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Maybe you should sent them a link Stereo I'm guessing they would be interested... I may provide them some sort of inspiration for future effects judging from what you rate and why so they can match the criteria and possibly challenge their abilities to create something special...
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On 2011-04-12 09:24, anthony-in-japan wrote:
Maybe its just me...but confined cubes is wonderful in my opinion.

I have another reason for liking this trick

I had a problem when one of the cubes became discoloured, making the trick impossible to perform. 1 email to tenyo, and 3 days later a new cube arrives in the post. Suddenly after 1 year of not being able to perform this trick, I could use it again. Like discovering it from new again.

Tenyo have excellent customer service.


Great! I also love Confined Cubes however because I'm not a real magician I have trouble in one phase of the routine, you know what I mean I'm sure Smile

I doubt the customer service is the same if you don't live in Japan. I think you live in Japan, yes?
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No question: Diabolicus.

For kids shows I really use What's Next a lot...as a quickie.
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Eye of the Idol. Colorful, theme oriented and mysterious.
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Killertweety

Indeed, but all the customer support was in English.

If you have trouble with "that" part of the trick, why not try the "advanced" version. It is a little harder additionally, but it eliminates that problem you allude to.
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On 2011-04-12 21:48, towledge wrote:
Eye of the Idol. Colorful, theme oriented and mysterious.


I have to agree, this is one of the coolest tricks I have seen. Very deceptive and puzzling. Furthermore, the theme and mystery truly do add to the ambiance.
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Good idea Anthony, I will give it a try.

Eye Of The Idol (Tenyo I think misspelled it on their site - 'Idle') is a very nice trick indeed. You only have to watch the statue doesn't move 'by accident' ... .
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Prison Box and Crystal Cleaver for me.
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How could I/we forget Crystal Cleaver! Perhaps it is because it is so widely available (also copies) that we forgot that it was Tenyo that invented this fantastic mechanism in a miniature version Smile
Prison Box is a gem too, though I wish 'some parts' of the trick were more 'stiff' and less 'flexible' so people wouldn't figure the secret out sometimes. You guys know what I mean I hope? Smile
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What about xray files
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Well Stuart I have this trick and actually almost never perform it ... . The secret is quite ingenious but there are better tricks on the market that have the same outcome (knowing what someone's card is) and are better. It is just so 'strange' to put your chosen card into this cardboard weird looking 'thing' ... .
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True but if you can build it into a routine it can work wonders and never be suspected... I also have a personal favourite in Fortune Sticks,
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I tried editing my post which was not possible anymore grrrrrrr Smile
I wanted to add it is very nice to have the card placed in the envelope facing AWAY from you ... this enhances the effect a lot Smile Then again, the tricks does require 'enough light' if you know what I mean.

So indeed, I could be wrong; I can not give it an objective review afterall because I almost never performed it!

Anny suggestions about a routine Stuart?

Fortune Sticks is great but hard to do with difficult lightning conditions. I also have the 'pro'-version but it has the same problem.
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Tenyo Elite looks to be an adventure definitely dead. Smile
I hope one day they will explain how was their partnership with Tenyo, why they chose these trick ( moonspinner et fortune sticks) rather than probably other most vendor. Smile
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Fortune sticks is one that I do pretty often. You can repeat it again and again and spectators never guess it. The only problem I have with it is that the symbols start rubbing out after using it a couple of times. I would love to get the Elite version one of these days.

I never liked X-Ray File. To me the back of the file is way too suspicious looking and is just begging to be examined.
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Its down to personal preference as with everthing in life... Im sure we'll all like effects others wont...
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Hi Stereo:

I think this has been pretty well covered both in their posts, their website and in magazine coverage. Not sure if there is much more they can say. They have indicated that sales on the intial units were below expectation. No doubt a number of contributing factors including price, economy and selection of effects. They took a big risk on this project and hopefully at some point they will be able to continue. I have met two of the partners and they are great guys that love Tenyo as well.

There has been considerable chatter on what the effects should have been. Ultimately in consultation with Tenyo they choose two easier to produce effects to test the waters. I know we would love to see Diabolicus (which Tenyo has said even they cannot source the special t*&e), Crystal Cleaver, etc. The reality is that in the short term I expect there is little appetite to take on the large upfront tooling costs for these more intricate effects.

Perhaps if we all agreed on one effect and were willing to commit upfront, it could help sway them, howver I think the chances of that are relatively slim.

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Thank you so much for the informations JM. As I am French and not very knowledgeable in the world of magic, I did not have access to this information. Thank you to explain me.
Indeed the debate on the choice of magic is endless. There were several effects that require only little means or material who surely would have had more success ( like sandwich platter, ultra tube, Match sticks Squeeze play or mobile illusion). It's a sad that such a lovely idea did not get the expected support of a fan of magic. Smile Besides, I had proposed their showcase their tricks on my blog but they have not taken the time to take a photo in the style of the blog or even send me a copy of each one tricks. May be that it was already too late in their head. I realize that my blog still unconsciously affect the market and at their place I would not hesitate a second to try to be highlighted above.
In any case I tell them congratulations for their courage.
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I am suprised Stereo that tney have not sent you what you needed to include their items on your site.

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Yes they send me nothing, just ugly basic promo photo, Finally I managed all alone in searching the internet to find pictures more presentable and to find a review on the magic café forum. Anyway I have not made ​​the effort to showcase their products and make a special post in first page saw the little interest they have shown in my proposal to help us. Too bad for them.
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