. Use nail polish. It works. And OF COURSE it’s heavy! It’s made of glass and acrylic. If you buy this and aren’t able to perform the tricks right away, do not be discouraged. Just keep trying. If patience is not your thing, don’t buy it. They make smaller balls which are better for smaller hands, too. But, seriously folks. It is fun once you get the hang of it. Do NOT expect it to ‘work’ immediately. Because it is a skill you must develop and only you can make it do things. It’s not magic. It’s an illusion. I know I repeated myself. But I’m trying to get the message through. I am having fun learning how to do these things with the Fushigi ball. And if you don’t want to order two balls, just go down to a store and buy one… If they sell them at your store.

          • Sport says:

            @ Tristan… Commercials are not to be taken literally? LMAO

            Be honest Tristan and you know this is what you wanted to say,” Do not believe everything you see on infomercials; most of them simply do not work. The vast majority of infomercials are just scams and suckers like me have to convince myself that they were a good deal because I GOT CLOSETS FULL OF THEM”…LOL

        • Michael says:

          Did you know Fushigi is not recommended for children under 12?

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