Now it has become a mysterious 'skill toy'

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Now it has become a mysterious 'skill toy'

Postby Gary Kosnitzky » September 10th, 2011, 7:24 am


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Re: Now it has become a mysterious 'skill toy'

Postby Gotyours » September 29th, 2011, 2:15 pm

Cool

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Re: Now it has become a mysterious 'skill toy'

Postby Dustin Stinett » September 29th, 2011, 5:06 pm

Anyone else remember when the Dancing Cane came out as a kids' toy?

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Re: Now it has become a mysterious 'skill toy'

Postby pduffie » September 30th, 2011, 9:05 am

Hi Dustin

I remember the tv ads for that -- I think it was called "The Trick Stick" in the UK.

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Re: Now it has become a mysterious 'skill toy'

Postby Magic Mike » September 30th, 2011, 3:00 pm

Yup...
Dancing Cane (Tric Stick),
Sands Of Egypt (Magic Sand)
Svengali Deck (Maverick Cards)
and now Hummer's Whirling Card (UFO)

Magic 'toys' all demo-ed in toy stores by magicians.

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Re: Now it has become a mysterious 'skill toy'

Postby Brad Henderson » September 30th, 2011, 3:03 pm

I don't think magic sands deserves to be on that list as it's play value was entirely non magical - you used it to make sculptures in water.

Though you might want to add flitter fairies to your list. The lady did an amazing job of themeing, even contextualizing the method.

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Re: Now it has become a mysterious 'skill toy'

Postby Brad Henderson » September 30th, 2011, 3:05 pm

Though in a lake George toy store I saw the hummer card for sale, not demoed by a magician, but by a video at a stand alone kiosk.

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Re: Now it has become a mysterious 'skill toy'

Postby Tom Frame » October 1st, 2011, 9:49 am

I have a dim memory of the Hummer card being performed in a W.C. Fields film, possibly by Fields himself. Does anyone recall the film?


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