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Pandora's Box by Jay Sankey
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Along with the very clever gimmicks you receive a full-length DVD explaining the all-important fine details Jay's DVDs are famous for.
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Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on December 21st, 2012
this is still a great piece of magic. With a good presentation and showmanship this will make a good addition to my existing routines and sets.4 of 4 magicians found this helpful.
The only down fall is the box can not be shown empty to some extint. You can show all sides of the box with clever handling. I was looking for a way to show an empty card box for an effect I already do (silk vanish to card box), and thought this might be the way to go. I bought it when it was on Penguin's Cool Box special for around 2 bucks,so I figured Id give it a shot. Even though it did not acomplish what I wanted it to do, after watching the dvd with Sankeys teaching of it, I was excited that I had bought it.
I have to admit that I was not a big Sankey fan. I always seen his stuff on penguin, and the sheer amount of material he sells made me think he was just an inventor trying to make a buck. I stand corrected, Sankey has put together a real gem with this one, with some real world pratical applications for the ordinary card box.
Sankey, much to my surprise, is actually a great teacher and presents his real world ideas with clarity. Slieght of hand with this effect is minimum at best. If you can work a TT, perform a switch, or finger palm a coin, you can do Pandoras Box with little problems. Oh, and Sankey goes on to teach some simple sleghts for beginners in the DVD. I really liked his mercury card fold, and he teaches it very well. I really got my moneys worth with this one, though I wouldnt pay the 20 bucks its going for now.
About the gimmick. What can I say, I see it lasting a very long time. In fact once you get the idea of how the gimmick works and do need to replace it,you can very easily make your own.
Over all, Great product, minimal slieght of hand and excellent teaching and concepts.I cant beleive I got a great peice of magic for 2 dollars, thats just unheard of now a days. Peace!!
More than meets the eye. Report this review
Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on July 15th, 2011
When looking at this, you would think it is a terribly old and unoriginal effect. However, after viewing the DVD, I can say that this isn't so. Sankey has some interesting ideas here.3 of 3 magicians found this helpful.
This is a clever way to do a practical rattle box. This has been touched on by many magicians, and Sankey has an interesting and rather practical method for doing it. His handlings on the DVD are alright, and you may use this.
It's cool, but not revolutionary. For what it comes with, I would almost rather it be a bit cheaper.
Overall, I'm happy with it.
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Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on February 23rd, 2011
The headline says it, Jay is a great teacher. I really like his presentations and this trick is very easy to do and understand for anyone. All of his DVDs which I've purchased have been high quality and he goes into great detail and really puts it into every day person language. Anything with his name on it I generally look at and typically buy. Fun effect, easy to make gimmick, great teaching earns this five stars from me.3 of 4 magicians found this helpful.
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Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on August 18th, 2013
This is one of my best magic purchases. I have bought a lot of penguin and only disliked one of their products, but this blows the others away. I got this in Coolbox, however, I believe it would have been worth it even without the discount. This product meets all the requirements it said it would and more. Here are some of its attributes:2 of 2 magicians found this helpful.
The Basic Method
This product allows you to vanish any small object, borrowed or signed, and have it reappear in a sealed card box. And you can HEAR it inside. Great effect.
Fitting the Gimmick and your Cards
As guaranteed, you can still fit your cards in the case even with the gimmick installed. I am a card and coin magician so this is very nice to be able to hold cards in a gimmicked case that can do coin tricks.
Another awesome attribute of the Pandora's Box is the fact that you can stick a red ring or a penny or whatever in the case, shake it to show it's there, then pour it out to show it's changed into a different color or coin or object. You can make one colored ring change to another, penny to quarter, or whatever you could want. Awesome effect with awesome reactions.
With the gimmick, you can stick something in a card case, have it disappear after hearing it in the card case, then have it reappear anywhere you want. Super easy too!
There are a ton of other things you can do with the Pandora's Box, but I can't quite name all of them. There are too many. Jay teaches incredibly well, and he even teaches you a few routines that weren't even advertised!! Awesome Gimmick, great teaching, worth 5 stars. You can't go wrong with this item.
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Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on September 8th, 2013
I like it easy to perform can be added to lots of tricks or used on its own .Had to laugh at the disciption specially machined gimmick can't say why with out giving the secret away. But having said that it works very well. Buy it you wont be dissapointed.1 of 1 magicians found this helpful.
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Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on September 6th, 2013
Good Trick does as it says. Had to laugh at the specially machined gimmick though.1 of 1 magicians found this helpful.
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Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on September 5th, 2013
Every thing everybody has said about this is true Little bit surprised when i saw the precesion made gimic but as simple as it is works well easy to do buy it1 of 1 magicians found this helpful.
A Must Have for Any Card Man; Man. Report this review
Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on December 9th, 2016
The times I perform to those other than myself, often times it's a Jay Sankey illusion. At master level Jay will fool the pants of anyone with natural talent and skill and often uses the most simple yet clever means to do it, so don't be swayed by reviews mentioning the simplicity of this gimmick (you get 2 btw). Jay put tons of research and experimentation into turning a card case into an impromptu rattle box and this is the ultimate method.
Using 'Pandora's Box' does require practice to get comfortable with but nothing difficult and he teaches everything about it, plus some outstanding uses for the box. He teaches a visual ring transposition that uses 'Pandora's Box' that tricked my eyes wonderfully. Jay is very generous and fun to watch and goes way beyond the trick at hand when he teaches and discusses it.
He even makes one right there on camera, which is very easy to build. Couldn't recommend more highly
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Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on December 28th, 2013
Its great if you're looking for an easy way to make a rattle box. The dvd quality is good and not too short. I'd buy this again if needed.
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Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on January 29th, 2013
This is a really great product. As Jay says "you already have a card box why not use it." This "gimmick" allows you to use your card box in ways you never dreamed. Now it does not just have to sit there in the way or just hold your cards. Now it can be "PART" of your magic performance. Rings, coins, dollar bills and any small item can be made to vanish and appear or transpose with an item in the card box. And before the item is even in the box your spectator can "HEAR" it inside. Though the box is "gimmicked" your cards still fit inside the box with no problem. Any style of card box. When your cards get to used looking just move the gimmick to a new box, no problem. Takes only a minute or two to trick out your card box and your ready to amaze. This is a great idea and a great way to accomplish it. As always Jay gives you plenty of ideas to work on. Some really nice routines. Thanks for listening.
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