Trick by Timothy Wenk ($19.00 - normally $25.00)
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David Copperfield did this on television when we were kids. I still remember it vividly, like it was yesterday. He took a bill (which can be borrowed) and a normal pencil and penetrated the bill repeatedly. At the end, the length of the pencil MELTED THROUGH the bill like butter. This thing looks INCREDIBLY good.
And this is what Vanishing Inc excels at. We’re not after the newest fad. We want to tell you about lesser known gems, and this certainly qualifies. Popular in its day, I don’t see ANYONE doing this anymore, and that makes it the PERFECT trick for you to explore. It’s retro—so old it’s new again. And I believe it to be superior to all the pen through bill effects out there now.
A $100 bill and (in most cases) a pencil are borrowed from a member of the audience. The borrowed bill may be marked for later identification if desired. You proceed to use the pencil to pierce a hole in the center of the bill-there`s no doubt that the pencil is truly through the bill. Watch the audience gasp (especially the bill`s owner) at what happens next...you rip the pencil through the bill-the audience clearly sees the pencil rip through and they can hear the sound of paper ripping! Yet, somehow the bill is left completely unharmed!You offer to repeat the effect, this time the pencil mysteriosly melts through the bill in slow motion-it looks unbelievable! Both the pencil and the bill may then be handed out for complete examination. Comes with very special gimmick, pencil and detailed instruction booklet.
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Ash asks: Can this be done with other currencies? New AUD notes have a large clear window, can it still be done?
- 1. Vanishing Inc. Magic responds: We haven’t tested it with Australian currency but it will likely work, so long as it you can fold it so that part of it isn’t clear.
Fred asks: Is it possible to buy replacement gimmicks? I have the coupon from 30 or however many years ago for a replacement that I never used ;) Is this the same color as the original?
- 1. Vanishing Inc. Magic responds: The gimmick is made to match the color of the pencil. I'm afraid that we don't have any replacements.
Customer reviews for Misled
This is an absolutely incredible effect.
Its something that i was shown at a magic shop when i was a kid first getting into Magic. It blew my mind back then. What blew my mind even more was how easy it was to get up to speed on the work involved and how quickly i was able to amaze everyone i showed. In my magic box i have the same gimmick still that i had back then as a kid. It's traveled around the world with me and is something i'll still pull out from time to time. It's awesome to see this on sale here.
I ordered a cheap version when this was out of stock.and to be honest, you get what you pay for. It was very cheap and very hard to make work. But the misled is better. 5 stars
With this re-release, I believe this effect can now be considered a classic. Timothy Wenk has developed a killer routine that never fails to blow people's minds. This has been one of my go-to tricks at work and at parties ("C'mon, show us something!") because it is easy to do at a moment's notice. You will NOT be disappointed in this! Everything is examinable in the end.
If anyone watched David Copperfield show in the past. He performed Misled. Very deceptive and illusion. This will fooled you in the mirror while you practicing. The best classic pencil penetration through bill. Although you need to do basic sleight of hands and practice to make it smooth. Highly Recommended!!
A classic effect to add into one repertoire, be it close up, strolling and even stage, (see David Copperfield ;)). Don’t buy the cheap imitations, pick up Misled when it drops back in stock again. This is a popular effect that you can include in your EDC and have your audience misled.
The classic trick that trend the world upside down! 30 years ago...It's good for what it is and I think there is a lot of nostalgia attached to it but anytime I performed it I was met with So-so responses. However the pen through dollar? The one in beginner sets, that one seemed to get a bigger response.