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For centuries, camera technology undergoes back-to-back dramatic transformations, all to fulfill one human obsession: to immortalize their best moments.

That brings us to printed photos. Though substantial, they are a relic of the past. Once taken, nothing inside is changeable, or photoshopped. But did you know that you can actually manipulate printed photos in real life?

Courtesy of the brilliant minds of Julio Montoro and Finix Chan, we can now deliver that power to your hands - with Project Polaroid.

Project Polaroid isn't just any magic trick; it's more than that. It's a door to infinite possibilities. Imagine: being able to vanish the Statue of Liberty like the legend himself; materialize your portrait out of thin air; you can even have your audiences feel the miracle in their hands.

Not convinced? How about popping a real object out of a flat, 2D photo?

We're making Hollywood special effects come to life, through your hands.

Each package will come with two pre-made gimmicks, ready to go in just seconds.

Simply practical and effortless.

Designed for the real worker - whether you're a card, coin, mentalism, or psychic magician - Project Polaroid will elevate your art to a new extreme. Available worldwide NOW.

Disclaimer: Due to various challenges with mass production, Project Polaroid is LIMITED to 1100 units only. No reprint/reproduction hereafter.

What you will receive:
* Two pre-made gimmicks - Vanishing Statue of Liberty and Red Mercury Card Trick. Each gimmick was HAND ASSEMBLED by our FOUNDER and co-creator of Project Polaroid himself, Finix Chan.
* Four extra gimmicks - Princess Card Trick, Magician's Force, Crane Origami, and Ghost Lady. Assembly required.
* 30 x regular photos - 5 photos per plot; 3 photos (after the magic happens) and 2 photos (before the magic happens).
* One refill supplies pack.
* 2 hour detailed online instructions.
Q&A:

Q: What's the difficulty level of Project Polaroid?
A: Extremely Easy! The gimmick is self-contained. With a single flick, the magic happens!

Q: Can I customize my own photos?
A: It's possible. Once you have learned the concept, you may build your own Polaroid routine.

Q: Are its gimmicks well thought out?
A: Over 100 prototypes have been built by Finix. Moreover, with contributions from Jasoon Khor (an expert in the printing industry), we couldn't be more satisfied with the final result.

Q: How's the quality of the gimmicks? Are they durable?
A: Every paper-based product is prone to wear and tear upon long-time usage. We do include supplies and extra gimmicks so you can repair or build a new one. Please fully watch the online instruction before handling your gimmicks.

Q: Do I need to prepare anything in advance to perform this?
A: Not necessarily. You will receive two pre-made gimmicks HAND-ASSEMBLED by Finix Chan, co-creator himself! What you need to do instead, is to customize the pre-made gimmick to fit your preferences.

Q: If I am running out of supplies, where I can get them?
A: Due to various challenges with mass productions, we have limited quantities for the full set of Project Polaroid. However, we might have some overprinted photos. Therefore, please contact your favorite magic store for inquiries.

Q: Any possibility for add-on effects for Project Polaroid?
A: Yes! The main reason why we named this effect "Project" is because of its expandability. Infinite possibilities! Our founder, Finix, will continue to refine the gimmicks and develop more routines and effects with this concept. When we are ready, we will roll out add-ons from time to time.

Q: Are TV rights included?
A: Sorry, commercial rights are reserved for Project Polaroid, including but not limited to TV and web shows. Please contact Skymember Presents for commercial inquiries.

Credits:

We would like to say THANK YOU to Patrick Wolford from Murphy's Magic Supplies for being our project consultant and Jasoon Khor for engineering the gimmicks with Finix!
Concept by Julio Montoro
Remastered by Finix Chan
Project Manager: Calvin Liew
Project Consultant: Patrick Wolford
Gimmicks engineered by Jasoon Khor and Finix Chan
Creative Consultant: Avi Yap
Creative Director: Finix Chan
Graphic Designer: Yuen Tian Jia
Creative Assistants: Thien Wei Jian and Edwin Liew

Thoughts from professional magicians

"Project Polaroid is perfect for anyone looking for a visual in your face type of change that is easy to perform and customizable. I love it!!"
- João Miranda

"The effect is AMAZING, and the method is BRILLIANT!!"
- Les French Twins

More info:
https://www.murphysmagic.com/Product.aspx?id=63240


Best regards,
Titanas
Product Developer @ Murphys Magic Supplies
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This is great fun and very, very easy to use.

