Craig Petty has finally returned with another brand new episode of The Review Show Revisited. If you are unfamiliar with this series, Craig looks back on some of the magic products reviewed on The Magic Review Show, 5x5 Magic or Review Show Special, taking them out into the real world and performing them for a real life audience. This week he looks back on Hanson Chien's Holy Wood & Henry Harrius' Cube In Bottle.
Holy Wood By Hanson Chien & Cube In Bottle By Henry Harrius | Review Show Revisited
Let's be honest, you never know what a magic product is truly like until you perform it for a real life audience. There's been hundreds of tricks Craig may have given a low rating in the past. But after seeing how well they were received by a live audience, Craig's original rating may change. It's the perfect opportunity to test a product and see if the original first impression mattered. Let's break down the two products revisited for this week's show.
The first product that has been taken into the real world is Holy Wood by Hansen Chen and Hansen Chen Productions. Craig & Ryland first looked at this product during episode 54 of The Magic Review Show. This amazing product is designed by Hanson Chief and engineered by Yao to create a gimmick like you've never seen before. The basic effect is very simple: you take a card and push it through a solid deck of cards. When the card box is opened, the deck is literally a solid block of wood. It's more than just a prop, it's an art piece. This is an amazing product that Craig gave 100% during his original rating. After using Holy Wood in the real world, Craig has since increased his rating to 120%.
Cube In Bottle
The last product Craig looks back on this week is Henry Harrius' Cube In Bottle. This product was first reviewed on episode 44 of The Magic Review Show. The name of this trick is pretty much self-explanatory for what the trick does. We've all seen Dynamo put a phone in a bottle but how amazing would it be to see a Rubik's Cube inside instead. This concept is so amazing that Craig gave it a 200% rating during his original review. After using it in the real world, Craig's rating increased by a further 20%.
That's all for this week's Review Show Revisited. It goes to show you never know what a magic trick is really like until you perform it for a live audience. You can check out the full episode on Magic TV below to see Craig perform for a live audience while explaining his reasoning for changing his rating. Let us know what you think in the comments.