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M.P.H. by Joshua Jordan (Instant Download) This will "fry" your spec'tators'!
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"I'll make a prediction: This iconic toy will become an iconic trick."
-Gregory Wilson

"I'm fooled! Very cool concept that works great for stand-up magic. As a solo performer, I love this."
-Justin Flom

"Ingenious and practical. The method is well constructed and totally under the radar. You've hit a home run!"
-Reza


There are over 360,000 different possible combinations in which you can construct a Mr. Potato Head. That means if you had a Mr. Potato Head for every different possible configuration and set them side by side they could encompass the entire island of Manhattan in New York. MPH is a trick where you have your audience member arrange a Mr. Potato Head into any order and configuration they want, and out of over 360,000 different possible combinations you predict the exact outcome.

-Use it for close up and stage
-Full professional script
-Nothing written down
-No stooges or instant stooges
-No assistants
-No switches
-No forces
-No pre-show work.

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It's going into my show Report this review
Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on December 15th, 2014
Let's start with the ad copy.

-Close up and Stage: While this is true, I only plan to use it on stage.
-Full professional script: True but it also leaves you plenty of room to add in your own personality.
-No stooges or instant stooges: True
-No assistants: True
-No Switches: True
-No Forces: For predicting the MPH the audience member has mixed up, this is true
- No pre-show work: Once again, true.

Personally, I love this trick. Joshua has provided a very smart method to make this effect work.

I know some guys are on the cafe were upset about the "reveal" however, there are TONS of ways to do the reveal at the end plus, yes, you can do the reveal shown in the video. That said, there are MANY strong ways to do the reveal.

The best thing I can say about this trick is it's going to go into my show. For $45 plus the cost of of 2 MPH toys and the items needed to make the gimmick, you have a great piece of magic to add to your show for under $80. That's tough to beat!
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Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on December 14th, 2014
This is a case of pure false advertising and shame on whoever wrote the description for this product for blatantly lying to fellow magicians in order to swindle them out of their hard earned cash.

The description reads: "MPH is a trick where you have your audience member arrange a Mr. Potato Head into any order and configuration they want, and out of over 360,000 different possible combinations you predict the exact outcome." Well, that is simply a blatant lie and just not true.

Without giving away the exact method, the truth is and should read something like: MPH is a method and handling [edited to protect secret] such that your audience members MAY think there are 360,000 different possible combinations. [edited to protect secret]

But even the above description doesn't really apply to the closeup and "walk around" version because even a child would realize and call you on the fact that the gimmicked toy can not be completely rearranged as they may want it to.

This download should not be priced more than ten dollars and should not be bought by anyone with even a slightest of training in magic/mentalism unless on sale for five.
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Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on February 15th, 2017
Should of known better, the reveal on video was the best possible ending for the effect and was not the norm for the ending that most will have to use in most cases. Sad he chose to pitch the effect the way he did.
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MPH... Report this review
Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on December 6th, 2014
Joshua Jordan's debut marketed effect is a great one. The video is well produced and the well organized. He explains the effect and the method, but does not get too much into presentation, in that he does not say, "THIS is how you must do the reveal." At first, I was disgruntled, but after some thought, this is a great way to market an effect. However you decide to do the reveal, it will be unique to you. He gives you several ways he has done it as an outline. This way necessitates the magician to have some creativity. He includes his script for the effect, which is sound with built in laughs. I would have like to heard about the response from the audience member after reveal and after the show.

The method is very creative and will necessitate a trip to Home Depot or Walmart for supplies, plus Mr. Potato Head(s). After getting the supplies and routining for my style, it will go into my show. I lecture to nurses, doctors and universities and the by-play of anatomy only is great.

I look forward to more effects from Joshua Jordan. This effect shows his creativity, his humor, and personality well. If you want a unique prediction, this effect is solid.
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Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on December 4th, 2014
I think this will play really well on stage, there is a such hook for the audience, great routine. Great conclusion.

I love the fact this has got me thinking of how else to reveal MPH.

I have to say however, i personally would never do the close up version. Way to risky.

If you work the stage you will love this.

Some will say this is priced too high for a download, however this is probably too cheap. This is a well thought out routine and you can tell it has been worked. There is real life performance footage which is refreshing. For me its time to explore even more possibilities.
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Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on January 22nd, 2015
I really like this effect.

MDH is a real little beauty. Once you pick yourself up a mr Potato head and follow Joshua's instructions on how to get it "Performance ready" you're pretty much good to go. It's a no brainer from here.

I had a couple of questions for Joshua before I performed it, emailed him yesterday and he got back to me inside 24 hours with some answers for me.

MDH is colourful, creative and fun.

Add to cart.
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Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on December 8th, 2014
This is very good.


I'll be to the point, I can't see many negatives. I wouldn't use this as a staple in my show, I would use this if my baggage got lost and I did not have anything, this would be a FANTASTIC trick to have for that.

He teaches a very clever force from Chester Sass but he never explains when its used, so you don't know if it's pre show, on stage, ....

Anyways, the method is clever, nothing amazing but practical. Buy it.
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Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on December 8th, 2014
Few and far between will you come across something that so many people in the world can relate to and that is practical as well: MPH is one of those tricks! Its a trick that breaks you from the chains of knuckle busting sleights and big box stage props, the reveals is limited to your imagination, and best of all presentation opens up a door to a whole new world. Its literally a trick that lets you focus on your magic. DVD and teaching quality is top notch. The script pdf you get as well is a thought out step by step guide. Highly recommended! This is magic on the greatest level.
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Very Clever, Practical and Visual Report this review
Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on December 7th, 2014
I came across this effect purely by chance and I'm very pleased that I did. I'm always looking for effects that are strong simple and visual and that can capture the imagination of a modern audience. This routine ticks all the boxes.
The routine is clever and the script leaves enough room to add your own personality . What you see in the promo is exactly what you get. I've only given it 4 stars because I haven't road tested I yet. But I'm really happy with my purchase and once I road test, I may comeback and give it an updated review :)
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Joshua Jordan's M. P. H. Report this review
Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on December 4th, 2014
Being a fellow IBM Ring #325 member and friend of Joshua Jordan, I wanted to be the one of the first to leave a review for his new release, M.P.H., though, I admit, my review may be somewhat biased!

Joshua is very creative in his thinking, and he has been working on this project for some time. I've had the opportunity to see Joshua perform the effect in person, as well. He has developed a particularly effective method for achieving a "mathematically improbable" miracle.

However, what I think is so special about this effect is that, because of the nature of the props involved, it has such a wide appeal. While it will fit well in a comedy magician's repertoire, it can also provide some visual appeal to a mentalist's act (without compromising the mentalism itself). It also has an appeal to audience members of a wide variety of ages. "Mr. Potato Head" is an iconic toy that appeals to the Baby Boomer generation, as well as to children today (as members of the Millennial Generation & even Generation Z).

There are some items to purchase, and there is some construction and some "craft time" required. However, this effect is innovative and a professional performer could take Josh's M.P.H. idea and make it a memorable effect within his/her show.

Congratulations, Joshua Jordan, on a fun, imaginative effect that provides a great vehicle for the creative performer!
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