Archive | April, 2015

Review by Andy Martin for Magic of Tut Anch Amun (2015)

Review by Andy Martin for Magic of Tut Anch Amun (2015)

Review by Andy Martin for Magic of Tut Anch Amun (2015)

5 out of 5

Thomas is at it again reproducing some of his very old effects and this beauty is very pleasing to the eye and a complete fooler too! (Well it fooled me!) You start by showing the pyramid and a small box with a mini plaque of the famous Tut Anch Amun. You place the plaque into the recess inside the pyramid and replace the lid and close the box. Take a breath and a magical pass and the plaque returns to the box!

Now what is cool is that you can cleanly show the lid of the pyramid after the vanish – all the heat is on it and yes you can show it – there is nothing to see. There really appears to be no way the plaque could have disappeared. But it does.

Check out the video to see what I mean. Also notice that Thomas creates all of his own music for his videos too! I’m looking forward to his first CD!

This will be another highly desirable item from Thomas’ 2015 line-up and I can tell you now he has barely got started – some even more amazing treasures coming from Thomas later this year! All of you you collectors of fine close-up magic should keep your wallets open!

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Review by Andy Martin for Missing Scarab, The

Review by Andy Martin for Missing Scarab, The

Review by Andy Martin for Missing Scarab, The

5 out of 5

This is the original version of this effect created over 30 years ago by Thomas Pohle.

A great piece of micro magic with Egyptian themed props. Performer lifts the lid off of a thin wooden case which is decorated with Egyptian symbols and removes three wooden tablets. The case is shown completely empty and the lid replaced. Two of the tablets are black and red with Egyptian symbols printed on them, and the third is black and gold with a scarab beetle figure in the center. The tablets are stacked together and when separated, the figure of the scarab is now missing … leaving a hole in the previously solid tablet!

When the case is opened again, the missing scarab figure is found inside. Very clever and precision made.

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Review by Andy Martin for Rabbit Love (Hip Hop Rabbits)

Review by Andy Martin for Rabbit Love (Hip Hop Rabbits)

Review by Andy Martin for Rabbit Love (Hip Hop Rabbits)

5 out of 5

More Color and More amazement! This is Thomas’ take on the classic Hip Hop Rabbits and what a beauty it is. It is most similar to Chance Wolf’s Micro Hip Hop Magician in that the ending shows one large rabbit instead of two totally different colored rabbits. However, even here Thomas has a clever strategy – the rabbits are not flush during the performance, but at the end when the large rabbit is revealed they are. Look at the photos to see what I mean. It is subtleties like this that have kept Thomas at the top of his game for over 30 years.

If you are a collector of Hip Hop Rabbits you have to get this one – Rabbit Love indeed you will most certainly fall in love with these little guys!

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Review by Andy Martin for Die Safe

Review by Andy Martin for Die Safe

Review by Andy Martin for Die Safe

5 out of 5

From Thomas’ Golden Series another beauty that only Thomas knows how to create. If you have never handled any of his work it is amazingly light and intricate and is a joy to perform.

With this beauty you start by showing an ornate black and golden box when you lift the lid it is found to be clearly empty inside. You then place a small silk inside the box and close the lid. After a magical pass the lid is lifted and the silk has vanished and filling the whole box is a black and gold die that can be clearly shown all around.

Intricately made to fine tolerances to match the other items in the Golden Series. You’ll love it!

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Review by Andy Martin for The Precious Die

Review by Andy Martin for The Precious Die

Review by Andy Martin for The Precious Die

5 out of 5

From Thomas’ Golden Series another beauty that only Thomas knows how to create. If you have never handled any of his work it is amazingly light and intricate and is a joy to perform.

This is probably the cleverest and most perplexing of the Golden Series items. You start by showing the beautiful props: ornate cover, black and gold die on a mini pedestal and a thin skeletal frame the shape of the die. You cover the die with the frame and place the lid over the die on the pedestal. Say the magic words: “Germany’s Favorite Magic Craftsman” and when you lift the lid the frame is still there but the die has impossibly been transformed into a silk handkerchief. How did the die escape the frame? It seems impossible, but for Thomas it is just another day of amazing magical creations!

Intricately made to fine tolerances to match the other items in the Golden Series. You’ll love it!

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Review by Andy Martin for Da Vinci Box

Review by Andy Martin for Da Vinci Box

Review by Andy Martin for Da Vinci Box

5 out of 5

A stunning beauty from Thomas Pohle and a real fooler to boot! This is from the new 2015 line of magic and I must say it is truly beautiful. Thomas keeps surprising me that is for sure!

The performer shows the locked Da Vinci Box and hands it to a spectator saying that there is only one combination of letters to open the box and if the spectator can figure it out they can keep the cash contents. After vainly attempting to open the box the spectator gives up. You hand them a deck of alphabet cards and ask them to shuffle the deck and then deal out any four cards.

They then arrange the four chosen letters into sequence and you enter them by turning the dials on the top of the box – you can hear slight clicks as the dials are turned. You then turn the dial from locked to open and you can hear an audible click – the box has opened, with those exact letters. And inside is a bundle of cash that the audience could have won if only they had been as clever as Da Vinci!

This is a limited edition and will be a treasured by magic collectors all around the world. Great job Thomas!

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