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jerry100won
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Has anyone gotten an early look at Postcards by Hernan Macagno and Tango Magic.

Demo link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YAzY4ozBroo

Looks like most sites still have it as a pre-order item.

Description: Hernan Macagno, invented "Postcards", an amazing apparition of a deck of cards that will become a classic effect in a short time.

Imagine showing an envelope that contains a empty and flat bicycle box of cards, take out the flat box and show it very clearly, them fold the box and the cards appear inside the box (the set doesn't include the cards).

One of the best opening for your close up, parlor or stage act.
*Very easy to do
*Extremely visual
*Easy and quick set-up
*English - Spanish version DVD
*Gimmick included
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I seen this on MJM magic. I would lke to see a demo live. Looks OK. Waiting for review myself on this one.
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His left arm is too apparent, at least to me - especially at the table where his left arm is frozen until.

how about another "original" for a looksy

2006 - http://davidregal.com/products/sudden-deck-ii

http://www.mjmmagic.com/store/sudden-dec......301.html
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Good effect. Tango Magic has some clever stuff. Thanks for sharing.
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There is a trick that I believe is in The Amazing Miracles of Shigeo Takagi by Richard Kaufman that is very similar in appearance and that is easy to make up yourself.
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Cool, that book is 1990, just shows that magic for the most is nothing really new nowadays, just a spinoff or a brought back for a re-discovery for a new/next generation.
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It looks like it's probably best suited for sitting down (for the posted version). Doesn't seem very practical for roving magicians.
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Doesn't look to bad. Though, reminds me a little bit of Sudden Impact II by David Regal.

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There are stand up versions that don't involve having to sit down. He covers many variations in the DVD. I really like this.

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I had a chance to review this tonight during the Magic Marketplace product review show and here are some of my thoughts from the show...

Overall:

This is a well made gimmick that allows you to remove a flat box from an envelope, fold the box together and then produce a full deck of cards from the box.

Cons:

* This requires you to either be seated or be wearing a jacket in order to perform the necessary steps required to make the effect happen.
* While the gimmick is well made the price tag of $60.00 seems a bit high.

Pros:

* The DVD and gimmick are both nicely done. The DVD goes over everything you need to know and shows how to perform the deck in various ways.
* Once you open the package there is very little that you need to do before you can start performing this. The gimmick is easy to assemble and everything you need is included.

Final Thoughts:

If you are the kind of performer that finds yourself seated in a more formal setting then this might work for you. I would personally recommend Sudden Deck 2 from David Regal. It's perfect for the walkaround performer and is half the price of Postcards. The gimmick here does everything the ad says but the limitations and price tag didn't seem to outweigh the pros this time.

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Thanks Luke for the review!!!

How well would the gimmick hold over time and can and does the DVD show how to recreate the gimmick.
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I own Sudden Deck 2 and I don't think I will trade it with Postcard because I stand at most of my performances. But, if you perform by sitting down then you should get Postcard because I find it difficult to use Sudden Deck while I am sitting down. Thus, both effects are good and they complement each other.
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What is the reset like?
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On 2011-06-15 09:06, slyhand wrote:
What is the reset like?


It's on this weeks Wizard Product Review and they say about 15 seconds.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lzRsM5deuDs
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I've seen some say a jacket is needed and others saying it wasn't.
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If a jacket is needed I think I would leave this one.
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I believe this is actually based on "Appearing Deck" by Kuniyasu Fujiwara from "Five by Five" Japan by Kaufman (fantastic book BTW). In the original, you use a wallet instead of an envelope and it can be performed sitting or standing. I hope he gives credit- the original appears not to have been noticed much- I haven't seen anyone (but me) do this. $60 seems steep (though I don't know exactly how the Postcards gimmick is constructed) given that the original could be made for next to nothing with stuff lying around.
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I agree with the comparison to "Appearing Deck," an under appreciated trick. I have seen this in person. A little more to the gimmick which is probably "handmade" and therfore little cleaner then "Appearing Deck" but too much at 60 bucks
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Love the trick. Do it now regularly. Plays well with lay people. It's a nice and soft introduction to myself being a magician, which fits my style perfectly.
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I like the look of this, it's totally visual
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