Trick by Manu Jo (29.95)
A jaw-dropping, visual spectacle that is easy to perform and will even fool your magician friends. This wallet-sized miracle is the perfect EDC.
After letting someone pick a card, you explain how the key to finding their card is written in the stars…literally. You pull out a phone and shine the light through a specially-made card with tons of holes punched into it, projecting “stars” on the wall. This seemingly random array of stars then magically morphs into a one-of-a-kind reveal of their selected card.
"Planetarium is a stunner of a trick; very highly recommended. [It] is possibly the most visual card revelation I have seen this year." Mark Elsdon
The best part about “Planetarium” is that you start and end clean. You can freely hand out the card to be examined with no switches. There’s nothing to find. No matter what they do, they will never be able to make the stars show the reveal again. Both lay audiences and your magician friends will be left completely baffled.
- Very easy to do
- Fits in any wallet
- Use any phone or flashlight
- Projects to a large room
- No flaps, slides, or moving parts
“Planetarium” is an entertaining, surprising, unique, and practical effect that feels much larger than a simple card trick. It has an instant reset and is easy enough for any magician. This fun piece of magic is perfect for everything from casual performances to paid gigs.
Customer reviews for Planetarium
I don’t why I was surprised, but this gets great reactions. Better than I had expected. I love anything that is readily examined. This requires so little practice, it could be performed in minutes. The only thing that would make it better would be another card option or two. The one I received was so good that, after only a week of having it, the projection card vanished itself. (I might have lost it, but let’s not rush to conclusions. I’m still waiting for the transposition). That being said, there will be no hesitation in purchasing a second Planetarium.
Fun to perform. Nice and easy!
George is an EXCELLENT presenter and teacher!!
Works well. I can see my students spellbound by it. I'm a little concerned that the light plastic cover, that I mistakenly removed the first time, will not be up to the challenge of being handled often. We'll see.
Using physics to achieve an effect is brilliant. The only issues for me are the requirements of introducing a deck of cards, choosing one, and the appearance of that card, that everyone has seen projected onto the wall… an obvious card trick. The star card should be the primary focus.
I try to keep forces out of my repertoire as much as possible and eliminating the need for a deck of cards at all makes this a great way to segue into introducing a deck and beginning a few moments of fun and pure card tricks. I love this effect, but will perform it with my decks on the table or in a pocket.
What I’d like to do, with a lot of thinking, a false start or two, begin by writing something down on a napkin and folding it up. Then, produce the star card, pass it around, describe it’s purpose (haven’t thought about that yet), borrow a phone and have that person hold the star card close to the wall (so it’s difficult for onlookers to see), while telling her I’m thinking of a card, and to concentrate on the stars and try to imagine what I’m thinking of. Eventually, the 3 of hearts would vaguely and quickly appear and dissapear, and the accomplice will see it. I produce the napkin, show it to her ask if that’s what they thought of. She says “yes” becomes the hero, and when her friends ask how she did it, hopefully the response is “I don’t know, I just thought I saw it for a split second.”
Because the actual 3H card is never produced, maybe never even mentioned, it becomes something less memorable and can possibly be used again in the future (would REALLY love to use other cards).
For me, this is a perfect effect to attract a crowd and start a show.
Absolutely brilliant. I have never seen anything like this before: it's very clever, and fully lives up to the ad copy: I didn't expect this to be so good! I think this has to be my trick of the year! Sheer genius. Thanks Manu Jo and Vanishing Inc for making this available. I can't stop smiling when I think about how this works!
As magicians we know several ways to reveal a card, but this is definitely interesting to the audience. It is visual and curious. I haven't received my gimmick yet but the method is really clever and practical. I loved it and I am looking forward to start performing it.
Its a must have EDC item. Really loved the simplicity of the effect. It looks like real magic.
This is awesome. I thought the ad copy was exaggerating. But it is truly completely examinable before and after, nothing added or removed. I’ve shown this to half a dozen magicians already and they didn’t have a clue how it was done. A truly new and fun effect. I would like to be able to buy more versions with a variety of different cards and also with non-card images.
What an incredible use of an optical principle to make this work. The video explains how it works and how to perform once the card is “selected”. Two card forcing techniques are also explained. But most who purchase will probably have their own method. What is missing is how you transition with the deck to. Bringing tbe gimmick into play. That you will need to work out depending on how you handle the secret included item. What would be nice is having additional gimmicks to reveal different cards. There is only one unique card that is revealed with this effect at this time. I like it as you have a very very unique way of revealing a selected or thought of card.
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Rembault asks: I already own Stellar by Alchemist insider and it use a card clip, is this a new method to do the effect?
thanks for the help
- 1. Vanishing Inc. Magic responds: This is a new method
Pierre-Ulric asks: Hi there - this looks lovely. The trailer shows this effect performed a couple of feet from the wall/surface with a relatively small projected shadow image. I am just wondering if the effect would still work with the card (and light source) further away from a wall, i.e. so that the shadow projects much larger. It would allow the effect to be performed to significantly larger groups in a parlor/stage setting.
- 1. Vanishing Inc. Magic responds: The further away you get, the blurrier the image will be. This effect is best in close up.
Frederick asks: Is this item available in another version with a different card than the 3 of Hearts?
- 1. Vanishing Inc. Magic responds: Unfortunately, that is the only card.
Chris asks: How or where do we get the replacement gimmick? Not the part with the holes but the thing necessary to do the effect. Mine was lost during a gig.
- 1. Vanishing Inc. Magic responds: Please email our Support Wizards and they can help you. firstname.lastname@example.org
Jim asks: Isn't this a Jason Bird effect?
- 1. Vanishing Inc. Magic responds: This is not a Jason Bird Effect
Patrick asks: I'm not sure if I can ask this here or if it would be too revealing, but can I ask how much (if any) palming is involved? Those of us with small hands always have to consider this. :)
- 1. Vanishing Inc. Magic responds: There is a small amount of palming just to ring the gimmick in and out
Phil asks: Without giving away too much, is this like WOW by Masuda? Now if they sell this where the user can customize with a person's name, image, etc., then it would be more powerful. I like the concept.
- 1. Vanishing Inc. Magic responds: This is not like WOW. There are no moving parts, the spectator can hold the gimmick the whole time and immediately examine it after. Sadly, it is only available in 3H at this time.