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Sophocles
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In the forum "Tricks & Effects" there is an excellent thread called "Very Inexpensive tricks you Love?? Please tell us about". In that thread numerous great and cheap effects of around $5 were discussed: http://www.themagiccafe.com/forums/viewt......&start=0

I would like to start this thread where you can post effects in the $10-$30 range that you love. The obvious reason being that effects can be quite expensive running at $100+ while there are cheap effects $10-$30 where you can get a lot of mileage out of. This is helpful to magicians looking to build their prop inventory or hobbyists who would like to buy some nice props but not spend a lot. I will start this off:

My favorites:
Candy Factory
Diminishing milk glasses
Comedy glass in paper
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Sidewalk shuffle, Needle through balloon. I use these both a lot, and get much mileage from them.
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Professor's Nightmare, coloring book...both are dirt cheap and are considered classics for a reason.
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A TT I get a lot of milege with it.
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On Jul 1, 2018, bowers wrote:
A TT I get a lot of milege with it.
Todd


Thank you bowers, but this thread is for effects that cost $10+ but below $30. What would you add to the TT to get us above $10?

Personally, I like the TT with Rabbit and Hat Silk set: http://www.penguinmagic.com/p/10009
That would qualify for this thread as the silks are $10-20.

So if you could please add (as in my example above) or would like to contribute an additional effect you love (at $10+) then that would be great! Thank you.
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C/S coin.
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Sponge bunnies. Not only does it kill, I actually like performing it. It's fun watching the reactions.

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Meir Yedid's "Finger Fantasies" dvd. If I don't have coins or cards on me it allows me do perform something impromptu anytime. It always draws a nice reaction.
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I love the rainbow ribbon and use Jeff McBride's presentation for it. A touching, motivating and memorable piece.
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I always carry a "Wha The" by Rodger Lovins. Gets people up and moving no matter where you are.
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There are many things available from the late Aldo Colombini that are 10 dollars. I recommend looking into these. Ring and rope routines, cards, etc. I frequently use Contact Colors and Jumbo Coincidence when performing.

Here's a link to Wild-Colombini Magic at Magic Shop San Diego: https://www.magicshopsandiego.com/collec......%20Magic

I'm sure you can also find them elsewhere.
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The SVENPAD® of course - the #1 force in the world. I recommend the black minis.

The pads are a utility device - which means unlimited uses as opposed to a single effect.

Also how about "Mental Yarn" by Bill Goldman? A powerhouse.
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@Theodore Lawton Colombini effects are definitely value for money! Great choice.

@saysold1 I haven't used a Svenpad, as I made my own similar effect based on the same principle before I even knew about the existence of Svenpads. But as I haven't used it I don't know if it's more powerful than my homemade one. I like my homemade ones because I show that I picked the pads from a local store and the audience sees the store brand. Mental Yarn is nice but works only in English. I think Chris Angel also did this effect on one of his kits. I saw some kids performing it on YouTube.
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A super expansion of the basic boomerang optical illusion. I like Meir's handling.

https://www.mymagic.com/p/puzzles/tenyo-sakkaku-scale-puzzle
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$10-$30 effects in the thread so far:

1) Candy Factory
2) Diminishing milk glasses
3) Comedy glass in paper
4) Sidewalk shuffle
5) Needle through balloon.
6) Professor's Nightmare
7) Coloring book
8) C/S coin
9) TT+
10) Sponge bunnies
11) Rainbow ribbon (Jeff McBride's presentation)
12) "Wha The" by Rodger Lovins
13) Aldo Colombini effects (several at $10)
14) Contact Colors
15) Jumbo Coincidence
16) SvenPad
17) Super expansion of the basic boomerang optical illusion (Meir’s handling)

Keep them coming, folks. Your favorites that cost $10-$30.
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Brett beat me to it. Svenpads (official) are some of the best tools in magic for a steal of a price for their versatility. AS far as routines that are cheap and super fun and killer, look at Stand Up Monte. I use it in every strolling show and have for years since its release. Great routine. You could also buy a cheap strolling chop cup for around that range and that is a wonderful trick. Take a look at the don allen cups on the used market.
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I forgot to include the title for the trick I suggested.

#17 is Tenyo Sakkaku Scale Puzzle
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My go to trick at the lower end of this price range is Daryl’s Dicey Dots. It’s only $10. An overlooked gem of a trick.
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I have to agree - Dicey Dots is fun to do. Anyone have one to sell? A friend has one and they are not available at retailers anymore

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On Aug 17, 2018, egoli wrote:
I have to agree - Dicey Dots is fun to do. Anyone have one to sell? A friend has one and they are not available at retailers anymore

Ed



Daryl.net. doesn't have em'?
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