Friday, September 09, 2005

Not My Birthday Today

Greetings from all of us here at Hank Lee’s Magic Factory. It’s hard to believe that it’s already Friday. A short week will do that. Despite the short week, we have been cranking out orders like there’s no tomorrow. As you might have guessed, the Labor Day Sale was a huge success.

Now, let's take a look at the Hotlist at

Geki’s Quick Change Suspenders: You now have the opportunity to purchase the trade mark effect of the Geki Magic Theater - The crazy color changing suspenders, made in the highest quality. Geki has been performing this effect for a long time in his children's show, and it is an absolute stunner!
Effect: These trouser suspenders change color from white to red or vice versa in a flash. It is even possible to make the color change in rotation: the left hand suspender is red, the right hand one white; suddenly the left hand one is white and the right hand one red.
The trick actually sets up while you are performing the effect. The suspenders are genuine at the back. That is to say you decide whether the start or end color is red or white and you may turn your back to the audience! The color change is the set-up for the next color change.
This trick may be performed over and over and has to be the best suspender trick to hit the market in a long time!
It is not possible to produce this effect with normal trouser suspenders. For this reason, these special suspenders have been produced in a suspender factory. Geki's suspenders can be adjusted from behind so that it is possible for every magician to perform the routine. The gimmicks are hand made by Geki himself and placed on the suspenders. A great addition to any show! $70.00 (

Impromptu Card Magic DVD Set – Aldo Colombini - his three-volume set of DVDs features 45 impromptu card routines that you can do anytime, anywhere, at a moment's notice. All you need is any deck of cards and you're ready to perform high-impact card magic. About a third of the routines have never been published before and all of the routines are easy to learn and easy to perform. No gimmicks, no setups, no difficult sleight of hand.
Join the charming and entertaining Aldo Colombini as he teaches impromptu card magic that you can easily learn no matter what level of skill you've achieved. Total running time: Approximately 4 hours and 15 minutes. $94.95
Note: These DVDs are available individually for $34.95 each)

Bobo Bear - Meet Bobo, the first ever mind-reading bear puppet!
This deluxe bear puppet (with lucite control rods) will baffle and amaze.
While your back is turned, a spectator selects one of five colored tablets and puts it in the bear's mouth.
The spectator hides the other four tablets in his pocket. When you turn around, you instantly know which color was selected!
Comes complete with Bobo, tablets and carrying bag for the tablets. The trick is self-working, and operates on batteries, which are also included. You'll love the devilish secret, and instantly find several ways to incorporate the puppet into your show. Remember, there is no forcing of colors, the trick practically works itself! $50.00

Ring ‘N Rope DVD – Jahn Gallo - If you never had the chance to meet Jahn and Gun Gallo at a magic convention, the explanation is simple: this couple from Sweden has concentrated on performing their unique combination of comedy, mystery, and audience participation professionally for 30 years. Cruise lines fly them to Singapore, Dubai, and other world cities to join the globe trotting luxury liners as guest magicians for the voyage.
The Gallos kind of magic always brings forth belly aching laughter and thunderous applause from a pleased and entertained public.
Not until recently did they find time to attend conventions, where they started to do lectures, workshops, and gala performances for magicians. Thanks to the overwhelming response from magicians attending the lectures, Jahn Gallo has decided to release on DVD some of his pet routines - all of which he has used in his professional act.
Ring 'N Rope is his first DVD. It will show you how the routine looks in front of a live audience. Then it will explain the 11 simple moves you need to perform the effects. As an added bonus a segment of the DVD is shot over Jahn's shoulder to show you all the moves from the performer's perspective. This is more than a ring and rope trick. This is a complete 11-12 minute professional act using two simple props, a ring and a piece of rope. $29.95

Four For Ever – Henry Evans - With this new one from Henry Evans, you may never have to work again!
Show four Chinese coins to a spectator. Explain that the Chinese economy is doing very well lately. To illustrate, you take one of the coins out of your hand, shows both sides, and place it in your pocket. There should be 3 coins left in your hand, but miraculously there are still 4. Repeat this feat of magic several times. To further prove your magical prowess, place the coins in the spectator's hands and perform the trick. In fact there are four coins forever! In addition to the very special coins, this effect includes a CD-Rom Video performance and explanation. $129.95

PDA Deck - Adam Grace’s PDA Deck will help you to "take shopping to the next level!"
Imagine this: Show the spectators your new toy. A P.D.A. They're expecting to see a little computer that keeps up with your calendar and errands. Instead, you pull out a bunch of blank cards. Explain that they are "note cards".
Also explain how this P.D.A. has a "Memory Uplink Module." You don't have to type or write anything. You just have to think about a task, like picking up your dry- cleaning, and it automatically inputs it. From your brain into your P.D.A.
Of course they don't believe you. So you prove it!
Someone just thinks of an item from any grocery store. Visually, writing appears on one of the blank note cards. It’s the very item they were thinking about!
All of the other cards can be shown blank on both sides. This is super-visual, ultra-real magic at it’s strongest!
*Self Working
* Easy to Learn
* Includes the special cards
* A 29 page manuscript
* 45 illustrations
* Also Includes 3 bonus routines, “The Mind Number Deck,” straight from Adam Grace’s twisted little mind! $15.00

Amazing Acrobatic Rope - Daryl's Amazing Acrobatic Knot begins when a white knot jumps from a white rope onto a red rope. You further amaze your audience by sliding that knot completely off then visibly tossing it back onto the red rope. For a mind-boggling finish, the knot dissolves right in front of their eyes and becomes a permanently blended white section of the red rope!
Daryl has featured this incredible routine in virtually every show he's performed since 1980!
Can be performed anywhere and everything can be examined!
Includes new thicker ropes, instructions with simple and advanced routines and an instructional DVD. $39.95

Papa Rabbit Hits The Big Time - The fun begins when a sponge rabbit and a little bird are magically produced. A clean and baffling transposition is followed by a hilarious comedy of errors expose. Mama and Papa rabbits then appear and disappear in the hands of both the magician and the spectator. For an unforgettable finish, a handful of baby bunnies magically appear in the spectator's tightly clenched fist!
Includes Daryl's hilarious routine and word for word patter.
Also includes an instructional DVD featuring a live performance by Daryl - The Magician's Magician. $15.00

Double Crossed – Daryl - This is the cleanest and most baffling version of the Cards Across effect ever! Twenty cards, which a spectator counts from a shuffled deck, are divided into two groups. Two freely thought cards magically vanish from one pile and appear in the other while both packets of cards are held securely between the hands of two spectators. It's simple, direct, and stunning! Easy to do and instantly reset.
Includes an instructional DVD featuring live and studio performances by Daryl - The Magician's Magician. $29.95

Ultra Monte - Find the lady...actually the Ace of Spades. No matter how slowly and fairly it is displayed with the two red aces, the Ace of Spades repeatedly vanishes and reappears in the most unlikely places! Specially printed on Bicycle cards by the U.S. Playing Card Company.
Easy to do and instantly reset. Truly amazing!
Includes an instructional DVD with "over the shoulder" teaching to make this an incredibly easy miracle to master! $15.00

And that, my dear friends, is all the wonderful new stuff for this week. Something for everyone! All at a delightful 20% discount, at least for the next few days!

I hope you will find some time to spend with us either in person at our better than good retail store at 112 South Street in Boston, or online at Either way is OK with me! Oh, and please, no “Not My Birthday” cards.
Hank Lee