Grand Illusions
October 31, 2013 8:50 AM   Subscribe

Grand Illusions presents spooky toys in time for Halloween.

The Grand Illusions toy shop maintains an online museum of toys, gadgets and illusions through the ages. Hosted by Tim Rowett, who draws from a collection of over 20,000 toys, The Grand Illusions Youtube Channel features clowns, ghosts, magicians, dogs, frogs, a parrot on a perch, a juggling duck, and a singing bee. Beating hearts, flying birds, trick mugs and tiny telephones.

There are also a collection of articles, such as the early origins of horror on the screen, word puzzles and the science behind optical illusions.

Grand Illusions has been featured a few times before (previously, previously, previously) but not recently, and not focusing on their extensive Youtube channel.
posted by codacorolla (4 comments total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
His werewolf hands certainly gave me the creeps...
posted by Caskeum at 11:55 AM on October 31, 2013

Grand Illusions has some really cool stuff, but I wasn't impressed with most of this guy's presentation of cheap non-illusion toys.
posted by Jacob Knitig at 1:05 PM on October 31, 2013

Jacob: I find his channel incredibly charming, myself! Here's a few of my favorites.
posted by flatluigi at 1:23 PM on October 31, 2013

I've been watching Grand Illusions videos back when they were posting .mpgs on their web page. The one thing that makes the videos great to me is that Tim never says a word out of place and never uses 'umm' or 'uhh'. It's just a constant flow of the Queen's English.
posted by PenDevil at 2:49 PM on October 31, 2013

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