Friday, August 14, 2009

Two Big Events - One After TheOther!

Greetings from all of us at Hank Lee’s Magic Factory. Another wonderful week here in New England. Sunny and warm. Everything’s hot except the Red Sox bats. What a road trip. Sheesh. But, better times are coming, and none too soon!

Were you with us at this year’s Cape Cod Conclave? If so, you know that next week, August 17th through the 23rd is Conclaver’s Week! You can use your certificate by mail, in the shop or online by entering the code CONCLAVER in the Discount Coupon Box. No matter how you use it, you will save plenty!

Last week we switched everyone over to html format. In theory it should have been smooth as silk. Everyone would get the graphically-rich html format and life would be good. If only. It seems that because of some code errors in the html format, some folks got it just fine, but some folks only got the top box and that’s all. We have spent the best part of this week working on the problems (with the help of web guru and all around nice guy Richard Robinson) and it looks like everyone who wants the html format will get it properly. That having been said, there are some folks who do prefer the text-only format. I understand and want to oblige. If you are getting the html format and would prefer the text-only format, just drop me a note and I will be happy to switch you back to text-only. Fair enough?

On the home front®, Aron is back from Gainesville for the next 10 days. He has been working really hard this summer, taking a couple of needed courses so that he will graduate on time. His courses have ended, and first semester doesn’t start until the end of August, so we brought him home for some well-deserved rest and relaxation. It’ll be great to see him!

Stan Allen’s excellent convention, MAGIC Live, is happening right now. It had been my plan to attend the convention, but as sometimes happens, life got in the way. So, while the attendees are off in Las Vegas having all kinds of magical fun, I am here doing all kinds of magical work. I know that I am not alone in this. For those of you who just couldn’t make it this year, we have a wonderful excitement for you this week. Just read on!

MAGIC Live 24 Hour Sales Event: For the next 24 hours, from the very moment you receive this email until Saturday morning at 8:00 EDT, everything (well, almost everything) is on sale at 30% off the retail price. All you need to do is enter the special code MAGICLIVE in the Discount Coupon Box of the online checkout at and we will automatically deduct 30% 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 and mention the special code so you can save a huge 30%!

Now, here are the rules:
• The minimum order to use the 30% off discount is $30.00.
• The 30% 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 30% is deducted from the retail price of each item and not from the set price.
• We cannot combine offers.
• Certain items, due to contractual restrictions, are not included in this sale. All Joe Porper items, Viking/CW items, Kennedy Enterprises items, Colin Rose items, Mike Caveney Books, Johnson Products items, MagicSmith items, 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 may not be used as part of this sales event.
• As the discount is automatically generated, you must put the special code MAGICLIVE in the Discount Coupon Box and nowhere else. 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 sale positively ends Saturday morning at 8:00 AM, Eastern Time

Then, starting Saturday morning…

BUY ONE GET ONE AT 60% OFF SALES EVENT: By far the most popular sale we ever held was the Buy One Get One At Half Price Sale. When that event ran, just two weeks, we were inundated with orders. We have now juiced that sales event up by offering a gigantic 60% off the second item. That’s right, 60% off! Here's how it works. For the next 4 days, from right this very moment, until Thursday, August 20th at midnight, you can save like crazy. How does it work? Simple, really. For every item you buy, you get the second item at 60% off. That's right, a full 60% off. So, if you buy a Harbin Suspension for $549.00 and a Sword Thru Neck for $199.95, you will get the Sword Thru Neck for $79.98! What a deal!!

The rules are also simple. We deduct the 60% from the lower priced of the two items. You can buy as many items as you want, we will do the math and you will save a bundle. There are a few items that are not included in this promotion. Very few. If you order one of those items, we will let you know before we process your order.
Note: Since this is a somewhat complicated sale, the online system will not do the math. We will do it here before we process your order. Your email confirmation will show the full price for each item, but we will figure the discounts before you are charged, and reimburse your credit card.

In order to take advantage of this outrageous sale, you must put the words BUY ONE GET ONE in the Customer Notes Box of the online checkout at If you are calling your order in to our toll free number at 800 874 7400, give the order person the special code. If you are FAXing your order to 781 395 2034 or emailing it to, just remember to include the special code, BUY ONE GET ONE and you will get the biggest discount ever! So, hop to it and save some serious dough!

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

Reset Card – Mickael Chatelain: Brings a card to the top of the deck with ease.
A spectator selects and signs a card.
She places the card back into the middle of the deck.
You wave your hand over the deck. In an instant, the card is at the top of the deck. It doesn't get any simpler than that! $50.00 (30.1436)

The Tango Ultimate Coin: The result of many years of hard work and professional experience. This gaffed coin allows you to do hundreds of magic effects. It will soon became a classic that will be found in every magician’s pocket.
The set includes a gaffed coin and an instructional DVD.
In this DVD you will learn different effects such as: Matrix, 3 Fly, Coin Thru Glass, Coin Thru Deck, Coin Across, Coin Transposition, plus many more ideas and techniques that will give you the tools to create your own magic tricks. Available in several different coins. Please specify. (20.424)
Half Dollar: $79.00
2 Euro: $112.00
Eisenhower Dollar: $89.00
50 Cent Euro: $98.00
2 Pound Coin: $114.00

