86 entries in Toy
Creators Title Comments & References Year Source Page AA Categories
Carl Willmann Der Radiograph "Ein amerikanisches Wunder", Gee-haw whammy diddle (Hui-Maschine), toy
Sep. 1903 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 9 No. 9) 142
Thimble and Trumpet thimble blown through toy trumpet
1937 The Magic Annual for 1937 31
Hans-Paul Wipf Das Geistertelephon einmal anders humorous Q&A, using toy phone and assistant
Also published here Feb. 1942 Hokus Pokus (Vol. 4 No. 2) 1
Elray Bughouse effects with metal bugs, those you can press a piece of steel to make a sound, in a box makes sound to answer questions
1944 The Phoenix 51-100 (Issue 57) 233
Hans-Paul Wipf Das Geistertelephon einmal anders humorous Q&A, using toy phone and assistant
Also published here 1944 Hokus Pokus (Vol. 6 No. 2) 15
Dr. William Weyeneth Présentation nouvelle et humoristique d'une carte choisie selection is found using wooden snake, followed by german translation "Neue und humoristische Art eine gewählte Karte zu finden"
Mar. 1947 La Baguette Magique (Issue 14) 2
1. Die schwebende Mumie mummy floats in little box
Related toAlso published here 1948 Hokus Pokus (Vol. 9 No. Sondernummer 1) 7
Dr. William Weyeneth La Momie voltigeante mummy floats in little box and vanishes, followed by german translation "Das Geheimnis der Mumie"
Also published here Jan. 1948 La Baguette Magique (Issue 19) 7
Ken Beale, Frank Garcia Wormy Gags! gags with a plastic worm
1950 The Phoenix 201 — 250 (Issue 214) 854
Howard Brooks The Babblings of Brooks ideas and jokes by Brooks
  • watch chain gag
  • wind up teeth
  • way to add a key ring
Variations 1954 The New Phoenix 301-348 (Issue 305) 17
Don Alan A World of Gags gags with small globe
1954 The New Phoenix 301-348 (Issue 318) 79
James Torry Slated for Action ideas with children's toy called Magic Slate
  • ESP Revelation
  • Before Your Eyes
  • Suggestions
Related to 1958 The New Phoenix 301-348 (Issue 348) 217
Jim Walker The Mechanical Magician card revelation with Slinky
1958 The New Phoenix 301-348 (Issue 348) 218
Carl "J. N. Teroga" Schnetzer Der magische Propeller Hui-Maschine, propeller on stick turns and changes direction
1958 Hokus Pokus (Vol. 19 No. 1) 609
Jochen Zmeck HUB... der schwarze Kater as Jochini, paper animals transpose in performer's hands
1958 Hokus Pokus (Vol. 19 No. 3) 672
Karrell Fox 2 or 3 from 5 & 10 toy pick, shovel and egg beater as comedy props
1960 Comedy a la Card 13
Karrell Fox The Magician's Helping Hand toy hand with miniature card inside
1960 Comedy a la Card 18
Frederica Three Little Pigs two in the hand, one in the pocket with plastic pigs, as a kicker the pigs change into a bigger toy fiugre
1967 The Art of Close-Up Magic — Volume 1 281
Piet Forton Ching Chang Chung, the Never Dieing Chinaman Figurine of Chinese man beheaded when card trick goes wrong - card is changed to correct selection, head is restored
1967 Piet Forton Lecture Notes 4
Piet Forton Ching-Chang-Chung - der unsterbliche Chinese Figurine of Chinese man beheaded when card trick goes wrong - card is changed to correct selection, head is restored
1968 Piet Forton Seminar 10
Clark Wirthlin Signed, Sealed, & Delivered with one missing piece, put in plastic bag and envelope, plastic bag is vacuum packed, with toy iron
1971 Magick (Issue 22) 107
Roy Walton Once Upon A Time.... Jack and Queen of Hearts removed and put under handkerchief, Jack transforms into rubber frog
VariationsAlso published here Oct. 1974 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 9-10 (Vol. 9 No. 12) 818
