This product is absolute junk. First of all, mine is matte black, where all the other images I’ve
seen - trailer, a “box opening” video someone did, and the instructional video - all show a wallet
that looks to be quite noticeably shinier than what I received. Now, shiny black or matte black
doesn’t really matter to me for the purpose of the trick; but a shinier material might have made the
interior look more natural than it does. The teaching video mentions that material were chosen that
won’t show the creases from the folds once the wallet is opened. That’s not true. The creases are
very noticeable and prominent. And they aren’t consistent with actual wallet use, so they stand out
as looking like exactly what they are: fold creases. I got this today and folded it three times so
far, for literally only seconds…and now, ten minutes past the last time the wallet was folded, and
although the wallet has somewhat lost some of the depth of the crease, the crease lines can still be
clearly seen. If you show this wallet immediately upon it opening from being folded, (as you must do
to perform it as intended and that actually makes an impact, then it looks absolutely terrible.
Maybe it’s the matte finish and the shinier material that seems to have been used in the promo works
better than what they actually shipped…I don’t know. This was an absolute waste of money and one of
the worst magic items I’ve purchased in a long, long time. I wish I could give it less than one
star. Even if this was half the price it is now, I couldn’t recommend this. How very disappointing.
11 of 12 magicians found this helpful.
I am sort of writing to respond to a previous terrible review. This was sort of what I was
expecting, something that is used as a quick bit of business or gag and I think it suits the purpose
for that. For instance you could have it palmed and pretend to pickpocket from someone else's pocket
although I guess you could hide a regular wallet in your hand and do that. It will not stand up to
close scrutiny as the credit cards a clearly sewn on fabric. It does look a little different from
what is seen in the video which was probably a prototype, something Penguin does sometimes. I expect
to have some fun with it but if you are not happy Penguin is pretty good with returns.
2 of 3 magicians found this helpful.