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Topic: Planted by Nick Wenger
Message: Posted by: JL608 (Jun 2, 2009 09:35AM)
I received Planted from Hocus Pocus yesterday, and I'm happy to report this looks even more amazing in person than it does in the video demo. And I thought it looked fantastic in the demo!

It is very well made. It truly looks like a real fern type plant.

The size of the pot is app. 5" in diameter. The length of the leaves vary, with the longest being around 12".

The animation is amazing. You can make the "seven" form first, or the "diamond".
When the leaves slowly start to move and bend it's like watching a film special effect. After the leaves form the selected card, they hold their position for a bit and then slowly relax back to their starting position (though you may need to gently reshape them for the next performance.)

And the best part (for me at least) is that it's completely silent. Which is perfect if you're performing impromptu in your home or office.

For the quality of the craftsmanship, I feel the asking price is extremely reasonable.

Nick Wenger has been very accessible here at the Café. And, of course, Hocus Pocus' customer service is second to none.

Hope this helps!

Joe
Message: Posted by: cmdash24 (Jun 2, 2009 01:30PM)
Nice review. How much was it?
Message: Posted by: santos (Jun 2, 2009 03:49PM)
To found Nick Wenger, make a search by "remote guy"...is the best Genius with electronic I meet in magic!

Santos
Message: Posted by: remote guy (Jun 2, 2009 07:22PM)
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On 2009-06-02 14:30, cmdash24 wrote:
Nice review. How much was it?
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Here you go.

http://www.hocus-pocus.com/magicshop/?hn=1


Thanks,
Nick
Message: Posted by: remote guy (Jun 3, 2009 08:12PM)
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On 2009-06-02 16:49, santos wrote:
To found Nick Wenger, make a search by "remote guy"...is the best Genius with electronic I meet in magic!

Santos
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Thanks Santos

Nick
Message: Posted by: dove-boy (Jun 12, 2009 12:53PM)
This is the most unexpected , visual & astounding magic prop I ever bought!

Not mentoning Nick customer service is excellent, spoke with him on the phone & he was very patient & helpful :)

2 thumbs up! :)
Message: Posted by: Papasmurf (Jun 12, 2009 03:19PM)
I am very pleased with Nick's Breakaway Table and Remote card fountain.
I will definately invest in this one too.

Eric
Message: Posted by: Paulo Cabrita (Jun 13, 2009 04:14PM)
In days I will write a post/comment about one efect Nick did for me! Nick work´s is AMAZING!Is the best of the Best in electronic!We make anything,we acept any
challenge and his knowledge is supreme! I wish in near future he can have Nick´s website with videos or pics of Nick efects!

Paulo
Message: Posted by: taiwanben (Jul 2, 2009 09:31AM)
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On 2009-06-12 13:53, dove-boy wrote:
This is the most unexpected , visual & astounding magic prop I ever bought!

Not mentoning Nick customer service is excellent, spoke with him on the phone & he was very patient & helpful :)

2 thumbs up! :)
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I agreed with you. This prop is excellent I have never seen before. 2 thumbs up!
Message: Posted by: Andrew Zuber (Jul 2, 2009 12:41PM)
This looks fantastic. I want one!
Message: Posted by: tbaer (Jul 2, 2009 05:51PM)
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On 2009-07-02 13:41, Andrewzuber wrote:
This looks fantastic. I want one!
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There was one for sale in the 'for sale' section.
Message: Posted by: Andrew Zuber (Jul 2, 2009 06:03PM)
Just missed it by a day!
I'll have to keep looking. It would go great with my routine.
Is Hocus Pocus the only one selling this?
I'm going to answer my own question by Googling it but I'm still curious.
Message: Posted by: Andrew Zuber (Jul 2, 2009 06:06PM)
It's a Hocus Pocus exclusive; no one else carries is according to their web site.
See? Answered my own question.
Any more thoughts on this product?
Message: Posted by: Andrew Zuber (Jul 11, 2009 03:28AM)
Just got a used one of these - very cool effect, and as mentioned, looks like a real house plant, not some fake thing you'd have lying around. I too was concerned with the noise, but it's absolutely not a problem at all. I have lots of plants around the house anyway so this makes an excellent addition, which I like. I also got a version with the remote built into a card box, which I am told Nick did himself, though I believe that was a custom job. Very easy to fool someone with this - I did it this afternoon for a couple of friends and their eyes went wide. An unexpected piece like this is truly magical!
Message: Posted by: bosque (Jul 23, 2009 02:37PM)
I purchased Planted from Hocus-Pocus, and have to agree with everyone that this is one of the best purchases I have ever made. I had a small problem and emailed Nick who had me send him the unit so he could fine tune the minor problem. Instead, he totally replaced a part and reconfigured the movement which improved the already awesome effect. And then he refused to let me pay for shipping. Best service I've ever encountered, and probably the best effect I own. I'm saving my nickles and dimes to buy a back-up. It's that good.

--Steve Bosque