Greetings from all of us at Hank Lee’s Magic Factory. It’s been a typical August week here in New England. Some sun. A little rain. All in all, pretty uneventful. Which is exactly what you want this time of year.
On the home front, last weekend was the first ever Cantor Cousins Reunion. Bonnie has so many cousins on her side of the family; you can’t count them, even if you use all of your fingers and all of your toes. And, let me tell you, these are Kissin’ Cousins. Friday night was a “no-need to light the grill” barbecue. Seriously with Corned Beef Sandwiches as the main attraction, how much grilling do you need? Saturday afternoon we all took a harbor cruise that left from Portsmouth, NH, spun around the Isle of Shoals and then back to Portsmouth. A three hour cruise. No Gilligan required. Saturday night was a big Italian feast. It was all lots of fun. You should have been there.
Thursday morning, Lucas left for a short trip to Santa Barbara. He is off to see Julia the GF in performance at the Academy Of the West. As usual, the airline ticket was booked by Bonnie. So, I had to drive Lucas to the airport at 3:00 AM. That’s in the morning! Bonnie does love those early morning flights.
Now, the house is empty except for me. So, I can do whatever I want and answer to no one. I can get in my PJs as early as I want. I can watch TV in the morning if I want. I can have whatever I want for dinner. And, I don't even have to answer the phone if I don’t want to. But, I must say it is very quiet here. I think I’ll turn up the music really loud. Yeah, that’s the ticket.
This week, we are listing two great items which we have received from a private collector. They are the last two items on this week’s list. Make sure and check them out!
Not a ton of new items here this week, but the stuff that has come in is really good. Quality, not quantitiy. Plus, we have a nice excitement for you. All you need to do is read on!
BUY ONE GET ONE AT 60% OFF SALES EVENT: By far the most popular sales event we ever held was the Buy One Get One At Half Price Sale. When that event ran, 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 5 days, from right now, until Tuesday, August 9th 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 $575.00 and a Happie Amp for $268.00, you will get the Happie Amp for $107.20! What a deal! It even works with non-discountable items. Just make sure the non-discountable item is the higher priced of the pair. If you buy more than two items (and, we thank you), we will pair them up so you get the best 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.
Hint: You might want to phone your orders in for this event rather than use the online catalog. That way, we can do the math and charge you the correct amount the first time.
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 www.magicfact.com. 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 email@example.com, 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!
(1) Regal Ring Chain: What has more impact than performing a stunning effect with a cherished object?
Fashioned by a commercial jeweler, the Regal Ring Chain is a specially designed prop that enables the performer to secretly introduce a borrowed ring onto a stainless steel neck chain.
Just as magician's wallets are altered to facilitate the insertion of a playing card, the Regal Ring Chain is an elegant accessory that allows the performer to slowly remove a chain from his neck and reveal a vanished ring hanging from its center.
Resets in seconds.
Delivers a moment they will remember forever.
Includes instructional DVD.
(2) Notion – Harry Monk: An effect that is direct, easy to do, and will totally blow your audiences' minds. Harry Monk has created a mentalism routine based on cards, and a 'gambling' theme that is perfect for any working condition. Perform this walk-around or on stage.
Imagine walking up to a group of people and showing four totally different photographs, each showing a different hand of playing cards. Each spectator looks at any one card in their photograph, and remembers it. The mentalist then shows a deck of cards and is able to tell each spectator the exact card they are thinking of. It's direct, very easy to do and can be performed on one to four people.
You almost instantly know what card the spectator is thinking of, which can be used to perform other miracles rather than just revealing their card immediately.
Presented by Paul Romhany, you will watch and learn the basic routine, as well as different handlings and variations. By itself this routine is very strong, but if you combine it with a few of the touches Paul has added, it become a mind blower.
Comes complete with:
· Walk-around photograph cards - designed to fit in your pocket or wallet.
· Larger photograph cards - these are designed for larger audiences, perfect for parlor, stand-up, street or trade-shows.
· DVD - Presented by Paul Romhany, and includes several live performances with variations on how to present the effect.
(3) Fish Cylinder: There’s nothing fishy about this trick!
An orange silk (or two orange silks) is placed inside an empty tube and immediately changes into a gold fish (or two gold fish).
Includes one orange silk.
A beautifully made prop. Very classy. Easy to do.
Dimensions: 9-3/4" (Tall) x 3-1/2" diameter (Tube) x 5-7/8" diameter (Base).
$110.00. Specially priced at $80.00 (60.1767)
(4) Kranzo's Comedy Magic and Mind Reading Lecture - Nathan Kranzo:
Watch Kranzo lecture for a live group of magician and mentalists. Kranzo is funny and entertaining as always in this jam packed teaching DVD.
The Mega Coin Slap:
This is the routine that Kranzo has honed for 15 years.
See the newest version and see why they call Kranzo a coin man.
Three phase coin effect that is all stand up using Silver Dollars.
Mene Tekel Effects:
Comedy Card To Fly
Card In Pocket
Instant Pocket Prediction
Billy McComb's Gag
Emotional Reaction Book Test
Diction Book Test
The Frisbee Gag
In The Hands Haunted Pack:
Kranzo teaches how to use an old gimmick to cause a deck to cut, in their hands, while you aren't anywhere near them.
Cashing In Poker Chip/Silver Dollar Transformation:
This production loads coin on a spectator as you produce a coin. Great effect! A bare handed production that will fool them. Then the Poker Chips change to Silver Dollars and you end clean.
(5) Hare Raising Hats – Paul Hallas: An animal production you can perform in restaurants! The ideal card routine for children and family groups.
This is an adorable card trick where you produce rabbits from hats, make one of the hats completely disappear and close with a production of a bunch of baby rabbits. Everything is examinable at the end.
