I have finally received my copy of Sealed and Stuck. Here is my review but before I start, this is strictly a review. Please do not post any mean replies of anything that is not a review related post. Also I currently do not have many CTB effects to compare this to because I have not yet received factory sealed yet. I ordered both of these at the same time and this got to me first from Singapore. The effects The slam - Typical slam a coin through the bottle and it is inside. The only difference from the ones I've seen before is that this time the coin is BIGGER than the mouth of the bottle. Sealed and Stuck - A Factory Sealed bottle is empty on a sides (no label but there is water inside). Then you take the coin and put it on the side of the bottle and it melts through to the inside of the bottle and falls down. Signed sealed and stuck - Same as sealed and stuck but with a signed coin. Bonus - impromptu version of either one except that the coin will not be bigger than the neck of the bottle. DVD quality - This is not a badly priced trick, pretty cheap actually. The DVD is not the best quality. Not a studio production and the sound is a little bad with static. Sometimes I couldn't make out what he was saying. Still it serves its function. The nav tool is pretty confusing to. At the second page of chapter selection there is an arrow pointing up and left and they both lead to the first page. Gimmicks - The good part is that you can/have to make the gimmicks yourself. The bad part is that making them takes some time and it is not a 3-10 second prep. YOU CANNOT BE IN THE MIDDLE OF THE CONVERSATION AND SET IT UP. It has to be done at home. Although the down side is that you have to make a gimmick I think the best part is that it TEACHES you how to make it. I am already thinking of different ways to use this besides with water and it will surely end up being a versatile tool for you. However, you can give the bottles away to keep afterwards. The performance - It does require some sleight of hand. You cannot just learn it and do it right away. You will have to come up with a routine to make everything seem smooth. If done properly it will/may be (I haven't tried this yet) breathtaking. In my opinion though, there are angle issues. I could be wrong. The slam - Not the best one I've seen yet, it does require some "view" obstruction but the coin is bigger than the bottle neck. Sealed and stuck The Bottle IS Factory sealed. The sleight is not that impressive because you will need to practice alot to get the effect you want but it will be worth it when you pull it through. THEY will open the bottle and see that it is factory sealed. That is going to be the killer part. Against some "view" obstruction but it shouldn't pose a problem. Signed Sealed and Stuck Pretty much the same as Sealed and Stuck but requires even more set up time than the others. Probably not a technique I will use at all but I still have the option to if I want to. Best performed for people you already know. A sleight can be used to make it appear completely real and they will NEVER question the trick too. Impromtu A typical CTB. If you know one already from somewhere else, you are good to go. Personal opinion. Out of a 10 I will give this an 8. It does take prep time and made gimmicks but the learning of how to make the gimmicks to me was very valuable. I seriously think learning how to make the gimmick is very important outside of this trick as a magician. Is it worth getting? If you are a serious magician and want a huge pile of tricks, this is definately worth getting. After you learn the routine, you can make adjustments and make it your own. I'm almost 100% sure that all you creative guys out there will make it better with some variation. Once I get factory sealed, I will compare the two. Any Q's let me know.