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FADEAWAY - magic

"You've just taken the best trick deck in the world and made it better!"

  • David Regal

"I absolutely love this! It's fantastic! Amazing!"

  • Steve Valentine

"Fresh and visual! Chris has created a serious piece of eye candy. I imagine that, for the first hour or so, you'll do the trick for yourself over and over - and amaze yourself over and over."

  • John Bannon

"Looks super cool!"

  • Jon Armstrong

Imagine a deck of cards S-L-O-W-L-Y fading from normal to totally blank!

Ralph W. Hull's Mental Photography Deck is considered one of, if not THE greatest tricks decks of all time. Now Chris Philpott (creator of The 100th Monkey) has modernized it to create a slow-motion, hyper - visual transformation from a normal to a blank deck!

There are a number of different routines, such as starting with a blank deck, starting with a real one and even finding a wrong card (Error 404: Card Not Found) which causes the deck to crash, leaving only their chosen card!

Easy to do!

No sleight of hand needed!

Detailed video instructions.

Bonus: short videos that teach some easy-to-learn sleights that you can add to the routine, taught by Steve Valentine, Apollo Robbins, Paul Green, Michael Rangel and Tom Frank.

"The classic version of this trick was one of my favorites. Chris has given me a reason to do it again with new thinking and new effects that could never have been done before. And it's no longer the one trick you get out of the box - Chris has developed even more effects that you can do with this one deck of cards. Where was this when I was a kid? I'm glad it's here now!"

  • Johnathan Levit

Customer reviews for FADEAWAY



This is really cool deck, not sure why it isn't more popular. I'm gonna have fun on social media with this deck, it has a beautiful visual effect and also easily fools laymen. This should get more recognition for sure. If you love dribbling cards, you'll certainly enjoy this deck.



I absolutely love the Mental Photography Deck and use it frequently in conjunction with David Regal's Sudden Deck, for a complete blank-to-printed routine. So I was really excited to hear about this as an advancement of the MPD principle. It is, I suppose, but not by much. It adds a different option, sure. With this, you can add a softer finish, with printed cards slowly fading to blank in the hands. Is that a stronger ending? I'm not sure. I don't think the reactions have been as great as showing a more immediate change to blank. This deck limits you to just a few cards you can show as fully printed and they by necessity sit in a certain position in the deck. So when you perform that classic MPD cut to printed card, you do so at a limited - and slightly awkward looking - position in the deck. By his own admission, Chris isn't 'a card guy' so perhaps some of the handlings just look a bit unnatural because of that.

There's a fun 'crashed deck' routine made possible by Steve Valentine's idea of a 404 Card Not Found card. I've tried this and it's fun to perform, but it feels very throwaway compared with the strength of the original nudist deck. I think I'll stick with the performance Daryl taught all those years on his excellent MPD DVD. Why fix what isn't broken?


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  • Matthew asks: Can you also perform a regular Mental Photo Routine with this showing full blank cards or only the 'fading' version? Thanks

    • 1. Vanishing Inc. Magic responds: Yes, it is possible to perform a Mental Photo Routine with this deck.
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