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Ignition (Gun Metal) Review

Official Review

November 25th, 2014 11:07am
Rating:
Reviewed by Doc Johnson
REVIEW

I’m going to break this review into two segments.

First, the routine. In the online video, they demonstrate a routine using the props. The routine is pretty good. It will take a bit of practice, but it is not a knuckle buster. I would say that this is doable at an intermediate level or by any beginner with a bit of practice.

The value in this product is probably not the routine in the explanation, though the routine is nice. I would suggest that the value in this is if you were to purchase additional mechanic coins and use the Ignition routine as a small piece of a bigger coin routine, creating an entire routine that starts with taking one coin off the keychain, then perhaps the coin multiplies into several coins, and do any number of coin routines (of course, you would need to purchase additional mechanic coins and use your own methods for routines with additional coins). Perhaps the ignition routine could be the beginning and ending of a multi-coin routine.

Second, the coin itself. You get two mechanic coins to do this routine. One of the coins is attached to a chain and the other is a regular mechanic coin. If you purchased additional mechanic coins, you could use them in any variety of coin routines. The coins themselves are VERY nice. They are designed to be easy to palm and they slide across one another very quietly. One of the problems with collector coins like morgan dollars or liberty half dollars or newer circulation coins is they were not designed for magic coin manipulation. These coins were. Would an audience have any different reaction to the two different types of coins? Probably not. There are very few coin collectors so they could probably care less what type of coins you are using. With the mechanic coins, you can come up with different ways to explain their origin if that is important to your presentation. I personally use a Kinekt gear ring in my magic. The ring is not gimmicked in any way, it is just a ring that audience members find very interesting. The ring and the mechanic coins make a good combination.

CAUTION

The coins are excellent quality and the instruction is good. The only potential downside is if you want to use mechanic coins in other routines instead of your current coins, and you use gimmicked coins, I don’t know if anyone is making gimmicked coins for the mechanic coins.

VERDICT

Nice instruction, very nice coins.

Available at your favorite Murphy’s Magic dealer

Product info for Ignition (Gun Metal)

Author: Mechanic Industries
Publisher: Mechanic Industries
Average Rating:  (2)
Retail Price: $35.00
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Manufacturer's Description:

Key-ring magic system

This key-ring not only looks awesome on your keys, but can be used to create highly visual and striking magic. Keep it with you at all times to perform jaw dropping visual magic at a moments notice. It fits in perfectly with your existing Mechanic Gear and there's a FREE download video to show you just some of the effects and ideas possible with the Ignition system.

Ignition is perfect for walk around, street magic or at the table, this goes down well at any time and is always accessible. Other magic props and devices can be used in conjunction with Ignition to full effect. There's a lot of scope for experimentation and exploration with this set and we're really looking forward to seeing what you guys can come up with.

Full dollar size coin, 2 great finishes

Using the Grinder Coins as it's base, Ignition is available in 2 finishes; Antique Bronze and Gun Metal Grey. The same premium quality from the coins has been applied to the rest of the key-ring. Every detail has been carefully considered ensuring Ignition can withstand the stresses and strains of everyday performance. A bespoke rivet system has been applied to finish the coin beautifully. This same rivet has been replicated and linked to the spare key-chain you get with the set. This is what really allows the magic to happen! You will also get a spare Grinder Coin with no hole, allowing you to use sleights you already know to create visual and jaw dropping magic .

Works perfectly with other Mechanic Gear

The new addition to your Mechanic Tool-Kit. Use along side your Grinder Coins and take your coin routine to the next level. Create stylised presentations combining all of the various products in the set for a seamless performance your audiences will remember. Ignition is a very flexible utility style prop that is limited only by your imagination. <

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  • Crafted to the highest specification
  • 2 finishes, bronze & grey
  • Spare coin & key chain included
  • Free video tutorial download
  • Fits in with your other Mechanic Gear
  • Available exclusively at Murphy's Magic


  • "I like the practicality of this trick because it packs small enough to go anywhere with you.  You can even put it on your key chain and use it as a conversation starter that turns into a powerful visual mystery before anyone realizes you're doing a magic trick to begin with." - Draven


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