What do you get when you cross color-changing knives, copper silver, and crazy crayons? You get HueGo by Paul Richards. HueGo is a portable color changing crayon routine which will drive the kids crazy. The best part is you won’t have them confiscated when you try and bring the trick on an airplane. Paul Richards created a clever multi-phase routine with two (apparently) crayons. The crayons change places and disappear several times.
Paul Richards of Elmwood Magic fame is not new to creating magic. As originator and owner of Elmwood Magic, he has designed and produced dozens of effects from cards tricks to mentalism. After having sold Elmwood Magic and rights to all of his tricks under the Elmwood Magic name to Penguin Magic, Paul has his own line of well thought out and well-made effects. Unfortunately, the only way to purchase his creations is at a live event of which he is selling at. He does not sell online.
The props for HueGo are very well made. The crayons will never break and are made entirely of colored resins that will never deteriorate. He mentions they will probably outlast the purchaser and I don’t doubt that statement one bit. They look like a well known and commercially manufactured crayon but will never break, melt or go bad. In addition, there is a special something is inserted into each crayon to assist in the performance.
What you get are the needed props to perform the effect, printed instructions as well as a link to a video instruction. I am not personally happy about getting links instead of a DVD but I also don’t like the fact that the provided link does not allow you to download the video to your computer. If you wish to refresh yourself on the trick, you must log into his site every time. Regardless of this minor inconvenience the directions are well done. As a side note, if you wish to perform the routine as it was designed, there are some clothing requirements i.e. pockets in the right places. However, the routine is flexible enough that one can sequence it all to their liking.
If you want to carry a fun little effect that will entertain both children and adults alike, I highly recommend HueGo by Paul Richards.