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by John B.
Tue Aug 13, 2019 8:18 pm
Forum: Tenyo-Like Magic
Topic: Mini Tangram Paradox
Replies: 35
Views: 565

Re: Mini Tangram Paradox

Very nice presentation! I like it!!
by John B.
Fri Jul 05, 2019 9:13 am
Forum: Magic Wagon
Topic: The Stones of Khufu - Magic Wagon
Replies: 10
Views: 696

Re: The Stones of Khufu - Magic Wagon

Did anyone on here buy one? I haven't seen any reviews posted yet.
by John B.
Thu Jul 04, 2019 8:57 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Eric Chien
Replies: 9
Views: 449

Re: Eric Chien

Incredible- wow!
by John B.
Sun Jun 30, 2019 9:39 am
Forum: Collecting Tenyo
Topic: New tenyo elite
Replies: 50
Views: 26725

Re: New tenyo elite

The wooden Match Sticks were a disaster. I ordered and returned them. Match Sticks is a great trick, but it should not be made out of wood. Agree with you Steve, it should have been made out of anodized aluminum.
by John B.
Fri Jun 28, 2019 10:18 pm
Forum: Collecting Tenyo
Topic: New tenyo elite
Replies: 50
Views: 26725

Re: New tenyo elite

Did anyone ever suggest Space Towers or do the Tenyo Elite team even take any notice of the thread they created on the MC. Tenyo Elite haven't even announced the release on their own thread yet. I like Space Towers but I'm not buying the Elite version. You nailed it. They are not listening. We ask ...
by John B.
Thu Jun 20, 2019 7:03 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Tenyo Subjects
Topic: Tenyo 2020
Replies: 21
Views: 2000

Re: Tenyo 2020

Thanks Victor!
by John B.
Sat Jun 15, 2019 1:11 pm
Forum: Magic in General
Topic: Huitzilopochtli by Thomas Pohle
Replies: 25
Views: 967

Re: Huitzilopochtli by Thomas Pohle

I think it was around $350. I liked the design of that whole series of Pohl items. He uses a 3-D printer to make them. They were all in the >$250 price range, so I did not buy any of them. I guess if you found it as a great deal, it would make sense for you to get a copy- if you didn't like it, you ...
by John B.
Fri Jun 14, 2019 9:01 pm
Forum: Magic in General
Topic: Huitzilopochtli by Thomas Pohle
Replies: 25
Views: 967

Re: Huitzilopochtli by Thomas Pohle

Now THAT is a cool set of props! Uses clever humor and wild imagination. Looks like a hip Huitzilopochtli. So anyway...anyone else want to criticize Huitzilopochtli? 😂 I am trying my best to no longer buy any magic. It’s time to just say no! Just enjoy what I already have and that’s it. Unless I se...
by John B.
Sun May 12, 2019 10:50 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Tenyo Subjects
Topic: Rating the 2019 Tenyo line...
Replies: 9
Views: 995

Re: Rating the 2019 Tenyo line...

My thoughts:

1. Chocolate Break
2. Sword Reward
3. Dice Hopper
4. Print Impress
5. Instant Portrait

Chocolate Break is wonderful- really a beautiful prop and very clever in its workings.
by John B.
Fri May 03, 2019 8:50 pm
Forum: Magic Wagon
Topic: Mystic Prediction - Magic Wagon
Replies: 19
Views: 1686

Re: Mystic Prediction - Magic Wagon

It looks like this item was a big let down- already many for sale. Anyone here happy with it?
by John B.
Fri May 03, 2019 8:48 pm
Forum: Collecting Tenyo
Topic: Tenyo +1 ('special') effect 2019
Replies: 8
Views: 975

Re: Tenyo +1 ('special') effect 2019

It is an interesting subject for a packet trick. Looking forward to seeing more.
by John B.
Sat Mar 23, 2019 9:01 am
Forum: Magic Wagon
Topic: Casino Royale - Magic Wagon
Replies: 3
Views: 574

Re: Casino Royale - Magic Wagon

I think I am going to pass on this one.
by John B.
Sun Jan 27, 2019 10:32 am
Forum: Performing Tenyo
Topic: Tenyo Clean Cut (Advance Routine)
Replies: 21
Views: 2193

Re: Tenyo Clean Cut (Advance Routine)

Beautiful presentation!
by John B.
Sat Dec 15, 2018 8:50 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Happy Birthday JohnM
Replies: 13
Views: 1663

Re: Happy Birthday JohnM

Happy Birthday John!
by John B.
Fri Dec 14, 2018 5:01 pm
Forum: Collecting Tenyo
Topic: Tenyo Elite
Replies: 82
Views: 66847

Re: Tenyo Elite

I saw on the Cafe that Tenyo Elite is working on a new item- anyone want to start making guesses regarding which one it will be? Hopefully something closer to Crystal Cleaver than Crazy Spots.
by John B.
Fri Nov 30, 2018 5:30 pm
Forum: Tenyo-Like Magic
Topic: This one baffled me...
Replies: 508
Views: 407967

Re: This one baffled me...

