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scott0819
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On Nov 25, 2020, scott0819 wrote:
How intensive would this be to make to gimmick in plastic polymer Canadian bills?


Can anybody that has seen the instruction answer this? Thanks.
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Really for 40.00 with a fake movie magic bill I don't think so thanks the magic Cafť for your reviews Um Out !
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Scott0819 - I have seen the tutorial but not the bill yet. Tutorial makes this clear that you can make these up and it is not extensive. You can do it in about 10 min with some Amazon simple supplies. The instruction is clear and the gimmick is not something I have seen even near this level of thinking. The effect is clean and should be a fooler with any currency.

Tophatter - I believe this comes with real US Dollar not plastic. It looks flawless close up on video. It has some tiny angle issues but nothing a guy who has 3,000 posts here will have even a second thought about. Even before getting the gimmick I can say this is a winner for me based on what I see on the video.

Hope this is helpful gentlemen!
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It is not made up with a real bill. It looks very close but a I would consider remaking it for liver performance.
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On Nov 27, 2020, Xcath1 wrote:
It is not made up with a real bill. It looks very close but a I would consider remaking it for liver performance.


A few recent items I've gotten (Intersection, Blade, etc.) have come with completely made-up gimmicks, plus materials and instructions to make another set. It's really too bad that Penguin didn't include an extra set of the bits and pieces, knowing that many, many of us would want to make up a set with real bills.

Of course I still think that the best solution would have been making it with the real stuff in the first place.

Evan
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Im confused so revamped doesn't come with a real gimmick you need to make your own?
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On Nov 27, 2020, aheller5 wrote:
Im confused so revamped doesn't come with a real gimmick you need to make your own?


It comes fully made-up but with a fake, but realistic US dollar. You can make up your own with a real dollar but then you will need to construct your own gimmick bill by de-constructing the pre-made gimmick.
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In the demonstration video it looks like a real bill is being used is that so ? If it's the fake bill it looks real . The effct looks great only reason I said I am out
cause I don't wanna deconstruct the gimmick bill supplied to make a real bill . That's why I said for 40.00 it would have been nice to supply the real bill ready to go !
thanks for your feedback Starmanager.
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The bill that Nick Locapo demos with is I assume the fake bill as he takes it right out of the box. I don't know what Nick is using as he doesn't say. I mix up my Movie Money with real bills all the time
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I am adding something. My previous review was in error. The contents of the package are a gimmick made a fake bill and an additional fake bill to practice the routine. The gimmick can of course be used with a real bill and that is all the spectators will touch at the end. The fake bill gimmick matches a real bill fairly closely and I thing would pass. If you watch how Nicholas does a lot of his tricks, the props are always in a fluid non rushed motion. No sense that he is hiding anything but no time to dwell on a small discrepancy. Presented this way I think this is an excellent effect.
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I believe it comes with the gimmick pre made with a real dollar and also comes with a fake dollar bill so you can start to practice. Then you can take the real dollar gimmick it comes with and add it to a real dollar to perform. Itís super easy to add the gimmick. Looks fantastic. I should have mine tomorrow.
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Nope. It comes with a movie money bill and a pre-made gimmick also made with movie money. The gimmick really is clever and is something new as far as Iím aware. No idea how Nicholas comes up with such unique gimmicks. I havenít played with it yet but Iím hoping the gimmick matches a regular dollar close enough so that I donít have to make another gimmick. They walk you through how to make it, but it doesnít look fun. And you will have to destroy the sent gimmick if you want to make your own. For the price, would have been nice if they threw in enough spare parts to make another gimmick. Teaching is clear and Nicholas shows a few different handlings. There are some angle issues so it will take practice to get the handling smooth so you can cover all the necessary angles. Not hard but definitely not self working. The end bill is completely normal and can even be signed if you want to give it away. Reset only takes about ten seconds but canít be done in front of people.

