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I finally got a chance to open and play with Starlight...Wow! I am very impressed. The gimmick is well-made(nothing that I would have ever guessed), and Bro's teaching/handling tips were excellent. This is one of the best releases for 2016. My only wish (not gripe) is that it would be nice to have several different reveals for when strolling. Of course, one could easily buy a second (or third for that matter), but it's getting my creative juices flowing...I've also been thinking about making some kind of pocket holder that could carry three different reveal cards (sort of like an index) to swap them quickly between groups. I could also see this product evolving into something even better that makes changing the reveals faster and easier. Moreover, ZauBernd's idea of using a blank deck with celebrities names written on them is outstanding. I hope this project keeps evolving because it is definitely one of the most creative effects that I've seen in a while.
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I think the main mistake would be to reduce the gimmick as another card revelation. Of course you can do this but the impact and potential with initials - like bro said in the video - is much more impressive and personal.
Revealing the spectators initials is good but the offbeat moment is longer when a card comes out of the box at the end for justification - for example a celebrity card with the full name. Then I have the opportunity to collect all IN the box ...not like the litte bit more dangerous position "outside" in the original handling.
If I have only one gimmick - like most of us - in a strolling situation like Jared said I would chose groops that are wide enough apart from each other and reveal the first celebrity. In a short pause you can change the initials in about 2 minutes and fill the performance "holes" of groups between the first ones. So no neighbour groop recognizes the same celebrity. By the way not every groop seems stable enough for the necessary audience management - so leave them out with this magic pearl.
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I agree this will play 10x stronger if you reveal a person's initials. Like I said, this has to somehow evolve into a more incredible 2.0 version that could allow you to change the initials quickly almost by "touch" alone. And why limit the concept to only playing cards? What if the gimmick was built into a business card or maybe even the cover from a small 3" x 5" memo pad?
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I was kind of wishing the same thing, that the gimmick was built into something other than a playing card.
Why does everything always have to be a card trick?
Don't we already have enough of those?
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Another variation with blank faced cards might be to let them choose a card to autograph -- you don't look at it -- having their initials in advance unknowns to them. Then, at the end, you sign either that card as a gift, or you sign a different card and include your business contact info and ask them to add their info to their signed card for you to send them a link or to contact them about doing a show for their next event if you find they are in a position to make that kind of decision.

ONE multi-part QUESTION mostly asked by another already, but not yet answered --- What power source? Battery size and type or time to recharge? And in walk-a-round, how many performances before it dies? Can the battery be changed between tables?
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On Dec 22, 2016, MagiKen wrote:
ONE multi-part QUESTION mostly asked by another already, but not yet answered --- What power source? Battery size and type or time to recharge? And in walk-a-round, how many performances before it dies? Can the battery be changed between tables?


There's no battery of any kind in the gimmick, if that's your question. The only battery in game is the phone one for the light source Smile
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On Dec 23, 2016, MagiKen wrote:
Another variation with blank faced cards might be to let them choose a card to autograph -- you don't look at it -- having their initials in advance unknowns to them. Then, at the end, you sign either that card as a gift, or you sign a different card and include your business contact info and ask them to add their info to their signed card for you to send them a link or to contact them about doing a show for their next event if you find they are in a position to make that kind of decision.

ONE multi-part QUESTION mostly asked by another already, but not yet answered --- What power source? Battery size and type or time to recharge? And in walk-a-round, how many performances before it dies? Can the battery be changed between tables?


No battery or electronic stuff involved . But what leads you thinking along that path ?
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The latest wizard product review *kinda* liked it and *kinda* didn't.

https://youtu.be/Zyb1BiyN_wU
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Love this effect! Gimmick is amazing, it's not electronic device or something like what, so you don't need any batteries.

Chris Perrotta, what a brain! Smile
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This is an incredible product. I think it's one of the most magical effects I've ever seen. Also, the switch is beautifully hidden and really makes the spectator feel like they examine the card in play.
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You're right, MadisonH!

