Fantastique is a beautiful deck of playing cards inspired by the apparatus of magic‘s golden age and the automatons of Robert-Houdin. It also happens to hold a secret of its own.
When the cards are riffled through like a flip book, the illustrations come to life, animating two of magic's most famous illusions. An orange tree blossoms from an acrobats top hat while a women, having been sawed in half, is pulled apart.
Designed by Sveta Dorosheva, each illustration was meticulously altered to achieve the spectacular animation. Accompanied by two unique Jokers and The Turk, a mechanical chess player from the 18th century whom many believed possessed artificial intelligence, represented on the Ace of Spades.
Never before has the mystique of magic been showcased on a deck of cards like this. A wonderful tribute to the art and a fun addition to your collection.
I own smoke and mirrors, and let me tell you, these cards handle just as well as a smoke and mirror!
Boy was I wrong.
The back design is so deviously unique it completely blows every other deck out of the water. As others have said before, the pictures do NOT do any justice for these cards. You really have to handle them to understand the beauty these cards hold. The artwork on the backs are just magnificent and I've performed with these cards and everyone asks where I got these from!
Another advantage I'd like to point out is the jokers; they are just gorgeous. The "appearing bird cage" motive is such great patter to use for a sandwich routine and making the selected card appear/disappear from the pair. Needless to say the AoS is also very nicely designed.
Overall, I thought I wouldn't like this deck, but I give this 6/5 stars! (If that was possible)
It handles superbly, they feel magnificent and the back design is absolutely AMAZING! The detail and stunning and the little flip book (flip deck) is amazing first one I have seen that isn't a trick, this deck of cards looks amazing whether you flourish, sleight of hand or just collect cards, I highly recommend this deck for EVERYONE! It is just magnificent. Absolutely FANTASTIQUE! (and stop correcting me with fantastique auto spell check, I know what I said)
The lack of colour in this deck may be a turn off to some people but the light silver metallic ink definitely makes up for it (and if you ask me, looks even better than using reds). At first I was a bit skeptical but after holding a deck of these, I instantly changed my mind and, these cards handle just as well as you would expect from any Q1 deck. The spread, fan, and spring like a dream!
One other thing that may turn you off is the different backs, but trust me, if you perform magic with these beauties, no one will ever notice. There is so much else going on in the back design that even the toughest of skeptics won't notice. Besides, this is the only deck that has an animated back making this a truly unique deck from anything else out there... ok, well there is Cardtoon but seriously, is there any comparison here?
The Fantastique Deck blows any and all other decks out of the water when it comes to beautiful, artistic decks.
This deck is 1 of my favourite decks to use in my show. Get yours today before it gone. It is Fantastique.