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Consolidation by David Regal (Instant Download)

A stunning miracle that creates a rare object many people have never seen, and ends with you giving your spectator a $2 bill! START LEARNING INSTANTLY.
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"A GREAT ROUTINE. He's got a vanish, a transformation, and a souvenir for his spectator (that costs you nothing) all wrapped up in one fantastic routine. This. Just. Makes. Sense. I love it!" - David McCreary

What is it about $2, people just love them. Especially when you make a boring $1 and four coins magically change into it. This is such a clean vanish of four coins. A borrowed $1 transform into an impromptu change purse. The coins vanish and the $1 turns into a $2.

The vanish looks impossible but it's actually pretty easy. The method is fun and interesting and the finale ends with you giving them a $2 and people REALLY love that. Oh did I mention that you don't give away any money? That's right, it doesn't cost a thing.

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A Great, Simple Impromptu Trick Report this review
Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on March 22nd, 2019
I think Consolidaton is a great impromptu trick for beginners. The sleights (not really sleights... more or less just some subtle finger work) are minimal and the setup is about as minimal as you can make it.

I think that most experienced beginners and up will be able to figure this trick out... but still, it's a great trick! There are tons of money tricks out there, but I think this is (for me at least... at least I can't remember any others) the first one that combines a bill and loose change into another single bill. The concept is refreshingly new.

This trick has me thinking of some variations I might try, as well as some changes in the patter so that it feels right to me.

David does a nice job teaching this simple trick.

Let me answer some point blank questions here:
1. Is it worth the price? To be honest, I feel this is a $4.95 trick. In my opinion, this is overpriced. I'm not saying that it's not good... I'm just saying it's not $9.95 good.
2. Is this hard? Not at all. Even a beginner can do it. In fact, a beginner SHOULD do it. He or she will only improve with each trick like this.
3. Is there any preparation or arts & crafts? No arts and crafts. Preparation is very minimal. Like 3 seconds tops. The only other prep is that you obviously will want to obtain $2 bills, which may or may not be a challenge for you. It's at least a quick trip to the bank.
4. Is it impressive? Yes. For me personally, the bill + change = bill is a new idea which is already inspiring more ideas for me.
5. Would you recommend this trick? Yes, for beginners. Anyone more advanced will likely be able to figure this trick out. If you can't though, get the trick. Be careful not to hurt your head when you bang it repeatedly against a wall after watching the explanation.
6. Why is everyone else giving this trick 5 stars? I don't know. I think it's a cute trick, but I'm surprised over the excitement this trick seems to be generating. Maybe it's just me... maybe I'm getting old and I'm just being crotchety. That said, this review is my opinion, not anyone else's.
7. What is your rating then? I'm giving this a 3.5 stars. My reason is this... generally I reserve 5 stars for over the top awesome brain exploders. This is not that. To me, all tricks that are awesome but don't result in spectator gray matter all over my clothes top out at 4 stars (there are exceptions such as Mnemoica Trainer by Rick Lax, but this is a general rule for me). David's trick is a great trick, so I think 3.5 stars out of 4 is a great rating for him. David, please see it this way. :-)

So guys, that's my review... if this blows your mind, then I suppose get it. If you're new to magic, get it. If you're at an intermediate level or an experienced beginners, I'd recommend watching the demo a few more times before making a decision.

(By the way, I always try to be honest and straightforward in my reviews, while being respectful to the magician. If you appreciate my reviews, can you please click the "Yes" button below beside the question, "Did this review help you?" It's not like I actually benefit in any way by your clicking it... but it would be nice to see if my reviews are helpful or not. I hope they are. If you ever have suggestions or comments or questions about my reviews, please feel free to leave me a constructive comment. I'm just trying to be helpful. I love the Penguin community and hope that I can someday contribute my own product. :-) Thanks for reading and for any (hopefully positive, but either way, at least kind) feedback!)
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Clean clean clean Report this review
Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on March 20th, 2019
This is a great effect , 5 stars all day long.
I live in the uk and have ideas on presentation using blank paper.
Yes blank paper , were an examined blank piece, changes from being used as a money holder, to a prediction on a blank piece , and yes the money has gone.
A bank presentation,
A Brexit presentation,
A swindler presentation
All possible with this great method, extremely well taught,
And did I mention it is clean
Clean
Clean
Clean :)
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So simple so effective Report this review
Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on March 20th, 2019
What an effect. You can do it, and it it will totally amaze anyone watching. What amazed be is that the effect is so simple to learn and so effective in performance. I stunned my wife who may be the world's biggest magic critic. (I don't mean in size.) The tutorial is great. David Regal is one of my favorites, and he does not let me down with this tutorial. It is well worth the price.
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Easy... but not that practical. Report this review
Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on March 20th, 2019
Pluses: Very easy to do. No set-up. No arts & crafts. And it doesn't cost you anything to perform since you're trading your $2 for their's.
Minuses: You'll need to have your bank order you a supply of $2 bills, since you'll be giving one away every time you perform this. Plus you'll need to find audience members who have a $1 bill AND 4 quarters. (Do people still carry change?) Also, I think bringing out the lighter seems a bit unnatural. I'd like to see a different excuse for going to your pocket.
I do like the fact that you are taking their ordinary objects, a dollar and quarters, and "consolidating" them into an unusual object, a $2 bill... which you then give them. But is this a practical way to get future gigs? It's not like giving them your card with your contact info on it. And I doubt they will keep the $2 bill for as long as they'd keep your card. (The guy on the video was going to use it for bus fare.)
Overall I think this is a clever trick that's easy to do, and it's certainly easy enough to keep a $2 bill tucked in your wallet for the occasions when you'd want to do this.
However, I already carry a $2 bill that I use for "Volunteer Swindler"... that I don't give away.
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Great Coin/Bill Trick Report this review
Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on March 20th, 2019
Hello Everyone,

