Friday, July 27, 2007

Last Chance!

Greetings from all of us at Hank Lee’s Magic Factory. Well, this is it. Saturday, July 28th is our last day in Boston. The past few weeks have been absolutely amazing. Tons of people have come by to visit. Folks we haven’t seen for years. And folks we see all the time. Everyone has come by. If you will be anywhere near the Boston area this weekend, you should really stop by for one last look. Monday and Tuesday will be moving days, then we will be open at 102 North Street in Medford. The hours at the new showroom are different than the Boston store. We will be open from 1 PM – 6PM Wednesday, Thursday and Friday and 11 AM – 6 PM on Saturday. I hope you will come by and visit us in Medford.
Now, let’s take a peek at this week’s excitement.

BUY MORE GET MORE EXTENDED: Starting right now and running through Thursday, August 2nd at midnight, we are having another Buy More Get More event. And, here is how it works. For each order you place during the event, you will get a coupon which you can use towards any future purchase here at Hank Lee’s. The value of the coupon depends entirely on the size of your order. Here is the breakdown:
• Order between $25.00 and $100.00: Coupon is for 10% of the merchandise total. (Orders less than $25.00 get our sincere thanks, but sadly no coupon)
• Order between $100.00 and $200.00: Coupon is for 15% of the merchandise total.
• Order between 200.00 and $300.00: Coupon is for 20% of the merchandise total.
• Order over $300.00: Coupon is for 25% of the merchandise total.

When you place your order online at, please put the secret phrase BUY MORE GET MORE in the Customer Notes Box of the online checkout. If you place your order by email or FAX, just include the secret phrase with your order. And, if you place your order by phone, toll free at 800 874 7400, please mention the secret phrase to get your coupon. The coupon will be sent along with your order and can be used whenever you wish, no expiration date. You will get a coupon for every order you place during the event. Just don’t lose the coupons, please. Unlike other sales events where certain items are not included, the Buy More Get More event includes every item we carry! This is your chance to, really save for the future.
And now, this week’s Hotlist!

Chair Suspension Supreme: The most professional model of the Harbin Chair Suspension ever produced.
Place two chairs face to face. A board is next placed on top of the chair-backs.
A volunteer from the audience reclines on the board and is covered with a cloth.
Remove the chair from her feet, leaving her and the board suspended in air!
Now, remove the board!
Still, the spectator remains suspended in the air!
Everything is returned to its original place, the spectator returns to the audience and you get a tremendous round of well-deserved applause!
Note these important features:
• Can easily handle a 140 pound adult.
• You can walk entirely away while the person is suspended
• No assistants required other than the spectator from the audience
• Almost no rehearsal; absolutely no set-up!
• The whole illusion fits in the back seat of your car, even if it’s a small car!
• The chairs are normal-looking folding chairs.
The board measures 45 inches long and 13 inches wide. The cloth is 43 x 53 inches. The support on which the spectator rests has been made extra large to give them a feeling of stability.
Rarely is there an illusion that will mystify when performed completely surrounded; on a fully lit stage; clear of all drapes. Chair Suspension Supreme is just such an illusion!
This amazing professional quality illusion packs flat and can be sent or transported anywhere in the world! Imported from Europe. The price includes crating and freight from Europe. No additional charges. $1250.00 (60.1457)

Link DVD: Nabil presents Link!, the ultimate Crazy Man's Handcuffs as performed on TV by Cyril. And much more!
What the audience sees:
Show two regular and unprepared rubber bands, each held between a thumb and finger. The bands and your fingers make rings. Show that there is no way to link these rings. Rub the bands against each other, and make them visually penetrate each other. This is a compelling illusion, with exactly the same visual as Crazy Man's Handcuffs - except the bands are going in!
Show that now there is no way to get out. Then, the bands visually penetrate out- one strand at a time! When they are halfway through, the bands can be pulled to show that they are really halfway through! Then, the last strand pulls on the other rubber band and visually pops through!
Offer to repeat the effect, bringing the bands up to chest height. Again, the bands penetrate in and out!
Ask an audience member to hold one of the bands between their two hands. Show that the bands are definitely outside each other, and there is no way to get through. Tell them exactly where to look. The bands visually penetrate each other right at that spot. Then, they penetrate back out!
* Dean Dill teaches his legendary "no pull" method for getting the bands apart.
* Michael Ammar’s brilliant handling of the Crazy Man's Handcuffs, in which the spectator is holding one of the bands.
* Dave Womach’s move to show the bands halfway through the penetration!
* All the refinements and subtleties Nabil has made over the years.
* Loren Michaels teaches his original "Band-It" move, which allows you to make the bands penetrate in.
* Nabil takes you through 6 variations of Loren's move.
Taught from an over the shoulder angle. What you see on your screen will look just like you are looking down at your own hands. The perfect way to learn magic.
Also, learn how to visually link two borrowed wedding rings with a powerful new easy-to-make gimmick.
Plus, discover Nabil’s inside work on two rubber band classics: the Broken and Restored Band and the Jumping Rubber Band.
Link! is jam-packed with over 2 hours of magic! $29.95 (DVD00740)

