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Welcome to The Magic Gadget Site!

You'll find practical and unusual magic props at reasonable prices, fast delivery, and friendly service.  No stock photos or descriptions here!  We call 'em the way we see 'em, and shoot photos for every item to help you know what your getting.    Just click any link on the menu to the left, and begin exploring!   There's amazing magic on every page!     When you find that "must-have" trick, at a great price, (and you will!), add it to your shopping cart and keep on looking!        Don't miss the  New Additions  to see what's new at TMGS .      And check out our "no hassle, no questions" return policy! 
Thanks for your interest in TMGS, and have fun!

Recent updates:                                                                              

Nov 13th, 2017 --     Sold items removed   A few more NEW items added to OCT/NOV 2017 section.                                                                    

Nov 8th, 2017 --     Sold items removed   Some NEW items added to OCT/NOV 2017 section.                                                                             

Oct 8th, 2017 --     Sold items removed   Some NEW items added to OCT 2017 section.                                                                                                                                                                                                                 

                                                                                                                                  

                                                                                                      

CHECK OUT THESE FRONT PAGE FAVORITE ITEMS OF MINE:  

Adam`s Color Vision with Wooden Block (blue)
We all know the Color Vision trick, and back when I first got a magic set for Christmas in the late-1960ís, it included a Color Vision.  By the time I got serious about learning magic in the mid-1970ís the Color Vision was long lost.  I remember getting another one at a magic store, and was disappointed that the beautiful wooden block with the inlaid metallic color spots had been replaced by a cardboard cube with printed spots on it.  A few years ago, I was lucky enough to find one the old wooden versions on eBay, and I won it in a frenzied bidding war between three or four other magicians.

Well, I just came across another one in a large estate magic lot, so if you too yearn for the original, wood block, version of the classic Color Vision trick, hereís your chance to get one.  This one is in excellent condition.   Just one small chip on the silver-gray paint on the block near the orange spot (see pic.)

And donít pass by showing this trick to laymen.  When they put the examinable cube in the examinable opaque plastic box, and you name the uppermost color via some psychic clairvoyant vision, it is impressive!  Definitely one of the best ever beginnerís tricks.

 

Original instructions are not included, but Iíll include a photocopy of instructions from a modern version of the trick.

Get this one while you have a chance!


TMGS Price: $21.99



Dream Time -- electronic clock hour prediction

Here's a neat prediction of any hour the spectator wants to choose.  And unlike many of these one-in-twelve predictions, this one can be instantly repeated.  The prop is large, 10 inches by 10 inches, so it shows up great for typical stand-up shows on club platforms and living rooms, but also is visible in bigger venues like auditoriums and stages.

 The effect looks like this:   

Magi/mentalist has a spectator stand and then he shows a box with a simple door-style lid.  The box is closed.  "Inside this box lies your destiny!  Well, a piece of your destiny.  A prediction of a small event in your immediate future, which may portend even greater things for you in the long run.  Imagine something you want to happen in your future  -- a goal, or a find desire.  Perhaps a city you've always wanted to visit, or a wedding with that special someone, or a job promotion, or...   Anything you wish to happen."    The spectator thinks of this thing, and you ask her to imagine which day of the week it is happening, and then to imagine the very hour of that day when it begins.   "See the face of a clock, the hour hand pointing directly to the number of that hour.   Tell everyone the hour of your very special event."    She says (for example) six.   "Do you believe I could have known in advance that you would choose Six as your most special hour?"    Regardless of her answer, you say "Because if you believe, you can make any dream come true.   So...  believe!"   The mentalist swings open the door of the box, revealing a large clock face, with a single hour hand, pointing to the number SIX.    "You now know exactly when your dream will come true.  Believe, and you can make it happen."

The effect can be repeated immediately.  "Who knows the hour of his/her birth?"   Another spectator is chosen.  The mentalist turns the clock face to himself (away from the audience's view) and moves the hand to another place on the dial, and closes the door.   The spectator tells his birth hour.  (Say, for example, Eleven).     The door is opened and the hand points to eleven.  

