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Topic: Excellent source for unusual items , cards, etc .
Message: Posted by: David Todd (Apr 24, 2004 12:07PM)
If you haven't yet heard of the company called Accoutrements
then please go to this link :

http://www.accoutrements.com/forms/catalogweb.html

to order their complete catalog (they will also send out catalog supplements from time to time ) Order the catalog because they only have a small sample of the items they stock shown on their website.

Accoutrements is a wholesaler , so you will either have to establish an account with them and place certain minimum orders or else find a local retailer that deals with them . In my area the Sam Flax art supply stores , as well as Pearl Art & Craft can obtain these items.

This company has some really fun and unusual novelty items . A lot of them are silly kitsch items , but if you do a certain style of comedy or bizarre magic you will find something in their product line that will spark your creativity .

I found them because I was looking for a place where I could obtain about 25 rubber goldfish (realistic looking rubber goldfish) for an effect I am working on . They also have some really cool novelty decks of cards such as the Texas Hold 'em deck with realistic bullet holes in the cards , Many other novelty themed card decks .
Message: Posted by: czero (May 2, 2004 12:10PM)
Another great place for all kinds of fun and goofy props just begging for magical use is Archie McPhee's.

http://www.mcphee.com

(No, I'm not affiliated with them.)

--Mike
Message: Posted by: Reis O'Brien (May 2, 2004 07:52PM)
Great leads, guys! Thanks!
Message: Posted by: jimtron (Jul 8, 2004 04:01PM)
Another great source, somewhat different:

http://www.sciplus.com/

(forgive me if everyone already knows about this one)
Message: Posted by: CamelotFX (Jul 14, 2004 06:23PM)
One of my favorites (I shop there a lot!)
is http://www.stupid.com.
Message: Posted by: Ron Crumley (Jul 15, 2004 09:51AM)
Great resources guys!
We need to know about more totally unique/weird sites like these.

Thanks
Message: Posted by: RayBanks (Jul 16, 2004 07:32AM)
McPhees seems to be the retail outlet for Acoutrements
Message: Posted by: glodmagic (Jul 17, 2004 09:31AM)
Thanks David for starting this thread!

Everything and a whole lot more of the stuff that "Accoutrements" sells is in a store here in Richmond, VA. They hire me peridically to perform in their store. When in Richmond please visit "World of Mirth".
(NO I am not affliated with them either)

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Message: Posted by: Doug Higley (Jul 17, 2004 10:51AM)
Thanks for th entertainment!


I think I found the coolest thing I ever saw (considering the results they have on the site! wow.

http://www.thinkgeek.com/gadgets/electronic/655e/


Doug
Message: Posted by: David Todd (Jul 17, 2004 10:46PM)
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On 2004-07-17 10:31, glodmagic wrote:
Thanks David for starting this thread!

Everything and a whole lot more of the stuff that "Accoutrements" sells is in a store here in Richmond, VA. They hire me peridically to perform in their store. When in Richmond please visit "World of Mirth".

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Cool. Richmond, VA ? The home of [url=http://www.thetaters.com]The 'Taters[/url] ?
I know that place . I will visit World of Mirth next time I'm in that neck of the woods.