Friday, January 23, 2009

What A Week!

What a wonderful week this has been. I can’t think of a week when things have felt more right. Everyone here watched the Presidential Inauguration on Tuesday, and it really felt good. I don’t know about you, but I found myself glued to the television for the entire afternoon and evening, watching every bit of Inaugural coverage and finding myself wanting more. Don’t get me wrong, this is not a political commentary. Far from it. Maybe that’s the best part. It doesn’t feel political, it just feels right. It feels normal. The little girls having an Inaugural Sleep-over at the White House. The genuine, honest-to-goodness I like you, smiles, all around. The knowledge that there is a lot to do to fix the problems in this country, but the belief that it can be fixed. As you know, I have been checking my mailbox every day for the hope and change that were promised months ago. On Tuesday I checked the mailbox, and they were there! I love America and I love being an American. This week, for the first time in far too long, I am really proud to be an American.
Please don’t take my comments as being political in any way. I’m just letting you know the way I feel. I am glad that for the first time in a very long time, I can look into the future and feel good. I hope you all feel the same way.
On the Magic Factory front, some good news. Those of you who have been waiting for Leather Impact to arrive, it has! The wallets look great, the instructions are nicely updated and they are on their way to you right now! Richard Sanders’ Tagged has been on back order for a while, but they too arrived and have been shipped. Finally, Paul Harris’ True Astonishments are expected to ship the end of next week, around the 30th of January. We have plenty of stock coming in. So, if you have been waiting to order this amazing set until you had a firm shipping date, now is the time to order!
Finally, let me mention the Conclave. You knew I would. I just want to say that the talent is all booked and the lineup looks absolutely amazing. This is the last year we will be at the SeaCrest Hotel, as next year we move to a new venue. I hope you will join us for this year’s event, as I can guarantee that you will have a great time. You can register online by clicking the Conclave Button at, or you can call us toll free at 800 874 7400 to register.
And now, to this week’s excitement.
15 Days Of Savings Continues. There are 15 days left in January (less now). In light of this, we present, for your entertainment pleasure: The 15 Days Of Savings!
Here’s how it works: No matter what day, from right now until Friday, the 30th of January at midnight, when you purchase from us at Hank Lee’s, you will save money. But, as you may have heard, the early bird gets the worm! For the first four days, you saved 25% on your entire order, subject to the rules below. On Tuesday you saved 24%. On Wednesday you saved 23%. And on it goes. We will reduce the discount by 1% each day until the 30th of January. All you need to do is enter the special code FIFTEENDAYS in the Discount Coupon Box of the online checkout at and we will automatically deduct the correct amount from your order total. If you are calling your order in to the Toll Free Order Line at 800 874 7400, FAXing your order to us at 781 395 2034 or emailing us your order to make sure to mention the special code so you can save!
There are a few rules that apply, as with all things in life.
• The minimum order to use this discount is $25.00.
• The discount is deducted from the retail price of the item. No intermediate discounts (such as HankoGram pricing) may be applied. In the case of sets, such as DVDs and Videos, the discount is deducted from the retail price of each item and not from the set price.
• Certain items, due to contractual restrictions, are not included in this sale. All Joe Porper items, Paul Harris Prime Time Magic items, Viking/CW items, Kennedy Enterprises items, Colin Rose items, Mike Caveney Books, MagicSmith, Martin Breese, Mikame Craft items, Greater Magic Teach-In DVDs, One Of A Kind Collectors' Items and a few other items are not included in the sale.
• If you place an order for an item that is not on this list or not noted in our online catalog, but is excluded from the sale, we will let you know before processing your order.
• Coupons and Reward Points will be deducted from the order total before the discount is applied.
• As the discount is automatically generated, you must put the special code FIFTEENDAYS in the Discount Coupon Box. You may have to scroll to the bottom of the page to find the box, but it is there. If you are not sure how to do this, please phone your order in to our toll-free order line at 800 874 7400, and we will take care of you. We cannot offer discounts retroactively.
And that's it. It could not be easier. So, get your order together and save yourself some serious money! But, act quickly. The sooner you act, the more you save!

Now, let’s take a look at this week’s Hotlist!

