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Topic: Solari's misers miracle
Message: Posted by: magicbyswh (Sep 21, 2013 01:45PM)
In my opinion this is the easiest Misers dream on the market. Solari's gimmick is simple and very effective. It also comes with a coin cup and a 3 inch jumbo coin. There is no sleight of hand involved and this is a great effect for kids and family shows. This one is truly simplicity in itself and also a very visual production of a bunch of half dollars from your fingertips. Each dollar is thrown into the cup. Then at the end of the routine, you produce the 3" jumbo coin! The supplied props are very well made and should last forever. As mentioned above, the trick comes with a steel cup, a jumbo 3" coin, the special half dollar gimmick and detailed instructions. This one's a lot of fun to perform! Just prictice in front of a mirror for a few minutes and you will look like a pro. You can see it here
http://bobsolarimagic.com/shop/No%20Skill/Solari's%20Miser%20Miracle Click the demo link to see the demo. Also I noticed if you order now there is Free Shipping till the end of September.
Message: Posted by: MR Effecto (Sep 21, 2013 02:06PM)
Its on my list. Looks really good.
Message: Posted by: Zombie Magic (Sep 21, 2013 02:53PM)
This is a fantastic misers dream. Everyone, adults, kids, love the surprise ending.

Bob did a fantastic job on this!
Message: Posted by: bowers (Sep 21, 2013 10:45PM)
Its on my list also.
Message: Posted by: shomemagic (Sep 21, 2013 10:57PM)
On my list now too..
Message: Posted by: Paul Rathbun (Sep 22, 2013 05:55AM)
I find the slamming down on the rim of the cup to be very odd. Why would you slam your hand down hard like that every time instead of dropping it in? I think the hand position of the hand producing the coin looks strange as well. Unfortunately I think the presentation and ending give away the method to any logical thinker. Just my 2 cents.
Message: Posted by: magicbyswh (Sep 22, 2013 06:36AM)
You do not have to slam your hand down as he does in the video. I actually take the coin and my fingers with the coin goes down in the cup. Solari is just showing one way to do it. For what you get the price is great and this gives you a sleight free version with a surprise ending. I know this version works and works great - I use it for kids shows and family shows and it is perfect.
Message: Posted by: jimhlou (Sep 22, 2013 04:35PM)
What do you want for $25!!
Message: Posted by: Zombie Magic (Sep 22, 2013 07:09PM)
I don't use one of the gimmicks and just use basic sleights to do it. If you can't do those sleights, the gimmick works great.

When doing it as shows for young'ins, I test their math skills and have them count the coins and tell me how many are in the cup. They scream when the big coin comes out. I always give that away to the birthday person.
Message: Posted by: Rizzo (Sep 22, 2013 07:33PM)
Great effect. Over 10,000 sold since released proves it's a long standing worker still being sold today, years after 1st released.
Message: Posted by: Cameron Francis (Sep 23, 2013 08:41AM)
One of Bob's best.
Message: Posted by: RNK (Sep 23, 2013 08:52AM)
I use this even for walk around before my stand up show on the ship. Gets some great reactions! So easy to do and no one has ever questioned anything. The gimmick is so well made. I have dropped the gimmick a few times and still is just like new. If you ever wanted to do this effect I highly recommend this- you won't be disappointed!

RNK
Message: Posted by: RNK (Sep 23, 2013 08:56AM)
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On 2013-09-22 06:55, Paul Rathbun wrote:
I find the slamming down on the rim of the cup to be very odd. Why would you slam your hand down hard like that every time instead of dropping it in? I think the hand position of the hand producing the coin looks strange as well. Unfortunately I think the presentation and ending give away the method to any logical thinker. Just my 2 cents.
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Paul- this goes down great every time. The slamming of the hand gets overlooked and has never drawn any suspicion. After a while of doing it- you get the feel for the move of "dropping" the coin in the cup and it really doesn't look like slamming of the hand. When I am doing this, even the adults watching are fooled! You just see huge smiles every time another coin is produced and then an even bigger smile when the Big One drops out! I must say- I was a little apprehensive at first too but from the first time I performed with it I knew I would use it as much as I can.

RNK
Message: Posted by: bowers (Sep 23, 2013 07:12PM)
Ordered mine last night.YIPEE...
Message: Posted by: mikenewman (Sep 24, 2013 01:10AM)
I got this. I was disappointed in the cup. It's just a Soup can type, not looking like the one in his ad and demo. It doesn't take away from the effect I guess, but I was surprised. I can buy another "pail" I guess....

As far as the effect. It's good. Very easy for sure. It leaves you room to have fun.

I agree that the "slamming" of the hand doesn't take away from the effect at all. If you're having fun with it and your audience is too, it is not an issue at all. And the jumbo coin is really cool!
Message: Posted by: RNK (Sep 24, 2013 07:37AM)
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On 2013-09-24 02:10, mikenewman wrote:
I got this. I was disappointed in the cup. It's just a Soup can type, not looking like the one in his ad and demo. It doesn't take away from the effect I guess, but I was surprised. I can buy another "pail" I guess....

As far as the effect. It's good. Very easy for sure. It leaves you room to have fun.

I agree that the "slamming" of the hand doesn't take away from the effect at all. If you're having fun with it and your audience is too, it is not an issue at all. And the jumbo coin is really cool!


