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Bill Hegbli
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World Product Review Show, last week was for the Blackpool Convention, so they are back to regular programing with another installment.

March 1, 2017

Worker of the Week







On this week's Wizard Product Review with David Penn & Wayne Fox take a look at:


The Gift Gold Limited Edition by Angelo Carbone, get it here: http://www.worldmagicshop.com/the-gift-g......carbone/

The Gift Black by Angelo Carbone, get it here: http://www.worldmagicshop.com/the-gift-b......carbone/

Devour by SansMinds Creative Lab, get it here: http://www.worldmagicshop.com/devour-by-......ive-lab/

Appear-8 by Steve Rowe, get it here: http://www.worldmagicshop.com/appear-8-by-steve-rowe/

Hofzinser Poker by Johann Nepomuk Hofzinser, get it here: http://www.worldmagicshop.com/hofzinser-......fzinser/

Good Show!
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Awesome show
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Thank you for posting these Bill!
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So pleased with the review they gave for Appear8.
Especially next to other such great magic.
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I'm surprised at the rave reviews for Appear 8 considering the close-up shot which shows what it is, how it works and that it clearly looks terrible at close range. Maybe you could perform this for blind people in a dark room.
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Yes, only one of the productions was performed correctly, but this is a magic review, and the purchasers are magicians that should know how this id done no matter how well it is performed. There are some tricks that just can't be performed for video. This may be one of them.

Marc De Souza marketed a nice little briefcase and steel ball bearing that uses this move. The miniature briefcase lid worked well to concealed the failing's of the move.

If a magician has to be fooled to see the strength of a magic effect being sold, then he should change hobbies, as they do not understand the purpose of a 'demo' video.

When I went to Abbott's every week to buy a new miracle, I was rarely or never fooled, that is their job, their job was to sell props. In those days, Abbott's would even tell you how it was done before you purchased it. In buying magic, it has more to do with if it will fit in the "act" you are creating and if you like ecstatic features of the prop. [b]It totally has nothing to with fooling the purchaser, who should be knowledgeable to the working from his learning period and reading hundreds of magic books.

Appear 8 is a good trick and would work in a performance. At some point in the future, you will wish you purchased it. That is the way it always happens.
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I appreciate your feedback Bill.

I was mainly referring to how obvious the mechanics of the gimmick are at fairly close range. It would seem that it would be easy for a spectator to notice this as well. I know we're supposed to keep thing moving but... I'm just not impressed with the looks of this one. If others like it and use it with success then I congratulate them.
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On Mar 15, 2017, Theodore Lawton wrote:
I appreciate your feedback Bill.

I was mainly referring to how obvious the mechanics of the gimmick are at fairly close range. It would seem that it would be easy for a spectator to notice this as well. I know we're supposed to keep thing moving but... I'm just not impressed with the looks of this one. If others like it and use it with success then I congratulate them.


Only just seen this, thank you for your honest opinion.

As magicians we look for method - yes, the method is obvious, because we are looking at the box saying to ourselves 'I know whats about to happen, how does this work, argghh I get it' - so assume its now obvious.

Trust me, I have performed this to rooms of both magicians and lay audience. Close up, small groups and parlour.
In my lecture, before this was released ie, before magicians had seen it, it hit them hard - just like a lay audience reacts.
They didn't know what was happening and so, did not see or suspect the gimmick. Only after, did they then come to the conclusion of method.


Spectators, if you are a good performer, are along for the ride.
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On Mar 15, 2017, Bill Hegbli wrote:
Yes, only one of the productions was performed correctly, but this is a magic review, and the purchasers are magicians that should know how this id done no matter how well it is performed. There are some tricks that just can't be performed for video. This may be one of them.

Marc De Souza marketed a nice little briefcase and steel ball bearing that uses this move. The miniature briefcase lid worked well to concealed the failing's of the move.

If a magician has to be fooled to see the strength of a magic effect being sold, then he should change hobbies, as they do not understand the purpose of a 'demo' video.

When I went to Abbott's every week to buy a new miracle, I was rarely or never fooled, that is their job, their job was to sell props. In those days, Abbott's would even tell you how it was done before you purchased it. In buying magic, it has more to do with if it will fit in the "act" you are creating and if you like ecstatic features of the prop. [b]It totally has nothing to with fooling the purchaser, who should be knowledgeable to the working from his learning period and reading hundreds of magic books.

Appear 8 is a good trick and would work in a performance. At some point in the future, you will wish you purchased it. That is the way it always happens.


Totally agree and thank you.
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