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Key Prediction by Richard Griffin

A marvelous prediction effect! You show a key fob with a prediction on it, attached to your keys. This is placed face down on the table. Four objects are borrowed -- a key, a phone, a coin, and a card. The spectator is asked to discard one of the objects -- this is repeated until one remains. You ask the spectator to turn over the key fob to reveal the
prediction. Printed on the key fob is the name of the remaining object!





The spectator has a free choice of which object to discard each time. No force.

Reset is only a second

You receive the special key fob, gimmicks, and instructional DVD.

You also receive gimmicks that enable you to predict an ESP symbol that your spectator is thinking of, and blank gimmicks so you can predict anything you desire.

Key Prediction -- you'll have fun blowing your spectators away with this one!

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I'll be interested in reading reviews.
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On Mar 29, 2017, 1KJ wrote:
I'll be interested in reading reviews.
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Just to clarify, the maximum # of items is 4?
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Nice simple straight forward effect.

Love the funny dance in the video as well.

All that was missing is a hoop around the waste.

Nice effect though.

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I like the look of this, but I have one nagging question. On the video, there's a cut immediately before the spectator turns over the key fob. The performer's hand appears to be retracting from the fob, but I can't be certain. So the question is: Must the performer touch the fob before the reveal? If so, in my opinion it significantly diminishes the impact of the effect. I anticipate others will disagree with that opinion, but I'd argue that -- at the very least -- it's a relevant fact that could inform many performers' buy/no buy decision.
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He says you ask the spectator to turn over the key fob. This looks interesting...
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I believe the only way for the magician to NOT touch the key fob is if there is a pre selected item named on the fob that other gimmicks can be placed over. Then IF that item is left on the table you are home free. This reminds me of Room Service performed by David Copperfield years ago. Only now you can name items etc. I loved that effect and boy did it play well! This does look nice and if it is a twist on Room Service...nice thinking.

Good magic to all,


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Is it just me, or is the promo video a bit creepy? What is up with the weird hip movements? Does that really sell more magic?

I'm thinking I may have to pass on this one if there is some chance that the creepy hip movement is contagious.

:)

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It's not just you 1kj.

Read my comment 4 spaces above yours.

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The presentation was more mysterious than the effect.
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Here is a similar efect (a simple and good efect):
http://www.penguinmagic.com/p/3700

Perhaps the same method is used in the Key Prediction.


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I am hoping someone who has it can share some review about it.
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I like the look of this, but I have one nagging question. On the video, there's a cut immediately before the spectator turns over the key fob. The performer's hand appears to be retracting from the fob, but I can't be certain. So the question is: Must the performer touch the fob before the reveal? If so, in my opinion it significantly diminishes the impact of the effect. I anticipate others will disagree with that opinion, but I'd argue that -- at the very least -- it's a relevant fact that could inform many performers' buy/no buy decision.


Also, the keys have moved from in front of the girl on the right, to the girl on the left. ??
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On Mar 29, 2017, Jonathan1000 wrote:
I like the look of this, but I have one nagging question. On the video, there's a cut immediately before the spectator turns over the key fob. The performer's hand appears to be retracting from the fob, but I can't be certain. So the question is: Must the performer touch the fob before the reveal? If so, in my opinion it significantly diminishes the impact of the effect. I anticipate others will disagree with that opinion, but I'd argue that -- at the very least -- it's a relevant fact that could inform many performers' buy/no buy decision.


Also, the keys have moved from in front of the girl on the right, to the girl on the left. ??


The DVD has an uncut performance, the performer picks up the keys and reminds them that he has a prediction on the key fob and replaces the keys on the table for them to be picked up by the spectator.

I hope that answers the question.

The props look good and the reset is well thought out and easy to accomplish. The ESP symbol revelation is for circle, square, wavy lines, and star, there is no plus sign (it is easy enough to work around, but it does deserve a mention). There is a spare set so additional revelations can be made. Also, he does demonstrate a version using 8 items for those who want to use more than the 4.

I like items that can slip on a key chain or wallet and are ready at a moments notice, this is close to that as it is not one self contain part (think room service or Koran's Medallion) but it is close enough and will be on my key chain.

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Thanks Tony
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Be forewarned, there is more hip movement in the explanation portions of the DVD.
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How many blank gimmicks do you get?

Will you be able to make additional ones if you are less than great at arts and crafts?
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How many blank gimmicks do you get?

Will you be able to make additional ones if you are less than great at arts and crafts?


2, (which gives you 4 selections)

As for making your own: No, if you need more, I would suggest buying 2 sets, that will give you what you need and a spare.
You may be able to clean off the printing of the pre made ones.
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On Mar 29, 2017, mike donoghue wrote:
Nice simple straight forward effect.

Love the funny dance in the video as well.

All that was missing is a hoop around the waste.

Nice effect though.

Mike Donoghue


"Key Prediction" showed up on the Penguin home page as "trending now" so I clicked and watched the video, then did a search to find this thread.

Not sure how the item could be "trending now" (as the last post in the thread before this one was almost 2 years ago), but the dance moves in the promo video were worth watching. Pretty hilarious!
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