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In researching a prop for someone here on the Café, I came upon Magic Makers new versions of the old Adams magic line. I know they have a reputation for turning out knock-offs, but their new drawer box is delightfully horrific in the use of quasi-vintage graphics, whether they know it or not. I'm thinking with some aging these could look like 1960's era toys? Thoughts...

https://magicmakersinc.com/collections/s......ss-adams
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Aging the image and box would look quite creepy. I could see this as part of a Childs toy magic set. Hum...
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I know that Bob Cassidy used a large plastic drawer box from a Marvins Magic kit to turn it into a large match box for his Crossroads routine. Maybe if you wanted to go another route, this could be turned into a smaller "match box".
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An appearing cut-off finger may be nice?
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That's Tillie - an icon of Coney Island and Asbury Park.
I found more into on Tillie here: https://www.app.com/story/money/business......4701002/

S.S. Adams, the company, was based out of Neptune, NJ at one point in time.
S.S. Adams, the owner, died in Asbury Park, NJ in 1963 at the age of 84.

Perhaps, placing Tillie on the box is a way of paying homage to the man.
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Wow! Thank you so much for the insightful and enlightening post EVILDAN. I had no idea. Sounds like the groundwork for a presentation if there ever was one.
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On Jul 2, 2020, EVILDAN wrote:
That's Tillie - an icon of Coney Island and Asbury Park.
I found more into on Tillie here: https://www.app.com/story/money/business......4701002/

S.S. Adams, the company, was based out of Neptune, NJ at one point in time.
S.S. Adams, the owner, died in Asbury Park, NJ in 1963 at the age of 84.

Perhaps, placing Tillie on the box is a way of paying homage to the man.


Yes, in Coney Island, George C. Tilyou, in 1897 opened Steeplechase Park and that eventually became the brand logo for the park, probably the earliest use of that symbol.

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It's definitely an interesting idea, but with it being Magic Makers how good is the quality likely to be? I mean how badly can you really screw up a drawer box, but...Magic Makers.
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WOW ,mmmm I have switch box like that,purple in colour and after reading up on the taking down of Tillie, definitely screaming out for a spooky routine.
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Correct me if I a wrong - isn't this plastic?
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Indeed it is, but with the right "dirtying up," I still think it has potential to be a disturbing prop.
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Use stickers and make you own on a better quality box.

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On Jun 30, 2020, Wizard of Oz wrote:
In researching a prop for someone here on the Café, I came upon Magic Makers new versions of the old Adams magic line. I know they have a reputation for turning out knock-offs, but their new drawer box is delightfully horrific in the use of quasi-vintage graphics, whether they know it or not. I'm thinking with some aging these could look like 1960's era toys? Thoughts...

https://magicmakersinc.com/collections/s......ss-adams


Looking at this I’m thinking about a grubby child’s box, in which was placed a milk tooth before bedtime in anticipation of it being exchanged for an old English penny (or dime) when they woke up. The outcome though could be altogether more horrific and darker.

Nice find Greg. It takes a creative eye to spot this kind of aesthetic - not sure whether It’s intentional or not, however I suspect the latter. Wonder if The Tilley image is copyright or public domain?
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If Magic Fakers is using it, most likely in public domain.
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