STELLAR is a beautiful little pocket wonder, unlike any other part of your routine.
- You can carry it as an actual card clip, which not only helps protect your cards and makes you
look classy, but motivates the use of the prop.
- It's very high quality, with thick polished
- It's easy to perform once you get the hang of it.
- It produces a unique effect
that compounds the effect of divining the selecting card.
- You can make the stars twinkle
without displaying the selecting card before you decide to reveal the selection. This lets you
weave the prop in and out of your patter to introduce it.
- I would call it completely
examinable. Spectators will lose interest in examining it long before they figure anything out. And
even if they do, they'll still wonder how you/"it" knew what card they selected.
- Can't be repeated for the same spectators. Since the ad copy doesn't explain more about this,
I won't. But if you connect the dots yourself you'll understand how this works. The "pro" spin on
this "con" is that you can get to the point of the reveal by the method and presentation of your
- Weighs about as much as a full deck of cards. I'm not sure how important the thickness
of the metal is to the effect, but I wish it were lighter.
- There's a huge vanity logo for the
manufacturer on the inside of the clip, which could lead a curious spectator to find the secret via
- Some light sources and projection surfaces work better than others, but this is well
explained in the instructional video. Basically you need a single-bulb source (like a smartphone,
small flashlight, or even the sun) and a flat, light surface (like a wall or screen, or I've even
used a dinner napkin held up by a spectator). So it's versatile, but it may not work in every
Given the quality and uniqueness, I think STELLAR is worth the price and I've
enjoyed using it.
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Cons: I should have read the promo better. It is just a reveal and not that good of one. I was taken
by the positive reviews.
It scratches easily and needs to be kept in a velvet bag to keep
it from being scratched. Not well thought out.
Can be done only once per audience.
Pro: It is a card clip
It can easily go wherever your cards go.
I think this
is a bit of a novelty (for magicians) that will soon wear out. I can't see using it in my routines.
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After receiving the Stellar card clip I must admit, this thing is cool! Gorgeous looking card clip
that adds a nice, professional, touch to carrying your deck of cards around. Inspecting it I noticed
Alchemy Insiders did a solid piece of quality work. Sturdy, thick metal with a very nice black
The trick works exactly as described, I've added a kind of astrological
patter to enhance the astonishment. The clip can be inspected, then I use my cellphone flashlight to
show the twinkle of "stars" on a wall or ceiling. The spectator chooses a card, then that same
twinkle of scattered stars morphs into the spectators chosen card. The handful of people I've had
the chance to show have told me its one of my more "beautiful" card illusions. I can't agree more.
The trick is simple to do, took me roughly 10 minutes to learn how to manipulate the clip
while shining the light through, but honestly it'll do all the work for you. I've handed the clip
out for inspection after the reveal and nobody can figure it out, I can't even figure it out lol.
Great prop to carry around with me and use as an actual card clip to keep my cards perfect.
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I just received my Stellar card clip. Wow, is this thing cool. A card clip with a built in reveal
that is quite powerful and unexpected! The first thing you notice is how nice of a card clip it is.
It's made of thick metal and the black mirror finish on it is stunning, much classier looking than
anodized metal. It's as high quality of a card clip as some manufacturers charge at higher prices. I
had a high level of expectation since I've played around with a couple of their other effects at a
convention and this didn't disappoint one bit. The trick is exactly as described. You start by
showing 'stars' by shining a light (It works well with a cellphone light which you can borrow from a
spectator or use your own) through the clip. Then, after a spectator chooses a card, you 'twinkle'
the stars and they morph to form their card. The audience reaction is strong since the stars appear
to animate. I used this for a walk-around event last night and the meeting planner (who has seen it
all she said) reacted with, "that is one of the most beautiful card tricks I've seen." This thing
is a worker's dream since it is an unassuming utility object, easy to perform so you can focus on
presentation, and you don't need an out since it's 100%. . It took me about ten minutes of practice
to learn the knack for how to shine the light through it just right. And then that's it, the clip
does all of the work for you. I've also handed the clip out right after the reveal and nobody has
figured out how it works. People were asking to see my phone (since i use the flashlight) and after
that, I started borrowing other people's smartphones and had them hold the light with my hand on
their wrist. They don't see the simple method because they are too busy watching the points of light
seemingly animate and dance into formation of the reveal. This is not only in my gig bag, I am
ordering a second one for my EDC and back-up like everything in my professional repertoire as a
full-time strolling worker. Alchemy Insiders has become "one to watch" as this effect is an
absolute winner and fits all the criteria of a worker and casual practitioner.
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What a great surprise for an ordinary prop that you would have on you anyway while strolling or at
any time to protect your cards. Does exactly what it says it does with no false camera editing like
sooooooo many videos to sell you magic. Looks even better in your hand than even the video. Can be
added as a final kicker to so many different existing effects. Great polished finish too. Lasts
forever, very well built in a beautiful package as well. If you use a card case then this is a must
have to add to your repertoire. If you don't use one then what a great reason to buy this effect.
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I was very impressed to the point I had to leave a review after receiving the clip. The tutorial is
short but covers everything you need to know to create the best revelation possible using light in
my opinion. I can’t wait to start using this in my walk around settings where it will not only grab
the attention from every table but creates a piece of art that takes up the entire wall or less. The
clip can immediately be examined since there’s nothing to hide or take away. I will be using this!
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Was taken by good reviews. But it's just a card clip with a holes.
But you can't use it as a
card clip, cause it will be scratched the first your walkaround hour.
So it would be ok for
20-25$, but 40 is way overpriced.
Great trick if you set it up well. A great backstory makes a trick all that much better. If you just
have them pick a card and then reveal their card of course it’s going to seem lame. A trick is only
as good as a magician can make it during their performance. With that said the only reason why I
gave this 4 stars is because it cannot be repeated to the same group again. Even though, it still
gets huge reactions
Coming from a Psychological Illusionist that didn't expect a huge response from the simplicity of
the trick (like PK Touch), the audience's reaction proved its worth.
As one of the first
"staged" effects I performed for a recent company holiday party on the outskirts of Chicago, I was
surprised when hearing the gasps & "woah's" behind me as the stars aligned for their big reveal.
Despite my believing a card holder should snugly hold one's deck versus let it slip, the
true purpose behind the gimmick played well and I'll be utilizing in upcoming company and corporate
I received stellar and the product works as advertised. The only thing you may want to be aware of
is that the clip is a shinny, almost black "gun metal".
Originally I thought it was a
shinny silver (which I would have preferred). Regardless, I am happy with the purchase because it
works as expected :-)