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simplymagicweb
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Just received this Okito Box. Really impressed - fantastic value and excellent quality. A fraction of the price of some of the “big names”..... Anyone else got this too?
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I got it too and indeed it's hard to find a dollar sized okito box so heavy and cheap.
I looked for a Chazpro Buddha Box for quite some time, but it's hard to find in dollar size (I have the half dollar sized aluminium Buddha boxes and they are a great set).
It would be good if M-Box became available also in the Boston version... I would not be surprised if that happens in the future: these Chinese manufacturers are normally following market demand quite fast.
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I got the Dollar size box - it holds 5 dollar coins, but my expanded Eisenhower shell doesn't fit, that's the only negative.
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Dollar size coin box.

GO HERE:

https://www.ronjo.com/search/dollar+coin+box/
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On Mar 5, 2021, Degio wrote:
I got it too and indeed it's hard to find a dollar sized okito box so heavy and cheap.
I looked for a Chazpro Buddha Box for quite some time, but it's hard to find in dollar size (I have the half dollar sized aluminium Buddha boxes and they are a great set).
It would be good if M-Box became available also in the Boston version... I would not be surprised if that happens in the future: these Chinese manufacturers are normally following market demand quite fast.


You can check out Mbox 2.0 its double the price of the regular mbox, but this one is a hybrid and works as both an okito and a boston box, but in a different manner...
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Where did you order it from Sean ?
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Hi Warren - I used AliExpress buddy. Took about three weeks to arrive but well worth it
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A little routine with the Box....

https://youtu.be/T8NIhsWlZNQ
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Very nice Sean 😊
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That routine is great Sean. Lovely work!!

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Thanks guys. I’ve actually been doing this ON THE SPECTATOR’S hands!

I have the box and coins in a drawstring bag, and place the bag on their left hand (facing me) and then tossing the coins on their right. The bag is on their palm to help cover the Okito Box turnover feeling later.

It’s a routine that can therefore be done strolling which is what I was looking for.

Take care

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M Box 2.0 brings a new dimension to the original M Box - a feature I've never seen used on a coin box. I have both and they are unbelievable value. Highly recommended.
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The shift in this thread from discussing the original M-Box (the initial topic) to the discussion of the 2.0 version is subtle and easy to miss (as I did at first).
It's a very important detail, that I wanted to highlight, since the purposes of the two boxes are extremely different. Some of the other boxes listed on AliExpress in a 2.0 version seem to just be a black coated inside, and perhaps coming with a set of coins, which is a small improvement. But the change to the M-Box for the 2.0 is, in my mind, revolutionary.

It allows you to use the one box as either an Okito or Boston box in a way similar to the Opongo box, but far better. Not only can you use any coin of your choice (with the correct extra they you probably already have), you're able to switch between the type of box secretly and quickly without any magnets or sticky stuff, which can't be said of any other switchable box I know of.
It's also highly examinable, unlike a traditional Boston box (let alone the Opongo), which is like icing on the cake.
While a close look from a coin magician might give away the secret, any other spectator would at most have a small amount of confusion (more likely is to not notice anything) from a detail, but since they're unfamiliar with other tools, they're unlikely to realize the method. To me, that just adds to how great this box really is, if

If that wasn't good enough, I discovered that they also have a plug box (which I just received) ... but built with the same dual-use capability. Just take a moment to imagine how amazing that is. A plug box that doubles as a Boston box, and can be handed out, since there's no (obvious) recess for a coin! The plug is a little bit pricey (about the same price as the M-Box 2.0), but it just feels so much better than the traditional solid cylinder because of the added versatility. Heck, you could do a whole routine of coins in/out of the box and finally turning it into a solid box ... without needing to do a box switch. Crazy!

I can't recommend these highly enough, even though I'd almost rather keep it a secret.
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I love my dollar sized Jim Zee.
My morgan and shell fits.
Side note most of my props were purchased a couple of decades ago including a few Todd Lassen treasures.
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On Nov 12, 2021, tonsofquestions wrote:

If that wasn't good enough, I discovered that they also have a plug box (which I just received) ... but built with the same dual-use capability. Just take a moment to imagine how amazing that is. A plug box that doubles as a Boston box, and can be handed out, since there's no (obvious) recess for a coin! The plug is a little bit pricey (about the same price as the M-Box 2.0), but it just feels so much better than the traditional solid cylinder because of the added versatility. Heck, you could do a whole routine of coins in/out of the box and finally turning it into a solid box ... without needing to do a box switch. Crazy!

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What's the name of the plug box, I can't seem to find it.
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Ah, sorry. They call it a solid box, not a plug box. If you search for "solid box by Jimmy Fan" you should be able to find it. Let me know if not, and I can send a link.
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I agree. Sean, your routine is very nice. I enjoyed watching it. Very smooth.
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Ah, sorry. They call it a solid box, not a plug box. If you search for "solid box by Jimmy Fan" you should be able to find it. Let me know if not, and I can send a link.


Thanks for the information. One other question: can the box accommodate a shell?
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On Jan 29, 2022, PapaG wrote:
Thanks for the information. One other question: can the box accommodate a shell?


I think I answered that a few posts back, in the original one you quoted:
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On Nov 12, 2021, tonsofquestions wrote:
I discovered that they also have a plug box (which I just received) ... but built with the same dual-use capability. Just take a moment to imagine how amazing that is. A plug box that doubles as a Boston box, and can be handed out, since there's no (obvious) recess for a coin!


In other words: yes. It's more like the 2.0 version than the 1.0.


Edit: reading that again, perhaps you were asking about the inside of the box. It can - in fact it's even large enough to fix an English Penny turtle that I had on hand.
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That solid box looks great. Add a regular or "M" box and away you go. If you have a black mat or tee shirt - a cute use of Platt's Blackout in this context is to pretend to scoop the coins into the inverted box; show the coins in the box (thanks to the Boston element); and then "close sesame" the box - and let them look.

The solid box is also great when you use two coin boxes openly for a routine which passes the coins from under one box to under the other. IE using the boxes as covers rather than containers. *see Hoffmann's More Magic for inspiration and Roth's coins across for specific sleights. Smile Or take Bob Farmer's routine to a different place by using a solid box in place of one of the boxes in his routine. Smile Smile
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