Friday, October 14, 2011

Hank Lee's Free Magic Event!

Greetings from all of us here at Hank Lee’s Magic Factory. I hope you all had a very nice Columbus Day, and perhaps discovered something cool, like the world is not flat.

We have been really busy this week, packing and shipping and shipping and packing. Halloween is coming, and folks are all getting new magic to add to their Halloween programs. Speaking of Halloween shows, we have just received a few of Mike Bent’s Forgetful Frankie. These have not been available for some time, but are now back in stock in very limited quantities. It is one of the best Halloween items ever (and you can use it all through the year as well). So, you should really check it out and pick one up while they are available.

We received our first shipment of Rick Haslett’s Cremation, and they all flew out the door. But, not before we got to play with one. The effect is fabulous, the method is super. And, Rick has promised us a few more before the Halloween show season begins. You really need to watch the video on this one!

Many of the Twister Magic items are available again, and that is good news. Super Pad. Magic Popcorn Machine. Dollar Bill To Credit Card. Super Can. All great items. And, make sure you check out the Magic Cube in this week’s Hotlist. It’s one of the best Rubik’s Cube effects I have ever seen. It comes in two styles, Deluxe Set and Single. The Deluxe Set allows you to also do a transposition effect after the cube is solved.

Want more? OK. The Any Signed Card To Any Spectator’s Wallet is now available. From Jeff Kaylor and Michael Ammar, this is a fantastic new method. You can read all about it in the Hotlist.

I know it’s only October, but Tommy James has just released his new Comedy Christmas Wand. A welcome addition to your holiday shows, and a brand new idea in comedy wands. These are all hand made by Tommy, so they arrive in limited quantities. If you want to add this one to your holiday shows, you might want to order now!

As always, I am amazed by the number of new items we get every week. I really do hope you take the time to read about them all!

And now, this week’s Excitement!

FREE MAGIC - YOUR CHOICE! That’s right, absolutely Free Magic! And, all you have to do is a little bit of math. Here’s the way it works: Until Wednesday, October 19th at midnight, put all the items you want to order in your Shopping Cart in the Online Catalog at Check the total (not including the shipping). Now, take 30% of the total (Hint: Just multiply the total by .30) and we will give you Free Magic up to that amount. All you need to do is let us know what Free Magic you want by listing it in the Customer Notes Box of the online checkout. No special codes. Nothing to remember. It’s easy as pie. And, it’s free!
For example, let’s say your order total before shipping comes to $500.00. 30% of that amount is $150.00. You have earned $150.00 in Free Magic. Just list the additional items you’d like in the Customer Notes Box, up to $150.00, and we will ship them along with your order, absolutely free. This is an amazing deal, and you should really take advantage of it!
If you are placing your order by phone at 800 874 7400, just let the order taker know what Free Magic you would like. Same if you are placing your order by FAX at 781 395 2034.
The only rule is that your order total must be at least $30.00 to take advantage of this promotion. Remember, this sales event ends on Wednesday, October 19th at midnight, so don’t delay. Enjoy!

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

(1) Any Signed Card To Any Spectator’s Wallet: Any card is chosen, signed, & placed back into the deck. The spectator takes out his wallet. His signed card is found in his own wallet!
The Ultimate Card Control Utility allows you to control one or multiple cards while the spectator shuffles the deck.
The cards can be produced from the deck, or found in virtually any impossible location, such as the spectator's own wallet.
Does not require magnets, pulls, gimmicked cards, special wallets or stooges.
It can be any deck of cards!
$40.00 (30.1620)
Note: This is a non-discountable item.

(2) Magic Cube – Single: One of the most innovative and creative effects of the year!
Effect 1:
Show the audience a DVD box and explain that there are instructions on this DVD on how to solve the Rubik's Cube in seconds. Without a Rubik's Cube, however, the DVD is of no use. Quickly open the DVD box and out pops a 3D Rubik's Cube! The mixed up Rubik's Cube is solved in less than three seconds.
Effect 2:
Show a completely flat magazine, open it and show a page with an ad for Rubik's Cube. Close it and quickly open it again. The cube materializes from the page into your hands leaving a blank space in the ad where the cube used to be. Then the cube is quickly solved!
Ideal for use as your opening trick.
The trick comes with an instructional DVD with different routines.
$30.00 (60.1787)
Note: This is a non-discountable item.

