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Wayne Fox
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This is the one I have been waiting for!

Here's the link to David Penn’s Mystery Solved at World Magic Shop:

https://www.worldmagicshop.com/david-penns-mystery-solved/

Here is the link to the trailer on YouTube:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iGiUacmnOYY

At the LADs Convention David Penn said he was releasing his version of signed card to impossible location called Mystery Solved. An instantly clear (on all sides) switching box! Since demonstrating it there has been a lot of speculation online.

The card to clear box is great but personally, I am very excited about the mentalism possibilities and Peter Turner’s insights on this.

Cheers guys

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I must say, this thing is totally awesome and the first time I saw this, I didn't believe it! This is what other things should have been!

I know I used to work at World Magic Shop, but let me tell you guys, I'm not saying this because of that, I'm saying this because of how genius it is!!!

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Thanks for posting this Wayne

Mystery Solved will be shipping to dealers Worldwide a few days before Black Friday.

 World Magic Shop has this on pre-order and you will automatically receive, for free, Craig Petty’s Parlour DVD as a nice little extra.

We had a great time filming the instructional DVD, which Guest Stars Peter Turner, talking about the mentalism possibilities as well as the showcased, clear card to box.

Thank you also, to all the performers and artistes that got a chance to see this during it’s development and provided quotes.

All the best
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Incredible, I think the quest to find the best card in box ever has ended.
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Ordered.
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David did this on me several times a few weeks ago & it looked fantastic. Well done David you can be proud of this & know that everyone WILL BE USING IT. Mike donoghue
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I'll put my order through today. Looks great!
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Looks amazing! Almost certainly going to get this.

A few questions:

Anyone know if the box is examinable at the end? I realize that it doesn't need to be examined because it looks so fair, but I'm just curious. My guess is that it's not really examinable (otherwise that fact would have been included in the description), so I'm just wondering if you're left dirty at all? Would you feel comfortable leaving the box on the table while you did another trick or do you basically have to pocket it after you reveal the card/billet/etc.? Also, anyone know what the reset is like on this? Is the reset similar to the kennedy mystery box?
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Question: Since Penn has been known to make questionable decisions at times in the recent past, WHY did he choose to use the EXACT same music for his promo as John Sheets newest QB3:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dkTVw9FjonE

C'mon David - you can do better. A little originality maybe?

Enough already.
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Also how does this differ from David Regal's Clarity Box? I know that's an obvious question but curious.
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I've used a variety of boxes over the years, my current favorite being Kohler's Lightning Box. I didn't jump on Clarity Box because I'm not 100% sold on the idea of having the card visible. This DOES look fantastic though.
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On Oct 31, 2014, saysold1 wrote:
Question: Since Penn has been known to make questionable decisions at times in the recent past, WHY did he choose to use the EXACT same music for his promo as John Sheets newest QB3:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dkTVw9FjonE

C'mon David - you can do better. A little originality maybe?

Enough already.


I don't see the problem with using the same music? It's probably some royalty free track that is sold or given away as trailer music... and as far as I'm aware, this is 100 times better than the clarity box because it is a lot more compact, and there is no sticker on the box so it is 100% clear in the spectator's mind
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Ok, that looks REALLY good! Will be pre-ordering this.

What are the angles like? I'm guessing not as good as the Mystery Box, before, during and after the switch and possibly similar angles to the Clarity Box before, while its on the table?

Can anyone (preferably David) come on and discuss this please?
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On Oct 31, 2014, Adam Paul wrote:
Ok, that looks REALLY good! Will be pre-ordering this.

You people never learn. Smile

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On Oct 31, 2014, Adam Paul wrote:

Ok, that looks REALLY good! Will be pre-ordering this.

What are the angles like? I'm guessing not as good as the Mystery Box, before, during and after the switch and possibly similar angles to the Clarity Box before, while its on the table?

Can anyone (preferably David) come on and discuss this please?


Before David comes on, let me give it a try. Smile

After watching the demo vid, the 'Mystery Solved' box cannot be examined by the spectator (before, during & after the effect) nor can it be left on the table in its natural upright position. Whereas the 'Clarity Box' has the same limitations but can be left on the table in its natural upright position.

And . . .

The 'Mystery Box' is a wooden box that can be left on the table (before, during & after the effect) and can be handled as well as casually examined by the spectator after the effect.

Hence my personal opinion on the 'Mystery Solved' box, as compared to the other two boxes discussed, has much more limitations/ restriction than the other two boxes. Also, as seen in the demo vid, after the effect is over, one needs to get rid of the box at the earliest.

Sorry, not my cup of tea.

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I saw this live and wasn't impressed at all. Far too many restrictions.

The dump out looks really unnatural as you'll need to keep one of the sides of the box hidden from view. Check out the vid to see what I mean.

It's anything but 'mystery solved'.

Ustaad nailed it.

No doubt all the pre-order lemmings will be lining up to jump off the cliff of disappointment. Smile
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On Oct 31, 2014, Adam Joseph wrote:
Looks amazing! Almost certainly going to get this.

A few questions:

Anyone know if the box is examinable at the end? I realize that it doesn't need to be examined because it looks so fair, but I'm just curious. My guess is that it's not really examinable (otherwise that fact would have been included in the description), so I'm just wondering if you're left dirty at all? Would you feel comfortable leaving the box on the table while you did another trick or do you basically have to pocket it after you reveal the card/billet/etc.? Also, anyone know what the reset is like on this? Is the reset similar to the kennedy mystery box?


If you look at the very last, close up photo of the box in hand that appears very briefly at the end of the trailer, it seems to give a pretty good idea of what you'll be getting, and should answer at least some of your questions. If that's indeed what this is, it's a new use of a very old idea, and Ustaad's comments will be right on. But kudos to the marketing team for leaving it in the trailer.
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On Oct 31, 2014, MaxfieldsMagic wrote:

If you look at the very last, close up photo of the box in hand that appears very briefly at the end of the trailer, it seems to give a pretty good idea of what you'll be getting, and should answer at least some of your questions. If that's indeed what this is, it's a new use of a very old idea, and Ustaad's comments will be right on. But kudos to the marketing team for leaving it in the trailer.


That is exactly what I saw and thus formed my educated opinion. Smile

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Let me add something (before anyone chimes up I wasn't paid to be on the DVD and I have no affiliation with wms) the thing I think I like the most about this is the load feature.

I would go as far as saying a big advantage (if you are bold) is the participant can sign a card or a billet and that gets dropped in and is on display. Using it for a prediction or a card to location I feel is wasted. There are many utilities the load feature enables that the standard boxes don't.

I don't think there should be a worry about examining the box, if you are putting that much emphasis on your props then so will your participants (imho). The box is just there to facilitate in stopping you touch whatever is inside. If a participant Is asking to look at the box then that is the fault of the performer not the box.

I don't use props and I liked this.

Then again what does my opinion count for, I'm not here to sway anyone's opinion as I gain nothing from it.

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I don't use props and I liked this.



So in summary you like it but you would never actually use it.
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