Review by Andy Martin for Wizard Wand by Arlen Studio

Review by Andy Martin for Wizard Wand by Arlen Studio
Review by Andy Martin for Wizard Wand by Arlen Studio
5 out of 5

These Wands are Magical!

Well ever since Harry Potter I started to see more and more non-traditional wands (i.e. not black with white tips) show up on ebay and in the stores. Having a reasonable collection of wands I thought who needs another wand, whatever it looks like?

Well, when this wand arrived from those talented craftsmen at $link(http://www.arlenstudio.com,Arlen Studio), I was quite taken aback. It really is magical! With the extra gimmick it also has utility in addition to its beauty.

The Arlen line of magic is an acquired taste, but once you get to hold and play with their beautiful magic I think you will acquire it pretty quickly! Keep them coming keith!

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Review by Andy Martin for Gypsy-Made Key Case by Arlen Studio

Review by Andy Martin for Gypsy-Made Key Case by Arlen Studio
Review by Andy Martin for Gypsy-Made Key Case by Arlen Studio
4 out of 5

Authentic and Functional

The $link(222,Flying Ring) is one of my favorite effects. This set from those talented craftsmen at Arlen Studios is an authentic looking set, complete with impressive looking keys. It is meant to look like something your grandfather had, and although I never met my grandfather – I’m sure he could have had a set!

This set is particularly geared towards the walk-around performer and is quick to reset. The reel is smooth and quiet.

$link(http://www.arlenstudio.com,Arlen Studio) are trying to make you feel special with special props and their is a good chance that if you practice that your audience will think you are special too!

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Review by Andy Martin for Card and Silk Chest by Arlen Studio

Review by Andy Martin for Card and Silk Chest by Arlen Studio
Review by Andy Martin for Card and Silk Chest by Arlen Studio
4 out of 5

Now you can really do Aces and Silks!

The $link(1455,Aces and Silks) effect, in $link(//www.martinsmagic.com/?html=gallery&keywords=aces-silk,either) of its variations, is a wonderful creation from $link(http://www.arlenstudio.com,Arlen Studio). I was not fond of using the old pocket dodge to vanish the silk, and had already been using the card box that comes with $link(734,CW’s Psychic Sword) to effect the change.

Then along comes the Card and Silk Chest from Keith and his merry band of Craftsmen and you have a beautiful box that fits in very nicely with the props. It is perfect for this effect and many others.

Great job Keith – the line of $link(//www.martinsmagic.com/?html=gallery&keywords=arlen,Arlen Magic) is growing nicely and I look forward to more special effects over the coming months!

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Review by Andy Martin for Master's Close-Up Table by Arlen Studio

Review by Andy Martin for Master's Close-Up Table by Arlen Studio
Review by Andy Martin for Master's Close-Up Table by Arlen Studio
5 out of 5

It’s Hard to Keep a Good Keith Down!

Even without the gaffs, this is a beautiful surface to perform on! The big question is: do you need this and the $link(1414,The Magic Box)? Of course you do!

Now when you factor in the gaff action on this table you move into a whole new realm of why you need this baby! As usual from Keith and his craftsmen at $link(http://www.arlenstudio.com,Arlen Studio) a very fine piece of magic and ingenuity. You can do everything and more that you can do with Dean Dill’s very nice $link(960,Production Pad), plus a far superior version of David Regal’s $link(1372,There and Back), plus a whole lot more. And you look classy even in your boxers doing it!

I love it when I find new a craftsman out there, who just keep getting better! Arlen Studio is here to stay – watch this space for more very cool action from this new, but talented company!

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Review by Andy Martin for Double Signed Torn and Restored Card. by Definitive Magic

Review by Andy Martin for Double Signed Torn and Restored Card. by Definitive Magic
Review by Andy Martin for Double Signed Torn and Restored Card. by Definitive Magic
4 out of 5

Nice package, effective, and Fairly easy to do.

Good to see Howie and Bob putting out some more items under the $link(http://www.definitivemagic.com,Definitive Magic) line. I was hoping originally for more higher end wooden collectable magic, but what they are producing is still worthy of a look and a lot cheaper!

This effect is a clean-up of one that Bob has been selling for a couple of years at least now. The video is good and well presented. I’m not saying this is the easiest card trick in the world but if the practice is put in to make the moves smooth then you have a real miracle on your hands.

As an added bonus, you get to see Young Bobbie and Slim Howie in action and that is always a treat of course!

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Review by Andy Martin for Aces and Silk Flutes by Arlen Studio

Review by Andy Martin for Aces and Silk Flutes by Arlen Studio
Review by Andy Martin for Aces and Silk Flutes by Arlen Studio
5 out of 5

You were right Keith!

When I first saw this version of the wonderful $link(1455,Aces & Silk Chambers), I thought that the balls on top looked stupid.

But once I got them and set them out, my mind was certainly changed. They do look very cool.

This is the same effect as the wooden chambers version, but uses prettier crystal flutes. Just adds that extra bit of style.

A very nice outfit, and a wonderful effect from those nice people at $link(http://www.arlenstudio.com,Arlen Studio)!

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Greg Edmonds

Andy, I accidentally stumbled onto your site when doing a Web search for one of my own products. You’ve done a terrific job, not only in cataloging items currently available, but in providing a visual journey into classic apparatus of the past. Many thanks for your superb efforts.
Greg Edmonds

Review by Todd Dowell for Checkmate by Alan Warner

Review by Todd Dowell for Checkmate by Alan Warner
Review by Todd Dowell for Checkmate by Alan Warner
3 out of 5

Great Effect With Unremarkable Props

The effect on this is good, especially if you get the right combination. I showed it to a person and they got a really eerie look on their face, like they have seen a ghost. Remember, this isn’t just a one out of three chance…try 1 in 9 possible combinations!

I feel that the construction and materials used are not quite as nice as some of Alan’s other effects, but I wouldn’t pass this up due to the strength of effect.

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Review by Andy Martin for Money Maker by Alan Warner

Review by Andy Martin for Money Maker by Alan Warner
Review by Andy Martin for Money Maker by Alan Warner
5 out of 5

Ah my good Friend Alan Warner always shows me the money!

Finally, more quality from the marvellous Alan Warner! There have been many versions of the money maker, I have been parital to the $link(827,Delben Blotter) and of course $link(1493,Owen’s Denver Mint). However, Alan Warner in his usual imagintive style has taken a fairly simple effect made it look beautiful and added the double whammy of the note changing not once but twice. It works cleanly, of course, and is actually quite amazing how he gets the change to work twice without removing or stealing anything away. Very simple to do and a sheer delight to behold.

The Money Maker follows along the same lines of Alan’s recent works – more intricate detail to the boxes, bigger and more impressive teak work. Another winner from Mr. Warner.

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Review by Andy Martin for Isis Prediction Tomb by Arlen Studio

Review by Andy Martin for Isis Prediction Tomb by Arlen Studio
Review by Andy Martin for Isis Prediction Tomb by Arlen Studio
5 out of 5

Wow this is so much better than I was expecting!

This is a very beautiful outfit. The props are amazing and the prediction is not only very clean and convincing the whole unit automatically resets. It’s perfect for the walk around performer and really adds a touch of class to your act.

This is one of those effects that just plays better and feels better when you actually have the props in hand. Another wonderful effect from those good guys at $link(http://www.arlenstudio.com,Arlen Studio).

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