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Heatwave Review

Official Review

September 20th, 2006 10:32pm
Reviewed by Gordon Meyer
OK, here's the scoop about this product. For your money you get one regular Bicycle card, a blue-backed "melted" card, and single-page of basic instructions. The presentational framework suggested for the trick is that because you've heated the card with a match, the face of it has melted. The handling suggested by the instructions uses standard card sleights that you almost certainly already know, or can find more completely described elsewhere.

Personally, I don't think the card looks so much "melted" as it does "smeared," but nobody is likely to argue the point. This effect gets a reaction similar to any other surprise color change, so if the premise appeals to you, and you don't mind spending $15.00 for a single gaffed playing card, go for it. Personally, I think it's over-priced, under-developed, and not very well executed. But now you know what you're getting, so make your own value judgement.

Available at your favorite Murphy’s Magic dealer

Product info for Heatwave

Author: Peter Eggink
Average Rating:  (1)
Retail Price: $15.00
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Manufacturer's Description:

A spectator selects a card, memorizes it and shuffles it back into the pack. The magician explains that the spectator's card will rise up through the deck and it arrives at the top.

When the top card is revealed it appears to be the wrong card. Next, the magician takes out a lighter, lights it, and holds it under the wrong card, explaining, "Sometimes when you heat the card, it changes." The card is turned over, only to reveal the spectator's selection!

Okay, so far, nothing new. Now read this:

The magician now attempts to change the selection back to the wrong card again. For the second time the lighter is held under the card, but this time the card is seemingly TOO hot, which causes the ink of the card to run! When the card is shown again, the face of their selection has actually MELTED away!!!

Visually and magically, the card is "restored" back in to its original condition and can be handed out for examination!

Reality-twisting and visual card magic from the devious mind of Peter Eggink!

Comes complete with photo-illustrated instructions and the custom gaff printed by the US Playing Card Company.

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