Craig & Ryland return this week (on Wednesday, back on schedule!) with another brand new episode of the Magic Review Show. This week we reviewed Hanson Chien's Siri X Pro, Gustavo Raley's Go Out, a revised version of Alan Wakeling's Aces Front and even TCC's The Anything Box.
Siri X Pro, Go Out, Aces Front, The Anything Box by TCC | Craig & Ryland's Magic Review Show
The Magic Review Show is the perfect opportunity to look at the latest & greatest products released to the magic community. Craig & Ryland perform each trick and give it their own individual rating. If they like it or hate it, you will know. If you didn't know already, there is a new series called 'Review Show Revisited' that revisits some of these products after they have been performed in the real world. For now, let's break down all the products reviewed for this week's show.
Siri X Pro
Have you ever heard of Mariano Goni and Mago Murphy's SiriX? Hanson Chien has taken this gimmick one step further by introducing Siri X Pro, allowing you to vanish a phone into thin air. This new version lets you show the phone's camera before the phone vanishes and the case looks the same as the case after putting the Siri X gimmick inside. Not only can you make the phone vanish, but you can make it into a transparent phone as well.
There are multiple routines you can accomplish with Siri X Pro. This trick is great for close up performances and parlour shows. In addition to vanishing the phone, you can even put any bill inside the case and make it vanish. Both Craig & Ryland really enjoyed this routine, awarding it a 100% and 105% rating respectively. Craig had since used Siri X Pro on a Magic Live.
Gustavo Raley has produced lots of amazing kid's tricks. His latest product is GO OUT. This is an incredible effect for children's shows that use famous Lego characters. It's very easy to do and comes with all the elements you will need, alongside posters to give to the kids afterwards. The routine is interactive, magical, practical and fun. GO OUT will allow you to entertain and surprise your audience with a great finale.
Your spectator will have something special to keep afterwards. If you have Gustavo's Let's Go, you can combine this effect with it to get this Lego magic collection. It's a clever magic product that kids will absolutely enjoy. Craig awarded this routine a 95% rating and has since performed GO OUT on a Magic Live. As for Ryland, he gave it a 97% score.
Robert Ramirez and The Magic Apple have revised Alan Wakeling's amazing Aces Front routine. This routine uses a mini deck of Bicycle Playing cards that you are going to train to find the aces. The whole deck is shuffled and placed into a champagne glass. You simply touch the glass with a silk and the ace instantly comes to the face of the deck. It's like you are treating the cards how to find all the Aces. You can repeat the routine three more times, each appearance of an Ace is more impossible than the last. Now the complete routine has been released by The Magic Apple, including the original variation by Alan.
Even if you don't do card magic, the effect is very easy to do and it's very visually striking. It's an incredible product that pays a great tribute to a legendary magician. Craig enjoyed this product, giving a 80% rating. Ryland followed up with a 90% score. If you would like to see more of Aces Front, check out the Magic Live episode we did.
The Anything Box
The final product Craig & Ryland reviewed this week is Conan Liu's The Anything Box. TCC marketed The Anything Box as a carefully designed close up luxurious drawer box after Conan Liu wanted to create a professional quality wooden drawer box to allow magicians to perform all of their favourite effects while using a unique design feature that enables you to transform small objects as well.
Using The Anything Box you can produce, vanish or transform anything that fits within the space. It's a clever creative box that gives magicians the ability to to perform close up magic with their own routines. No longer will you be restricted both in quality and versatility. Craig and Ryland give this routine a high rating of 100% and 103% respectively, praising it's unique concept for performing close up. Craig has since used The Anything Box to perform his own variation of Slot Machine for a Magic Live.
That's everything we have reviewed for this week's Magic Review Show. You can watch the full episode below to see Craig & Ryland break down each routine in person. While you're at it, check out the Review Show Revisited to see previously reviewed products performed in the real world. Thanks for reading. Join us next week for more Magic Reviews.