The Dragon Has Landed!
So perhaps my favorite impossible illusion from my good friend Alan Warner is the Siamese Ribbon. It was the first item I ever purchased from Alan some 36 years ago and still amazes me to this day.
It looks like a miracle. You cut the ribbon cleanly in front of the spectator – in fact the spectator can cut it if you want; they can clearly see the two pieces both inside and outside of the box. You then close the front door and at all times can see the ribbon dangling from either side of the box. You pull the ribbon from one side of the box, and the ribbon at the opposite goes in and out comes a single ribbon again. The box can then be opened and it is also empty. It is an amazing effect to see and yet it is simplicity itself to perform. Truly a cut and pull miracle with no funny business and nothing is added or taken away.
For a few years I have been asking Alan to create a new version in teak and when I was visiting him and his talented wife Mignon at his home last week he totally floored me by presenting me with this first completed version of his latest release. It is an amazing beauty and proves that Alan continues to shine even after all these years of creating mini-magic miracles. If you don’t have any other Warner items then this would be the one to get. If you are already a collector then there is no way you can pass this up.
A true miracle. Highly Recommended for everyone who appreciates fine miracles that they can actually perform.
Source: Siamese Ribbon Special Teak Edition
Classic Clever Warner!
So Alan has two new releases for 2013 and they are both beauties. This one is a mental item with some lovely colored plaques of fruit.
The spectator can choose any of five pieces of fruit, with no force and each time the magician reveals that he had predicted in advance their choice. Yes this is a multiple-out effect, but unlike other similar effects this offers a free choice of five items, not three or four, and the revelations are much less convoluted than some I’ve seen in the past.
When I first opened this I thought great colorful props, but nothing too surprising here. Then I read on and I thought ah very clever! You really can give them the choice of any of the five fruits with no counting from left or right ruses. I think you will be very happy with this well priced mental effect .
This reminds me Alan Warner has many amazing effects available directly from him and most of his prices are still great value for great magic and craftsmanship you are getting. So check out some of his older items too on his first site here.
I’ve seen many versions of the Ed Massey effect Ribbon Fantastique and liked many of them because it is such a clean effect. However, this new version by my good friend Alan Warner is easily my favorite. It looks better than his early painted version, which was also a beauty, and thanks to the clever use of two plaques instead of one the effect is really quite remarkable.
It works basically the same way as the original, but now the spectator can choose either of the plaques and that is the only one that penetrates the shoelace and frame. Also because this unit is much smaller than the traditional versions it is easy to carry around and perform close-up.
If you don’t know how this works you will be very pleased as the method is simple and diabolical and a fooler for sure. It is instantly reset and there is nothing added or taken away.
I really love this new release by the Master of Mini-Magic: Alan Warner! If I have one complaint it would be: it is too cheap!
Highly Recommended for performers and collectors everywhere!
Source: Thru-N-Thru (Teak)
Forty Years of Mini-Magic Mastery
I rarely get a chance to update my site these days, but I’ll always find time for my good friend Alan Warner. It is a special treat receiving a new item from Alan, and this particular item in celebration of forty years of Mini-Magic is extra special.
Forty years is a long time to stick to anything and I would like to say that Alan has just got better with age and experience. This new version of one of his earliest teak pieces is a beauty to behold. The mechanism is smoother than the original and works 100% of the time.
But there will only be 15 of these beauties created, so if you are thinking about it $link(http://warner.qualitymagic.com/?html=moreinfo&xname=Spirit%20Cabinet%20II target=_blank,contact Alan now).
Highly Recommended for Collector’s everywhere.
Source: Spirit Cabinet II