And animation of the light looks wonderful! It's fun to play itself! Smile
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Very intelligent gimmick and the fact that it's so visual is what I liked! It also has multiple variations, can predict someone's intials, a card, almost anything
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In watching the trailer, the initials, number or card is revealed at one end of the card. Is it possible to have the card gimmick to have a separate reveal on the opposite end of the card so each card has two different reveals. That would add some variety to the effect. Just wondering.
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In watching the trailer, the initials, number or card is revealed at one end of the card. Is it possible to have the card gimmick to have a separate reveal on the opposite end of the card so each card has two different reveals. That would add some variety to the effect. Just wondering.


You can only reveal two letters on one side of the card . The gimmick is made on one side of the card so you can't do it on the other . The other side of the card gimmick is used for controlling the animation .
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Took Starlight out for a gig tonight. Four hours at a resort that I have performed at three times in the last ten days and I really needed something new to add to the repertoire. It proved to be the fun type of audience pleaser that will stay with me for awhile. Easy to perform and the WOW factor is there. Looks to be quite durable and gotta love the ease of the reset.
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I think the main mistake would be to reduce the gimmick as another card revelation. Of course you can do this but the impact and potential with initials - like bro said in the video - is much more impressive and personal.
Revealing the spectators initials is good but the offbeat moment is longer when a card comes out of the box at the end for justification - for example a celebrity card with the full name. Then I have the opportunity to collect all IN the box ...not like the litte bit more dangerous position "outside" in the original handling.
If I have only one gimmick - like most of us - in a strolling situation like Jared said I would chose groops that are wide enough apart from each other and reveal the first celebrity. In a short pause you can change the initials in about 2 minutes and fill the performance "holes" of groups between the first ones. So no neighbour groop recognizes the same celebrity. By the way not every groop seems stable enough for the necessary audience management - so leave them out with this magic pearl.


I'm on the verge of purchasing this, myself. Always been a PH fan.

Curious about the versatility of the gimmick. Are the reveals easily interchanged? Reading through the thread, I'm getting mixed impressions... Some posts make it seem like one gimmick can reveal an array of cards, initials, etc. Others suggest that once the gimmick is set, it can't be changed (practically) throughout a night of strolling work. Some clarification would be much appreciated.

Thanks!

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On Dec 22, 2016, ZauBernd wrote:
I think the main mistake would be to reduce the gimmick as another card revelation. Of course you can do this but the impact and potential with initials - like bro said in the video - is much more impressive and personal.
Revealing the spectators initials is good but the offbeat moment is longer when a card comes out of the box at the end for justification - for example a celebrity card with the full name. Then I have the opportunity to collect all IN the box ...not like the litte bit more dangerous position "outside" in the original handling.
If I have only one gimmick - like most of us - in a strolling situation like Jared said I would chose groops that are wide enough apart from each other and reveal the first celebrity. In a short pause you can change the initials in about 2 minutes and fill the performance "holes" of groups between the first ones. So no neighbour groop recognizes the same celebrity. By the way not every groop seems stable enough for the necessary audience management - so leave them out with this magic pearl.


I'm on the verge of purchasing this, myself. Always been a PH fan.

Curious about the versatility of the gimmick. Are the reveals easily interchanged? Reading through the thread, I'm getting mixed impressions... Some posts make it seem like one gimmick can reveal an array of cards, initials, etc. Others suggest that once the gimmick is set, it can't be changed (practically) throughout a night of strolling work. Some clarification would be much appreciated.

Thanks!

RS.


If you have your gimmicks on you, you can interchange the letters or number or suit form (you can do whatever combinaison you want) in 30 secondes to a minute I would say. Not in front of your spectator, because you have to "expose" the gimmick in order to do so.
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I use this with a sven pad and the names of singers. Spec chooses any card they like and signs it. After Starlight that card becomes their lucky card, and they can check it forever. This is looking like a permanent addition, it can only get better! Well done Chris Perrotta.
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Very nice idea Wardy, thanks for sharing Smile
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Thanks PHSIS. I love when two great products come together. I like the idea of revealing letters or numbers the most with Starlight. I should've added that the sven actually has a list of songs on it, not the singers. Another one I'll try will be the singer's birthday or maybe death anniversary. My singer of the moment is Roy Orbison with Pretty Woman, so I could also use the numbers 36 or 88. A lot of options.
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