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Movemint by Darryl Vanamburg (DVD + Gimmick) Without touching it, a mint rises, spins, flips EVEN VANISHES. All in your complete control. NOW SHIPPING. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.
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The BIGGEST SCREAM Inducing OUT-OF-CONTROL reactions we've seen in a very long time all from an innocent little breath mint sitting in a spectator's hand!
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NOT THAT GOOD Report this review
Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on May 7th, 2013
way to much money for this effect all of the things that come with this are not well made spend your money on 4 effects that you will get much more millage out of stay away from this it will sit on your shelf and you wont use it in real world had a other review bur the site keeps taking it down for no reason???????
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The Best In PK Effects Thus Far! Report this review
Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on April 18th, 2013
My definition of a great PK effect is one that is portable, easy to perform with simple functionality (how it works), and allows other effects unrelated to PK to be performed. By my definition Darryl Vanamburg's Movemint is a great effect.
Movemint can be performed standing or sitting and surrounded. Any table or even surface will suffice for performance, and a spectator's hand can even be used. For a greater effect, several of the included effects can be combined to be performed on both a surface and a spectator's hand. Other PK effects restrict you to be sitting down or be performed on / over a table. While those effects are just as astonishing as Movemint, Darryl and Paul Harris score two extra points in that Movemint uses a familiar object: a mint. Mints are small, innocent, and, obviously, edible. Nothing is more powerful from a PK effect when the spectator can keep the object that was used effect much more eat it! The other extra point goes to being able to vanish the mint in a clean, innocent, and sleight-free manner.
Darryl discusses and demonstrates several different PK effects that can be performed separately or combined. He also explains in detail different variations of having a mint melt through a glass table. Each effect is quick in performance time and simple to execute however, performing them without thought and plan on presentation would ruin the "wow" factor. I would suggest developing a presentation that would convince a person or audience that what they've seen is real versus a magic trick. I feel this effect is too powerful to be introduced as a magic trick because most people (skeptic or not) will always conclude that the effect was accomplished by trickery even though they have no clue of the secret. My point is, if a perfectly planned out presentation leaves the audience in believing that what you demonstrated was real (no trickery involved - no mention that it was a magic TRICK), Movemint will do more for you than you can imagine.
Now, despite all this there are a couple things I think should've been better. The mint used is Peppermint Dentyne Ice. They're small square shaped hard mints contained in a small box. Darryl includes a pack of real Peppermint Dentyne Ice and a gimmicked mint box resembling the real box. Darryl explains a version that allows the audience to examine the mint box using simple sleight. I've searched four Wal-Marts, two Targets, a Ralphs, a Walgreens, an Albertsons, and three different gas stations for this same exact version of Peppermint Dentyne Ice to no success. The only places you can buy this same version is Amazon.com (comes in a pack) and online magic shops as what the instructions say. I wish Darryl used a more popular version of Dentyne Ice mints. For some performers this may not even be a problem because you may not even have to refill your gimmicked mint box. If you end every performance with making a mint disappear, there's no need to replace the mints (nothing for the audience to eat). But it is a different story if someone asks you for a mint in the end.
Another thing that could've been better is the gimmick used to animate the mint; it should've been smaller. Darryl includes different versions of the same gimmick. Each gimmick is constructed in a particular way to help retain, conceal, and use the gimmick but I find it more of a nuisance to use this part of the gimmick. The gimmick can still be retained, concealed, and used easily without using this constructed part of the gimmick. However, again, I wish the gimmick was smaller.
This is without a doubt an amazing effect. Albeit, I don't think the price is justified. The secret is the same as most PK effects so you're really not paying for a brand new secret. Movemint introduces a new, and in many ways, improved version of PK effects. The reactions I received are off the wall amazing which essentially is probably worth the $100 I paid for but five starts would've been given had it been less expensive.
Overall, I highly recommend this effect. It doesn't take months of practice to master it, and (for the lack of a better word) even advanced beginners can perform it.
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Very good but needs tweaking Report this review
Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on April 20th, 2013
This is a very good effect and you can see a tremendous amount of thought went into the innovative gimmick construction. Like any new idea it takes a lot more time and work to perfect.
