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Topic: [Review] Devour by Sansminds
Message: Posted by: Alex DLF (Jul 28, 2017 11:06PM)
Devour Ė Sansminds

Product description : I donít want to talk about Sansminds release a lot because often, theyíre just completely rubbish, with fake teasers and gimmicks which donít work. I love their Vapr watch, but even with it, I had some problems. Letís talk about Devour, their latest effect. A card a selected, lost in the pack, which is put inside the box. You draw a face on the card box which turns angry when you snap your fingers. When you open it, all the card are torn except the selected one. Is it one of the rare and good release from Sansminds ? Letís find out.

Price and where to buy it : This is sold at $29.95 and you can find it in nearly every Murphy's magic ę partner Ľ shop !

What you get : You get a very thing DVD case, donít expect any already gimmick. Inside, youíll find the DVD, well shot as usual from Sansminds which teaches everything you need to know and the HUGE Art and Craft moment. Let me explain, I make a lot of gimmicks, flaps and so on so Iím used to that but here, you need a lot of time and a lot of boxes (4 in total !) in order to make the gimmick. They supply you with a little bit of stuff to make it but still, you have to provide most of it. For the price asked, I would have expected a lot more, Iím really disappointed with it, the gimmick is hard and long to make, not deceptive enough and the price is quite high.

Teaser : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F2MgDsQFaRc

The pros and the cons : Here is the core of my review, let's begin with the cons, as I will usually be doing, I prefer to keep the good things for the end.

THE CONS :
Ė 4 card box are needed in order to make the gimmick(s) ! And youíll need some time and patience to make it well.
Ė You can tell on the trailer, the gimmick is not well made, it flashes everywhere. Even they couldnít make it well !
Ė This will take a lot of space in your pocket, just for one trick, I donít think the ratio space/effectiveness of the trick is high enough for this to be good.

THE PROS :
Ė Itís visual, even if the gimmick is not the best Iíve seen, I must agree the moment the face turns angry is quite cool.
Ė Itís a nice little story, which makes sense to the people, not just a ďpick a card, there it is !Ē kind of trick.
Ė Itís easy to do, it will require some kind of switch but itís well hidden by the fact the spectator will sign the card.
Ė You can customize the gimmick with any face you want, if you want to draw anything else, a bomb, anything, you can !
Ė Itís something different and the end with all the torn cards is a nice little moment.

Overall rating : I think that Sansminds has fallen into their old demon, this is not so good, the Art & Craft is too heavy and isnít worth your time and money, 2/4 hearts.

As for the difficulty level, the routine is pretty simple to do but the gimmick will require patience and time to make it, I would say 2/5 stars.

Similar products : I donít know anything which is similar, so I couldnít help you with that.