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Topic: New Practical Quality Effects and Magicianís Toys Are Coming Soon
Message: Posted by: SpellbinderEntertainment (Jan 14, 2011 11:31AM)
Iím am sooo evil, going to tempt you-- with scant information!

A new and unique Magic Company specializing in high-quality props.
All hand made here in the USA, all with ready made routines is coming.

A top flight talent with major FX and Magic experience is heading it up.
All his offerings will be creative and original, ready to use, have years of wear.

Heís starting with two Classics of Magic that you all know for sure,
But, their all new reinvented, new looks, new presentations, and super practical.

If he lets me-- Iíll let you know when his website is up.
Wow, what innovative and very fun Family/Kids things heís got going.
And all the dirt Iím purposely not giving here-- so he wontí kill me.

Interested? Tempted? I was!

Magically,
Walt
Message: Posted by: magicman1 (Jan 14, 2011 12:38PM)
I don't like you Walt..lol

Don
Message: Posted by: dking66 (Jan 14, 2011 02:49PM)
Oh, boy! Can't wait!
Message: Posted by: Starrpower (Jan 14, 2011 02:51PM)
Sounds like Chance Wolf. Hope the new stuff is as good as his.
Message: Posted by: wizardpa (Jan 14, 2011 02:59PM)
Walt, Do you THINK in 1 month, 3 months, or 6 months that this will happen?
Message: Posted by: Flymo (Jan 15, 2011 05:27AM)
Gimmie!
Message: Posted by: magicmanfrank (Jan 15, 2011 12:27PM)
You are SUCH a TEASE!!!!
Message: Posted by: Chance Wolf (Jan 15, 2011 03:37PM)
Needless to say...I am very curious.
Message: Posted by: SpellbinderEntertainment (Jan 15, 2011 04:17PM)
Interesting you mentioned Chance, the two of them have been comparing notes.

He's working on getting his website up and going (many items will be exclusively through them.)
And the "paint is drying" so to speak on the first release, so I'd think the wait is not to many months.

Remember the brightly painted various boxes and tubes and stuff with garish silk-screen decoration?
Remember how you loved that they did and the magic and fun, but they never quite felt like.
Remember your family audiences enjoying the magic but saying "Its a trick, it's a gimmick" or "what's that thing?"

Well, this is what's being fixed, these props are light weight, colorful but not gaudy.
They look like real-world objects, or at least familiar objects.
the make the magic, and the fun, stronger and more logically predicable.
And they come with complete presentations of encourage you to be creative.

I'll let the cat out of the bag as soon as I get permission, I promise!
Walt
Message: Posted by: seadog93 (Jan 15, 2011 04:42PM)
Oh what a tease!!!
Message: Posted by: David Thiel (Jan 18, 2011 12:45PM)
You are a bad, bad man.

David
Message: Posted by: mpacyga (Jan 27, 2011 12:05PM)
Walt, Any estimate on when you can break the news to us?

Mike
Message: Posted by: seadog93 (Jan 27, 2011 12:23PM)
Mpacyga,
oh man you went and got me all excited thinking that Walt had posted! :)
Oh well.
Message: Posted by: magicgeorge (Jan 27, 2011 12:51PM)
Attention! Ground-breaking news; Someone somewhere will be selling something sometime!

Well, that's me sold...do they do pre-orders for hype-junkies?
Message: Posted by: tgs (Jan 27, 2011 02:35PM)
I've made out my blank check already! I hope these new items get here soon, because upon reading this post I immediately set all my old props on fire.
Message: Posted by: Al Angello (Jan 27, 2011 02:56PM)
Walt
Is there a limit to how many of these thingies I can buy, or can I buy as many thingies as I can afford?
Message: Posted by: SpellbinderEntertainment (Jan 30, 2011 12:35PM)
OK the website is not quite up yet for these guys,
but it's a company by Michael Mosher, Hollywood FX guy,
Called Wack-O Innovative Magic

First two pieces:
A logical Stat-o-Sphere, with Frankensteinís Monster instead of balls,
and Frankensteinís Castle instead of a tube.

Next an inexpensive Topsy-Turvy Bottles, with real Coke bottles with soda inside,
and tubes with up and down arrows that fit the routine.

Honored to say I've worked on and written (what I hope)
are detailed, practical presentations for each one.

These are fun pieces you'll love to play with (collect them all! as they say)
More coming out in the future too.
Walt
Message: Posted by: mike storz (Feb 1, 2011 11:01AM)
Exciting!!!!!!!!!!!1
Message: Posted by: SpellbinderEntertainment (Feb 3, 2011 07:09AM)
Topsy-Turvy selling like crazy all ready. and mis-made Frankie in a close second. Hocus Poucs *may* carry a very few too. Next? An innovate head-chest like never berfore Michael says! Out of town so won't be here to update for a while. Walt
Message: Posted by: BScott8870 (Feb 3, 2011 11:34AM)
Where can we order these? Who do we contact??
Message: Posted by: Full Effect Steve (Feb 3, 2011 12:32PM)
http://www.hocus-pocus.com/magicshop/
Message: Posted by: magicinsight (Feb 3, 2011 12:33PM)
I just ordereed both the Mis-Made Frankenstein and Topsy Turvy coke bottles from Michael Mosher. Can't wait to get them. They look great!

