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Topic: Mirror Mate
Message: Posted by: John Mazza (Feb 27, 2012 05:29PM)
Is Mirror Mate really worth around $100?

I paid $7.95 for one from Magic Legends in 2003.

Mine was new but when I opened it, the mirror on the plain side had like an inclusion or blur in it.

I know it is not a real mirror, but is anyone else's mirrors not so perfect?
Message: Posted by: Inert (Feb 27, 2012 05:40PM)
No problems on mine. Mirror Mate gained a whole new following & elevated esteem due to an excellent performance video that surfaced recently. Maybe on Stereo's blog. If not, try a search for it. Worth the effort as the performance goes to places rarely seen. This is why it gets a 10 rating on the blog. Stereo might remember where the video is located if it is not on his blog. Shoot him a PM if you need help. $100 seems high thou. I'd have guesstimated $50.
Message: Posted by: Houdini103126 (Feb 27, 2012 11:44PM)
EBay historical data (outliers aside) for this trick have shown multiple $100+ closings. This doesn't mean it's worth $100 or more, it means like anything not seen frequently on eBay, perceived rarity, popularity, and emotions can drive prices up. Start putting tons of Mirror Mates on eBay and I assure you the average closing and hi and low outliers will adjust accordingly.
Message: Posted by: Killertweety (Feb 28, 2012 09:58AM)
Where can I find this video? I've been searching for it but can't find it ... .
Message: Posted by: stereo (Feb 28, 2012 10:58AM)
In fact this video is not avaible anywhere sorry. But it's the performance of Japanese magician in TV show with the japan Mirror Mate with Mickey and the result is just fabulous. I have ask to Magic Patagonia to make one video with the routine of the magician on the video but for the moment I think Magic Patagonia did not have time or inclination to reproduce this great performance. There is no video avaible about Mirror Mate and I think it's an error because this trick deserves more enthusiasm. Unfortunately I did not have permission to post this video because copyright does not allow this.
Message: Posted by: Inert (Feb 28, 2012 12:53PM)
Sorry about that folks. What a video teaser huh. Truly unintended.
Message: Posted by: stereo (Feb 28, 2012 01:47PM)
I think if there is many people who ask this video, maybe Magic patagonia make it one, I don't know :P
Message: Posted by: magic patagonia (Feb 28, 2012 05:40PM)
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On 2012-02-28 14:47, stereo wrote:
I think if there is many people who ask this video, maybe Magic patagonia make it one, I don't know :P
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...in the meantime we have Mr Poo ;) :

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b3QuuxlXtQw
Message: Posted by: J M Talbot (Feb 28, 2012 05:50PM)
Perfect opener for my restaurant act....
Message: Posted by: stereo (Feb 28, 2012 06:12PM)
Finally no need to Magic Patagonia to do the video because someone have allready do one and I have found it thanks to Magico Japan, you can see it now :

http://tenyo-magic.blogspot.com/2010/05/t-124-mirror-mate.html

For infomation it's Akira Fujii's own routine. He is very famous magician in Japan and the fabulous routine he has imagined for "Mirror Mate" proves his great talent.
Message: Posted by: ThatsCool (Feb 28, 2012 06:30PM)
Is the Mickey for sale anywhere?
Message: Posted by: John Mazza (Feb 28, 2012 06:31PM)
I wonder if the Poo version goes for a hundy as well?
Message: Posted by: Inert (Feb 28, 2012 07:06PM)
Not sure if the Mickey or Pooh versions are available. Never have collected the Disney stuff. Some guys use an actual knight piece from chess sets with the original version of Mirror Mate.