2007-01-24

The Fools' Monte - reduced to clear

Now only $30.00* (CAD) per set!
Reduced from $89.95 per set (retail).

Available at this price from The Browsers Den of Magic, Morrissey Magic or directly from Nightshade Creations.

*plus taxes and shipping costs where applicable


The Fools’ Monte:
A love triangle unfolds in prose, involving the King, his Queen and their Joker. In the end, the characters transform into three Jokers, reinforcing the moral of the story: "love has the power to make fools of us all."

"The Fools' Monte" is available from Canadian magic stores:
"Browsers Den of Magic" and "Morrissey Magic" in Ontario or "Tony's Trick and Joke Shop" in British Columbia or or directly from Nightshade Creations.

~ suitable for performers of all ages ~
~ appropriate for family shows ~

The Fools’ Monte is an adaptation of Harry Anderson’s classic “Monarch Monte” / “Three Card Prince.” This scripted effect comes with special cards that are 7.25" x 10.25". They are printed in three colours on hard, heavy plastic.

The Fools' Monte debuted at the Canadian Association of Magicians convention in 2003. At that time it, was performed for Jeff McBride. Here's what Jeff had to say:

"The Fools' Monte is a charming routine with a remarkable surprise ending. Large enough to be seen on any size stage; it packs small and will play big!"
-- Jeff McBride, Las Vegas Headliner

This effect is also described in the June 2005 issue of "The Linking Ring" (page 152 - Ring 17 Report)


2007-01-13

Baby Bam-Bam

To make a theme out of things, I went and found this image of Bam-bam from here

bam-bam




Here's my first go-round.

bam_01

As with the first Pebbles attempt I noticed:
  • I make the cheeks larger than they are in the original
  • I make the features (eyes, nose etc) larger than in the original

So. Overlay with Photoshop and back to fix the image.

bam_02


Much better. See for yourself!

bam_02_overlay


2007-01-11

Dance, drawings, dance!

This very cool toy created by motion designer Masayuki Kido allows you to draw a two-dimensional character and then it "animates" it for you! First seen at Drawn.ca. Apparently, I didn't understand that you had to draw within the person shaped frame... which is why the character has a square head and only stumps for hands!

I'm having problems embedding the video in IE (Firefox worked like a charm), so here's a direct link to mine.