T-132 The Ninja Experiment

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T-132 The Ninja Experiment

Post by JohnM » Mon May 12, 2014 11:48 am

Name: The Ninja Experiment

T-Number: T-132

Inventor: Shigeru Sugawara

Year: 1987



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Re: T-132 The Ninja Experiment

Post by JohnM » Mon May 12, 2014 12:51 pm

I gave Ninja Experiment a 10.

Pros:
Very original
Great props
Great Name (any experiment related to Ninjas has to be cool)
Easy to do
Gets a great reaction
100% Success Rate

Cons
It is not easily obtainable (1 every 2+ months)
It is expensive, costing in the area of $250+ for a shrink wrapped one
The foam where the pencils are inserted is not dense and can tear and become tattered
There is a very slight angle concern
It does not come with pencils. You have to provide your own.

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Re: T-132 The Ninja Experiment

Post by VictorS » Mon May 12, 2014 11:26 pm

I still hate myself on selling this trick for 25 EUR years ago and I left with nothing. But at least I still remember on how it worked. A very unique and excellent mini illusion. I would like to rate it as 10 but I tick the 9 because I didn`t own it anymore :)

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Re: T-132 The Ninja Experiment

Post by BobD » Tue May 13, 2014 2:48 am

Will the pencils damage the foam after constant use? I use the spikes of Nail Box from Fantasma Magic Set instead of pencils to put less strain on the foam. It is not as effective as pencils but I just want to make sure that I will not damage this expensive prop.

I gave this trick a perfect score even though I do not like the second secret. I think the second secret is not necessary unless you always perform this trick at the desired angle.

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Re: T-132 The Ninja Experiment

Post by David DeTenyo » Tue May 13, 2014 7:07 am

Another top-Tenyo effect. The construction is so very clever; there are two secrets which makes this my favourite gimmicked self working mini illusion.

Yes Bob, de foam becomes damaged when you aren't carefull when you put the pencils through them. I've seen several second hand Ninja Experiments online that have pieces of foam missing. This can RUIN the trick. I use pencils that aren't sharp (which means with their cap on).

I once had a Ninja Experiment with foam in bad shape and decided to try to open the apparatus. That was a mistake. The whole trick is glued together and there is no way to open the white front pieces to replace the foam without damaging it. I can only think of one solution and that would be to cover the foam from the outside (on the white 'pieces') with some other (elastic) material.

As Bob said, the second secret makes it pretty difficult to perform correct without anyone noticing something. The angle you place it, the table cloth or close up mat you use, the light conditions ... everything has to be perfect.

About the routine, I don't think there's much room for creativity with this one. You'll have to use what Tenyo supplies you with, apart from the pencils you use of course.

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Re: T-132 The Ninja Experiment

Post by SimonC » Tue May 13, 2014 7:22 am

It would be cool if there was a way to print an image of a person onto the plate, maybe a ninja. It would look pretty painful tho ;)
Now you see me...

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Re: T-132 The Ninja Experiment

Post by David DeTenyo » Tue May 13, 2014 7:27 am

Good idea Simon and that would be possible perhaps, but the green plate is pretty delicate so you'd have to be carefull when pasting something on it. Also, I believe there is only a small margin for error, if the green plate becomes too ***** the trick won't work anymore.

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Re: T-132 The Ninja Experiment

Post by VictorS » Tue May 13, 2014 10:42 am

The Wandering Hole was actually comparable with Ninja Experiment and even better because it is an open display. The illusion is really convincing. At the time when TWH released, I believe the reaction was really2 strong, even for magician. I`m not sure about the history, but the pen for the wandering hole could be also the inspiration for the pen through bill effect.

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Re: T-132 The Ninja Experiment

Post by Greg C » Sun Aug 10, 2014 11:29 pm

A possible replacement for the foam could be short sections of the fat, fuzzy pipe cleaners found in craft stores. I would think the fibers would hold up better than foam with use. They could be glued outside -- no disassembly required.

I haven't tried this. My foam is in good shape.

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Re: T-132 The Ninja Experiment

Post by Shan » Wed Oct 15, 2014 4:53 pm

Finally I can rate it! Bought it a month ago and finally it has arrived:)
I give it a ten as well, nice prop well made and 0% failure...
These are important to me because I'm clumsy.
I bought one with shrink wrap so it was SO EXPENSIVE
I shall eat rice with rice for the rest of the month...

