I bought this through the mail and got it a few days ago. The silk did not look like the video but
no big deal. It did have red lines and the colours were less bright and more dull. The problem was
that after I tried it out a few times the gimmick jammed and there is no way to fix it if it does.
I bought it from a different company and do not have any problems with Penquin Magic at all. I
am just commenting on my experience with this particular trick. I would not recommend it.
I really liked the idea when I first saw it. However, you should know that the instructions are in
Chinese or Japanese (I'm not sure), and the DVD is also in Chinese or Japanese. Also, the gimmick
is VERY loud. This is a very common gimmick which I already have, and the one I have is much
quieter. Obviously, it doesn't come with the little puppet, and that is probably a good thing. I
didn't quite get the puppet connection and I don't think I would be caught dead with it. However, I
do recommend this effect, because it does teach you a simple technique that I didn't think of prior
to receiving this effect. Also, it occurs to me that this would be perfect in combination with
Calen Morelli's Dress Code. A great routine would be to wear a really ugly horizontal striped
T-Shirt under a jacket and talk about how someone pointed out to you that you would look much better
in a vertical striped shirt (It makes you look thinnner, bla bla). Hold the silk up to yourself
horizontally, and do the routine just as shown in the demo video. Point out how it would be nice if
you could do this with this ugly vertical striped shirt. Yeah, but that would require "real" magic.
Do we have anyone here who has "shirt changing powers? How about you, Sir, you look a bit psychic..
Psychic, psychotic, I get those mixed up... Sir, I've had my eye on you all evening. Do you come
from a long line of witch doctors or vodoo people?" As you walk back to put the silk in your case
and get your next routine props, do the Calen Morelli shirt switch and come back switched. Lay the
credit/blame on the spectator.
For this reason, I really do recommend this product AND
Calen Morelli Dresscode.