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The Xpert by Neil Tobin An Indispensable New Utility Device for Mentalists and Magicians. Highly recommended!
Price: $25.00
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Discover a new utility device, one that's already being used by performing mentalists and magicians who appreciate its understated power and seemingly limitless possibilities. Utilizing the subtle principle illuminated in Kenton Knepper's manuscript, X, and launching it into the next dimension, the Xpert makes possible a wide variety of miraculously direct and virtually sleight-free effects, including:

Out of Body Xpert
A borrowed coin is chosen from a handful of change, marked with a participant's initial, has its date noted, and is tightly held in anybody's hands- yet the performer invisibly extracts the coin; it is soon found in the pocket of another participant some distance away!

Xpert Epic The performer clearly and boldly numbers the blank sides of three postcards one through three. Picking up each numbered postcard in proper sequence, the performer shows the number on top and then writes his thoughts beneath. At the conclusion, all three postcards are shown to have correct predictions and may be given away afterward. No forces necessary.

Xpert X-ed Card
A card is freely selected (no force) and kept facedown while its back is visibly marked with a bold X. The cards are mixed, and the performer not so amazingly locates the X-ed card. But then comes the surprise-although the performer is no sleight-of-hand wizard, he is a mentalist: the X-ed card is turned face up to reveal the words "My Prediction" printed on its face. All the cards may be examined or given away. Instant reset, ends clean, no switches.

Xpert Vampire Hunter
A participant selects and signs a card to represent her in the role of "vampire hunter." To represent a vampire, another card is signed with an ankh, the ancient symbol of the immortal; it is then lost within a packet of cards. The participant inserts here card face up into the packet anywhere she chooses: if she's a successful vampire hunter, the vampire will be found just beneath her card. But when the cards are spread, the vampire card is gone! Yet she's successful after all-her signed card is turned over, and inscribed on its back is the vampire symbol! This card is given to the participant as a truly bizarre souvenir. No specially printed cards, no palming, no swamis.

You receive the staple-bound, 16-page, illustrated manuscript and gimmick.

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Something I never would have thought of. Report this review
Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on June 20th, 2003
There are many tricks you can do with this gimmick. It is more like the many ways a thumb tip can be used. The specs will never figure out the gimmick and it doesn\'t take long to learn some neat tricks with it.
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Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on July 15th, 2003
So I got the Xpert yesterday and upon opening the package I looked at what I received and went... What?? I paid MONEY for this? I could've just used my own and called it a 'utility device'!! Ok.. Ok.. something has to be up with this, so lets read the booklet. Ohhhhh.. now this is kinda cool... so simple.. yet SO effective! Yes.. It's one of those, "Why didn't I think of that?!"

Some may not be too thrilled upon opening the package. They must remember that they are also paying for the secret and the routines, along with the time, and the effort it took to come up with, and then the production of the finished product. Plus, you also get some extra routines on Mr. Tobin's website. I'd almost bet that more will probably be posted.

With properly presented routines I can't imagine anyone having a CLUE how you did them. I haven't performed anything using this yet, but I can already tell that I'm going to amaze people. This device is great for ANY skill level. I must admit that I really like it. You can use this with cards, with coins, with who knows what all. The possibilities are definitely endless. I only wish I had a wonderfully creative mind to come up with those possibilities! Help me out Mr. Tobin. Hurry up and come out with more routines! In the meantime, I'm hunting for some pliers and some suede. It seems I have some coin bending to do. :wink:
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Excellent Report this review
Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on July 29th, 2003
I just received this today and all I have to say is...friggin' genius. This utility didn't quite strike me as all that great when I first realized what it was, but a whole day has passed and the more I thought about it, the more I loved it! I performed it for my brother and he just thought it was good slight. Definitely a novel approach to many different effects. If you get this, look into getting "Epic Flight" by Ben Harris as well. Great job, Mr. Tobin. Huzzah.
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MYSTERIOUS!!! Report this review
Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on August 8th, 2003
First off, I could only give it 4 stars because right off the bat people should know that you can't use The Xpert with Bicycle or Bee Brand Decks. It's unfortunate, because the way I feel about this product is THROUGH THE ROOF! It really is ingenious. It is very VERY easy to use. For those who like the Scotch and Soda effect, you can do it better. Do it with borrowed coins. ANY coins. Read the description for "Xpert Out of Body" Routine. For those who love the Invisible Deck, Re-Read the description for "The X-ed Card" Routine. Imagine using a borrowed deck. One card is marked... the card you predicted! No forces, Any card... Millions of routines possible. Do your research and you'll be more and more intrigued the more you find out what people have to say about it. Don't pass this up!!!
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Xpert Magic Report this review
Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on August 20th, 2003
Read the four routines outlined in the product description. Do they sound like effects you can see yourself performing? If so, hit the 'Add to Shopping Cart' button, and wait patiently by your mailbox. The decision in this one is that easy! I am not one to jump on the bandwagon for the latest flavor of the month trick, but this piqued my interest because people were raving about its uniqueness and versatility. This is one of the best magic purchases I have made all year. It is not a one trick pony, the applications are only limited by your imagination.
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Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on August 26th, 2003
What? only 1 through 5 stars? I can't choose a negative?
I can't believe I paid money for this.... wait.... I can't believe I paid 22 BUCKS for this! I would have been pissed if I had to pay much less.... now I have one xpert for sale or trade. Anyone want it?

