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Tony Curtis
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On 2013-06-25 18:09, teevtee wrote:
I REALLY miss the boxes! Whay was this effect not delieverd with the usual Magic Wagon box? Mine was sent (as were the ohters I believe) with each prop bagged and bubble wrapped but otherwise lose. I like to to protect and store my tricks and the boxes were / are perfect for that. At this level I think nice boxes shoudl be the norm and I hope they get back to it on the next effect or even send the purchasers of this an empty box to use.

Only the Jewelry box effects come with the custom made boxes not the teak wood style items as they are both made by different company’s.

Tony
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On 2013-06-25 16:38, fregis wrote:
Oups...
I guess I'll need to wait to follow you there...
:-(


Fregis, I sent you a PM…

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On 2013-06-25 18:09, teevtee wrote:
The actual effect like many of them has been around and is solid, but not spectacular in my opinion. All of the replacing the tube again and again is a little hard to justify but perhaps I just have not routined it properly.


Teevtee, I just posted a slightly different approach downstairs, that might solve some of the issues you’ve mentioned. Hope to see you in the Banquet Room!

Simon
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Thanks Simon.

Tony: I never knew that. I don't have an extensive MW collection yet and all I have come with the boxes.
I wish they all did!
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Thanks to Mr. Tony Curtis I was able to get my copy of Magic Wagon's Mini Phantom, thanks again Mr. Curtis!

Quality
Every, and I do mean every magic trick they make (at least the ones I have), is absolutely baffling, and so is this one. The quality is outstanding. Everything you get is build to last and (hand) made out of high quality wood and brass. The gimmick operates very smooth and the attention to detail is top notch.

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This 'Phantom' does not work like the 'phantoms' we, magic collectors, are used to. For some this may come as a dissapointment when they open the trick and find out how it works but please ... try it out. The gimmick itself is VERY clever and NOT something you would have thought of probably ... . As with a lot of great magic tricks this is one where I thought when I received it: why the heck didn't I think of that!

Routine
The routine given by Magic Wagon is basic. It is OK, but there are a lot of better routines possible with this prop. See Secret Sessions for more info.

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Overall: 8,5/10 (as it is sold)
When using a new routine (which enables a vital step in the performance and makes it a lot more convincing): 9/10 (see secret sessions)

This is definately in my top 5 (I own about 11 MW's Smile ). It is easy to do, the gimmick works flawlesly, it looks stunning and with the right presentation/routine this will fool a lot of people! It's a winner for sure. For collectors of self-working micro-magic an absolute must buy.
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On 2013-06-25 22:45, teevtee wrote:
Thanks Simon.

Tony: I never knew that. I don't have an extensive MW collection yet and all I have come with the boxes.
I wish they all did!


Boxes are back again!
Diceolation comes in a nice box (however I use them to keep other valuables item. I prefer having my small collection on display)
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Yes, Diceolation is old school Magic Wagon, and I love it. All the attention to detail that we expect.
Look up "Quality" in the dictionary...yep...Magic Wagon.
Pay no attention to that man behind the curtain.
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Diceolation is in fact my new favorite MW effect.
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It is organic...
Inside the box, I also have a few mentalist effects (esp chip-sational from viking, Mikame Card Case, a notepad).
The spectator can't backtrack the method.
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Love reading these posts but can’t wait till I get to 50 and can get into the secret room lol
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So, this thread is full of owners of this trick and I'm wondering if anyone is ready to part with theirs?!
"I'm not arguing with you, I'm just explaining why you're wrong!"
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If anyone else is ready to part with their Mini Phantom, I'm interested in buying one. Must be in like-new condition. PM me your asking price. Seller must be willing to share detailed photos before completing the transaction.

Thanks!

Mark
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Can anyone educate me on how rare getting your hands on a Mini Phantom by Magic Wagon is? I do collect MW items, but not everything that comes out. I am very interested in purchasing it, but I believe compared to it's retail price when it came out that the price is pretty steep. I seen where one on an auction site sold for over $600, which is me is reasonable, the price for the Mini Phantom I am interested in is over double that price. I appreciate any insight you can provide. Thank you!
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I saw the one you are talking about (for sale right now) and the asking price is absolutely ridiculous. More power to you if you are willing to spend that much for this effect. I want this effect badly, but NO WAY IN HOLY HELL am I spending $1,400 for it.

Mark
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I'm not sure if the original includes all of the phases shown in this Youtube video. Seems like the finale below wasn't mentioned in Magic Wagon's original description of the effect.
Unfortunately, even $600 would be too much for my covid-19 budget! LOL!


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It is indeed very rare. If you are patient and lucky, you may be able to get one at a lower price. Good luck!
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On Jan 2, 2021, Utopia wrote:
I'm not sure if the original includes all of the phases shown in this Youtube video. Seems like the finale below wasn't mentioned in Magic Wagon's original description of the effect.
Unfortunately, even $600 would be too much for my covid-19 budget! LOL!




The finale in that video was the clever idea of the gentleman that made the video Simon Corneille. Adds a nice conclusion to the effect. It is my understanding this idea may not work on all of the units MW made but it does on mine.
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Thank you John and all of you for your feedback, I really appreciate it!
Utopia
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Thank you for your answer to my question JM Talbot!
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No worries. If you do happen to acquire an original MW version, reach out to Simon via PM and am sure he would be happy to share details on his handling.
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On Jan 2, 2021, j2bgrt wrote:
Can anyone educate me on how rare getting your hands on a Mini Phantom by Magic Wagon is? I do collect MW items, but not everything that comes out. I am very interested in purchasing it, but I believe compared to it's retail price when it came out that the price is pretty steep. I seen where one on an auction site sold for over $600, which is me is reasonable, the price for the Mini Phantom I am interested in is over double that price. I appreciate any insight you can provide. Thank you!

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