How it all Started

I came across a small red plastic devil head being sold on ebay as a "replica" of the one in the classic Twilight Zone episode "Nick of Time".  That's the episode where William Shatner keeps dropping pennies into the Mystic Seer fortune telling machine and reads all the fortunes that it spits out.  He becomes obsessed with the machine and it almost ruins his life.  This episode was always one of my favorites.  The devil head on ebay was the wrong color and looked pretty cheesy.   I figured I could make one myself that looked better using the plastic molding skills I learned making various Lost in Space B9 Robot parts.

Twilight Zone Mystic Seer Replica

To the left is my Devil Head in action on top of a custom Mystic Seer machine I made.  It's just waiting for William Shatner to walk through the door with more pennies! I made the Mystic Seer out of some scrap plastic left over from my B9 Robot project.  I even reproduced a set of the Mystic Seer fortune cards with the same fortunes as seen in the Twilight Zone  episode.

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I am selling the Devil Heads on ebay every so often. If you have one of the original Swami Machines from the 1950's, you'd love one of these sitting on top.  I mold them one at a time and each is hand painted.  The left eye is a rhinestone like the original.  Look for them under my ebay Seller name of "soti" or you can buy one directly from me for $35 + $4.50 shipping. Send me a note if you are interested; This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .   I am also building complete Mystic Seer machines for Twilight Zone fans and prop collectors.  If you are interested in having one built, please send me an email.     If you want to build your own, see my Mystic Seer construction page.  I've had to warn my kids that they can't tell their teachers that their dad makes devil heads at home, down in the basement.  They'd never understand