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On 2010-03-11 14:47, wulfiesmith wrote:
Watching the link from Suux88 gave the whole routine away ...

You are so correct, "Magic Geek" should actually be called "Magic Exposure" for that is pretty much what they manage to do with every effect they demo....
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*You can do the Dobson effect with Lethal Tender but you can't do my Lethal Tender routine with the Mason gimmick. I made a special gimmick for LT. It does not have a rim. My gimmick allows you to show the set as a Chinese coin and there is no tell tale rim showing around the Chinese coin. My rimless gimmick also eliminated noise, and left everything examinable including the card case. The reset is almost instant.
*A lot of coin machinists make LT. None of them pay me a royalty. Even the reputable Royal Magic copied it without my permission. A lot of the machinists, such as Tango Magic, make it with a sh**l coin instead of the post type gimmick I designed. But they don't include my routines. If your LT came with a sh**l you were cheated.
*I gave the trick to Sterling Magic Creations to manufacture. They didn't want it because they said they were already making a Chinatown Half trick. I had to explain that the instant visual change made LT a very different effect. They had me write instructions for a trick that would not compete with their Chinatown Half and did not use my original instructions.
*The brand names of playing cards are only important to magicians. Most ordinary people see all playing cards as just what they are, playing cards. I used Kling steel cards because they worked very well and kept the retail price of the LT low. They also held up better than shimmed name brand playing cards. No one has ever suspected them as not being ordinary cards.
*The nice thing about the Kling cards is you can glue a picture of your children or grand children on the face of the card or glue an ID card to it or your business card and have an even better, more personal, gimmick.
*Some magicians even complain about the "cheap" vinyl case that comes with LT. They are quite ordinary and above suspicion. They also keep the retail price low. If you don't like the vinyl case you can easily buy a leather one. I found great looking leather ID cases, with brass corners, at the local dollar store.
*As someone already mentioned the Dobson variation is really a "one on one" trick. That person will be fooled. Other people watching the trick will probably see what you did. The person you did the trick for will not be fooled if you have to repeat the trick. And while the coins are examinable just as the LT coins are, the Mason card case is not examinable.
*When I performed for Caesar's Pocono resorts I opened with LT. I was almost always asked to "Do that again.' Instantly repeating the trick fooled the audience even more the second time. I did the trick at least 80 times a weekend for almost two years using the same Kling card.
*I have reached the stage in my life when I am only interested in performing close-up magic effects that a lot of people can see at the same time. There were 8 people at each table at the resorts so many of my favorite tricks could not be seen and had to be replaced. I only perform tricks that can be repeated immediately for the same audience. In the real world people ask you to repeat tricks. And when doing strolling magic many people follow you around and do see you repeating the same trick. If they figure out what you are doing they will shout it to your audience before the trick is over.
*I receive no money for creating Lethal Tender so it really doesn't matter to me which trick you buy. But the Mason/Dobson trick is not superior to Lethal Tender in any way no matter what the dealers, trying to sell it, claim. Mark Mason offered to put a sticker on his trick stating it was inspired by Steve Dusheck. I turned down the offer. If he would have asked me before he put the trick out I would have gladly given him permission. Perhaps he wanted magicians to think it was something really new so he would sell more of them.
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Steve it's unfortunate that so many great creators like yourself are taken advantaged of.

I have the Sterling version of Lethal Tender and really love it. I keep the coins in Regal's Passport (Wallet) and use that instead of the card to make the change using a story about currency exchange.

I made a mention in a post about Regal's Passport that your trick and his work well together.

I'm glad I have the original.
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I have just received a new benefit from my membership in the Magic Café. I was contemplating buying Metamorphosis after seeing it in Mark Mason's video catalog. After following this forum's link to the demo by THe Magic Geek, I realized that it was just a variation of Lehal Tender by Steve Dusheck. You cannot discern thisi from the Mark Mason video as the "moment of truth" is not shown there.

I happen to be a proud owner of the original Sterling version of Lethal Tender that I have not used in some time. THe Metamorphosis demo encouraged me to bring it out of storage to try the in-the spectator's-hand approach which is definitely a vast improvement. I don't remember if I received my packet wallet in the following manner or whether I rigged it up myself. THe original s--m card is concealed in the opposite compartment by a plastic flap that fits exactly in its window. It's easy to make one of these from a second wallet. Now the wallet becomes the wand and the appearance of the shim card is immaterial as it is never seen by the spectator(s). This is very effective and a lot less expensive than using a fancy wallet to do the same thing.
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I also have the original Sterling version. It is in storage. As always, I love your improvements. Mine did not come that way.
And this is much cheaper.

Thanks for sharing.
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I'm glad that this thread was revived. I too own the Sterling version of LT. In fact, it was after reading posts here on the Café that I became aware of the original and the "other" versions. I took the advice of many good members here and bought the original. I've never regretted it. I like the additional routine provided by Metamorphosis, and agree that you probably couldn't repeat it or have people watching from the sides. Of course, I seldom repeat a trick if asked. I just move to another with a "oh you liked that, then you will probably enjoy this...".
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I have Metamorphosis along with three other variations of Lethal Tender. I finally got my original Sterling version about 6 months ago and it is the best one of them all. Two of the others I purchsaed were actually advertised as Sterling but turned out to be Royal Magic. (I think that Royal now owns Sterling or at least a part of it). Similar gimmick but not quite as good as the original. Now when I perform it is always with the original LT. I have used some of the Metamorphosis handling at times but to be honest the original script by Steve Dusheck is still the most effective IMO.

BTW, motown's idea of using the Passport wallet from David Regal is a great one! Thanks!

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Metamorphosis XL by Wayne Dobson now available.

Close-up magic at its best!

Completely examinable at the start and finish of the routine.

Comes with real leather wallet

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What´s going on with dtrik Wayne Dobson Magic Shop UK? I placed an order 1st of April 2018 and it did not arrived (today is 04-26-2018). I wrote several emails to @mike and @sales. No reply!
This is a no go!
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