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Magic KL
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Interesting idea.

https://www.penguinmagic.com/p/13656

Arrested is a killer double revelation that your audience never sees coming. Created by one of the new generation of Spanish School Magicians, this trick is not only powerful and creative, it gets wild reactions. This is Arrested by Adrian Vega.

Here’s what happens:

Two spectators choose cards from the deck, which are then lost back into the pack. The magician removes a joker from the deck. The joker is folded in half and two circles are torn out so that it can be worn like a pair of thumb cuffs. After some comedic byplay trying to find the cards with no success the real magic begins. The magician attempts to escape from the thumb cuffs by tearing them in half. Then, in a moment that gets gasps and huge reactions, the joker that was the thumb cuffs is revealed to have transformed into the two halves of the selected cards.

Arrested includes 26 specially printed gimmick cards in rider back stock with custom jokers that make this trick incredibly easy to do. This effect has built-in misdirection and humor that your audiences will love. When the finale happens it catches them totally off guard resulting in waves of delight and astonishment. In addition to the basic handling, you’ll also learn detailed instructions from Nick Locapo with his handling in which everything ends completely examinable. This trick is so good it’s practically criminal. Get Arrested by Adrian Vega.
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Once we have used all the gimmick cards, is it possible for us to make them? If not, will there be refills?
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Gary there is no way to make your own gimmicks but your will be able to get more gimmicks when you run out.
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KL you are correct it is a very interesting idea. We test all of our effects on real laypeople and the reactions for this effect were so good. Both in the Penguin Magic weekly show for the public and for casual close-up performances.
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Who is the originator of the effect where card is made into thumbcuffs and it changes into selection (via do.... l...? Finnish Magician Iiro Seppänen did it in his TV show in 1995 but I have never encountered it in print. This seems to be same effect but with added kicker
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On Jun 1, 2020, korttihai_82 wrote:
Who is the originator of the effect where card is made into thumbcuffs and it changes into selection (via do.... l...? Finnish Magician Iiro Seppänen did it in his TV show in 1995 but I have never encountered it in print. This seems to be same effect but with added kicker


The Magic Hedonists - Brainstorm in the Bahamas - 1983 - Card Cuffs
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Can we see a full performance of this please? I would definitely buy it if I could see a full performance. Thanks.
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I think this will be a lot of fun not only to perform but for the audience as well!
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Looks really nice. Creative and something different. That’s quite a gimmick if the torn holes show jokers.
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Looks really nice. Creative and something different. That’s quite a gimmick if the torn holes show jokers.


Agree!
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And what a great souvenir too.
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At the end, can you give each spectator both pieces from their respective half, the half of their "chosen" card and the torn circle from the joker card? Will the pieces fit?
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At the end, can you give each spectator both pieces from their respective half, the half of their "chosen" card and the torn circle from the joker card? Will the pieces fit?


Yup!
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Yes. Gimmick is what you expect. I really like this. Creative design and thinking. Two handlings taught. Adrian’s lets the spectators take the cards and then shuffle them back anywhere. Nick teaches a creative handling where the two cards are peeked at and at the end, the cards vanish from the deck. Selection process is cozier but ending with a complete vanish may be worth it.
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On Jun 2, 2020, Gary1976 wrote:
Can we see a full performance of this please? I would definitely buy it if I could see a full performance. Thanks.


The 2nd video is a full performance
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Is this a Penguin exclusive?
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OK, ordered 2 (so I can have plenty of gimmicks). Hope I won't be disappointed!
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I've ordered as well, I think I'm going to really like this one so hopefully refill decks are available soon......and at a reasonable price like they do with the Tornado decks
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Nice that penguin gives you 26 refills. Penguin always does a nice job of giving you plenty of refills for tricks like this.
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On Jun 1, 2020, Gary1976 wrote:
Once we have used all the gimmick cards, is it possible for us to make them? If not, will there be refills?


I own this. Technically, it would be difficult to make the gimmicks exatly. However, you could make very similar gimmicks and modify the handling just a bit to look almost exactly like what you get. In fact, in certain respects, it would work better with hand-made gimmicks. Think about the effect, you tear holes out of the gimmick card those holes are clearly from what looks like a joker. You could have a single "joker hole" and switch it in to do almost the same effect, and certainly with the same impact.

My suggestion is to buy the product and once you get it and have a chance to work with it a bit, you can decide whether you want to buy refills or make your own.

KJ
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