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taiwanben
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If someone got this product, I appreciate your REAL presentation videos on youtube in advance.
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I got this today ( bog Mark Mason and Wayne Dobson fan ). The coins are very nice looking. Very ornate black and gold Asian coin ( MUCH prefer this over the old 'chinese' coins you get with some gaff routines.

I'll watch the dvd tonight. Very excited to get into it!
"Of all words of tongue and pen,
the saddest are, "It might have been"

..........John Greenleaf Whittier
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Popped in to visit Paul at Hocus Pocus yesterday and picked this up! It is LT on steroids as Tim mentions! Quality coins, typically well done Mark Mason DVD and good stuff all around!

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Still looking forward to a review.

Is it logical? Are the props deceptive?
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I will get it next week from Hocus Pocus and make some review later.
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OK, hee goes.

You can absolutely let them freely examine the two coins. It's a Kennedy half and an Asian in. Mine is black, but you may get it in red. Here's mine:

http://hocus-pocus.com/magicshop/inc/pro......tem=7580

Here's red:
http://hocus-pocus.com/magicshop/inc/pro......tem=7578

Now they cover the coins with their other hand ( like when you have them place their hand over a card, ala a sandwich ).

You reach in and remove a coin. It's the Asian coin. You place that on the back of their hand and make it transpo to the Kennedy half. They lift their hand and the Asian coin is in their hand.


I'm working on, with what is supplied, making the transpo happen by waving my hands over the coin. You wouldn't be clean at that point. But the transpo is such a shocking moment, that you have plenty of time to ditch.

First rate product by Mark. Many possibilities for clever routines. Very easy to carry in a small business case wallet. You could make the vanish by placing your business card over the coin, so taking out your case to give them a card and seeing the coins, do "one more trick" for them.

Anyway, I love it and will carry this.

Posted: Jun 27, 2009 11:28am
I tried this out this morning. I was getting a haircut and took the little wallet it comes with and placed money in along with the coins. When I was paying, the gal asked what the coins were and I was off to the races!

I used the method Mark teaches. It got a gasp when the coin transpo'd and the usual "how did you do that" type comments. This effect is so easy to use with the basic method and the payoff is huge. I'm still going to work on my own method for the transposition.

Patter for the coins, if it comes up, is always easy. "I collect coins". "I was at the coin shop today and picked these up". "My grandfather collected coins and left me these to me". Whatever works for you.

This is a winner!
"Of all words of tongue and pen,
the saddest are, "It might have been"

..........John Greenleaf Whittier
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On 2009-06-24 15:10, Andi Peters wrote:
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On 2009-06-23 03:54, NexusMagicShop wrote:
Lethal Tender By Royal Magic is higher quality version.

Yeah right!

I can only assume your mark-up is higher on this version.

There's no way it's better quality.


Assume all you want I have both. It has nothing to do with a mark-up? Royal has a Bicycle back, and not some cheap Magnetic Bridge card back. As seen here: (Kling) http://kling.com/magneticplayingcardsindex.html

Ive used both versions, and the royal version no less then a 100 times. It has worked fine for me, and what I do. Simple as that. Now there might be another version even better then this one. But for the money royal works for me...
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I used it again this morning. It's a great carry with you trick for times they want to see soemthing when you aren't actually working. You can give a business card out afterward if you wanted. It's magic in their hands and everyone knows how powerful that is.
"Of all words of tongue and pen,
the saddest are, "It might have been"

..........John Greenleaf Whittier
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For those complaining about the demo
here's is a full routine
http://www.magicgeek.com/metamorphosis-1805.html
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Magicians complaining.... nah, never! Smile
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Im not sure I see the difference between this and Lethal Tender? Instead of a card, you use something else. With Lethal Tender you could use other things beside a card as well.
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On 2009-06-28 23:24, Suux88 wrote:
For those complaining about the demo
here's is a full routine
http://www.magicgeek.com/metamorphosis-1805.html

Thanks for the link. I think this video solve many buyers's question.
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On 2009-06-29 04:39, rowdymagi5 wrote:
Im not sure I see the difference between this and Lethal Tender? Instead of a card, you use something else. With Lethal Tender you could use other things beside a card as well.


seems like the spectators can freely handle the coin which is not possible in Lethal Tender? ( I don't own either)
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You are correct they can Fully inspect the coins.
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In a previous post I tried to explain why the clips is what it is. I would encourage you not to make this a deciding factor in your decision as Metamorphosis is REALLY good. The clip does NOT do it justice but I guarantee you if you saw Mark Mason or Wayne Dobson do this you'd be emptying out your wallet as quickly as you could to buy one. The real advantages of this are that the coins are really examined throughout the whole routine. There is a super free feel/look to this. They are examining the coins throughout, it feels like there is just no cover when the change happens, you start clean, you are immediately reset, etc. This is ultra practical and ultra strong. Per my prior post the best comparison I can make is it feels like Card Under Glass in that the change seems to happen while you are away from the coins. If you know Wayne Dobson you know what a great thinker he is. Then add on Mark Mason and you are pretty much guaranteed a winner. This is a real work horse. It takes a classic plot and kicks it to a new level.

