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Cameron Francis
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Andrew was kind enough to send me a preview of his new ebook "Cardbox Meltdown" for review. And I am pleased to report that this is a very good effect! Some of you may know Andrew from his enthusiastic posts hre on the Café regarding card magic. Wel, his love of card magic and attention to detail really shine through in this manuscript.

Here's the effect: the four kings are removed from the deck and placed aside. A card is selected and signed. The card is placed between the four kings and this packet is placed inside the card case. The card case is sandwiched between two halves of the face up deck. The card case is then flicked from the middle of the deck and one face down card is now seen upjogged from the middle of the deck. The card case is opened and the cards are dumped out. There are only four kings. The face down card is turned over; it is the selection.

I don't think my description does the effect justice. It really does look as if one card pops right out of the box when you snap it out from between the cards.

This is a very good effect. However, it should be noted that the title is a bit of a misnoner. The card doesn't appear to "melt" through the card case as much as it seems to "pop" through. I think melting implies a slower event.

The hadling is simple and very well motivated. The effect requires no gimmicks and is totally impromptu.

The pdf is well written and contains very professional illustrations. The only issue I had with the text is that there were two sleights mentioned for which could have used a little more detail. Andrew plans on marketing this pdf to intermmediate card guys so he assumes you know the sleights. That is certainly a valid point, but there is very little detail as to how these sleights are to be implimented in the context of the routine which is very important. I got it after a minute of playing with the cards but I think a little more detail would have been helpful.

Andrew tells me he plans on selling this trick as a stand alone item for about $8. Not a bad price for a solid little piece of magic. This would make a very good opener for any signed card routine as it's quick and visual.

Don't know exactly when it will be available but here's his website:

http://www.freewebs.com/cardicians

BTW, I should also mention that Andrew's credits are extremely detailed. Very nice job with that!
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Thanks a lot Cameron of your comments and glad that you enjoyed the routine! Smile


Hi folks,

Firstly, I would like to kindly thanks everybody who sent me their PM and personally requesting me about the ebook. The ebook would be on sales shortly which I will try to add some additional information in that document.

I will keep you guys inform when my ebook is officially on sales at my personal magic homepage.

You can check and read the reviews of my this routine under the "Pasteboard Obsession" book section. Smile

Unfortunately, my "Pasteboard Obsession" booklet has now OOP and will no longer available in the future. Many of my friends pestering me to sell this effect in .pdf and I am very reluctant actually but their persistenace had paid off and now I decided to release to the magic fraternity. I finally made up my mind and this ebook would soon available at http://www.lybrary.com exclusively!



Thanks folks!

Best Wishes,
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Congrats on your new book! Great to see a Malaysian Magician having a book out!

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Thanks David for your kind words!
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Hi Andrew, glad to see you getting Magic out, just curious, was this inspired by Doug Edwards? He has a similar effect in his book 'Packs a Wallop', though they do differ slightly in effect
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Hi Chris,

I have sent you a PM. The entire routine is different from Doug but I did give credit to Doug as his routine inspired me to come up this routine which a combination of other various plots.

His initial routine is involved with transposition which I thought an excellent routine but in my version, I applied this routine into another level which involve more cards and the plot (not transposition) is a card seem pop out or melt visually from the card case.

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The use of the card case for this effect should be credited to David Britland. It was published in 'Equinox' under the title 'Lunch Box'. The book was published by Martin Breese in 1985.

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Hi Brian,

Thanks of the info. I emailed David for the clarification and it seems yet, my version is different from his.

Thanks!

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Just in case, I received many emails asking me whether this routine can be performed with any deck produced by your own country, etc, yes, this routine is very flexible as it can be performed with the use of various decks and of course, with a card case. Smile

Thanks!

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Great job from fellow malaysian!
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Thanks!
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I enjoyed the pdf, it's clear and quick. I had to research Elmsley's ATFUS move though, which I love how deceptive and to the point it is to laymen. Anyone know more variations of the move besides Marlo's?
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Hi Crimson-Death,

Thanks for the compliments.

Yes, there are many variations which I know perhaps you can find the following might be useful:

1. TATFUS (Andi Gladwin) - Can be found in his notes "Sometimes It's Hard to be a Cardman".

2. ATFUS Variant (Jason Alford) - I am not really sure perhaps in one of the Jason's Freebie notes? Perhaps someone can clarify with me? Really appreciate it.

3. No Fuss Switch (Jack Parker) - Can be found in 52 Memories.

That's what I have for now which I extracted from my brain database, if I have more, I will list the number of variations in other threads. Smile

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Hi folks,

Just would like to add some things here, I received many emails asking me whether the card case is impromptu as well. The answer is definitely "yes", as the above mentioned thread stated that this overall routine is impromptu.

Nothing is added or taken away. It's a pure impromptu routine!

Thanks!

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I would like to update the thread here, many people PM me asking whether is it difficult to perform this effect...

I would say is not that really difficult... It's well worth to practise and perform this miracle which I have been enjoying this effect for so many years due to its impromptu properties and play very well to laymen... Smile

Thanks!

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zing82
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Is there a performance video of it?
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Hi zing82,

I am afraid no as the description is suffice... Smile

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Zing82 : Buy it, you won't be disappointed. The handling is effective, and besides, you may learn one very useful move.
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Thanks KingOfDiamonds for your kind words... Smile

Yes folks, perhaps it's time for me to share with you some other thoughts in my this effect... My this effect is very flexible and I am not going to tip out too much because if you are an enthusiastic card magician, I believe by now or at least, you have studied or explored more in depths of the other original plots of card magic from other creator or magicians...

My this effect you can combine many kind of various ideas to make this effect into a more entertaining ones... which means you can anytime adjust to suit your own patter and or combine other plots in my this routine...

Let's see for those of you who had purchased my this manuscript, I will add some bonus or "a bang of your buck" when I finish complete my manuscript detaling about some extra or bonus ideas what you can perform in this Meltdown Cardbox routine. This is my sincere a token of my appreciation to you folks who had purchased my ebook...

Thanks folks...

Best Wishes
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