Definitely the absolute WORST purchase I've ever made.
Honestly, I would be both embarassed and ashamed to charge money for this, especially 22 bucks.
'Course that's just one man's opinion.
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I like this one. Report this review
Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on August 26th, 2003
I must say, I really enjoy this. It's so EASY yet so hard hitting.

At first I was like: "HUH, this is it? This seems so simple to fool anyone" But MAN does it get great reactions, people just FREAK out!

I use this everywhere I can now. It's great.
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Amazing! Report this review
Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on September 6th, 2003
First off, this can't be used with Bicycle or Bee cards, but that does not matter because there are many other infinate uses for the Xpert.

The Xpert is the essence of simplicity, so some may not like it right when they open the package because they feel that they wasted their money. However, if you look at the routines in the booklet, you can't help but smile and wonder why you didn't think of it yourself.

The Xpert is disguised as a very ordinary object that people will never suspect. People will look at it, handle it sometimes, and they won't notice anything funny about it.

Also, it's always ready to go. Just throw it in your pocket, and you can perform many different tricks. The mothod is also sooo simple - the trick can basically be done before you even start, so you can focus more on your presentation.

When presented correctly, people will think you are psychic. However, when presented incorrectly, you are not nearly scratching the surface of the full potential of the Xpert.

Here is an example of how powerful the Xpert is -

I did the "Out of Body" routine on my family. I built it up a lot, and told a little story about how I was working on something, and I might be able to make a penny in my mom's hand dematerialize just using the heat energy in her hand. I had my mom shake the pennies in her hand and then just hold on tightly. I asked her if she felt something happen. Much to my amazement, she said YES! My sister and dad freaked out when she said that. They were completely fried when I made the penny materialize in her back pocket!

This is definately a great trick, one of the only gimmicks I will definitely use. Also, there are infinate uses for this just waiting to be discovered, whether it be a totally new routine, or a way to enhance a trick you already perform. The Xpert is only limited by your imagination, and the better you present and set up the story and build up suspense, the better the trick will be.

Very nice work Neil, so simple, yet so deceptive that there is no possible explanation... I really like how the handling is so fair and clean.

Definitely one of my few tricks that I will carry everywhere I go.
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+++Xpert+++ Report this review
Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on September 13th, 2003
In a little over a week, since Penguin sent me Neil's Xpert, new ideas and application for this professional, foolproof device haven't stopped coming. You can carry Xpert anywhere, and no one will give it a 2nd thought-- you're always ready to peform an unbelievable bit of magic at a minutes notice. The 4 routines outlined in the instructions are all killer, and they only set the stage for what's to come once your imagination kicks in. When coupled with minimal sleights and "moves", the already remarkable prop can elevate your routines into the Miracle catagory. The simplicity of this device is the brilliance of it, and visa-versa. Highest
Recommendation from an always curious NJ magi. Thanks Neil!
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Very Creative! Report this review
Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on September 25th, 2003
This utility will give you many gifts of mentalism and magic. If you are mad when you open the box it will only be because you are slapping youself on the head saying "Why didn't I think of this?". Well, Neil Tobin did and it's a wonder.

The routines included are very powerful and it only opens the road to create more of your own.
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