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I don't care for that clip as I myself would not buy the effect based on it.

The power of the routine is that you hand them an Asian coin and a Kennedy half to look at. They cover the coins with the other hand, you reach in and remove one coin. You place it on the back of their hand and instantly you transpose it with the coin that is left in their covered hands.

I will carry this with me everyday. And it's a perfect walk around, table hopping trick, for those that work those venues.
"Of all words of tongue and pen,
the saddest are, "It might have been"

..........John Greenleaf Whittier
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This ain't your Grand Pappy's Lethal Tender! Different gimmick, different handling! Similar idea but not the same! I have it, I like it and I hope Mark and Wayne do well with it but if folks want to nit pick and speculate, so be it, better for those of us that have it!

MMc
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Thi is on my "To get" List!

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Title: Metamorphosis by Wayne Dobson
Coin routine with DVD instructions INCLUDES COINS!
Arena: Close up, strolling/table

Metamorphosis is a gaffed coin trick where two coins are shown, a half dollar and a Chinese coin with a hole in the center. The coins are placed into the spectator hand and the half dollar is pulled out of the closed hands of the spectator and placed on the back of the spectator’s hand. The spectator is asked a question about the coin and when he looks down the Chinese coin is now on the back of the hand and the half dollar between his hands. This is basically a component of other longer coin routines but if you are looking for a quick and effective trick to do with coins then this may be one to consider. If you want to do longer versions they are available in various books, such as Derrick Dingles book, and on other DVDs such as Doc Easons bar magic and In The Trenches by Paul Green. All things being equal this is still a neat trick and easier to do than the other versions, in fact is it almost self working and no difficult coin slights are involved. The coins can also be looked at by the spectator at the beginning and end of the trick, they just can't stop in mid stream and play with them.

The trick, I hesitate really to call it a routine, comes with the instructions on DVD and does, I’m happy to say, come with the required coins, even the normal half dollar, so you are good to go. I really am happy to see this as I remember running out and getting coin routines only to have it require a gaff I didn’t know about and didn’t have. The gaffs are of better than medium quality, not as good as some gaffs you can get but again you’ll pay a lot for those coin gaffs and the price on this trick with the DVD and coins is reasonable. You can also practice some of the similar routines with this set and if you like it invest in the better gaffs if you feel the need. The DVD is of decent quality, not the level some companies put out but better than many, the picture and sound quality is okay. The problems I had with it was Mark Mason, he of demo fame, presents it like a demo and sounds like a demo guy rather than a performer. That isn’t a problem because I like Mark but in the presentation the camera goes to the face of the spectator when the effect is happening in the hands so you cannot see the effect and misdirection at all. Heck, if they wanted to they could have had a watermelon appear in the spectators hands and nothing would show because the hands are nowhere near where the camera is aimed! Another thing is during the explanation Mark clearly screws up the routine, contact me if you miss it and I’ll tell you where to look, and they edit, rather smoothly, a different shot into it to finish the routine. I don’t know why that bothered me but it did. To add insult to injury Mark later comments about the spectator being surprised when they shot the effect, right, they had to reshoot it to clear up the major error!

All in all I think this is a cool trick that has a creative handling that puts it into the range of even the worse coin guy, which I am. Just remember you are buying a coin trick with gaffs that happen to have instructions on DVD rather than a DVD on coin magic and you’ll be fine. I know this review is a bit odd but I do like this trick and have been running around doing it and have come up with different means to do the dirty work. I like it and I do appreciate the gaffs being included.
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WOW! What customer service!!!

Went to Mr. Mark Mason's site, earlier, and tried to purchase "Metamorphosis".
Hit a snag.
Called the U.S.A. contact number and heard a recording.
Hung up. I then thought, it would be better to shoot him an e-mail, about my
problem. (Usually takes 24 hours, for his response)
Mr. Mason returned my call. (He had his phone turned off, due to a personal matter)
When he re-activated his phone, 1 missed call was displayed. Mine.
Took my order over the phone.

I know there are a few, wonderful dealer/owners, we rave about. Mr. Mason is right
along side of them.

Thank you, again, Mr. Mason!
Warmest regards, Smile

Sixten
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