Creator: Alexis De La Fuente and Sebastien Calbry
Publisher: World Magic Shop
MSRP: $ 45
Skill Level: Beginner/intermediate
DVD Run time: 28 minutes
Type of effect: Card trick , Moving ink effect, written prediction changes.
Manufacturer's Write Up:
For the first time ever Sebastien Calbry and Alex De La Fuente have created a card that changes without the need for touch. Any design drawn onto the back of a playing card changes instantly and yet totally under your control. You can use the BADGE gimmick to change open prediction or enhance incredible productions right at your fingertips before handing the card out for examination.
How accurate is the ad copy? Very close, this is what happens.
What's in the box? DVD, 1 gimmick
Very original and visual, the effect happens quickly and has instant reset.
How are the production values:
Well shot instruction, titles have repeating bumpers, performer "John" from World Magic Shop is standing in a static "black" teaching environment and the instructions do give you several ideas. But the background music can get a little annoying.
Is it well made:
Gimmick is very well made
Is it well taught:
Most of the 28 minutes is devoted to gimmick construction and repair, so it's a lot of arts-n-crafts. There are some live and studio performances, but there is very little "set up" instruction. Wearing the necklace gimmick is shown against a piece of fabric (to simulate your own shirt) but there was no live demo of placing it on a real person.
My thoughts (what I personally liked/disliked):
I liked that this is highly original and it places a new twist on the "got it wrong the first time" plot.
Storage? Does it "pack flat?"
All you need is the hanging reveal card and the ball chain that goes around your neck.
Does it "play big?"
It's highly visual and lightning fast, so it can spark a cool reaction from people.
How practical is this in the real world?
There was no actual teaching of - putting on the gimmick, or of wearing the gimmick in public, my guess is because it's a little awkward.
How original is this idea?
This is a new twist on the "got your prediction wrong" scenario. To be fair Alexis has a very similar effect called FRAME
Overall score: 8/10
+ If you want to see my full review with even more of my opinions and ideas you can visit this link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XsCa56WN2Nk