Received this trick today and performed it after watching the very direct tutorial. I showed it to
several adults and children. This plays really well with both. The look on people’s faces when the
hand grabs their coin is priceless. They think the trick is over but when you tell them to
immediately take the ball of magic clay and open it to find their signed coin they are still taking
in the fact that a little hand just grabbed their coin. This is not only fun to do but even more fun
watching people laugh at this silly effect. Is it a coin trick? Not sure but i really like this fun
bit of magic. Roddy you have another hit on your hand. Pun intended. I have all your effects and
thought Little Door could not be topped. But this little gem has done it. Keep up the good work.
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After shows I usually have a handful of audience members who come up to chat or just to say they had
a good time. For a long while I've been seeking that intimate "encore piece" I can perform for these
folks, which is something special to say thanks with, and that is entirely different than anything
they've seen in my show. Franken-Doh by Roddy McGhie is that spare "pocket trick" I've been seeking!
It's not so much a case of "How did he do it?" But rather one of "Did I just see what I
thought I saw?"
Roddy McGhie is a good teacher, and his Scottish lilt adds to his charm.
The tutorial is just over 20 minutes and avoids annoying rambling.
The only reason I
deducted a star was that for the price, they could have included more "Doh." There is enough to
perform the trick. But I expect it to get dirty over time and not outlive the gimmick. He does tell
you what the Doh is, and the substance is readily available online. But he doesn't provide a brand
name for color match, or sell a resupply separately (and least not yet.)
This is an
out-of-the-box performance piece that you'll need creativity to incorporate, but well-worth it!
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Looks cool when he does it. For what's in the box, I think it should be half the price. Hard to
do, takes a lot of practice. I like when you can perform pretty much out of the box. The dough
itself I find to be not as flexible and malleable as it appears in the video. perhaps you have to
keep it in your pocket for an hour to warm it up? also the gimmick is really loud when it takes the
coin away. couldn't be done in a silent room without hearing the magnetic click. If I'm wrong
about this and there's another strategy for the coin removal, please let me know. I was excited to
perform this but have not yet performed it yet. There's a lot to practice still.
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Initial impression is bad because the dough arrived fully hardened. So, $40 for a little plastic
hand and a couple magnets. Now I have to spend more, just to try it.
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great magic. took awhile for me to get the move down and finger to work right but very doable. I
recommend this. A very good trick
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Great Trick ... not hard to learn, will make you think how to use it... that's the challenge. thank
I had purchase the little hand, but this one is much more fun to show a small child. I throughly
enjoy this trick.
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One fo those
half magic / gag / prank / weird... but great
super refreshing to perform
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