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I own this beauty and I just can say you: BUY IT NOW!!!!!
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It's more than 2 months now and I am still waiting! Have you forgotten about me Max?
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Aligator,

Very happy to hear that the routine played out as planned. The best part is you can just change the routine to the venue.

Yes, that is certainly one of its strengths. IMO, everyone with the MDB should have at least 3 different presentations depending upon the venue and the theme. The presentation I used for the high school class shows went spectacularly well. I plan to use a similar presentation with music again but will change the force band to suit the theme and to keep specs on their toes should their be any repeat specs from one show to another.
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I received my Mentalists Dream Box yesterday.

First, let's talk about customer service. Max hand delivered my Mentalists Dream Box!! He showed me how the box worked and showed me a quick routine. Next, he had me handle the box and answered all my questions.

Max's customer service is incredible!! Wow!!

Next up, the box itself. Q from James Bond would be envious of this piece!

The box is more beautiful in person than the pictures on Max's site. It's wonderfully made inside and out without appearing to be a magician's prop. It looks like a box, which is perfect. The spectator(s) will handle the box in every part of the routine and they may inspect it in fine detail. They will find nothing!

I'm also amazed at the number of possible routines available with this box. This certainly increases its value to me. It's not a one trick pony.

If you're looking for a very strong piece to add to your act, collection, etc., than this is one I strongly ask you to consider. It's extremely well made, extremely deceptive, extremely versatile, and the spectator does all of the work in their hands. This piece deserves a serious look!!!

Thank you Max!
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Hi All,

Max lectured at my place last night and demonstrated the Mentalist's Dream Box. He also tipped the full work. Everyone was mightily impressed. I bought one and can't wait to get it. It is well crafted and does what it's supposed to do better than any box I've ever seen. Kudos Max,

Marc
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I agree that this is a wonderful prop. I saw it last night at his lecture just outside if Boston, MA. It is well made and looks wonderful.

I just wish I had the $$$ to buy one as I am just coming off a long stint of being unemployed.

Also, if you ever get a chance to see his lecture, see it. His "serial number" effects with bills are superb, as are his Himber rings.

Dave Birtwell
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Max just called me and wanted me to post and let people know that we have designed a very nice padded case to carry his box in.

I have yet to upload the photo but basically it's a heavily padded nylon case with a zipper lid designed to fit the box perfectly. The case has a carry handle on the top and comes with a drawstring bag to hold all the additional props for the trick, such as the padlock, etc.

http://www.theambitiouscard.com/aItem.cfm?itemid=23
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Looks great - the perfect addition.
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Here's a collage of the bag. Photos thanks to Jared
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Max Krause
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Blake,

Sorry it didn't work out for you but I am glad it found a new home.

Joan,

Thank you for the kind words.

Maps,

Hopefully you are enjoying your new toy Smile

Aligator,

Sounds like an excellent idea.

Algebraic,

Thank you again for the kind words. It was great to spend some time with you and the family. Thank you again for having me! Hope you are thoroughly enjoying this!

Marc,

Thank you for the kind words and we are diligently working on your Box and can't wait to get it into your hands. Thank you again for having me at your home. What an amazing experience that was!

Dave,

Thank you for the kind words regarding the box and the lecture. As a matter of fact, I am hoping to have the notes finished up by the end of the week.

Frank,

I am looking forward to my new carry case.

Kamal,

I agree.


For the rest of you,

I have some good news and bad news. The good news is I will be including the new carry case with every dream box ordered after the 15th of June. The bad news is, the cost is going up dramatically. I am not going to say how much yet. However, if you have been on the fence about ordering one, now is the time to jump off. I will honor the current pricing until 12AM June 16th Pacific time here in the US. After that, you will see a major hike in pricing due to the manufacturing and material costs.

Also, those who have orders in currently, I hope to be shipping your boxes very soon. Feel free to PM me with any questions.

Kindest regards,
Max
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Hi All,

I am now ready to release the new pricing information.

My manufacturing costs have doubled and now the boxes will retail for $1200.00

I will also be offering a deluxe version which will have upgraded hardware and finish for $1500.00

Finally, I am producing a Dream Box Kit Display Board for displaying all the cards for the kits. Look for pictures soon to come on my website. The cost for the display board is going to be $250 shipped in the US.

I will honor the current price until the date stated. NO EXCEPTIONS!

Those of you that got them before the price increase... Congratulations! Smile

Best regards,
Max
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Hey Frank,
Gorgeous photo collage:)

Frank designed this carrying bag based on the specifications that I provided. The bag is professional looking, perfectly-sized, and most importantly provides excellent protection for your investment.

The main reason why this bag is so vital is because of the feet on the bottom of the box. It is possible that one of them could accidentally break while transporting the prop to a show. The bag eliminates this possibility and will guarantee that this 'closer' worthy prop arrives is great condition!

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Glad I already have one - the box that is - works like a dream
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I put a little video clip from my most recent show using the Dream Box. Hope you guys enjoy it. Here is a link.

http://www.innovativedeceptions.com/id_mdb3.htm

Also, I will have pics of the new display stand very soon. This thing is beautiful and a great addition to the Dream Box family.

