First, for what you paid and what you get, this is pretty bad. You can't stick anything to it
because it is too rough (even after filing it down). Its Uncomfortable and awkward. (Did it have to
be made so cheaply?) Even the video was bad. The presentation does not flow smoothly and the gimmick
is exposed throughout their handling of it. It does not look very natural. I have purchased a lot of
very good magic from penguin but this one was BAD. Especially for the price. At 5 dollars a pop,
profit would have still been made. Sorry, but this is my honest review. I'll order many more magic
from Penquin, but I'll be leary about anything from the Other Brothers.
5 of 6 magicians found this helpful.
With some slight modifications to the gimmick and time invested in practice, this should last a
lifetime. The reason I only gave it 4 stars is twofold.
One, because they rushed the
production of the gimmick before finishing touches were performed which would have aided in the
installation and removal of the gimmick from the body and also helped to conceal it much better.
They don't affect the effectiveness of it at all and only take 15 minutes to do one time only. I was
a Tool & Die Maker in a mold shop for 30 years so I know all about making things like this.
The other modification only took 5 minutes to do but was absolutely necessary for the gimmick to
The other reason I deducted a star is because of the fact that they
didn't market it as more of the utility device which it is, rather than the somewhat misleading
turnkey routine which it might be misconstrued as being.
With only one mediocre card trick
supplied, it left me feeling a bit wanting. They merely mentioned a popular coin trick but no real
details were supplied.
Personally, I would pay a bit more for polished routines with all
the kinks worked out through hundreds of real-world performances. I feel they were more focused on
patting themselves on the back over and over for their ingenuity. I hope this isn't the direction
Magic is taking these days, simply churning out more gimmicks like a Clearing House of Magic.
But hey, overall it's still a good trick, does all the hard work for you as far as being able to
produce cards and coins from thin air...or from wherever you want, and I'm glad I bought it.
One more thing. It's not as easy switching from coins to cards and back as they purport, so my
advice is to purchase two of them and you'll always be ready to Look Like A Pro.
4 of 4 magicians found this helpful.
Great Method and simple Gimmick make Banjo Coin a very Visual piece of magic. You will want to do
this over and over as it will fool your own eyes. The method and handling are very deceptive and
simple to master. Highly Recommend!!
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I won't use it. It's not made for coins. It's for cards. It's very cheaply made. A lot of
instructions on card forces and a suggestion that you could use it in Miser's Dream. If you need
this for the miser's dream, you shouldn't be performing the Dream. Other than the one card, trick,
I cannot imagine any other use for this. "Coin" should not be used it the description I feel truly
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This is an excellent utility device. It won't take the place of knowing how to be interesting and
how to routine an act or even one effect. It doesn't hide in your nose. You have to make it work for
you. The design was influenced to solve a problem in Miser's Dream, so the hand position is perfect
for repetitive plucking of coins (or whatever) from the air. The gimmick then allows the coin (or
whatever) to be "cleanly" shown on both sides at the fingertips with both hands empty, before being
tossed into the pail. No Ramsay subtlety work needed. Immediately, another object can be plucked
from the air. Although on M. Cafe there was mention of using a G*sh**n P***h (a pure sleight) to
accomplish the same thing, one big difference is that with the Banjo Coin an alternative to plucking
is to have the card/coin/candy(?) slowly materialize/fade into view at your fingertips. This is
uncanny. Worth the price? This is a utility prop which is built to last, made of reinforced
synthetic material, one size fits most. The comment that you need a large thumb does not make sense
to me, since natural movement and surprise takes care of any unexpected gaps.
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This effect is called Banjo coin, yet there’s no coin in the demo OR the explanation. They do talk
about it and say its very visual, so why not show it??! The gimmick is pretty cool but a bit rough
and scratchy. Lastly in my opinion you need to have thick thumbs to effectively perform this.
2 of 2 magicians found this helpful.
To be honest I bought this hoping for a gimmick that would help me cheat on the sleight normally
required for these tricks, and it does. One downside is the folded card or bill, but then again I
don't think you can do the sleight with coins. It's still a little hard with fingers that aren't
flexible, but at least it's possible with the gimmick. I'd like to see a lower price or a little
2 of 2 magicians found this helpful.
I always love what The Other Brothers come up with idea wise, but then I usually regret purchasing
This one was no different, I'm upset that I spent so much money on such a
2 of 3 magicians found this helpful.
A total waste! I look to Penguin before I purchase anything. I should have waited for the reviews
on this. I cannot relate to the favorable reviews. The lowest ratings are right on. It's
1 of 1 magicians found this helpful.
I was initially surprised by how flimsy it was and its 3D printed body but, assembled, it does the
trick quite nicely. If you're not familiar with the actual technique of vanishing the bill or
whatever, you'll soon see how it's done and may do away with the gimmick altogether. My manual
dexterity suffers from occasional inflammation and arthritis, so a handy little gizmo like this is
great in a pinch and also serves to condition my fingers to do the vanish without the gimmick. Hands
up a great idea.