Publisher: Penguin Magic
Skill Level: all
DVD Run time: 1 hour, 11 minutes
Type of effect: Pen through dollar bill
Manufacturer's Write Up: You ask your spectator if you can borrow a dollar. As she's finding her dollar you take out a pen. With her dollar in your hand, you stab the pen right through. The Pen visually pierces the dollar. Now, with your reputation (and her dollar) on the line you bring the pen and bill even closer. At this point you're RIGHT up close... she's NEVER going to forget this. With NOTHING obstructing her view you pull the pen right back through the bill. She doesn't even blink. She sees every moment of it. The pen is now completely free from the bill.
How accurate is the ad copy? This is exactly what happens
What's in the box? DVD and two gimmicked pens
Key points: The bill is completely unharmed and completely examinable!
The pen is instantly completely inspectable, the pen really writes, the cap really fits!
How are the production values: The DVD was filmed back in 2009,but it sill looks timeless.
Is it well made: This is the best "version" of this effect I have ever seen
Is it well taught: Anyone who has seen OZ Pearlman knows what a good teacher he is. The DVD has lots of tricks, advice, handling and tips - you won't be disappointed.
My thoughts (what I personally liked/disliked): Penguin is giving you a massive amount of content for a small gimmicked pen. Purchase the DVD and you'll get a second download from Rick Lax in addition to the DVD.
Storage? Does it "pack flat?" It's the size of any cheap black disposable pen
Does it "play big?" You can get big reactions from this.
How practical is this in the real world? (can it really be done?) That's the best part of this trick - it's so very practical and easy to carry with you.
How original is this idea? Credit where credit is due: The entire effect is based off of Pen thru anything by John Cornelius
Overall score: 9/10
+ 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=TDkZwsbaHhQ