Overall, if you like what you see in the trailer, this delivers as advertised. Will have to play with if a bit to see if I like it enough to use it.
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Boy Howdy,
Revamp is as smooth as Tupelo Honey! Pure eye candy. Really, the props provided are pretty good, a bit glossy,
but so doable live or virtual. Iím not going to reverse engineer this project into real money, but if I was so inclined, Iíd just buy Nickís magnet set for 10 bucks and start from scratch.
But Iíll say this, in my opinion this shouldíve been made with a Bicycle playing card for the global magic community. Same impact, minus the currency issues.
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Thanks for the tip slightly tipsy!!! Good hint on how to do it. I would prefer to do this in real money. I agree with some above. This is kind of steep for the price, since the gimmick is fake. HOw can a fake paper gimmick last long?
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I wanna say I really appreciate how most of the people in this forum see the value with Revamp and also my continued momentum of creating new methods, concepts and effects and sharing them with the community ..thatís really considerate of you, as for those who is worried about the price, thinking itís ďSteepĒ..I have a simple solution for you, donít buy it. Though Iíd like to say I think $40 is an extremely fair price when learning a brand new concept and effect that comes ready to go inside nice packaging ect.. keep in mind, Not once, ever in the history of magic has there ever been a torn and restored anything that ends as clean as Revamp.. I believe that should be valued and appreciated.

Also, letís think about what you can do with $40 these days.. maybe take your wife to the movies and pay for 2 tickets and 2 drinks, maybe?! Compare that ideology when comparing the price of a magic trick you can perform for years to come.

Yes, Revamp comes with Prop money, though that wasnít my decision, I understand why penguin decided to choose prop money. I donít really think itís that big of a deal to be honest.. you pay a fair price, you learn the secret, a quality gimmick is included as well detailed instruction on how to make your own.. you practice the hell out of it, then whatever you do with it.. maybe perform it for social media or Zoom show ect.. (thatís kinda expected right now considering the Covid-19 situation) but if you wanted to use the gimmick and prop Bill included for LIVE performance instead of making your own with whatever currency or denomination which you Totally could.. maybe a good presentation is (counterfeit money detection) you could say you found a counterfeit bill and you can show the the best way to detect its fake.. tear the bill and say how counterfeit money is always made from a different paper than authentic currency, if you tear a real bill Ďyou canít do this (quickly restore it) then immediately hand it to your spectator to examine. It makes absolutely No sense like most magic presentation but its extremely entertaining to say the least.. for anyone who doesnít feel like making their own custom Revamp thatís a great presentation that works great with the prop bill included.
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I got mine on sat and love the hell out of this gimmick. Looks like special effects. I will make one out of a real dollar bill and it looks pretty easy to make even know I suck out of arts and crafts. Well worth the 40 bucks.
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On Nov 30, 2020, MR Effecto wrote:
I got mine on sat and love the hell out of this gimmick. Looks like special effects. I will make one out of a real dollar bill and it looks pretty easy to make even know I suck out of arts and crafts. Well worth the 40 bucks.



Great news Mr. Effecto! I had slim doubts that this wouldn't be good coming form Nicolas but thanks for confirming! Your opinion is definitely valued here and judging by your post REVAMP must be really good!
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Received this today. The gimmick is very well made and even though itís made from Fake money I like the idea of demonstrating what counterfeit money looks like and how to spot it.

The construction of a new gimmick with your own currency looks quite simple and shouldnít take more than 15 minutes.

Everything is well explained and itís a beautiful effect. Looks like a special effects.

It will take practice but any effect worth performing takes practice. I highly recommend Revamp. You wonít be disappointed.

Richard
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I am not impressed. Yes the gimmick is good but why on earth could they have not made it with a real dollar bill? Outrageous.

It would have cost a whole extra dollar to make.

Iím sure all of us who will want to remake this would certainly rather have paid a dollar extra to have this made in real currency.

Or wait for it....

Make it with a real dollar to start with and leave it at 40.

I love his creativity and have bought all of his releases this far, but if we continue to support releases like this soon it will the normal.

In its present form even as good as it looks I give it a 3 out of 5.

It would have been a 5 star if I didnít have to try and remake it.

Would I have bought it if I had known it would arrive with fake currency? No .
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Iím in the UK so itís probably been answered already but does it work with plastic notes ? I am happy with the counterfeit explanation but would like to possibly make an alternative . Nicholas always creates wonderful gimmicks and him and Mickael Chatelain are the Gods in gimmick creation so you are very unlikely to be disappointed imho Gaz 😊
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