Skill Level: Intermediate

Mint Box

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82.99


Mint Box by Daniel Garcia

A new design for an age-old plot... and more.

IMPORTANT! Make sure you watch the training before handling the gimmick to avoid damaging it. Uses Red Bicycle back card.

A spectator selects and signs a card. WHAM! It's no longer in the deck! Open up the Altoids box, and show them the folded card inside. The spectator sees you remove and hand them the card to reopen - it's their signed card!

Daniel Garcia, one of magic's most sought-after creators, has done it again with his first magic release in years! One of the cleanest and most natural switching devices ever created, MINT BOX is unlike anything you've ever seen before. Self-contained in a small Altoids tin, the gimmick allows you to OPENLY and INVISIBLY switch a card displayed inside the mint box for a spectator's SIGNED selection... completely surrounded! The mechanics are so good, you'll fool yourself! An instant every day carry!

Includes a Red Bicycle MINT BOX gimmick, the Mint Box Quick Start Guide and access to a 30-minute streaming instructional video from Garcia. Learn the basic routine and multiple variations to adapt to nearly any situation!

Spectators go nuts!

Customer Reviews

4.4 Based on 45 Reviews
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    01/01/2019
    Penguin Magic User

    Great Utility

    I got this in the mail today. After playing around with it for about 5 hours I have started creating my own routine where a card turns to mints then ends up in the tin where it visually turns back into mints and the actual card is whereever I choose to have it appear. I doubt I'll show anyone but its fun to play with. The device itself seems like it will last if handled well. The impossible Card location routine is as shown. this device delivers and works extremely well. The only downside is refills. If there was available cheap refills for ppl who purchased or if danny showed how to build it this would be a 5 star reveiw and well worth more than asking price. while not needing often if used heavily you may need a new one every year or so. Altho the steep price may be because many ppl will try and make them as its a pretty simple concept. Money well spent and a wonderful utility. Thank you Danny!!!!

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    01/01/2019
    Penguin Magic User

    VERY GOOD...CLEVER....BE CAREFUL!!

    OK instead of a 4...id give this more like a 4.5...... The gimmick is great...packaging and teaching great....it IS sensitive and could get damaged pretty easy if not careful. He could have made the part that could get damaged using a stronger material tho so thats my main point deduction. There are a few moves that need coordinating in the routine so along with the sensitive gimmick you will have to practice quite a bit not only to get smooth but smooth and NOT damage anything. Done correctly this is pretty cool. Recommend!!

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    01/01/2019
    Penguin Magic User

    Price is too high

    It works ok , but the price is too high, he didn’t included a spare gimmicks for repairing , and he didn’t explained how to repair the gimmiked box if needed , i'm disapointed , it could be better if he would included some repairing gimmicks for the money that i have paid .

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    01/01/2019
    Penguin Magic User

    Handle with care

    I am a full time working magician. I perform 20 shows a weekend as owner of the Bisbee Seance Room. I put mint box in my show after watching the tutorial video. It made it through 18 shows before breaking. Love the effect, reluctant to buy a new one at $60.

    PM
    01/01/2019
    Penguin Magic User

    Simplicity and effectiveness

    I am a fan of Garcia's work. He has solid methods that are typically workable and fun. Mint Box is no difference. The gimmick is simple, visual, fun, and pretty consistent. Pros: Visual, Fun, Simple, small (in pocket), easily repeatable, and workable. Cons: Fragile, limited information, and cost. The Gimmick: When getting the gimmick, there are several warnings to read the instructions or watch the online instructional video before attempting to use the gimmick, for good reason. The way the gimmick is constructed and how it works is not typical to how similar gimmicks work so you can break it. Garcia does not provide refills or instructions to fix the gimmick. If you ruin the gimmick, which in my opinion, will happen over time, there is no real way to fix it unless you source it yourself. With that being said, the gimmick is quite simple, which I really like. Once you get the gimmick to work and understand how it works, it is a deceptive trick. It looks convincing and it allows super clean shows. He also provides suggestions for fun "Instagram" video tricks which is a fun addition. I like the gimmick's organic look since it is made from a real Altoids tin. It is easy to motivate and easy to carry. The box is not easily broken so pocket management is great. The Instruction: Danny goes over the umbrella information, including the routines shown in the trailer and teaser. The main routine is a solid 2 phase kicker that is pretty easy to do. No real sleights involved except a few basic 101 kind of moves. He goes over each move and explains some variations of how to do it. He then goes over some variations of switching the card for different angles and variations. These are nice to add to that toolbox. The video (an online instruction that you cannot download, unless through penguin) is 31:30 minutes long. It does not go over maintenance, other routines, or other uses for the gimmick. Due to the fact that it does not explain how to construct the gimmick, you are unable to modify the gimmick to fit other routines that may involve money, different cards, or billets. I think options for these would provide more bang for the buck, especially since you are paying 60$ for the routine. Overall: I like this product. It provides a great card to box which can be easily rationalized for performance, the handling is simple and clean, and the reactions are great (since it happens in their hands). This is simple to add to your set and requires minimal new sleights. The downside for me is what you get for this price. I have seen other products come out with more diversity and product than this from other creators costing half the price (or more). In this package, you get the Mint Box gimmick set to go out of the box, a quick instruction guide, and an online instructional video running 31 minutes. I feel that for the price I would walk away with some refills, more (creative) routines, and some cool interesting applications for this. I have heard mention of another Altoid DVD being brought up that is similar. I feel that those DVDs do well in conjunction. You can do many of the same moves from the other DVD with Mint Box that could make the tricks more impactful and impromptu. Overall I rate this an 8/10. Mint Box is an amazing gimmick that is simple and workable, however, it can be damaged and you are out of luck at this time and you are left with only one/two routines to do with this (if you do not count the Instagram video trick).

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