Marvin's Magic Freaky Body Illusions

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Marvin's Magic Freaky Body Illusions

Postby the great suprendo » Jan 9th, '08, 13:20



cost about £20 got this for my kid for christmas , we have most of the marvins magic ones you know u buy 200 tricks and theres 3 good ones kinda thing[moan] anyway freaky body illsuions is pretty good , a dvd comes with it that shows you how to do all the tricks and more .
in the box u get a basic stationery clip , its a great magical item , you can perform levitation with a stationery clip lol , it looks great , in fact most of the illusions use the stationery clip , you have a hand in the box , a living hand illusion , its visually quite good , also the old swapping hats without your hands moving behind a cloth routine , makes me laff every time that one .
anyway well recommended for budding young magicians around the 9 to 37 age hehehehhehe

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Postby crozboz » Jan 9th, '08, 20:06

Well, It must be said, I didn't "laff" at all at this one. I couldnt see a single good trick in it and I watched it a few times.

It seemed very amateurish, and poorly made, even by marvin magic standards. They could have spent alot more time on cover design, and a few more pence on paper quality (sorry, its just the little things that annoy me).

Overall, something I would not buy (my nephews copy - he enjoyed it) seemed very much for the aspiring amateur. Call me old fashioned, but I prefer something that people cant see how its done.

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Postby Lenoir » Jan 9th, '08, 20:12

Available from WHSmith...says something I guess. Not at all for anyone serious.

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Postby Beardy » Jan 9th, '08, 20:20

Wild Card wrote:Available from WHSmith...says something I guess. Not at all for anyone serious.


don't knock of WHSmiths...some good stuff comes from there...royal road is sold there, for example

and dini gets lots of his stuff there also :P

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Postby Markdini » Jan 9th, '08, 20:22

I buy all my Props from WH Smiths. Dont knock it.

I am master of misdirection, look over there.

We are not falling out young Welshy, we are debating, I think farlsy is an idiot he thinks I am one. We are just talking about who is the bigger idiot.

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Postby Lenoir » Jan 9th, '08, 20:23

Please, I work there.

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Postby Markdini » Jan 9th, '08, 20:25

There is loads of good stuff for props in Smiths. Whats wrong with you man?

I am master of misdirection, look over there.

We are not falling out young Welshy, we are debating, I think farlsy is an idiot he thinks I am one. We are just talking about who is the bigger idiot.

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Postby Lenoir » Jan 9th, '08, 20:26

Yeah, good food there too :shock:

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Postby Markdini » Jan 9th, '08, 20:27

Not a mentalist then I see. WH Smiths and Rymans them places are great for us who do Mentalism.

I am master of misdirection, look over there.

We are not falling out young Welshy, we are debating, I think farlsy is an idiot he thinks I am one. We are just talking about who is the bigger idiot.

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Postby Lenoir » Jan 9th, '08, 20:31

We have a lot of chess players. Seriously. We randomly got in this stupidly large CHESS WALL and theres just millions of em! Everywhere. Only one magic book for sale though...Mark Wilsons Complete course...my duties are normally neglected for that book.

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Postby Markdini » Jan 9th, '08, 20:33

Magicans!!! :P I think I be right in saying that Stationary shops and the likes are as important to us mentalist as Magic shops are. Look around you and see what can be used and how it can.

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Postby Lenoir » Jan 9th, '08, 20:37

Free revision guides is my main joy. Although, we order ANY book ANY time. So technically, we are unlimited in literature! On a friday, i get my pay and walk straight down the road to Waterstones for a bigger collection::) I know what you mean then...my old hobby used to require a good lot of stationary!

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Postby Lord Freddie » Jan 9th, '08, 22:12

Stationary shops are a source of inspiration and I have spent many an hour and pound in them.

As for the Marvin's Magic Freaky Tricks For Three Year Olds set, WOW! I must get myself one of these. Sounds like we're all missing something here....

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Postby Miles More Magic » Jan 9th, '08, 23:24

I saw this in Harrods just before Christmas. The head twister in it looked as if it had been made on Blue Peter with lots of sticky back plastic and cardboard.
Although Marvins Magic is on the shelves and gets lots of people, especially children, interested in magic, this set looked as if it it was for playing jokes with, rather than "doing", let alone performing, magic. Just my opinion anyway.

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Postby Flash » Jan 9th, '08, 23:36

Wasn't this reviewed just last week by another newbie? :?

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