I ordered this prepared to be disappointed. But it is great little gimmick. Kind of an updated
scotch and soda. The DVD shows several additional adaptations but the basic disappearing coin is
the one that blows peoples mind. A small bit of slight of hand is required but real basic and can
be mastered with about one minute of practice. A little bit expensive but it is a first class
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The effect is simple and astonishing. It involves sight, touch and hearing. DVD includes easy
instructions on multiple routines with two caps or an entire routine with one cap and a bottle. Let
me tell you that the one basic routine is so strong you would not need to learn any other. It is so
visual and audiable. Reactions at first are those of confusion and astonishment. The gimmicks are
very well made and you receive two. Extremely easy to use and very very clever to disquise this as a
bottle cap. This is a worker that you can carry with you and use ANYWHERE. Bottle caps and coins
make sense anywhere you go. One small negative is that if you want to introduce the caps using a
bottle, unfortunately the cap does not fit all bottles. It was not hard to find one that worked
however, you may have to buy a few bottles of something in order to find one that does work.
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Great effect, I really amazed some people with this -- it was easy to learn, but only after I came
up with a variation that avoided the necessity of having to do one difficult move.
that's the first caveat: the promo includes a routine where the coin reappears under a bottlecap
held in the spectator's hand, but this requires a move (when you put the cap into their hand) that
is difficult to do well, and if you mess that up, the trick is ruined. I prefer to do the trick on
a surface -- I've found that a stack of four sheets of paper, on top of a hard surface like a table,
is simultaneously firm enough and cushioned enough to avoid a noise giveaway. Then I say "I'll bet
you a dollar it's not under here, well DUH" -- and here I plonk the bottlecap down fairly hard on
the table -- "because I can here it over here" -- while moving the other bottlecap so spectator can
hear the rattling sound.
I find that saying "DUH" very sarcastically, gives the perfect
cover for plonking the bottlecap hard down on the table, which is what you need for the trick to
Second caveat: The promo says "completely examinable", but that's only if you make
the coin disappear without reappearing. If you make the coin reappear, and the spectator examines
the coin and the bottlecap at the same time, they'll easily discover... well, I'm being circumspect
to avoid a spoiler (although you can probably guess), but the bottom line is it's not "examinable"
if the coin re-appears.
As long as you keep those two things in mind, it's a 5 out of 5 for
ease of use and spectator reaction.
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In my opinion some of the things Dan Hauss has put out have been a little sketchy which is why I was
a little hesitant to dive in and purchase this before there were any reviews posted. AM I GLAD I
DID. This is a breeze to perform and the gimmicks are extremely high quality. The potential that
this has is incredible, and the Rattled gimmicks can be reset in 1.3 seconds. Thats my record
anyhow. This is simple, built to last, and extremely effective. Not only does the spectator hear the
coin inside the cap, THEY CAN FEEL IT MOVING. Magic doesn't get better than this. Buy this now.
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The basic one cap routine is perfect. With minmal sleight of hand, you could vanish a coin easily.
Spectators see you to take out a bottle, and remove the cap. You put a coin into the cap,
and turn over. Spectators shake the cap, they could feel and hear the coin inside the cap. They use
their hand to cover the cap. You do some magical gesture. Then they shake the cap again, nothing.
They turn over the cap and find nothing inside. They examine the cap but find nothing. They could
never hear the coin again. The whole routine looks very impromptu, the gimmick looks like a real cap
from a water bottle. No spectator will supspect your cap is a gimmick.
However, the two
cap routine doesn't work well. Sometimes the coin may not appear as you wish. After the routine, if
the spectator examine the cap with the coin, they may find something abnormal. On the other hand,
it's not a good idea to bring out two bottles in front of spectators. I don't think someone will
take two water bottles at the same time. Spectators may suspect it.
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If you are trying to figure out whether to buy this -- stop worrying and get it. The effects you can
produce are just as good as what you see in the video. There is only one routine that involves any
sleight of hand at all, and a beginner can do it. This is one of the cleanest tricks with the best
value I have ever purchased. The gimmick is clever and extremely well made. If you are not
accustomed to carrying a water bottle with you -- you might want to rethink that, because it is the
perfect setup for this. "Oh you want to see a trick? What can I use... oh how about this cap from my
bottle?" Ha. Plus you should be drinking more water anyway.
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You get not one, but TWO rattled gimmicks plus replacement parts and extras. And yes you can
actually have the coin vanish from the cap without touching it (and make the rattling stop).
DVD is about an hour, and covers a half dozen great effects for these gimmicks. All are
exceptional ideas, and well thought out, cute little routines. Whether you're a pro or hobbyist,
you cannot go wrong with this product.
One of the best tricks of 2011, MUST HAVE.
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It's tooootally worth the $$$. I drink bottled water all the time, so the gimmick flies by everyone
who knows me.
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I see there are no reviews since 2011, apparently they've changed the props that are sold.
The supplied something is EXTREMELY weak. Makes noise, etc. This went right into the trash.
Hands down, the worst experience on Penguin.
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I purchased many tricks that were a big disappointment and finally became extremely selective. I
don't usually go for the "hot new trick" but this one looked really good and seemed perfect for
restaurants magic. I wasn't disappointed: this is an amazing effect and I love how Dan Hauss was
able to apply an old concept in a completely new way which, I believe, is what creativity is all
about. So clever!
I don't usually like to use gimmicks, gaffed cards, and so on, because I like
to have my props examined. This trick seemed to use a gimmick that can be given out to your audience
and still seem perfectly fine, but I was still a little skeptical. Well, I was mistaken, you can
have everything examined!
The only downside for magicians that do table hopping is that this
trick requires a little bit of resetting. Consequently I can't perform it at every table because I
can't always leave the room to reset.
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