Review by Andy Martin for Chink-A-Chink by Eddy Taytelbaum

Review by Andy Martin for Chink-A-Chink by Eddy Taytelbaum
Review by Andy Martin for Chink-A-Chink by Eddy Taytelbaum
5 out of 5

I’ve only owned a few Eddy Taytelbaum items but there is no doubt this Chink-A-Chink set is easily the finest available. What a beautiful set to behold.

Trying to maintain The Largest Online Magic Collection of Rare Magic, Vintage Magic and New Magic is primarily a labor of love and takes many hours every week for just a few new items, many of which are fairly mediocre effects. However, when you receive items like this or the Richard Gerlitz’s Butterfly Boxes it makes it all worthwhile. Just breathtaking.

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Review by Andy Martin for Die Tunnel (Mini) by Mel Babcock

Review by Andy Martin for Die Tunnel (Mini) by Mel Babcock
Review by Andy Martin for Die Tunnel (Mini) by Mel Babcock
5 out of 5

Mel Babcock continues to amaze me! At 84 he is working in his workshop almost every day producing miracles to the keep the few remaining Magic collectors around the world delighted and full of magic. This little guy is a pocket size version of his bigger Die Tunnel and looks beautiful and works cleanly. I love the use of Casino die too as so often smaller cheaper dies are used, but this one enhances the Cocobolo wood perfectly. Great Job Mel! I’m looking forward to seeing more beauties from Mel for many years to come!

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Review by Andy Martin for Ringmaster Coins by Ted Bogusta

Review by Andy Martin for Ringmaster Coins by Ted Bogusta
Review by Andy Martin for Ringmaster Coins by Ted Bogusta
5 out of 5

I can’t seem to stop buying these cool coins that Ted Bogusta keeps producing and when Meir Yedid routines them you can be sure of a quality magic experience! You show two rare coins. A silver Morgan Dollar and a $20 gold coin. Once you show the coins there are many ways to proceed depending on your preferences but the basic effect is of the gold coin changing into a gold ring. The coin set is versatile so you can make the change from visual to a more mysterious one.

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Review by Andy Martin for Improved Vanishing Card Box by Mel Babcock

Review by Andy Martin for Improved Vanishing Card Box by Mel Babcock
Review by Andy Martin for Improved Vanishing Card Box by Mel Babcock
5 out of 5

What a beauty this is from the young Mel Babcock, a mere slip of a lad at 84! These are hot off the press and it is easily my favorite vanishing deck effect. Better than the Robert Jackson one it was based upon and the Bob Kline/Woodmagic Studio CBI.

Not only is the method perfect the box looks amazing!

Great Job Mel! Keep them coming!

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Review by Andy Martin for Teletop by Martin Lewis

Review by Andy Martin for Teletop by Martin Lewis
Review by Andy Martin for Teletop by Martin Lewis
5 out of 5

What a clever idea this is from the always ingenious Martin Lewis. There was a small run of 20 of these handmade by Martin himself in 1996 and now they are very hard to find. A spectator freely selects an ESP symbol and places it aside without looking. You introduce a turned walnut-spinning top, and a 12″x12″ oak board decorated with ESP symbols. You start the top spinning on the board. Then, slowly, seemingly under your mental control, the top begins to move, circling the board, until it comes to rest on the same symbol selected.

The board has an ingenious mechanical secret which you will love.

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Review by Andy Martin for Mental Dice by LabcoMagic

Review by Andy Martin for Mental Dice by LabcoMagic
Review by Andy Martin for Mental Dice by LabcoMagic
5 out of 5

Still one of the finest pieces of electronic magic and looks and works as beautiful as it did when it came out over ten years ago! Wow! This truly is the most reliable and beautiful electronic effect I have had the pleasure of owning.

The electronics are flawless and 100% hidden. To all intents and purposes you are just dealing with two beautiful (and large!) dice and a beautifully inlayed box. The basic effect is as follows: you show the two dice (one black and one white) and an empty wooden box. You turn your back or leave the room, and have the spectator choose either die and place it with any number facing on top. They put the lid on and place the other die in a small bag. Both items could be hidden from view as you never need to see or touch the box or die again. But immediately you can not only detect which die is in the box, but which number is on top. The range is amazing too 45-60 feet!

If you add to this effect Larry Becker’s wonderful Versadex Wallet you can show your wallet with a prediction before you start, leave it in full view all the time, and hand them the wallet to take the prediction when you are done and it can show the color and number. Now that is amazing magic!

Highly Recommended!

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Review by Andy Martin for Ten Multiplying Bottles (High Gloss) by Shenzhen Jieli

Review by Andy Martin for Ten Multiplying Bottles (High Gloss) by Shenzhen Jieli
Review by Andy Martin for Ten Multiplying Bottles (High Gloss) by Shenzhen Jieli
5 out of 5

Wow I can’t believe how good these bottles look and feel, and the price they are being offered at is amazing. These are easily as nice as the old Harries ones I used to rave about. Although it is true they don’t have the small wine compartment at the top like the Harries and old Ken Brooke ones I’m not sure how many people ever use it, and for less than half price for 10 bottles, wow certainly not necessary. They also come with very solid metal tubes too. Really nice set!

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Review by Andy Martin for The Workers Dream by Harry Robson

Review by Andy Martin for The Workers Dream by Harry Robson
Review by Andy Martin for The Workers Dream by Harry Robson
5 out of 5

I promise one day soon I will go through all of my wallets and start dumping them, but in the meantime you have to love the leather on this bad boy. Seems to do everything you could imagine and really fine leather. Harry has been developing wallets for over twenty-five years and has managed to combine all of the best features of the past into one truly unique package, all at an attractive price for a wallet of this fine quality.

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Review by Andy Martin for Impress = X (Jumbo) by Johnson Precision Magic

Review by Andy Martin for Impress = X (Jumbo) by Johnson Precision Magic
Review by Andy Martin for Impress = X (Jumbo) by Johnson Precision Magic
5 out of 5

I’ve owned a couple of the smaller versions of this beautiful effect, but this is the first one I have seen in Jumbo size and what a beauty it is. Wonderful trick where you have two card changes after cleanly showing a card securely embedded in the frame. Firstly, a large jumbo back changes color to Red and then the face of the card inside the plates changes to that of a chosen card. Hard to beat this bad boy and comes complete with all the extra cards and works like a dream!

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Review by Andy Martin for Mental Dice by Tora Magic Company

Review by Andy Martin for Mental Dice by Tora Magic Company
Review by Andy Martin for Mental Dice by Tora Magic Company
5 out of 5

Another clever idea by Tora Magic. You show 4 different color sides on the dice and whatever color they chose the dice changes to a solid die of that chosen color. The effect can re repeated as often as you want with zero reset. They do a lot with a basic idea here and there is no memory work as the color of the die tells you how to lift the lid. More to this than at first meets the eye. In fact, I think this could be made in a micro version and it would make a wonderful 4 way out prediction mechanism.

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