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TBC Box 2 (Gimmicks and Online Instructions) by Luca Volpe, Paul McCaig and Alan Wong- Trick

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After two years of development Luca Volpe, Paul McCaig and Alan Wong are proud to introduce a new advanced version of our Mentalist tool which has been an underground secret weapon of professional Mentalists for more than 10 years now: THE TBC BOX 2.0

Over the past decade many of the world's' top performers have been using the original version of the TBC Box in their live and televised shows and now it is your turn to finally get your hands on this new and improved version which you will treasure and use for the rest of your life!

The TBC Box 2.0 has many features that no other switch box has:

1. Looks like an innocent 'Ikea' style box, something that most people are already familiar with.

2. It is the first switch box that you can assemble right in front of the audience, fully loaded and instantly reset. (It can even hold a full deck of playing cards!)

3. The first switch box on the market that can switch back to the original billets (normally with the classic boxes once the billets are switched you can't switch back)

4. The box is made from high quality materials and is virtually indestructible under repeated normal use.

5. Has a magnetic flap with an identical zipper, so when in the down position it looks like nothing has taken place...the perfect illusion!

6. Extremely lightweight, portable and practical, at only 110 grams it packs super flat and plays huge in any performing situation (parlor, close up and stage and even online!)

Other info:

Measures 14cm x 14cm x 14cm when assembled

Folds down flat to just 14.5cm x 26.5cm x 1.5cm

Chrome plated metal zippers

Material: Nylon taffeta. The same tough synthetic fabric used in making umbrellas

TBC Box 2.0 includes:

1. A top quality, hand-made TBC Box

2. Printed booklet with 12 routines, 3 of which are Luca Volpe's professional Q&A Act routines, that are super simple to do and require no pre-show work. Plus other routines for Magicians and Mentalists like. We also share routines on how to use this versatile prop for online shows!

3. Video download with explanations, ideas and handling tips

4. Files to download for the Q&A Act

5. A block supply of blank billets and a Sharpie marker

All stored for transportation in a professional luxury black travel zipper case

Don't miss the opportunity to own this fantastic mentalism tool!

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Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on September 12th, 2021
I’ve been studying Q&A for some time with the intent of adding it to my stage/parlor repertoire. Having settled on a structure that involves billet switching, I explored various options for “real time” switch and read, switch and “delayed” read, and one ahead. I wanted a switching method that was simple, foolproof and not easily “back-trackable.” There are many great, workable ideas and devices out there, but none of them seemed to quite fit what I was looking for. Some just didn’t look like a “real” container, some were not the right size, and some not able to switch between dummies and participant billets with ease.

After practicing with it for several weeks, it seems that the TBC 2 box is going to fit my needs nicely. It is sturdily constructed, looks like a collapsable storage box that you would find at Target or Ikea, and is the perfect size for around 30 billets (see below). The switching mechanism is reliable and well-engineered, although it will take practice and effective blocking to utilize it properly and with the ease necessary to make it an invisible action. The box does what it’s supposed to very well, but you’ll get the most out of it by handling and practicing with it until its workings are second nature.

The included booklet provides some nice ideas for ways to use the box, it is expected that purchasers will already have ideas and/or routines for its use. The video links provide history of the device and its development, as well as a demonstration of how it works.

I was initially a bit disappointed as the box appeared to be able to hold only about 10-15 billets in the secret section. Any more and the locking feature would not work, at least with my unit. I was using quarter folded half index cards as billets, and they seemed too thick and springy to allow for a lock. I soon realized that even with this being the case, the billets could be used without locking as long as somewhat more care is taken with handling. In this case, opening and assembling the box in view of the audience will not be possible. Upon further exploration, I found that the locking feature will work fine with about 30 2.5” by 3” billets of standard 20 lb paper stock. Some experimentation and flexibility may be required to find the billet size and type of paper that works for you. If your plans require a very large number of billets, this may not be the product for you.

The switching action does create a distinct sound that is not terribly loud, but not particularly soft. I don’t see this as being much of an issue as long as care is taken when blocking and executing the switch.

I haven’t yet used this in an actual performance, but after spending time practicing, scripting, and blocking, I am confident that this will fit my needs perfectly. Based upon my experience with it this far, I can heartily recommend TBC Box 2.0 to those with similar needs.
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Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on August 2nd, 2021
I have the 1.0 TBC and you get two boxes but the 2.0 only comes with the one and that is why I gave it only 4 stars. But I will say I like the locking and zipper upgrades that add that extra special illusion of being an ordinary Ikea box. If you are thinking of doing a Q&A, the TBC does all the work for.
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Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on August 14th, 2021
Great quality. Outstanding design. Rugged. Versatile. What more do you want?
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