In my Jim Stott’s Ultimate Magic Kit Review, I’m going to break down everything you need to know before buying. Let’s get into it…
Magic Kit: Jim Stott’s Ultimate Magic Kit
Best Place to Buy: Amazon
WOW Factor: 10
Difficulty: Easy to Intermediate (10+)
Magician Rating: 8/10
Magic kits for kids are a great gift idea!
This particular magic set is (in my opinion) the best magic kit for kids learning magic who are looking for more of a challenge than is provided in a lot of other magic sets.
Don’t get me wrong; most magic sets have some great items at good value for young children, but at the same time they can be quite obvious and probably won’t fool many adults.
This kit is the exception.
Within this magic set, you’ll find quality magic tricks that, whilst being simple enough for kids to understand and enjoy using, are actually very fooling and will blow people away when done right. This kit would even be a good gift for adults too; you’re never too old to get into magic!
Today I’ll be covering:
- What the Ultimate Magic Kit is
- Where You Can Buy It
- What Is Included
- Some Cool Extra Magic Kits Also Made By Jim Stott
What is the Ultimate Magic Kit?
Within the Ultimate Magic Kit you get 7 different magic props (all very good quality). Unlike most other magic kits, you don’t get a whole bunch of cheap tricks but rather a few really great ones! In my opinion, the payoff is definitely worth it.
The other important thing to point out is that although you get less physical props; once you put together all the varying effects Jim teaches you to do, you can do over 350 different tricks! So there’s no limit on how much you can learn with this set.
PLUS, Jim also gives you access to his secret website where you can learn hundreds more tricks using the props from the kit!
Here’s a great video of Jim himself walking you through the kit and the tricks included. Have a watch!
Where Can You Buy This Set?
The best place to purchase this magic set is through Amazon. It’s in stock at the moment but I know that in the holiday season it’s likely to dip in and out of availability, so if you’re considering buying it as a gift you should probably act now!
In no particular order, here are the tricks provided…
Who doesn’t want to learn how to make objects float in midair?
This is a really cool trick that will enable you to take a playing card, or even a dollar, and make it levitate. I know that when I personally was younger, making a card float was always what I pictured when I imagined magic.
In fact, it was when I saw an uncle performing the floating card illusion that I first decided I wanted to learn magic- that was how impressed I was!
Of course, this won’t be the BEST levitation device out there (the best cost upwards of a hundred bucks) but it’s still great value for money and a fun trick for people of all ages.
Magic Card Box
I’m sure we all had a go with one of these when we were younger.
You take a playing card and place it inside an ordinary looking box (about the size of the playing card). You say the magic words and when you open up the box, the card has disappeared.
But that’s not all!
You close up the box and reopen it a second time. The card has magically returned!
This is one of those tricks that can be performed right under someone’s nose without them realizing what’s going on. It makes for a great piece of ‘carryable’ magic; magic that you can easily carry around with you and pull out when the occasion calls for it.
The explanation is very simple and can easily be mastered by children, so no need to worry about any difficult ‘sleight of hand’ or anything like that!
This trick box, on top of making cards appear and disappear, can transform one card into a completely different one. For example, I might put the King of Spades in the box and yet when I open it find the Queen of Hearts.
The only downside to this effect is that since it is such a popular piece of magic, some people may already know the secret. But I’m sure that isn’t something your child will be thinking about!
The Three Rope Mystery
Rope magic is often overlooked by people, but it is actually really fun to do.
Within Jim Stott’s Ultimate Magic Set, you get a set of magic ropes that will let you perform a mind bending routine in which three ropes of different sizes are somehow transformed to the same length.
In this baffling trick, the magician displays three ropes one at a time, demonstrating that they are CLEARLY different lengths. One piece of rope is super short, the next medium, and the last one is long. The magician simply runs the ropes through his hands and before you know it, each piece is the exact same size.
But that’s not the end of it! The magician runs them through his hands again and when he displays them for the second time, they have reverted right back to their original lengths.
Nope. This trick is a simple one and can be accomplished with just a little practice.
Sponge Balls might look like nothing more than, well, sponge balls, but they’re actually one of the most powerful magic props in this set!
I personally always carry a set of sponge balls around with me wherever I go, since I know firsthand just how powerful they can be. Within this magic kit you get four sponge balls, and loads of different tricks to do with them are taught within the instructional booklet.
One of the coolest goes like this:
The magician takes a single sponge ball and places it in his open hand, which he closes into a fist. He instructs you to keep an eye on that hand and make sure he doesn’t do anything funny with the sponge ball within. He takes the second sponge ball and places it in the spectator’s hand, and instructs them to close their hand too.
They squeeze as hard as they can to make it impossible for the magician to do anything with the sponge ball within. But it’s too late; the magic has already happened!
The magician opens his hand to display that the sponge ball that was previously hidden in it has disappeared! The spectator opens their hand to discover TWO sponge balls; the other ball has somehow traveled through the air and into their closed fist.
