Greetings from your friends at Hank Lee’s Magic Factory. A delightful week here in New England once the rain stopped!
We have been busy, busy, busy getting ready for the Halloween season and the big holidays to follow. Lots to tell you. First of all, our Halloween Store is open for business. You won’t find masks and costumes, but you will find some of the best magic for your Halloween shows, anywhere. To visit our newly opened Halloween store, Click Here.
Rick Haslett’s Cremation came in stock and all of the back orders went out. You should really check this out, as it’s one of the best new effects for your Halloween shows. It looks very cool, and is a real fooler!
From our burning the midnight oil department, the new Fall EXTRA is now up online. I have personally gone through all of the new items for the past three months and picked the best of the best to include in the EXTRA. As you know, there’s a ton of new magic, every week. So, sifting through three months worth, and picking out only the best, is truly a Herculean task. But, I did it. And, I hope you like the selections. I know you will.
To see the Fall EXTRA, just Click Here
And, if you would like to download a full color pdf file of the Fall EXTRA and print out a hardcopy on your computer, Click Here.
So many places to go this week, but all well worth it!
As always, we spend a lot of time working on the Cape Cod Conclave. Right now, we are in discussion with one of the most interesting and funniest acts in magic. Piff The Magic Dragon. You can watch some of his hilarious act right here:
I know. Another place to go this week! And, once you have watched his act, you might want to register for the 2012 Cape Cod Magic Conclave. You can do it from the front page at www.magicfact.com. Just click on the Conclave Poster!
And, that’s all the news that fits in print. Lots of new items for you, and a very nice Excitement. Read on.
BUY ONE GET ONE AT 60% OFF SALES EVENT: We have juiced up our Buy One Get One event 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, October 11th 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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org, 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) Pull Top – Mr. Maric: Imagine, taking two borrowed soda pull tops and visibly linking them together or having them link in a spectator’s hand!
Just as easily, you visibly unlink the pull tops and hand them back out for full examination!
This is just one of the many effects that are possible with Mr. Maric's Pull Top.
* Linking 2 Pull Tops
* Linking 3 Pull Tops
* Pull Top Thru Straw
* Pull Top Thru Fork
* Pull Top Thru Hand
* Pull Top From Shoelace
* Stretching Pull Top (Bonus Effect)
No Difficult Sleights.
Items are Examinable.
Any pull top in the world can be used; Even a pull top from a spectator’s drink can be used.
Gimmicks, DVD (English & Japanese).
Effects and handling are clearly explained by Mr. Maric.
Note: Coming into stock very soon. Pre-order now and we will pay the shipping!
(2) Conradi Dice Box: Display a small wooden box containing three dice.
Ask a spectator to freely select one of the dice.
Remove the selected die, and clearly show that there are now only two dice inside the box
Cover the box. Then, in a wink, the selected die vanishes from your hands!
When you open the box, the die has returned!
You can hand everything out for immediate examination.
Comes complete with all the necessary dice, two wooden boxes (one gimmicked, one normal) and instruction sheet.
(3) Stick-It: An unbelievable routine showing a prediction on the back of any card named by a spectator.
A spectator chooses a card, for example, the 3 of Diamonds.
Invite another spectator to name a different card, for example, the 6 of Clubs.
Run through the deck and locate the 6 of Clubs. On the back of the 6 of Clubs is a sticker that has the 3 of Diamonds written on it.
Everything can then be examined.
The prediction is your choice; the chosen card is a free choice. That’s what makes Stick-It so unbelievable.
You receive: The instructional DVD explaining everything you need to know; different options of set-up; 3 different routines and more.
You also receive 25 Stick-It gimmicks to get you started (refills will be available).
(4) Nu Way Watch Box: Max Suko is a classic performer who has a keen mind when it comes to tweaking standard effects. His Nu Way Watch Box is an excellent example of out-of-the-box thinking!
Study the photo of this neat effect. There are no secret openings, no trap doors, no magnets, nothing that will lead a spectator onto the clever secret. Nothing is added or taken away. Yet, a borrowed watch, ring, wallet, etc. can be vanished and somehow produced from within the locked chest.
The chest lid is secured by a flat brass plate which is further locked by a small padlock. After the spectator's watch is vanished, the chest is brought forward and it is clearly seen that the chest is locked by virtue of the brass plate and lock.
The lock and brass plate are removed and the spectator is allowed to remove the lid only to find his missing item.
Clever new method. Chest made of select walnut hardwood; a plush velvet cushion lines the bottom of the chest; a brass locking plate and brass lock. Complete detailed instructions.
Box measures: 5 1/2" x 5 ½” x 5 1/4" tall
Note: This is a non-discountable item.
(5) Real Secrets Of Magic DVD - Volume 2 – David Stone:
Make A Living With Close Up Magic.
Tips & Advice
- Manage The Audience
- Guarantee Your Tips
- Resell Yourself After Each Show
The Breach Of The Table
Behavior At The Table
- Documentary 24 Days To Build An Act For The World Magic Championships
- Making Of
- Photo Gallery
(6) The Gate – Volume 2 – Martin Adams: This book contains six more mentalism routines, most completely impromptu! All the routines are audience tested and come from Martin's repertoire!
Sweet: Several spectators attempt to guess how many candies are in a jar. Only one will guess the exact amount correctly. An envelope on stage contains a prediction matching that number as well as a description of that spectator. As an added treat, all the spectators' guesses are tallied and when divided by the number of spectators it equals the exact number of candies in the jar!
The Time Has Come... One of Martin's favorite close-up routines. A truly classic mentalism piece with an emotional twist.
