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Trick by Mark Shortland ($45.00)

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AmazeBox - magic

Once in a while we come across a trick with a method that is as inspiring and whimsical as the effect it creates. "AmazeBox" is the best example of this that we've ever encountered (think of the wow factor of the best Tenyo items...but this one you can use onstage for hundreds of people). It is simply, elegantly this: a box that switches and forces without you ever touching it. No electronics. In fact, the method is most closely related to origami.

Imagine this: you ask everyone in the audience to write down their favorite song (or first kiss, or three-digit number, or whatever you want) on a slip of paper and drop it into the cardboard box at the foot of the stage. The box never goes out of sight and (truly) nobody touches it. During your show, you invite a spectator to approach the box and open it, then reach inside and remove any slip at random. In the act of opening the box, the spectator unknowingly switches all the audience's papers for an entirely different batch of slips you prepared in advance. Use this to force a favorite song or number or celebrity name. THEN, you can use the information written by the spectators later on in the show.

Mentalists will immediately identify the many, many opportunities this little box affords. It's as light as air, can be decorated or repurposed in any way you like, and is quite possibly the only effect we've produced that is easier than easy. The spectator switches the papers. You don't even touch the box.

We're absolutely thrilled with the ingenuity of this incredible little box, and the way the box is designed and folded makes the switch automatic. It's impossible to fail and, we think, impossible to figure out. The fun, toy factor is undeniable, but true professionals will find this piece invaluable. We are grateful to the creative Mark Shortland for working with Vanishing Inc. Magic on this exciting new release.

"Mark Shortland has created an ingenious and devious solution to an age old problem. Natural looking, hands off in operation and simple to use; this might well be exactly what you are looking for." Luke Jermay
"Amazebox is enormously practical, and is as ingenious as the best Tenyo effects, but built into a stage prop that looks entirely normal" Joshua Jay
"I've never been so excited for a magic utility device in my career! Kyle Marlett
"I’m using AmazeBox in my show. As soon as I saw it I knew that every mentalist and magician could find a use for it in their show too!" Andi Gladwin
"I've performed a Q & A act for over a decade. I've tried so many methods to appear natural and hands free. Bags, boxes, envelopes. This is the most innocent looking method I have ever seen! And completely hands free. I'll take two. When you see something this good, always buy a spare!" Paul Draper
"This is something I would put in my show. Very clever design and practical for working performers. Deceptive and hands-off, what more could you ask for?" Eric Dittelman
"The best gimmicks in magic are the ones who fool you even when you know how they work. When I first saw this I knew what it was and what it did, yet I didn't see it happen! Seemless, elegant and beyond deceptive! Best mentalism gimmick I've seen this year!" Spidey
"This prop is beautifully invisible to the audience. Organic and powerful. I can’t wait to try new magic with AmazeBox!" Justin Flom
"This is one of the most exciting new tools I have seen. It not only is super cool and clever, it's extremely versatile and completely practical. This is something I will use." Dan White

Comes with a 35-minute download of instructions and ideas

Assembled size: 9 5/8 x 6 7/8 x 6 7/8. Pack Flat Size: 25 1/2” x 19 1/8”


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    Torsten asks: Is this the same as amaze box black and amaze box Kraft and if not what are the differences?

    • 1. Marco answers: Black and Kraft are bigger than the original. Kraft looks more natural because of its cardboard color. I own Kraft and would recommend that one.
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    Gary asks: anyone got routines?

    • 1. Vanishing Inc. Magic responds: https://www.vanishingincmagic.com/ebooks/amazebook/
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Customer reviews for AmazeBox



I just received this and OMG! This is so CLEVER! This may have been he best purchase I've mad all year!



I bought this the day it came out and boy am I happy! The Amazebox is truly amazing! There's endless routines you can perform with this! I'm putting this in the show this week!



100% hands down the best billet switching utility I've ever seen! I love this thing!



No review needed! This is perfect!



A true winner! Amazing job! This is going into my show tonight!



The best thing that has came out all year! Amazebox is perfect!



A rating of Excellent is not enough for this clever little box. What little work you have to do to put it together is simple and the video explains all. What can you do with this box I think simpler to say what can't you do. Be you mentalist or magician you owe it to your self to get this.



Love Love Love! So good! Incredibly happy with it!



This is one of the first products in a long time that I have HAD to buy. The trailer made it look amazing, and having received it today, I am even more impressed than i expected to be. I expect this will become one of the classic props in magic, and it should be included in every performers repertoire. Stop reading reviews, and click buy!


R. Lee

The AmazeBox is one of the best devices I have had the chance to work with in the last decade! Fun to play with, easy to assemble, and it allows for a wonderful effect that cannot really be appreciated fully until you have one, I wholeheartedly recommend this on everyone's "Must Have One!" list. If you are a good performer, this will make you look great!

R. Lee Davis, Mind2Mind.ca


Official review from Genii Magazine

From the January 2016 Genii magazine. Reviewed by Danny Orleans

I recommend “AmazeBox” to anyone who does a parlor or stage act. Serious mentalists and performers of mental magic will find this equally useful. It packs flat, can be set up in less than two minutes, and is quite sturdy. Furthermore, its plain white surface is naturallooking, but is open to customization if you wish. I predict if you buy this and actually take the time to work out a routine and perform it, you’ll agree that the “AmazeBox” makes you look truly amazing.

Copyright 2016 by The Genii Corporation.



Amazing, clever, ingenious, perfect.


Lexie L

Amaze box is very good so innocent but simply amazing I really like it so much I’m
Happy I got it and will always use it



Concept is great; however, I felt the quality is not worth the price. I made a homemade alternative for less than half. The thinking is wonderful and I'll be happy to use this for smaller gigs!

AmazeBox by Mark Shortland