MSRP: $ 25
Skill Level: Beginner
DVD Run time: 1 hour and a half
Type of effect: tricks with a thumb tip
Manufacturer's Write Up:
The thumb tip is the most powerful gimmick you can carry in your pocket.
In 1970 Vernet revolutionized the world of magic with the release of his famous thumb tip. For more than forty years Vernet has been using cutting edge technology to make the most realistic thumb tip ever seen!
Finally Vernet is releasing a DVD with more than thirty unique and fantastic routines! With this DVD you'll be able to release all the potential this extraordinary gimmick has.
These routines are truly professional, extremely practical and with really clever methods!
You'll find a wide range of routines ideal for close-up, parlor, stage and bar magic.
You'll be amazed with all the different applications that this weapon can have for every possible situation!
Includes: thumb tip gimmick and DVD
Languages: Spanish and English
Duration: 90min approx.
How accurate is the ad copy? No deception
What's in the box? DVD and small thumb tip
Key points: DVD is taught in Spanish with English dub. Many effects are taught for a king size thumb tip
How are the production values: The Performer offers a studio performance and explanation standing against a red curtain. Mostly the entire video is performing for a stationary camera with a few close up shots for detail.
Is it well made: Many effects are taught for a king size thumb tip
Is it well taught: Aside from the English dub, I felt it was easy enough to watch and listen to.
What tricks are taught?
- Cut and restored rope
- Cut and restored silk from a newspaper tube
- Vanishing heap of salt
- Vanishing lit cigarette
- Color changing silk
- Signed silk from a dinner roll
- 20th century silks
- Appearing goldfish
- Silk becomes an egg
- Silk travels from one hand to the next
- Silk from coin purse clasp
- Balancing a card on the back of your hand
- Torn and restored paper
- Vanishing an extra large silk
- Transforming a $1 into a $100 bill (mismade bill 50:50)
- And many more….
My thoughts (what I personally liked/disliked): I thought it was odd that most of these effect required a king sized thumb tip, but the TT included was a medium sized
Storage? Does it "pack flat?" fits neatly in your pocket
Does it "play big?" the thumb tip is an instrumental tool in the magician’s arsenal.
Difficulty / Skill level required: These are beginner level effects, that said… I wish I had a video like this when I had first bought my thumb tip.
How much arts and crafts are involved? none
How practical is this in the real world? (can it really be done?)
Overall score: let's toss out the traditional score of 1-10 and make this something that we all can appreciate and understand.
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X Somewhat Satisfied
_____ Neither Satisfied or Dissatisfied
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Over all this is a great resource, I would have liked some material on care and how many thumb tips you should have and perhaps how you should wear the thumb tip – but no worries.
+ Hey do you want to see my full review with even more of my opinions and ideas? Visit this link for my video review: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_dGetxLzHgA