Review by Tom Pearson for Ice From Water by Andrew Gerard

Review by Tom Pearson for Ice From Water by Andrew Gerard
Review by Tom Pearson for Ice From Water by Andrew Gerard
5 out of 5

Excellent and Cool

You will love this effect. Everything about it is true to the description. A glass of water is shown and looks normal in every way. The magician stirs the water in the glass with his finger and then reaches in the glass and pulls out an ice cube. Then another, and then a handful of ice cubes. Then another handful. This is something I would expect to see on a TV Magic Special. It is really fun to do and requires a set up in advance…but it is well worth it. It will enhance your reputation as a magician. The trick is easy to do…like most effects, just focus on the presentation. No one will figure it out.

Get it. I highly recommend it.

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Review by Tom Pearson for Chao Phraya Chest by Magic Wagon

Review by Tom Pearson for Chao Phraya Chest by Magic Wagon
Review by Tom Pearson for Chao Phraya Chest by Magic Wagon
5 out of 5

Outstanding and Exquisite

This chest is absolutely perfectly finished and precision made like a fine jewelry box. It is so beautiful that one would never suspect it is uniquely designed to accomplish a magic trick. The effect involves the appearance of a marked half dollar previously vanished and now found buried in coffee beans and visible only with a ribbon sticking out of the beans when the chest is opened. The coin is held in a clip inside the beans. I love finely finished boxes, and this chest is as beautifully finished and perfectly crafted as any you will ever find.

This is a prize to my collection and will be to yours if you choose to get it. Highly recommended.

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Review by George Guerra for 5Hs Magic Boxed Set by Colin Rose

Review by George Guerra for 5Hs Magic Boxed Set by Colin Rose
Review by George Guerra for 5Hs Magic Boxed Set by Colin Rose
5 out of 5

What a treat from Colin Rose!

Love wooden magic apparatus as many may know and this gorgeous boxed set of fourteen magical pieces is the perfect Christmas present I gave to myself. This will be the third English boxed set of magic in my collection…the first two being the Millennium Collection and the Egyptian Collection, both by Alan Warner…impressive magic coming from our British friends. This set has that Victorian or turn of the century look to it, which I always find admirable to look at, if anyone has seen those antique sets on auction.

Many exotic woods are present in this set. I recognize Amarillo, African Blackwood, Purple Heart, Cocobolo, Padauk, and not sure of the others. The box itself has a beautiful grain…looks like Sapele to me, because of the characteristic sheen to the grain. The brass Five of Hearts disc in the lower left corner is a lovely touch.

The effects range from classical to modern with many sold individually on the Five of Hearts Magic site. You definitely get a bargain getting the whole collection as a whole. The instructions come neatly packed in their signature red corduroy bag. As usual, the craftsmanship is SUPERB throughout. This is definitely one of those items that photographs just don’t give it justice.

Overall, I am one very happy guy and anyone who collects magic should seriously consider this for their collection.

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Review by Andy Martin for Chao Phraya Chest by Magic Wagon

Review by Andy Martin for Chao Phraya Chest by Magic Wagon
Review by Andy Martin for Chao Phraya Chest by Magic Wagon
5 out of 5

Talk About Breathtaking Magic!

Wow! Just when you think you know all about those amazing guys over at $link(nd=wagoncollector,Magic Wagon), they come out with something even more beautiful and even more amazing than before!

This has to be their most breathtaking box so far, and the effect and method is also one of their strongest. It is a perfect illusion which is easy to do but leaves no clue as to the method.

The basic effect is as follows: you show a beautiful box and place it down in front of the spectators. You now borrow a coin and have it signed. The coin vanishes using your favourite method, and then you open up the box … inside is filled with coffee beans. Out of the beans is hanging a single red ribbon – the spectator can pull this and their coin is found attached to a clip at the botton – buried deep in the beans. The beans can now be tipped out and inside the box is as clean as a whistle.

This is an amazing effect that works consistently every time, without any tricky moves.

Breathtaking Beauty, Amazing Effect and Easy To Do! What more could you ask for? Nothing. This is a real winner for sure.

Most Highly Recommended for anyone who loves beautiful magic.

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Review by Andy Martin for Rainbow Deck – USPC Cards by Ace King

Review by Andy Martin for Rainbow Deck - USPC Cards by Ace King
Review by Andy Martin for Rainbow Deck – USPC Cards by Ace King
4 out of 5

What a Great "Natural" Rainbow Deck

Most rainbow decks are made up of a collection of random cards from real decks. Sometimes the colors are wrong, they don’t shuffle smoothly, they don’t fan smoothly, or they are not all precisely cut to the same size.

This deck has been created with cards from The United States Playing Card Company (mostly Bicycle), and the size of the cards are all the same – no long or short cards. So you can shuffle them fine. The faces also look like they come from the same deck. If The USPC made there own custom Rainbow deck it would be better, but not by much. I actually prefer this deck to Randy Wakeman’s Rainbow II deck because it looks more like a real deck.

The only issue I found with this deck was that there were 5 cards without borders – not a big deal for most effects, but if you needed a trick with 100% borders this deck would need to have a few cards removed or switched out.

If you’re looking for a rainbow deck, then this would be the one to purchase!

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Review by Tim Sawyer for Play Time by Rodger Lovins

Review by Tim Sawyer for Play Time by Rodger Lovins
Review by Tim Sawyer for Play Time by Rodger Lovins
5 out of 5

Kills em every time!

I use this effect every night. I table hop and Play Time is one of my best card effects. I have two cards chosen. Turn the photo over to show it matches the first selection. Then I place the photo and 2nd selected playing card into the spectators hand. The 2nd spectators card changes into the 1st card chosen and the photo changes to the 2nd selection. It kills em every time! I love this effect.
Well made and well worth the price! Thanks!

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