builds on the basic idea to use a deck of cards as a flip book, but
rather than animate a cartoon character on the back, the angel on the
bicycle, from the Bicycle back design, starts to cycle towards you, zips
around on the back of the card and finally reveals a card which was
stuck between the wheel's spokes - of course it is the chosen card.
most successful effect of this kind was Dan Harlan's CardToon where a
deck of cards doubled as a flip book. Riffling through the cards one
would see a cartoon magician drawn on the backs find and reveal a chosen
card. This effect was a huge success, potentially it was the most
successful magic trick of all times (my guess, I don't really know).
this better than CardToon? That is probably more a matter of taste than
anything else. The fact that the angel on the back starts to move and
cycle around is a big surprise for spectators. The deck can even be
spread a bit without revealing any markings on the cards. In that sense
the deck allows for more casual handling without giving anything away
before the trick has started.
will receive a specially printed deck and an instruction booklet.
Price £8.00 (plus postage)