Michael
Message: Posted by: BScott8870 (Feb 3, 2011 12:59PM)
I can't find the mismade Frankenstein on Hocus Pocus what did you search under??
Message: Posted by: Christopher Lyle (Feb 3, 2011 02:37PM)
I have seen the items and I'm very impressed....
Message: Posted by: Starrpower (Feb 3, 2011 06:46PM)
I'm with BScott .... I can't find anything on the Mismade either.
Message: Posted by: BScott8870 (Feb 3, 2011 07:16PM)
I found the Topsy Turvy Bottles but no Frankenstein on the site.

Perhaps they sold out already????
Message: Posted by: BScott8870 (Feb 3, 2011 08:04PM)
Yep. Hocus Pocus only had 2 for sale.

Go to the Tricks and Effects section and you will see a thread where you can order Frankie for the maker directly.

$249
Message: Posted by: Loyal R (Feb 5, 2011 03:01PM)
Can the Topsy Turvy Bottles be performed close to the audience? Like in a Kid Birthday show in a house?
Message: Posted by: Flymo (Feb 5, 2011 04:39PM)
[quote]
On 2011-02-05 16:01, Loyal R wrote:
Can the Topsy Turvy Bottles be performed close to the audience? Like in a Kid Birthday show in a house?
[/quote]

No, far too dangerous.
Message: Posted by: SpellbinderEntertainment (Feb 7, 2011 12:28PM)
Here's a review on Wack-o-Magic Innovation and Michael by Paul Osborne

MIKE MOSHER
I first met Mike Mosher in the late eighties when he rescued me by stepping up to manage my shows at Rocky Point. Mike was hired as just a cast member but I soon realized his abilities far out weighed the young man I initially hired to be the magician and company manager. From those early days Mike went on to perform and manage our shows at Enchanted Village and Six Flags. He is a Renaissance man in every sense of the word. I could always count on him to bring the ďextra cheeseĒ to any theatrical production we worked on together. As an example, before I could get costumes and make up planned he showed up like this for our Six Flags Halloween show, Freaky Follies! A look that was better than I had planned!

As a magic builder he fabricated this Genii plan, The Hand of The Wolf, that we featured one month in that magazine.

From costumes to props to scripting to performance, Michael can do it all.

Although a marvelous performer is many ways, he has also turned his talents as a make-up artist into a full time profession with many movies and well known actors and actresses as clients. I am excited to announce his new magic manufacturing company, Wack-O Magic! His first two releases are terrific, and if you donít mind a review, I can tell you his Topsy Turvey Soda bottles are the best I have seen,
and I have seen them all from P&L to Grantís Black Cherry versions. His are better, current, realistic and improved over all the others, and the best news is the price. As a great audience participation trick, this one canít be beat!

I love the Strat-o-spheres as a prop. Iíve never understood why it wasnít called the stop light trick, but who cares, Mike made a new version that is totally logical. Remember in the movies how they assembled Frankenstein? Now you can, too. Yes, itís the monster that canít be assembled, or can he? Like the movie, which was not a Halloween release, this prop can be featured year round! The other cool thing is that this Frankenstein is a cute little guy so heís perfect for kid shows. Another new and clever magical prop from Mike Mosher.

Finally, Mike has the capability to make up custom feet for your illusions.
I am sure you can look to more creative magic props from the fertile mind of Mike Mosher!
Message: Posted by: francisngkl (Feb 8, 2011 05:16PM)
Sounds like a great addition to my inventory!
Message: Posted by: Mando (Feb 8, 2011 08:12PM)
I just got my topsy turvy in, it is hands down amazing!, and just a quick update for anyone looking for the FRANKENSTEIN MIS MADE MONSTER IS IN STOCK ON HOCUS-POCUS.COM!
Message: Posted by: magicgeorge (Feb 16, 2011 06:25AM)
http://www.wack-o-magic.com
Message: Posted by: Mumblemore (Feb 16, 2011 06:32PM)
I received Frankenstein and was initially a little frustrated as a there was a small break in shipping. However, Michael communicated well with me, I glued the small piece back, and found the trick is a beautiful, custom-made and sleek bit of kit. I worried it might be fragile as the three pieces of the "monster" seem to be made of styrofoam. However, I can say, having dropped them a couple of times, that they are not fragile at all.

The pieces do clunk slightly in the tube and it might be worthwhile to put a little foam on the stand so that there isn't a noise when they "hit" the bottom of the tube (the surface of the stand). But I rigged a 1/2" thick foam pad on top of the stand, and it works like a charm. This is going to be a mainstay of any good Halloween show and may also be useful other times of the year. Well crafted and clever in design.

My congratulations to the designer and apologies for my initial criticisms, which were worked out with a little Crazy Glue.
Message: Posted by: makeupguy (Feb 26, 2011 01:04AM)
There was an initial problem with my website.. due to a tiny typo... the contact information was being kicked back in the mail... grrr.

