Run Bonzo Run by Jack Hughes(c. 1975) (Submit Review) (Submit Update)
In 1939 the Englishman Harry Leat invented what became one of the best and most enduring children’s effect of all time, to read more about the routine for this classic effect click here.
Before Chance Wolf there was Jack Hughes, the legendary British Inventor, Craftsman, and Dealer who invented many staples in magic that we take for granted today (including: TV Card Frame (1936), Coins in Glass (before Copenetro) (1939), Attaboy (early 1930s), Clatter Box (1951) and many more. As much as I love Chance’s Run Wolf Run, you’ve still got to marvel at this vintage beauty from Jack Hughes in England. Bonzo is so cute! The whole outfit looks amazing and the mechanism works very smoothly. The only sad thing about this version of Run Rabbit Run is that there is no option to have Bonzo look around from the side. Not sure why they left that out, but it does really add to routine.
Effect: Bonzo (who is over nine inches high) is a cheeky looking greedy young pup who likes to hop from his luxurious kennel over to the bone store for a crafty bone. Every time he pops across in full view – not just his head the kids let you know.
Back and forth he goes, always one step ahead of the magician. “Open the kennel door” yell the kids – but you know the rest. Finally, Bonzo disappears, only to be found later by the magician.
This effect has everything. A logical plot, visual movements, laughs galore. Apparatus strongly made in WOOD, EXTRA LARGE, silk screened in ELEVEN BRIGHT COLOURS, yet takes little room in your case. Strongly recommended.
“BONZO, THE MAGICIAN’S BEST FRIEND“
Approx. Price: $350.00 (2009) ***Notice: I am not a dealer and this item is not for sale on this site. It maybe available in the links below or at our sister site: qualitymagicsales.com, but not from here so please do not ask.
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