Creator: Mago Larry
Publisher: self published
MSRP: $ 45
Skill Level: all
DVD Run time: 23.02
Type of effect: forcing bag
Manufacturer's Write Up: Mago Larry present's Larry's Bag!
You show an empty bag to your spectator and they confirm that it is indeed empty. Now you ask your spectator to fill the bag with pieces of torn up cards that are laid out on a table next to an envelope. You shake up the bag and let the spectator shake up the bag. Next you ask the spectator to open the bag and take out one of the torn up card pieces from the bag. Now you open the envelope that has been sitting on the table the whole time and pull out a card that has a corner torn off of it. Amazingly it matches with the exact piece that the spectator pulled out of the bag!
Larry's Bag can be applied with newspapers or magazines. You are only limited by your imagination!
Includes an instructional video in English and Spanish.
How accurate is the ad copy? This is exactly what happens
What's in the box? Only the bag utility and the code to download the video.
Key points: You start the trick with the bag empty, no pre-loading. Second, you hand the bag to the spectator and THEY open it and reach in
How are the production values: Filmed in Spanish, if you download the English version it will be dubbed - film is a little dark, not well lit.
Is it well made: This is a great utility, perfect for stage, parlor and party magic. You will be proud of this.
Is it well taught: Larry teaches you 2 effects: a torn corner card prediction and a newspaper tear "word" reveal. Both are well taught.
My thoughts (what I personally liked/disliked): This utility could have many uses, I wish more time and energy was spent on the video - presentation and quality and content seemed a little lack-luster.
Storage? Does it "pack flat?" bag is made of black mesh and rolls up nice and tight, will not take up much room in your traveling case.
Does it "play big?" at it's core - this is a utility that needs to be paired with your ideas and presentation
Difficulty / Skill level required: Easy, anyone will be able to pick this up quickly
How much arts and crafts are involved? None, the utility comes ready to perform with.
How practical is this in the real world? (can it really be done?) Absolutely, although I would argue if you want to start with the bag in the "empty" position - this trick should only be done with small items. If you wanted to load full sized poker cards, you'd have to be creative with how you presented that.
Overall score: let's toss out the traditional score of 1-10 and make this something that we all can appreciate and understand.
X Somewhat Satisfied
_____ Neither Satisfied or Dissatisfied
_____ Somewhat Dissatisfied
_____ Very Dissatisfied
_____ No Opinion
Yes the video is a little lackluster & it's a forcing bag that uses a method we are all familiar with but the effect is strong and extremely well made.
+ Hey do you want to see my full review with even more of my opinions and ideas? Visit this link for my video review: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V5ynXyVXF0w