Tuesday, August 5, 2014

New Amazing Pictures of That Infernal Contraption!!

Thank you to Walt Anthony and David Facer for the wonderful pictures of the First Sent Out of That Infernal Contraption!!
Still Available for $679 Plus $10 Shipping for a limited time in the US.. Soon, the shipping will go up to $40 as this ships as a 22 lb box!!!

Monday, July 28, 2014

Sorry for the delay.. and a secret set of updates!!!

I know it's been a long time since this blog has been updated.. and i promise it won't be that long again.

I've been working on a TV show called The ORIGINALS.. working out of Atlanta Georgia.  That's about 2000 miles away from the shop at Wack-o-Magic.

That's why you haven't heard much about new magic.. and why you haven't heard much from me.

The show is great... the peopel are nice.. but it makes it virtually impossible to put new magic onto the market.

That may change with Wack-o's next release... if all goes well I'm going to team up for the FIRST time with another magic company.. either Hocus Pocus or Theory 11 to put out a JUMBO Coin 3-FLY!   It's NEVER BEEN DONE.. and for good reason. It's a stage version of a close up effect that takes practice.  It's hard.  It's new.  It's been tested by Kyle Ravin, a wonderful magician in Singapore.. and now it's coming to America via the wonderful magic of download and DVD.. The shells will be made by me.. possibly in a variety of coins.

I can probably make a shell out of virtually any 3" jumbo coin.. but I'd rather keep it simple.

Anyway.. that's the story for wack-o's delay... I'm sorry I'm not putting out more magic.. but That INFERNAL CONTRAPTION is here.. and it's wonderful.. and the Jumbo Three Fly will be out in a few months.. and it's going to be wondeful.

I'm wonderful.. and wack-o is NOT going out of business... probably ever.. but certianly not int he next decade.. I have a mile long list of stuff that hasn't been made yet.. and stuff I need to re-release that's not currently available.. Grimoire's are in my future.... really.. improved and just as amazing... but sadly about 30% more expensive.

THAT Infernal Contraption!!!!

Welcome to That Infernal Contraption.  Magician have been using Square Circles for Generations in their act.  They are cumbersome.  They're often ugly to the point of gaudiness. They produce silk hankerchiefs, or flowers or something equally  discordant with the image of a male performer.  Welcome to somethign that ain't your grandfathers Square Circle!!

An ornate Victorian-Steampunk inspired example of wood cabinetry, with gizmos and gadgets and thingamajigs and knobs and switches ...that allow for intergalactic time-space- travel... and huge entertainment value.
Jules Vern, H. G. Wells, Charles Dickens, and Edgar Alan Poe would have loved this prop! The Outer-Cabinet opens to reveal an Inner-Chamber, both rest on a revolving art nouveau inspired base.
The conjurer weaves strange tales of half-mad inventors and secret laboratories where ramshackle machines create a vortex making teleportation possible. He reveals the cabinets “present” (outer chest) and “past” (inner chest) and how space-and-time can be manipulated and warped at the magician’s will.
Imagine being able to produce Jack The Ripper's bloody gloves, Edison's first light bulb, John Wilkes Booth's diary, Queen Victoria’s wedding veil!!!
Not only is this a beautiful and collectible artifact, it is a practical and logically themed variation of the classic Square-Circle, with numerous innovations in design and function, allowing for a considerable load capacity, but the ability to dismantle and pack almost flat. No one will ever guess that this contraption is based on a classic method.
The painstakingly fabricated components are very deceptive and the entire unit plays huge, but packs into a small aluminum case for transport and storage!
Each individually constructed and hand-finished piece will be:
Each unit hand-numbered by Wack-O Innovative
Comes with a Certificate of Authenticity
Performance Rights for story and presentation
A full Story-Presentation by respected bizarrist Walt Anthony Collectable Unit Limited Edition, with individually ornamented components A protective aluminum transportation case 

I have only made 15 of these.. and 4 were immediately taken!!  that means that only 11 can go to magicians world wide!!   The case, as shipped, weighs 22 lbs!  This is a GIANT prop that pack FLAT as can be into it's own suitcase!!!

