Atta Boy

Well, this week has been quite interesting. More private estate, antique, and collectibles have come through the front doors than ever! One of my favorite pieces was this giant 3 foot tall Atta Boy (as you can see in the photo standing heads above the later, smaller models). Manufactured by Abbott’s in the late ’50s, it is my understanding that it is one of only six ever produced! One thing I know for certain, I’ve never seen another, and I doubt if I ever will. If any of you out there have any information on this unique piece and would like to share, please contact me.To see more unique items like this Atta Boy, be sure to check out the Antique Magic/Private/Estate section of our web site. We’ve added so many items this week, there might just be something there you’ve been looking for!

One of these Atta Boys is not like the other





Have we got a deal for you! We’ve all done it: we’ve bought some tricks we thought we just couldn’t live without only to find out that they just didn’t fit our style or we just couldn’t use it in our act. Sometimes we’re just tired of the effect and there it sits gathering dust.

Hocus Pocus has come to your rescue with our fabulous Trade In Days Event! Now is your opportunity to Trade-In these items and get some NEW MAGIC in your life with in-store credit! Don’t delay because we’re only accepting submissions until MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 27 at 5pm PDT.


1. Go through all of your used, unused, unwanted magic and put together a list of the items you would like to Trade In for in-store credit

2. Send an email to us at and include:

Your telephone number and name
The list of items you want to Trade-In
The condition of each item, if it is in good working order, and if it is complete with instructions

3. We will review your list and if interested we will contact you within 24-48 hours and make an offer

4. If you accept the offer, you simply send the items to us, receive your in-store credit and start shopping!

It’s that easy!

WE ARE SPECIFICALLY LOOKING FOR mid-sized to larger size apparatus. We are always looking for Collector’s Workshop pieces; vintage, antique and older pieces; collectibles or whatever you can’t use!

PLEASE, NO books, DVDs, videos, packet or small pocket tricks.

IMPORTANT: Please submit your list for consideration on or before MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 27 at 5pm PDT.

So here’s your chance to turn that old stuff into new! Please contact us by email at with your items to Trade-In.

What have you got you lose? Who knows, that magic you can’t use just might be what we are looking for and you can recycle it into store credit for future purchases.

Remember, all lists must be submitted no later than MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 27 AT 5pm PDT.

I look forward to hearing from you soon.


Each week, we’ve been talking about the 50th anniversary of the Magic Land of Allakazam. The wait is almost over; the celebration begins Monday, September 27th and runs all week until Sunday, October 2 at the Magic Castle in Hollywood, California. Each night, there will be a different event and activities celebrating Mark and Nani Wilson’s achievements. Betty and I will be going next Thursday to participate in the festivities, and we can hardly contain ourselves. I promise a full report right here on the blog upon my return.

Last week, I teased you about a special item to be released to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Magic Land of Allakazam. Look at the picture above. As promised, here’s the big reveal! As many of you know, Hocus Pocus, in collaboration with Mark and Nani Wilson produced the limited edition Allakazam Hat. The hat, as you may know, was used in some form in every episode of the Magic Land of Allakazam. When released, this limited edition version was the exact size and design of its Mark and Nani’s original, and there was no detail left undone! This sold out almost immediately. Many of you have requested since then, the release of the magic wand used by Mark and Nani in the Allakazam episodes as well. As the genii in the lamp said, “Your wish is our command.” We are happy to announce that once again, in collaboration with Mark and Nani Wilson, for a limited time, and in limited quantity, you’ll be able to purchase an authentic reproduction of the Allakazam Wand! Here’s what you’ll receive:

The 50th Anniversary Allakazam Wand, which will be an identical replica manufactured in 100% acrylic, exactly like the wand used by Mark and Nani in the episodes of the Magic Land of Allakazam. Each wand is manufactured to Mark and Nani’s exact specifications, using only the highest quality materials available. Each 50th Anniversary Allakazam Wand will come to you in its own acrylic display case. Each case will be engraved with the Allakazam logo and Mark and Nani Wilson’s signature. Each wand will also be foil stamped and numbered. Only 50 commemorative Allakazam Anniversary Wands will be manufactured, and after that, there will be no more! This is your opportunity to own this historic and exquisite piece. As of this writing, 12 units have already been pre-sold, and if you wish to pre-order yours now for mid-October delivery, click HERE! We anticipate these wands to sell as fast, if not faster, than the Allakazam Hats did.

Until next time,



One Response to “Atta Boy”

  1. I just took your virtual tour you have quite a museum there
    Mark Wilsone hat Blackstone Jr’s costume one of Hodini’es
    Movie Production signs. I will probably go back thru a couple of times to see what I missed. If I am ever in the neighborhood I will try to come by and see you. Oh Just so you know because you may be thinking “Why is a Pastor so interested?” I am a Gospel Magician. Well thanks for the tour of your shop as well as the trip back in time with the memerobilia you have.
    Anyone just surfing in check out the virtual tour it is Cool
    God Bless
    Pastor Chuck

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