(3) Comedy Christmas Wand – Tommy James: For the first time that we can remember, a comedy magic wand designed for the holiday season! It’s not just another comedy wand but a whole routine!
This new wand by Tommy James is loaded with bits of business guaranteed to get laughs during your holiday shows.
Use this wand anytime in your show when you have a helper on stage and you need a magic wand.
Tell the kids that last year you asked Santa for a new magic wand, but if you show it to them, they must promise not to laugh at it. Bring out the wand. It is bright red with white tips and a white pom pom on the top. Of course, the kids laugh. Explain just how powerful the wand is.
Show your helper how to wave the wand, as you demonstrate by waving it up, down, all around and in circles etc.
Hand the wand to your helper and ask them to wave the wand. When they do, the pom pom falls off and onto the floor!
Oh, no! The magic wand must be defective! Lets see if we can fix it.
Place the pom pom back onto the wand. Wave it up, down, all around, etc.
There! All fixed! Hand the wand back to the helper. They wave it and the pom pom falls off again!
Place the pom pom back onto the wand. Wave it up, down and all around as you
Say that It will never fall off again!
Just as you say that, the pom pom falls off while the wand is in your hands. You don’t see it, but the kids do and they will let you know! Fix it one more time. Gesture with the wand towards the audience. The pom pom goes flying again!
Explain that this is a job for Invisible Glue!
Bring out a small bottle labeled “INVISIBLE GLUE.” Unscrew the cap and pretend to pour some glue into the end of the wand but, oh no, you accidentally spilled some on the floor!
Remove a cloth from your case and wipe up the glue. Throw the cloth back into your case. You continue the routine, but don’t realize the cloth is now stuck to your thumb! You don’t see it, but the kids do! Arggh!
You finally get your thumb free of the cloth, but now it’s stuck to your other thumb! Pandemonium! Play this back and forth a few times and finally get free of the cloth.
Screw the cap back onto the glue bottle and place the bottle on your table. Continue with the routine. Now, the glue bottle is stuck to your thumb! You don’t see it but the kids are going crazy trying to tell you! You finally get free of the bottle.
Place the pom pom back onto the wand. It is now secure and can be used in your routine. There are more bits of business in this routine than you can shake a wand at!
Wand measures 15 inches and is totally mechanical and very easy to operate. Comes complete with gimmicked glue bottle, gimmicked cloth and
Tommy’s routine. $45.00 (50.974)
Note: This is a non-discountable item

(4) Prism Deck – Joshua Jay & Card Shark: The finest Color-Changing Deck package ever offered.
You receive the Prism Deck, a pack of cards in which every card has different artwork, and a DVD featuring Joshua Jay's Prism routine.
You can perform a complete act with this deck, culminating in the color-change finale. The exquisite artwork and careful detail on every card makes this the finest Rainbow Deck ever produced. If you do the Color-Changing Deck or have ever wanted to, the Prism Deck should be in your collection.
The most interesting part: the backs are marked! This sounds silly for a rainbow deck, but everybody who knows Joshua will think twice. Pure genius!
$30.00 (30.1629)

(5) Easy Vanish – Masuda: Masuda’s Easy Vanish is not a coin routine, but a versatile gimmick for coin tricks.
Coin tricks usually require a long time of training. However, this new gimmick enables you to perform production, vanish, transportation, penetration and change effects without any difficult sleights.
Although this product is designed for novices and intermediate magicians, being involved in well-thought-out routines, the gimmick will amaze enthusiasts.
Easy Vanish comes with an instructional DVD including following effects
Coin & Card
Basic handling of the gimmick.
Coin Through Glass
Basic penetration effect.
Transposition 1
Simple transposition effect.
Transposition 2
Visual transposition effect.
Advanced routine with money exchange theme .
One Coin Routine
A simple but visual one coin routine.
NOTE: Half-Dollar, Chinese, Jumbo coins are sold separately.
$42.00 (20.471)

