This is pretty sweet … I almost sold it a while back, then got it out and realised how much fun it is! You start off by showing a deck of cards all different and having one chosen and lost back in the pack. Then you take some of the cards and stick them all over the wooden board.
You give the gun to a spectator to load and then start spinning the board, firing the gun as it spins. The card that is hit is there card!
Now, having shown how real the gun is you can move into the next feature: have the gun loaded again. Blow up a balloon and give the gun to the spectator to aim at the balloon – that is held in your mouth by your teeth. They shoot, the balloon pops and in your teeth is the feather dart!
Wow! This is fun after all! From the now defunct magic hands.
Though it’s pure magic that you actually receive product from Howard Hale, his props are top notch. The Card Box is done in beautiful woods with an inlaid trim. The gaff is not magnetic, making this version ideal for the working table magician. Not having to reset a magnetic gaff is sometimes very nice!
IF you can get your hands on one of these babies, DO IT! I purchased mine several years ago in an old magic shop. I would have paid more for the prop, but got it as a bargain of just under $300.00. Its working is sheer mechanical genious. Though some magicians may not like the set-up time involved, it’s something that I overlook, for the impact of the effect is strong. This one is kept in my living room and shown to our guests when the urge to perform something very different strikes!
So we see all these electronic gadgets. Half the time they are noisy, too big, or some other madness. But these babies from Fabrice Delaure are wonderful! The wooden blocks look just like that 4 simple pieces of wood with 4 basic ESP shapes on them. You turn them over and mix them around. You can leave the room or just turn your back.
The specator just lifts up one and looks at it, then replaces it. He can move the blocks around at this point – since your work is done. You can predict or divine what they chose instantly.
Beautiful, functional, and small – just as hidden electronics should be. Totally self contained – you don’t need to even look at the blocks to know what they chose. Neither do you need to peek at some readout in a transmitter – you could do this in your underpants with a blindfold on!
Jay Leslie has a real winner on his hands – these coins are truly beautiful. You aren’t afraid of bending these babies! They shine great and the gimmick really allows for a truely impressive version of this tried old chestnut. Yes you have to learn a few basic moves, but heck sometimes you have to put some effort into our art.
Very nice job Jay – keep me on your mailing list for more!
This is a normal looking chest whose lid can eerily rise. Not sure what the best routine for it is, but it is a smooth, quiet operator and I’m sure if I ever sit down to think about it I’ll come up with some ideas!
Alan Warner excells when he starts painting his pieces – they come alive! This is a great little effect that is easy todo. You place the peg into the slot so that there is no way the mummy can penetrate … and yet it does. Right under their noses. You are left clean before and after!
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