A little scare on the home front. When I went for my annual physical, the doc found something that he didn’t like during the prostate exam. Really? Really. So, he made an appointment for me with the Urologist and off I went. This doc did a very thorough exam and discovered that there was a rough area on the prostate. So, he scheduled a prostate biopsy. I will not go into all the details, but suffice it to say that the operative word here is “ouch.” Of course, with all this going on, the scepter of prostate cancer looms large. Well, I got the results earlier this week, and thank goodness, it is not cancer. Three months of worrying now gone! Of course, the docs will be watching that area very closely from now on. What’s the message here? You knew there would be one. All of you males of the baby boomer generation should make sure and get a prostate exam as part of your annual physical. It is so important.On the magic front, this week we received and shipped a ton of Perfect Nail Bends. We still have some in stock, and I can tell you that the effect works like a charm. I took one home and tested it myself, and it is a real worker!
And, the big magic news this week is that Paul Harris’ Little Man has finally been released. We are just waiting for our shipment to arrive in stock and then off they go! For those of you who have waited over a year for this, I applaud your patience. You will be rewarded with a fine piece of magic. And, a great story to tell about how you waited and waited for it to arrive. After all of the pre-orders have been shipped, we will have some of these available for immediate delivery. So, if you have been waiting to order, now is the perfect time!Now, let’s take a look at this week’s excitement!
BUY MORE GET MORE EXTENDED: We’ve been having so much fun with this promotion that we have decided to extend it for one more week! So, starting right now and running through Wednesday, March 16th at midnight, the Buy More Get More event continues.
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(1) Coin Ladder – Frontier Magic: Elegance personified! Perhaps the loveliest Coin Ladder ever made.
The magician plucks coin after coin from the air as in the Miser's Dream, dropping them into the stand and watching them roll down the coin chute all the way to the bottom. The stand is complete with a built in coin dropper.
Crafted of solid oak.
Breaks down for easy transport
Three jumbo half dollars adorn the front
A true stage classic
Made in the U.S.A.
Produce up to 25 coins
38"h X 17"w X 16"d at base
His exalted reputation began with Close-Up Card Magic which became an instant classic. That reputation grew in leaps and bounds with each succeeding book. This book is his re-write, his additions, revisions, updating/upgrading of more of his early classic books/routines - Quantum Leaps, Trend Setters, Dingle's Deceptions, The Great Divide, and Number Uno.
426 pages. Hardcover with Dust Jacket. $89.95 (BK01762)
(3) Hover – Angelo Carbone:Angelo Carbone has done it again with Hover, a fantastic floating deck for the real world!
Borrow a deck of cards, which you remove from the case.
The case is placed on the table and the deck is placed on top of the case
Now without touching the deck at all, you slowly remove the case from under the deck until it no longer fully supports the deck.
The cards are just floating in mid air.
The top card is removed to wave under the deck, to prove there are no connections between the deck and the table.
Finally, the case is pushed back under the deck, again without touching the cards. All is left for immediate examination. Use any deck of cards. Special gimmick supplied. $34.99 (30.1575)
(4) MatriXpress – Shawn Farquhar: FISM's Two-Time World Champion of Magic, Shawn Farquhar, releases MatriXpress, one of the fastest matrix routines ever!
Four poker chips travel in the blink of an eye.
The gimmick used can be adapted to lots of other uses and this DVD offers many, including PhotoFinish.
Included in this DVD you will get the four special poker chips, two photographs and the gimmick so you can start performing right away!
Everything you need to know is explained on the instructional DVD that is included in this one price!
"Very Impressive." - Ellen Degeneres
"He's the magic equivalent of one of the seven great wonders of the world. Once you have seen him, you'll never forget Shawn Farquhar." - Graham Hey - Magic Seen Magazine, Europe’s #1 Magic Magazine.(5) Infinity & Beyond DVD – Martin Nash - Infinity is a diabolically clever principle that allows you to perform miracles with a deck of playing cards. It is simple to use and gives the appearance of the most difficult sleight of hand. Martin Nash, The Charming Cheat, teaches you this concept and the complete routines he uses with it.
Beyond is a video of personalized instruction on the elusive table faro, a powerful weapon to the very few who have mastered it. Martin has taught his version of the table faro to magicians, who have learned it within minutes! This sleight, combined with the Infinity principle, gives you the ultimate tools to perform the most impossible-looking card magic. Martin Nash called Infinity and Beyond his most closely guarded and treasured secrets. Now is your opportunity to learn them! $34.95 (DVD239)
(6) Stolen Cards – Deluxe Edition – Lennart Green:
Lennart Green’s Stolen Cards is a completely self-working gem of card magic!