Comes complete with special poker-size Bicycle cards, printed by the U.S. Playing Card Co., and photo illustrated instructions.
(6) Coin Waltz – Alex Pandrea: Coin Waltz is Alex Pandrea's take on the classic fusion plot in magic, where two objects inexplicably become one. A quarter is borrowed from a spectator and signed with a permanent marker. A second quarter is also signed. The coins are held at the fingertips and slammed together, merging them into a single quarter that is signed on both sides! The quarter can be immediately examined by the spectator and kept as a souvenir!
The DVD features live street performances by Alex Pandrea, filmed in New York City and Atlantic City. Coin Waltz is practical and resets instantly, perfect for any situation. In the studio, Alex teaches how to construct the Coin Waltz gimmick and provides in-depth insight into the handling and presentation of the routine. He also teaches bonus effects that can be accomplished with the gimmick, such as Coin Thru Spectator's Hand and an at-the-fingertips coin bend.
* Highly Visual
* Unforgettable Memento
* Includes Supply of Gimmick Material
* Amazing Bonus Effects
Note: This is a non-discountable item.
(7) Voodoo Doll Prediction: A spectator is selected to play the part of a Voodoo priest. "Someone in this audience is going to experience unimaginable pain as a result of this gentleman's action!" you explain.
A cloth Voodoo doll is displayed, an effigy representing some unknown person in the room. "Please take these pins and, at your discretion, insert them into the doll, any where you like. You can use all five pins or one or two, it is completely up to you. Your choice will determine the amount of pain and agony the victim will experience."
Once the spectator has completed his task, a scream is heard and a person shakes violently as a result of the Voodoo curse.
A plaque, which had been shown earlier, encased in a black vinyl sleeve, is revealed. To the surprise of all, the exact locations chosen by the 'Voodoo priest' are marked on the figure, silk-screened on the plaque!
The instructions were written by George Robinson Jr. and lead the audience down a path that suddenly takes a turn. The tension of the spooky and bizarre rite is suddenly broken by the comical reactions of the performer, culminating in a mysterious and baffling prediction.
Instant reset; no stooges; no force of any kind; nothing is written down, etc. The spectator has complete control over how many pins he or she uses and complete control over where he chooses to insert the pins. The outcome is always 100% correct.
Comes complete with detailed instructions, handcrafted Voodoo Doll, pins, custom silk-screened plaque and vinyl sleeve.
Great for walk around. Will work well for most situations due to the size of the props.
Great props, all hand made.
Note: This is a non-discountable item.
(8) One For The Ladies: At last, a card effect for the ladies in your audience. The theme is computer dating, the selection of an ideal partner.
The spectator is shown a number of photographs. Each one depicts a real hunk of a man.
She makes her choice. How can she lose?
The photographs not chosen are shown. Finally, she reveals her chosen photo. Words can't describe the effect on the audience when she flips her chosen hunk over and there for all to see is the reigning ugly of the year!
Completely self working. Everything is supplied. The photos are plastic laminated so they will last forever.
A great table hopping routine!
(9) Dr. “Q” Locking Slates: Just acquired from a private collector! We have only one of these original Venture III Dr. Q Slate. When it's gone, there are no more!
The Dr."Q" Slates, invented and manufactured by Nelson Enterprises, were last available in the 1980's from Venture III Magic who acquired the rights from Nelson Enterprises. The Slates were soon swept up by performers and collectors of quality mentalism.
The Dr. Q Slates have been regarded as the acme of perfection in pseudo-spiritualistic slate writing. Their ease of performing, mechanical perfection and effectiveness leaves nothing to be desired. These slates offer fine applications in the realm of mysticism.
Remember, we have only the one set!
Note: This item is non-discountable.
(10) Theta Portfolio: Just acquired from a private collector. There is only one of these available. It has been used in performance, but is in very good to like new condition.
Ray Piatt and Allen Zingg present the Theta Portfolio. No matter what kind of magic you perform, you will find a use for the Theta Portfolio.
The Theta Portfolio is a full-size handcrafted leather portfolio complete with a full size legal pad. The pad is on the right; on the left side is a large flap pocket. On the flap pocket there are several smaller pockets. One for business size envelopes. One for business cards. And a special clear vinyl pocket. The portfolio is beautifully made by Ray and Lisa Piatt, whose quality leather work is unsurpassed.
The Theta Portfolio is the most versatile portfolio you will ever find. It looks exactly like those used in businesses everywhere. Yet, it is a powerful and secret tool. Simply and cleverly gimmicked so that you can adapt it to many, many mentalism needs. Switching large flat items such as business envelopes, photographs, jumbo card, etc; Stealing Q&A information; Delivering Q&A information; Multiple Outs; Switching audience information; Impression Device and more! The best part is that you will be inspired to come up with new ideas and routines once you own this fabulous portfolio.
You can use the Theta Portfolio for multiple applications in a single act. No need for a Himber Wallet, then a Kaps Wallet, then an Add A Number Pad, then a Z Wallet. Just one natural -looking prop that does it all!
Here are just some of the things the portfolio can do: Naturally and easily handle all the major methods of Q and A; Add-A-Number; Headline Predictions; Design Duplication; Serial Number Reading; Book Tests; Mental Epic; Confabulation and more and more!
You also get a book and video tape chock full of routines. This is an item you will be proud to own.
Remember, only one is available. When it is gone, there will be no more.
Note: No further discount may be taken on this item.
And that’s this week’s All Quiet On The Home Front Hotlist. Great new stuff and a delightful Excitement. The perfect combination.
As always, I want to thank each and every one of you for taking the time to spend with us, either online at www.magicfact.com or in person at 102 North Street in Medford. Either way, we love the company!