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by John B.
Sun May 12, 2019 10:50 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Tenyo Subjects
Topic: Rating the 2019 Tenyo line...
Replies: 9
Views: 626

Re: Rating the 2019 Tenyo line...

My thoughts:

1. Chocolate Break
2. Sword Reward
3. Dice Hopper
4. Print Impress
5. Instant Portrait

Chocolate Break is wonderful- really a beautiful prop and very clever in its workings.
by John B.
Fri May 03, 2019 8:50 pm
Forum: Magic Wagon
Topic: Mystic Prediction - Magic Wagon
Replies: 19
Views: 921

Re: Mystic Prediction - Magic Wagon

It looks like this item was a big let down- already many for sale. Anyone here happy with it?
by John B.
Fri May 03, 2019 8:48 pm
Forum: Collecting Tenyo
Topic: Tenyo +1 ('special') effect 2019
Replies: 7
Views: 471

Re: Tenyo +1 ('special') effect 2019

It is an interesting subject for a packet trick. Looking forward to seeing more.
by John B.
Sat Mar 23, 2019 9:01 am
Forum: Magic Wagon
Topic: Casino Royale - Magic Wagon
Replies: 3
Views: 370

Re: Casino Royale - Magic Wagon

I think I am going to pass on this one.
by John B.
Sun Jan 27, 2019 10:32 am
Forum: Performing Tenyo
Topic: Tenyo Clean Cut (Advance Routine)
Replies: 21
Views: 1573

Re: Tenyo Clean Cut (Advance Routine)

Beautiful presentation!
by John B.
Sat Dec 15, 2018 8:50 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Happy Birthday JohnM
Replies: 13
Views: 1227

Re: Happy Birthday JohnM

Happy Birthday John!
by John B.
Fri Dec 14, 2018 5:01 pm
Forum: Collecting Tenyo
Topic: Tenyo Elite
Replies: 82
Views: 63872

Re: Tenyo Elite

I saw on the Cafe that Tenyo Elite is working on a new item- anyone want to start making guesses regarding which one it will be? Hopefully something closer to Crystal Cleaver than Crazy Spots.
by John B.
Fri Nov 30, 2018 5:30 pm
Forum: Tenyo-Like Magic
Topic: This one baffled me...
Replies: 508
Views: 399723

Re: This one baffled me...

I built the Pegasus Rob- you would love it!
by John B.
Thu Nov 29, 2018 10:38 pm
Forum: Tenyo-Like Magic
Topic: This one baffled me...
Replies: 508
Views: 399723

Re: This one baffled me...

VictorS wrote:
CollinW wrote:

You are right Collin, I think all of us love automatons. :) :)
+1
by John B.
Fri Nov 23, 2018 2:35 pm
Forum: Magic Wagon
Topic: Total Serendipity
Replies: 13
Views: 1309

Re: Total Serendipity

I will likely pass, and agree they should mention how the prop is used during the trick. Shuffling the cards and then putting them into a box and covering them, only to remove the cover moments later to begin dealing is strange to me. I assume the switch takes place when the decks are under the cove...
by John B.
Fri Nov 16, 2018 4:10 pm
Forum: Tenyo-Like Magic
Topic: This one baffled me...
Replies: 508
Views: 399723

Re: This one baffled me...

The performance is extremely well done. It is nice to be amazed Olaf- enjoy it! I was bidding on one these at auction about a year ago, but didn't have the high bid, unfortunately. Richard has some of the tightest tolerances I have ever seen in a magic prop- for example, the back panels on my Family...
by John B.
Thu Nov 01, 2018 7:43 pm
Forum: Magic Wagon
Topic: Magic Wagon - Chinese Lion Mystery
Replies: 37
Views: 3831

Re: Magic Wagon - Chinese Lion Mystery

Anyone here order one? Strange there are no reviews as most should have their copy by now. I wonder if people are disappointed.
by John B.
Mon Oct 29, 2018 7:39 pm
Forum: Magic Wagon
Topic: Magic Wagon - Chinese Lion Mystery
Replies: 37
Views: 3831

Re: Magic Wagon - Chinese Lion Mystery

I passed on this one. As much as I like the look of this, there is likely a lot of set-up with the silk draped over the table, and I think it won't really be practical. I am curious to read the reviews when they come in.

