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LOOK Review

Official Review

August 4th, 2022 12:05am
Rating:
Reviewed by Doc Johnson
WHAT YOU GET

You get a half page folded in half “booklet” explanation with drawings and links to performance and explanation videos. In addition, you get ten blank cards to make “googly eye” faces. You also get 20 self adhesive googly eyes.

WHAT IS COOL

I feel like I was generous with the rating and I’ll explain why. I really think the concept could be fun, especially for younger audiences. We’ll get into the problems, but first the good parts. The gimmicks works well when used as explained. The idea of having a participant create their own googly eyes face could be fun, yet you don’t have to do this part, You could simply have a googly eyed face ready to perform. You could incorporate this into any routine that you like, to add a fun element, especially for the right audience. This could be a way to take a trick that appeals to adults and to keep the kids entertained as well. This could also be used to engage more females, who on average, tend to like magic less than males. I’m sure what I just said might be considered “horrific and sexist” by some, but in my experience performing magic, that is the case. I have had to learn ways to engage different people differently to keep them engaged. The quality of the props and materials is good. The ad is fair.

WHAT ARE THE DOWNSIDES

The explanations and methods weren’t great. Great magicians know that great magic is in the details.

For example, at one point you pass cards over the googly eyes face and it doesn’t react and they are turned over and placed aside. When the googly eyes face finds their selected card, for no apparent reason, that card is placed on top of the deck and then turned over. That is just bad magic. However, I didn’t downgrade my rating for what could be a special something to add to your bag of tools because of this. I would rather just warn you in this review and urge you to think about your magic more deeply than apparently they did.

Another example is there are some areas where hindu shuffles are used. In some parts of the world, that makes sense. In other parts of the world, that just looks weird and suspicious. Again, I didn’t downgrade my rating because you could simply use overhand shuffles and/or cuts instead.

I did downgrade the rating because while this might have some good potential, you are likely going to need to look to other sources to make this better. If this is the only magic trick you purchase, you might be stuck with some not so great handling.

AT A GLANCE

Skill level required: 3 of 5.
Audience management skill required: 3 of 5.
Performance angles: 360 degrees
Reset time required: You can reset in front of your audience.
DIY time involved in advance: None

VERDICT

I really think that this could be a good addition to a magicians set of tools and it could be used in a variety of ways that are slightly different than what was explained to enhance your magic, particularly for certain audiences, like younger audiences.

Suggestions from the Reviewer

If you think you can work around some of the “not so great” explanations, then this might be a good addition to your set of magic tools.

Available at your favorite Murphy’s Magic dealer

Product info for LOOK

Author: Limin
Publisher: Magic Soul
Average Rating:  (2)
Retail Price: $19.95
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Manufacturer's Description:

Everyone has seen googly eyes on toys before but with this product a magician can employ them in a new and interesting magic trick.
During the performance, the eyes will follow the audience member's selected card just as if they were alive! At the end of each show, both the card and eyes can be given to the audience as souvenirs.
This is an extremely practical trick that is sure to leave a magical impression.

Easy to prepare and perform HD teaching video available online Audience checks possible before and after performance Freedom of choice - personalize the trick yourself! Lovely souvenir for your audience to take home


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