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Sharpie Wonder Review

Official Review

November 10th, 2015 11:18am
Rating:
Reviewed by Doc Johnson
PROS

This contains two gimmicked sharpie markers. One allows you to make the marker appear to penetrate a solid. Using this gimmick, you can also make a sharpie cap disappear and appear again. You can also do manipulations with the sharpie where it distorts, disappears and appears in your hands. The second gimmick allows you to make a sharpie appear to shrink in size and you can hand out the mini sharpie for examination.

A bonus routine teaches you how to make a ball appear from the sharpie cap.

CONS

The ad copy says “In the end everything can be examined”. This is misleading. The first gimmick can’t be examined. During the performance, you go into your pocket with the gimmick and come out with a mini sharpie that can be examined.

The quality of the props is not good. With the main gimmick, the wording on the sharpie doesn’t line up. It appears that sections of the sharpie were eliminated in the process of making the sharpie, so portions of the Sharpie logo are missing.

In the demo video, the presentation didn’t look very good. I think the creator was more concerned about getting the product out quickly than in getting it right. It appears the creator didn’t invest enough time in the moves to make them look truly magical.

In the explanation, there were times when the effect would look pretty decent from the audience’s perspective, but the participant would see what is really happening. Obviously the participants in this video were doing their very “best” bad acting reactions to the magic because the person who could clearly see what was happening put on her best “astonished” face during the performance even though she was looking right at the not so “hidden” stuff.

It was also disappointing that the video could not be downloaded. Downloading a video allows for faster playback without having to rely on an internet connection.

VERDICT

Interesting concept, but the gimmick was poorly made, the ad copy was not entirely truthful, the performances were not so great, and the methods were not good either.

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Product info for Sharpie Wonder

Author: Joker Magic
Publisher: Joker Magic - Hungary
Average Rating:  (1)
Retail Price: $34.95
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Manufacturer's Description:

With this Sharpie you can perform 10 "miracles"!
In the end everything can be examined, it can even be used for writing (ie. on a card)!

- turns around
- its cap wanders
- penetrates the hand
- bends
- vanishes
- appears
- shrinks
- penetrates the spectator's hand
BONUS ROUTINES:
- a golf ball appears from the Sharpie cap
- the min sharpie vanishes

Most of the tricks are almost automatic, the rest can be learned in minutes!
A specially designed and manufactured gimmick with endless possibilities!

The pack includes:
code for video explanation,
specially designed Sharpie,
exclusively developed mini Sharpie.


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