Draven Reviews: The Wallet Transformer

approvedTitle: The Wallet Transformer
Artist: Cameron Francis
Producers: Big Blind Media
Link: You can buy this at anyone of your favorite Murphy’s Magic retailers.
Retail Price: $30.00
Learning Difficulty: Easy
Length of DVD:  about 20 minutes
Notes:  Assembly of the gimmick is required.



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Turn any wallet into a Card to Wallet without having to buy a special wallet or modify your existing one.

Card to wallet is one of the classics.  So far though to do a card to wallet you have to learn how to palm a card and then you need to buy a special wallet that will allow you to load the palmed card without anyone knowing it.  There are a lot of wallets out there that will do just that.  Some give you additional peeks, others let you load into a “sealed” envelope, and others have other built in features like extra outs or a place to put your out to lunch business cards.  But they all require you to buy, usually, an expensive special wallet before you can do this classic beloved effect.  Not anymore.  Wallet Transformer is a portable gimmick you can construct in your own home that can turn any wallet into a card to wallet.  No more carrying around over sized wallets or switching your wallet out for your performance one when you arrive at a venue for a gig.  Just use your own wallet with this gimmick and you’re set to go.

The gimmick is made from sturdy material provided with the DVD.  Everything you’ll need to assemble it is there when you open the DVD with the exception of clear tape, and double stick tape.  You’ll need that too.  The Wallet Transformer comes with enough material to construct two gimmicks.  These gimmicks will last you a while, but if you do wear them out it would be easy to make another from old business cards, credit cards, loyalty cards, etc.  Once you watch the DVD you’ll understand what I mean.  Building the gimmick is stupid simple and took me five minutes.  Once installed in the wallet it sits firmly inside, and will stay there comfortably until you want to use it.  The gimmick resets in seconds.

The Wallet Transformer wastes no time with fluff or filler.  Each chapter in the DVD is only a couple minutes long so it’s down to business.  There should be no questions how to build the gimmick or perform with it.  Cameron just gives it to you strait.

Cameron teaches you his basic routine for card to wallet using his Wallet Transformer.  His routine is a fun little sandwich bit that ends with the spectators signed card in an impossible location… your wallet!

Cameron’s Wallet Transformer is an amazing device.  No palm required card to wallet effect with any wallet, anywhere, and with an instant reset.  You’re always going to have a magic trick on you so long as you carry your wallet in your pocket and it’s a trick that will leave your audience awestruck.  I love this gimmick!

When I give my product scores below I am measuring them on a scale of 1 to 10. 1 Being absolute the worst score possible, and 10 being the absolute best, making a score of five average. The four points that I grade upon is Product Quality, Teaching Quality, Sound & Video Quality and Overall Quality.

Product Quality: 8
Not a bad price, and the gimmick supplied is durable.  It works on any wallet, including check book style wallets.

Teaching Quality: 9
Cameron teaches you how to build the gimmick and use it.  No fluff, no extra adlibs.  Strait up here’s your product, this is how you use it, this is how you make it.

Video & Sound Quality: 9
Clear sound and video.

Overall Quality: 8
I loved it.  Works on any wallet, and doesn’t require you to palm to do a card to wallet.  Not a huge fan of having to build gimmicks though, but at least the build on this is an easy one.

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About William Draven

William Draven is a professional magician and sideshow performer living in Los Angeles, California. Follow him on Twitter at WilliamDraven or on facebook at www.facebook.com/thewilliamdraven
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