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Marvin's Magic Drawing Board by MARVIN'S MAGIC
Marvin's Magic Drawing Board by MARVIN'S MAGIC

The fun and educational drawing and coloring toy for ages 4 and up. Create endless colorful pictures and effects without any paints or crayons – and no mess. Create effortless works of art by just gliding the tool across the Magic Drawing Board. 5/18/2012 (Price: $19.95) [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]

Fantasma Toys Magic Coloring Book by SCHYLLING
Fantasma Toys Magic Coloring Book by SCHYLLING

The Magic Coloring Book has become a favorite with children's magicians for good reason: it's quick, visual and completely deceptive. Ours is printed exclusively for Fantasma and is offered at a great price. First, the magician shows blank pages. Next, the pages show pictures of some of the things the magician likes most, "favorite things," cars, ice cream, popcorn. The pictures are in black and white. Somehow they don't seem real enough. A bit of magic and they are now the magician's favorite things in full color. Oh, and did we mention, we've also hidden card images in the book, so it can be used with card magic. Instructions for the book and for the card tricks are included.
— Joe Berardoni, owner of Pun's Toys in Brynn Mawr, Pa., told TDmonthly in a September 2011 survey that "the best-selling novelty item is the magic coloring book from Schylling, but only because I love to demo it. Very seldom does that not result in a sale. I can sell a couple of dozen in any particular month." 9/12/2011 (Price: $15.99)

Magician's Apprentice: Card Tricks Unshuffled by MELISSA & DOUG
Magician's Apprentice: Card Tricks Unshuffled by MELISSA & DOUG

This magic set is full of professional-quality magic devices and gimmicks. It includes step-by-step instruction booklets with detailed illustrations for performing over 30 mystifying tricks. Additional sets include rope tricks, thumb tricks and coin tricks. (Watch the Magician's Apprentice: Card Tricks Unshuffled Video Watch Video) 8/25/2010

Dangerous Book for Boys Magic Kit by UNIVERSITY GAMES
Dangerous Book for Boys Magic Kit by UNIVERSITY GAMES

Based on the best-selling book, these tricks inspire and teach an assortment of simple magic. The Magic Kit set contains a magic wand, a vision box, a ball and vase, cups and a ball and easy-to-follow directions. 5/14/2010 (Price: $9.99) [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]

MystiFlyers by Nowstalgic Toys, Inc.
MystiFlyers by Nowstalgic Toys, Inc.

Millions of Mystiflyers have been sold nationwide since the 1950s in the specialty toy and hobby market. The Mystiflyers card trick comes with magicians thread & wax, a card, and full instructions. Also includes a wooden stand with 3 removable rattles. (Watch the MystiFlyers Video Watch Video) 3/17/2010 (Price: $5.99) [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]

Glitterins Magical Optical Science Toy Deluxe by GLITTERINS
Glitterins Magical Optical Science Toy Deluxe by GLITTERINS

This product consists of a toy polariscope and soft flexible models that show beautiful prismatic rainbow colors when touched, bent or stretched and viewed under polarized light. Other contents include a prism, bell, magnifying glass, magnets, origami cellophane and adhesive tape in dispenser for amazing rainbow art, and ambiguous shapes of Black Glossy Cardboard for experiments with Brewster's angle and for stimulating the imagination. Instructions brochures and a Book of Science provide many activities for adventures with light and photoelasticity. "This is the first and only toy polariscope and the first toy based on photoelasticity. The toys are soft and flexible and provide the experience of magically causing brilliant rainbow colors to appear and move around within them with manipulation under polarized light. Other adventures involving origami cellophane and rainbow art with tape are also unique," Pamela Saha, Vice President, Biomedical Research and Services, Inc. (as Glitterins), told TDmonthly. Launch date: February 10, 2010. (Watch the Glitterins Magical Optical Science Toy Deluxe Video Watch Video) 2/4/2010 (Price: $79.95) [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]

Magic Tricks R 4 Kids - Volume 1 by WILL ROYA & CO. INC.
Magic Tricks R 4 Kids - Volume 1 by WILL ROYA & CO. INC.

On this DVD series, professional Las Vegas magicians Will Roya & Joan DuKore  teach some of the most amazing magic tricks that kids will be able to perform for family and friends with little or no practice.  From the basics of magic to some of their all time favorite tricks, kids will be able to watch, learn and perform along with 20 other kids! Lessons include: Rules of Magic, Linking Paper Clips, String Surprise, Jumping Rubber Band, Up the Nose, Coin Thru Hanky, Vanish #1 (Confederate Method), Vanish #2 (Rubber Band Method), Vanish #3 (Pant Pocket Method), Vanish #4 (Shirt Pocket Method), Disappearing Wrapper, Straw Challenge, Static Straw, Sticky Straw.  Bonus Trick:  Penetrating Coin.  Extras:  Interview with Will & More! Running time: 84 minutes. DVD is not Regionally Coded.
 — “A fun and easy way for kids to learn magic, along with other kids!  A top notch product, highly recommended,”  said Dan Rodriguez, Society of American Magicians Past President and Co-Founder of the Society of Young Magicians.
— “The Magic Tricks R 4 Kids DVD series is an excellent resource for enterprising magicians planning their own lessons or classes for kids.  I urge you to buy it and get ready to take your magic classes to the next level!” raved Al Jensen, International Brotherhood of Magicians Las Vegas Ring President 4/7/2009 [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]

Squirmles The Magical Pet by Nowstalgic Toys, Inc.
Squirmles The Magical Pet by Nowstalgic Toys, Inc.

