I was super excited for this trick as soon as I saw the trailer and bought it right away. It got
here yesterday and I've been playing with these chips almost nonstop since. I will preface the
negative section of this review by saying that I have had a total blast playing with these, there
are just a few flaws that makes this product middle of the road to me.
Right away, these
look great but once I got them out of the package they straight up FEEL cheap, and like out of a
magic kit. They look much better than they handle. They're plastic and the colored "faces" are
stickers on them with a matte finish (Any part of the chip with color or white is a sticker - it's
literally the whole surface). So, you could replace the sticker with your own if you wanted, but I
feel like this design is not good for those of us who want just the red and blue faces included. Not
only for quality reasons, but in a moment I will say that I found the stickers so far to actually
HURT the set's functionality. BUT, this set is only $40. I didn't expect it to be super high quality
- you get what you pay for.
First off, one of my gaffs had very bad quality control and
stands out from the other chips: My red s***l's sticker is a much more deep and colorful red than my
other red chips, meaning that when it's in play with the red ones, you can tell one of them is off.
For this reason, I will probably never use it. The s***ls are also obnoxiously thick and big
compared to a coin one would be. It makes sense because this is a plastic chip set but I honestly
don't know if I'll use these s***ls ever.
The star gimmick of this set are your s***t
coins. The s***t coins you get are capable of awesome visuals, color changes, productions and
vanishes... But, unfortunately, mine sometimes are a huge hassle to use, because the matte stickers
provide enough friction that sometimes they won't.... Do what they do... (without revealing too
much.) They get "stuck" a lot right in the middle of a routine.
Eric's teaching is awesome.
Zero complaints. Some beautiful routines in here that I will apply with my nice real coin gaffs. He
is so creative and awesome to have in the commercial coin magic community.
This set is a
great set if you want to at least get some exposure to using some coin gaffs without spending the
hundreds of dollars that real ones cost, while also learning some fun applications. I'd argue that
this set doesn't do s***ls justice, but if you wanted to play around with one without spending a ton
of money this lets you do that. I am most likely to use these for color changing coin style routines
if I'm doing a gambling themed event, and besides that I will just use real coins as usual. The
shininess, thickness/weight, handling, smoothness, and audio sounds coins produce are better in
every single way than these chips. The one thing these chips have as an advantage over regular
coins, besides a gambling theme if you want that and the low cost, is the color contrast between red
and blue that copper and silver can't even capture.
All in all, a very fun set to play with
- just be aware that these are not very high quality at all and routines that require a lot of
friction of the coins, like 3 fly routines, are rough because of the matte stickers.
18 of 19 magicians found this helpful.
Great instruction video by Eric. I was disappointed that the chips are lightweight plastic with
stickers. The stickers were a big surprise and disappointment. I was an early adopter so I wasn't
aware. The stickers also interfere with the operation of some of the chips. After a few weeks of
practice, I'm still not confident enough to even work these for family as a gimmick failure is very
likely. There are some "fixes" but I'm not willing to throw any more money to make my purchase
work. This is on it's way to the bottom drawer. I'm not sure this version of the product was ready
10 of 10 magicians found this helpful.
Fantastic idea. Poor execution. Chips are cheap plactic. Very light. Stickers are misaligned on
some. Split chips stop sliding after moderate practice. Teaching video is exceptional. Now they
need a professionally made set of chips to go with it.
9 of 9 magicians found this helpful.
Sucker punch is really really awesome.First off all I want to thank Eric Jones and Mark
Southworth.Great job guys.
With sucker punch, there is no limit to what you will do.Just
imagine and do it.Just like coin magic.Everything you need is in this box.I've been working magic
for many years.Sucker punch is one of my favorites.
The price of this trick is very
low.Really high quality material.But be careful, do not use wet or sweaty hands.If you do this, your
chips are ruined.
Instruction video is very nice.Eric teaches us very good routines and you
create a lot of routines.There is no limit.
There is nothing much to say.I love it.I
recommend everyone.Everything is perfect.Just buy it.
You will not regret.
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I have never given a bad review here but this time I feel I need to let others know what to possible
expect. These are not real poker chips so they lack that feel. They are plastic with stickers.
This could be useful for effects with the classic coin gimmick since it is much cheaper and
does work well. The problem is the second gimmick which is a harder to find gimmick in real coins.
The tricks explained are using this other gimmick also. I found it hard to maneuver and did not work
in a way that enabled me to do the effects explained.
You may have more success with it than I
did but I have not found a way to use it properly yet.
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Let me start by saying the stickers don't bother me and extra stickers are included. Also, saying
the fact that the chips feel "cheap" is not fair. For $40 and the amount of gaffs you get (4) the
price is very fair. My biggest complaint is that the split chips simply do not work after moderate
practice. They are now working due to the fact I added a small amount of scotch tape in the center
of all of them. However, this should have been tested and been a non issue prior to distributing the
Overall I do like the set and I have enjoyed messing around with it and fooling my
wife and friends. I would recommend this set to those looking to get into coin magic or those
looking for a different item to use than coins.
2 of 2 magicians found this helpful.
They look nice but cannot be relied on for public performance. They are more like an introductory
set to see if you enjoy these type of gimmicks. For example, the s***t coins are difficult to
operate but a lot of fun when they do work and capable of wonderful effects. I would love a pro set
of these, but I've also read too many bad reviews of much more expensive sets
2 of 2 magicians found this helpful.
These are some pretty sweet little chips, they allow so many different possibilities for coin work,
and a great set for someone who doesn't have $100's for some Morgan Silver dollars gaffs or who just
enjoys coin work!
There is so many effects out there already that these chips can
accomplish, and these are all in ONE SET!
I like to start a routine by making it appear(
Card2Phone has the Red Chip) from my phone, or using a coin appearance I learned from some Eric
Jones material. Then go into the Trinity routine from this and end clean with the classic Raven.
Add. To. Cart.
Hell add 2 so you will always have these badboys!!!
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I have to say that Sucker Punch by Mark Southworth is one of the Best Purchases that I have made
from Penguin Magic. Eric Jones does a fantastic job of instruction, making it very easy to follow
and learn from. I have been trying to decide if I wanted to learn more coin magic beyond the packet
type coin tricks that I already own. However, the cost for quality coins, especially gaff coins has
somewhat held be back from this pursuit. Sucker Punch gives me that experience at a great price. I
live in Vegas, so these will play great for any performance from the public, to family and friends.
Being from Vegas, I felt that these chips were really good quality and handle very well. I'm very
happy with this product and highly recommend Sucker Punch!!
I want to like it...... But the way the chips nest together make it impossible to perform.... You
can't separate the chips without being obvious.... Since I like 3 fly and other stunts I'm going to
buy some quality Johnson chips