I love the teaching video. I love the idea. I am impressed with the design and the passion of
Magma's creator. But the device simply does not work. At all. Zero. The first one arrived and I
tried everything I could think of, but it wouldn't turn on. Penguin sent me a replacement. That
one didn't work either. I sent it back, and Penguin sent me another replacement which I just
received today. Same problem. Three in a row that don't turn on at all. I would absolutely love to
change this rating to 5 stars if I could just get one device that actually turns on!!! I know what
you are thinking - maybe it is user error. That's what I kept wondering, but look, this isn't
rocket science. You charge it, you slide the switch to on, and you hold in the button. There's no
room for user error. The device simply does not work and I am beyond frustrated with it. Penguin
is and has been awesome, but I can't recommend a product that is defective three times in a row.
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I've got this from another site (sorry), but this is a worker! In addition to its awesome effect,
the beauty is that you can also hide some small things with it. In my case, I hide a coin with it
and make it vanished and reappearing from another place.
My daughter was dumbfounded, and it
has also passed my wife's really keen eyes, which happens not so often. Though I am just a beginner,
I am sure I can perform it in front of a lot of people.
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I love this because it's also a Sanada gimmick. I use it for coin bend, grab a flame from zippo
lighter & spongeballs. Make a red spongeball melt in your fist. The gimmick is noticeable if you
aren't quick. JUST PRACTICE & you'll get great results.
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Great Idea looks great worked once and then would not charge. ;-( hate to port a negative review but
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Did not keep charge, had to return it
Light not bright for classroom setting
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You want to feel like you have super powers?Well this is as close as it gits.You can do so many
different thing with this.First night i had this,i used it 50 times.Just take care of it like
anything else you purchase .I like the quarter bend the best.Been using this waiting tables,and
giving there quarter back bent,has great reactions.Want something different,git this.Im goin git
another one.Thanks Kyle
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Got this in the coolbox for roughly half price and it just doesn't work (I meant to send it back but
I'm too lazy and forgot about it). So disappointed because I like the idea but after seeing others
having the same experience I just would never have faith in this product to be reliable in an actual
performance. I'm seeing this in the coolbox again and I'm writing a review to say buyer beware on
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Yesterday I received MAGMA!!
After one day of playing around with it.....I absolutely love it. I
have load of idea for what I can use magma for and I was able to apply it to my existing card
routine and it made them look even better!! Magma is really amazing it makes me feel like a
superhero, it just looks awesome!
I can't say enough about this gimmick! I can say that I would
give it a well deserved 10/10 and I recommend anyone to go and buy it! It's is well worth the money
and is the best thing I have ever spent my money on for magic, ever!!!
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This is a great utility item. Precision made and so well thought out, that it really can be handled
like a thumb tip. The Sonata gimmick on which it is based is underused by magicians (I use the pure
gimmick for sponges, see Sponge Gimmick Goshman http://www.penguinmagic.com/p/S2778) and better yet
(compared to a TT) unknown to the lay. It predictably fades up and down with ~8 seconds of intense
light in-between. My problem with it is much as has been reported: I had to return the initial ones
shipped before getting one which worked. So, you're taking a chance that you will have to exchange
one or more before getting a working one. If you can factor this [open, re-pack, wait and chill]
into your purchase, you will love the final product. If you need it for the Sunday School show this
coming, well, Sunday, better start praying. Kyle Marlett has an hour long online video, which of
course you can download, during which he goes over technical and presentational details. High
quality video, with useful and IN FOCUS close-ups of the item.
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It is difficult to ditch as the attention is directlt on he hand, not as sturdy as mine fell apart
the first day. I am upset, but the sanada gimmick is fine quality, best one I ever had once the
electronics fell apart and out. Not happy with Penguin on this one, cause looks like I am not the
only one with faulty electronic issues, but mine even more fell apart. But, i have a plan, if i can
get it to turn back on I am hot gluing it to my smokescreen so it can be ditched. Glue some super
strong magnets to this awesome soft sanada and off I go. This idea and effort he put in this
gimmick is still awesome though. I need to figure out where i can find a battery like this and fix
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