Here are the problems I experienced. 1-The gimmick only comes in 1 size so if you have small hands it is more difficult to work with. 2-The gimmick is not stabile enough as it tends to tilt in the box making it difficult to load as in the DVD. 3-There are a lot of items to orient i.e.. position of mints, gimmick etc. Would have been helpful a simple PDF diagram. It would have saved a lot of time skipping back to track it.
4-Much of the handling is not difficult with the exception of "advanced" section where the mint stands on edge before the spin. This will take a lot of practice for most, however if you are creative you can make the mint do many more movements so I do not see that as a problem.
Lastly the secret marking on mint is very difficult to see in dark lighting conditions so I suggest alternate methods of what to do when you cannot see the secret marking as I eventually discovered.
When these issues are corrected my review will jump up to 5 stars as its very clever and effective.
Movemint by Darryl Vanamburg Report this review
Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on May 1st, 2013
Initially, I though this was a little pricey, but after I got it; I understood. A lot of creative engineering went into this illusion. It is also very versital. I even cover the mint with an empty class and do a couple of amazing routines. I had one spectator who knew it wasn't a real mint until I pushed it over to him and told him to eat it. He is still talking to himself (I think?). Save your money for this one. It's worth learning.
Ended up selling it Report this review
Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on December 9th, 2013
I ended up selling mine because I never found a "right place" to use it. I think that's part of the problem. If this is something you see yourself using a lot then go for it. It's extremely well make and the gimmicks are awesome.
There were some things I wasn't 100% on and I carried it around for a few days but didn't deviate from my normal sets. I think it's a great trick and because everything is so well made I can see why it has this price tag. I just personally couldn't justify keeping it on me with how little I used it.
Darryl and Uday made something very cool and there are a BUNCH of handling ideas (David Penn had a cool routine for it). The vanish is also amazing. I cannot give it above a 4 star rating because I won't use it (i sold it) BUT it's not that I didn't like it. It just wasn't for my environments or cliental.
Also for those having trouble with the "glue" as it was a problem for me. Try using double sided tape. It doesn't last as long BUT it's a much stronger hold than what was supplied.
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Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on May 4th, 2013
This is beyond being a perfect effect. It is simple yet complex. Fun and exciting. When I opened the box I smiled. When I took the gimmicks out I laughed with delight. This is a well thought out and designed set. I love it. What more can I say?
Pretty clever, but not as easy as it looks Report this review
Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on April 26th, 2013
The gimmicks are well made, and the idea is clever. Darryl explains all the moves on the DVD pretty thoroughly. What attracted me the most about this trick was making the mint stand up and be able to spin it, however, it is not as easy as it looks on the video. It will take a lot of practice to be able to pull off that move everytime.
Great Effect Report this review
Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on May 1st, 2013
The thought process that went into preparing this piece of magic is wonderful. Relatively simple to do with a little bit of practice, there is at least one routine that you can do right out of the box that freaks people out. The only thing I didn't like is the way the promo made this effect look. First off, you cannot move the mint and then let someone just pick it up and eat it as was clearly shown on the demo, (also noted in the description where there is an option to do it without touching the mint). This just isnt a reality. All in all a great effect, but they didn't give many routines, however, with a piece of awesome like this, the sky is the limit with your creativity.
DON'T SPEND YOUR MONEY ON THIS Report this review
Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on August 27th, 2015
This trick is WAY overpriced. The effect isn't even that cool. It's just a mint spinning. Wow. Cool. Don't waste $100 dollars on this. The people I showed this to weren't all that impressed. Save your money.
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Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on August 30th, 2015
This product is in my opinion the best PK effect on the market. Heres why:
It is completely self contained, start clean, finish clean. No need to strap any magnets on, just drop it in your pocket and it's ready to go. What makes this so special is the spectator can eat the mint at the end of the effect, It uses a brilliant self contained switching method that is 100% convincing.
You do not necessarily need to make the mint move exactly as in the video The surfaces can influence the motion so you need to be creative. I got mine to spin like a frisbee on the flat side across the table. I modified the gimmick handling in order to use a PK ring. I use the ring anyway so that works for me. This product delivers exactly what it claims. How many PK effects do you know that you can perform in swim suit? With this you can.
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