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Mental Block by Dan Harlan

The best mind-reading block trick for pros. The props look so innocent, and make storytelling easier than ever before. ORDER TODAY AND GET FREE SHIPPING.
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Dan Harlan is arguably one of the most creative magicians on the planet. When he sets his mind to a time-tested effect, the result is nothing short of jaw-dropping. Forget everything you know about the color vision box because you are about to experience a revolution in remote viewing. Now in a handsome wooden finish, the Color Vision Box becomes one of the most beautiful props in your collection. This is Mental Block by Dan Harlan.

Here’s what happens:

The magician introduces a small wooden box and block to the audience. Both objects are completely examinable. The magician has the audience place the block inside the box while remembering which color is face-up in the box. The magician is instantly able to tell exactly which color is face up. As a kicker, the block completely vanishes. In an encore, the magician is able to divine the identity of any object the audience chooses to place in the box. It’s an astonishing multiphase effect.

The Color Vision Box has earned a spot in nearly every magic kit because it’s easy to do and baffling for laypeople. Dan Harlan’s routine, based around the senses, not only brings an engaging presentation to the effect but also a gorgeous prop that you are going to want to perform with over and over again. The kickers that Dan has added ramp this effect up to be a true closer. The vanish of the block stuns audiences. Being able to use the box to identify other objects makes this a true worker. Plus you’ll learn some amazing techniques that make Mental Block a real fooler. The block has been designed specifically by Dan Harlan to give you number, color, letter, shape, and object revelations. The box and the block are a beautiful wood finish that makes it both a fascinating prop to perform with, as well as the perfect display piece. This is a modern classic that was born to perform. This is Mental Block by Dan Harlan.

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Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on January 17th, 2022
This trick is constructed very well and Dan Harlan explains how to perform it perfectly. It is very easy to learn and doesn't take much practice to be able to perform it well. It is a fun prop and you can enjoy playing with this one. Good price, great product, and it will last for years.
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Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on January 18th, 2022
The box is the ideal size for both close-up and cabaret performing. It is aesthetically pleasing to the eyes and touch and very easy to manipulate. I own several renditions made in wood and this is definitely one of the nicest; especially for the price. Dan's routine is also well thought out, easy to perform and very entertaining. Comes highly recommended.
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Great prop and routine Report this review
Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on March 21st, 2022
I own several versions of this trick and love it but rarely performed it because the props are plastic and look cheap. This elevates it to a whole new level. Plus Dan's routine makes the handling even easier than what I've been doing. All in all a well made prop and routine to surprise your audience with. Plus the price is right for a prop of this quality.
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Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on March 9th, 2022
The is a great effect. The block looks great not like some plastic thing. I think its great. Highly Recommended.
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A beautiful prop and a wonderful take on a classic Report this review
Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on March 8th, 2022
Dan Harlan has done it again! The man knows his classics, but more than that, he knows what makes an effect a classic. The prop is charming, fun, and makes for an intriguing display piece in an office, a home, or in your performance kit. I love that it looks like a child's toy, with shapes, colors, numbers and letters, it gives it a bit more variety in the possible reveals compared to a standard color vision routine. In my honest and impartial opinion, the routine he teaches does have 1 or 2 phases too many, but just when it's just starting to linger the addition of that vanish at the end seriously brings this effect right back up with a bang. Buy it, use it, display it, enjoy it!
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Disappointing colours Report this review
Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on March 1st, 2022
I found the pastel shades of colour disappointing and hard to see in certain light conditions, especially the yellow and orange also the number and letter in these sides should have contrasted with the colour, not plain wood finish.
The box and cube are nicely made and finished and the effect is easy to perform.
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OK, but not thoughtful designed Report this review
Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on February 1st, 2022
The box is nicely made, but the cube is almost unusable in many lighting situation due to its light printing and poor color choices.
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Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on July 11th, 2022
One of my first and favorite magic tricks was tel-a-vision by Royal Magic. As I progressed as a magician, I started getting the fancy, electronic versions of the trick. I never thought I would go back to a simple box and cube until Dan Harlan's Mental Block. A routine built around the five senses rather than the classic mind-reading bit is genius. Now, I'm not sure I'll ever use my electronic version again! The only downside, as many have noted, is the printing on two of the colors. I used a thin sharpie to make it work. It otherwise would have been perfect!
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Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on May 27th, 2022
Very nice prop. Sure, it's the same thing you got in your first magic kit, but this is several steps above that.
Nice routine outlined by Dan.
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Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on March 7th, 2022
I just received this and I am happy with it except for one face of the block. The "C" is almost invisible.I can barely see it at all. Dan admits you might want to take a sharpie and enhance the numbers, especially if you decide to age the cube to match it being a childhood toy. But I think it's poor design. (the "3" is also faint).Make the things so it works right out of the box without any need to adjust i. I do a lot of reworking of props so I will do this, but I don't think I can do much about the color shape behind the C. I guess you could also just use it as is and when you take your peek if you can't see anything you know it's the C. But audience members might also have this problem. I think I will fill in the C with black and maybe the 3 too. And maybe age it all as well. Just wanted to share this initial reaction. Perhaps in future production runs they could make the numbers/colors a bit more visible and solve this problem. I look forward to using this clever routine. Maybe not as versatile and powerful as 4K Color Vision, but a nicer prop for a storytelling approach.
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