Wolf Magic’s Run Wolf Run – Quinlan’s Inside Magic Review

run-wolf-runChance and Shelley at Wolf's Magic report their latest hand-made masterpiece, Run
Wolf Run
is in very limited supply. 
Their presentation of the classic kid-show effect was released to the
buying public seven days ago but may already be out of stock.

So if you want to buy this effect, you need to head to their
web site, www.wolfmagic.com, now. 

You can take the time to read this entire review before
placing your order but don't.  You will
want this effect and you don't want to be shut-out.  Order your own Run Wolf Run now, then come
back to read the review. 

This review will be here
but the first run of this great trick may not.

Run Rabbit Run or its ilk such as Run Dragon Run earned a
place in the kid-show trick line-up years ago. 
Some magicians swear by it, others swear about it.  Played properly, it is a fine sucker trick
along the lines of the Sucker Sliding Die Box or Hippity Hop Rabbits.

The kids will scream, point, get bothered, become agitated,
and hopefully fooled. 

Perhaps because the effect is considered a classic, several
manufacturers have produced their own versions over the years.  The dealers all produced essentially the same
trick; differentiating their version based on price alone. 

Price competition does little to foster innovation or
encourage high quality construction.  The
versions on the market ranged from average to poor quality in construction, and
equipped with a merely functional gimmick.

The effect, after all, is just another sucker trick for
kids.  How much effort, innovation, or craftsmanship
is needed for kid-show props?  The likely
audience will not notice (or if they notice, probably won't complain) the
differences between the character running and the one produced as a finale. 

Similarly, who cares if the audience knows
how you control the rabbit character's running? 
It's a sucker trick, after all. 
It's a sucker trick for a bunch of kids. 

Apparently not everyone received this message.

Wolf Magic apparently made a conscious decision to produce a
version of this industry standard, charge substantially more than its
competition and to invest a considerable amount of time, creative talent, and
thought in the production.

Why?

Why would Aston Martin, Ferrari, or Rolls Royce offer their
high-quality vehicles in a market flooded with cheap cars?  

It is not a stretch to claim Wolf Magic is the Rolls Royce
of our industry.  Their products are not
for everyone.  They are high-quality,
well-built, and expensive in comparison with offerings from the mass-marketers.  But their props will last through generations
despite being used in every show.

Chance Wolf - Run Wolf Run
Wolf Magic's Run Wolf Run carries on in the young company's
proud tradition.  The graphics are
professional and attractive, the prop is built with the highest quality workmanship
and materials, and the routine actually makes sense.

Forget your experience performing or watching Run Rabbit
Run
Run Wolf Run is related to Run
Rabbit Run
in the same way an Aston Martin DB9 is similar to a Yugo. 

Let's look under the hood:

The prop itself is machined from an aluminum finished
material with the colorful graphics protected with an enamel baked finish –
hardly the Masonite construction used by competitors.  Mr. Wolf says the aluminum/nylon material
costs about ten times more than the conventional material.

Mr. Wolf created the mechanism at the heart of Run Wolf
Run
.  His pivot arm mechanism causes the
Wolf to move back and forth wonderfully. 
Really.  The gimmick gives you
complete control over the character's movement without tell-tale hand
motion. 

The pivot arm is enclosed in a nylon
sleeve to make the motion smooth, silent and easy to control with ever so
slight thumb input.

The star of the trick, the Wacky Wolf, is beautifully designed and built to last.  Mr. Wolf's experience in graphic arts is
evident and exploited fully in the characters and the background piece.  He hand silk screened each of the 27 colors
on each prop.

The imagination and labor used to produce each Run Wolf Run
will make your show stand-out from the other magicians in your market.  It looks custom-made because it is
custom-made for a select few. 

The trick even comes with "surprise and delight" items such
as a method to make the Wolf pop-up from the roof of his shack – not seen in
any other version; and very cool 3-D cut-out rendition of the chickens in the
neighboring home.    The
doors all open and shut securely thanks to cushioned magnets and a very clever and
precision design. 

Granted, secure and
operational doors should not be considered a "surprise and delight" item but
given the quality of other versions, it is unique and appreciated. 

But does the trick hold up? 
Does it make sense to produce the Rolls Royce of Run Rabbit Run? 

The world of magic does not need a re-work of
the traditional sucker trick.  Run Wolf
Run is a new routine worthy of such high-quality equipment.

Mr. Wolf describes the routine:

The classic plot has been changed (a
Special Thanks to Marcus Eayres for the Plot Concept! :) and now Stars our very
own "Wacky Wolf" as the mischievous "Egg Bandit" who raids
the Chicken Coop trying to steal eggs to pay his back rent!

How else do you think a Wolf pays
his rent?

With the help from the kids, the
Wacky Wolf can never seem to catch a break as he is caught by the kids running
back and forth, popping up and down and peaking out from the side of the Coop!

All along the magician never seems
to see the Wolf and his antics. Eventually, all four doors are opened as the
magician tries to find the Wolf only to find he has vanished!

After the kids have settled down
from laughter and screaming, the Wolf is finally found hiding in the magicians
pocket or any other location.

The routine works because it has something other versions
lack – a plot.  Why would the Wolf want to
run back and forth? He doesn't want the magician or any of the audience to
catch him stealing eggs. 

Now the kids have a reason to shout when they see the Wolf
sneaking into or around the chicken coop. 
They're helping you find the culprit; they're assisting in an ad-hoc
neighborhood crime watch. 

Wolf Magic's Run Wolf Run is not for everyone but that is
the attraction.  The graphics, and
construction combine to make this a new classic suitable for a special place in
your home as a piece of art. 

But only
after you've retired from a long career of successful shows using one of the
best kid-show effects available.


