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In 2016 João Miranda invented Vision Box, his original take on the classic card to impossible location plot

Four years later, Vision Box 2.0 is born and has several important technical details that have been improved

https://www.joaomiranda.com/store/index.......ct_id=62

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Available to order now at all Murphy's Magic Retailers.

The original was incredible, the 5 new improvements make it even BETTER.
Get all the details here.

https://www.murphysmagic.com/Product.aspx?id=68546
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The first version was so good that I think I will be picking this up as well! I love the fact that you can now fold the card up and place it into the box.
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Available to order now at all Murphy's Magic Retailers.

The original was incredible, the 5 new improvements make it even BETTER.
Get all the details here.

https://www.murphysmagic.com/Product.aspx?id=68546


I see it's a preorder for Murphy's dealers. Any idea how soon orders will be filled? And, if I preorder from a dealer, will it be dropped-shipped by Murphy's directly to me or will I have to wait for it to ship to the dealer first?

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Joao's original Vision Box was my personal favorite of the wave of card boxes that were released around that same time. I owned every one of them but I kept going back to Vision Box. About the only complaint I remember seeing about it is that it had a solid and opaque bottom rather than being completely transparent on all 6 sides. But IMO this was magicians thinking and never bothered me in the slightest. There are many small boxes that look just like it in the real world so that was always a non-issue.

I’m interested in this 2.0 version but probably won’t get it because I’m still quite happy with the original. It works perfectly, is quite easy to do, and is an absolute fooler. My only nitpick would be the set-up/reset, which is a little less than elegant so addressing that is a nice improvement.
But if the new improvements have no downside AFA how it compares to the original I may consider getting one because there have been a couple routines where I would have liked to be able to place the folded “prediction” card inside the box in full view of the audience as part of my presentation. I understand the 2.0 version allows you to do this.

Nice to see Joao continuing to work and improve his existing product line in an effort to make an already great prop even better.
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I do not own version 1 but I like this new improved version ⭐️

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Version 1 is brilliant if you need version 2 you are doing version 1 wrong imho as it’s foolproof Gaz 😊
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I see it's a preorder for Murphy's dealers. Any idea how soon orders will be filled? And, if I preorder from a dealer, will it be dropped-shipped by Murphy's directly to me or will I have to wait for it to ship to the dealer first?

Mark


Expected release date is December 18. As the wholesaler Murphy’s ship only to dealers who then ship to you.
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On Dec 11, 2020, Magic Mark wrote:

I see it's a preorder for Murphy's dealers. Any idea how soon orders will be filled? And, if I preorder from a dealer, will it be dropped-shipped by Murphy's directly to me or will I have to wait for it to ship to the dealer first?

Mark


Expected release date is December 18. As the wholesaler Murphy’s ship only to dealers who then ship to you.


Sorry, that's not 100% accurate. I've had a couple of items that I ordered from Hocus Pocus in Fresno get shipped to me directly from Rancho Cordova (Murphy's location).

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I am interested in this, but God knows how many of these little open prediction boxes I already own. Like others have said, the original was excellent. But my issue was with the reset, which was sort of a deal breaker because I never felt comfortable using it in my strolling work. To reset it you needed adequate lighting and the tool could be easily lost. Frankly, it just wasn't practical for strolling. It is better suited for table-hopping or small parlor shows.

For my strolling work, I choose effects that have either no reset or 'only takes a few seconds' and can done in nearly plain view. That said, I would gladly invest in this if the reset met this criteria. If anybody buys this and can share their thoughts about this I would be most grateful.
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The only thing that puts me off is the need to carry somthing extra for the reset which I would probably end up losing.
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I agree. I have and love the original but never perform with it because of the reset. Interested to learn more about the new reset. The Kennedy box might not be as pretty but all it takes is a simple tap and you are good to go again.
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The reset takes literally 1 second according to the new video explaining the improvements.
Love that you can place the prediction in before. That’s awesome!!!!

It’s the 2nd video, scroll down.
https://www.mystiquefactory.com/collecti......94181824

I never owned the original. So I’m more than excited about this new version.
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I never owned the original. So I’m more than excited about this new version.


I agree with you, am also very excited, my order is done
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Anybody have a sense of when this is going to come out?

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Anybody have a sense of when this is going to come out?

I have read: The official release date is dated 21.12.2020
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The reset takes literally 1 second according to the new video explaining the improvements.
Love that you can place the prediction in before. That’s awesome!!!!

It’s the 2nd video, scroll down.
https://www.mystiquefactory.com/collecti......94181824

I never owned the original. So I’m more than excited about this new version.


Thanks for sharing it's as feared though meaning a little something extra you need to carry which could easily be lost.
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For any tiny doodads like this that can easily get lost, I immediately attach them to a loop of strong cord using epoxy and tape if no hole or other means is provided. I can then attach this to a carabiner which I can put on my keychain, attach to a reel on my belt, or simply carry in a pocket. I employ the gas station bathroom key principle to insure I never lose it.

I suppose you could even put one of those beeping key finders on it as well. Which conjures up images of restaurant magicians crawling around on the floor and asking everyone to please shush for just a minute. Smile
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I’m thinking it’s fairly easy to replace. Make your own? Knowing Joao, he would gladly offer up replacements.

This is very minor for me and not an issue to stop me from buying and performing it.
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Improvements look good. Wish they would have added little magnets to make the lid stay on in your pocket. That would have made it perfect
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