check with HANK LEES MAGIC he sells a TT made in france very real looking for about $30.00 but worth it if you work with it alot you have to have a measurment to get the right fit
Actually, the "Fredi-Up" TT mentioned in the very first post in this string is actually the one to which you are referring; so he's already got one.
I've got a couple of the Fredi-Up TTs. The first I bought when I first heard of them. A little of the gloss on the nail came off the first one I have; but I chew my nails and the TT isn't any worse than my actual nails. It's an amazingly realistic TT with a larger load space than any of my other TTs.
My second Fredi-Up, purchased more than a year after the first, was built a little different. Seems like they've improved on the model a bit. If you get caught wearing a Fredi-Up, then you should give up TT work. That thing looks amazing.
Since our friend who started this string already has a Fredi-Up that he's had problems with, I wouldn't recommend spending that much money on another one; though I would wager he won't have the same trouble with the newer models.
Beyond the Fredi-Up, I would say the choice of TT depends entirely on personal style, comfort and use. I utilize several different ones. The most versatile one I'd have to say is the Vernet Soft. It's hard enough to use in more traditional/classic illusions and bill switches; but it's softer, slightly flexible and tapered on the edge so it's comfortable. The load size in the Vernet Soft is 6mm larger than the standard Vernet without looking or feeling like an "extra large" or "king" size TT. I'd say that the Vernet Soft will give one the most bang for their buck. Can't beat it!!