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ekins
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It does seem funny if they do offer duplicates to give away. I don't think it would be a very impressive giveaway for the reason that has been reiterated over and over; it's a block of wood. By itself, it's nothing magical and certainly not something that would attract attention sitting on a shelf or desk. It would likely end up in the trash after a bit. It's not the same as an impossible object like a Rubik's cube in a jar.
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I would hope to not hear the story of someone giving out the wrong block of wood after a performance...
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Iím pretty sure Magic KL was mistaken. He said he couldnít find the link where he saw it. Giving away a block of wood makes no sense. It would be a terrible give away. This trick is amazing and Iím excited to start using it. I just donít think there is a need to give a block of wood away.
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On Apr 26, 2021, funnyclown wrote:
Iím pretty sure Magic KL was mistaken. He said he couldnít find the link where he saw it. Giving away a block of wood makes no sense. It would be a terrible give away. This trick is amazing and Iím excited to start using it. I just donít think there is a need to give a block of wood away.


Agree,
If these are available, I won't indulge.
At the most just give the dupe out for inspection, but to give it away seems silly Imo.
It's only an art piece to us cos we know how ingenious it is.
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Have to agree. You wooden (see what I did there) wanna to give a block of wood out as a souvenir.
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AFA giving the block away, I think some people are confusing it with an impossible object. It wouldnít be the same as giving away a cube in bottle, itís not an impossible object you give as a gift that theyíre going to take home and put on their mantle. Itís more like giving out a signed card. Youíre not so much giving it to them as leaving it with them.

If I performed this for a few friends down at the pub Iíd like to be able to just toss it on the table and leave it there as if it had no significance at all. Itís just a simple piece of wood. The fact that it is so ordinary and unimportant helps sell the illusion. Kind of the opposite of a cube in bottle.
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I was not dreaming 😂😂. Go to FB, and do a search for Hanson Chien Production Co. Check out their second video. I used Google Translate, and this is what it says. Not the best translation, but you get what it means.

[Manufactured by Jianzi] Holy Wood​
The time to witness the miracle has arrived!
Teacher Liu Qian meets Zhao Lei for the first time
Gave a super gift out
I didn't care about the cost at all 😂

Donít be too nervous when you see here
We won't let you get through with your purse
Jianzi Manufacturing will launch in the future
[Normal wood that can be sent out after exchange]
Let you give it to the audience and leave an eternal memorial

Now letís get familiar with the use of props!
🛒Purchase link: https://reurl.cc/g8jpaV
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On Apr 27, 2021, videoman wrote:
AFA giving the block away, I think some people are confusing it with an impossible object. It wouldnít be the same as giving away a cube in bottle, itís not an impossible object you give as a gift that theyíre going to take home and put on their mantle. Itís more like giving out a signed card. Youíre not so much giving it to them as leaving it with them.

If I performed this for a few friends down at the pub Iíd like to be able to just toss it on the table and leave it there as if it had no significance at all. Itís just a simple piece of wood. The fact that it is so ordinary and unimportant helps sell the illusion. Kind of the opposite of a cube in bottle.


Yes thatís a very valid point.
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What sucks, Pegasus, is that I've come to unconsciously pay attention to what you like, because you're scarce with your endorsements, and when you like something, you really do. You just might cost me more money again. 😆 (And I already wanted this...)
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On Apr 27, 2021, videoman wrote:
AFA giving the block away, I think some people are confusing it with an impossible object. It wouldnít be the same as giving away a cube in bottle, itís not an impossible object you give as a gift that theyíre going to take home and put on their mantle. Itís more like giving out a signed card. Youíre not so much giving it to them as leaving it with them.

If I performed this for a few friends down at the pub Iíd like to be able to just toss it on the table and leave it there as if it had no significance at all. Itís just a simple piece of wood. The fact that it is so ordinary and unimportant helps sell the illusion. Kind of the opposite of a cube in bottle.


That's what I was trying to emphasize earlier, that by leaving the wood that the card/solid object supposedly went through with the spectator it shows that the wood was not important to the effect at all.