(6) Art Magic: If you like art, do not miss this effect!
Here's one of the effects possible with Art Magic:
Give 7 cards to a spectator to shuffle. On each one is printed a great work of art. The spectator freely chooses one, then mixes it with the others
Display an envelope, which has a hole on each side. Put the 7 art cards into the envelope. Insert a paintbrush through the holes in the envelope. Magically, the work of art freely chosen by the spectator begins to rise from inside the envelope.
All effects are easy to perform, yet the impact is very strong magic.
You can perform a full routine with all 4 effects or present any one separately.
Includes all necessary materials plus a DVD which explains the 4 effects very clearly.
$30.00 (10.1664)
Note: This is a non-discountable item.

(7) Brick Pass – Alex Pandrea: The road to card mastery involves the pass, period. Develop a shockingly good one with the best in the world.
This all new item comes in a slick premium DVD case with a description of The Pass included on the inside cover taken from "The Expert at the Card Table". Original images included!
The Brick Pass
Alex Pandrea's refined interpretation of the Classic Pass, one of the most highly regarded utility moves in the world of close-up magic. Alex spends over 30 minutes teaching the subtleties and nuances that will make your pass silent, invisible, and flawless. Filmed in high-definition, you'll learn every detail of technique, finger placement, and hand motion to bring your pass to the next level.
The Turnover Pass
Imagine having your spectator freely name any card they see in a face-up spread. All they see you do is square the deck and turn it face down, but you've actually controlled their selection to the top! This is totally innocent, invisible, and deceptive!
In the Turn Over Pass, Alex goes step-by-step to teach you the nuances and subtleties that make this one of the most useful and deceptive passes in all of magic.
$17.95 (DVD01292)
Note: This is a non-discountable item

(8) Super Can: Available once again!
Super Can is an amazing utility device that allows you to perform many great effects. You can perform productions, vanishes, teleportation, predictions, transposition, a version of the classic “Passe Passe Bottles” and many more!
There are more than 20 different routines on the instructional DVD.
Here are just a few:
* Open a can of Coke and pour the contents into a glass. Hand the empty can to a spectator. Make a small silk vanish. It reappears from the Coke can, completely dry. Now, tip the can and pour out some more Coke!
* Mentally influence a spectator’s taste buds. A spectator is blindfolded with a silk. You explain to the audience that you are capable of influencing people’s minds. Show a Coke can and pour some coke into a glass. Place a straw into the can and the spectator holds the straw. Different cards with pictures of soda cans are shown to the audience and another spectator silently chooses one of the other drinks. Let’s say it’s Sprite. Ask the blindfolded spectator to drink from the straw and the spectator tells everyone that he is drinking Sprite instead of Coke. They will swear that it tastes like Sprite! The blindfold is removed and for the spectators big surprise the can that he was holding all the times it is a Coke Can and the liquid poured out of the can is Coke. The spectator tries one more time and verifies that the drink was always Coke.
* The classic Passe-Passe effect brought to modern times, using soda cans! A Coke can and a Sprite can are shown to the audience and from both of them soda is poured out into two glasses. Cover both cans with plastic tubes and announce that you will teleport both sodas. The magic words are spoken, the tubes are removed, but nothing has happened. The cans remain in the same place. One more time they are covered, the magic words spoken and once again nothing happens. So, you decide to pour out the liquid. While the cans have not changed place, the liquids have! From the Coke can, Sprite is poured and from the Sprite can, Coke is poured. But it’s not over yet! Cover the cans once more with the tubes and for the big finale, magically both cans and liquids change places completely!
The Supercan Kit is a complete set of magic props that will allow you to perform miracles in front of you audience. Comes with 2 gimmicked soda cans, 2 gimmicked shells, 6 plastic playing cards and 2 plastic tubes and an instructional DVD.