It's on the site now shipping from the UK here https://www.magicshop.co.uk/polaroid

Release date is May 13th

Hope this helps
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Has Anyone actually seen this product?

Or is everyone’s opinion based on the advert copy
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My order is in! I shall be reviewing it over on my review channel Smile

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCDcPM-Uc2coupozF8BSJUQg
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My order is in! I shall be reviewing it over on my review channel Smile

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCDcPM-Uc2coupozF8BSJUQg


Look Forward to seeing it !
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Identical to Frame, a creation of mine published in 2014.. Very disappointed with it.
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Identical to Frame, a creation of mine published in 2014.. Very disappointed with it.


Contact them if the method is the same
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On May 3, 2019, Alex DLF wrote:
Identical to Frame, a creation of mine published in 2014.. Very disappointed with it.


Contact them if the method is the same


Tried, creator and producer don’t seem to understand they own something to the creator of the original concept. That’s why I’m disappointed with the ethic policy from Skymember.

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On May 3, 2019, SleepyMagic wrote:
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On May 3, 2019, Alex DLF wrote:
Identical to Frame, a creation of mine published in 2014.. Very disappointed with it.


Contact them if the method is the same


Tried, creator and producer don’t seem to understand they own something to the creator of the original concept. That’s why I’m disappointed with the ethic policy from Skymember.



Nothing to comment from Titanas or Dominic ?

So looks like profit comes before ethics
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Beautifully visual. Am I being a Debbie downer by asking “who carries Polaroid anymore?” with regards to the patter of why I have this object. Do you think it would scream “special prop” since modern technology?
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On May 3, 2019, SleepyMagic wrote:
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On May 3, 2019, Alex DLF wrote:
Identical to Frame, a creation of mine published in 2014.. Very disappointed with it.


Contact them if the method is the same


Tried, creator and producer don’t seem to understand they own something to the creator of the original concept. That’s why I’m disappointed with the ethic policy from Skymember.



Have you seen the video for this or are you just guessing the methods are the same?
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On May 3, 2019, Alex DLF wrote:
Identical to Frame, a creation of mine published in 2014.. Very disappointed with it.


Contact them if the method is the same


Tried, creator and producer don’t seem to understand they own something to the creator of the original concept. That’s why I’m disappointed with the ethic policy from Skymember.



Have you seen the video for this or are you just guessing the methods are the same?


I’ve received the actual product and contacted the producer, which turns out they didn’t want to understand they took my concept.. So publishing here and on all the social medias are the only thing left to do :/
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Beautifully visual. Am I being a Debbie downer by asking “who carries Polaroid anymore?” with regards to the patter of why I have this object. Do you think it would scream “special prop” since modern technology?


Yes you are!

Honestly, do some research and you'll see how instant cameras are on the up... Kodak have just released two new cameras...
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I already have Alexis' Frame, which is I only picked up recently, and haven't actually used yet (though I have watched the DVD). Do we know that this is actually the same method? From the video it *might* be, but some of the examples suggest at least some differences in handling (not to mention the theme being different).
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All the Polaroid pictures I’ve ever seen are square shaped...unless this is from a new polaroid camera that prints a rectangular photo?
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I already have Alexis' Frame, which is I only picked up recently, and haven't actually used yet (though I have watched the DVD). Do we know that this is actually the same method? From the video it *might* be, but some of the examples suggest at least some differences in handling (not to mention the theme being different).


I actually received the product Project Polaroid so I can compare and tell you that the method is really similar
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Sorry if I came across as rude I just wanted to make sure you had seen the actual product because I have seen people jump to conclusions.
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I actually received the product Project Polaroid so I can compare and tell you that the method is really similar


So it's 'really similar' but not exactly the same. Are you looking to be credited or to get a part of their profits?
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All the Polaroid pictures I’ve ever seen are square shaped...unless this is from a new polaroid camera that prints a rectangular photo?


I've used the Fuji Instax mini film for a few years. They have a pocket printer similar to the HP Sprocket.
The film is credit card sized. Like what they use for the photos that SEO Magic sells such as Rainbow by Higar.
It is rectangular.

https://instax.com/mini9/en
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Beautifully visual. Am I being a Debbie downer by asking “who carries Polaroid anymore?” with regards to the patter of why I have this object. Do you think it would scream “special prop” since modern technology?


Actually polaroids are hugely in now especially for teens and young adults. It's a retro thing that they think is very cool. Not just made by polaroid anymore. Also Fujifilm.
https://www.amazon.com/s?k=instant+camera&ref=nb_sb_noss_1
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