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Topic: Wow what a year!!!!!!!
Message: Posted by: The great Gumbini (Aug 19, 2011 10:54PM)
Slomotion, Sugar Rush, Rattled, Four Told, and Card in Bottle in Nested Boxes! These are great effects and they all came out in one year! Fantastic, and my hats off to all of you creative minds.

Good magic to all,

Message: Posted by: Sammy J. (Aug 19, 2011 11:01PM)
Don't forget about Industrial Revelation! It was one of the greatest hits at Magic Live.

Message: Posted by: The great Gumbini (Aug 19, 2011 11:12PM)
The list is NOT complete by a long shot. These are the effects that I purchased and really wowed me. Industrial Revelation for sure belongs in the "Wow" list though---even though I did not get this one.

Good magic to all,

Message: Posted by: MaxfieldsMagic (Aug 20, 2011 12:20AM)
"Card in Bottle in Nested Boxes"... is that the effect that Hocus Pocus has the exclusive on, with the nice boxes? Looks to be quite reasonably priced, especially if you give the effect a thumbs up. Certainly better than that Vodkard piece of processed nourishment that came out this year.

There have been some great books, too, this year, by folks who are finally ready to give up the goods after long and successful careers.

In the reasonably priced single effect category, I second Industrial Revelation. Thanks to Jamie's expert craftsmanship and attention to detail, the effect is a shocking, inexplicable fooler. It definitely fits Darwin Ortiz's published criteria for "strong magic."
Message: Posted by: emyers99 (Aug 20, 2011 01:26AM)
Yes, that is the hocus exclusive. Great boxes. Look great and work very well. You will probably need to add one small thing to one of the boxes to make it completely deceptive, but it only takes about 5 min and about $1 investment.
Message: Posted by: The great Gumbini (Aug 20, 2011 04:28AM)
If I'm not mistaken Hocus-Pocus has maybe 2 or 3 left and then I guess the guy is really done making them. I absolutely love them and they are fun to work with.

Good magic to all,

Message: Posted by: daffydoug (Aug 20, 2011 11:31AM)
Ahhhhhhh, yes! Indeed it has been a very good year, and like a fine wine, it gets better with age. I have made more than a few purchases, and even though I am broke, I have a wish list a mile long. Man, I want the GOOD STUFF!!
Message: Posted by: Decomposed (Aug 21, 2011 02:14AM)
You and me both Daf but they all take plastic!!!!!

Have debt will travel!!!!