In Branded, Tim Trono offers an innovative and practical method for the blister effect that keeps your hands away from your pockets and reduces the number of props that you'll need to perform the trick. An additional twist, an existing blister on your finger morphs into symbols that represent the selected card.
While this trick has been around for awhile, it usually required you to access a gimmick in your pocket. This is certainly the case with Jason Palter's excellent Third Degree Burn that I reviewed some time ago.
Tim Trono has created a gimmick that slides over an everyday Bic lighter and removes the need to carry an additional prop. Best yet, the dirty work happens in front of spectators and with your hands out of your pockets. This is downright brilliant.
You receive two gimmicks. The smaller gimmick that works with a mini Bic lighter offers you one card revelation, while the larger gimmick for the regular size Bic lighter offers three card revelations. Both can create the generic blister. I like this idea of morphing an existing blister into card symbols instead of simply creating a blistered symbol. I think it's more magical.
Wilson is an appropriate host as he is a true magician's magician and his "Off the Cuff" DVD is one of the finest instructional discs out there that explains magic with everyday props.
If you've been wanting to perform the blistered card effect, Branded offers an efficient and powerful method. You're already carrying a lighter for the trick, now you can make it work for you.
-Wayne N. Kawamoto
MSRP: (US) $49.95
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