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Topic: Ultimate Sword Thru Ring by Magic Wagon
Message: Posted by: simcoscor (Jan 28, 2018 11:22AM)
The latest by Magic Wagon, [b]Ultimate Sword Thru Ring[/b], has been released today.

[img]http://tonycurtismagic.com/images/magic/ultimateswordthruringfull.jpg[/img]

Here is the description from Magic Wagon website:

[i]The performer displays a beautiful wooden cabinet. The front and back doors are now opened allowing a clear view right through. A ring is now borrowed from a spectator and placed onto the cushion of the ring pedestal. Next, the pedestal along with the spectatorís ring is openly placed into the cabinet and both doors are then closed. The performer now picks up a miniature brass sword and shows it to be perfectly solid. The brass sword is then inserted through a slot at the top of the cabinet and both ends of the sword can be seen either side of the cabinet. With absolutely no hesitation, the performer pushes the sword straight down to the bottom of the cabinet. When both doors are again opened, the brass sword is found to have magically penetrated right through the spectatorís ring! The sword can then be removed through the slots at the front of the cabinet showing the borrowed ring to be unharmed and allowing it to slide down the sword and fall off into the spectatorís awaiting hand! Everything can then be handed out for examination.

Ultimate Sword Thru Ring has been inspired by Vienna Magicís Ring Tower of the 80ís which is a truly baffling penetration effect. The mechanical workings of this latest version, however, are our original design in both construction and operation.

The cabinet measures approximately 5.8cms wide, 12.5cms high and 6cms deep and has been completely handcrafted from natural aged teak wood with a lightly distressed oil finish.

A beautiful two tone silver & gold ring (as pictured) is also included [/i]

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Here is the link to Magic Wagon website: http://www.magic-wagon.com/ProductDetail.asp?id=177

Any thoughts about this one?

Simon :)
Message: Posted by: simcoscor (Jan 28, 2018 12:32PM)
Sold out!
Message: Posted by: Craigers (Jan 28, 2018 12:53PM)
Ha, this might look good, but my little plastic Tenyo version has amazes everyone I show it to for a fraction of the price !!!
Message: Posted by: simcoscor (Jan 28, 2018 01:52PM)
[quote]On Jan 28, 2018, Craigers wrote:
Ha, this might look good, but my little plastic Tenyo version has amazes everyone I show it to for a fraction of the price !!! [/quote]

Yeah, the Tenyo version of the Vienna Ring Tower is amazing for its price! :)
Message: Posted by: goodingda (Jan 28, 2018 02:17PM)
Hi,

This is my first post on the cafť, so I thought I'd chime in on this.

I ordered Sword Thru Ring this morning, and if it's as good as it sounds it should right up there with Hydro Die and Dicolation as being one of M/Ws best!

I own two of the five units Rip Van Winkle made of this trick (see Martin's Magic) and it is one of my favorite tricks, except the cabinet can't be examined. Soooo...if MW has solved this problem, and the prop is reliable, that will be fantastic!

In 2008, I bought an original M/W Sword of the Ring and it had problems with the mechanism hanging up. I sent it back, got another one, and the same problem develop in about 2 week. I'm hoping this new examinable version will be reliable.

I agree, if all you care about is the trick, then Tenyo is the way to go. But, when you have gorgeous props and a great effect...that combination can't be beat!

Dave
Message: Posted by: simcoscor (Jan 28, 2018 02:27PM)
Thanks for your comments goodingda! I look forward to hearing your thoughts about this new version!

Simon :)
Message: Posted by: merlin2812 (Jan 28, 2018 02:58PM)
I agree, tenyoís crystal cleaver is an amazing prop... Micro magic at its best. Works perfectly, completely examinable, well done, nothing to hide, add or ditch AND completely examinable! Very close to the perfect trick ;-)

However, we are taking here of a completely different design, material, some very nice looking apparatus that will make any collector arround happy, that you can easily and happily expose if you wish to perform anytime... At least I hope so!