I built the Pegasus Rob- you would love it!
by John B.
Thu Nov 29, 2018 10:38 pm
Forum: Tenyo-Like Magic
Topic: This one baffled me...
Replies: 508
Views: 407967

Re: This one baffled me...

VictorS wrote:
CollinW wrote:

You are right Collin, I think all of us love automatons. :) :)
+1
by John B.
Fri Nov 23, 2018 2:35 pm
Forum: Magic Wagon
Topic: Total Serendipity
Replies: 13
Views: 1683

Re: Total Serendipity

I will likely pass, and agree they should mention how the prop is used during the trick. Shuffling the cards and then putting them into a box and covering them, only to remove the cover moments later to begin dealing is strange to me. I assume the switch takes place when the decks are under the cove...
by John B.
Fri Nov 16, 2018 4:10 pm
Forum: Tenyo-Like Magic
Topic: This one baffled me...
Replies: 508
Views: 407967

Re: This one baffled me...

The performance is extremely well done. It is nice to be amazed Olaf- enjoy it! I was bidding on one these at auction about a year ago, but didn't have the high bid, unfortunately. Richard has some of the tightest tolerances I have ever seen in a magic prop- for example, the back panels on my Family...
by John B.
Thu Nov 01, 2018 7:43 pm
Forum: Magic Wagon
Topic: Magic Wagon - Chinese Lion Mystery
Replies: 38
Views: 4830

Re: Magic Wagon - Chinese Lion Mystery

Anyone here order one? Strange there are no reviews as most should have their copy by now. I wonder if people are disappointed.
by John B.
Mon Oct 29, 2018 7:39 pm
Forum: Magic Wagon
Topic: Magic Wagon - Chinese Lion Mystery
Replies: 38
Views: 4830

Re: Magic Wagon - Chinese Lion Mystery

I passed on this one. As much as I like the look of this, there is likely a lot of set-up with the silk draped over the table, and I think it won't really be practical. I am curious to read the reviews when they come in.

Maybe it is a better piece on display on a shelf.
by John B.
Sun Oct 28, 2018 9:29 am
Forum: Magic Wagon
Topic: Magic Wagon - Chinese Lion Mystery
Replies: 38
Views: 4830

Re: Magic Wagon - Chinese Lion Mystery

I am on the fence- will think about today. I like it as a collectible, but I don't think it is a good trick. The workings are a bit obvious, and they importantly don't show a photo of the silk draped over the stand (kind of an important point since the silk is required for the method). The photos on...
by John B.
Wed Oct 17, 2018 10:50 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: The Greatest Magician In the World
Replies: 16
Views: 2770

Re: The Greatest Magician In the World

Yes, it was around $20 USD when it came out. I bought a used one a few years back. A new copy is very expensive these days. The other thing I like about the Setteducati book is that a lay person can go through the book on their own and fool themselves without ever figuring out the tricks. They are a...
by John B.
Sat Oct 13, 2018 9:08 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: The Greatest Magician In the World
Replies: 16
Views: 2770

Re: The Greatest Magician In the World

Among the books of this type, I would rank them in this order: 1) The Magic Show Book by Anne Benkovitz and Mark Setteducati 2) Illusionology: The Secret Science of Magic by Albert D. Schafer 3) The Greatest Magician in the World Hi John, do i understand it right, the other mentioned books by you a...
by John B.
Fri Oct 12, 2018 8:08 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: The Greatest Magician In the World
Replies: 16
Views: 2770

Re: The Greatest Magician In the World

My book came today as well. It's a very nice book and well-illustrated. All of the tricks are very easy to do. Among the books of this type (and they are all good), I would rank them in this order: 1) The Magic Show Book by Anne Benkovitz and Mark Setteducati 2) Illusionology: The Secret Science of ...