Thanks for cluing me into this one, Andy. This is a great utility table that can be used throughout the show, all the while concealing a show-stopping effect. It’s so functional, and so attractive, that it is simply above suspicion.
There are many ways to play the fall-apart feature – comedy, misdirection, mentalism, seance – this is no one-trick pony. It’s the type of prop that everybody should have, but almost nobody does.
One last comment – Jos at Mephisto Magic builds shipping crates that look like furniture, and shipping from Belgium was surprisingly inexpensive and took only 4 days. Can I give this six stars?
Source: Fall Apart Table
Beautiful and Shocking!
As with the other Mephisto items I have this is very solidly made, delivers a very impressive (but not dangerous) shock when required, and is totally innocent looking.
This completes the set of 3 from Mephisto, and very nice they are too!
Source: Electric Chair
Great Fun for younger kids!
This combines the fun of a die box with run rabbit run. Firstly the man in the moon slides from side to side, then he dissappears. However, he does not return to the cloud … everytime the magician looks away he pops his head up. Eventually when they are almost storming the stage you catch him popping his head up!
This plays very well with the under sevens.
Source: Luna Trick
This really is magical!
I haven’t used this for 10 years, but I still love the effect. You start with a small glass of milk and proceed to fill the next bigger one with the previous sized glass. In the end you have filled the jug from the small glass.
Then to top it off you fill every single glass with milk too! Beautiful!
Source: Multum in Reverse
Great Surprise, Nice props!
This is a great little effect, that really surprises the audience! Its a remake of an old Anverdi idea. A card is freely chosen with no force. The cards are shuffled and the spectator is asked to place cards one at a time into the box. As they do this the lid of the box suddenly closes all on its own.
The card in their hand is their card! No force, no switches, they handle the deck as they place the cards into the box and the cards are all different.
Thanks to $link(http://cardsbymartin.com,Neil Lester) for getting me a much more realistic gimmick than originally came with this effect.
Source: Electronic Surprise Box
This is by far the best Fall Apart Chair I have seen. It matches Mephisto’s $link(763,Fall Apart Table) and is very solid. The electronics are undetectable even under close examination. Just beautiful!
(The video does not do it justice since it was a a rubber base floor which really gripped the feet!)
Source: Fall Apart Chair
Ready for a Heart Attack?
Mephisto of Belguim have a fine line of quality magic – this fall apart table and the matching Fall Apart Chair are no exception. This table is so solid you could stand on it if you desired. There is no sign of gimmicks or anything and its radio controlled. So you can use it quite normally throughout your show, moving it around without fear. But when you press that button, watch out! It comes crashing down to the ground with a thunderous sound! This is how fall apart props should be made. Wonderful to play with and a real surprise for the audience.
This table is so solid I had my 21", 75 lb computer monitor on for a three month period when I was moving last year. I can even stand on it (I’m 215 lbs!).
Source: Fall Apart Table