General Magic

Close-Up/Stage



On this page you will find magic that doesn't quite fall in the category of specifically Stage or Close up but could be used for both!

Wonder Lock - Mick Hanzlick

A great table hopping effect that can fill a stage. A banknote, £5-50 (depending on the audiences you work for), or even a large value cheque, is securely locked into a clear plastic frame with the "WONDERLOCK". The lock will only open with one of the five keys supplied. This can be demonstrated before snapping the lock shut if required. Four audience members are asked to chose one of the five keys, the remaining key is for the Magician (that's you). Each of the audience memebers in turn tries their key in the lock. AT ANY TIME they can change their key with the magicians key Even so, after all the audience’s keys have been tried and will not open the lock, the magician’s key WILL OPEN IT!

Master Locksmith Mick Hanzlik has created what has become the ultimate lock and key effect. WONDERLOCK is a precision piece of engineering; The WONDERLOCK kit comes complete with WONDERLOCK, plexiglas frame, five keys and full instructions.

An absolute killer effect: Small props yet it can be a feature stage presentation or and intimate close up effect. Perfection!

Only one left...

Price: £55

Sorry sold out!

Rigid Rope

Stiff Rope is a classic of comedy magic.

Effect:
At the magicians command this piece of rope will go rigid as if the ends are being held by two invisible people.

This little gem plays well for both kids and adults and is totally self working.

This rope can be used in a comical routine as well as a serious one. You can also perform this trick completely surrounded.

 

Instructions and a suggested performance is included. Very easy to do.

Price: £6

Currently available in Red and yellow! Leave your choice in message box at check out!

Malini Egg Bag

Personally I believe there is only one Egg Bag worth using... This is of course it! The "Malini" Egg Bag. Just incase you have been hidden in a black hole for the last 100 years and have no idea what an Egg Bag is... You show a small black bag about 8" square. Having shown it completely empty both inside and out the spectator double checks, looks and feels inside the bag... Definitely empty no question! The spectator reaches into the bag themselves and pulls out an EGG! (So that's why its called an Egg Bag! This version invented by Max Malini to answer the other question!). You take the egg place it back into the bag and make it vanish again. Once again to show the bag inside and out you can even screw up the bag completely, the spectator looks and feels inside the bag... Empty, Gone, Vamoosed!!! You give the bag to the spectator, they hold the bag and reach into it themselves, behold! An EGG! Finally of course the Egg completely disappears! There are many routine written for the Egg Bag possibly one of the best being the Ken Brooke routine described above. Ken used to sell the Malini Egg Bag himself so you know this has to be good!

This one of the best eggs bags money can buy!

Use your own egg. (A blown egg... and if you need some tips on a good blown egg drop me a line)

Great for both Close up or Stage takes up no room but plays big... What more could you ask... My personal recommendation! (Guess what's in may act then!) - M

Price: £35

Sorry temporarily out of stock.

Original Kaps Smoking Thumb Gimmick & routine

Here is a complete routine by Pat Page together with the top secret professional gimmick which is hand-made using brass and teflon.

The Smoking Thumb effect is one of the most magical feats possible. Made famous by Laurel and Hardy, Ade Duval and the incomparable Fred Kaps it has become one of the most sought after secrets of the stage performer. At last we are able to offer a professional gimmick (identical to the one used by Fred Kaps) which makes this unusual routine possible. Imagine reaching into the air, forming your hand into a pipe, your thumb protuding upward like a stem, and being able to create clouds of smoke at will, just as if you were smoking your thumb. This well-made gimmick, together with Pat Page's excellent routined instructions will help you to do just that. The effect is always under your control and may be used at any point in the act. No chemicals are involved and it is not technically difficult to do but it does require proper presentation. With some hard work on your part this could be the feature item in your act. If you have ever seen Fred Kaps live or on video performing this amazing effect you will know how powerful and baffling it can be.

Price £28


Appearing Golf Balls - Matthew Reesman

The performer produces four golf balls, one by one. Each one is placed between the fingertips of the right hand. This seems like the end of the effect, but a surprise awaits the audience with the production of a giant golf ball!

With golf being one of the world's most popular sports, you cannot find a more commercial routine than this. The addition of one of these routines to your repertoire will create an instant connection with your audience.

This set includes 4 white sponge golf balls, one yellow sponge golf ball, one giant white sponge golf ball, and photo-illustrated instructions for 3 routines! These are not made from the regular goshman sponge, these are slighty harder and look like a golf ball rather than a white sponge ball!

A very nice idea and something a bit different - M

Price: £12


Enchanted Flowers - Kenton Knepper

A stunningly simple and devious manner of producing spring flowers at the fingertips. Only one flower is seen in the hand at any time yet many are produced without "steals" or other work. Finally, a flower V-I-S-I-B-L-Y changes colour right before the audience's eyes! This effect is pulled directly from Kenton's Act!

Kenton also gives ideas on an advanced routine using two gimmicks (you are supplied with two but only require one for the basic routine)

Available in paper. Colours may vary.

Price: £12


Magic Thimbles - Vernet

This is the Complete 16 Thimble Set

With this set of thimbles, you can perform multiplications, vanishes, color changes, penetrations and multi-colored productions! The Vernet Magic Thimbles are specially designed and each consist of pairs nested into each other. With this set you can perform all of the classic thimble routines and more.

Price: £12

Sorry temporarily out of stock

Silver Magic Thimbles - Vernet

Set of 8 Thimbles

You can perform multiplications, vanishes and penetrations. The Silver Magic Thimbles are specially designed and consist of pairs of thimbles nested inside each other. Great for the classic Thimble effects or your own routines.

Price: £12


Mogar's Thimbles - Joe Mogar

I have found two tubes of these in the Drawer...

These are the GENUINE Mogar Thimbles. Molded and Manufactured by Joe Mogar.

These are PERFECT thimbles to use for the effects featured in "Joe Mogar's Digital Effects Book" and "The Thimble Dexterity DVD."

The thimbles are made of high grade places and are size 11.

These are REAL thimbles and you will be very pleased when you use them.

Dimensions Approximately 7/8" x 3/4" (2.22cm x 1.9cm)

Tube 1: Has... 4 x white, 1 x Red, 1 x Yellow, 1 x Green.

Tube 2: Has... 4 x Red, 2 x Yellow, 1 x White.

Price: £7 per tube


The World Famous BANANA Trick - Dan Garret

Yes the very same trick as used by John Lennahan on 'Stuff The White Rabbit'. A Banana keeps reappearing at your finger tips, no sooner do you remove it, then it is replaced by another one, ad infinitum. You can place them in a bag and have them all disappear at the end of the routine. A wonderful compere item or "running gag" great for the children's entertainer, in fact this could fit in anyone's act. So very easy to do

Be honest can you really afford not to have one ?

NOW with B.B.B. (THE BABY BANANA BONUS)

The Baby Banana Bonus is a supplemental routine designed to enhance the original Banana Trick. Baby Banana climax of having a "bunch" of miniature sponge bananas magically appear in the spectator's hand. This version incorporates a Dan Garrett brainstorm which makes it easier and more unexpected than all other similar routines. These fine miniature sponge bananas are made with the same individual care as the regular sponge bananas. They will add new laughs plus a magical new dimension to the Banana Trick.

Complete set

Price: £13


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