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"The use of shadow & light really bring magic to life. This effect will definitely become part of my repertoire."
- Cyril Takayama

"What Tobias did was literally one of the most creative things I've seen in a long, long time."
- Daniel Garcia

"This trick will not stay in the shadow very long. INCREDIBLE, I LOVE IT... I want to try that RIGHT AWAY!"
- David Stone

"That was easily one of the most surprising and original effects I have ever seen. It freaked me out a little bit and I loved it."
- Jeremy Griffith (aka @lost_angelus)

"Are you f---ing kidding me?! How the f--- does he come up with this s---! F--- him, f--- this effect, and f--- his hair. It's f---ing incredible."
- Xavior Spade

"I absolutely love it. It's so visual, it's so unique, and I can't wait to get my hands on it. It's REALLY great!"
- Angelo Carbone

"I was just blown away with the effect of Silhouette, but now that he's showed me the method... One syllable, Wow!"
- Gregory Wilson

"That was the craziest thing I've seen. I don't even know what happened, but it was sick and I want to do it too!"
- Steven Brundage

Light and shadow, one cannot exist without the other. Light brings knowledge, darkness brings mystery, but true magic exists in between.

Silhouette is unlike anything you've witnessed before. With a simple shadow, Tobias Dostal creates a moment so pure, so impossible, and so visceral that it could start a religion. Simply put, Silhouette gives you the uncanny ability to manipulate and interact with shadows.

With Silhouette, you have ultimate control over the realm of shadows. You can take a shadow and pluck it into reality. You can freeze your shadow in time. You can form shadows from things that don't exist. You can steal your spectator's shadow. You can even create a misbehaving shadow that snatches objects from your very hands (sometimes it'll even tickle you). Your shadows can be lighthearted, downright mischievous, or simply unexplainable, you decide.

What you receive:

  • The ability to create and manipulate 12 unique shadows
  • Nearly an hour's worth of in-depth explanation from Tobias Dostal
  • 12 routines and ideas included to get you started, but the possibilities are limitless once you see the gimmick!
  • Any smart phone can be used as a light source
  • Can be done with a borrowed phone
  • Phone is never rigged
  • Resets instantly
  • Packs small plays big
  • Stealthy and quiet
  • Perfect for magicians, mentalists, and even mediums
  • Shadows are compatible with all countries worldwide
  • Shadows can be yours or even borrowed
This is more than just an illusion, this is a new genre of magic. This is Silhouette.

"This is one of the best close-up illusions that I have ever seen. Absolutely Amazing."
- Russ Stevens

"This man is a genius, what he just showed me is not just an illusion, but real magic... When you see it, you too will be rocked like I was."
- Franz Harary

"It blew my mind. This is amazing, you're going to want to do this. Trust me."
- Richard Sanders

"I just had my brains scrambled... It's like this idea that every magician fantasizes about, and the guy actually made it a reality. It's like Disneyworld in real life. This is insane."
- Max Major

"I don't want to foreshadow what I just saw, but it's freakin' brilliant. Awesome Awesome Awesome!"
- Chris Korn

"This is James Bond stuff right here... this is brilliant!"
- Steve Valentine

"So great dammit"
- Odrej Psenicka

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Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on June 22nd, 2019
I so love this effect, even so it is difficult! You will have several hurdles to surmount as you attempt this effect Let me start by saying I have an iPhone 5S. This means, for me, and without a case, I can encircle my phone with my thumb and middle without difficulty. If you cannot do so the more dynamic animations with the card or rose appearing and disappearing in the shadow hand will be beyond your reach, literally.

Tobias demonstrates and teaches this effect with a flip case. As my first attempts with this effect did not have good angles I spent $10 online for a flip case. Angles greatly improved, but then my learning curve on the dynamic shadow effects shot up tremendously.

The other hurdles was trying to fit the gimmick to my hand. It's very sturdy, which is good, but it does not lend itself to easy fitting and altering for your own physiology.

From my experience you will really have to work hard to add this effect to your repertoire.

Hopefully the above will help you in considering the time and effort you'll need before investing in this effect.
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Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on June 19th, 2019
1-explanation for normal gimmick is not ok
2-you should have the cover case for your cellphone,be honest with u it doesn’t work without cover case.
3-price is high for what you receive
4-you need to practice a lot and careful of light condition
5-you need to add something for direct light of your i phone
6-is more for comedy magic as Tobias explained and is match with his style.
7-this is not something everybody can do easily
8-spectators easily can guess how does it work if your angle is not good.

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Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on June 19th, 2019
Just received this and have watched the instructional video. Tobias Dostal has put together a brilliant, beautiful magical effect. The gimmick is extremely well-made and durable, and in the hands of a skilled magician or puppeteer, the effect I'm sure will get fabulous reactions. Is it worth the price? Yes, it would be worth it at twice the price--if you put the time and effort in to perfect your performance of it: getting the handling right and making it into a powerful effect will require real practice (like all strong magic).

I do however want to note some important performance limitations for someone like me who has small hands and a LARGE LG/Android phone (3.5" x 5.74"). There is no way that I can see to do the animation efects, e.g. in which an empty hand suddenly produces a card or rose. To be able to do that, the thumb of your hand holding the phone MUST be able to reach to the other side of the phone. So if you want to know if you can perform those particular effects, try gripping your phone and see if you can touch your thumb to your middle finger. If you can't, then you cannot perform them. In my case, given my phone and hand size, I fall short by a full 1" in making that connection.

It's always a bit disappointing when a new gimmick comes out that hasn't been tested to see if everyone can use it (in this case, people with smaller hands and/or larger phones). I understand that not every gimmick can be made to suit every person's physiology, or every device. However, I feel that these limitations should at least have been acknowledged in the instructions and appeared as a caveat in the advertising.

This drawback aside, however, Silhouette is a truly astonishing effect, and I recommend it.
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Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on June 20th, 2019
You can create so many silhouettes with this, under good lighting and/or backdrop conditions. So many presentations even if you just use one of the gimmicks.

Without a phone case, which is how I imagine most will want to do this, will work fine, if you have good angles (honestly just place your spectator(s) somewhere, you are the magician here). I sometimes even make it a part of the presentation that they HAVE to be in the right “angle” for it to work. It shouldn’t take away from the affect.

Gimmick(s) is cool and durable it seems.
It will take a bit of practice and work, just like the ins
And outs of any trick! So this is no problem.

I am not disappointed.
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I bought the hype! Report this review
Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on June 21st, 2019
I buy a lot of magic and maybe I need to stop! The magic community has really been disappointing. I just spent a lot of money on something too big and bulky to use for walk around. Too small for the stage! Where in the Hell am I going to use this? I feel like Penguin needs to have a return policy because this would be sent back immediately! With all the hype I couldn't wait to get this. Sorry to sound bitter but can we put some effort into promoting something with a purpose!
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Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on June 23rd, 2019
I gave it three cause it quite clever and well made.
I wish I would have bought it from penguin, I’d return it.
While this may be biased cause I don’t have phone case, but the thing just doesn’t seem to work with my seven plus. It’s too wide and my hands are too small to effectively activate the gimmick and keep it in the light.
Trixs, are for kids this is for nba players
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Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on June 15th, 2019
This is my favorite trick of the year right now! Although I did not purchase from penguin my review goes here. What you get is made excellent, instructions A+ and sooo fun to do! It will take a little practice but doesn’t take much! You have a lot to work with with this and can get very creative as well! Click buy asap!
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