Kind regards,
Max
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I saw Max perform this live at this show and it went over VERY well. I could hear people talking in the lobby saying things like "how did he do the vacation thing.", "..but they selected their own cards." and "he did not even touch the box." Lots of fun and nice performance Max.

They were also talking about the vacuum trick, but that is a different thread.

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I am very sorry I missed the boat on this one. For the original price I would have purchase it, but with the bi-fold increase it becomes a way too expensive prop for the collector (being a not yet collectible item - based on time and rareness). If someone feels like letting his go at a reasonable price (original price), please don't hesitate to contact me.
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Craig,

Thank you again for coming to the show and for the positive feedback. I am glad you guys had fun!

Aechecop,

I too am sorry you missed out but if you understood the work involved in making these the cost would definitely be justified. Either way, I hope you find one.

For the rest of you,

The MDB Kit Display Stand is done and looks incredible! There pictures are up on my site. Make sure to check it out! The price had to be adjusted but I think once you see it you will know why. I also put up some new Dream Box photo's courtesy of Andy Martin from Martins Magic.

http://www.innovativedeceptions.com/id_mdb3.htm


Kind regards,
Max
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Received my Mentalist Dream Box

Man oh man, is this thing cool, let me start by saying over the years I have invested in many so called “high end” items. This one has to rank right up there with my Sherwood Cups. In many cases, you may go buy a high end item and get that, “what did I do” pit in your stomach feeling upon its arrival, lol. However this is not such an item. This is a thing of beauty.

Quality:

I’ll start with the quality, Max has delivered excellent quality here, the aesthetics of this thing is amazing, killer all the way, the hardware is extremely nice, the quality of wood and finish are bar-none. High quality all the way!
Design:

I’m no stranger to billet boxes, having owned the Larry Becker box, which up till now was the box to use, and still a great item. Ironically, since Max has released this item, there have sprung up a few very cheap imitations. As far as I’m concerned, this is “Thee Box”, Don’t waste you hard earned money on knock-offs. You’ll save a few bucks and impress no one.

I don’t want to give it away, but it design is exceedingly clever, the person you have open the box, is doing the dirty work, and you are no where near the box, or ever have to be, take a moment and think about this. The routines you can come up with are limitless depending on your imagination and education in our art.
The lining of the box is sweet, the mechanics, flawless. It just looks all so innocent upon viewing. It's %@*&ing devious.

Overall Investment:

I realize the investment is considerable and can be out of range for some, but the fact is, this is a lifetime investment, that will serve the purchaser extremely well, and if your a working pro, it will pay for itself in no time, so basically your getting the box for free. If you want to be a pro, you want to use top notch tools, would you wear a cheap suit to an important performance or any performance for that matter? This unit is state of the art, allowing you to focus on performance and building the drama and impossibility of your presentation.

Service and Delivery and what you get:

Well you get this amazing looking box, a well made DVD, a few other items, all packaged well, Max stands behind all his items, so I sweated nothing there. The item arrived quickly, although I know he has a wait time because these are not slapped together quickly. I did have to wait for mine, but well worth the wait.

Final thoughts:

If anyone is thinking about getting this, go for it!! You wont be sorry. I have been disappointed by much in the past, I'm sure, I will be again in the future. But this item, I hold in high standard, like the Sherwood cups I own, it wont get any better than this!

And Max if your out there, in my next life, I think I want a slice of you brain, LOL!

Posted: Dec 15, 2010 12:55pm
My follow up on using the Mentalist Dream Box,

Just wanted to put up a quick post on Max Krause's Mentalist Dream Box

I used this item last week for a corporate event. I must say it left a very powerful impression on a very large group of people. I mixed a presentation, a CEO Vote and lottery prediction.

The box was left in full view under a spotlight while I was hanging out in my dressing room, the audience was asked to put the billets in the box themselves within a half hour period. That's a total of 80 billets.

When it came time to do the routine, the box was opened by an audience member and billets removed at random, I never had to go near the box for anything. The numbers and votes were marked on a large board.

The sealed prediction which, was sent a week before, was hanging up high in full view the entire time. When it came time to reveal the prediction, the crowd was stunned.

All I can say is what an amazing prop, well thought out, totally hands off. And as far as billets imagine 80 billets and no hangs ups.

Going in, I suspected it would be killer but I was worried about how many billets would fit, even I tested it. I had done the effect a couple weeks before but for a smaller group with about 30 billets, so I was worried. In the end the prop came through in flying colors.

My hat is off to Max for making such a versatile prop that actually works, lol. Afterward people kept coming up to me to ask how it was possible that I could predict what would happen? And they took note that I never touched anything. Amazing, lol.

So powerful was this on my audience, its currently my closer. Go get one of these!
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Renzo,

Thank you so much for the kind words and feedback. I am always pleased to hear how much the Dream Box is helping ones show.

For those of you that have purchased a Dream Box Kit from me please email me at sales@innovativedeceptions.com as I have a very nice little subtlety to share with all of you as well as the necessary gimmicks need to implement that subtlety and these will be provided free of charge. This goes for anyone that has gotten a Dream Box Kit(s) from me in the past. All future Dream Box Kit orders will have the subtlety and gimmicks included.

Look forward to hearing from you all and thank you so much for your support!

Best regards,
Max
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