by Sean Goodman
$50 (List Price: $55)
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Since his first release – Genetics, Sean Goodman has made quite a name for himself in the magic community for creating magic that is not only completely practical and useable, but appeals to all skill levels, because his effects are easy to do but look professional and for the professionals wanting to enhance the tricks, he always gives additional routines on the DVD of extra things to do, yet if you are new to magic, none of the effect is lost but just performing it out of the packet. His second release “Tick-Tock” was one of the best sellers for Magic Direct in 2013, yet again, because it was something a little different from the norm. Not one to produce a standard card effect, Sean is back with his third release –
StarStruck… This brilliant effect lets you add a personal touch to your magic by revealing the spectator’s start sign – how could you ever know that? You couldn’t! This is what makes jaw-dropping magic and creates reactions at an emotional level. A drawstring bag is placed on the table, and a business card with all the zodiac signs handed to the spectator.
On the card – against each zodiac sign are three words that describe the characteristics of that star sign generally – this is a lovely way to have fun with the spectator and get others involved to (Sean explains this on the DVD) – you go through the byplay with the spectator about their sign and then direct all attention to the velvet bag on the table. You explain that you knew their star sign before you even met them and made a prediction, you say inside the bag there is a disc, you pick up the bag and reveal that inside is indeed a disc and printed on it is their zodiac sign – you then hand them the disc and the bag for inspection, both of which are completely clean…
The trick has been professionally produced and you receive:
12 specially printed metal discs with the each star sign printed on them
A Zodiac card/crib sheet
A small velvet reveal bag
A large velvet carry
An instruction DVD with clear instructions, routines, history of StarStruck.
This is a perfect effect for any beginner or pro and the beauty of it is that is takes up no space so you can carry it around and perform it off the cuff without it looking too contrived. It requires little practice if you are a beginner and pro’s will be performing it out of the bag. There is so much scope to make it your own, yet Sean’s performance means all the work is done for you, if you don’t want to add your own lines. All the routines are provided on the DVD ready to go.
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