Jim Thomson
Magic Prop Builder
Owner- MaGiC MaNiAcS
Prop Builders for Magicians

MaGic MaNiAcS
Saugus, California

I have been involved in magic for 36 years. I have performed it, watched it and studied it. The interest and excitement has always been there for me. At one point, I realized that I enjoyed building and repairing magic even more than performing it. In all the years of talking to and working with other magicians, I have discovered that they either don't have the equipment, don't have the working knowledge, don't have the time, or just don't have the desire to build or repair props. This is where we come in.

If you are looking for a large stage illusion, there are many places to go like Johnny Gaughan, Jim Steinmeyer, or Paul Osbourne. But what if the prop you have designed is parlor or close-up? What if it's just a repair on your "Balloon to Bunny" or "Mis-made Lady"? Transporting and performing your expensive props can take a serious toll on their appearance. We can keep them looking like new. We create and repair props in wood, metal, plastics, fabrics and technology.

Give us a call, type out an e-mail, or even mail us a napkin! Upon request we will provide a letter of confidentiality, so you can rest assured we won't be spreading your idea around. We can also make your prop in quantities for sale to dealers and distributors.

Once again, thank you for taking time to check out the site. Keep us in mind. Remember, big or small we can make or repair your prop. "If you can draw it, we can build it".

  • I have been performing magic since 1965
  • Member of International Brotherhood of Magicians
  • Member of Society of American Magicians
  • First illusion built in 1977
  • Began serious building for other magicians in 1992
  • Create props sold internationally through major distributors
  • Woodworking craftsman
  • Create products in wood, metal, plastics, paint, fabrics, and technology
  • Abstract expressionist painter and furniture builder
  • I have developed a network of more than 65 working magicians. Not only have I built props for them, but we rely on each other for creative ideas, feedback, counseling, and support.
  • Extensive library of illusion books and videos for reference
  • "This site is dedicated to my family and friends. You have always been there for me (even in times of insanity). Thank you."

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