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BRANDED by Tim Trono (DVD + 2 Gimmicks) A FIRE BLISTER on your fingertips morphs into a spectator's chosen card. Completely painless and fun to perform!
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Customer Reviews (showing 1 - 10 of 23)4 of 4 magicians found the following review helpful:
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Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on April 2nd, 2010
Woah momma! This is one hot item. Right of the bat, I'll tell you it's nowhere near rubble. It's a definite Gem! If you're familiar with any of the previous blister effects, then you'll quickly come to realize that this is the best version on the market... blistered hands down.
It will be hard to review this without mentioning some of the other products and the improvements that this makes over them. However, keep in mind, I have no reason to bash other products. I'm simply going to explain what Blister improved upon. But I'm getting ahead of myself.
First, the effect... The effect is simple in concept, yet powerful in affect. You light a lighter and cause a blister to form on your finger and thumb. Then the blister transforms into the pips of a selected card. It's freaky.
So onto the product and gimmick. You will receive an instructional DVD, and two versions of the gimmick. Let's start with the gimmick(s). In previous versions of blister effects dealing with card revelations, the gimmick was a "something extra" you had to carry around.
I used to do Pyro-Perception all the time. It's a killer effect similar to Blister. However, more and more these days, I want to streamline what I carry with me when I perform. Plus I like to be ready to perform in casual settings where I don't have to carry around a gimmick, so I quit carrying it around.
With Blister, the gimmick becomes part of the lighter. There's one for standard Bic-Style lighters and one for Mini-Bics. Also, the gimmick works much better than previous gimmicks I've used.
On to the DVD. Tim Trono was in an accident near the time of the filming, so he was recovering from a busted up leg, so rather than hobble around on crutches and perform/teach the effect, he had Gregory Wilson do it. For those of you familiar with Wilson, you know he's a fun guy to watch perform, and his explanations are always thorough and clear. He's a great teacher. This video is no exception.
The DVD contains a section showing several performances out on the streets. There's another section dedicated to explaining the gimmick(s) and how it works. Another section covers various card forces, and finally the last section covers various handling ideas.
This is a must have for anyone who is a real worker, yet it's simple enough that even a hobbiest or an amateur can quickly learn and perform this as well. If you don't have it, get it. It's the best fifty bucks you'll spend this year. GEM!
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Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on August 1st, 2011
This is one of my favorite tricks to perform! It's easy, it's visual, it's a blast to perform, and it freaks people out!
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Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on November 30th, 2011
See the title of the review. One can also create around this concept to suit the style. Gimmick is simple. Some say in their review that it would be great to have other colors of gimmicks. I'll tell you my opinion about it: it's 100% useless! I can't say more not to reveal anything but man THIS IS AN ADD TO CART ITEM if you don't want to regret your buying. It is dead clean.
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Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on April 2nd, 2010
Trust me on this, if you do close up or street magic this is a dream! You have to buy this trick, the gimmicks are of somewhat high quality and the dvd is awesome! Gregg Wilson teaches you every possible way to perform and present this trick and gives you advice. There is also loads of performances to watch that are highly entertaining. Buy this now, and I promise that you won't regret it!
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Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on May 12th, 2011
This is a great piece for walk around, Street Magic, and let me tell you it rocks. I have fooled every person and have owned this when it first came out. You'll be able to perform this one after watching the DVD,,,
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Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on July 23rd, 2008
Branded rules but the only thing that the price is too high. Awesome trick a must have. Three words add to cart
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Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on July 26th, 2008
Among all the effects in my routine, this effect has given me the greatest reactions. Long after my routine has finished, people are still asking how I did this effect.
The DVD is edited and produced very well. Tim Trono is nowhere to be found in the video, but his substitute, Gregory Wilson, is just as great. Greg explains the ins and outs of this effect and gives wonderful tips and suggestions.
The only thing I don't like about this effect is the price. I can see how it would cost more than Brent Walske's Pyro Perception; it definitely does away with pocket work; the gimmick is very well hidden despite the fact that it's right in front of your spectators. The gimmick also allows more card selections than just one.
If you don't mind forking up the money, then I suggest getting it. I've asked several of my friends which effect from all the magic I've performed for them is the most amazing and memorable, and without a doubt, this is the first. "Clutch" by Oz Pearlman is their second selection; I recommend getting that as well.
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Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on July 27th, 2008
This is something i will use daily. No set up and the gimmick can be used right in front of the spectator. Genius.
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Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on September 24th, 2008
I was NEVER going to buy this trick in my opinion because of the price, ... i'm not cheap but I was positive the setup would be a too much of a pain. Then a layman friend bought me this as a birthday surprise, and wow, this trick has fast become my favorite, this is the trick I perform when someone says to me "I know you do magic, can you show me something?" the "move" is so easy to pull off you will laugh when you get it, it is pretty much a 100% impromptu trick. This is probably the best trick I own out of the thousands of dollars i've spent of my own money on magic, the reactions are phenomenal, if you have any doubts on the price, don't hesitate like I did, it's a great carry around trick.
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Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on July 31st, 2009
I've had PP for some time (and found my own way of getting past the pocket work) and really enjoyed the reactions I've gotten with it.
Branded is a similar effect except for the fact that there is no pocket work. Its all done in the open relatively easily.
So here is my basic breakdown.
-Ease of getting blister - Branded
-Consistency of look of blister - Branded (PP can be a little inconsistent depending on hand position)
-'Font' of blister - PP (branded uses a bubble font which I'm not the biggest fan of)
So to sum it up, I personally like PP for my handling (spectator holds the lighter) of the effect. However if you don't have either I'd recommend Branded (and if you don't have either....WHY NOT?!). Having said that I'll be switching between the two from now on.
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