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daffydoug
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Ron Frost goes back a long way, and many of his effects go back to Tannen's earlier releases in the seventies. I'm not aware if Mr. Frost is still living, but I do know that his effects will live for a long time.

This re- release, now in the hands of Meir Yedid, was originally released by Lou Tannens in the late seventies. Of these facts I am reasonably sure, but if anyone knows different, then please let me know so that I may update the information.

The effect is one with a charming story, revolving around four ace-tronauts, (ace of clubs) who go through a time machine, travel backwards and forwards in time, then in the end, find their heads swelling up to four times their original size.

The charm of the effect is in the story, which is given word for word in the instructions, and which I would not suggest changing very much. The story is entertaining and funny, and will give your spectators a break from the usual "card Magic" faire.

This will take some work on your part memorizing the story, and getting the moves down to match the changes the cards go through, but truthfully, the sleights are really not all that difficult. In fact, they could be picked up by any first year student of magic.

The climax of the trick is a pleasing visual where the aces grow to four times their size (the pips, not the actual cards themselves) and they are beautifully printed to accompany the corresponding patter. Take my word for it, these aces are HUGE! I have never seen anything like them in any other effect.

This is a pleasant and entertaining trick that will brighten up your reportoire, and I don't think you will be sorry for purchasing.

I will give this three *** stars. It is a splendid little packet trick. Enjoy!
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Mr. Frost is indeed still alive. I'm friends with his son, Ronnie, and get to see him on occasion when he visits Ronnie. He's a cool guy.
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Hey Johnnymysto,

Can you ask ron if its possible to buy from somewhere his trick called "Mentally Colorfull" when you met him next ??

Sorry to go off topic.


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On 2005-01-14 08:55, Johnnymysto wrote:
Mr. Frost is indeed still alive. I'm friends with his son, Ronnie, and get to see him on occasion when he visits Ronnie. He's a cool guy.
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I have this. It would be nice to have the four different aces instead of just the clubs. then I could uses the cards as kickers in other effects. but the cards are neat.

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This is a great, entertaining effect, which many of you may be surpriesd to know, is not new. In fact, the original was releasd back in the 1970's by Louis Tannen.

I know, because I purchased one.

The new version is more crisp in the aspect of it's graphics. The large pips make it really a visual kick in the head.

Learn the patter story well. It makes the trick. Without the patter, the trick would make little sense. In fact, it would be pointless. In other words, the effect is patter-dependant, if I may coin a phrase.


I was really tickled to see the re- release of this after all these years! I gobbled it up like there was no tomorrow.

As faras different pips, I don't think the effect would work if they changed the pips to four different ones. Mechanically, it would be a mess to pull off, if it was even at all possible.
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