“Really much more than a trick… hundreds of applications with just one limitation, your imagination” Gaetan Bloom

“In a word: Imaginative. Super Can is not just one effect, rather, it is a cleverly engineered set of props that allow you to perform over 20 effects” David Oliver –Genii Magazine
Note: This is a non-discountable item.
$100.00 (60.1543

(9) Photographic Memory – Christian Knudsen & Card Shark: A fabulous Any Card At Any Number routine!
A spectator selects and remembers a playing card by freely touching any card in the deck with his index finger.
Another spectator names a random number between 1 and 52.
The chosen card is found in the exact desired position of the deck.
These are the advantages of Christian Knudsen's Photographic Memory:
* You can spread out the cards openly and entirely at any given time, the audience views an entire deck and no duplicates can be detected.
* The front and back sides of all cards can be shown without restraint, they are not specially printed.
* The spectator may select any number between 1 and 52, he is not limited in his choice.
* Handling is not subject to secret maneuvers.
* The deck is simply picked up and the cards are counted out to the desired number. * No memorized deck.
* No calculations in the back of your mind.
* Utmost concentration on presentation.
* No stooges or pre-show work.
* Only one deck of cards is used.
* Ready for action again immediately after the performance.
$49.95 (30.1630)

(10) Magic Movie: A wonderful effect with a movie theme from Daniel and Gustavo Raley.
Show the audience a DVD case. On one side of the cover is a picture of a movie reel and film and the other side is black.
Ask a spectator to sign their name on both sides of the cover.
Very clearly place the DVD case into a paper bag with a hole in the center, which allows everyone to see the spectator’s signature. Leave the bag with the DVD case in full view.
Now show 8 laminated cards, each printed with a poster of a well-known film. Films like E.T., Superman, Lord Of The Rings, etc. After displaying the cards one by one, give them to a spectator to shuffle. Then, ask the spectator to select one.
Now the following happens:
The spectator shows the chosen movie poster card to everyone. Let’s say it’s The Butterfly Effect.
You openly take the DVD case out of the bag and the black side now has an image of the chosen film and the spectator's signature.
Upon opening the DVD case, the DVD inside is the printed with the poster for the chosen movie!
Sometimes even more magical things can happen! Open the DVD case again and a large paper butterfly comes flying out The DVD has transformed into a butterfly.
Very easy to do. Strong visual impact.
Comes with everything needed to perform the effect.
The cards which display the movies are in full color, laminated. Each card is 10 x 7.5 cm.
The whole effect comes with instructions on DVD.
$49.95 (60.1786)
Note: This is a non-discountable item.

(11) Magic Cube – Deluxe Set: One of the most innovative and creative effects of this year!
Effect 1:
Show the audience a DVD case and explain that the instructions on this DVD show how to solve the Rubik's Cube in seconds. Without a Rubik's Cube, though, the DVD is of no use. Open the DVD case and out pops a 3D Rubik's Cube! Then the mixed up Rubik's Cube is solved in less than three seconds.
Effect 2:
Show a completely flat magazine, open it and show a page with an ad for Rubik's Cube. Close it, quickly open it and the cube materializes from the page, leaving a blank space on the ad where the cube used to be. Then the cube is quickly solved!
Ideal for use as your opening trick.
The trick comes with a DVD with different routines.
Moreover, this set contains an extra accessory for an effect with a normal Rubik's Cube. With this accessory you can make the cube travel from inside a paper bag to inside a hat! Ideal for children's shows.
$49.95 (60.1785)
Note: This is a non-discountable item.

And, that’s this week’s All You Can Eat Hotlist. It’s not really all you can eat. Nor is it all you can drink. If you want that, you’ll have to visit the Red Sox Clubhouse. Arggh. However, it is some of the best magic we have presented in one place at one time. So, you owe it to yourself to check it out.
As always, you have my heartfelt thanks for taking time out from your busy schedules to visit with us at Hank Lee’s Magic Factory. Whether it’s online at or in person at 102 North Street, we love the company!