Creator: Jeff Prace
MSRP: $ 10
Skill Level: all
Type of effect: modified hot rod
Manufacturer's Write Up: The most innocent looking Hot Rod EVER! This pen combines the world's most iconic search engine logo and the Hot Rod methodology to create a prop that exerts innocence and performs well.
A spectator selects one of the colors on the pen's multi-colored logo. In a flash, the entire logo changes into the selected color! The pen can be displayed on both sides and be handed out for examination at the end.
How accurate is the ad copy? This is exactly what happens
What's in the box? Hot Rod pen -Plus an additional examinable pen -And written instruction by Genii columnist Jeff Prace
Key points: This is a much more organic "believable" prop
Is it well made: Built to look like a standard Bic© disposable pen
Is it well taught: Only written instructions are included, so you might want to learn the "paddle move" from someplace else.
My thoughts (what I personally liked/disliked): I liked that this allows me to put a hot rod back into my routine, I didn't like the fact that the "Logo" is another "close facsimile" and not the actual branded Google© logo.
Storage? Does it "pack flat?" All you need is some pocket space two carry two pens. I put one in each front pocket, remembering where my gimmick is - then - when the effect is over - I pocket it with the "examinable" pen for my switch casually and then when my spectator asks to examine it, I hand out the other one. Diabolical.
Does it "play big?" Not really, this effect has an obvious color force and seems more like "eye candy" than a stunning effect.
How practical is this in the real world? (can it really be done?) Oh absolutely. It's a great little "always ready" that you can carry with you whenever.
Credit: The original hot rod is credited to James Zachary
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=Lp9RIv3P4f4