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Topic: Crystal Nest of Boxes on eBay?
Message: Posted by: KristoBall (Jul 15, 2015 06:53AM)
Hi - does anyone have experience with this China-made see-through nest of boxes? The demo looks really good (aside from the vanish...) and the price is reasonable.

Found it on eBay: http://www.ebay.com/itm/Crystal-Nest-of-Boxes-By-JC-Magic-Trick-Ring-Coin-To-Box-Close-Up-Street-Stage-/121700144400
Message: Posted by: Ferran Rizo (Jul 15, 2015 01:41PM)
For the asking price it worth buy it and try it...
Message: Posted by: george1953 (Jul 15, 2015 02:24PM)
I thought the vanish was very different ! They look OK but as with anything from China, its probably a knock off of someone else's idea.
Message: Posted by: John Long (Jul 15, 2015 08:52PM)
KristoB:

I didn't see anything special about the boxes. It is nice to have clear boxes, but they would likely need to be out of sight till the time that you see them in the video. I think that takes a lot away from what you get from having clear boxes (the idea of CLEAR boxes is to imply that nothing is hidden, but they will need to be hidden)

I think you could get better value from other sources. You can learn the method from many beginning magic books, and create your own gimmick.

Ahhh, but that vanish may be worth the price of admission :)
Message: Posted by: Sean Giles (Jul 17, 2015 01:20AM)
Wasn't the vanish just a FD done with a little distance?
Message: Posted by: Stanyon (Jul 17, 2015 08:15AM)
You are correct Sean.

I still think a borrowed coin, vanished and found in a bag wrapped in a big ball of yarn is the way to go. And it gives your spectator something to do!

JMHO
Message: Posted by: Julie (Jul 17, 2015 05:07PM)
[quote]On Jul 17, 2015, Stanyon wrote:
You are correct Sean.

I still think a borrowed coin, vanished and found in a bag wrapped in a big ball of yarn is the way to go. And it gives your spectator something to do!

JMHO [/quote]...and MAYBE replace the bag with a sealed "silver" box with a smaller "silver" LOCKED box with the marked coin inside that. I recall Milbourne Christopher performing with just the Silver Boxes on one of the first magic show specials on early b/w TV.

I imagine Qwen's still has this available. The Silver Boxes are often seen as the climax of their Coin In Ball of Wool two wooden boxes set.

Julie
Message: Posted by: John Long (Jul 17, 2015 08:53PM)
Does anyone get the feeling that we are talking to ourselves?
Message: Posted by: KristoBall (Jul 18, 2015 02:40PM)
Haha sorry I've been traveling and haven't logged on for a while. I'm familiar with the nest of boxes and have the nest of wallets - just wanted to see if it's a known entity that's been ripped off for eBay production by an off-shore manufacturer (as george posited) or whether it's an original take on a classic. Though I do agree, the value of having see-through boxes is diminished in that they are completely covered behind his back (that's my favorite part of the video, during the vanish when he's clearly loading the box for what seems a long time behind his back) but it might give the impression that they COULD have seen it. If I decide to give it a shot I'll let you know my thoughts - but currently leaning against it - spent too much on gimmicks this year already. Downloads are easier to hide :)