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AmazeBox Black by Mark Shortland A professional mentalist's dream come true. LIMITED SUPPLY.
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"This prop is beautifully invisible to the audience. Organic and powerful. I can't wait to try new magic with AmazeBox!"
- Justin Flom

"This is one of the most exciting new tools I have seen. It not only is super cool and clever, it's extremely versatile and completely practical. This is something I will use."
- Dan White

When Vanishing Inc. released the original AmazeBox last year, magicians across the world immediately recognized the countless uses for such a clever utility prop. Since its release, it has been used on some of the largest stages in the world by thousands of magicians, including a number of famous performers.

The AmazeBox, if you haven't heard, is a revolution for switching billets and playing cards. Spectators write, say, their favorite movie on pieces of paper and then drop it into a small cardboard box. You never touch the box; someone comes on stage, opens it up and randomly selects a billet. It is always your force billet.

We received two important pieces of feedback from the professionals that used AmazeBox in their show: they'd like it to contain more billets, and they'd prefer it to be black rather than white.

Not only is the AmazeBox MUCH bigger (it can hold 200 slips of paper instead of just 30), but it is also stronger. Steel plates between the cardboard ensure that this will last MUCH longer and is better suited to travel, and the new matte black color means it will blend in perfectly in any environment. After weeks (yes, really!) of re-designing, we have now made it so it fits back into its packaging, so you can transport it flat wherever you go. The box, when flat, it will fit in any large suitcase.

With the AmazeBox Black you can:

- Switch up to 200 billets
- Perform surrounded
- Travel anywhere
- Have a fail-safe method for switching paper, playing cards, and more!

In a 45 minute, online video, Mark Shortland takes you through everything from assembling the box, to routines and more. If you have a place for the original AmazeBox in your show, the AmazeBox Black will change everything!

"I've performed a Q & A act for over a decade. I've tried so many methods to appear natural and hands free. Bags, boxes, envelopes. This is the most innocent looking method I have ever seen! And completely hands free. I'll take two. When you see something this good, always buy a spare!"
- Paul Draper

"The best gimmicks in magic are the ones who fool you even when you know how they work. When I first saw this I knew what it was and what it did, yet I didn't see it happen! Seamless, elegant and beyond deceptive! Best mentalism gimmick I've seen this year!"
- Spidey

"Mark Shortland has created an ingenious and devious solution to an age-old problem. Natural looking, hands off in operation and simple to use; this might well be exactly what you are looking for."
- Luke Jermay

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Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on April 1st, 2017
The AmazeBox is pretty imgemious in my opinion, it is absolutely and completely deceptive. I really do love this very clever utility item!

So why only 3 stars? First, one of AmazeBox's greatest assets is also (IMHO) one of its greatest weaknesses - it's made of cardboard. Cardboard is not that durable over time and can easily become damaged in the hands of spectators. This is not an inexpensive item to replace, so I do worry about its durability over time. I've used mine about 25 times or so thus far and it still looks fine, but age and use will definitely take their toll at some point. I just wish there was a less costly way to replace it than to pay full price each and every time.

Second, I really dislike the Velcro system used to hold down the flaps. Mine keep ripping off the inside of the cardboard, as the Velcro is so strong that the pads themselves rip off the box before the Velcro detaches from itself. I might try replacing with a magnet or something, but at least for me, the Velcro discs have not been very good. In fact, this problem has a lot to do with contributing to the first problem I noted (I.e. The relative flimsiness of the cardboard).

Finally, this isn't a complaint about the box per se, but the instructions refer to a protective sleeve for the box once it is taken apart after a show. I never received such a sleeve.

Again, I do love this item and I use it quite a lot. There are probably solutions to the relatively minor concerns I have mentioned, but until those are resolved, my super-enthusiastic rating of "5" must for now remain a "3."
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Amazing, but construction problems Report this review
Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on April 25th, 2017
I LOVE this product! This utility item has so many potential uses and I am very excited with what it has to offer! The only negative in a long list of positives is the construction. I have had issues with, and have heard others in the same situation, who have had misalignment issues with the gimmick. This may require some arts and crafts time at home. I, for one, am not great at it, and my small adjustment has not solved the problem successfully. Overall, very happy, but i wish that the gimmick was done to exact specifications.
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Need to send the proper setup directions Report this review
Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on April 20th, 2017
FYI - You will receive instructions to setup the ORIGINAL (smaller) amaze box. While the instructions will work, there is a fundamental issue in which your new Amazebox will bend, where you don't want it to.
DO not follow the directions if you're watching the setup video that has the white box.

Other than that - it's a good piece. Although mine is now damaged due to use without the additional elements that come with the black amazebox. Expensive box to be sitting on the shelf when broken.
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Brilliant! Report this review
Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on April 23rd, 2017
Good quality material. Very sturdy. There is some arts and crafts work to put it together for the first time, but nothing too difficult. A must buy for the stage magician and mentalist.
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Great Effect and Excellent Trick Report this review
Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on April 10th, 2017
Love it but hate it.
Love it because it's an amazing concept and ingenious method and fun to use.

Hate it because I hate putting things together. I hated art in school and hate using take, scissors and stuff. Very annoying to have to buy more stuff to assemble it.

Not sure how to get around that. But I just stink at it.

So with my lame art skills aside, this is an excellent product and as I said, amazing concept.

Great job. Just wish I had a friend to pay to put it together for me.
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Amaze Box Report this review
Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on March 30th, 2017
I am always skeptical when you have to assemble the gimmick yourself but in this case the instructions were clear and the pattern for the trick was superb. The box gimmick works as advertised and if you do mentalism this will replace your change bags and envelopes for stage and parlor magic. I really like this device and it works perfectly.
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Amazebox Black by Mark Shortland Report this review
Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on March 21st, 2017
When I received the Amazebox I was thinking,"This seems mighty cheap and weak." The fact of the matter is that these qualities actually make the box more believable. Constructing the box was not difficult,but you should be extremely attentive to detail. I am amazed (pun intended)at what the box will hide and hold. There is a point when opening the box that I found a split second that didn't seem quite right. It was just a quick flash of the inner panel. I've let all of my close family watch me open and close the box and they never noticed a thing. So, I am not at all concerned. There is one very interesting part during the demonstration and assembly video that completely freaked me out. You'll see what I mean. Overall, I love this thing and I believe it will an amazing device. Let your imagination run wild with this one. It's sweet !!!
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Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on March 7th, 2017
Mark Shortland just finished a week at the Magic Castle. I just saw his final performance there Sunday night and he was awesome. Besides being a top-flight magician he's an amazing inventor! This not just the AmazeBox, it's the AWESOMEBox!
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