Color Vision, the name does not seem like anything special, but this magic effect has surely been seen by countless audiences.
Inside a small box is a cube with six different colored sides or dots. The magician knows which side is facing up seemingly without looking inside the box.
It was invented by Martin Sunshine in the 1930s (and the inventor of the Center Tear) nearly 100 years ago and has won two awards for his invention.
It could be said to be a classic among the classics.
Because of the extremely simple and ingenious principle, it is loved by many mentalists and prop makers, including the famous Japanese magician Mikame.
Now, as a result of a collaborative effort by TCC Presents & Conan Liu Magic Co., this time-tested classic is recreated. We present - Dice Vision!
Effect: An antique-looking dark-colored wooden box and wooden die is shown. The magician turns his back to the audience and asked an audience member to place the die into the box with any number facing upward. The magician then determines the number selected by the audience member by listening to sound or by telepathy, without opening the box.
It can be presented as mind-reading, clairvoyance, extrasensory perception, etc, and is an extremely ingenious, clever, and deceptive peek.
The wooden box and lid are made of black walnut, and the inside and outside are hand-waxed with oil; the die is the color of unstained wood (with rounded corners); the dots are carved into the block and colored black (not stickers or printed).
There have been other makers who have made colored blocks and miniature versions, however, they are mostly made of plastic. There have also been wooden versions larger than a Rubik's Cube. Conan Liu Magic Co. and TCC have brought to you a rarely seen all-wood version in an ideal size for both close-up and stand-up settings.
Size reference (measured by hand, please allow for a slight margin of error)
* The size has been determined after numerous research. It can be comfortably operated with one hand and is suitable for both close-up and stand-up settings.
* An ancient method of nearly a hundred years ago, extremely deceptive;
* Full set includes:- Wooden box and lid, Wooden die, Online Instructional Tutorial by Conan Liu.
This is a beautifully constructed upgrade from the old "color vision" effect. Top quality workmanship and the use of a die (as opposed to colored cube) is innovative. Tutorial is excellent, as are all the TCC instructional videos I have seen. Two minor issues to consider: one- an observer may believe magician is opening the box and feeling the indentations in the die to diagnose the answer. Perhaps making the die with printed markings would enhance the mysteriousness of the effect. Two- the tutorial uses a method where the box top is placed on a side of the box relative to the (behind the back) hand. In my experience it is easier to replace the top on the side of the box closest to the magician's back.
Le bois est top.
La boîte est belle.
La vidéo d'accompagnement est très bien.
La boîte de livraison est très solide. L'objet est bien protégé pendant le transport.
Très contente de mon achat super prix
Beautiful version of a classic trick. Well crafted. Love it!
On the upside, it’s quite a handsome prop. The lid is oversized which really helps to perform the secret maneuver with one hand, smart thinking. The die looks great and has a patina that gives it a respectably age look.
On the downside. They supply a numbered dice, which has some benefits but it is dimpled. A thinking spectator may deduce that you somehow lifted the lid and felt the die. Not the answer, but a plausible solution, which with practice can be mitigated.
My biggest concern is the the lip on the lid. I believe the greatest routine for Color Vision is Marlo’s. It is excellent, truly. He has a wonderful display called the optical move. Normally, the move is a cinch, but with this box it is risky. I’ve managed it, but you have to toggle the box a bit to get it just right. It’s possible, but a bit risky. Had they made the lip just a tad longer it would work 100%.
All in all, the price is terrific for such a handsome prop.
Should you guys choose to do a 2.0, listen to me. Go back to a die with smooth colors on the sides. One with poured resin being optimal. A second die with the same color on all sides for a socko hands off finish. Stretch the lid lip by about 4 millimeters.
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