This might sound like it should be a super tough sleight of hand trick, but in fact you only need to know ONE move. Jim Stott teaches that move within the kit!
Once again, you’re going to learn a CLASSIC of magic here. The secret vanishing device Jim Stott includes in this magic set is the very same that magicians have been using for decades (maybe longer!).
This device is going to teach you how to make a silk handkerchief appear and disappear using nothing but your hands! You’ll also learn to (with nothing in your hands) literally GRAB salt out of the air and pour it. If you’re a fan of America’s Got Talent, you might have seen a magician called Smoothini.
You might be shocked when you first discover the ‘secret’ behind this trick but trust me when I say that it is a classic for a reason. The sky is the limit with this Vanishing Device.
If you watched the video by Jim himself that I included earlier, this was the trick he opened it with (with the vanishing handkerchief). Looks great, doesn’t it?
This is what, for me, makes this magic set so great. Jim manages to make the magic easy to understand and learn but doesn’t underestimate how capable children can be and so includes some REAL magic tricks that are used by working professionals day in and day out.
Pen through Dollar
This is a cool looking effect where a pen is stabbed through a dollar. I know, the title of the trick did kind of give it away. But it isn’t just that (anyone could stab a pen through a dollar); when you pull the pen out you can show that there is NO HOLE in the dollar.
It’s completely unharmed, despite the fact that you literally just had a pen poke straight through it. How cool is that?
This is a great trick to take around with you; you’ll find all kinds of places to pull it out.
Bored in school? Impress your friends my pushing a pen through a dollar and then repairing the hole.
This trick isn’t quite as professional as the others, but nonetheless it’s still a great little effect to have handy. Plus, more than anything it’s FUN.
The Svengali Deck is a trick deck of playing cards that will enable you to perform the following illusion:
The magician displays a deck of cards and flicks through the cards to show that they are all different. He invites the spectator to select a random card by saying ‘stop’ as he cuts through the cards.
The magician returns the spectators chosen card to the middle of the deck. He says the magic words and reveals that the card has jumped right up to the top of the pack!
Not only that, but the magician turns the cards over to reveal that all the cards have magically transformed into the randomly selected card!
The Svengali Deck is a great trick deck for beginners and is ideal for younger children.
These are only a few of the tricks you’ll learn as part of this kit; but I hope this demonstrates just how high the quality is.
Jim Stott has managed to put together a magic kit that manages to find a balance between making magic tricks accessible and simple for children to learn whilst keeping the magic itself very fooling and impressive.
AND, it’s priced very fairly.
What does Amazon have to say?
The customer reviews on Amazon are an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars, with over 250 people contributing.
You can buy this magic kit on Amazon.
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Jim Stott’s Ultimate Money Magic Kit
Magic Kit: Jim Stott’s Ultimate Money Magic Kit
Best Place to Buy: Amazon
WOW Factor: 8
Difficulty: Easy to Intermediate (10+)
Magician Rating: 8/10
This magic kit is all about…you guessed it.
Magic with money has always been a great way to get awesome reactions from an audience. Why?
People LOVE money! That’s the simple answer.
Plus, people tend to always carry change on them, so there’s a good chance you’ll be able to do some magic with their stuff too!
This magic kit contains the following tricks:
This is a really fun trick that will definitely win you friends. Picture this:
The magician takes an ordinary piece of paper and slowly feeds it through two ordinary rollers. The paper comes out on the other side, except there’s one little difference. It’s now money! Now, once you buy this set you’ll realize that there is a simple secret to this trick and unfortunately, you won’t be able to print unlimited money. Still, no one else knows that!
This trick might be a little too simple for some but there’s no denying that it’s a fun one.
Coin Through Glass
If the previous trick was too simplistic for your tastes, you’ll like this one; it relies more on classic aspects of coin magic like misdirection and sleight of hand.
The magician shows you an ordinary coin and an ordinary glass. Turning the glass upside down, he taps the bottom of it with the coin to show you that it is indeed solid. There’s no way through; it’s solid glass!
Despite this, the magician is still able to push the coin all the way THROUGH the glass! This is a classic of coin magic and Jim Stott provides a really great take on it here.
These are only a couple of the available money magic tricks, there are loads more in the set, such as…
- The Flying Coins
- Nickels To Dimes
- The Imperial Coins
- The Ultimate Levitation System
- And more!
As part of this kit you also get access to the ‘Bible’ of coin magic; Modern Coin Magic by J.B Bobo. If the idea of tricks with coins appeals to you but you feel the tricks included in the set aren’t advanced enough, here’s the solution to that problem. This book contains ALL the sleights you need to know to do coin magic that is on the same level as the masters of the craft.
I hope this was useful to you; both the Ultimate Magic Kit and the Ultimate Money Magic Kit are great products and you won’t really go wrong with either of them!