Sunday, January 30, 2011

Spectral Motion Busts Out!

Mike Elizalde of Spectral Motion is a magician as well as a wizard; he's an amateur prestidigitator, but Mike's work as a special effects makeup artist and animatronics designer has been seen in many major motion pictures including Hellboy, Hellboy II: The Golden Army (for which he was nominated for an Academy Award™) Land of the Lost, Men in Black I&II, Lord of Illusions, Species, Bicentennial Man, and many more.
A lifelong fan of magic, Mike's reverence for the classic fathers of the art has led to Spectral Motion's line of Magicians of the Golden Era, a series of limited edition, museum quality bronze busts. Sculpted by Mitch Devane, the busts measure approximately thirteen inches. Currently, Thurston and Kellar are available, with Chung Ling Soo listed for pre-order. Other busts in the works include Houdini and Jean Eugene Robert-Houdin (which was sculpted by Mario Torres).

Click Here For Spectral Motion's Magician Busts

UPDATE!: The busts of Kellar, Thurston, Chung Ling Soo, Houdini and Jean Eugene Robert-Houdin are currently in-stock and ready for shipment, with a bust of Alexander Herrmann in the works. For up-to-date- photos and information, drop an email to

Here's a photo of Mike and his wife Mary on the red carpet at the 81st Annual Academy Awards in 2009.

Photos courtesy Spectral Motion and

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