After many years I finally have a set of not only the most beautiful Nest of Boxes on the planet, but one of the most impressive props for magic ever created, period. I believe this to be Richard Gerlitz’s finest hour. These Butterfly Boxes are truly breathtaking. And the method is equally as captivating. For the first time in years I was taken aback when I opened up this package.
Many magician’s are looking for that same excitement they had when they purchased their first trick, but after each new item arrives it gets more difficult to be moved. If you have seen as much impressive magic as I have, it becomes almost impossible to be really moved. Well, these Butterfly Boxes did just that. Richard has thought through every aspect of this old chestnut and created some unique innovations along the way. Not only will it fool magicians (if you care), but the operation is so smooth, you’ll kick yourself. Richard has thought through every aspect, from set-up, to silently loading with minimal angle issues, to allowing the spectator to hold the last three boxes in their hands as the smaller boxes are removed.
Warning: If you are lucky enough to find a set of these you will not only be foolish if you don’t purchase them, no matter the price, but you will also look at all of your other “cool” magic in a different light, because one you reach this level, everything else pales next to it.
To me, the amazing Richard Gerlitz still reigns supreme when it comes to the creation of beautiful and amazing magic.
Great Conversation Piece! A nice little effect that can be performed right under your spectators noses! I have shown it several times and it always gets a good reaction. The only down side is I wish the materials were a little more heavy duty for the price. Both items that I own are quite fragile. That is the only down side though. Beautiful looking and works great.
This was a great effect until it stopped working! Bad points are it is very heavy for a “light heavy” box but was cool to be able to have the spectator open and close. Sadly, after being on display and only used about 3 dozen times, it stopped working. When I contacted Gimpy, he said there was nothing he could do to fix it even when I sent it to him. Very disappointed in his lack of care for people spending pretty hefty amounts on his products.
I owned one of these about sixteen years ago and am pleased to have one again. Now I have the big decisions of what close-up items I am going to use to fill it! Thanks to Harry Allen I was able to get two contrasting close-up pads that fit perfectly and can be switched out instantly.
I’ve seen similar versions of this table/drawer but none are made to the same quality that Harry and his team put together. In fact, I notice now that Harry has them in Cherry, Maple, and Walnut as well as the original Oak. Time to start saving!
I love this little device! If you want to do some sort of switchboard in a walk around situation, this is the perfect item! It is about the size of a deck of cards and has 3 distinct and simple phases that build to a very satisfying conclusion that is sure to mystify your audience. You can’t compare this with the Wellington version, but neither should you. You’re never going to be in the situation where the Wellington Switchboard is going to work in a strolling environment. Clearly the Cobra Light is not as elegant as the Wellington, but it is not trying to be and its bare bones nature makes it more attractive for the performance style.
I have also been very impressed with the service from Cobra Magic. I had an issue with my Cobra Light which I purchased months ago from another dealer and I contacted Cobra Magic, and the owner said no problem I’ll send you a new one, and 10 days later it was here. No charge and working perfectly!
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