How Did He Do That?
We find this toy even more clever than the Bow-Shooting Boy. This Chinese automaton was built in 1920 by Phalibois. The 5' tall robotic magician appears to make a doll to appear and reappear. It was auctioned off late last year by Skinner Inc. and, according to "wexrex" sold for about $70,000.00.
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Posted by Sheila Franklin at August 6, 2008 8:16 PM