Review by Andy Martin for Ghost Glass by Magic Wagon

Review by Andy Martin for Ghost Glass by Magic Wagon
Review by Andy Martin for Ghost Glass by Magic Wagon
5 out of 5

Magic Wagon had another great year in 2021 and as I look at the items they produced this year I continue to be amazed how they keep coming up with new ideas and have also managed to maintain their quality even during the pandemic.

Ghost Glass looks amazing and has a very clever mechanism that fans of Magic Wagon will love. It is based on larger stage item by Collectors’ Workshop called Toast of The Town c. 1997.  I particularly like the presentation by the always interesting Madison Hagler.   You can use any small object that fits inside the “glass” container and because there is no switch involved a wide variety of presentations could be developed if you want to spend some time playing with this.

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Review by Andy Martin for Mystic Mirror by Magic Wagon

Review by Andy Martin for Mystic Mirror by Magic Wagon
Review by Andy Martin for Mystic Mirror by Magic Wagon
5 out of 5

Magic Wagon had another great year in 2021 and as I look at the items they produced this year I continue to be amazed how they keep coming up with new ideas and have also managed to maintain their quality even during the pandemic.

It is pretty easy to get a little confused (jaded?) with all of the glass and mirror penetrations that have been devised, a few of which can be seen here.  Magic Wagon themselves have created at least seven:

  1. Atomic Glass Penetration
  2. Mod Quad Penetration
  3. Pagoda Mystery
  4. Silken Glass Mystery
  5. Ultimate Penetration Frame
  6. Impossible Glass Penetration
  7. Mystic Mirror

But I must say after seeing Madison Hagler’s incredible performance this moves right up the list.  Not only does Madison weave an interesting story line during his performance he displays the prop perfectly and operates the gimmick flawlessly.  Having spent hundreds of hours creating my Speed Demos I am very familiar with how long it takes to create such a smooth performance.  Madison makes it look easy and effortless – or maybe he is just that good 🙂  Either way, I really appreciate the effort Madison –  a really perfect performance.  I look forward to many more in 2022!

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Review by Andy Martin for Playing Card Dissection by Magic Wagon

Review by Andy Martin for Playing Card Dissection by Magic Wagon
Review by Andy Martin for Playing Card Dissection by Magic Wagon
5 out of 5

They ended the year on another high note with a wonderful card penetration performed perfectly and then some by Madison Hagler. Madison shows two routines which are a little different from the supplied routine and really turns this bad boy into a complete miracle.

The method has shades of Wolfgang Grosskopf’s Pocket Sawing in Half though Wolfgang uses a much simpler prop and his method is less angle-prone.  However, I think if you perform this straight on, as Madison does, you can come up with more interesting routines using Magic Wagon’s item.

Either way Magic Wagon had another great year in 2021 and 2022 is just around the corner. One can only wonder what goodies they have in store for us next year, I can’t wait 🙂

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Review by Andy Martin for Improbability (Phantom Penetration) by National Magic Company, Brian Godfrey

Review by Andy Martin for Improbability (Phantom Penetration) by National Magic Company, Brian Godfrey
Review by Andy Martin for Improbability (Phantom Penetration) by National Magic Company, Brian Godfrey
5 out of 5

A Super Card Penetration that was originally called Phantom Penetration and was invented by the English magician and inventor Brian “Tish” Godfrey c. 1933 and sold by Davenports.  Brian Godfrey also created an improved version c. 1936 called Penetrating Giant Card Mystery. This was also released by Davenports, who purchased the sole selling rights.

It was subsequently renamed as Improbability and released c. 1937 by the National Magic Company in Chicago, Sherms Inc. (Robert Sherman), and Stanyon’s.  None of these versions gave credit to Godfrey.  Even Dr. Albo states it was invented by National Magic Company in Vol. 3 of his Classic book series.  A notable version was also released in 1970 by Buma’s House of Magic in San Francisco.

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Giani Cano

Posted December 2, 2021:

Hi Andy,

Great help and best magic website in world!
For years always gives me a boost to jump on board your collection.

Giani, Mentalist, National Speaker, Author
https://www.vegasmagiclive.com/

Giani Cano
San Antonio, TX

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