Archive for the 'Advice' Category

Holidays Are Coming; Magic Collectibles

Posted by Michael on November 19th, 2020

The holidays are coming and magic collectibles are a great potential gift for the magicians and magic fans in your life. To the left is a souvenir coin for the magician Kassner currently being offered on eBay, where there are dozens of interesting magic items for all budgets. We often mention Potter and Potter Auctions (who have a magic auction coming up in December with online bidding options) but do not forget they also run Quicker Than The Eye, an online retail shop specializing in magic collectibles.

Piff Goes For The Cooking Show Thing…

Posted by Michael on October 1st, 2020

Piff the Magic Dragon is moving beyond the simplicity of magic and branching out into the mysteries of cooking… so sit back and learn how to make scrambled eggs the magic dragon way.

Murray SawChuck Turns Celebrity Chef

Posted by Michael on September 30th, 2020

We mentioned Murray SawChuck and his furry friends will be featured on The CW’s World’s Funniest Animals this week, so we figured we would find a video featuring Murray and his dogs… we thought it would be a magic video, but it turns out it is a cooking show!

Testing The Lowest Ranked Magic On Amazon

Posted by Michael on May 14th, 2020

I was not familiar with YouTuber SeanDoesMagic, but he has like 150,000 subscribers and a great idea: looking at the lowest ranked magic products on Amazon. I thought it was pretty funny.

Ramya Sri’s Coronavirus Prevention Videos

Posted by Michael on March 24th, 2020

Hperabad magician Ramya Sri has responded to the local curfew with a series of magic videos to remind viewers about the coronavirus prevention tips being issued by the local government… You can see more here but remember, some of the Indian government’s suggestions, such as wearing masks in public, are not what is recommended in the US. Check your country’s government websites for guidelines.

Magic With What?!?

Posted by Michael on January 8th, 2020

People ask me all the time about the best card tricks, the best coin tricks, the best cigarette tricks, best tricks to meet girls, the best out of pocket tricks, the best… well, fill in the blank tricks! But not a single person has ever asked me what the best booger magic tricks are! Not once. But DreamWorks’ Junk Drawer Magic is here to answer that pressing question.

Looking For That Magic Gift?

Posted by Michael on December 4th, 2019

This time of year we often get asked about magic gifts… Basically, this comes down to two questions. The first is more or less “what should I get a beginner seriously interested in learning magic?” My go to answer for that, depending on age, is Mark Wilson’s Complete Course In Magic. It is a solid introduction to magic of all kinds for a really decent price. The second question is a variation on “what do I get a magician… I don’t know what they already have!” The answer to that is a bit trickier (no pun intended) but it is always a good idea to go for magic collectables. I have never known anyone with a serious, long term interest in magic who has not developed an interest in magic history. The nice thing about going for magic collectables is that you can find items for pretty much any budget. As an example, this current eBay listing auctioning off a vintage Abbott’s Magic token with the bidding starting at just $2.

We have talked in the past about magic tokens as a great, budget friendly way to get into collecting magic history. To learn more about magic tokens we heartily suggest checking out our friends at the site