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On 2014-02-16 19:28, tomsk192 wrote:
Who is the "new mentalist tool", and when will he be coming? Smile


Will be released very soon....
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The images are now available to see http://www.psychicmentality.com/the-tbc-omqa-box-p-314.html

The full package, including a comprehensive booklet of performance ideas and handling tips, should be available by the end of February.

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Here is what you get in the package:
1. Durable G@@@@@@@d custom box
2. U@@@@@@@@@d box
3. Extensive booklet with ideas and handling by Luca Volpe and Paul Mc Caig
4. Performance rights
5. Template of suggested billet to use
6. Plastic folder for keep all the props safe and ready to perform
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This is a really cool idea, which packs flat and plays big. It is innocent looking and extremely ordinary (as we know for mentalism, these are positive attributes). I like the thinking behind this and Luca is a hard worker who knows what is required for the professional performer. Excellent stuff.
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Will this be available through any dealers in the United States? It looks quite excellent!
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Very nice! I assume there was a lid and it did the dirty business like a duck pan. This is so much better.

I wonder if you could increase your sales by briefly discussing some of the mechanics in the secret sessions section. I would have never been interested in Banachek's Psychic Pad or Osterlind's Thoughtscan had I not seen the ease of retrieving and viewing the b@@@@@@.
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While I have not had the opportunity to handle this obviously, this does look very workable. I really like the organic feel of this. Everyone has seen storage containers like this, and they are not out of place in a corporate environment. I would have no issue using this in one on my stage shows, and I plan to. I am looking forward to field testing this.
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Pre-orders are now being taken, with free Worldwide shipping included as a 'thank you' for your support.
Although Luca and I are still putting the final touches to the comprehensive booklet and every 'TBC' Box is individually crafted to order, we are on schedule for despatch in the first week of March.


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Luca answered me in PM. Really intrigued with this release.
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Thanks Chris! Im in Blackpool right now and a LOT of is people asking about the box!....hopefully in a week we already can start to send some preorders!
Thanks all for the interest!
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WHat is the minimum and maximum amount of people this box can be used to do the routines with?

THank you.
Michael
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Hi Michael depends of the sizes of the billet, you can put up to 25/30 billets, and is more than enough. On the ship I have a teather of 2000 people and I give 20 billets to fill to 20 people. Also for Q&A same thing is not really necessary to collect 100 billets when normally in an act you answer a maximum of 15 questions.
Hope this help
Luca
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Luca,
What would be the minimum amount of people to be used?

Thank you.
Michael
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Luca,
What would be the minimum amount of people to be used?

Thank you.
Michael


Hi Michael,

Luca is attending the Blackpool Magic Convention this weekend, so has limited access to the internet.
In answer to your question, although the 'TBC' Box and the booklet of performance ideas and handling tips, are specifically themed around cabaret and stage performances, which involve a comfortable average of between 10 and 25 audience members, it could easily be used a switching tool for a routine with a minimum of one participant e.g. to force a previously shown choice of numbers, words, playing cards etc.

Hope this helps.

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Any difference from this?

http://www.lybrary.com/the-open-billet-box-p-414959.html

thank you!
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Any difference from this?

http://www.lybrary.com/the-open-billet-box-p-414959.html

thank you!


Lseeyou,

Luca's recent posts mentioning the fact that he has used this type of box in his professional cruise ship shows for many years and explaining any similarities between the 'TBC' Box and Steve Pellegrino's 'Open Billet Box', have been removed from the 'Mentally Speaking' section, as they appear to have been reported for 'not staying true to the thread' and seen as promoting 'others offerings'.

Without having constructed, or handled Steve Pellegrino's version, and not wanting to reaveal too much detail of the workings of either, I will attempt to point out what I believe the main differences to be.

The 'Open Billet Box' is a PDF download 'DIY Project', which instructs the purchaser on how to convert a large fabric covered storage box, into a practical 'Billet Box', by adapting an internal feature, using an extra internal feature, securing with something most people will have at home. The illustrated manuscript includes a very nice detailed introduction, inspiration and the psychology of billet boxes, complete with two entertaining routines and credits to those who have inspired.

The 'TBC' is a completely different design, comes with one professionally customised and one un-gimmicked, 14cm x 14cm x 13cm, robust, durable, drawer storage boxes. These boxes are constructed from 100% polyester fabric with inserts made from thick durable polypropylene plastic and a zipper bottom. The one-piece 'TBC' Box can be unfolded (already loaded), instantly assembled and ready to use, right in front of the audience in seconds, without any fumbling or fear of the secret being detected. When finished, it can be reset, unzipped, folded and kept in a small plastic case, which is also included, or your put away in your pocket, ready to instantly repeat in your next performance. The gimmick is custom made by a professional seamstress, is a permanent fixture and when in position, has been designed to be indistinguishable from the un-gimmicked box. Complete with an illustrated booklet, containing over a dozen professionally proven performance ideas and handling tips, as well as a template of the billets Luca uses in his shows.

In addition to crediting inspiration from such as Richard Osterlind, Docc Hilford, Erik Jan Hanussen etc and as we have been unable to make contact with Steve Pelligrino directly, there is also a mention of his 'Open Billet Box' with a link to the PDF at library.com

Hope this helps.

Paul Mc.
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Ordered!
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Luca,
What would be the minimum amount of people to be used?

Thank you.
Michael
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Luca,
What would be the minimum amount of people to be used?

Thank you.
Michael
“Belief matters more than truth. Every moment, belief in imaginary things alters lives while truth sits unnoticed and waits.”
—Hakim, Loreweaver
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Disregard the previous post.
“Belief matters more than truth. Every moment, belief in imaginary things alters lives while truth sits unnoticed and waits.”
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