Craig & Ryland returned with episode 69 of The Magic Review Show. Due to unforeseen circumstances, this episode went live on Thursday evening instead of Wednesday. Not to worry because the reviews are stronger than ever. This week Craig & Ryland looked at Papa Rabbit, 3D Advertising, GUESS, Apollo and even highlighted Sponge Banana.
Apollo, 3D Advertising Cube, Guess, Papa Rabbit, Sponge Banana | Craig & Ryland's Review Show
Each time Craig & Ryland reveal a routine, they will perform it and give each routine their own individual rating. Neither magician is associated with a third party company. All of their reviews are strictly their own. If they like or dislike a trick you will know. Don't forget to check out our new series The Review Show Revisited where some of these routines are performed in the real world with a potential change of Craig or Ryland's original rating.
Papa Rabbit Hits The Big Time
The first routine reviewed this week is Daryl's Papa Rabbit Hits The Big Time. This unique product includes sponge bunnies and birds with detailed handling and is an overall hilarious routine. The description on PropDog states, "There is no stronger magic than something that happens in the spectators hands! Daryl's timeless sponge routine is perfect for ALL venues! The fun begins when a sponge rabbit and a little bird are magically produced. A super-clean and baffling transposition is performed between the rabbit and the bird followed by a hilarious comedy routine that will get your audience on their feet!"
It's a clever and creative routine that makes the sponges appear and disappear in the bands of either the magician or the spectator. Each step catches your audience off guard. As a big finale you can make a large handful of baby bunnies magically appear in the audience member's tightly clenched fist. Both Craig & Ryland loved this routine, awarding it with a 99% rating.
3D Advertising (Rubik's Cube)
Henry Evans and Martin Braessas have recently introduced The 3D Advertising (Rubik's cube). As a big fan of Rubik's Cubes, this is something Craig was looking forward to reviewing. Henry & Martin built this concept from the all-time bestselling effect 3D Advertising, allowing you to produce a real 3D cube from a 2D image. According to Vanishing Inc, "There simply is no better way to open up your Rubik's Cube magic routine than with this amazing effect from FISM World Champion Henry Evans and Martin Braessas.
This is a super visual moment that doesn't require any cover. Both the catalog and cube can be examined." Craig enjoyed this routine, awarding a 100% rating. Ryland followed up with a 110% score. It was safe to say both magicians really enjoyed this product. It's super easy to use and comes ready to go out of the box.
Everyone has heard of the popular game Guess Who. That's why Jamie Daws has teamed up with Kaymar Magic to introduce a killer commercial idea based off this game called GUESS. Kaymar Magic description states, "The cards are marked, with an ingenious system that is very easy to read, so that you can reveal the person someone has chosen in a myriad of ways.
On the included online video, Jamie Daws and Liam Montier take you through a barrage of different tricks, including predictions, revelations and transpositions using the cards, and giving you options on how to put a routine of effects together, using just a tiny packet of cards that sit in your pocket or wallet. Not only that, but Jamie has also included a fabulous method of predicting a person's thoughts, which he uses to end his routine! It's a show stopper, and will fool EVERYONE!"
It's a unique and clever routine of making all manner of routines more commercial, allowing you to replace regular cards, ESP cards and tarot cards with many other effects. Craig and Ryland awarded this routine a respective 95% and 119% rating.
Nicholas Lawrence has introduced Apollo, a unique and realistic Finger Through Card & Restoration effect. It's an incredible stand alone effect but also a great follow up to any Torn and Restored tricks. Penguin Magic states, "Here's what happens... Grab a playing card and with your finger start to push on the center of it... Push and twist until your finger bursts through the card!
After this small feat of destruction, cleanly display the ripped and frayed card impaled on your finger. Show the card 360 degrees with absolutely NOTHING to hide! It's actually pierced...Remove your finger and display the destruction again briefly, then with a quick twirl of the card it instantly restores itself...Leaving NO trace of the hole on either side of the card! Show the card front and back with nothing extra in your hands!"
From your audience's perspective, it looks like normal playing cards. It's a clever routine that comes with 26 minutes of detailed instructions. Craig awarded the routine a 90% rating while Ryland followed up with a close 103%.
Giant Comedy Appearing Foam Bananas
The last product this week is less of a review and more of a highlight. PropDog introduced a huge soft foam banana measuring 13 inches in size. The description states, "They are not carved or cut, but are moulded from a real plantain with the utmost attention to detail. The low density foam allows them to be squeezed to a really small size, as seen on the photos, meaning they are great for comedy productions. Perfect for both kids entertainers and adult comedy magicians." It's a fun gimmick that everyone will find fun. Both Craig & Ryland awarded this routine a 100% each.
That's everything to review for this week's Magic Review Show. Every product reviewed this week has been great. If you haven't already, check out our new Review Show Revisited series to see magic products reviewed a second time. Watch the full episode below and don't forget to let us know what you think of these routines.