Inside Magic Rating: Five out of Five – Our Highest!

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run-wolf-runChance and Shelley at Wolf's Magic report their latest hand-made masterpiece, Run
Wolf Run
is in very limited supply. 
Their presentation of the classic kid-show effect was released to the
buying public seven days ago but may already be out of stock.

So if you want to buy this effect, you need to head to their
web site, www.wolfmagic.com, now. 

You can take the time to read this entire review before
placing your order but don't.  You will
want this effect and you don't want to be shut-out.  Order your own Run Wolf Run now, then come
back to read the review. 

This review will be here
but the first run of this great trick may not.

Run Rabbit Run or its ilk such as Run Dragon Run earned a
place in the kid-show trick line-up years ago. 
Some magicians swear by it, others swear about it.  Played properly, it is a fine sucker trick
along the lines of the Sucker Sliding Die Box or Hippity Hop Rabbits.

The kids will scream, point, get bothered, become agitated,
and hopefully fooled. 

Perhaps because the effect is considered a classic, several
manufacturers have produced their own versions over the years.  The dealers all produced essentially the same
trick; differentiating their version based on price alone. 

Price competition does little to foster innovation or
encourage high quality construction.  The
versions on the market ranged from average to poor quality in construction, and
equipped with a merely functional gimmick.

The effect, after all, is just another sucker trick for
kids.  How much effort, innovation, or craftsmanship
is needed for kid-show props?  The likely
audience will not notice (or if they notice, probably won't complain) the
differences between the character running and the one produced as a finale. 

Similarly, who cares if the audience knows
how you control the rabbit character's running? 
It's a sucker trick, after all. 
It's a sucker trick for a bunch of kids. 

Apparently not everyone received this message.

Wolf Magic apparently made a conscious decision to produce a
version of this industry standard, charge substantially more than its
competition and to invest a considerable amount of time, creative talent, and
thought in the production.

Why?

Why would Aston Martin, Ferrari, or Rolls Royce offer their
high-quality vehicles in a market flooded with cheap cars?  

It is not a stretch to claim Wolf Magic is the Rolls Royce
of our industry.  Their products are not
for everyone.  They are high-quality,
well-built, and expensive in comparison with offerings from the mass-marketers.  But their props will last through generations
despite being used in every show.

Chance Wolf - Run Wolf Run
Wolf Magic's Run Wolf Run carries on in the young company's
proud tradition.  The graphics are
professional and attractive, the prop is built with the highest quality workmanship
and materials, and the routine actually makes sense.

Forget your experience performing or watching Run Rabbit
Run
Run Wolf Run is related to Run
Rabbit Run
in the same way an Aston Martin DB9 is similar to a Yugo. 

Let's look under the hood:

The prop itself is machined from an aluminum finished
material with the colorful graphics protected with an enamel baked finish –
hardly the Masonite construction used by competitors.  Mr. Wolf says the aluminum/nylon material
costs about ten times more than the conventional material.

Mr. Wolf created the mechanism at the heart of Run Wolf
Run
.  His pivot arm mechanism causes the
Wolf to move back and forth wonderfully. 
Really.  The gimmick gives you
complete control over the character's movement without tell-tale hand
motion. 

The pivot arm is enclosed in a nylon
sleeve to make the motion smooth, silent and easy to control with ever so
slight thumb input.

The star of the trick, the Wacky Wolf, is beautifully designed and built to last.  Mr. Wolf's experience in graphic arts is
evident and exploited fully in the characters and the background piece.  He hand silk screened each of the 27 colors
on each prop.

The imagination and labor used to produce each Run Wolf Run
will make your show stand-out from the other magicians in your market.  It looks custom-made because it is
custom-made for a select few. 

The trick even comes with "surprise and delight" items such
as a method to make the Wolf pop-up from the roof of his shack – not seen in
any other version; and very cool 3-D cut-out rendition of the chickens in the
neighboring home.    The
doors all open and shut securely thanks to cushioned magnets and a very clever and
precision design. 

Granted, secure and
operational doors should not be considered a "surprise and delight" item but
given the quality of other versions, it is unique and appreciated. 

But does the trick hold up? 
Does it make sense to produce the Rolls Royce of Run Rabbit Run? 

The world of magic does not need a re-work of
the traditional sucker trick.  Run Wolf
Run is a new routine worthy of such high-quality equipment.

Mr. Wolf describes the routine:

The classic plot has been changed (a
Special Thanks to Marcus Eayres for the Plot Concept! :) and now Stars our very
own "Wacky Wolf" as the mischievous "Egg Bandit" who raids
the Chicken Coop trying to steal eggs to pay his back rent!

How else do you think a Wolf pays
his rent?

With the help from the kids, the
Wacky Wolf can never seem to catch a break as he is caught by the kids running
back and forth, popping up and down and peaking out from the side of the Coop!

All along the magician never seems
to see the Wolf and his antics. Eventually, all four doors are opened as the
magician tries to find the Wolf only to find he has vanished!

After the kids have settled down
from laughter and screaming, the Wolf is finally found hiding in the magicians
pocket or any other location.

The routine works because it has something other versions
lack – a plot.  Why would the Wolf want to
run back and forth? He doesn't want the magician or any of the audience to
catch him stealing eggs. 

Now the kids have a reason to shout when they see the Wolf
sneaking into or around the chicken coop. 
They're helping you find the culprit; they're assisting in an ad-hoc
neighborhood crime watch. 

Wolf Magic's Run Wolf Run is not for everyone but that is
the attraction.  The graphics, and
construction combine to make this a new classic suitable for a special place in
your home as a piece of art. 

But only
after you've retired from a long career of successful shows using one of the
best kid-show effects available.


Inside Magic Rating: Five out of Five – Our Highest!

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