Review: Lucky Card by Costa Funtastico

[vc_row full_width=”” parallax=”” parallax_image=””][vc_column width=”2/3″][vc_custom_heading text=”Reviewer: John Teo” font_container=”tag:h2|text_align:left” google_fonts=”font_family:Abril%20Fatface%3Aregular|font_style:400%20regular%3A400%3Anormal”][vc_column_text]This is the effect of Lucky Card.  Performer brings out a card folded into quarters and held on top of a random single playing card with a paper clip.  A spectator chooses a card, signs it and loses it into the deck.  His card mysteriously vanishes.  The performer says the folded card is his lucky card.  It is taken off from the random card, unfolded, and found to be the spectator’s chosen and signed card.  It looks truly magical!

Consider the following points:

The folded card is conspicuously visible before and during the performance.  The deck with the signed card is not brought anywhere near to the folded card at any one time.  There is no awkward or suspicious movement when the clip and the folded card are detached from the random card.  There appears to be no switch of the folded card at all.

You receive the very well made gimmick.  It comes in either blue or red bicycle back – you have to specify which when you order.  The construction of this gimmick is quite fantastic – it allows the switch (yes, there is a switch) of the folded card to be almost undetectable.  The folded card is simply taken off the random card and it is switched – right in front of the audience!  It is also quite obvious that if you wish to perform this routine, you need to be able to do the Mercury or similar card fold.

Other variations are possible.  The paper clip can be taken off the folded card, and the folded card is tossed from the random card onto your hand, and the switch is done.  The folded card can change into a card with different back design.  The folded card can even change into a folded bill, or anything about the size of the folded card.

You are given a password to an online instructional video.  There is no indication how long the gimmick can last before it is worn out.  Once it is worn out, I do not see how the gimmick can be repaired or reconstructed.  You will have to purchase a new one.

This is one of the most visual and straight-forward signed card to impossible location effects that I have seen.  

 

Please support intellectual property. Only buy original. Available from all reputable Murphy’s Magic dealers.

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Ning Cai is a Singapore Literature Prize nominated author, who was also long listed for the Epigram Books Fiction Prize in 2016. A bestselling writer, she is also recognised for her illusionist/ escapologist stage character Magic Babe Ning, and recognised by Channel News Asia as South East Asia's first professional female magician.

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