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Monkey in the Middle by Bill Goldman presented by Magick Balay (Download + Cards) The ultimate sandwich effect. No moves. No monkey business. Just pure magic. LIMITED QUANTITY. ORDER BEFORE MIDNIGHT AND GET FREE SHIPPING.
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No moves?!? Yup. No moves.

"You can perform this over and over, and trust me they're gonna beg you to do it. And the more you do it, the less they see." -Magick Balay

So.. I'm floored. Where has this trick been all my life? This may be the most perfect card trick, certainly the most perfect sandwich trick. THEY sign a card. They put 2 jokers on top of the pack. You don't move a MUSCLE. And instantly, their card is between the jokers.

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I feel like a Monkey @#$%$#@ Report this review
Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on January 29th, 2017
First off this is a good trick and I knew how it was done !! But I wanted the gimmick.. Big let down !! the gimmick is not what they claim it is ..by that I mean .. they changed what once was great and now use a very cheap way to do so. and that to me is a big... NO !! NO!! ... after a few uses it failed over and over... Why take something that works and change it ?? If you are going to do that you should reduce the price to match the cheap replacement !! shame on you !! Magik needs to make a new tutorial .. now the cards can not be handled as stated in the demo and if the lighting is not right you will flash !!
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Excellent Trick, Subpar Gimmick Included Report this review
Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on April 15th, 2017
I purchased this at the Penguin Magic Live Expo last week. The trick itself is really terrific, and it seems the more you repeat it, the more baffling it gets for the spectators.

My only quibble is with the included gimmick. I've already made my own from the "old school" traditional materials I had on hand at home, but it would've been nice to be able to play out of the package. Whatever materials used in the provided gimmick do not work as well, as actually cause warping in the gimmick.

I think it would be worth considering going with the "old school" materials in future manufacturing of the trick.
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Brilliant! Report this review
Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on October 3rd, 2016
This trick is practical, easy to do, packs small, and plays big. The method is incredibly clever, yet simple enough to make you wonder why you didn't think of it yourself.

However, there is something you should know -- the trailer description claims that there are "no moves" involved. That's not exactly right; in order to perform this trick, you'll need to accomplish a beginner level sleight. It's a very easy move, but it is a move. Furthermore, if you wish to reset the trick in front of your spectator, you'll need to perform another (equally easy) beginner level sleight.

None of these moves make the trick look any less clean than what you see in the trailer. From the spectator's point of view, their selected card goes in the middle of the deck, they place the Jokers on top of the pack, and then boom -- with no funny moves, their card instantly materializes between the Jokers.

In short, I'm very satisfied with my purchase; Monkey in the Middle easily earns 5 stars.
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Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on November 14th, 2016
Not mentioned here, but if you forgo having them sign the card, (my favorite) you can instantly reverse it and make the selection VANISH, and reappear in your pocket, your wallet, or an envelope, or literally wherever you wish. Cleanest card to wallet in existence!
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Lived up to expectations! Report this review
Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on December 3rd, 2016
A very visual effect. A signed card is seemingly placed in the middle of the deck (manipulation for this is not hard to master) and then immediately the two jokers placed on the top of the deck are spread apart and the signed card is found between them.

The video instructions found at Penguin's web site are clear and complete.

My only issue is that a little more roughing fluid could have been applied to the cards. They don't affix together as they should, even with pressure, all the time.

But that aside, this is a winner!
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Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on October 17th, 2016
I purchased this a week ago. Love the trick. I used it several times on people and got amazing reactions. Easy to handle and the set up is simple. Magick Balay does a great job explaining the handling. you can use this anywhere anytime. You don't have to be a great card handler to do this trick.
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Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on October 8th, 2016
This is a wonderful explanation of Monkey in the Middle. The effect has been around for a long time, but this explanation does an excellent job of covering the basics in handling the cards. It is a very strong effect with very little effort and it is almost a reset for the next performance. Recommended.
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Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on October 26th, 2016
I am a 82 year old amateur amateur with arthritis and carpel tunnel in both hands. I love the MitM but have not demonstrated it yet. I have difficulty lifting the top card so as to slide the "signed" card in, making it look like its going into the middle of the deck however, I am certain I will get the hang of it with a little more practice.
I would not do more than 2 or 3 demo's for the same group. It becomes obvious (to me) that when showing the top and bottom card is not the signed card, the top card doesn't go back on top.
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Absolutely Genius! Report this review
Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on October 13th, 2016
This is perhaps the greatest sandwich effect I have found! Love it! Bought it, and started using it immediately. This is great for beginners and those that have been around for a while. Definitely my best purchase this year!
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Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on October 6th, 2016
Simple, Powerful, Deceiving! I really enjoy this trick. I have to be honest, it truly fooled me the first time I saw it. I thought it was going to be a very, tacky sleight that would take a lot of practice to be able to perform this trick. I was pleasantly surprised to learn how easy this is to perform and I was doing it immediately. I also really like Magick Balay's instructions. I love how he gets right to the point and teaches very concise, practical aspects of the trick with a great "down to earth, in your face" teaching style.
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