Review by Andy Martin for Card Punch (Steel Ball) by 3D Magic Works

Review by Andy Martin for Card Punch (Steel Ball) by 3D Magic Works
Review by Andy Martin for Card Punch (Steel Ball) by 3D Magic Works
5 out of 5

So Kent is clearly taking his business very seriously.  Not only is he continuing to create amazing magic he is now providing video demos and instructions for his items so you get printed instructions, which are already way more detailed than most, and online video instructions too. I only wish all magic creators took this much time with their items.

This clever beauty is a novel effect, inspired by an old Werry item, which is easy to learn and perform and yet looks quite amazing.  It comes in a Die version too and although both items work the same way, most collector’s are going to want to snap up one of each.  As usual Kent provides a useful stand so this looks great in your collection when you are not performing it.

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Review by Andy Martin for Card Punch (Die) by 3D Magic Works

Review by Andy Martin for Card Punch (Die) by 3D Magic Works
Review by Andy Martin for Card Punch (Die) by 3D Magic Works
5 out of 5

So Kent is clearly taking his business very seriously.  Not only is he continuing to create amazing magic he is now providing video demos and instructions for his items so you get printed instructions, which are already way more detailed than most, and online video instructions too. I only wish all magic creators took this much time with their items.

This clever beauty is a novel effect, inspired by an old Werry item, which is easy to learn and perform and yet looks quite amazing.  It comes in a Steel Ball version too and although both items work the same way, most collector’s are going to want to snap up one of each.  As usual Kent provides a useful stand so this looks great in your collection when you are not performing it.  In addition, he goes the extra mile to use genuine casino cards and a real casino die.  Kent always takes the effort to go the extra mile.

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Review by Andy Martin for Ribbon Ruse by 3D Magic Works

Review by Andy Martin for Ribbon Ruse by 3D Magic Works
Review by Andy Martin for Ribbon Ruse by 3D Magic Works
5 out of 5

So another clever and self-working item from the amazingly detailed and inventive Kent Bergmann.   This item is easy to do and works smoothly with no tricky moves.  The video presentation shows you all you need to see.  The video, by Madison Hagler, who has a great youtube channel called Presenting Tenyo, cracks me up when he says “something begins to emerge, like a butterfly from a cocoon!”

These videos, and their explanations, are a great addition to an already perfect offering from Kent.  Rarely do magic creators provide quality printed instructions and consistent demonstrations and explanations online and I hope more dealers are watching Kent and raise their game in response.  Some people learn better from print and others need the videos.  Providing both is perfection.

Great job Kent!

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Review by Andy Martin for Elevator Dice by Eddy Taytelbaum

Review by Andy Martin for Elevator Dice by Eddy Taytelbaum
Review by Andy Martin for Elevator Dice by Eddy Taytelbaum
5 out of 5

What an absolutely stunning version of this popular effect. Holding Eddy’s props in your hands is already magical enough, but when you watch Dominique Duvivier’s incredible performance (from the 3 DVD set Intimiste) it really inspires you to raise your game.

Everything about this beautiful prop screams quality. The finish and weight of the dice are perfect. I plan on keeping this and hope to do justice it to both Eddy and Dominique one day soon.

This is the sort of magic that makes collecting so worthwhile and addictive!

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Review by Andy Martin for Mystery of Three Boxes by Michael Baker

Review by Andy Martin for Mystery of Three Boxes by Michael Baker
Review by Andy Martin for Mystery of Three Boxes by Michael Baker
5 out of 5

Another stunner from the talented craftsman Michael Baker. There are not many craftsmen left who make classic magic apparatus with this much color, consistency, attention to detail, and high quality. And to top it off all of Michael’s magic is quite affordable, particularly when you look at the amount of work involved to make each piece.

What I also like about Michael’s work is that he was a performer for 35 years so he has a vast knowledge of what works in the real world. When he switched gears to start building and selling props he took all of that knowledge and uses it when he creates items as though he building for himself.

There are some interesting subtitles with this set which to the untrained eye are not really noticeable until you point them out, and they all have the impact of selling the illusion. I won’t describe them here, but almost one page of the directions is dedicated to these key features making it all the more effective when performed.

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Review by Andy Martin for Roydon's Double Box Prediction by Limited Edition Magic

Review by Andy Martin for Roydon's Double Box Prediction by Limited Edition Magic
Review by Andy Martin for Roydon's Double Box Prediction by Limited Edition Magic
5 out of 5

What a beauty this is – one of the best items put out by the dynamic duo: Joe Long + Paul Lembo. I’ve already seen some of these go for more than the issue price and I’m sure they will become more sought after over the years. This is one of the most practical and surefire methods for the classic locked box prediction. It does not use any loaded keys, shooting papers, electronics or any tricky moving parts that could go wrong during the performance. A really clever design and routine make for one of the most impressive predictions.

Really excellent version of this ultra rare classic.  Great job guys!

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Review by Andy Martin for Deluxe Mini Cube-a-Libre (2018) #2 of 12 by Thomas Pohle

Review by Andy Martin for Deluxe Mini Cube-a-Libre (2018) #2 of 12 by Thomas Pohle
Review by Andy Martin for Deluxe Mini Cube-a-Libre (2018) #2 of 12 by Thomas Pohle
5 out of 5

When the amazing Thomas Pohle created his mini cube-a-libre in 2016 I didn’t think it was possible to create a better version.  And yet Thomas has done just that with this stunning deluxe version.

Everything looks and feels better, and works smoother.  There really is not a better version of this classic effect and there are only 12 of these in existence.

Highly Recommended for Collectors of Beautiful Magic Everywhere.

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Review by Andy Martin for Light Heavy Performance Mat by Gimpy's Magic

Review by Andy Martin for Light Heavy Performance Mat by Gimpy's Magic
Review by Andy Martin for Light Heavy Performance Mat by Gimpy's Magic
5 out of 5

All modern versions of the light and heavy chest can be improved using Gimpy’s Wonderful Performance Mat – these work really well and not only makes any chest more reliable they also make it seem more impossible because the mat can be moved around even when the chest is “heavy”.

Even without the mat, the instructional video that Gimpy provides with this mat is excellent and filled with useful tips for getting the most out of your chest.

If you have any version of the Bill Tresslar style of chest it will work much better with one of Gimpy’s Performance Mats!  Highly Recommended.

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Review by Andy Martin for Oriental Nest of Boxes by Michael Baker

Review by Andy Martin for Oriental Nest of Boxes by Michael Baker
Review by Andy Martin for Oriental Nest of Boxes by Michael Baker
5 out of 5

More exceptionally beautiful magic from the talented Michael Baker! These beautiful little boxes might not rival Richard Gerlitz’s masterpiece, but they are still amazing, much cheaper and have a unusual method that I’ve only see on the Lock Nest Boxes by Tom Yurasits.

These guys are also small enough to be used in a formal close-up or small parlor situation with the biggest box rolling in at: 5 3/8″ x 5 3/8″ x 3 1/2″.

Very pretty and functional, you’ll love these beauties!

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Review by Andy Martin for Penetration 360 by Magic Wagon

Review by Andy Martin for Penetration 360 by Magic Wagon
Review by Andy Martin for Penetration 360 by Magic Wagon
5 out of 5

What a beautiful and effective fooler this penetration effect from the amazing Magic Wagon is!  I’m featuring a wonderful video by Simon Corneille because his presentation is the opposite from Magic Wagon’s, but it is the perfect way to perform this miracle!

You won’t be disappointed with this beauty!

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