This FANTASTIC illusion is that rare combination of EXTREMELY strong and practical trick, and also an amazing TOY! You know how we've always dreamed of a trick with a Tenyo-like method but with an ordinary prop that would be something you would carry. This is it! The effect is as amazing as it is simple: a signed, selected card appears in a tin of mints. The hands can be shown empty and the tin is examinable immediately afterward. Truly, what more could you want?
We intend to use this as a closer for Ambitious Card, but you can also use it as a stand-alone effect.
Danny Garcia has devised an extremely clever way to alter the mint tin so it can be examined IMMEDIATELY after the trick. The effect uses an Altoids tin just like the ones so many people carry in their pockets daily. This way, the effect is organic, and feels right both onstage, on television, or in a coffee shop for your friends.
OUR TAKE ON THIS TYPE OF TRICK: You've seen a lot card to box effects on the market. The latest trend is a clear box where we see an isolated card before one is even selected. There are even versions out (that we like and carry) where there is no cover at all...just a folded card that ends up becoming the signed selection.
But let us tell you why we PREFER Mint Box to all the others: we believe the element of surprise is critical to a trick like this. And when the card is in full view throughout the performance, it may amaze your spectators, but they won't be as surprised. Some, if not most, will foresee the ending. If you've ever performed a card in ring-box style effect, you know the biggest reaction comes when they SEE that there is a card in the box. It's crazy, but true: the reaction comes when they see A card in the box, because they assume (incorrectly) that the one they are seeing "must" be the one they signed.
The other reason we love "Mint Box" so much is that this one allows for an extremely clean handling. "Mint Box" is making a big splash because of how clever and fun the gimmick is (you TOUCH this thing and the switch happens). But what is overlooked about this product is Danny Garcia's improved HANDLING. He makes it so, so, so easy to do, and provides some ways to use the box as cover to show the hands entirely empty. You will be doing this in minutes.
So that's it. As usual, we are trying to help you make an informed decision about a fantastic product. No hype in this email: just an accurate, detailed description of what you'll receive, and our highest endorsement. We're excited for you to receive this top-shelf product. The instructions, the packaging, and the product itself EXUDES quality. Jump at the chance to add this to your repertoire.