July 6th, 2012 9:35pm
|As one of America's most successful product reviewers I recommend that you do not buy this. Pretty arrogant, eh? Well that's opening line of the instructions for this effect: "As one of the UK's most successful professional Magician, I have honed this effect and routine in real world performance situations."
Pretty arrogant, eh?
For $35 you get a couple of buttons, a piece of Velcro, a couple of small safety pins, two little "things" that are supposed to make the effect work, and finally, 1 sheet of paper (double sided) that purports to be the instructions.
Right now, go get a shirt button. Conceal it clipped between your ring and middle fingers in your left hand. Now, while doing that, perform several false shuffles and false cuts. Then side-steal a card into the left hand. If you can do that, then you can do this trick.
I dare say however, that you cannot do that. The way the instructions are written, it's pretty much impossible. I even thought that maybe he's left handed and so I tried everything backwards . . . nope. Still doesn't add up. The props that you get could all be purchased for a total of under $5 bucks. What would have made a lot more sense at this price would have been a DVD with both performance segments and explanation segments. You pretty much get neither with this.
Final Verdict: 1 star with a Stone Status of Rubble.
Product info for Button Up
Author: Etienne PradierAverage Rating: (1)Retail Price: $35.00
A Truly Stunning Effect
A selected card is found literally attached under your shirt button. You rip the card off and let them keep it as a souvenir!