Okay, first let me say that is by far the best made gimmick I have ever received with a trick. I am
sort of surprised it doesn't cost more than $80. That is the good news. The bad follows. I had to
watch two online training videos that ran for an hour and 1 1/4 hour each. Not one of them showed an
actual performance of the trick!!! The videos showed separate stages of the trick, but never tied
them together or showed the entire routine done in front of someone. To do this trick you have to
perform quite a bit of slight of hand, as well as assemble some fairly precise components for it to
work properly. The audio was terrible in the videos. The music was louder than the vocal and it was
hard to adequately hear what was being taught. Mr. Lindenfeld should have had a manicure before
allowing his hands to be filmed in close-up. Their rough appearance was distracting. Another thing
that was not covered was whether or not the special gimmick could be used in a CARD BOX to perform
the routine with a coin or paper currency. He only discussed using those two objects in a FLIP TOP
cigarette box. Using a cig box is not as easy as using a card box and I expect would not work as
well considering all the extra preparation it requires. Only certain coins will work properly. It is
best if they can hold a magnet and are the size of a quarter. The paper currency to use cannot be
much larger than U.S.A. bills either. There were no indexes or chapters on the training videos which
makes it much harder to find the sections you want to view over. Bottom line, until I can figure out
how to use this in a routine I doubt I will use it. The gimmick is an amazing piece of craftsmanship
(he likens it to a mechanism in a firearm), but he completely avoided showing me how to use it in a
real time, unedited performance. And as I said before, regardless of which routine you use (coin,
card or bill) there is a lot of slight of hand involved to make special components disappear so you
end up clean. The boxes can not be examined though, no matter how you do it.
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I already prepared the magic and I am practice, is not easy so I have to continue practice until I
feel that I can make well but is really impressive
to the audience
thanks is really good
Alvaro Gutierrez from MEXICO
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I like this trick. It works well and isn't difficult, although at first it can seem at bit
intimidating. Once the magic is done, it's very difficult for any spectator to imagine how this
was achieved. My only criticism is that at the magical moment, the gimmick is a bit noisy, but
nothing you can't handle. My personal opinion is this is probably best done one on one, or for a
small audience to your front, but that's not an absolute. I've done it for five or six people but
just feel more comfortable and natural handling it in front of a smaller audience. All in all I'd
say if you like this trick then buy it.
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since i'm are a friend of Marco, the magician who designed S2 with Menny, I had the privilege to
play and experience the prototype while it was under construction. without disclosing the method, I
just want to point out that the level of work and commitment to this project is outstanding. the
gimmick is solid, fast, invisible and reliable. the handling is simple and any magician with a bit
of experience will be able to make the effects as described in the video trailer of Menny. it really
is a metal-james-bond-gadget, and you will spend a lot of time doin' this trick to yourself... as it
happened to me. :)
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i would have given this 5 stars because this really is built to last,however it can only be used in
a very noisy enviroment because when you fire it it go's off with a loud CLANG because the metal
runner's underneath strike the metal plate ,so, you will need to put a buffer in. i am trying a
thick piece of string glued in place it seems to help.errol
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Perhaps its a little bit difficult to do, but it its a verry good effect.
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Don't even think about it, buy it. This has improved so much more than the first version and is
totally worth the $80 price tag. You will get amazing reactions, and you will have so much fun
performing it to yourself. It is really simple to perform and requires little to no sleights.
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gimmick makes too much noise, difficult to use. i wouldn't buy it again.
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Here is my review of Sealed 2.0
Now, when I first viewed the instruction video, it was very
long and super confusing. But, Penguin released a short fifteen minute video explaining really
quickly of how to setup and do the effect. Okay, don't freak out when I said "setup". This is not
anything like 1.0, where you had to construct everything. The gimmick is made out of metal, and the
extra bits and crannies take about 3.5 minutes to make. The effect is very strong, and very easy to
do. At first, I thought I wouldn't do the effect, but I tried it out on some people and they
freaked. The video production is good, the gimmick and the effect is awesome, and this is a really
great product to get.
By the way, ignore the "Needs a lot of work" dude. He doesn't know what he
is talking about, and obviously being a magician isn't right for him. The effect is very simple to
perform, and I didn't have a problem with it. The only complaint I have is I wouldn't pick this for
table hopping. The gimmick reset is fast, but you have to reset another thing and that might take a
minute or two, depending on how you set it up.
I rate this 4.5/5 stars.
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A good illusion.
When it works it's magical.
When it doesn't it's frustrating.
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