The final dimensions when it's assembled  14 x 14  x 22!!   

The price is also nice for what it is.. $679 plus shipping... shipping a 22 lb box isn't cheap... shipping for this is about $40...  but it's so totally worth it!!!

Thursday, July 18, 2013

I just realized that I haven't had a blog post for almost 4 months.. that's not because nothing is happening here at Wack-o-Magic!  It's because I've been so BUSY!!

Wack-o has a NEW WEBSITE!!!!  visit me at www.wack-o-magic.com.

It's still going to  have some small tweaking, but it's finally at long last... done-ish.

I've also been working on a new prop (actually a few of them..)   but this one is super special!  It's an anti-bullying routine with a familiar prop that's been re-designed by one of the top conceptual designer in both fashion and film.

The prop is being called TALLER OR SMALLER and will premier at MAGIC LIVE in Las Vegas in August.. and will be available to the general public through Wack-o-Magic and on a VERY limted basis from Hocus Pocus Magic

I have a wonderful time travel prop coming out as well probably in Sept or Oct called The Infernal Contraption. It's a sort of Square Circle.. but in name only. This is highly decorated in  true steampunk and comes with a routine that includes Thomas Edison AND Jack the Ripper.  It will also come in two sizes.. I think it's about time that someone put out a TRUE stage size Square Circle that isn't Ugly and covered in inapproriate stencils and yellow fringe.

I'm going to tip the general idea behind the end of the year project.. and that's I'm designing and making  MAGICAL FURNITURE!!!  That's right. Architectural Quality furniture that you can use as a piece of furniture 98% of the time, but then you can actually do a magic trick with it that's been familiar to you for generations, but has NEVER beeen seen like this.  I'll have a bar

table version that's even BETTER a few months after the coffee table version

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Hi! It's been FAR too long..

I can't believe it's been 5 months since my last blog!!!  Far too long!!

Part of the reason is that Wack-o-Magic has been busy.. I fulfilled a GINORMOUS order for Murphy's magic supplies.. 600 Boxes went out of the wack-o warehouse at the end of January.
I'm working on some new stuff... a new version of the Jack Hughes routine for the Giant and Dwarf.. with permission from the Jack Hughes estate!!!  It'll be a wonderful anti- bullying routine for kids shows and library performers.  I haven't finalized the materials yet.... but the prop has a GREAT pedigree.
The artwork is by Jarrett Fajardo, a super talented production designer from the Bay area who's art skills are only matched by his joyous outlook on life.

The routine, of course written by Walt Anthony will be reviewed and approved by one of the top bullying experts in the country. Author of several Anti-Bullying books.

In addition, I'm working with Walt on his prop for THAT INFERNAL CONTRAPTION..  new take on the old Square Circle ... with a SteamPunk Prop and a routine that will knock the razor out of Jack the Rippers Hands!!!!

I'm also gearing up for my booth at the MAGIC LIVE convention in VEGAS.. if you haven't heard of it.. it's a once every other year event at the Orleans Hotel in Las Vegas thats widely known as the best magic convention on the planet.  It's over 80% sold out of about 1400 seats for this year.. Get 'em before you miss out on the ONLY convention that I'm doing this year..  Meet me in person!! and Walt too!
Pictures will be coming shortly of how AWSOME the booth will be!!

Saturday, September 8, 2012

A good friend of mine is going to kill me for posting this.. but I think it's a good representation of what this new rubber bowling pin can do..

What happens when you pack the wrong stuff in your bowling bag?

Watch the video

Sunday, September 2, 2012

We'll have Bowling Pins Shortly!!!

This is a bit of a distorted view of my new rubber bowling pins! The shape is the same shape and size of a REAL bowling pin because it was molded off of a REAL bowling pin.  It's a thin soft vinyl just like a Nielsen bottle...

The should be available around the middle of November.. hopefully earlier!

Reserve one now.. I'm only having a few hundred made.. and when they're gone, they're gone.  The retail price will be about 80 bucks.. give or take.. and worth every amazing penny!