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Monkey in the Middle by Bill Goldman presented by Magick Balay (Download + Cards)

The ultimate sandwich effect. No moves. No monkey business. Just pure magic. LIMITED QUANTITY. ORDER BEFORE MIDNIGHT AND GET FREE SHIPPING.
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No moves?!? Yup. No moves.

"You can perform this over and over, and trust me they're gonna beg you to do it. And the more you do it, the less they see." -Magick Balay

So.. I'm floored. Where has this trick been all my life? This may be the most perfect card trick, certainly the most perfect sandwich trick. THEY sign a card. They put 2 jokers on top of the pack. You don't move a MUSCLE. And instantly, their card is between the jokers.

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Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on October 3rd, 2016
This trick is practical, easy to do, packs small, and plays big. The method is incredibly clever, yet simple enough to make you wonder why you didn't think of it yourself.

However, there is something you should know -- the trailer description claims that there are "no moves" involved. That's not exactly right; in order to perform this trick, you'll need to accomplish a beginner level sleight. It's a very easy move, but it is a move. Furthermore, if you wish to reset the trick in front of your spectator, you'll need to perform another (equally easy) beginner level sleight.

None of these moves make the trick look any less clean than what you see in the trailer. From the spectator's point of view, their selected card goes in the middle of the deck, they place the Jokers on top of the pack, and then boom -- with no funny moves, their card instantly materializes between the Jokers.

In short, I'm very satisfied with my purchase; Monkey in the Middle easily earns 5 stars.
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Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on November 14th, 2016
Not mentioned here, but if you forgo having them sign the card, (my favorite) you can instantly reverse it and make the selection VANISH, and reappear in your pocket, your wallet, or an envelope, or literally wherever you wish. Cleanest card to wallet in existence!
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Lived up to expectations! Report this review
Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on December 3rd, 2016
A very visual effect. A signed card is seemingly placed in the middle of the deck (manipulation for this is not hard to master) and then immediately the two jokers placed on the top of the deck are spread apart and the signed card is found between them.

The video instructions found at Penguin's web site are clear and complete.

My only issue is [redacted to protect secret]

But that aside, this is a winner!
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Great Idea - Value questionable Report this review
Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on January 23rd, 2018
First of all the idea is great and most magicians might know what it is all about. Great reactions too and if you know how to handle the audience you can end let's say kind of clean. I don't think the audience would "feel" if there is a difference between the cards.

The reason i ordered it is, because for the price i expected at least a few more gimmicks, not just one. For that price you could create it yourself multiple times.
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Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on October 26th, 2016
I am a 82 year old amateur amateur with arthritis and carpel tunnel in both hands. I love the MitM but have not demonstrated it yet. I have difficulty lifting the top card so as to slide the "signed" card in, making it look like its going into the middle of the deck however, I am certain I will get the hang of it with a little more practice.
I would not do more than 2 or 3 demo's for the same group. It becomes obvious (to me) that when showing the top and bottom card is not the signed card, the top card doesn't go back on top.
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Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on October 17th, 2016
I purchased this a week ago. Love the trick. I used it several times on people and got amazing reactions. Easy to handle and the set up is simple. Magick Balay does a great job explaining the handling. you can use this anywhere anytime. You don't have to be a great card handler to do this trick.
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Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on October 8th, 2016
This is a wonderful explanation of Monkey in the Middle. The effect has been around for a long time, but this explanation does an excellent job of covering the basics in handling the cards. It is a very strong effect with very little effort and it is almost a reset for the next performance. Recommended.
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Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on March 30th, 2019
It is a great trick, looks clean, no funny moves, it happens right in front of their eyes. I will definitely be using this trick in my routines. Only reason I gave it a 3 star, is that you could make the props yourself for a few dollars, not difficult. A little overprices for what you get.
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Great concept... lousy gimmicked cards Report this review
Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on May 2nd, 2018
Like the title says, the concept of the trick is great... but the jokers that were included with the trick were absolutely, positively useless. I don't think they were anything other than standard jokers out of a just-opened deck of bicycle cards! I had to go out and purchase the necessary "stuff" to make the cards work. They should cut the price in half and sell it as a simple download... that's basically what I got anyway. :(
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Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on April 17th, 2019
I like the effect looks great, definitely will use it. reason for the four star it is a bit overpriced for what you get.
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