The Best Hippity Hop Rabbits
It is great to see Chance Wolf continuing to produce amazing magic after ten years. Chance produces very high quality magic that is both performable and collectable.
This little darling has to be the best version of Hippity Hop Rabbits (or Hares) ever. Better than the Collector’s Workshop version or the many others I have seen.
And finally he’s made the covers have a reason for living – they are now rabbit hutches. Everything about this effect is superb and mechanism works perfectly.
This is the one to get for sure.
Source: Micro Hip Hop Hares
Colorful and fun!
This is a Colorful and fun prop. Just what a kids show prop should be. "chewed gum" goes in, it gets mixed, pulling it like taffy. You crank the sides with a loud clackety clack then the alarm goes off and big colorful balls spill out and fill the chamber.
Alot of fun for kids, and adults get a kick out of it too. The prop is made with solid colored plastic panels so there is no paint to scratch, if the sides get marked you can’t tell and a little focused heat will soften the sides and the gouge disappears. The tube is painted, but it’s a well done thick heavy duty paint and takes wear well.
Now even though this has a presentation built in, it can be used for many different presentations. the plastic balls can be switched out and you can turn chewed gum into real gum and hand it out (funny!) or forget the gum entirely. I’ve often used this prop when I needed a utility square circle production. just come up with another meaning for "ABC" painted on the front (this trick is as easy as ABC! ~ actual meaning is Already been chewed, referring to the chewed gum you use in the original routine)
The load chamber is huge and the "square" of the square circle shrinks in size ( an amazing idea and method!) so when you dump your load out it seems to fill the chamber! and the bell on the side helps to emphasize the magic moment in any kind of presentation.
Source: ABC Gumball Recycler
Spelling bee board
This is a great versatile effect that can be used for a variety of shows. Well built and customizable, the board shows a word spelled with separate letters, you turn the board around, remove the letters, shuffle them face down and either you or a volunteer randomly puts them back into the board. when the board is turned around again to face the audience, the original (or a different) word has been spelled perfectly. Great effect, seemingly impossible, and it works just as well for adults as it does for a family or children’s audience.
A great prop that I use often. especially when I’m asked to perform at a themed show and I need a custom trick quick. Superhero show? have the word spell a hero’s name. Corporate show? have the company’s name or their product written on the board. Recycling show, have the letters spell recycle. Child’s birthday? have the letters spell the child’s name!
You are limited to words with the same number of letters in it than your board can hold. Smaller words will work also. Sometimes the bottom of the prop will separate a bit causing the letters to fall through the crack, but a bit of tape or glue and it’s an easy fix. this is a well built solid prop (block of wood and plexiglass) that will last a long time. the letters may need replacing after a few years though.
Source: Spelling Bee
PB and J
This is a great effect, that I’ve been using in my magic shows for younger children for years! It’s well built and can get great reactions depending on how you routine the effect.
A very simple effect with a peanut butter jar and a jelly jar that changes places underneath a couple of black covers. The covers are strong, flexible, and after using my set for years seem to show no sign of wear. the peanut butter jars look great and they look like glass jars thanks to the perspex, they are plastic though and very solid. You must supply your own jelly jars. I went with glass jars so I have to be careful, but if you are rough with your props you may want to find some nice plastic jars of jam.
Two challenges with this effect. First off, it’s a piece that requires a good routine to get a good reaction. I’ve seen a standing ovation for this effect ( really, no kidding! ) and I’ve seen this done terribly More often then not it gets a good reaction, but please give it some thought, throw away the included routine and create a good original routine and you’ll be surprised how well you can do. The second point, and it could almost be seen as funny. a few times it’s been mentioned to me and once a lady came running up to me in the middle of my show concerned because a child in the audience had peanut allergies. We know the peanut butter jars are props, but our audiences don’t and it could cause problems if the children are close up. Before every show like that I always mention to the staff that the pb jars are fake.
Source: Peanut Butter and Jelly Trick