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Vanishing Pen Review

Official Review

September 14th, 2015 5:19am
Rating:
Reviewed by Doc Johnson
PROS

My review ratings are not based on ad copy, although I will warn the buyer about ad copy issues. My reviews are based on my opinion of the magic potential with the product.

This is really a very nice prop that could be used in a very strong routine. The prop is similar to the disappearing bottle effects already on the market. However, this is a pen, which in itself creates a unique opportunity for magic.

The pen writes, and when it runs out of ink, you could easily replace the writing tip if you can find a matching pen.

The effect comes with an un-gimmicked pen and a gimmicked pen. This lends itself very well to a routine where the participant uses the un-gimmicked pen and then the gimmicked pen is made to disappear. The gimmicked pen is very high quality and looks very realistic.

CONS

The ad copy talks about the effect happening in the spectators hands. I think it would be possible to wrap the pen in a tissue, place it in the participant’s hand, in a controlled way, they could verify it is a real pen and then you could make it vanish in front of their eyes, in a similar way you would make a disappearing bottle in a paper bag disappear. However, the participant can't handle or examine the gimmicked pen

The instruction is very short and doesn’t go into details on routine ideas. You are on your own for that.

VERDICT

The instruction is very brief, but if you can visualize a routine for this, then rest assured the prop is good quality. I downgraded the rating from 5 to 4 because of the scant instruction in the DVD, but this could be a good purchase for you if you can supply the routine.

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Product info for Vanishing Pen

Author: SansMinds
Publisher: SM Productionz
Average Rating:  (3)
Retail Price: $29.99
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Manufacturer's Description:

It's this simple:

you vanish a pen WHILE THE SPECTATOR HOLDS IT.

Doing magic with pens has built-in appeal, since everyone carries them, you can borrow them anywhere, and they are uniformly recognized. How AMAZING it is, then, when you can take a pen and wrap it in a napkin. The spectator holds the napkin with the pen VISIBLY dangling beneath. You clap your hands together and...instantly...the pen disappears. This is a practical, astounding illusion with the simplest of objects.


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