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JL608
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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
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Nice review. How much was it?
santos
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To found Nick Wenger, make a search by "remote guy"...is the best Genius with electronic I meet in magic!

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On 2009-06-02 14:30, cmdash24 wrote:
Nice review. How much was it?


Here you go.

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


Thanks,
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[quote]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

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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 Smile

2 thumbs up! Smile
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I am very pleased with Nick's Breakaway Table and Remote card fountain.
I will definately invest in this one too.

Eric
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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!

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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 Smile

2 thumbs up! Smile

I agreed with you. This prop is excellent I have never seen before. 2 thumbs up!
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This looks fantastic. I want one!
"I'm sorry - if you were right, I would agree with you." -Robin Williams, Awakenings
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On 2009-07-02 13:41, Andrewzuber wrote:
This looks fantastic. I want one!


There was one for sale in the 'for sale' section.
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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.
"I'm sorry - if you were right, I would agree with you." -Robin Williams, Awakenings
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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?
"I'm sorry - if you were right, I would agree with you." -Robin Williams, Awakenings
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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!
"I'm sorry - if you were right, I would agree with you." -Robin Williams, Awakenings
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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
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