Sharpie Quickie is exactly what is says – a quick magic trick with a Sharpie! Want to know more? Read on in our review…
What is the Sharpie Quickie?
The effect is simple. You take (or borrow) a Sharpie and snap the clip off the cap. In an instant the clip is restored and everything can be examined – before and after!
Sounds too good to be true? That really is what the audience sees.
What do you get?
You’re supplied with a special gimmick which makes the magic possible and also a link to the instructions (26 minutes online video).
The gimmick is simple and brilliant. It is hidden in plain sight, is well made, and takes up very little space.
What do we think?
You can imagine this effect in two parts – the ‘break’ and the ‘restore’. The break is brilliant – it looks superb, and the thing which really sells it is the sound. The spectator can actually hear the plastic breaking. This is super-clean and convincing.
On the video they taught four different methods for the restore. The first looks the best to me – and relies on a version of the Williamson Striking Vanish. If you don’t know this it is briefly taught – but you will need to practise a bit to get the knack. Very pretty to watch!
Method two is called Magic Fingers. This is probably the easiest to do, but requires an extra bit of preparation which makes it less impromptu. Old Faithful is the third and utilises a magic gimmick with a long history. I thought this was the weakest of the four – to me the handling looks really awkward. The final version, Blow Wind Blow, involves a little “sleight of mouth”. This is pretty good, as long as you’re confident…
The video is simply shot but perfectly clear. Very conversational – like a one-to-one tuition setting.
Sharpie Quickie is a great release. It has minimal preparation and pocket-space requirements is extremely visual and very effective.
If you use a Sharpie in your existing routines – you need to get this. It is only a small bit of magic, but very effective. If you don’t use a Sharpie – still get it! You can borrow someone else’s pen and do it with that for a superb ‘impromptu’ bit of magic.
You can pick up Sharpie Quickie from MagicShop.co.uk for £22.49 (at the time of writing). What are you waiting for?
Review copy kindly provided by Murphys Magic to whom dealer enquiries should be directed.
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