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Blue Phantom (Black 3D Carbon Fiber) by Andy Hurst(c. 2013) (Submit Review) (Submit Update)
The Blue Phantom was invented by Viennese magician Hans Trunk c. 1924 who called it “Das blaue Wunder” (The Blue Wonder). It was introduced to the USA c. 1930 by Thayer Quality Magic as “The Blue Phantom” and it became an instant hit, and has been doing well ever since. It is also known as: The Chinese Clock and The Traveling Checker.
This is an amazing version of the Blue Phantom built in the UK by British Craftsman Andy Hurst at eMagictricks. To my mind this is even better than the very popular version version created by Tony Lackner and sold by Harold Voit. What I particularly like about this item is that instead of having a spring load to “make the magic happen” it uses a screw mechanism which seems to work better.
Effect: The standard effect is clean and simple: Several separate checkers are stacked on the rod with the blue one at the top. They are then covered by the cylinder. Upon lifting the cylinder, it is seen that the blue checker has mysteriously moved to the center of the stack! The cylinder is replaced and it once again removed only to find the blue checker has melted all the way down to the bottom of the stack! The checkers are then removed one by one and shown once again to be just seven solid and separate checkers.
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Approx. Price: $378.00 (2013) ***Notice: I am not a dealer and this item is not for sale on this site. It maybe available in the links below or at our sister site: qualitymagic.com, but not from here so please do not ask.
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Andy Martin –
This is an amazing version of the Blue Phantom built in the UK by British Craftsman Andy Hurst. The first one I purchased on ebay and did not know the source, but now I do: Andy Hurst at eMagictricks.
I have never heard of him before but I do hope he continues to build more magic like this.
To my mind this is even better than the Voit/Lackner version that came out in the 1980’s from ZZM. What I particularly like about this item is that instead of having a spring load to "make the magic happen" it uses a screw mechanism which seems to work better.
I’m a huge fan of Magic Wagon and they make incredible magic, but their version of the Blue Phantom pails when compared to this one.
I believe in a few years this will be as sought after if not more so as the Voit/Lackner version. It is a beauty!