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Leo Reynolds Jr
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Anima by Michel & Vernet Magic anyone have a review on this?


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Jon Blakeney
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It shure caught my eye.
'What the eye's see the heart must believe"
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Looks very good indeed , we need a review.

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Anybody?
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Anima by Vernet magic

The description-

The haunted deck is a classic effect and it has been updated to our times by Michel
The extra bonus effect with the matchbox shows a good and different use of the gimmick

The gimmick

The gimmick is a single gimmick that is very sturdy,common, innocent looking and it should last you a long time.
It is very well hidden inside a common object (supplied)that goes to your pocket and the "working part" can be very well concealed inside your hand as it is clear

The DVD explains very well the handling of this classic effect step by step and how to avoid problems and also how to end completly clean.

An effect that you will carry each day inside your pocket

It comes with a matchbox already prepared for the 2nd effect, but it is very easy to prepare further matchboxes in seconds with a bit of r****r c***nt
At the end the matchbox is completly examinable
The deck can be borrowed and the preparation happens in front of espectators view


I do recommend this effect but as it use to happen, the price is a bit high for what you recieve.
The real value of this effect is Michel´s handling

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On 2013-01-13 06:34, kiketron wrote:
Anima by Vernet magic

The description-

The haunted deck is a classic effect and it has been updated to our times by Michel
The extra bonus effect with the matchbox shows a good and different use of the gimmick

The gimmick

The gimmick is a single gimmick that is very sturdy,common, innocent looking and it should last you a long time.
It is very well hidden inside a common object (supplied)that goes to your pocket and the "working part" can be very well concealed inside your hand as it is clear

The DVD explains very well the handling of this classic effect step by step and how to avoid problems and also how to end completly clean.

An effect that you will carry each day inside your pocket

It comes with a matchbox already prepared for the 2nd effect, but it is very easy to prepare further matchboxes in seconds with a bit of r****r c***nt
At the end the matchbox is completly examinable
The deck can be borrowed and the preparation happens in front of espectators view


I do recommend this effect but as it use to happen, the price is a bit high for what you recieve.
The real value of this effect is Michel´s handling

Thanks,
kiketron

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Is this something that is workable for everyday use? Is it sturdy?
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Yes it is very sturdy, easy to repair in case of need to repair it and very workable

I can imagine other effects using the same gimmick
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Gimmick is disguised as a garage control remote as said in other thread about anima
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Could you post the link to the other forum? I am very interested in this product. The fact that it takes the animation of the classic haunted deck sparks my interest
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Anima is supposed to be on the next Wizard Product review,
http://www.themagiccafe.com/forums/viewt......orum=218
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Does anybody know, if you have any control over the speed
of the cut, or it's exactly the same speed every time you perform?
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Depends from the batteries... Jan
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Thanks Jan. Maybe it's just me, but the movement seems a bit too
"mechanical" and fast. It seems to diminish a bit from the "haunted"
aspect of the effect.
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On 2013-01-17 05:01, drorwis wrote:
Thanks Jan. Maybe it's just me, but the movement seems a bit too
"mechanical" and fast. It seems to diminish a bit from the "haunted"
aspect of the effect.


I think he's kidding about the batteries.
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Ready for an honest review?
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OH MY GOD. What have I done. I've just spent £65 on yet another piece of plastic on a thread reel. I feel sick.... really sick.....

For this amount of money, I was expecting something high-tech... something mechanical, something with batteries..., I don't know, a remote control... something flash. What I've actually got is something that must have cost £3 to make... There is absolutely NOTHING new here, nothing inventive - NOTHING high tech - NOTHING to justify the whopping price tag on this thing. HOW ON EARTH IS THIS £65?>??????? It should be £25 MAX.... I have been so stupid.... so so stupid... so naive.

The fact that the gimmick looks like a remote control is totally THE OPPOSITE. It might be disguised as a remote, but there is nothing remote, or control abount it. This is a glorified, generic t***** r***.... I'm just absolutely gutted by the price, and what you get.....! Here I was thinking HAUNTED was expensive for what you get... this has got to be the most unfair price tag ever, and yes, I was a total suck to fall for it.

I've been 'playing' with it for 2 hours, already got it down to a satisfactory level, but it's nothing special at all. And no, you cannot control the speed... In fact, the whole thing seems very clumsy... and, it is far, far too easy to flash the gimmick. AGAIN, maybe this takes practice, but I am posting this review based on just 2 hours. Like it or leave it. The DVD is quite annoying, there is nowhere near enough explanation on the moves, and, they are only from one angle facing the camera - so you end up having to do THE OPPOSITE....

As for the ad copy.... a bit misleading. It sates NO SET UP - what exactly classifies as 'no set up'?? By no set up - they obviously mean -NO PRE SET UP to the deck before the audience tough it... you still have to SET IT UP in your hands as you do the trick under a little misdirection (but obviously there is always something, si I'm probably being picky here) - Next... they state "you'll not be hooked up" - What the?? Not hooked up? I think having a big thread reel coming out of your pocket and wrapped around the deck 50 times is a little hooked up to me!? LOL OKAY, not hooked up all day walking around, fair enough, I get it...

Sorry if I sound so bitter. It's just I've spent £70 inc postage and packaging for an affect that shouldn't cost ANY MORE than £20. When items are priced up and over the £45 mark... you really expect something a bit special - this is NOT IT. Seriously... just another generic thread reel with some spanish guy's handling and 'hook up'. 65 QUID!! OH MY GOD, I could have bought FOB and SkyCap for that much!!

The worst thing is, because I've spent so much on this, I HAVE TO USE IT NOW, I must force myself to use it and get something from it. As for Dave and Craig's review... possibly it could be a 'worker' if the price tag was 1/3 of what it is... but for 65 quid - I just cannot, cannot recommend this to anyone.

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Anima... more like Enema....
.................................. better put somewhere else.
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This is one of those things where it seems you are mad that it's not real magic.

Does it achieve the effect practically?

Does it look like as it does in the demo?

Has it broken yet?

If it works, it works. You were expecting something high tech, it doesn't need to be.
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Magic Mark. If you paid 65 pounds for this at least you can learn that you need to check prices at other dealers before buying. Penquin has this for $60 (about 37 pounds).
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Blindside,

I'm not mad it's not real magic, I'm made because I paid way over the odds for what is, actually, a substandard effect and method.

Does it achieve the effect practically?
I don't think it does! The new hook up just creates more problems, and, the gimmick inside the deck is clumsy, constantly leaking, flashing, and, never truly hidden on the deck sides.

Does it look like as it does in the demo?
Yes, but will not come out smoothly as seen everytime as it is temperamental.

Has it broken yet?
Not yet, but we all know that this type of material does... and will....

EFFECT ASIDE, worker aside, Blindside, do you think anyone should buy this trick for over £40?



ncSteve... Yeh, you are correct, but I live in England and waiting 2 weeks for worldwide delivery, and paying a lot more is frustrating.... there was nowhere in England selling it for less than WMS. Also, I like to support my local dealer... I am loyal to them.
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Quote:
On 2013-01-17 10:06, NicholasD wrote:
Quote:
On 2013-01-17 05:01, drorwis wrote:
Thanks Jan. Maybe it's just me, but the movement seems a bit too
"mechanical" and fast. It seems to diminish a bit from the "haunted"
aspect of the effect.


I think he's kidding about the batteries.


:)
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