Squirmles are incredible toy puppets who'll wiggle, jump, and squirm their way into everyone's hearts. All Squirmles Pets are packed in their own colorful sealed packages and come with their own storage/carrying cases for when not in use. Packaged, Tied, and Ready to Play.
— Marc Holcomb, owner of Toys & Co. in Greensboro, N.C., told TDmonthly in a September 2011 survey that they sell about 120 Squirmles each month. They have a display that features a video of the product. (Watch the Squirmles The Magical Pet Video Watch Video) 1/28/2008 [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]

Poof! You're a Magician! by MAGIC OF CURTIS
Poof! You're a Magician! by MAGIC OF CURTIS

In this magic instructional DVD, magician Curtis Eugene Lovell II uses everyday objects to teach magic. He shows viewers how to change the color of water, float a friend, read minds, vanish coins and much more, using a fun and creative storyline before the secrets are revealed. The tricks “apply simple but effective methods,” a representative of Magic of Curtis told TDmonthly. “Curtis and Sara's energy makes learning magic fun as they guide the viewer through a comical journey around town. ‘Poof! You’re a Magician!’ was designed to entertain and captivate a variety of audiences ... kids, fathers, teenagers, granddads and magic lovers.” Launch date: July 15, 2007. 7/6/2007 (Price: $19.99)

Learn Magic With Lyn by LYN DILLIES
Learn Magic With Lyn by LYN DILLIES

Master illusionist Lyn Dillies makes it easy and fun for kids to discover the world of magic. In this 53-minute educational DVD, she provides step-by-step instructions for safe and simple magic tricks with everyday objects. Children can make objects disappear with “Wonder Wand,” create a bouncing toy in “Newspaper Ball,” astound audiences with “Mindreading Crayons” and more. For the first time in DVD history, a female role model and professional illusionist effectively teaches the how-to process of 11 clever and entertaining tricks to her magic students. The DVD has received several awards for excellence in children’s programming: an iParenting Media Award, the Film Advisory Board’s Award of Excellence, Parents' Choice Approval and the Dove Foundation’s Family Approved Seal. Launch date: May 15, 2007. 3/29/2007 (Price: $18.95) [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]

Deluxe Magic Set by MELISSA & DOUG
Deluxe Magic Set by MELISSA & DOUG

The Deluxe Magic Set is unlikely to disappear from the hearts and minds of budding magicians. Providing a comprehensive play experience, the Magic Set comes with 54 pieces in a wooden chest that doubles as a magic table with a secret compartment. It includes instructions to perform standard and new tricks alike. The set is 14" x 9.5" x 3.75" in dimension, but the social, presentation and motor skills it helps kids develop might be boundless.
— "We have tons of Melissa & Doug...they have some wooden magic sets that have done great. Anything magic sells," said Bill Rayment, co-owner of Toy Crossing in Harbor Beach, Mich.
— Idanna Smith, owner of Juggles in Wakefield, R.I., said she liked Melissa & Doug’s new magic kits at Toy Fair 2007. 2/19/2007 (Price: $29.95)

How I Became a Pirate Doll by MERRYMAKERS
How I Became a Pirate Doll by MERRYMAKERS

This 9-inch doll was inspired by Melinda Long and David Shannon’s bestselling book, which tells the story of Jeremy Jacob and his stay with a band of pirates, and was published in 2003 by Harcourt. It’s the perfect gift for all pirate fans. “Our dolls are careful renderings of favorite characters, made of the highest quality with meticulous attention to detail. We take our inspiration from what inspires children — fun, laughter, mischievousness, adventure, and time spent with family, friends and teachers,” Betsy Foster of MerryMakers told TDmonthly. Launch date: June 2007 1/29/2007 (Price: $12.00) [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]

Confoundingly Crazy Crate-O-Mystery by FUNDEX GAMES
Confoundingly Crazy Crate-O-Mystery by FUNDEX GAMES

Make your friend’s arm disappear.  Make a monkey appear.  Multiply your money.  Render your friend powerless to break a cookie.  Read minds.  These can all be done with just the use of one crate.  Contains everything to perform 10 colossal tricks, trading cards, and bonus DVD.  Confoundingly Crazy Crate-O-Mystery is one of many Magic in a Minute tricks, teaching children magic through the nationally syndicated comic strip including Mac King the magician and his trusty sidekick Lewis the Monkey. Launch date: Feb 2006 11/28/2006 (Price: $20.00) [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]

Street Magic Wallet by FIRST FOR MAGIC
Street Magic Wallet by FIRST FOR MAGIC

Not only can kids use the Street Magic Wallet to perform up to 50 tricks and illusions, they can also use it as a wallet. It comes with an illustrated and colored instruction booklet, so that anyone can master all its secrets. However, if kids want to make sure there's always enough money in it, they’re on their own. Launch Date: 2006.
— Michele Gietz, purchasing manager at Where’d You Get That in Williamstown, Mass., said First For Magic has "great ideas for kids done by really great magicians.
— "Probably magic. We get our magic items from First For Magic. These are things boys are more interested in," was the last-minute gifts' comment given by Teri Soelter, owner of Teri's Toybox in Edmonds, Wash.
— Eight out of 48 retailers with whom TDmonthly spoke cited magic as a hot trend with customers in their stores. (Watch the Street Magic Wallet Video Watch Video) 11/22/2006 (Price: $14.99) [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]

Marvin's Magic Box of Tricks by MARVIN'S MAGIC
Marvin's Magic Box of Tricks by MARVIN'S MAGIC

Magic made easy! An exciting collection of 125 easy-to-perform magic tricks, with clearly illustrated instruction booklet, making it the perfect start for any budding magician! 12/20/2005 [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]

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