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You are right Mike- I forgot to mention that- I was surprised to that the cup that came with it looks a lot cheaper than the one in the video. But I agree to that it doesn't take away from the effect. Just a shame that Bob shows a nice pail on the video then ships a cheaper looking one.


RNK
Message: Posted by: magicbyswh (Sep 24, 2013 09:58AM)
Maybe the cups he gets changes depending on the availability to him. The biggest thing is the jumbo coin has to fit the bottom of the cup.
Message: Posted by: shomemagic (Sep 24, 2013 12:30PM)
I was seriously considering this but the can being different than the one in the demo..has put me off...Does anyone have a photo of the can they received that's not like the one in the demo...I thought it looked nice...does he sell the coin producing gimmick separately?
Message: Posted by: Rizzo (Sep 24, 2013 12:58PM)
Gimmick is not sold separately. I received ( years ago) same can originally sold so not sure what the new ones look like. Still very well worth the price and if really necessary (not) you can supply a can. Remember that the can is not magical, it is simply a receptacle to drop the coins in.
Message: Posted by: tomsk192 (Sep 24, 2013 01:05PM)
Erm, yeah. Except maybe some people like to use nice props, no?
Message: Posted by: Rizzo (Sep 24, 2013 03:45PM)
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On 2013-09-24 14:05, tomsk192 wrote:
Erm, yeah. Except maybe some people like to use nice props, no?
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Agreed yes, but when it becomes a prop, it takes away from the magic.
Message: Posted by: Theodore Lawton (Sep 24, 2013 03:53PM)
I love this one. The can looks good enough to look like a nice can. ? It's not going to be handed out and inspected and judged for it's quality. I did this at a birthday party for my first group performance with it and it was really fun. The parents had fun playing along with the productions and laughing at the "cute" trick with the children until I produced the big coin and then their eyes popped open wider than the kids! lol It got genuine applause from the parents. I'm considering using the sleights like Zombie says, but it also works fine as is.
Message: Posted by: mikenewman (Sep 24, 2013 10:02PM)
As I re-think this and look at it again closely:

It isn't a soup can for sure. It is actually way better than what I was remembering.
I fully apologize for my "soup" can comment... I wish I could delete that post.

It is thicker and does work like a charm.
And as Mr. Lawton points out; it's not going to be handed out. Although, you very well could. Nothing to find anyways. But very good point.
It doesn't take a hard hit with the hand at all to hear the coins. Just a quick tap really.

You can't beat this one for the super low price.

I REALLY wish I could delete my post!!!
I have done that with e-mail too! Typed it up right away, with no thought.
So again, I am sorry for my misleading comment.
OK. I just re-read this one. Good to go!!! :)

Respectively,
Mike Newman
Message: Posted by: REV BILL (Sep 25, 2013 11:18AM)
The bumps in the bottom of the can make all the difference.Bob offers a different routine also.--Rev Bill
Message: Posted by: tomsk192 (Sep 25, 2013 01:42PM)
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On 2013-09-24 16:45, Rizzo wrote:
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On 2013-09-24 14:05, tomsk192 wrote:
Erm, yeah. Except maybe some people like to use nice props, no?
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Agreed yes, but when it becomes a prop, it takes away from the magic.
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Not quite sure what you mean, Rizzo, but I think we're on the same page. When I say 'prop', I mean theatrical prop. Like a chair, or table or rug, whatever appears on stage, magical or not! I do agree that there should be [i]no heat[/i] on the bucket used in a Miser's Dream routine.

Best,

Tom
Message: Posted by: Rizzo (Sep 25, 2013 07:34PM)
Tom, yes we are in agreement, absolutely.
Message: Posted by: AnthonyJD (Sep 25, 2013 08:27PM)
Just to add my 2 cents I love it and my metal "pail" is as in video . But I understand sometimes things have to change due to changes from a supplier.
Message: Posted by: bowers (Sep 25, 2013 08:47PM)
Received mine today.My pail is also very nice
with a black rim on top.I had to modify my gimmick
to fit my big hand.After that it worked fine.I really
like this a lot.
Todd
Message: Posted by: AnthonyJD (Sep 26, 2013 05:18AM)
Also the method used allows you to be very creative. I mean you do not necessarily have to use the supplied pail .just a thought.
Message: Posted by: bowers (Sep 29, 2013 04:39PM)
The more I use this the
more I love it.
Todd
Message: Posted by: Zombie Magic (Sep 29, 2013 05:23PM)
[quote]
On 2013-09-25 21:47, bowers wrote:
Received mine today.My pail is also very nice
with a black rim on top.I had to modify my gimmick
to fit my big hand.After that it worked fine.I really
like this a lot.
Todd
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That's the one I have. I can't think of a better way to do the Miser's Dream ( for me ).
Message: Posted by: MagiUlysses (Sep 30, 2013 10:24AM)
Greetings and Salutations,

I've had this for years. Used it a few times. I'm redoing my show, and it's going back in because it's fast and easy while I work on perfecting a sleight-of-hand version so I can incorporate a handful of coins into a follow-up routine. But, for the time being, Solari's routine/props perfectly suits my purposes. It packs as small as can be, looks good, is easy to perform, and allows the me to concentrate on presentation. And it's $25!

Just my $.02 (USD) worth. YMMV.

Joe Zeman aka
The Mage Ulysses