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Pocket Sharpie (DVD and Gimmick) Review

Official Review

July 29th, 2015 5:10am
Rating:
Reviewed by Doc Johnson
PROS

You get everything you need to perform several effects they teach.

CONS

The very first effect on the DVD, a moving “x”, seemed like a “B” rated effect to me. Not “A” material. The second effect, a vanishing drawing of a coin and a coin production… another “B” rated effect. In my opinion, this is a collection of fun little stunts that aren’t hard hitting magic. The entire premise of the effects is you have a sharpie which should be permanent, but it isn’t. The natural explanation is maybe the pen is not a permanent marker. These effects are amusing, but not impossible magic.

One of the effects, Shapes, is not new. The effect is four ESP symbols are drawn on a glass table. The participant selects one and it disappears. This DVD explained half the method, but leaves you dirty. I have seen this performed before with a glass frame and the method is much more comprehensive.

I was also disappointed that they didn’t discuss how to make your own sharpie gimmick. Other DVDs have gone into this explanation.

VERDICT

Not a whole lot that was new here. To me, this DVD was the definition of magic churning. Take old ideas, most of which are on other people’s DVDs, and churn out a new DVD.

Available at your favorite Murphy’s Magic dealer

Product info for Pocket Sharpie (DVD and Gimmick)

Publisher: SansMinds Productionz
Average Rating:  (1)
Retail Price: $24.95
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Manufacturer's Description:

In 2013, we created a game-changing 3 in 1 sharpie marker for magicians' every day use. It allowed you to perform impossible ink moving effects on the fly.

Now, we're bringing you something even better. Imagine being able to do all the miracles the classic SansMinds Sharpie can, but more pocket friendly and manageable- a pocket size SansMinds Sharpie.

Simply slap it on your keychain, and it's ready whenever you are.

Use it as a permanent marker to have a card signed, dry-erase marker for mentalism applications, or even a moving ink marker for some crazy visual effects.

There's no extra chemicals or props to carry around so you don't have to compromise pocket space.

With something so compact, bigger isn't always better.

It's the ultimate tool disguised as an everyday sharpie.


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