Maybe it is a better piece on display on a shelf.
by John B.
Sun Oct 28, 2018 9:29 am
Forum: Magic Wagon
Topic: Magic Wagon - Chinese Lion Mystery
Replies: 37
Views: 3831

Re: Magic Wagon - Chinese Lion Mystery

I am on the fence- will think about today. I like it as a collectible, but I don't think it is a good trick. The workings are a bit obvious, and they importantly don't show a photo of the silk draped over the stand (kind of an important point since the silk is required for the method). The photos on...
by John B.
Wed Oct 17, 2018 10:50 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: The Greatest Magician In the World
Replies: 16
Views: 2280

Re: The Greatest Magician In the World

Yes, it was around $20 USD when it came out. I bought a used one a few years back. A new copy is very expensive these days. The other thing I like about the Setteducati book is that a lay person can go through the book on their own and fool themselves without ever figuring out the tricks. They are a...
by John B.
Sat Oct 13, 2018 9:08 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: The Greatest Magician In the World
Replies: 16
Views: 2280

Re: The Greatest Magician In the World

Among the books of this type, I would rank them in this order: 1) The Magic Show Book by Anne Benkovitz and Mark Setteducati 2) Illusionology: The Secret Science of Magic by Albert D. Schafer 3) The Greatest Magician in the World Hi John, do i understand it right, the other mentioned books by you a...
by John B.
Fri Oct 12, 2018 8:08 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: The Greatest Magician In the World
Replies: 16
Views: 2280

Re: The Greatest Magician In the World

My book came today as well. It's a very nice book and well-illustrated. All of the tricks are very easy to do. Among the books of this type (and they are all good), I would rank them in this order: 1) The Magic Show Book by Anne Benkovitz and Mark Setteducati 2) Illusionology: The Secret Science of ...
by John B.
Tue Oct 09, 2018 7:25 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: The Greatest Magician In the World
Replies: 16
Views: 2280

Re: The Greatest Magician In the World

Thanks Rob! I will check it out.
by John B.
Sat Oct 06, 2018 10:02 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Happy birthay Victor!!!
Replies: 17
Views: 2481

Re: Happy birthay Victor!!!

Happy Birthday Victor! Hope you had a great one!
by John B.
Mon Oct 01, 2018 6:51 pm
Forum: Magic Wagon
Topic: Magic Wagon - Utopia Prediction Box
Replies: 23
Views: 2670

Re: Magic Wagon - Utopia Prediction Box

Olaf S wrote:
John B. wrote:I have both Siam box and Dream Prediction. They are all the same basic effect.
Question: Does the box play a role at all or is it just a nice distracting accessory ?
Yes, the box plays an important role in both versions.
by John B.
Sun Sep 30, 2018 10:51 am
Forum: Magic Wagon
Topic: Magic Wagon - Utopia Prediction Box
Replies: 23
Views: 2670

Re: Magic Wagon - Utopia Prediction Box

You are right Olaf (luckaly I saw your post before buying this one - thanks for helping me save my money!). I have the Dream Prediction box. This one is the same, but has a window. Yes Rob, with the Dream PB you can also do the ACAAN routine, no problem I heard from an experienced card artist that ...
by John B.
Sun Sep 30, 2018 10:49 am
Forum: Magic Wagon
Topic: Magic Wagon - Utopia Prediction Box
Replies: 23
Views: 2670

Re: Magic Wagon - Utopia Prediction Box

Hi Rob, I have both Siam box and Dream Prediction. They are all the same basic effect, including this new version. I am going to pass on this one since it is so similar to the others I already have. The Siam box is really a gorgeous piece. They outdid themselves on that one with a nice wood inlay on...
by John B.
Sat Sep 29, 2018 9:12 pm
Forum: Magic Wagon
Topic: Magic Wagon - Utopia Prediction Box
Replies: 23
Views: 2670

Re: Magic Wagon - Utopia Prediction Box

Seems like something is missing in the description. Here is one where I would prefer to see a video of the performance.

I will wait for the reviews.
by John B.
Fri Sep 21, 2018 5:35 pm
Forum: Magic Wagon
Topic: Magic Wagon Triple Dice Vision now available
Replies: 16
Views: 11620

Re: Magic Wagon Triple Dice Vision now available

I had this one but sold it. I think it was 'over-engineered' along the lines of what John mentioned. It doesn't seem necessary to have colors, position and number all as variables. It just makes it more complicated for the performer to remember. The workings/mechanism, however is very nice. The vers...
by John B.
Fri Sep 21, 2018 7:51 am
Forum: Magic Wagon
Topic: Reverso O Boxes
Replies: 17
Views: 2051

Re: Reverso O Boxes

I am with you Simon, I think this will really be great. I bought a set- but am a super fan of boxes, so it was a no brainer for me!