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Power Pickpocket Wallet Burgoon and Goshman

Postby Tom Lauten » Jan 18th, '08, 14:12



Available from a LOT of places:

Price: £8.99 plus P&P -ish

Catagory: Jolly Japery

Difficulty (1-5): 2, you just need to practice a bit and act reasonably well... a tiny bit of handling but not knuckle busting.

They Say:

This gimmick will allow you to appear to instantly remove a spectators wallet and replace it again without detection! Your audience will believe you are a master pickpocket!

Sold for Entertainment Purposes Only

"Tom's Power Pickpocket is just too cool!" - Mac King

I say:

Well... I was told I would HATE this. Hmmmmmmmm...

You know what? I LOVE it!

It is totally silly, seems to take the p**s when you first take it out of it's box but it is obviously such a clever idea it's simplicity is viciously deceptive. It is PROPER tangential thinking... it's actually so clever that it ranks very highly indeed in my book of "proper" magic thinking. Heck, it TOTALLY fooled my wife and she has seen every kind of gaff and gag out there and she, like me, is a special effects artist to boot!

For those of you who know what it is PLEEEEASE don't hint at it or give it away, it's too good. For those who don't know what it is (for sure) you might well be totally surprised.

The surprising thing is that with some thought this can be used for gut busting comedy, for drama, or as part of a street smart, mind control style, suedo-conman routine. The laughs you could get with it are priceless and the seeming audacity of what you "do" will make you look like "Jack-the-biscuit"!!!

The quality of the item is very good and quite "realistic", having said that, the effect is not for really close work. Imagine a good parlour distance or "across a pub" distance... in fact I can't WAIT to play with this in a pub! I will try not to get arrested or punched!

Overall:

Quite impressive thinking. Very useful for those who want to do some very funny, edgy or dodgy-looking stuff. Not ideal for particularly close up work, inexpensive and well made...I want 2 more to play with!

If we can hit that bullseye then the rest of the dominoes will fall like a house of cards... Checkmate!
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Postby IAIN » Jan 18th, '08, 19:52

sounds like fun...plus i wanna be Jack-the-biscuit! :D

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Postby Tom Lauten » Jan 18th, '08, 22:09

I was once "Jack-the-Biscuit-tin"... not a particularly fun experience.

I couldn't afford the be "Jack-the-biscuit", I was too "short (on) bread"...huh? HUH?...get it? ...SHORT-ON-BREAD?...SHORTBREAD?...


...FINE...sod you then! :x

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Postby IAIN » Jan 18th, '08, 22:13

well...that really does take the...erm...what's the word....er... :oops:

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Postby Lord Freddie » Jan 18th, '08, 22:29

Tom Lauten wrote:I was once "Jack-the-Biscuit-tin"... not a particularly fun experience.

I couldn't afford the be "Jack-the-biscuit", I was too "short (on) bread"...huh? HUH?...get it? ...SHORT-ON-BREAD?...SHORTBREAD?...


...FINE...sod you then! :x


That's Nice. Sound like a bit of a Jammy Dodger if you ask me. Or a bit of a Boaster. Ha! All this is making feel like having a glass of Bourbon.

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Postby Tom Lauten » Jan 18th, '08, 22:34

Uhh oh....I gotta bad feeling about this! :?

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Postby ArcticBanana » Jan 18th, '08, 22:44

I was almost about to buy this before this review. I think Ill have to now.

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Postby Lord Freddie » Jan 18th, '08, 22:50

Tom Lauten wrote:Uhh oh....I gotta bad feeling about this! :?


A barrage of corny biscuit related jokes will be coming this way! :wink:

Nice reivew, by the way Tom. I'm intrigued more than anything else as to what the actual effect is. Do you actually manage to pilfer a wallet, or is it more (as I suspect) a gag/wind-up based thing?

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Postby Mandrake » Jan 18th, '08, 23:06

Lord Freddie wrote:A barrage of corny biscuit related jokes will be coming this way! :wink:
I reckon you're all crackers... (just don't mention Ginger Nuts OK?)

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