AKM Magic Box is a monthly subscription box service where members receive a box filled with 3-5 magic tricks each month. Each of these magical effects are hand selected by a number of well known magicians. Each month you will receive a box with exciting new tricks to learn and use on friends and family. You'll gain access to a private blog to learn more from people like professional magician Justin Flom. The box ties into Adventures of a Kid Magician, a popular series of books. AKM is a fictional story based on the real life experiences of magicians affiliated with the AKM Box.
Shipping: US - $5.99, Canada - $25
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Without even looking inside the box, I knew this box would be fun! The packaging is great and as you open the lid it says, "Your adventure starts now!".
There is an info card listing the items that are in the box. Each month, you'll receive a secret code that gives access to secret videos on the AKM Box Blog.
JF Red Bandana
This is magician Justin Flom's custom JF Bandana that's only available in special and rare boxes. I'm sure this will come in handy for future tricks.
Pop Eyed Popper Deck
The secret with this deck of cards is that half the deck is composed of assorted cards, and the other half of the cards are all the same.The faces of the same cards and the back of the assorted cards have been specially treated, or "roughed" so when placed alternately in a deck, they stick together in pairs. This hides the cards that are all alike. There are a couple of ways of performing this trick, but basically it's about fooling the spectator into thinking the chosen card has magically appeared at the top of the deck.
This puzzle is more of a brain teaser. What you want to do is get the three pictures to look like the riders are riding the donkeys. It took a few tries, but I figured out the correct way of lining up the cards.
Colour Changing Ball to Jumbo Square
This trick is probably the most fun once you learn how to do it and will leave your audience stumped. The performer takes the red ball and moves it from one hand to the other, closes his fists and asks the spectator to guess which hand it is in. Performer says he will now vanish the red ball and it will appear in his pocket. He pokes the ball into his fist, separates his hands and asks the spectator to select the hand which holds the ball. Spectator does, and a large red 2 1/2 " square rests in the palm of the hand. There is a black ball in the other hand, and the red ball is in the performer's pocket. The video is very helpful to master this one.
In this trick you'll magically make the "traffic" light change colours. It's a sleight of hand trick that isn't too hard to learn. You mostly flip the paddle while rotating it to get the colours to appear to change, but you can do a few other things with it.
AKM Magic Box is a really fun and unique box! My son has shown an interest in learning magic, so this box was the perfect introduction into the world of magic! The tricks weren't too complicated and are entertaining. I enjoyed learning how these tricks are done and love that they give you access to helpful videos. I needed the visual aids to really understand how the tricks are performed. Justin provides great instructions and I think his box will be a hit with a kids or anyone wanting to get into magic! I think $25/month is a fair deal, but wish they could lower shipping costs for those outside the US. The 50% off code is good for probably just a few more days, so use it while you can. You can also order the book, Adventures of a Kid Magician which not only teaches kids magic tricks, but also helps get them interested in reading.
What do you think of AKM Magic Box?