Birthday Card Add On For Signature Sketch Pad Card Rise: For those who own of Martin Lewis’ Signature Sketch Pad Card Rise, it's the Birthday Card Add-On!
It seems you have forgotten to bring a card for the birthday kid, so you offer to draw one on a large artist pad.
After some byplay it is seen that the drawing is of a magician's top hat.
Hand the marker to the birthday child and ask them to wave it in the air like a magic wand. As they do a bunny slowly rises out of the hat holding a big “Happy Birthday” sign.
You then draw some confetti on the page, rip it out, sign it, and give it to the birthday child as a souvenir.
You suggest that, to remember the party, all the children sign the card and help color it in before they leave.
This module is for owners of the Signature Sketch Pad Card Rise and may not fit other versions. It comes with a precision-made rising mechanism, die cut plastic slide, and enough refills for 12 shows. $79.95 (60.1458)

Strip DVD – Jon Thompson: An in-depth look at the Stripper Deck. Forget everything you think you know!
Jon Thompson introduces you to a world of card magic that you never thought possible, with the most venerable deck you never use Jon’s ‘Simple and Subtle’ approach will open a wide array of incredible effects that will leave all who witness them completely baffled – and that includes magicians! This DVD is not just for beginners. This is serious stuff!
Mastery of the Stripper Deck is within your grasp. Get ready to Strip!
Includes 10 show-stopping effects performed by Dave Forrest.
* Formation Aces
* Binary 101
* Cardman Elektra
* Programmed Deck
* Find My Aces
* Out Of Sight (Redux)
* Mentalman
* Sandwich This
* Genuinely Drawn
* One To Ten
$34.95 (DVD00741)

Shuriken Card: A new flying card effect that will blow your spectators away!
Have a spectator freely choose a card. Pick the card up and place it on your hand. Blow on the card as it starts to slowly rotate. The card rotates like a helicopter and starts floating above your hands. The card is under your control at all times. Slowly the card lowers and lands back on your hand. Immediately hand the card out; they will find nothing!
* No threads!
* Simple to use!
* Can also be used with business cards!
Ideal for parlor or stage, you will have lots of fun using Shuriken Card.
Comes complete with Shuriken Card gimmick and instructions. $110.00 (30.1249)

Ansii Monte: The monte trick of the decade! Jamie Kurtz has been doing this effect for over 20 years has finally been talked into releasing it. This is a monster trick with a monster ending.
Comees with props, a VCD that shows the effect, explanation and a bonus effect called "Get Outta My Head," an incredibly novel piece of card magic using a prop that you probably have sitting around the house! Includes .pdf instructions in Spanish, French, Italian and Korean! $25.00 (30.1251)

X-Link: Should a new linking effect be the most visual linking possible?
Should a new linking effect be truly convincing to the spectators and throw off those who think they are in the know?
Should a new linking effect be performed with common Items that could be borrowed?
Should a new linking effect have the ability to be performed up close and surrounded?
Would you like to do a linking effect but find the rings or ropes old news, too difficult to perform or not practical for your performance environment?
If you answered yes to any of the above, X-Link is for you.
Three Hematite beaded bracelets are passed out for examination. The spectators will find that the bracelets only come apart at the clasp and the clasp must be unscrewed to open. The bracelets are strung together with a heavy elastic. There are no breaks in each bracelet’s chain except for the clasp.
Take each solid bracelet, and link the them together!
The bracelets are really linked - no optical illusion! Because the bracelets are beaded and strung on heavy elastic the bracelets can be pulled on to display that there are no breaks in them whatsoever.
Continue to magically link and unlink the bracelets right in front of your audience! You can even incorporate other items like a spectators watch, necklace, or even a borrowed finger ring.
X-Link is a fantastic new trick that utilizes the best of both tricks, the Linking Rings and Linking Ropes, and may be performed close-up and surrounded, fits in your pocket or on your wrist, and is a wonderfully entertaining piece of magic.
Comes with three 8 inch Black Hematite bracelets and all the props necessary to perform. Easy to learn instructions and illustrated routine are included. $49.95 (10.1400)

And that’s all the cool new hot stuff for this week. While I would really like to hang around and chat, there are showcases to move, steel shelving to take apart and just all kinds of exciting stuff going on. So, I will take my leave for this week, and hope that you will find some time in your busy schedule to visit us online at You know how much we love your company!
Hank Lee