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JonathanM
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Who makes the most realistic PLASTIC egg? I'd rather not buy one that will break if dropped.
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Jonathan, visit Stevens magic site! They have a nice one!
Good luck,
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I use the eggs from Viking Magic. They look realistic and are opaque which means that the color of a silk inside won't "bleed" through. I have never tried dropping any of them (I have two), but there is no real harm if one breaks - they are only $10 each. I am really satisfied with the eggs from Viking.
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I still visit the supermarket and get a dozen for under $2.00. I make them unbreakable by coating them with white glue, inside and out. It ends up being a plastic egg with a real eggshell inside.
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On 2008-01-11 08:43, Magicque wrote:
Jonathan, visit stevens magic site! They have a nice one!
Good luck,
Eric


Eric - I only found a ceramic egg offered by Stevens. Did you say you knew of a good plastic one?
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On 2008-01-11 08:55, Peder Andersson wrote:
I use the eggs from Viking Magic. They look realistic and are opaque which means that the color of a silk inside won't "bleed" through. I have never tried dropping any of them (I have two), but there is no real harm if one breaks - they are only $10 each. I am really satisfied with the eggs from Viking.


Agree totally

Check the search engine on this subject

Have written many articles on silk to egg etc..

Viking Silk to egg is brilliant

I am a working Professional who uses this effect in over 150 corporate & cabret shows each year, Viking egg gimmick is so realistic & professional looking-Its the best!!!

http://www.vikingmagic.com/?nd=full&key=482


Viking deluxe Silk to Egg Routine has it all- check it out as well

http://www.vikingmagic.com/?nd=full&key=483
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Check out the review by Donal Chayce November 26, 2007

Here:

http://www.themagiccafe.com/forums/viewt......um=54&33

(It may also explain why for the first thirty-five years, I never released my Walk-Around Silk to Egg. Now it's in my lectures.)

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I'm not sure where I got my egg, but if I am not mistaken it was made by Tenyo. I've had it a long time. It is a good replica.
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If you are doing silk to egg you need the most realistic egg possible so that you can show them that it is a fake egg with hole ? That makes sense (not).
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These are the ones I use http://tirofoginc.com.concentric.com/osc......a4be3402

Posted: Jan 13, 2008 7:24pm
I have used one large one in my shows for the last 2 years and have'nt had a problem with my silk to egg routine.

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RWhit,

The reason why the fake egg needs to be a good replica of a real one, is because you want the switch for the real egg to be indetectable. If the audience senses that a different egg is in play somewhere half-way through the routine, the magic moment where the egg is broken is lost ...
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Check out what Autumn Morning Star had to say 1/27/2008.

http://www.themagiccafe.com/forums/viewt......start=30

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I’ve got a Silk to Egg Feke egg that I’ve had for over 40 years. I haven’t a clue who made it. It is plastic and to me doesn’t look like an egg. I shines like plastic and worse, the plastic is feather light making it difficult to handle (give me some weight!). I used it for dozens of years by “misting” it with flat white paint. It served.

About 25-ish years ago I bought one of the Vernet plastic, break apart versions. I was being lazy and thought that having the one egg with fake yoke would make for a streamlined and easier act. Well, it didn’t. The capacity of the egg for silk was just too small for my tastes. It was traded within weeks of trial.

I also have one sold by Magic Smith when it was a full service, on-line magic service. It made of some sort of ceramic and looks very realistic. The downside is that the walls of the egg are thick and limit the size of the hank being stuffed in. Not a big deal but…
Again, I haven’t a clue where Magic Smith got their item and they no longer sell it.

I have a couple from Viking Magic that are nice. I have used them for years (my routine uses two Stoddard eggs). They look real even up close.

I’m saying all this to give background of my present egg of choice and use. I use the egg provided by our own Bob Sanders! It looks real, has a nice weight to it (compared to the plastic eggs). It holds an 18” silk easily (the bigger the hank the more showy the trick IMHO). I don’t know what it is made of most likely ceramic. It's rolled off the desk onto a hardwood floor and just bounced.

Bob packages the egg with a second, un-feked egg, two silks (18”) some matching color stickers, and his walk-around routine.

I like his routine so well that I’ve put mine on hold for a while (well I also have to buy a second egg from Bob to perform it! LOL!).

So what is the best egg to buy for the old “egg to silk” routine? I’d say Bob Sanders’ version.
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Harry, that is not surprising. Everything I have from Bob is top quality. His service is not bad either!

Regan

Posted: Feb 6, 2008 6:58pm
Well, Harry, you convinced me. I ordered a Silk-To-Egg set from Bob Sanders yesterday. Bob had better put you on his staff, or at the very least give you a percentage of that sale!


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Bob's is the best one that I have come across also, and is one of his best sellers at conventions where he is a vendor. He also sometimes gives out a egg protector case that is perfect for travel.
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Eggs-actly makes goods eggs in different sizes and only sell for $12.50
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Harry and James are correct.....Bob Sander's eggs are great! They really look really real! The weight is just right too! Also, Bob's service is second to none!

Thanks Bob!

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Gentlemen,

Thanks again.

This is one of my real favorites and it packs small.

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I have to agree with RWhit on this one... Why worry about a realistic egg to later reveal as a fake? I bought my fake egg off of my five year old niece for a quarter! She had a few in her toy box that work perfect. I cut the hole in it with a large bit and have never had anyone speculate whether it was real or not. I use the circle stickers (the garage sale price tags!) from Walmart. I have the option of red, blue, or yellow (never use the yellow! it doesn't stand out as boldly).

I normally go with a routine quite similar to Lance Burton's!

Anyway, over time, the egg gets a little dingy from being stored with everything else in my show case... I wash it with dish soap from time to time and its ready to go! 9 out of 10 times, your eggs will match pretty close in color!

If you make the switch smoothly; unless they have a Sherwin Williams paint chart, few will notice the extremely slight color change.

Not a bad 25-cent investment for trick that is normally one of my more solid and most talked about routines in the show!

Just my opinion on the matter!

-Bryan Gilles
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On 2008-03-11 00:43, Bryan Gilles wrote:
I have to agree with RWhit on this one... Why worry about a realistic egg to later reveal as a fake?
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If you make the switch smoothly; unless they have a Sherwin Williams paint chart, few will notice the extremely slight color change.



I don't disagree with you with respect to need to exactly match the color of the fake egg and the real egg, but there are a number of other reasons someone might want to consider when choosing which egg to use (size, weight, opacity, durability, and ease of handling, for starters).

I've been doing this trick for over 30 years, and during that time I've used a cheap plastic egg, the Viking egg, the Tirofog "Eggsactly" egg and, most recently, Bob Sanders' egg. The only one that I'll never use again, the only one that IMO doesn't meet any of the requisite criteria for the prop (other than it looks somewhat like an egg and it has a hole in it) is the cheap plastic egg.
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