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"My inspiration"- David Blaine

"An extraordinary magician " - Derren Brown

"I believe Mahdi will be remembered in history as one of the great magicians" - Juan Tamariz

"The perfect magician" - Teller

"You are amazing!" - Dynamo

"You fooled us!" - Penn Jillette

Mahdi Gilbert is known for his beautiful thinking, and his inventive card work. With Finders Keepers he applies a fresh twist on a classic coin effect. In Finders Keepers the magician borrows a handful of change from a spectator. While the magician’s back is turned the spectator selects a coin and then mixes it back into the the rest of the change. Without any fishing or equivoke the magician is able to correctly identify the coin. The best part is there are no secret marks or gimmicks. All of the coins are actually borrowed. Finders Keepers is an impromptu miracle! Finders Keepers is easy to do, and Mahdi teaches not only how to do this effect, but also tips some great presentational hooks and motivations so that you too can get huge reactions. Once you find out the secret you’ll know this trick is a keeper.

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Simple Yet Effective Report this review
Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on June 17th, 2019
This is a nice effect. It's truly something you can do anytime, any place. There is no prep, no arts & crafts, no gimmicks.

As Mahdi brings out, this is not a new concept. In fact, for many, it's an elementary method that are among the first learned by many new magicians. However, elementary doesn't mean it doesn't work, as he very well demonstrates.

I love this simple trick. I do have an issue with it though... Personally, I feel like there is an uncomfortable chance for failure until you've performed this enough. I really wonder if I personally have the sensitivity (you'll understand that phrase once you learn the method) to perform this. For me, this will not be performed much until I can get the nerve up. He does talk about an out he uses... but I still don't feel like it's enough for my taste.

Am I glad I got this? Absolutely.

Will I perform this? Eventually. Maybe.

How is Mahdi's teaching skills? Great. More than sufficient instruction. I do wish he had a little more on the out. But all-in-all, I'm happy.

Is the price good? I think this is good to get at Penguin's current $4.95 price. I think the list price of $10 is a little on the steep side. But even at that price, I think I personally would be satisfied. After all, for me, one of the full performances blew my mind. A spectator actually correctly identified the other spectator's chosen coin. Part of it I figured out... but I was stumped. Then I facepalmed myself on seeing the method.

Good job, Mahdi!

(By the way, I always try to be honest and straightforward in my reviews, while being respectful to the magician. If you appreciate my reviews, can you please click the "Yes" button below beside the question, "Did this review help you?" It's not like I actually benefit in any way by your clicking it... but it would be nice to see if my reviews are helpful or not. I hope they are. If you ever have suggestions or comments or questions about my reviews, please feel free to leave me a constructive comment. I'm just trying to be helpful. I love the Penguin community and hope that I can someday contribute my own product. :-) Thanks for reading and for any (hopefully positive, but either way, at least kind) feedback!)
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Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on June 12th, 2019
This certainly isn't a show stopper, but it's a great way to have fun with your audience. Just like Mahndi Gilbert I learned the basic principle a long time ago and then forgot about it. The various presentations are simple and enjoyable. I can't imagine that spectators will figure it out, and I can see it fooling other magicians. It is just plain fun to perform, and it should fit into most acts. Mandhi Gilbert explains how to perform it perfectly.
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Couldn't get it right ! Report this review
Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on June 17th, 2019

I just could not separate the chosen coin from the others with any consistent dependability.
I don't want to be negative, but I do want to be honest.
Sorry.
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Great Job Re-purposing an Old Method Report this review
Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on June 13th, 2019
I've known this method for forever and you do too. That being said I've never performed it because I never really had a strong enough presentation for it. Mahdi has done great work giving a really strong presentation as well as numerous important touches to one of the oldest tricks in the book.

That being said Mahdi spends a significant part of the video talking about his Titanic Thompson presentation and how important it is but yet its no where to be found. Even in the full videos you only get after buying the video its clearly cut out.

Mahdi also teaches his eq******* but he sort of glosses over the first several steps and then only does a good job explaining what you would do for the last few coins. If you would do it as Mahdi describes it would look very fishy at least half of the time. Mahdi clearly has more information on that. It looked much better when he performed it, but its a shame it wasn't shared. That being said, if you are experienced with eq******* you won't have a problem.

Another point is that there's a good reason why Mahdi does this with his nose, its much more sensitive, but that may not fit your persona at all. You can do it with your fingers but there's a greater risk of failure depending how your spectator holds it.

I have only tried this trick in my dining room and it worked perfectly every time. I'd be scared to try this trick outside in the summer or other environments like that without trying it there first.

All in all, a great improvement to an old trick. Mahdi is a very talented and creative magician and I look forward to seeing more releases from him.
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Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on June 13th, 2019
This is taught expertly well by Mahdi with a lot of extra suggestions for how this could play out.
I am pleased it was not a $5 download, as this may have ended up everywhere loosing its edge :)
Once you have this , you can take this on the fly, Anywhere you and a spectator are , great job 👍👍👍
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GREAT EFFECT - DIFFICULTY IN PERFORMING Report this review
Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on June 13th, 2019
This is a great effect, unfortunately, i’m unable to perform it with any sort of accuracy. The method is great and DOES work, but That said, if you can perform it, there are so many wonderful subtleties that could completely floor someone.
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Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on June 12th, 2019
This is amazing ! I use animals in my shows, so I can tie my patter into something about one of my animal's senses. You will understand what I mean when you watch the tutorial. The method is off the hook, I would never have guessed it. I can see this scorching brains. The important thing will be making sure what your spectator does what they need to do to accomplish this trick. It won't be difficult at all if you can tell them an interesting story leading up to the reveal. Mahdi is awesome and he will give you many ways to accomplish your goal. This is a very usable keeper, I love it !!!
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Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on July 16th, 2019
A great trick easy to perform, especially for beginners
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Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on June 26th, 2019
Ok, I've been looking at this for the last week - I needed the time to see if it worked for me.

Guess what.

It does!!!

Mahdi has become well known for his personal solutions to magical effects and in Finders Keepers he takes something that so many of us may have overlooked and makes it work!

As Mahdi says, the idea is old and many of us have probably read it and then quickly forgotten about it. What he's done here is taken this principle and reminded us that with a little thought it can and des work.

When I watched the performance I admit I didn't have a clue.
When I watched the explanation I admit I thought 'really?'
When I tried it out I admit I was taken aback by the response...

Don't dismiss this method, as I long ago did.

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It's good as long as your acting is up!! Report this review
Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on June 25th, 2019
So the first time I saw this I wasn't impressed. UNTIL I actually did it for some friends at the bar. i had a BLAST with this.

The method does need to be hidden better and that will only come with your acting ability.

This is VERY easy to do. Very easy to perform but the downside is that it is also very easy to do wrong.
Lots of things to consider before you actually get to the performance. Question to ask yourself (and for you to find your own solution is:) Waht if the coins all sit out to long?
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