As a Hobbyist/Collector (as I call myself) I cannot tell you how many times I refer to your website as the first place I go to look for your review (and others) on an effect to decide if its the kind of Magic I want. It saves so much research time I am sure for so many people such as myself and others. This website is a true gift to magic and I know must be an act of love of magic and the magic community as you must buy most of the magic you review and then that which you do not keep you sell at a loss. I do not think people realize this and that this is not really a money making venture for you but more importantly a gift to the rest of the magic community. From all of us magicians, hobbyist, collectors etc, thank You for this endeavor and I hope you are able to keep it going for a long long time to come.
Can’t thank you enough Andy for presenting so many magical pieces from so many different creators from every corner of the world in such a professional, classy and quality way. It is evident, by your years of dedication, that your passion and love for magic is second to none! You have absolutely created the “Go To” resource for all things magic. Thank you again for all you do Andy . . . your endless hard work is truly appreciated.
Andy, Thank you for all that you do to document and preserve all of the amazing magic that is out there. I am extremely honored to be a small part of your incredible collection. Please continue to be the source that everyone looks to for amazing, inspirational and creative magic!
If you are a fan of the Coin of the Realm or Cabala style effects you will love what Brian Cook has created here. He has taken the effect to the next level by creating this beautiful box out of high quality clear acrylic so the audience can see everything that is happening as the coin penetrates the solid piece of glass right in front of their eyes! This is a rare beauty for sure.
The Anything Box is a beautiful box that was created by Brian Cook to allow you to put anything in the box that could fit inside the box. So he had to come up with a new access method that is very different from any other similar Lippincott style box. The box looks amazing and the access is the fastest method I have seen.
This wonderful item from Dave Powell is based on the old Rings ‘n’ Things Plop-Up from 1976 which is one of my favorite offbeat card effects. Dave’s version looks very impressive and works smoothly every time. What is particularly neat about the method is there is nothing added or taken away and no hidden flaps to move, it literally seems to work like magic. Great Job Dave!
This is beautifully crafted item is basically the same as the old Collectors’ Workshop item The Clock of San Marcos but using micro Swiss electronics instead of a wind-up motor. It works perfectly and is very quiet with a neat and compact mechanism and a long lasting battery. The benefit of the electronic motor of course is that there is zero reset required between performances which makes it perfect for strolling and restaurant magic. Very reliable and I’ve never seen another like this before.
What a pretty looking and clever effect this is. The props can be minutely examined and there appears to be no way you could know what is inside the small Eye of Horus box, but you know every time just like Horus, with no external gimmicks either!
And the magic keeps on coming! This is a great looking effect based on an clever idea from Al Wheatley (Chop Cup) idea that I’ve seen from Chuck Caputo and Louis Gaynor and I’m sure others. What is neat about this version is the size of the props make it practical for all performance styles – very solid, light and compact.
Wow, the more I open up these effects the more impressed I become. What you have to remember is that in about six months Kent has gone from zero to over twenty effects. He may have spent a lifetime working on these, but within a very short period of time he has made them real. I can’t name one other manufacturer who has done the same. This is a very clever item with a very clean vanish of a domino from inside a small box back to the larger box. Great looking props – one of Kent’s biggest items – but still very easy to do. This is a real winner for sure!
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