Well, this was exactly what I thought it was. So why did I spend $10 on it? Just to get David's handling and even though I have been a performing magician for over 50 years, there is always room for learning. Especially from David.

PROS:

1) Very simple sleight to learn. I would bet it's nothing new to you.
2) Packs small but plays HUGE.
3) You finish 100% clean.
4) If you set up in advance you can head to the next table or audience and do it again.
5) Set up will take you 5 seconds if you're slow. LOL
6) Even though you take $2.00 and leave them with $2.00 they will fell like you gave them something more. AND YOU DID!!! Most people don't even have a $2.00 bill so they will hold on to that bill for a long time and think of you everytime the look at it.

CONS:

1) You may find it hard to located people with pocket change. I do a ton of coin and bill magic and it is getting harder and harded to find someone with a quarter let alone 4.

If this happens you can always pull out your own money. However, I think it's just another coin/bill trick then. And I have a ton of them. Look for you audience on this one and will pack very BIG.

If you like these kinds of Real World tricks, you're going to love this one. If you do a lot of coin and bill magic, then this will fit right in. It is so easy that you will carry a ton of $2 bills with you.

I hope this helps,

The Magic Doc

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Useful Utilitilty Switch & Great Trick Report this review
Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on March 20th, 2019
Regal is creative! This is worth more than the trick you see. The dollar could be paper. You don't need the quarter part, or could use another object. You don't need to use the 2 dollar bill, but that is cool. It does not cost you any money the way Regal explains it. The video is all encompassing and yet short, which I appreciate. So tired of 2 hour videos that could be done in 10 minutes. This is a practical worker. Can be done instantly. No actual sleight of hand here. Fantastic work!
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Anytime. Anywhere. Report this review
Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on March 20th, 2019
I really love a bit that can done in a real world setting, as opposed to part of performance. This spontaneous transposition is quick and unexpected, ends clean, and is quite fun.

You borrow a dollar bill and 4 quarters - when it is unfolded it has become a 2 dollar bill. Nothing particularly fancy here, but Regal's simple presentation and instructional vid (less than 12 minutes is all it takes) gives this one a big payoff.

No arts/crafts involved.

This is fun stuff...!
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Simple, Fun & Fooling! Report this review
Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on March 20th, 2019
David Regal is a great creator. I love everything that I have learned from his videos. In under 12 minutes you will know how to perform this enchanting effect. No gimmicks, just one simple sleight & you will be entertaining people wherever you go. Great fun!
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Great but not perfect Report this review
Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on March 20th, 2019
I really do like this but I don’t know that it’s practical to borrow four quarters and a dollar bill in a world where no one carries cash. Other than that, it really is great.
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What a powerful, visual and fun trick Report this review
Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on March 20th, 2019
This is a great anywhere, anytime trick with money that requires nothing to make, cut or glue. Yes, you will need to go to the bank and get some $2 bills … not difficult, most already have them if not they will order them for you. I have always been able to get them from the bank as I normally use them for tips in a restaurant - leaves a lasting impression when I give them the cash and my magic business card. Now, I have another great reason to use my $2, thanks David. Yes, you will need the spectator to provide a $1 and four quarters but if you do it for a few people or have a couple of quarters on you, it is not really a big deal. This trick does not require any sophisticated sleights, just one very simple and natural move and yes, a very, very simple switch. It’s clean, clean, clean. David teaches this highly visual trick in just 11 minutes in a very well explained and visual (front and back camera shots) video tutorial. Watch the trailer again, you can see both his hands empty, I had no idea when I watched it the first time when ‘something’ happened. Not only is this a great trick but very memorable for the spectator as they will tell everyone that the Magician gave them a $2 … really????? Excellent for any skill level including beginners. I am sure that you will be excited to start performing it as soon as possible.
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