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Pop Card Review

Official Review

April 8th, 2008 3:06pm
Reviewed by David Acer
Unfortunately for the smoldering and earnest Pignataro brothers, both the effect and method of their debut release, “Pop-Card,” can be boiled down to one sentence”a playing card fits in a Pop-Tart. Once they themselves came to this realization, they obviously (if metaphorically) sat down and doped out a technique for inserting the former into the latter that anyone with 5 minutes and something sharp would have arrived at (though the Pignataros did make some discoveries along the way that could save you time and money). Beyond that, very little thought appears to have been expended on how to get the card there efficiently during a performance”the load they explain briefly, but far from thoroughly, requires two hands, physical cover AND presentational motivation, though you won’t see any indication of that on the trailer. In addition, this trick suffers from the same shortcoming that plagues most card-to-impossible-locations”it makes no sense”a flaw I could live with if the method were particularly ingenious.

“Pop-Card” is, at its core, an amusing idea that would have made for an interesting half-page write-up in a magazine, but a thirty-minute, twenty-dollar DVD is a bit of a stretch.
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Author: Steven and Michael Pignataro
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Retail Price: $19.99
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An audience member is asked to select ANY card and sign their name on the front of the card. The card is then lost into the deck. The card magically vanishes from the deck. After various comical attempts to find the audience members signed card in the deck the magician finally gives up. The magicians hands a Pop-Tart® to the audience member as a sign of good token for helping out. As the magician bites into his Pop-Tart®, a surprised look comes over his face like he just bit into a rock. He pulls the Pop-Tart® away from his mouth to reveal a card inside the fruit filling in the middle of the Pop-Tart® (yes, it is ACTUALLY INSIDE of the Pop-Tart®).

The beauty of POP-CARD is in its simplicity, as very ittle preparation and skill is needed to perfect this amazing effect. POP-CARD is one of the most unique "card to impossible location" effects on the market. In this DVD you will see POP-CARD performed in a restaurant and then you will learn how this amazing visual effect works.

POP-CARD is perfect for stage magicians, street magicians, restaurant workers and strolling magicians. The instructional DVD supplies everything you need to know to get started to perform POP-CARD.

Pop-Tarts® not included. Pop-Tarts® is a registered trademark of Kellogg's Company.


  • Alternate handling and ending included
  • No difficult sleight of hand required
  • POP-CARD can be learned in minutes
  • Packs small, plays big
  • Provides a shocking climax
  • Any card may be selected (a true free choice)
  • Easy reset, and may be repeated with a different card
Running Time Approximately 23min

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