This is a pre-owned vintage item from Tannen’s Magic. It comes with the original instructions and the squashed beetle cards along with the beetle as pictured. The gimmicked block of cards has slightly warped from age and you may want to rebuilt it although it can be used as is. Anyone who is handy should have no trouble making up another block as long as you can find some blue backed Fox Lake cards.
EFFECT: A card is freely selected from a pack. It is returned to the deck. Performer states that Herman will find the card. A couple of cards are turned face but Herman fails.
Another card is turned face up, but it’s the wrong card again. Herman fails again. All of a sudden a beetle appears on the back of a card. The magician shows surprise and brings the upper half of the deck crashing down on him, he is dead alright, flat out, but on turning over the marked card, it proves to be the card selected.
It would be wrong to state he is crushed, it is a smashing success!