Jesse J. Langston Jr. Shoot Out spectator shoots at a board with cards, with a suction-cup dart gun
1974 Magick (Issue 93) 463
Karl Fulves Zero Gee Lunaball (scientific toy), light metal sphere with magnetic outer surface, close-up levitation
Related to Jan. 1975 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 9-10 (Vol. 10 No. 3) 841
Stephen Minch Swami Fly comedy routine with mind-reading plastic fly, buzzes at correct card from three cards, joy buzzer
1977 Creations of a Magical Madman 43
Stephen Minch Fly-Catcher plastic flies in amber-colored plastic, two in the hands and one in the pocket routine, plastic frog finale
1977 Creations of a Magical Madman 49
Stephen Minch Cups and Flies balls change into plastic flies one by one, plastic spider final load and bug aerosol can
1977 Creations of a Magical Madman 53
Stephen Minch Out of the Flying Pan... card chosen and put in pan, fire made, lid closed, giant flapping fly inside, it holds selection
1977 Creations of a Magical Madman 63
Lewis Ganson Other Routines using other props for "Two in the hands..." routines
  • Cigarettes
  • Matches
  • Coins
  • Dice
  • Miniature Models
  • Toys
1979 Two in the Hand and One in the Pocket 32
Karrell Fox Baffling Blow-Outs party blow-outs used for Chinese Sticks type routine, tube through sleeve
Variations 1979 Another Book 245
Herb Morrissey Unexpected Vision three plastic turtles of different color, one hidden in box, its color is divined, then their location in the spectator's pocket, multi-phase routine
1980 John: Verse Two 96
Roger Crosthwaite Roger's Angels signed card appears between selected pair of queens, then the backs of the queens change into cards with dogs on it, eventually a toy dog appears
1981 The Commercial Card Magic of Roger Crosthwaite 30
Jack Hughes Dippy Duck toy duck in aquarium finds selections and coins
1981 Jack Hughes World of Magic — Volume One 119
Daryl Martinez Audio Transposition two toys, one squeaks and one rattles, sound is transposed
Variations 1982 Something for Everyone 9
Al Mann Discobolus various animation ideas using a jumping disc
  • The jumping spoon
  • The cascading dominoes
  • The spirits ring a bell
  • The expanding beer cans
1982 Eff-Oes 12
Meir Yedid Killer Spiders - The Arouser uses for wind-up toys or toy spiders, toy spider jumps out of close-up mat)
1983 Off the Wall 3
Martin Lewis Martin's Improved Lie Detector instructions for electronic lie detector apparatus
Related to 1985 Martin's Miracles 151
Gaëtan Bloom The King of Yoyos gimmick to make performer look like a yoyo master
1986 Gaetan Bloom 86 14
Terry Seabrooke The Chattering Teeth wind-up/chattering teeth cut pips from newspaper
1986 Seabrooke's Book 83
Karl Fulves Idle Chatter chattering teeth "chews" too long card down to size or other things, posed as problem
1988 Interlocutor (Issue 47) 188
Scotty York The Sawed Deck two jumbo decks are used, one card is selected from a red deck and placed in an envelope, other deck is sawed in two with a toy saw and two halves are selected, card in envelope is a split-faced card matching both halves, credit information
Inspired by
  • "Banana Split" (Repro Magic marketed item)
Also published here
1988 A Rumor in Their Own Time 1
Roy Walton Once Upon a Time... Jack and Queen of Hearts removed and put under handkerchief, Jack transforms into rubber frog
Also published here 1988 The Complete Walton — Volume 2 92