ThumbScape – David Leon: These are custom, precision-made solid aluminum thumb stocks. These are specially made to demonstrate your escape abilities. Many routines are possible.
Hand the thumb stocks to a spectator. Instruct him to loosen the nut that hold the two halves together. The spectator places their thumbs into the holes and the nut is tightened snugly. The spectator cannot remove their thumbs.
You loosen the nut and place your thumbs into the stocks. The spectator tightens the nut to make sure you cannot escape. You are then able to perform many different “in and out” escape routines and stunts.
Perfect for comedy or serious routines. Extremely well made. $99.00 (60.1609)

Breese Double Reel: Martin Breese managed to persuade the guy who used to make these reels for Harry Stanley to produce one more run. And as he is such a lazy guy, by the time all these have sold out he probably won't want to make any more ever again. All the fuss and bother and how long they took and how many cups of tea he had to have whilst he was making them! Oh Dear! The world is in recession and we should be glad to have an order however big or small... you tell him!
All joking aside - these are the best double reels ever made and you will not be able to find them anywhere else. You know what you can do with a double reel? Hmm. You can take a pack of cards and spread it out left to right between your outstretched hands and move your hands further and further apart and the cards just seem to rest in space!
You can take a ball in one hand and it glides through space from left to right or right to left, as if floating in the air.
Extremely limited supply, please act now! $75.00 (30.1435)

Pro-Stool: Dave Womach’s Pro Stool is a killer production device to make a dove or small parrot appear (or even a small rabbit) at any point in your show!
The stool is clean and virtually seamless, and is only 1" thick at the end of the routine, yet has a load space of roughly 4" inches deep, 10" inches long, and 4" inches wide (parrot version)! That's unbelievably thin! The dove version is the same, except it is 2 1/2" deep.
All buyers will receive an instructional DVD that explains how to use the stool and also includes tips for loading, and ideas for different steals.
• No Body Loads!
• Sets up in less than 5 seconds!
• Looks like an ordinary stool and not like a magic prop!
• Precision Construction from Proline Magic
• Built to Tour
All yours for $995.00 plus freight. (60.1607)

Digital Conviction: An amazing effect that can be performed anywhere and anytime with all borrowed objects. Everything is completely ungimmicked and examinable and the spectator keeps a souvenir that will surely make you unforgettable.
Approach the spectator and remove a Joker or any card out of the deck. "We will use this as the wild card but we'll get back to that in a moment. Please will you select any card?" The spectator has a free choice of any card; nothing is forced. The selected card then gets lost in the deck.
"Let's get back to the Joker." You remove the Joker and place their initials on the corner of the Joker. "Remember the Joker is the wild card. Let's make this moment more memorable and take a picture."
You now borrow their camera phone and take a picture of the Joker with their initials. The spectator confirms that the picture on the camera phone is the initialed Joker.
The phone is immediately handed to the spectator and placed face down in their hand. "If I take the Joker that we just took a picture of and give it a shake you can see that it changes to your selected card".
With a closer examination the spectator sees that her initials are now on the selected card. Now you go in for the kill. "If that card changed in my hand then the picture in your hand should have changed too…"
Big reaction as the spectator realizes that she saw you take a picture of a Joker with her initials on it and it changed to their selected card with their initials on it.
This effect is huge, and it's a worker.
Here are a few important points to remember:
• Uses no gimmicks
• Easy to do
• Freely chosen card
• Uses all borrowed objects
• Requires no setup
• Use any phone with a camera function
As an added bonus you will receive an effect using cards and a camera phone.
If you are looking for an effect where you don't have to carry any extra material and an effect you will actually do, this is for you. $24.95 (30.1437)

Flying Coin Set: From Tango Magic, 3 Fly in its easiest and cleanest version. The coins will travel between your hands magically, one at a time. Very easy to perform. Comes with gimmicked and regular Half Dollars plus an instructional DVD. $60.00 (20.429)

Hit The Jackpot: Loads of effects possible with this unique fold up card holder. Produce a One Million Dollar Bill under a selected card. Or, the magician can name the card chosen by a member of the audience. (acts as a shiner). Or, make 4 Aces appear at the locations specified by the audience and much more. The high quality acrylic stand folds flat. Comes with stand and Million Dollar Bill. $49.95 (30.1438)

Dances With Ropes – Magic Ian: The performer shows a short, medium and long rope, then instantly changes them to three equal lengths.
He converts them back to short, medium and long, then slowly stretches the ropes again.
After restoring the ropes to their original lengths, he makes all three ropes equal length and shows them separately
He then makes three rope loops and links and un-links them.
He gets rid of one rope, and then converts two ropes back to three.
Finally he restores the three equal ropes back to three uneven lengths.
You get a 55 minute DVD and a set of Linking Ropes plus 4 additional routines, including "Patriotic Professor", and ungimmicked Linking Rope/Professors nightmare routine. $39.95 (60.1608)

And that’s this week’s I Sure Hope the html Format Works For Everyone Hotlist! Truly some remarkable items this week. I hope you will find some items that you really want, and I hope you will take advantage of this week’s excitement! As always, I do appreciate you taking time out of your busy schedules to join us either online at or in person at 102 North Street in Medford. Either way, we love the company!