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The performer shows a small wooden tube (which is actually two tubes fitted together, one on top of the other) with a slot running through the middle of it. He then places a SOLID plastic slide through the slots in the middle of the tube, thereby effectively preventing a small block from travelling right through the tube.

Holding the tube vertically, the performer drops the block into the tube from the top. THE BLOCK IS HEARD TO HIT THE PLASTIC SLIDE, BUT DOES NOT FALL THROUGH THE TUBE. Mystified, the performer separates the two halves of the tube to reveal that THE BLOCK HAS IMPALED ITSELF ON THE PLASTIC SLIDE.

The block may be examined by the spectator AT ANY TIME during the whole routine. If the spectator wishes, the spectator can also remove the impaled block and plastic slide from the half-tube at the completion of the effect and examine all the apparatus.

Finished in red and black gloss enamels, the complete length of the tube is 2 3/4", approximately 1" square.


1 review for Block-Buster

  1. George Guerra

    A clear FAVORITE of the painted Warner pieces

    When I received this piece, I immediately knew I would like it a lot. The construction of the apparatus and the glossy red colour stood out prominently. After reading the instructions, I knew this would be my favorite of the painted Mini-Magic pieces I already owned.

    I have always liked the block penetration effects. Mel Babcock made me a “mini” version of the classic method in gorgeous Australian Lacewood that I cherish, but this truly mini-magic piece from Alan is a winner. The twists in this little version is commendable. First, the block doesn’t just penetrate the obstacle, it becomes impaled in it. Second, the tube is cleverly and visually one tube, yet composed of two joining halves. And finally, because of the size of this apparatus, doing that something at the end to finish “clean” is not that difficult, thus allowing the entire apparatus to be examinable, if one desires.

    I am so glad I was able to find this now discontinued and rather rare item from Alan’s past for my collection.

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