Letís wait for some returns ;-)

Merlin
Message: Posted by: top_illusionist (Jan 28, 2018 03:19PM)
Some very creative people working at Tenyo, but this prop looks elegant. Perfect piece for a parlor show.
Message: Posted by: goodingda (Jan 28, 2018 03:59PM)
Funny, but I just noticed the BACK DOOR swings down as well as the front! This is another plus over the previous M/W version, as well as the Rip Van Winkle!
Message: Posted by: mandrax (Jan 31, 2018 03:54PM)
Got mine today. Certainly one of the best MW items. A definitive collectible item!
Message: Posted by: StarManager (Feb 1, 2018 05:38PM)
HOW HOW HOW does MAGIC WAGON KEEEEEEP HITTING HOME RUNS!???? I ordered this 4 days ago and it arrived today. From Thailand! As always form MW the packaging is FLAWLESS. Ziplocks overwrapped with bubble and taped with stuff you can remove, all taped together and then ziplocked together. Every single piece arrives PERFECTLY! On to the trick:

#1. HOLY ****E this is BEAUTIFUL! Throw out the photos we've seen so far. This is one fine piece of elegant craftsmanship in Teak. The sword is multi-tone. It is all metal and it LOOKS like a sword not a toothpick in the photo. The ring is about sized 11 US and for the first time in a magic trick is both elegant, beveled and two toned . . . and big enough to LOOK like we guys might wear it. That said - FAR better to use your own spectator's ring and virtually ANY ring will work. Even one with a giant cameo head. The bottom 1/3 of the shank has to fit in the rig bbox slot and that's it. This is a TOP collector piece for look and fit and finish, along with all my MW purchases, and of course, matches that look and feel.

#2. The operation is simple, easy, fast, deceptive. The fact you can have it examined is great. You'll want the ring box and the tower //sword going to two different specs. But a cursory glance says solid and nothing funny here. There is one move and you can do it drunk. Nothing to catch here.

Overall the effect is fantastic. I mean - Turning it around and doing to myself instead of in the mirror it fools me and I know what I'm doing to make it happen. This is one of the great jous in a magician's life. You now when you order a torn and restored card that floats the last piece to the final corner and fuses in real time . . . and you get a package 89 weeks later . . .and you flip it open and there's half a blue bike card and nothing else? Then you realize there's a foot of "invisible" thread and a two hour video download telling you to perform this trick in the shadows whti the lights off and you get that sinking feeling mixed with HATE? Well - this is the OPPOSITE! This is SLICK. SMART. EDGY. AND the secret which you kinnda already now is BETTER than you think and executed better than you could have thought up!

10 out of 10 for looks!
10 out of 10 for Fit and Finish
10 out of 10 for Ease of Operation
10 out of 10 for VOOLABILITY

10 out of 10 for Collector Value and Future value/worth.

In short (and don't tell my wife) CAN I KISS THESE PEOPLE?

One user note: You are instructed to push the sword straight down and then open the doors to show the penetration. I prefer - with this one - to push almost all the way down, stop, make it look and feel that the sword is resting on the top of the ring - then make the final push through, Instant door opens and applause. Handing the parts out to be touched by the specs - (dare we without giving them a nappy wipe first?) I have ample time to hook to a ringflight and the last thing to be given back or out is the borrowed ring . . . which is now gone . . and on my keychain . . . a removal and a false transfer visual retention to give her back the ring again . . . and it's gone again . . . and reveled in a dinner roll or other impossible location. In short - it is a shame to me to use this as a stand alone. It is a GREAT part of a Routine with rings.

Outdone again MW!

RESPECT!

Jonathan Todd Excelsior!
Message: Posted by: mroek (Feb 1, 2018 06:09PM)
Sounds awesome! Could someone please make a video of this? I was on the verge of ordering one, but with 25% added VAT to get it home, I found it to be a bit too expensive for me.
Message: Posted by: simcoscor (Feb 1, 2018 07:46PM)
Nice to hear from you Jonathan! Glad that you like your Ultimate Sword thru Ring as much as I do!

The reviews are now flowing in the Secret Session area as well (all positive til now!)... Would you accept to join us downstairs to share your thoughts?

Simon :)
Message: Posted by: videoman (Feb 3, 2018 12:51PM)
[quote]On Jan 28, 2018, merlin2812 wrote:
I agree, tenyoís crystal cleaver is an amazing prop... Micro magic at its best. Works perfectly, completely examinable, well done, nothing to hide, add or ditch AND completely examinable! Very close to the perfect trick ;-)

However, we are taking here of a completely different design, material, some very nice looking apparatus that will make any collector arround happy, that you can easily and happily expose if you wish to perform anytime... At least I hope so!