Introduce an interesting deck of playing cards - one with 52 different back designs. Place two of the cards face up on the table, let’s say the Jack of Hearts and the Seven of Clubs.
The spectator now takes the deck and deals the cards into a face-down pile on the table, stopping anywhere he likes. The spectator has an absolutely free choice of where to stop the deal.
Drop one of the face-up cards on top of the dealt pile and drop the rest of the cards on top, burying it somewhere in the center.
The spectator now deals again, stopping anywhere he likes. Drop the remaining face-up card on top of the dealt pile, which is in turn covered with the balance of the deck.
Spread the deck and slide out the two face-up cards along with the face down card which lies next to each. Turn these two cards over and they match the face-up cards! The cards are now turned face down and the backs match as well!
But wait, there’s more! For the killer finish, spread the deck face up to reveal it is now of all tens of diamonds!
Comes complete with the luxury edition rainbow deck, as used by Lennart in his close-up shows. It is a one-of-a-kind deck specially assembled for this routine , explained by Lennart on his Master File DVD Set.
(7) 3hree Dee DVD - Chris Mayhew
Chris Mayhew took the Internet by storm with three downloads...now it's your DVD player's turn! These tricks deserve more attention, and more detail than he originally provided us. Most of the material has been re-shot and about 45 minutes of additional content has been added.
CAANDY: Chris' version of Any Card at Any Number has received rave reviews from magicians all over the globe. It's devilishly clever, easy to learn, uses a normal deck, there's no memorized deck work and no difficult sleights!
Lazy Rise: You insert a selection into the deck and leave it out-jogged near the bottom. With just a shake, the out-jogged card rises out a quarter of the way up the deck. It happens again, and again until the out-jogged selection ends up on top of the deck.
Cardsexchange: it's a switch, a force, a color change and so much more. One technique, dozens of applications!
The DVD also contains two incredible new tricks utilising Lazy Rise and Cardsexchange, plus bonus footage of Chris Mayhew performing at The Session, UK.
3D glasses not required!
“The one condition I set myself in developing these routines is that the effects would not be diluted just because they were 'Hands Off.' In fact, if anything, they would become stronger. Well they did become stronger, much stronger! A couple of these routines have been published before, however they have now been fully updated to become totally 'Hands Off'. For instance my 'Echo' routine is fully described with complete patter and a new finish. There are also lots of new routines that are all extremely commercial.”
Out Of My Hands - This is literally... Out Of This World!
The SH*T Spell - Could be shot or shut, but it's actually sh*t!
McDobson's Aces - Nothing Two Faced about this trick!
Echo - You, hilariously, teach them how to perform a card trick.
Card Trick - A selection is revealed in a truly impossible way, yet it's so easy!
Invisible - The table, deck, card and card case are invisible - they don't even see the thumb tip!
Second Chance - They'll have "no chance" to work this one out!
Birthday Card - DIY version, with modified handling, of Wayne’s marketed effect.
Lucky Numbers - Both your lucky numbers are different, but they still lead to the same lucky card!
Tossed Deck - I don't toss it myself anymore, I get some ' Other Tosser' to do it for me.
40 pages. Softbound. $25.00 (BK01763))
(9) Reel Magic Quarterly - Episode 21 - Shawn Farquhar
Shawn Farquhar Interview
2010 FISM winner Shawn Farquhar talks to Wayne Kawamoto about working hard and taking risks.
David Regal –Tricks Of The Trade
David is thrilled with 3 tricks that are both nice and cheap!
Wayne Kawamoto –Choice Cuts
Reviews bar magic, Michael Ammar's book and Xtreme card manipulation.
Banachek - Subtleties
Banachek shows you a handy, impromptu business card routine!
David Kaye- Kid Show FUNdamentals
Brainstorming ideas for the Strat-o-sphere.
David Roth – Roth
David Roth explains the Slydini Position and why it is brilliant!
Chris Randall - Desert Rose
Bill Malone - Skinner Matches
Mike Mello – Handy Prediction
Mike Patrick - Brightest Day Cut
Shin Lim - Multiplier Effect
Jared Molten - Thumb Ring Thing
And that’s this week’s Hotlist. Not a ton of new stuff, but all of it is really high quality! And, that’s the most important thing, right?
As always, I thank each and every one of you for taking time out of your busy schedules to spend some of it with us.
Whether it’s in person at 102 North Street in Medford or online at www.magicfact.com, we do love your company!