I love using this prop. Ive had mine for many years now and it has always been a jaw dropper. It doesnt seem possible that a freely chosen ball could in a split second appear inside an inverted glass sitting on a shot glass. The original thoughts on this trick were to present it as an expo’se but I find it to baffing a trick to show how its done. I love it and do a routine where a child helping me causes the magic to happen and not me. This makes it even more baffling.
If you’re unsure about this book and need a review to persuade you to buy it, take my word for it: it is terrific. I’ve told several people how strongly I feel it should be on the shelf of every magician…
As well as being easy to follow, the sheer range of material makes it incredibly useful to anyone who performs, plays with or creates magic. Whilst some of the material will be beyond the novice, I imagine almost everyone who reads it will come away with plenty of great, practical ideas. Highly recommended.
Basically a collection of magic trick instructions from Jack Hughes’ Unique Magic Company. Supreme magic bought all of the Unique Magic properties. At the time of publication, Edwin Hooper had no idea if Ken Brooke was alive or dead, and he did not care.
Amazing Colors and Large Load Capacity That Fools!
What a wonderful production screen this is. It looks great in bright red and yellow, stands 30 inches tall, and has a very clever load mechanism. You can show the screen all around and all the way inside and then produce a very large load, and you can show the inside and all around anytime during the production. When you are done the whole thing packs flat down leaving no clue where the items came from. Nothing is added or taken away and it resets instantly!
I was a big fan of the $link(1938,Gravity Box) when it came out. However, it was not perfect and as I used it some problems showed up. Sometimes the lid would open due to the poorly designed clasp. In addition, it would not always stay firmly on the table. Gimpy’s new Mighty Mini is everything the Gravity Box promised to be and then some. It really is perfect!
Firstly, it looks much more like a "normal" box, the Gravity box always looked a bit "propy" – the Mighty Mini looks like it could be too heavy to lift and the clasp is much more substantial. Secondly, the mechanism is rock solid and once set there is no moving the box upwards or sideways. Thirdly, it has the wonderful new feature of the handle on the top (and optionally on the sides) coming off – this is a huge improvement on the basic design and really sells the idea of the box being heavy – plus it is opens up the routine for some very funny moments. Finally, it is priced much more reasonably.
There is still certainly room for the $link(3971,larger boxes) that Gimpy produces – they have their own set of features that make them special, but if you are on a tight budget or have less space, or really like the handle popping off part then the Mighty Mini is for you.
It was sad to hear of El Duco’s passing recently. He had some great ideas and was a real gentleman of magic. This particular item is one of my favorites that he produced.
It is a sound activated version of the $link(3970,TV Card Frame). It works with a bang wand, gun or even a good clap. The mechanics are perfect and it delivers the card every time. It is easy to set and one of the better design features is that the base is deceptive enough to not really look big enough to store a card.
Collector’s Workshop still hold the crown with their $link(846,Original Bulletproof), but this is a close second and is more practical in close-up and parlor situations, and is certainly cheaper and easier to set-up.
Many magicians would love to be Houdini … and so escape effects often appeal to us. Unfortunately, most escapes are either too much work or are unimpressive. Not so with this incredible beauty from Cannon’s Great Escapes. The props look amazing and are very solid. The escape is 100% impossible, and yet you can pull it off almost effortlessly.
If you wanted to feature one escape in your act I believe this is the perfect candidate. You bring out the cuffs and lock a spectator up with them. No matter how hard they try they cannot escape. You now ask them to cuff you with the same cuffs. Next, they put a blue box around the cuffs to ensure that even if you had the key it is impossible to reach the key hole. Next your cuffed hands are placed inside the clear Lucite box and the blue box and cuffs are locked into place with a steel bar and also each corner of the box is locked down to the base. The padlocks used are genuine heavy duty Master locks. The whole thing looks so real and so impossible to escape from.
Now they cover up the box and a few clinks and clangs and struggles are heard coming from the box and shortly you pull your arms free. When the cover is removed the padlocks and blue box and steel bar are all still in place. It is simply amazing.
Highly Recommended for would be Houdinis everywhere!
As much as I love Chance’s Run Wolf Run, you’ve still got to marvel at this vintage beauty from Jack Hughes in England. Bonzo is so cute!
The whole outfit looks amazing and the mechanism works very smoothly. I’m not sure why Harry Leat’s Run Rabbit Run theme appeals to me so much, but I can’t get enough of these babies.
The only sad thing about this version of Run Rabbit Run is that there is no option to have Bonzo look around from the side. Not sure why they left that out, but it does really add to routine. Even so, still an amazing beauty.
Jack Hughes’ magic is highly sought after these days and this is one of his finest.
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