The clock works with some simple electronics, and the performer does not need to touch the clock to set the proper hour.     Performer can do this alone, without another assistant.   Although the box is opaque, performer gets necessary visibility to do what must be done.  He does need to be near the box, but not touching it.   The device works well, but does require practice to gain precision in setting the necessary hour.

The item is brand new and unused.  I have opened it to test it and make sure it works properly before shipping it.   The box is wood and plexi, covered with a wood grain contact paper.

Brand new with instructions.  

Has a suggested retail price of about $180-$200.  Get it here for less.  

   PLEASE READ TWO IMPORTANT NOTES BELOW.

NOTE #1:   Sorry, but 4 pounds is max I can ship internationally and this item is heavier than that, so bidders with USA addresses only.   Thanks

NOTE #2:   this item is over 4 pounds when securely packed.   Sorry, but it is still a great buy from TMGS, even after the US postal service gets its cut from us!  Depending on your zip code, the website may calculate shipping that is too high.  If more than $19, then I can ship it as a Flat Rate box for that much.  So $19 will be the max.   (I will refund any excess postage that you pay.)   If you want to check exact postage to your zip code, email us.  

Save: $70.00
TMGS Price: $119.95



Here`s HOW -- original Emerson & West 1980

I'm a huge fan of the Emerson & West packet tricks.  As a young magician in the late 1970's and early 1980's, these packet tricks (along with those of Trost and Goldstein) literally taught me how to do card magic.  They forced me to learn necessary sleights, yes, but they also made it easy and convenient for me to always carry a couple of tricks in my pocket, so I gained confidence as a performer by taking out my little vinyl packet wallet and showing some strong magic whenever someone said "Do a Trick!"

I thought I knew all of the E&W line-up, but here I am, 40 years later, and I discover one I never heard of.   This one is called Here's HOW, by Walt Maddison.   I imagine that this trick was put out after the success of E&W's The Whole Thing, because the two tricks have a lot in common.  (Or maybe this one inspired The Whole Thing... not sure which cam first.)   That said, Here's HOW is not as good a trick as The Whole Thing.  It is very strange, and the magical effect is pretty obscure.  (see Effect below)     But this is a RARE find for anyone interested in the history of packet trick magic, or the collector of vintage packet effects.

EFFECT:  magi shows three cards with blue backs.  He turns one faceup and it is printed with a strange abstract design (see photo).  He shows a second card and it also has this wierd design, and finally one more card is shown to have this abstract design.   A magical gesture, and when a card is shown again, the abstract design has changed into another similar (but different) abstract design.  This is repeated with the other cards -- one of them changing almost visibly via a standard color change move.    In the end, one of the cards is suddenly seen to have a large HOLE in the middle of it.   And although blue backs are seen throughout, the holed card is turned over to show a red back, and the word HOW printed on it.    (Patter tie-in is that this is HOW the trick works!)

I told you it was weird.  

The reason I think this trick is more collectible than performable:   the abstract design changes are not distinct enough to guarantee the audience clearly sees the change.  And the handling is a bit contrived.   I had to read the instructions about 4 times before I think I got it right.   So I doubt that anyone would want to show this to a "real" audience.   But as a collectible, it is something that few others will have, and all other collectors will be very interested in looking at.

It is new-old dealer stock, so in unused condition, complete with instructions, cards, Q-card, wallet, outer vinyl package sleeve -- exactly as issued 35+ years ago.    (Even has the extra Q-card depicting how to set up the cards to start.  This must have been included because of how confusing the instructions are!)

TMGS Price: $34.95



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Coins thru Table Card trick -- with TMGS routine

$ 24.95


Color Changing Rabbit -- Hippety Hop Goes Solo

$ 26.95


Die-Lusion -- Mark Leveridge

$ 4.95


IN and OUT cards -- cute version of Terri Rogers Stargate

$ 44.95


JUMBO Card Castle -- big cards, 36 inches tall

$ 13.95


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