The duo team of Craig & Ryland Petty returned this week with another brand new Magic Review Show. This week they are looking at Twinkle, Money Box Deluxe, Boneless and Arrival. Each of these tricks are examined, performed and given an honest rating.
Arrival, Money Box Deluxe, Twinkle & Boneless | Craig & Ryland's Magic Review Show
Every week the father and son team looked at the latest and greatest products released to the magic community. If the product is good or bad they will let you know. Let's break down the four products they reviewed this week and how they are designed.
The first magic product Craig & Ryland looked at is Twinkle by Tristan TE. Penguin Magic states, "The mobile phone (any model) borrowed from the audience, the mind control turns on his mobile phone's flash, and it senses the playing card he has selected. And can create the appearance of shadows out of thin air, predict the patterns and cards selected by the audience, and check everything for the audience at the end!" There are several things wrong with this product. It's not impressive, the tutorial is bad and it doesn't work at all. It's a rushed product with no passion behind it. Craig & Ryland gave this product -100% & -120% respectively. It's also been featured on an Honest Trailer.
Money Box Deluxe
7 Magic introduces Money Box Deluxe. According to Penguin Magic, "The magician shows an empty box that is totally glassy, with a magic shake, the box is filled with money. Different from traditional money box, this box can be assembled quickly without a screwdriver and it is much clearer without any frames." Just like the last trick, it's not well made at all and it's clearly been rushed. It falls apart within seconds and it wouldn't fool anyone. This trick has since been featured as an Honest Trailer as well. Once again, Craig & Ryland gave this trick -100% & -120%.
Next up Craig & Ryland looked at Boneless by Sultan Orazaly. This is a trick that is advertised as being suitable for social media and real life performances. Vanishing Inc. states, "The section of penetration of objects through matter in magic is one of the most popular. Visual penetrations through matter are few and they can rarely be shown live. BONELESS is a visual insight that is great for live performances and social media. Never before has such a visual effect been so easy to implement."
In reality this is something that is unlikely to work in the real world. The tutorial is terrible and at no point does anyone even talk despite being a product that needs advice on audience management and angles. Another poor product that received -100% from Craig and -200% from Ryland. Like Money Box Deluxe, this trick has since been featured on an Honest Trailer.
The final product Craig & Ryland reviewed this week is Arrival by David Regal. This is the only good product featured on this week's Magic Review Show. David Regal's website states, "The magician displays a small cloth package secured with a silver cord. The bundle is unwrapped – inside is a deck of cards. A card is selected, signed if desired, and returned to the deck. The handkerchief is slowly folded in quarters and the deck waved over it. The spectator looks through the deck – the selected card is gone. The magician unfolds the handkerchief. There in the handkerchief’s center is the selected card." It's a great product with a strong tutorial, strong effects, very practical and easy to do. Craig & Ryland loved this product, awarding it 100% each.
That's all for this week's Magic Review Show. Most of these tricks were very poorly made and clearly not up to standards. You can watch the full episode below to see Craig & Ryland perform each trick as they explain it. Stay tuned for next week's show. If you like or dislike any of these products, let us know why in the comments.