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 Post subject: MASTERS TIME MACHINE REVIEW
PostPosted: Tue Sep 30, 2003 12:29 am 
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well i am no dan but i will see what i can do.

my MTM arived today.
it is i can say one of the strongest effects in my possesion, it packs such a punch... i performed it a few times today all killer reactions...
the downsides not many just you have to patter some but hey thats no probllem :P
good aspects is that it looks nice, and examinible to an extent.

i love this little thing and look forward to many years performing this awsome effect

it has won my heart and vote of confidence :D


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 30, 2003 12:44 am 
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wow, u posted this up pretty late, good review, but this is way off of how i think dan would have done it, well, maybe i should let him decide....


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 02, 2003 5:52 am 
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Yes thanks Brave for the review......I can see youre still a nightowl like myself:)


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 04, 2003 8:41 pm 
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I'm a newcomer to the Time Machine, but I would concur that it is a strong piece. I am happy with my purchase. Still, I'm a little disappointed in its design, but not for any reasons that others have mentioned. My wish list for the next model :-) would include:

- a little window with the day and date
- a non-gimmicked way to set the regular time
- an "auto-reset" to return to the real time after performing

I understand these options would probably cost alot of extra $$$ to include with the watch. But with them, I think the time machine would be perfect.


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 05, 2003 3:59 pm 
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I would also like to see be able to reset the time in a normal fashion.

Bill


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PostPosted: Sun Dec 07, 2003 9:25 am 
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I think this trick is really lame. People are not stupid, they KNOW it has to be a special watch. I don't perform this one anymore.


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PostPosted: Sun Dec 07, 2003 8:40 pm 
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Yeah, I've got WAY better things to get w/ $100+. I'll get it only if I win the $500 Contest


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 08, 2003 9:58 am 
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thank you for the review. this one is on my iffy list


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 08, 2003 4:02 pm 
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Yes, well, according to some of the logic expressed above, I guess all card tricks are lame.

People "know" there is a trick involved (what we call sleights), or you have gimmicked cards. All levitation effects are lame, since we can't levitiate. And so on ... by extension, all magic is "lame".

When you can do "real" magic, please let us know :-)

Until then, good presentation skills can work wonders.

I would agree that the time machine is not a good buy if you only want to use it with, say, your friends at school. Better off buying a book on mentalism, and learn a number of effects you can do more or less impromptu. But the time machine is very good if you use it to cap off a sequence of effects.


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 30, 2003 1:57 am 
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I purchased the gold time machine after trouble with the stainless steel version. I originally purchased the watch and wear version a few years ago from the guy in belgium and the gold time machine is a much nicer version for about the same I paid for the original. In response to the negatives on it; yeah like all effects and props, they all have their time and place.
You feel out the crowd or situation and you draw from your arsenal of material accordingly.
Sometimes something is strong in one venue but weak in another. Knowing the difference of what to do when and where is part of doing it right. You pick the right tools for the particular job you're doing.
I like the gold version better than the stainless steel one and have had no trouble with it yet at all. 8)


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 11, 2004 7:22 pm 
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Two questions about the various Time Machines...

According to its description, the Masters TM has an "improved mechanism"...does it really? And if it does, is it an improvement that actually makes any kind of difference? (I'm leaning towards purchasing the original not only because it's cheaper, but just because i prefer the look of it; it just looks a lot more like my regular watch).

Secondly, what happens when the battery wears out? Is it possible to have a qualified watch repair person replace it?


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