Magician’s Changing Chest by Mikame Craft(c. 2005) (Submit Review) (Submit Update)
This is one of Mikame’s Finest! This is a very well made chest for switching cards, billets, business cards, and other small thin items. It’s primary unique feature is that the gimmick does not operate until you press the secret release – this means that you can have a spectator freely open and close it and nothing will happen until you are ready. The gimmick operates very well and is pretty much invisible.
It also looks very nice and is a pleasure to operate. Of course Mikame are not the first to have a card box like this and in fact Viking/Collector’s Workshop have two devices that are actually better in some circumstances:
- Chameleon Chest which has a larger load area and is used very much to switch billets. Unfortunately, you cannot give it out for examination – normal handling is ok, but you have to watch the spectator. The Chameleon Chest also comes with some very wonderful routines by Larry Becker.
- Psychic Sword – this box is actually closest to the features of the Mikame Changing Chest, in that it has a locking mechanism such that the box can be opened and closed before operating the gimmick. The mechanism is well hidden, but not secret and the gimmick could be operated almost without a spectator knowing it. Probably unlikely, but certainly not impossible. The Mikame one is secret and could not operate without knowing the secret.
So which one do you choose? Well I guess I would choose Chameleon Chest first, then Psychic Sword, then the Mikame one. However, having all three is a perfect solution and you will find times when each one proves useful!
Effect: The Magicians Changing Chest will be coveted by Magicians Worldwide the day of release. Priced far less than internet chat room anticipation, with new decorative woodwork and brass fixtures. Precise manufacturing tolerances allow the Mikame Craft Magicians Changing Chest to be a 100% mechanical marvel. The first of its kind mechanism fully eliminates all the unnatural action needed with other Change Boxes. Perform shocking magic with all natural movements.
The most important feature of the Mikame Magicians Changing Chest is you can start your routine with the Lid closed! The flap does not drop by closing or opening the Lid. You can perform unbelievable miracles with this Mikame Craft Original. Even have the spectator open the Lid.
- Production and Vanish : Silk appears from an empty chest, then vanishing in the chest!
- Switching Effects : Blank paper to money. Card changes. Paper to silk!
- Revive : Torn bills, Notes then restored!
- Transpositions : Silk in the hand moves into the chest!
- Mentalism : Clairvoyance, Predictions, Envelopes etc !
Approx. Price: $205.00 (2015) ***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: qualitymagicsales.com, but not from here so please do not ask.
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