Vic Kulich, Daryl Martinez Mother Nature's Mistake squeaky squeeze toy mouse and rattle rubber snake, change sounds
Inspired by 1989 The Minotaur (Vol. 1 No. 3) 5
Bill Tadlock, Dr. Dan J. Alessini Auto Suggestion toy card changes color to match selected color, colors on cards
Jan. 1989 Magick (Issue 416) 2079
Rocco Silano Explosive Impact plastic explosive cap for toy gun is tossed up and stabbed in midair with a pocket knife, the cap explodes
1990 The Minotaur (Vol. 2 No. 1) 7
Alexander de Cova Magie mit dem Wurli-Wurm Squirmel/Wonder Worm ideas and routines
  • Die Vorbereitung (preparation)
  • Die beidhändige Handhabung (two-handed)
  • Die einhändige Handhabung (one-handed)
  • Auf dem Bleistift (with pencil)
  • Die Daumenspitze (thumb tip)
  • Aus dem Ärmel (sleeve)
  • Die "S" Faltung
  • Anstelle der Schaumgummibälle
  • Der farbwechselnde Wurm (color change)
  • Der ungezogene Wurm
  • Der Schlangenkorb (meine Lieblingsroutine)
Related to 1992 Avantgarde Magic (Vol. 1 No. 5) 15
Tom Fitzgerald Thomphitz Cricket toy metal cricket placed inside a cup, makes sound to answer questions
Variations May 1992 Magick (Issue 471) 2354
Giovanni Livera Gio's Kannibal Kards transformation kicker, plastic skeleton appears
1992 Confessions of an Italian Magician 8
Dan Harlan Destination Unknown five foreign coins are placed under five cards, spectator can chose on which is covered with a toy plane, country of selected coin is predicted
1993 The Minotaur (Vol. 5 No. 3) 10
Scotty York The Skill Compatibility Test two jumbo decks are used, one card is selected from a red deck and placed in an envelope, other deck is sawed in two with a toy saw and two halves are selected, card in envelope is a split-faced card matching both halves
Also published here 1993 For Your Eyes Only 9
Steve Dusheck Bugged stemmed fruit held by spectator changes into ugly creature
1994 Dusheck's Close-Up Magic 128
Christopher Caldwell Mind Drive toy card is placed in front of one of six cards, it's the only card with stop sign on back
1994 Syzygy (Vol. 1 No. 4) 14
Karl Fulves Out of Nowhere No. 32, producing any item from a paper cup, for example a toy car
1995 Easy Magic 45
Aldo Colombini Eatery four Kings and a missionary card are placed in card case, out come only the Kings and plastic bones
1995 What's Up Deck? 45
Jon LeClair, Alan Skogerbo Tonka Chauffeur toy card moves by itself
1997 The Art of Invisible Thread 125
Karl Fulves Body of Evidence "Without Words", non-card version with twenty doll-house furnishings, murder mystery presentation
1998 Mutus Nomen 50
Dick Koornwinder The Koornwinder Kar car finds card by stopping next to it when pushed
  • The Apparatus Supplied
  • Explanation of the Basic Principle
Related to 1998 The Koornwinder Kar & The Koornwinder Card Control 4
Dick Koornwinder The Revised Technique for the Koornwinder Kar car finds card by stopping next to it when pushed
1998 The Koornwinder Kar & The Koornwinder Card Control 13
Jack Griggs Wenn Schweine fliegen könnten toy pig vanishes behind paravent, close-up
2000 Intermagic (Vol. 24 No. 2) 49
Jay Sankey Yo-Yo Mon cut and restored yo-yo string
2004 Sankey Unleashed 37
Cushing Strout The Left-Handed Clock Cards dealt into clock formation, card is located using a spinning physics toy as the clock hand
Inspired by 2005 On the Other Side of the Mirror 24
Piet Forton Swiss Torpedo ideas with torpedo magnets
2005 Das 2005 — Close-Up Seminar 29
Karl Fulves Auto Kinetic blank cards with street names, spectator writes his street on one, arranged in face-down row on table, ungaffed toy car moves towards spectator's card with rubber band held motionless above