Stalker: The spectator is asked to think of and name any card. A deck is handed to the spectator to shuffle and then spread out on a table, face-down. The spectator is then asked to freely choose any card and slide it towards the performer. The rest of the cards are turned face up to show that they are all indeed different. When the selected card is turned over, it matches the thought of card exactly!
Direct Peek Envelope: Martin shows you how to construct an envelope that he uses in his QnA routines without the use of billet switch, fake questions, a pre-show or impression device.
Casino: You predict a spectator's imaginary trip to a casino, their spin on the roulette wheel and their winning blackjack hand.
Time Telepathy: Two spectators are involved in this routine. One spectator selects a time and the other one will reveal it in a random way.
20 pages. Softcover. 8.5" x 6"
(7) Dollar To Credit Card 2.0: In these days in which everything is paid with plastic, transform a dollar bill into a credit card in a blink of an eye!
Impress your friends! Business clients! Girlfriends! Use it in your close-up performances, kids magic shows, parlor shows and your stage magic shows!
Perform it in real life situations, at the time of paying the bill at supermarkets, restaurants, movie theaters, airports, etc!
Comes with the gimmick that will allow you to perform the effect. Includes a real dollar bill and a replica of an American Express Gold Credit Card.
Includes an instructional DVD that will guide you step by step in how to perform it.
Very easy to do! No sleight of hand required! Self contained! Open the box and perform it right away!
Comes with additional gimmicks to customize your own credit cards. $29.95 (10.1537)
(8) Xavier Mortimer DVD – Jean-Luc Bertrand: The curtain opens on a solo musician.
Once he starts playing, his shadow appears to form a full band. A shadow orchestra.
The instruments fly, the keys have fun. The audience never stops wondering about this living dream. Surprised or overwhelmed by all the life happening, the artist welcomes us into his fantasy!
A show full of visual surprises, along with some clever discoveries. Magic, juggling, music and a lot of talent.
Recorded Live at Theatre Labruyere
Note: This is a non-discountable item.
(9) Midnight Edition Blades Playing Cards: This brand new Midnight Edition is an all new Blades deck with a new bold killer back design and black faces.
The new back has been redesigned specifically for the Midnight Edition. It's simplified, darker, higher contrast, and includes flares coming off the tips of the swords making for very cool fanning designs.
This amazing deck uses traditional court cards unlike most black decks and has the Blades signature inner pip highlight. Like all Blades, the court cards are made for instant recognition and a fresh change to what is currently on the market.
This new deck comes with 1 advertising card, 2 Blades Jokers, and 2 redesigned Ace of Spades, so you can choose which Ace you'd like to use in your deck. The Aces are the redesigned classic Demon Claw or the new Midnight Edition Ace of Spades.
The box now has a moon behind De'vo and the small blade on the inside flap.
The deck uses the amazing Blades stock and finish everyone has been raving about and also has the double black ink and edge protection measures.
Note: This is a non-discountable item
(10) Noted: Gary Jones: An incredible visual effect from Gary Jones.
The perfect lead-in to your Invisible Deck routine. A great way to magically produce a deck of cards!
Bring out a small notepad. As a joke, ask the spectator’s if you can take their order. They know right away that you are not the waiter, so they decline.
You say, “OK, then how about a card trick?” Instantly the notepad changes into a full deck of cards, which you can use for any of your favorite card effects.
The gimmick is designed so that you can write on it before the notepad changes into a deck of cards. So, you could write the name of their chosen card, etc.
No sleight of hand needed
Custom made gimmick supplied
Comes with instructional DVD!
(11) Espionage – Secret Intelligence: Infiltrate your spectators' minds. Totally impromptu. No sleight of hand. Consists of three separate impromptu routines that can stand alone, or be performed in succession making up a full 7-10 minute impromptu performance. This is a sleight-free, ungimmicked, spur-of-the-moment, grab whatever you see, and know or predict what the spectator will do with each object set of routines.
Covert Ops: A spectator hides three different borrowed coins in three different locations, such as her pockets, closed fists, or any other concealed locations. Without any fishing, guessing or uncertainty, you will be able to know exactly what coin is where with 100% accuracy
Secret Service: Spectator places three different borrowed objects in three different locations (pockets, hands, table, wallet, etc.). It could not be more fair as they continue to have free choices throughout. The performer then shows a written prediction he made that has been in play from the very beginning. It correctly predicts the location of each object. Only one prediction is used, it is never switched, and never misses.
Spy Tech: In its basic form, three or four different objects are removed from three or four different locations and match the exact locations that the spectator thinks of. Locations can be anywhere such as the performer's pockets, or fists, or even another spectator's pockets or fists.
Espionage is full of simple but unique impromptu principles and methods, and full of on-the-spot possibilities Use it with props from your favorite tricks for smooth routining. Use it for audiences near or far. Very easy to understand and follow even for a very young audience age. No angle restrictions. No sleight of hand. Highly practical.
In addition there are two bonus routine variations utilizing the principles within Espionage:
Covert Prediction: A prediction is given to the spectator to hold. She then conceals three coins in three different places. Upon reading the prediction, she finds that the performer knew exactly which coins she would put in which places. Simple, fair, and direct.
Spy Deck: Three different playing cards are freely named by one or multiple spectators. Another spectator thinks of a different color back design for each named playing card (i.e. red back, blue back, black back, etc.). Not only does the performer predict each freely named playing card, but also the different color back design thought of for each named card.
Comes with Instructional Book & DVD Combo, and Prop
And that all the fabulous new goodies for this week. Cool stuff, to say the least. Well worth a serious check-out!
As always, we thank you for taking the time to visit us, either online at www.magicfact.com or in person at 102 North Street in Medford! Either way, we love the company.