A magic item

Posted by Tim Ireland at August 21, 2007

Category: Consume!

This entry was posted on
Tuesday, August 21st, 2007
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Pretty much since cheap plastic was invented, there have been cheap plastic dress-up and accessory kits for kids that allow them to roam the neighbourhood as a nurse, a cowboy, a police officer, etc.

My, how things have changed.

Now, thanks to Woolworths and Chad Valley, we have cheap plastic dress-up and accessory kits for kids that allow them to roam the neighbourhood house as a wizard.

And not just any old wizard in league with magical otherworldly forces, no… but instead, a wizard in league with the State of Israel!

Dun-dun-dahhhhhh!

'Star of David' wizard book and dress-up kit in Woolworths

[Trivia: A pentagram (“inverted”, no less) was once the seal of the city of Jerusalem.]

UPDATE – Over at B3ta, some peeps remember a similar association involving Chorlton and the Wheelies: The show was sold to numerous countries around the world. However it was never sold to Israel after a graphic artist mistakenly drew a Star of David instead of a Pentangle on the front of the talking spellbook, which spoke with a Germanic accent.








2 Comments

  1. Wolf Solent says

    Aksherly… the six-pointed star known as the Star of David is used quite a lot in classical ritual magic, under the name of the Seal of Solomon. It's usually enclosed by a circle – see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Seal_of_solomon

  2. Manic says

    What?! How dare you correct me?! You're one of *them* aren't you?etc…Yes, but without that circle we're still left with the Star of David…. so I'm sticking with my 'Hogwarts trains agents for The Mossad' theory.

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