Real World Product Reviews
Reviews from the repertoire of a real working professional!
Issue 21 - April 8th 2015
Real World Reviews
In this issue:
The Medallion reviewed by Jon Jensen
This trick was not on my radar, and even if it was, it wouldn't have
interested me. That is, until a magician friend showed it to me. I
immediately saw the quality of the prop, but I still had not idea how it would
play in the real world. My friend loaned it to me for the night to perform at
the bar. The reactions it got every time I performed it were over the top,
and it is now one of my favorite go to effects.
The Medallion, manufactured by Mystique Factory, is an idea by Martin
Adams. The effect is simple. A small metal pendant, engraved with the
queen of hearts, is examined by a spectator. A card is selected; yes, by
your favorite method. The pendant changes to their selected card while it
is being held in the spectator`s hand.
As we all know, magic that happens in the spectator`s hand can be very
powerful. Sponge ball magic is just one example of this. When the
medallion changes to their selected card while held in spectator`s hand,
you can see the shock and amazement on their face. Even my wife loved
this trick, and that doesn't happen often.
The medallion is expertly manufactured and should last a life time. It
can be examined casually before the trick. I ask the spectator to feel the
engraving as I hold the pendant. After the transformation it can be fully
The trick is easy to perform, I was doing it that very night at the bar. And
as I already stated, the effect is much greater than the effort. It is always
fun to find an unexpected trick to perform, and this has definitely become
one of my favorites. Plus, it takes up almost no precious pocket space.
If you are looking for a trick to perform for your friends in a casual
atmosphere, or a powerful trick for your close-up professional gigs, I cannot
recommend The Medallion more. I have had more fun with it over the last
couple of weeks than I could have imagined.
If you discover a trick that is off the radar that you unexpectedly enjoyed
performing, please tell me about it at firstname.lastname@example.org