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Tommie Toad’s Tie by Scottie’s Workshop

(c. 1996) (Submit Review) (Submit Update)

This was originally devised by British magician, inventor and craftsman Ron Pilkingon aka Scott Christian (for Scottie’s Workshop) c. 1950 and was based on an effect called Bow Wow tie in a 1940’s Demon Telegraph.  This version was built c. 1996 and sold through Practical Magic in the UK.  When Practical Magic showed the whole line of Scottie’s Workshop at their first ever IBM convention in Eastbourne they won the Best Dealer Stand prize because the range of props was so colorful and unique.

This item is similar in effect to Harries Bow-Tie Mystery or Supreme’s Tiddly-Hi-Tie but was devised before those items and the method is different and in this version the tie disappears from the box and appears attached to Tommy’s neck as he stands embarrassed behind a toadstool (or lily leaf – you could choose either, this one came with a toadstool).  The vanish and appearance work very well and are easy to do.

Effect: What an adorable kids effect this is: colorful, entertaining with very well made wooden props and a great story line. For any kids entertainer how can you not love a routine that begins …

“Poor Tommy he’s hiding behind the lily leaf because he doesn’t have a bow tie to attend the annual hop at Toad Mansion”, to which he wanted to take his girlfriend Natalie Natterjack, (here you explain to the children she is a very special lady toad and they are very rare, so that is why Tommy wants to be the one to show her off to all the other ordinary toads). Otherwise Bertie Bullfrog, would want to take her because he has a beeee-autiful bow tie!”

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Approx. Price: $250.00 (2018) ***

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1 review for Tommie Toad’s Tie by Scottie’s Workshop

  1. Andy Martin

    This was originally devised by British magician, inventor and craftsman Ron Pilkingon aka Scott Christian (for Scottie’s Workshop) c. 1950 and was based on an effect called Bow Wow tie in a 1940’s Demon Telegraph.  This version was built c. 1996 and sold through Practical Magic in the UK.  When Practical Magic showed the whole line of Scottie’s Workshop at their first ever IBM convention in Eastbourne they won the Best Dealer Stand prize because the range of props was so colorful and unique.

    This item is similar in effect to Harries Bow-Tie Mystery or Supreme’s Tiddly-Hi-Tie but was devised before those items and the method is different and in this version the tie disappears from the box and appears attached to Tommy’s neck as he stands embarrassed behind a toadstool (or lily leaf – you could choose either, this one came with a toadstool).  The vanish and appearance work very well and are easy to do.

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