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74 of 77 people found the following review helpful
on November 5, 2006
This item was bought as a birthday present for my 8 year old nephew and it was a big hit. The instructional CD is exactly what's needed to help the younger children learn how to perform the tricks!
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51 of 53 people found the following review helpful
on December 27, 2007
I bought this for my 10 year old son. He can do many of the tricks very well. The dvd is great for teaching. I only give 4 out of 5 stars because the tricks on the video are the easy ones and only about 10 of them, the other 90 tricks are in book format and alot harder to perform. The quality is great.
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52 of 56 people found the following review helpful
on January 16, 2008
My 12 year old son is very interested in learning and performing magic tricks. He googles magician web sites that show instructional videos on how to master tricks, mostly with cards. Honestly, these web sites are for adults as well teenagers and he is able,to my surprise for his age, master many of them. I was worried this would be a bit young, but I found him to really enjoy it. He didn't stop playing with it until he mastered every trick and did it a few times over, 3 days worth maybe. If he was younger, I imagine it would have longer lasting power and if he were an organized person he would be able to use them again, but there are many parts and they become scattered everywhere from his tree fort to his pants pockets in the laundry. Overall, for the money and the enjoyment it gave at his level, I would buy it again.
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19 of 19 people found the following review helpful
on December 31, 2009
We bought this toy for our 7-year-old son because we were trying to find an alternative to video games, legos, rescue heros, etc. This fit the bill perfectly.

It is a basic magic kit complete with magic wand, props and both written and video instructions. The items themselves are not fragile but should be kept from younger brothers and sisters who could easily destroy them or lose the pieces.

The DVD is key to having younger kids understand the tricks. The guy on the video is clear about how to do the tricks and it was much easier for my son to do the tricks once he had seen them on the video. He tried using the written instructions but definitely needed adult help with those.

This is a great toy for developing some critical thinking skills and bringing out some early public speaking skills.

We have had it for a week now and he has used it 3-4 times. I think over time it may be something that he pulls out once a month.

Overall it was a great price to try something different than the usual.
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19 of 22 people found the following review helpful
on October 4, 2010
This magic set has what any good magic set should: a full set of easy, simple and well-presented tricks. Beware of magic sets that are too "showy"---they usually contain a bunch of toy gimmicks that anyone can see through and lose their appeal quickly. This set has two classic tricks, the "Peter Rabbit" sponge bunny trick and the "Cups and balls" trick, both of which are simple and fun. The rest are well-designed, true magician's tricks that utilize props rather than toys. That is important, because they teach the two most valuable assets to a magician: showmanship and sleight-of-hand.

Because the set inherently teaches those two things, a full book of tricks is included to expand on the principles the set demonstrates. While a lot of the tricks in the book aren't covered in the set's props, they use easy to get household items, with a few exceptions such as magician's wax. But between the props and the book, any magician, from beginner to amateur, will gain something from this set.

I recommend it for ages 9 and up, for the patience required for the learning process.
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
on January 6, 2009
My daughter was showing interest in doing magic tricks. We got her this for Christmas and she loves it. The DVD that comes with it had her doing tricks within 30 minutes of opening the box. The tricks are pretty good, It's fun to watch her put on a show.

I wish the durability was better, but all toys seem to be cheap junk now. Overall, it will work for it's intended purchase. It just won't be something that will be passed down to younger siblings or anything, I don't think it will last that long.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
on December 29, 2011
This was a Christmas gift for one of my 7-year old nieces. Yea, it's got a lot of little parts! So before letting them shred and spread parts all over the house, start with the DVD first! Her and I sat down and watched the DVD until a couple of the illusions caught her interest, and that's where we started. We worked on those two tricks first until she had them down. We'll continue learning new illusions as she masters the previous, all the while I explain to her the importance of not breaking or losing any of the pieces.

The DVD is fun to watch and each trick is easily explained. The included props in the box are fairly well made and wonderfully detailed. The props are large enough to be shown to an audience, but small enough for smaller hands to master. The illusions themselves are quite convincing!

At 7-years old, my niece still lacks the hand dexterity for perfect slight-of-hand which accidentally causes her to give away part of the secrets. She does practice and at each session improves a little more. However, I can see where a set like this would be way too much for my 4-year old to understand or even do. If your child is in that 7-year or older age, then this is a great item to buy and certainly worth the money.
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7 of 9 people found the following review helpful
on July 13, 2012
I got this for my 8 year old grandson. In general, he's had some fun with it. There is a trick in the book and on the video where you make bunnies multiply. Unfortunately, the little spongy bunnies were missing from the kit. Also, since this kit is geared toward children, I think the fake thumb should be a child sized one, not a large adult size. The video was fun to watch and does help a lot in learning the tricks and how to interact with the audience as you perform your magic. The book included some pretty neat and simple tricks needing no special props at all. All in all, not a bad buy for the money.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
on January 17, 2010
This was a great gift for those interested in doing magic tricks. Most of it was for a child over the age of 10. My grandson's hands were still too small to preform many of the slight of hand tricks.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on February 2, 2012
I bought this for my daughter's 8th birthday. She spent the entire first day playing with it, watching the DVD and learning tricks. It has been almost a month now, she is still playing with it regularly and enjoys showing her new tricks to anyone who will watch! There are quite a few tricks in the kit, which is great. The quality of some of the items is a bit poor and some items could easily be broken or damaged. But for a child who is old enough to take good care of it, I highly recommend this magic kit.
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