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Captive by Jimmy Strange and Merchant of Magic
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Imagine having the ability to harness the power of your own mind or even that of your spectator's mind.

Well, now this ability is in your hands.

Jimmy Strange is proud to present his latest effect, CAPTIVE.

With CAPTIVE, you are able to do the impossible. You take the cap off your everyday working Sharpie. Place the cap down on the table or even isolate it under a glass. Then, just by focusing either your mind or the spectator's mind on the cap, something amazing occurs. It will start to move, slide, and then fall over, making anyone who sees this phenomenon jump with amazement.


Suitable for beginners to Pro's
Use your everyday working Sharpie
No refills required
No invisible thread
No magnets
Easy to perform
Resets in seconds

CAPTIVE includes a bonus effect. Full routines taught in video download, and 2 bonus card routines.

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Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on August 23rd, 2017
While there is some clever thinking at play here, unfortunately Captive is not something that will play well for me.

A few things to note when deciding.

1 - The cap is "dirty" after falling, meaning it is critical that the performer and not the spectator retrieve it. Afterward, it "could" be handed over for casual inspection, but I don't believe would stand-up to any real scrutiny.

While I typically stray away from allowing examination of props, this is already on the table and they will be inclined to reach for it, particularly in small groups. Audience management is a must, and I'd strongly recommend placing it under a cup as seen in the demo to help with this.

2 - The reset is not something that can be done within eyeshot of anyone. It is not complicated, and is pretty quick, but will require a degree of privacy to perform..

On the upside, if you can get past those negatives, the big positive is that the angles are very good.

Also worth noting is that mine came almost dry, to the point that the internals would need to be swapped out to use it.
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Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on August 25th, 2017
The cap can't be examined (not before, not after the effect). After falling over there is likely something visible on the cap that shouldn't be there! Better perform in a dark environment.
Angles are a factor.
I'm not gonna use it.
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