18+ Theatre Magic: Fire Wallet 2.0

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18+ Theatre Magic: Fire Wallet 2.0

Postby Jordan C » Thu Feb 05, 2015 6:00 pm



For Adults Only - Fire Risk

The Effect

This trick is sure to make your name the HOTTEST ticket in town...literally! Next time you're paying for something or you have to take your wallet out, imagine the look on your friends faces when your wallet bursts into flames! We're talking some serious heat. Then, you can show your wallet is completely unharmed. No damage whatsoever!

Cost
£30 from MAGIC WORLD

Difficulty
(1=easy to do, 2=No sleights, but not so easy, 3=Some sleights used,
4=Advanced sleights used, 5=Suitable for experienced magicians only)

1-2 (angles is your only issue)

Review
Well, I've been a big fan of fire magic since, well both fire and magic were invented! But I've always been disappointed with 'fire business cards' and 'fire wallets' in the past. It always seemed to me that they overlooked a common sense principle - fire is hot, fire burns. That often meant rapid deterioration of the product. Because I have - quite literally it would seem - been 'burnt' by such gimmicks in the past I was reluctant to purchase this, and made it a considered decision to do so.
Sods law, my first one was the first one James had received that was faulty, but he was awesome about it and replaced it quickly. An omen I wondered? But I had it replaced anyway, and I am VERY glad I did. It's openly marketed as 'metal plated' so let me tell you that THAT really makes the difference!! I'd advise a spray/dab of flame retardant on the stitching as a double precaution, but it's not necessary.

The wallet is well made from either leather or a decent faux. It has a window section to the left where you can put your photo id, and to the right are three slots that will happily accommodate 2 credit/debit cards in each. It feels like a well made item and functions nicely as a wallet. For the folding money there are two full width compartments at the back of the wallet. It's a little bulky to be in your back pocket all the time - especially when sitting - but it's easy to carry about as part of a walkaround, or as your normal wallet.

Using it as a normal wallet - without any precursor magic - gets the best effect. So social situations are where it does have the most impact. Or it can be used as an opener to your introduction on walkaround, capturing attention immediately.

I love it!

Overall
10/10 - The only thing that would make this better would be if it became another trick/part of another trick after - but I hear rumours a UK variant is in development that will make it more than a one trick pony so to speak - though many ordinary wallet effects may also be done with this, as with any normal wallet.
It is a raw flame so flash money cannot be contained in the wallet.
It is simple to operate and if you follow a couple of simple tips from myself, you get 99% first time ignition.

If you need a new wallet, you're going to spend 25/30 quid anyway, so spend £30 on this from Magic World and get that 'hotness' that other wallets fail to deliver!! ;)

PS: Hello Everybody!!! Long time!

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