Pandora's Box (DVD) by Jay Sankey $25.00
Available at http://www.sankeymagic.com
Dealers purchase from Murphys Magic Supplies, Inc. (916) 853-9292 http://www.murphysmagicsupplies.com
The package also includes the necessary special something to build a couple of her boxes.
My only other exposure to Jay Sankey was through the book Sankey Panky. I could tell then, this was one very clever elf!
Pandora's box is a new, to me, idea for a whole slew of effects.
Jay provides you solid:
Directions on how to alter your card box into a great utility device and numerous applications/ideas for the new gizmo.
He also teaches excellent examples of basic sleight-of-hand transfers that look so good it brought tears to my eyes. He has a great touch on this most important of all sleights. I doubt he even meant to be so damn good at this point in the DVD. But I'm starting to gush and I haven't even told you what the darned thing does.
You take a completely normal deck of card out of it's case.
Your card case is now a rattle box. You can shake it and it sounds as though is has a:
Ring, coin, bottle top, condom, Halloween candy . . . whatever the hell you want thingy that rattles about in the box.
You have complete control over whether shaking the box makes it rattle or not.
That doesn't impress you? Silly magician . . .
Elf-man gives you grunches of applications. If you have a brain you can dream up your own. The Gaffing Process you subject your case to, allows you to put palmed objects into the case.
You vanish a . . . borrowed ring. Cleanly then you pick up the card case and shake it. Ohmigosh it rattles. You then open the flap and pour the ring out of the card box. The sound our fellow Sank-meister has found is perfect! This little magical gnome of Jay-ness really understands how to place pauses, the moment the magic happens into context and actually teaches some solid ideas about timing. Where the hell did this hobbit-looking guy come from?
I gotta get out more often.
This is clever. If the idea appeals to you go get one.