FUSHIGI: As Seen on TV's Weirdest Product

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I used to see a commercial for this thing called the Fushigi Magic Gravity Ball all the time when I was younger, and I always wanted to try it out. But what was it, really? Let's find out!

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FUCKING FINALLY. I was talking about this stupid ball with my friends last night and I couldn’t remember what it was called for the life of me. Thank you Kurtis

Author — Jax b.

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It’s hilarious that Kurtis doesn’t realize that he has always looked the part of someone who can Fushigi

Author — Sairaa Ahmedd

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I actually met Kenny in California about a year before the commercials came out. Dude was super nice and willing to teach kids how to do everything. I bought one of those stupid balls.. I never used it.

Author — Johanna Walker

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this wasn’t a commercial necessarily, but i remember SO clearly learning about debit cards for the first time, and just becoming obsessed with them. i literally asked my parents for a debit card for christmas when i was like 7, and they had to sit me down and explain why i couldn’t have one

Author — Rebecca Daniels

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I am a Fushigi historian/fanatic, I have a collection of over 1, 500 balls.

I am so happy to see someone with your influence bring attention back to such and amazing product.

Bigger than Xbox might be a little ambitious but I don’t know. It might reach almost the same level one day if people realize the true joy of Fushigi

Author — Sam Kautz

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I also remember wanting this SO BADLY after watching the commercials on my Box TV… I was about 7 yrs old and I never got it cause my parents never thought it was as cool as I did… disappointed… However growing up yo-yos was what was popular! At one point at school, everywhere u looked there would be multiple kids being freaking yo yo masters! They were in elementary too!! Still don’t know how they did some of the tricks and I’m 18 now…

Author — Fear The Bow

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The main infomercial products I thought I absolutely needed as a child were the Betty Crocker ice cream cake mold and that rainbow sponge art kit 😅 Idk if those were even popular enough to make a video on, but I'd love to see Kurtis talk about them!

Author — Alfie Morgan

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I do remember seeing this thing being advertised, but my 10 year old peanut brain never understood WHAT it was supposed to be doing. I always noticed the outside of the ball, and always questioned "what's so special about that? They're just spinning a ball" but maybe that was just me not understanding the appeal of anything, , not even silly straw commercials could grab my attention

Author — Christina T.

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I've been contact juggling on and off for years. It's a good amount of fun and a nice novelty. I'd recommend researching ball sellers beyond Fushigi if it interests anyone. And do be careful about dropping/throwing them. They won't break, but they will easily damage anything else (source: a permanent scar on my own stupid head). You also can't leave them in the sun - they're giant magnifying glasses and will start fires if you let them.

But all in all, 10/10, would buy again.

Author — Max B

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I had one of these things. That random family member got it for me at a Christmas party when I was about nine. It was like a million pounds, genuinely the weight of a cannon ball, and about the same size. If you dropped it on your foot it literally could hurt you, considering it felt like a ball of metal coated in a thick layer of glass. I mostly used it by dropping it into the center of a beyblade stadium and watching the sheer weight of the damn thing shatter my toys while sitting motionless. So overall, not the worst gift I’ve ever been given I guess.

Author — Lucas Burrows

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honestly the most influential comerical for me as a kid was those bathtubs that come with a chair and you can "walk into" it designed for senior citizens.
bro me and my sister genuinely thought that was the height of luxury and we would beg our parents every year for one. (we got a wii instead so we called it even.)

Author — Oli Seely

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I'm embarrassed to say I literally laughed out loud when you described the carrying case as a "ball sack"

Author — Christopher Spotts

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The "it floats" part really started a mini war in my family. My brother finally got one after months of begging but when he opened it and realised it's just a ball he threw it at the dog and made a hole in the wall. I liked it tho because I would go outside and burn leaves with it but from that day on every toy I've wanted was just "american scam propaganda".

Author — Introverts and regrets

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Also, my wife let me in on a fun fact: the church she was forced to go to as a young adult, banned the Fushigi ball as they thought it was actual “Magic” and deemed anything described magic as anti-Christian/witchcraft. That’s The South for you.

Author — Figment Forever

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I usually just quietly enjoy kurtis' videos, but his fushigi demo at the end had me dying. And the remix of the DVD's catch phrases with it was just as great. I want the full song.

Author — GoodRebelMusic

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KURT the Magic Bullet commercial was SO important to me. The product too, but mostly the feature length infomercial. The grumpy hungover uncle who is cured by a smoothie? I relate more and more to him every day. Idk but I feel really seen rn

Author — HilTheMill

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So my dad has a tendency to buy weird and random items on a whim and I remember as a child that he brought one of these balls home, at the time I didn’t know what they were for so I didn’t really care. After I saw this commercial I remember freaking out because we owned one and I couldn’t find it anywhere. Turns out my mom chucked it to curb any magic-related interests that this ball might encourage lmao

Author — Sairaa Ahmedd

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There is no way they came out in 2010. I remember so vividly seeing them on TV when I was like 9 or 10 in 04/05 or so and wanting them so badly

Author — Jordan Collier

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I actually had a friends that got one of these. She left it sitting on her dresser one day and the sun was shining into her room. The fushigi literally focused the sunlight and started a little fire on the carpet

Author — Stacy! T[A]P Me!! To Have [S]EX With Me

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I remember having a fushigi when I was little. It remined me of the Goblin King so I was so happy my mom got it for me. However they're heavy and it ended up falling on my foot at one point. Luckily I didn't have to go see a doctor, but thing hurt like hell. Never played with it again afterwards, just left it on display

Author — Kira Smith