Greg Wilson has a fine patter idea that's included. I slip a Chinese spurious $100 to someone in the
audience before the show and end by "borrowing" and turning that into a $10. Greg Wilson has a fine
patter idea that's included. The one slight is taught with great clarity and detail, although a
video would come in handy.
Nice props and effect, however, the instructions are poor. If you know an Elmsley count, I suggest
just watching the video performance and figure out the handling of the props on your own. It will
be much easier than the confusing instructions. Penguin should take the initiative to have someone
demo the effect slowly with front and rear angles and include the link with purchase. Hey, it's
We ordered the prop simply for the giant bills...in fact, if we could buy the digital images, it
would be even better!
We have a different method and presentation, but this is a nice piece
for those who want to "get it and run with it"!
This is a true winner! I was stunned by the excellent quality and workmanship on the bills. Danny is
to be commended, because he bought the rights to produce these from Dean Tellefson, the creator of
the effect "Creative Finance", which I at one time used to do in my act in every show. That in
itself was an excellent effect, which I performed on TV.
However, through personal tragedy in my
life, I lost possession of the prop bills, and was devastated when I called every magic shop in the
world, only to hear the same story: "We don't have them, and we can not get them anywhere."
So on a hunch, I ordered "Big Bucks", and found to my delight that Danny had produced
essentially the same effect, only with tens and hundreds instead of ones and twenties. The principle
of the working of the effect is the same. And to boot, Danny included a WONDERFUL patter story that
is shorter than "Creative Finance", but pretty much equally entertaining.
And again, the
quality of the bills is gorgeous! The printing and thickness is second to none! Once you get your
hands on these and actually feel them in your hands and start practicing the moves so that you can
cause the bills to change from tens to hundreds and back, your going to fall in love with the effect
and want to immediately add it to your act!
The whole thing like so utterly impossible!
Because of the gargantuan size of the bills, your audience automatically KNOWS you're not hiding any
extra bills in your hands!!
(Which might be the first place their clever little minds
could go, but it's cancelled out by the size of the bills, so where does that leave their mind to
travel for an explanation? Nowhere really!
It just looks so dog-gone magical! It even
FEELS magical in your own hands and to your own eyes, even though you know you know exactly what's
going on. It's just a special magical feeling to be able to change the jumbo bills so smoothly and
instantly. You'll do it in front of a mirror just to watch the effect as your spectator's see it.
As far as difficulty? It uses one basic sleight that most of us are familiar with. The
difference is that you are doing it with these Brobdingnagian bills instead of cards. And you are
doing it parallel to your body and with the actual assistance of gravity, which I think actually
If you are familiar with the sleight, I personally think you'll get this smooth in
no time. If you are a newbie and do not know the sleight, it may take you longer.
had practiced this for years with "Creative Finance", so for me it was a proverbial piece of cake.
One more thing I'll say about "Big Bucks": It has commercial EYE APPEAL to your audiences,
and has the potential to be a big hit in your show. When you pull out these colossal bills, every
eye in the house will be on you!
I highly recommend "Big Bucks". Kudos to Danny for putting
this on the market!
Quality props! Great patter! (also by the ever irrepressible Greg
Wilson!) What more could you ask for?