Inspired by
  • "Pendulum" (Bob Ostin, marketed effect)
Related to
2006 Prolix (Issue 1) 1
John Scarne Skullo-Card chosen card appears in jaws of plastic skull
Inspired by
  • Bill Nord's "Skullo-cation" (marketed 1948)
2006 Prolix (Issue 1) 29
Jack Avis "Skullo" Handling chosen card left in jaws of plastic skull
2006 Rara Avis 125
Mark Lewis Marmaduke the Wonder Mouse pitch item, animated small mouse running over the hands by itself
  • Properties and Preparation
  • The Basic Move
  • The Final Phase (using glass and cased card decks, see p. 12)
2006 Marmaduke the Wonder Mouse 2
Mark Lewis The Squirmle
  • The Basic Move
  • The Routine
2006 Marmaduke the Wonder Mouse 13
Chris Wardle Synonym Toys toy chosen from set of cards with toys written on them, prediction on bag
2006 Beyond Svengali 22
Robert E. Neale Spins and Waves Routine with plastic "rattleback" toy, when spun one way, it will spin backwards after a while. Uses plastic's refractive properties to cause written words to transpose
2008 This Is Not a Book 302
Karl Fulves Jacob's Ladder "Unexplained"
tumbling block toy with empty cassette cases, coin put in top one is then in bottom one, posed as a problem
Related to 2008 Prolix (Issue 5) 317
Karl Fulves Jacob's Ladder "how made"
construction details
Related to 2008 Xtra Credit (Issue 1) 1
Karl Fulves An Unsolved Problem Jacob's Ladder toy made from card cases, some cards in each except top one, Royal Flush named, top case tumbles down and contains named Royal Flush
2008 Xtra Credit (Issue 1) 2
Karl Fulves Flexagons - Part Three more credit information
Related to
  • Jacob's Ladder in "Magic" (Albert Hopkins, 1897)
2010 Xtra Credit (Issue 8) 41
Troy Hooser The Prize Plastic capsule and toy ring, ring vanishes and appears multiple times, objects start appearing under the cap, including jumbo coin and an explosion of paper money
Variations 2010 Moments 17
Troy Hooser Second Prize Shorter version of The Prize, ending is producing many rings
Inspired by 2010 Moments 26
Edward Marlo Reverse Red Snapper Move routine for Red Snapper toy
  • Postscript by Scotty York
Also published here
  • Genii, Feb. 1976
Dec. 2012 Genii (Vol. 75 No. 11 & 12) 144
Hiroshi Sawa カラー・チェンジング・カー (The Color Changing Car) Presentation for a Bandai toy car that changes
2013 Magic of Dr. Sawa (澤浩の奇術) 56
Karl Fulves A Lego Trick method using the height of lego bricks
Related to 2015 Errata (Issue 1) 23
G Gudetama (蛋黄哥) Using a Gudetama toy, pulls egg yolk out of toy egg, makes it visually penetrate back
2016 Emotion 95
Alexander de Cova Hasi finger ring vanishes from purse and appears around neck of stuffed toy animal
Related to 2016 Burners — Vol. 5 15
Alexander de Cova Der Wurm
Related to 2017 Arbeitsbuch Daumenspitze 84
John Guastaferro Hyperspace random card put in case, slinky put on box, then card shown to be changed
Dec. 2018 Genii (Vol. 81 No. 12) 88
Alexander de Cova Tuchfärbung Anders small toy mouse to hide gimmick
2018 Burners — Vol. 6 106
Chris Ramsay, Daniel Garcia Sticky Hand Job sticky hand toy used to catch card out of shower à la card sword
2022 Conundrum (Issue 1) 70
Nick Diffatte Party Blower party blow-out stuck in ear unrolls, apparently blowing through ear
Inspired by 2022 Offbeat 61
David Blatter, Leeman Parker Web Software Update different way to get into Jim Pace's "The Web"
Also published here
  • MAGIC, Mar. 2012
2022 Talk About Tricks (Issue 2) 1102