"To be persuasive we must be believable; to be believable we must be credible; to be credible we must be truthful."
-Edward R. Murrow
My Name is Jeff Stone, and I've spent the past several years writing reviews for My Lovely Assistant as well as my self-published e-zine, Stone Cold Magic Magazine. In that time and over the course of a few hundred reviews, I've developed a reputation for not pulling any punches when it comes to magic products.
My reviews may even come across as cranky to some. While it's not my intention to be cranky, it is my intention to inform the magic community as a whole what's good and what's bad - in my opinion. My hope is to save my readers a few painful purchases and to help keep that magic junk drawer from filling up.
Of course, I don't point out just the crap. I also point out what's good, again in my opinion. However, keep in mind that I'm not judging the products soley on whether I like them or not. I understand that not everyone has the same taste. I have a few things I consider when I judge a product. In no particular order these are my main criteria:
There are other things, but those are the main criteria.
The bottom line is this: if you want more hype and drum bangin' of your favorite product, go somewhere else. But if you want the truth - at least from my perspective - you've come to the right place. Let me be your guide to through the field of magic products.
|1||How to Make Flash Paper||James Clark||Black's Magic||$24.00||05/04/13|
|2||Bish Bash Bosh||Dave Allen||Smoke and Mirrors Enterprises||$40.00||05/04/13|
|3||Bionic Coin||Unknown||Vincenzo Di Fatta (V)||$24.95||05/04/13|
|4||Vertigo||Rick Lax||Theory 11||$24.95||05/04/13|
|5||Casanova Concept||Steve Haynes||Big Blind Media||$30.00||05/04/13|
|6||Magic of Michael Ammar #4||Michael Ammar||L&L Publishing||$34.95||05/01/13|
|7||Magic of Michael Ammar #3||Michael Ammar||L&L Publishing||$34.95||05/01/13|
|8||Magic of Michael Ammar #2||Michael Ammar||L&L Publishing||$34.95||05/01/13|
|9||Magic of Michael Ammar #1||Michael Ammar||L&L Publishing||$34.95||05/01/13|
|11||Easy to Master Magic Tricks||Losander, Inc.||$35.00||04/30/13|
|12||Remarkable Card Magic (3 DVD Set)||Boris Wild||L&L Publishing||$99.95||04/30/13|
|13||Banding Around||Russell Leeds||Wizard FX Productions||$30.00||04/30/13|
|14||Attack Of The Copper Silver Coin||Cameron Francis||David Forrest||$30.00||04/30/13|
|15||Revolutionary Coin Magic 2.0||Jay Sankey||Sankey Magic||$40.00||04/27/13|
|16||Identity Theft||Jay Sankey||Sankey Magic||$25.00||04/27/13|
|17||Combustion||Arron Jones||World Magic Shop||$31.50||04/27/13|
|18||Tear/No Tear Alternating Pad||Alan Wong||Alan Wong||$6.50||04/27/13|
|19||The Web Illusion Vol 3||Lance Richardson||Lance Richardson||$35.00||04/27/13|
|20||Art of Magic||Wayne Houchin||Wayne Houchin||$35.00||04/26/13|
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