Letís wait for some returns ;-)

Merlin [/quote]

Don't mean to hijack but I also agree that Tenyo's Crystal Cleaver is an amazing piece. It is almost perfect!
My only complaint is the slot which holds the ring is very narrow which really limits the size of the borrowed ring so you most often have to use the supplied cheap ring. If only they had made that a bit wider it would be something I would perform all the time. But for the price it is superb. I keep wondering if I can take a Dremel or something to it and modify the ring slot. But I just don't see what I could do to accomplish that without ruining the prop. If anyone has a solution I would love to hear it.
Message: Posted by: simcoscor (Feb 9, 2018 04:00PM)
[quote]On Feb 1, 2018, mroek wrote:
Sounds awesome! Could someone please make a video of this? I was on the verge of ordering one, but with 25% added VAT to get it home, I found it to be a bit too expensive for me. [/quote]

Some videos of this effect are now available in the Secret Sessions area (you need 50 posts to have access) and some are also available on YouTube (search Magic Wagon Ultimate Sword thru Ring).
Message: Posted by: mroek (Feb 9, 2018 05:33PM)
[quote]On Feb 9, 2018, simcoscor wrote:
[quote]On Feb 1, 2018, mroek wrote:
Sounds awesome! Could someone please make a video of this? I was on the verge of ordering one, but with 25% added VAT to get it home, I found it to be a bit too expensive for me. [/quote]

Some videos of this effect are now available in the Secret Sessions area (you need 50 posts to have access) and some are also available on YouTube (search Magic Wagon Ultimate Sword thru Ring). [/quote]
Yes, I've seen videos now, including yours (thanks for making it). Very nice, it works differently to what I initially thought.
Message: Posted by: Robert M (Feb 10, 2018 01:16PM)
[quote]On Feb 3, 2018, videoman wrote:

Don't mean to hijack but I also agree that Tenyo's Crystal Cleaver is an amazing piece. It is almost perfect!
My only complaint is the slot which holds the ring is very narrow which really limits the size of the borrowed ring so you most often have to use the supplied cheap ring. If only they had made that a bit wider it would be something I would perform all the time. But for the price it is superb. I keep wondering if I can take a Dremel or something to it and modify the ring slot. But I just don't see what I could do to accomplish that without ruining the prop. If anyone has a solution I would love to hear it. [/quote]

I agree. The slot will only take a very small woman's ring. If the sword and cover looked nicer, I'd probably use this, too.

Robert
Message: Posted by: TrylleJan (Mar 31, 2018 12:33AM)
I looking forward to join the secret group in 29 post ;-)
Message: Posted by: erichoudini (Feb 28, 2019 08:34AM)
I have purchased a ring cabinet trick recently and it works very well. It seems it must be very similar to the Magic Wagon Emperorís Ring Cabinet, which I do not own. The difference seems to be in the mechanism of engaging the ring on the metal rod. With the prop I own, you are unable to show the backside of the front door while the Magic Wagon version shows the performer able to show both sides of the front panel with no hint of the mechanism used to engage the ring. I surmise that the mechanism is hidden and only comes into play with the insertion of the front panel with the Magic Wagon effect. Without revealing specifics, can someone please PM me to confirm this? Thank you.
Eric.
Message: Posted by: StarManager (Feb 28, 2019 10:10AM)
PM Sent Eric.
Message: Posted by: simcoscor (Feb 28, 2019 10:11AM)
[quote]On Feb 28, 2019, erichoudini wrote:
I have purchased a ring cabinet trick recently and it works very well. It seems it must be very similar to the Magic Wagon Emperorís Ring Cabinet, which I do not own. The difference seems to be in the mechanism of engaging the ring on the metal rod. With the prop I own, you are unable to show the backside of the front door while the Magic Wagon version shows the performer able to show both sides of the front panel with no hint of the mechanism used to engage the ring. I surmise that the mechanism is hidden and only comes into play with the insertion of the front panel with the Magic Wagon effect. Without revealing specifics, can someone please PM me to confirm this? Thank you.
Eric. [/quote]

If you have the cheaper version made in India, you are right to say that you cannot perform this : https://youtu.be/WwkTSsrdZDU

Simon
Message: Posted by: Oil&Water (Feb 28, 2019 02:43PM)
Hi Simon I have asked you before but please if you can source this brilliant magic wagon effect for me, then please send me a pm.
Best wishes Olly
Message: Posted by: simcoscor (Feb 28, 2019 07:47PM)
Hey Olly, which one are you looking for: Ultimate Sword Thru Ring (main subject of this topic; here is a video https://youtu.be/1Z-ewgD1KHc ) or the Emperor Ring Cabinet (mentioned in the last few posts: https://youtu.be/WwkTSsrdZDU ).
Both are exquisite and sought after releases! But very rare too...

Simon
Message: Posted by: Oil&Water (Mar 1, 2019 06:07PM)
Ultimate sword thru as I believe itís the best of the best and the title of this thread. Olly
Message: Posted by: simcoscor (Mar 2, 2019 10:51AM)
[quote]On Mar 1, 2019, Oil&Water wrote:
Ultimate sword thru as I believe itís the best of the best and the title of this thread. Olly [/quote]

PM sent Olly