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I am also have problem with my wonder window...
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I am also have problem with my wonder window...
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Hey finally I got a Wonder Window that works perfectly.

I did a video demo of it:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rt5F5ynG4Ok
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Wonder Window is a great trick: you just have to practice it. I've never had one that didn't work.

The worst Tenyo trick ever made is the new China Surprise. Utter rubbish.

I've seen Money Shredder demonstrated and it seemed to work. I never tried it, however.
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I would add: ESCAPE KING T-204 to this list.

Just saw a video on it before I was going to buy it.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UukEHPdd_jQ

But it is so obvious, I couldn't buy it.
Does it actually fool people?

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I would add: ESCAPE KING T-204 to this list.

Just saw a video on it before I was going to buy it.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UukEHPdd_jQ

But it is so obvious, I couldn't buy it.
Does it actually fool people?

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I don't get the Fadeaway Case - nothing more than a gimmick that blurs away a dollar bill. So what? Who watching that would be surprised, or even interested?
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Thunderstaff - The cardboard flags aren't well made enough for the gimmick employed to be reliable.
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SUMMARY OF WORST TRICKS:
MONEY CUTTER: a very obvious trick; even for ‘laymen’.
MAGICIAN’S FINGER: very obvious
LANCELOT: handling the trick makes the secret obvious (imho)
VANISHING POINT: The moment I saw this trick I knew how it was done.
MONEY SHREDDER: Excellent trick, but it fails sometimes!
FUTURE CLOCK: Am I the only one who thinks it makes too much noise?
CRYSTAL PYRAMID: An amazing trick, but it makes too much noise … .
FLOATING LADY: an excellent trick, but very easy to figure out how it is done.
TRIO CIGARETTE: one of the three tricks is very obvious.
CREDIT SURPRISE - a plastic blade should harm a credit card? Nice optical idea,
CUTTING EDGE - Sooo obvious and cheaply made, it's a shame...
CLEAN CUT - Maybe it fooled kids 20 years ago
Mystery Poodle" $40 bucks for this! (ebay sells for $22)
Excalibur t-122
mini-morphosis, I like a lot, but there is also the problem with the noise.
WONDER WINDOW? Does anyone own a smooth working
China Surprise -The worst Tenyo trick ever made . Utter rubbish
ESCAPE KING T-204 -it is so obvious, Does it actually fool people?
Fadeaway Case - blurs away a dollar bill. So what?
Thunderstaff - flags aren't well made enough for the gimmick to be reliable.
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Quote:
On 2009-11-15 19:08, guerrestellari wrote:
1) I'll put money shredder in the 1st group.
I do not own the trick but I suppose to a layman like me, it looks as if the string was brought in front of the bill but behind the paper, because of the way it was brought into the center from the side. So I didn't felt that there was any magic at all?

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A slight change in handling will hide the string sliding around the bill.

At the point in the instructions where the performer shows the string behind the bill, combine the next two steps. As the left hand turns palm downward (turning over the case) pull the string around the bill. By the time the case is completely turned, reposition the string at the center so it looks the same as before.

This is deceptive because the larger motion hides the smaller one. Perform it as a smooth action -- not like a jerk. It should match the style of the other moves in the performance.
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My Wonder Window works perfectly. I've had half a dozen or so and had no problems. You need to follow the instructions EXACTLY. Perhaps they're subject to warping if kept in the sun or something like that.

As far as Excaliber, it also works if you follow the instructions EXACTLY.

I've never had a Tenyo trick that outright didn't function unless it was defective, but quite a few of them make a godawful noise when the plastic stuff moves around.

Most under-appreciated Tenyo Tricks: Ultra Tube, Card Changer, and Midas Machine. Miracles.

Worst Tenyo Tricks: you have your choice among the line for 2010 (Angelo's trick excluded).
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Richard, what do you mean with 'exactly', because I do follow the instructions for Excalibur but it doesn't work ... the coins never slide all the way to the end. Is there something that needs extra attention when performing the trick? Like, slide very fast with the sword, keep the apparatus at an exact angle etc . ... ?
Also, I'v had a few wonder windows and there's only one that works OK. Also, here, is there something that needs extra attention?
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Here you can see a video demo of The Midas Machine:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PgTszBQ8qEs
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China surprise--- I was surprised what a piece of crap !!!
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The demo for Vanishing Point seemed almost too obvious too me. So obvious that I keep wondering if Im missing something important.
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Vanishing point is simple but he can become extremely effective but Without one perfect mastery everybody will understand in the first blow of eye when is the ball and everything will be missed, gestures(movements) really have thus to be do perfectly while seeming totally natural and it is not very esay.
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Gotta agree with China Surprise, although I got Magician's Finger and play it more as a gag than anything. It's a bizarre effect with a comic twist, wha? Terribly obvious. But China Surprise, for the price, is ridiculous.
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I will add Anti Gravity Rock to the list. I never performed it becasue it's not angle proof, simply give the secret away!
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Ok ok ok
I like the idea of anti gravity rock but the props is very bad quality.
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Would have to disagree with Anti-Gravity rock being "a worst Tenyo" trick. If we are being honest very few Tenyo tricks are used in serious performance. I think Anti-Gravity rock is a great example of Tenyo novel method and effect. The rock with the "lock and release" mechanism and the very clever platform provide a neat illusion of levitation. The translucent ring also makes the angles very manageable. As a magic toy Anti-gravity rock is very cool. I do not use the term magic toy in a negative way, many Tenyo items fit this discription. However that is also the appeal to many of us collectors.

John
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Metamorphsis - my prop just do not work... I can't read Japanese either.
Escape King - not to mentioned method is too obvious, it should design the props to use with Poker size playing cards
Antigravity rock - nice concept but it will expose the secret right away
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