Obviously it's not for everyone, but if it ends up only costing you $10 or something to leave it with a large group and they will talk about it for a few days or even once in awhile, why not? I'd be very selective of my group to leave it with and don't have to do this every performance. Perhaps there is a spectator that just really seemed blown away by the effects you showed them...
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Totally agree with videoman and rbromley. It's not a souvenir that I give away, because it's a magical. It's more like "I made a toothpick appeared, and, here, you can have it". Of course, I won't give it away to ANYONE. Only the big bosses. Also, this is like a business card if I put my contact info there.

It is not something that you have to buy, but I am happy that they are going to offer this option.
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For myself, I like provers and what better way to show that the wood is ordinary than to leave it with someone. I would just keep the handout in a matching card box in my pocket. After I show someone Holy Wood and return it to my pocket, I would gauge their level of excitement and IF I decide I want them to have the souvenir pull out the handout and remove it from the box. I would say something along the lines of, "I really enjoyed showing you that and want you to take this with you." And sign it or whatever the moment calls for. Just blow it off like the wood means nothing to you.

I wouldn't do this every time or all that often, but when I want the effect to hit big, perhaps when it's just a one-off or I have done some other effects that were unbelievable.

We'll see if they eventually offer up ordinary slabs in the future...
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When Iím done performing a routine with Anverdi dice I always nonchalantly switch them out. I almost never offer the dice to the spec but every once in a while I run across someone who will ask if they can keep them. Not because they are in need of dice but itís a way of politely challenging me. What they are really asking is if there is anything special about the dice. I tell them absolutely, keep them, itís my little gift to you, I have loads them at home. Then they always hand them back and say no, thatís okay. They were just testing me to see if Iíd let them.

Since they never end up keeping them I often wonder if Iíd be brave enough to offer them to them if they were actually the real Anverdi dice. I worry if I did that Iíd get the one in a thousand who would actually keep them, and then Iíd sheepishly have to ask for them back.

I think the same thing could happen with the wooden block and I would much rather just be able to just say sure keep it, Iíll even autograph it if you like. Of course Iíd only say that tongue in cheek to someone I know.

Of course most times they arenít really going to want a piece of wood. I just want to able to genuinely not care if they do actually keep it.
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Yes itís true. They are planning to release a ordinary block of wood that can be given as a gift. Apologies for doubting Magic KL. I still think itís a weird give away. But the trick is top notch.
This was copied second video on Facebook page using Google translate


Holy Wood
The moment of witnessing miracles has come!
Mr. Liu Qian and Mr. Wu Xiang first meeting
I gave you a super gift.
Not at all about the cost ah 😂

Don't be too nervous when you see this place.
We won't let you go through the pack.
Jane's manufacturing will be launched in the
[Normal wood that can be swapped and sent out]
For you to send to the audience and leave an eternal memorial

Get familiar with props now!
🛒 Buy the link: https://reurl.cc/g8jpaV
------------------------------------
[second Taiwan line magic competition omg
🔥 sign up right away: m.me/hansonchienproduction
🗝 Clears secret words :" omg let me omg ′′
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No worries, Mike.

Totally agreed with videoman, but don't offer them the real dice even if it's 1/100000000 chance. There is still that 1 person who might take them away. It wouldn't look cool begging them after. Haha.
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Videoman: Exactly! There is always that person that says, "Can I see that?" after you show them an effect. Nothing worse than having to say no or change the subject. This is there as a handout. IF they follow through and keep it, who knows...
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Bill if its 1/1000 times whatís the problem let them keep the die. Itís £300 minimum a gig, so Iím sure with £300000 in the bank itís paid for itself many many times over me thinks Gaz 😉
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Unfortunately Iím not a working pro charging the big bucks like you Gaz. So I canít afford to just toss away $300 like that. But since you have enough money to last 10 lifetimes if youíll replace them for me Iíll do it.

Magicians helping magicians, right my friend? 😃
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What the heck would a person do with a brick of wood? Theyíd throw it away. Donít they sell these kinds of blocks to stick in drawers for freshness or like mothballs. Iíd be embarrassed to give this away. Remember Charlie Brown Halloween special when he got a rock? What now? ďI got a deck in a bottle!Ē ďI got a a Rubikís cube in a bottle!Ē ďI got a block of wood. Good grief ď. 😂
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