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Re: T-132 The Ninja Experiment

Post by VictorS » Wed Oct 15, 2014 10:20 pm

Shan wrote: I shall eat rice with rice for the rest of the month...
Congratulations Shan...!! You are getting closer to complete the whole Tenyos ;).
Would be great if we can change the T-242 China Surprise become real and eatable by magic....so you shall not suffer until the rest of the month.:)

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Re: T-132 The Ninja Experiment

Post by AlexBrazil » Mon May 11, 2015 2:55 pm

There is one Ninja Experiment on auction right now in eBay:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/201344019259?_t ... EBIDX%3AIT

I am sad the seller would not ship to Brazil... so I can't bid :-(

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Re: T-132 The Ninja Experiment

Post by Rob Rand » Mon May 11, 2015 6:38 pm

Alex, here is another Ninja Experiment on eBay from our member Kelle Botond

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Tenyo-Magic-T-1 ... 2a507026f6

If you contact Botond directly, you get probably a discount :)

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Re: T-132 The Ninja Experiment

Post by AlexBrazil » Mon May 11, 2015 8:12 pm

Oh, Botond is a member! I already bought 3 tricks from him/her this month :-)

As an update, the auction I mentioned finished with the price of $233,50.
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Re: T-132 The Ninja Experiment

Post by AlexBrazil » Mon May 11, 2015 8:19 pm

Oh, sorry... Now I checked Botond's profile and saw that he is a guy. I did not know before (that's why the "him/her" I used in my last post).

He is a very nice person to buy from. :-)

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Re: T-132 The Ninja Experiment

Post by kellebotond » Tue May 12, 2015 1:41 pm

Nice to see you here as well, Alex. :)
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Re: T-132 The Ninja Experiment

Post by BluBob » Wed May 13, 2015 4:33 am

Because if it's coolness, and creativity this is a TEN for me. My foam is in perfect shape but I appreciate the discussion/tips/suggestions regarding the care and replacement of the foam.
and now, on with the show ...

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Re: T-132 The Ninja Experiment

Post by AlexBrazil » Thu May 28, 2015 7:22 pm

There is a sealed Ninja Experiment in eBay: http://www.ebay.com/itm/Tenyo-Magick-Tr ... 25a723aecb

Obviously, I do not have all that money. But if I had, I guess I would not buy. What if I opened the package and discovered that the sponges had disintegrated?!!!!

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Re: T-132 The Ninja Experiment

Post by Jaime C. » Thu May 28, 2015 8:09 pm

I will start eating noodles and noodles now for a couple of months maybe just to obtain the budget of this item :lol:
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Re: T-132 The Ninja Experiment

Post by David DeTenyo » Fri May 29, 2015 2:32 am

This is one item you will NOT show in your restaurant Jamie, take that in mind while buying it ;)

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Re: T-132 The Ninja Experiment

Post by Jaime C. » Wed Jun 03, 2015 5:25 pm

Definitely David. This item is not for performance to me so if one day i get this item, i will keep only on my cabinet for display.
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Re: T-132 The Ninja Experiment

Post by VictorS » Sat Jan 26, 2019 7:49 pm

I don't really make a change on this one but only probably only a closer look with interesting background and music. Hope you enjoy it !
https://youtu.be/dXVSe--Tr2I

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Re: T-132 The Ninja Experiment

Post by Roberto B. » Tue Feb 12, 2019 2:06 am

VictorS wrote:
Sat Jan 26, 2019 7:49 pm
I don't really make a change on this one but only probably only a closer look with interesting background and music. Hope you enjoy it !
https://youtu.be/dXVSe--Tr2I
Wonderful video Victor!!….loved the super close up shot, music and background!!

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Re: T-132 The Ninja Experiment

Post by VictorS » Tue Feb 12, 2019 9:36 pm

Roberto B. wrote:
Tue Feb 12, 2019 2:06 am
VictorS wrote:
Sat Jan 26, 2019 7:49 pm
I don't really make a change on this one but only probably only a closer look with interesting background and music. Hope you enjoy it !
https://youtu.be/dXVSe--Tr2I
Wonderful video Victor!!….loved the super close up shot, music and background!!
Thanks again Roberto :) Glad you like it.

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Re: T-132 The Ninja Experiment

Post by magicjeff » Tue Feb 19, 2019 8:53 pm

I. LOVE. THIS. EFFECT!!! JUST GOT MINE TODAY, HAVE TO SAY ALL THE HYPE DEFINITELY LIVED UP TO THIS ONE!!! I HAVE A FEW IDEAS FLOATING AROUND TO REPLACE USING PENCILS BUT WE SHALL SEE :)

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