Carnival Deck: A fun themed deck that will entertain and fool your audience! It’s like a FA-KO Deck on steroids! This instructional DVD will teach you several routines you can perform with your Carnival Deck. Rudy T. Hunter will perform and teach you these incredible tricks step-by-step. These cards can be their own entertaining packet tricks or an entire act on their own!
Routines included:
Carnival Color Cards
Carnival Bunko Bet
Incredible Shrinking Cards
Monster King
Miniature Card Magic
Monkey Monte
3 of Spades Trick
Dazzling Diamond Card
Carnival Monte
Genie In The Lamp
The cards are printed by the United States Playing Card Company on Bicycle poker size stock, and are absolutely beautiful! $39.95 (30.1406)

Die-Abolical – Tony Curtis: A fantastic new close-up mental effect from Tony Curtis!
Remove three different colored dice from a small box and pass them to a spectator.
The closed box, containing a prediction, is left in full view all of the time.
The spectator now mixes the dice out of sight and selects one.
When the box is opened, the prediction exactly matches the selected die!
Completely self-contained, includes a custom made collector’s quality wood veneer box. $69.95 (40.666)
Thanks to Tony Curtis for giving Hank Lee’s Magic Factory the exclusive distributorship of this fine item. It means you will find it here at Hank Lee’s and nowhere else!

Energy Bill - Andrew Gerard:
Offer a demonstration of Human Energy.
A bill is borrowed, signed and placed standing up on the table. Held at the performer's fingertips, the bill starts to move.
The performer lets go of the bill and steps a few feet away. The bill continues to move!
Finally the performer gestures and the bill falls over!
This DVD goes over every detail you will need to know to start doing this right away. Performance notes and subtleties are included along with Andrew Gerard's personal presentational ploys. Andrew Gerard has become known as a creator of effects that connect with your audience.
• No Threads
• No Magnets
• No Static
• No Blowing
• Performed with a borrowed bill / no switches
• Examinable before and after
• No Devices of any kind used
$45.00 (10.1496)

Chameleon Pen: Fantasio’s Chameleon Pen is brand new, and you are going to love it!
Show a black ball-point pen. Remove the cap and place it in your pocket.
Hold the black pen between the fingers of both hands. In a blink, the pen changes color to red or green or blue! Your choice.
Making a magical gesture, you also make the cap appear, with the same new color!
The pen can be handed out for immediate examination, and is perfect for signing autographs!
A great pocket trick. The method is simply Fantasio-matic! You won’t believe your eyes when you see the color change!
Comes with everything you need plus full instructions. $20.00 (10.1497)

Colossal Blizzard - Anthony Miller:
A spectator selects a color, a suit, and a number. The selected card is the only card with a face in an otherwise blank-faced deck of cards!
* Self-contained. Only 52 cards are used.
* No deck switches!
* No gimmicked cards!
* No difficult sleights!
* Just great magic!
Professional card magician Oz Pearlman teaches every move step-by-step in this detailed DVD.
Setup requires a regular deck and a blank face deck of the same brand (not included).
Performance concepts by Kenton Knepper, Bob Farmer and Dean Dill. Featuring advanced handling by Luke Jermay. $20.00 (30.1407)

Miracle Lighter: The most amazing color changing lighter you have ever seen!
Show a regular ball point pen. You can even use it to write.
Also show a black Bic Lighter. To show that it is real, you can flick it and it lights.
Place the lighter in your palm, close your hand and use the pen to push the lighter through your hand.
As the lighter comes out the other side of your hand, it has changed color! And, you can hand out the lighter and pen for immediate examination!
A great close-up trick, and easy as pie to perform. Made by Fantasio. $8.00 (10.1498)

Doc Wayne’s Book Of Funny Stuff - Len “Doc” Wayne: Now you can be even funnier! The most unusual “How To,” “Why To,” and “When To” humor book you have ever experienced! 100 Pages of fresh, unique, clean comical concepts & laugh lines that will help make your communications much more appealing!
Get off your hypotenuse, get on your knickers & get your treasure trove of Doc's wacky, witty words before your friends get the laff on you! It's material you'll use 'as is' and it will also help you create your own stuff! $20.00 (BK01629)

And, that’s this week’s Hotlist, filled with new and excellent magic. Exactly what you would expect on this most historic of weeks.
As always, we are so very pleased that you find the time to spend with us, either online at or in person at 102 North Street in Medford. Either way, we love the company.