I've fixed that.. and the Topsy Turvey bottles.. and the mismade monsters.. and rubber fruit.. are all on my site for sale.

I have a couple of super fun things in the works.. ALL suitable for kids shows and adult entertianment. I'm going to try to put out some magic with some school show lessons.. without being preachy or corny or crappy.

Some stock items are on the way.. including the world's biggest Devil's Hank and some other props that haven't been around or have been, but haven't been well made.

I'm going to try to make www.Wack-o-magic the place to go for quality, well thought through magic props.

PS.. if there's something you want to have made.. or have an excpetional idea that's original.. let me take a crack at it.. I'm honest.. and I promise, If I can't make it well, better, or on time and on budget, I'll pass on it and save you any hassle or headache!!
Message: Posted by: makeupguy (Feb 27, 2011 05:19PM)
More exciting news!!!

http://wackomagic.blogspot.com/
Message: Posted by: makeupguy (Mar 25, 2011 06:22PM)
This is almost ready to go.. I thought it was done, but I sent it to a friend for testing.. and he wants me to make ONE change.. and so I am. It should take most of the day, but it won't delay shipment! I'm waiting for ONE prop to arrive that's part of the TWO routines written by Walt Anthony that comes with it.. but I know they've shipped.. and will be here any moment now.


http://www.wackomagic.com/wackomagic/Tiny_Tricky_Trashcan.html
Message: Posted by: magicinsight (Mar 26, 2011 01:47PM)
Makeupguy,

With regards to the Tricky Tiny Trash can, is it made of aluminum? I am concerned about denting it during transportation and packing. Does it come and can somesrot of protective lightweight carrying case/bag be made to protect the metal from denting?

Thank you very muhc.
Michael
Message: Posted by: makeupguy (Mar 26, 2011 02:04PM)
It's zinc plated steel...

I'm not going to say that it's not dentable.. but it's a GARBAGE CAN.. if it gets a bit dented.. all the better.

You can order a fiber case for it from OMEGA cases...www.omegacase.com. I called around to MANY case companies, Omega beat the price of EVERYONE by far; they'd quoted me about $100 per case. I just didn't want to add $100 to the price of the prop for a case..

I'm looking into alternatives.. but I haven't come up with a reasonable priced case yet... for now they'll pack in a well padded cardboard box.. but I'm working on something better.
Message: Posted by: makeupguy (Jul 23, 2011 12:37PM)
I know this is an old thread..but it has uncompleted conversations that needed tying up.

The Tiny Tricky Trashcan (avail from me or from Hocus Pocus) now COMES WITH A CASE.. Which is a HOMER BUCKET from Home Depot! It fits PERFECTLY in the bucket... with NO room for wiggle.. and you can stand on it to reach the top shelf in your magic room!!

Also.. I have exactly TWO mis-made Monsters left.. and there won't be any more... at least not for a VERY long time. I have other projects I want to make.. and they were time consuming to make.. with each monster taking more than a full day to make, paint, cut in three, re-paint, and do the final finish...

Hocus Pocus got most of the last of my stock on these...

The topsy turvey soda bottles are now for sale world wide.. in 7 different countries at magic shops!!! and a new MATCHING silkola is in the works too!!
Message: Posted by: Ryan Price (Jul 23, 2011 01:08PM)
Have you thought about making a larger trash can? By the looks of it its too small to hold a rabbit. Is that the case?
Message: Posted by: makeupguy (Jul 23, 2011 02:33PM)
I'm limited to the scope of trash cans being manufactured. It was VERY hard to find the size I found which is a GREAT size for the average performer without a ton of room in his/ her car.

Why would you put a rabbit in a trash can? This is made for magicians to come up with recycling routines. If you want a bunny bucket, buy a bunny bucket for over $100 more to START.

At any rate... the short answer is no. I'm not going to build them in a larger size. The proportion of a duck bucket is slightly different.. making it shorter and squatter. The proportion of a garbage can would make one that would fit a full size rabbit nearly prohibitive to carry around to shows.

Thanks for asking though.

The size of the current Tiny Tricky Trashcan is10 x 10 x 14 inches of can space.. making the load about 10 x 5 x 14. I think it would hold a pigmy bunny without an issue... but again.. why would you want a bunny in a garbage can. You certainly don't want to show a little kid how RABBITS are recycled, you'd scar them for life!!
Message: Posted by: makeupguy (Jul 29, 2011 11:06AM)
And.. finally.. something new and cool is in the works..

http://www.wack-o-magic.com/wackomagic/Silkola.html
Message: Posted by: Ryan Price (Jul 30, 2011 05:28PM)
There is definitely a reason behind my thoughts. Thanks for the answer, I will stick with my current buckets.

Looks awesome though.
Message: Posted by: makeupguy (Oct 20, 2011 02:30AM)
It's not in the works anymore..

the SILKOLA is done.. and it's a masterpice by Walt Anthony and Wack-o if I do say so myself.. and I don't. I've already sold a handful.. and it's only been on the site for a few hours!

The Wack-o-Magic Banner will change on Friday 10/21... since Steve is out of town.


http://www.wack-o-magic.com/wackomagic/Silkola.html