Friday, December 09, 2011

Hank Lee's Magic Factory - Another Week Of Free Shipping!

Greetings from all of us at Hank Lee’s Magic Factory.  As I look out the big window, it is raining like crazy. Which is far better than snow, unless you’re a skier in which case there is nothing better than snow. Who knows, by the time you read this, we might have some snow on the ground. Never can tell!

With the holidays coming closer every day, we have finished decorating the homestead. Which means we have placed our little illuminated penguin on the front porch and plugged her in. It’s a beautiful sight, for sure. Here at home, we really do believe that less is more. So, we feel that the illuminated penguin is just the holiday touch we need.

Important! Make sure you read the next Mid-Week Excitement when it arrives in your email box next week. I think you will be really pleased!

There is all kinds of news on next year’s Cape Cod Conclave. A lot of the booking is already done. It looks like Jeff Mcbride is a for-sure to close our Saturday night show. We also have Rafael from Belgium, Scott Land and his fabulous Carl Ballantine Marionette, Nathan Kepner, Tom Ogden, David Acer and lots more to come. The dates are April 13th-15th 2012. And, there is no better gift for that special someone than a Conclave Registration!

I know that so many of you are looking for the perfect gift for the magician on your list. Unless they have left hints about what they’d like, it can be quite difficult. But, fear not. We are here and we want to help you pick the perfect gift or, dare I say it, gifts. While shopping online is easy as pie, it’s not always easy to make the right selection. So, give us a call. We’re here all the time. Call us toll-free in the US and Canada at 800-874-7400. Knowledgeable elves are standing by! Oh, and don’t forget that we are offering Free Shipping from now until the 23rd!

And, that’s just about all the news from here. While you are comfortably reading this week’s eMail Newsletter, we are already packing and shipping. We want to make sure your orders get to you in time for the holidays!

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

(1) Wacky Packet – Nick Trost and Gary Plants: A terrific packet trick created by Nick Trost. With perfectly printed Bicycle poker-size cards.
Four face-down cards are counted. They are counted again, and one has turned face up.
One by one, the other three cards turn face up as well.
The count is repeated, and the cards turn face-down.
Then the faces vanish.
Everyone thinks that the routine has ended, but there is more. Since the faces have changed, the performer decides to try it with the backs, and they change one by one from blue to a rainbow of assorted colors.
$15.00 (30.1644)
Note: This is a non-discountable item.

(2) Duvivier Coin Box: Four words characterize this product: Okito, Boston, Block, Duvivier.
Okito: The Okito Box is one of the great classics of coin magic. With the Duvivier Coin Box you can perform all Okito Box routines
Boston: The Boston Box can perform the same types of effects as the basic box, but with a little extra that makes your performance even clearer and more amazing.
Block: The icing on the cake of box routines. The block can finish the routine on a breathtaking climax. The box becomes a solid block, which shows the impossibility of what the public comes to see!
Duvivier: The Duvivier Coin Box allows you to merge the three principles into one. Yes, you read that right, three boxes: Okito, Boston, Block. No switching of boxes. Everything is given for examination before, during and after!
Explanations are provided on a DVD full of details. Several routines are explained, some quite accessible to any beginner, others require a little practice, but without much difficulty.
* Extract from the demonstration on the video catalog Videorama 3 (1992)
* Excerpt from the DVD "From Old To New 3, Volume 3" (Demonstration and explanation of the routine, 2006)
* Pages scanned from the booklet explaining the original routine (1992)
Includes the basic box, the gimmicks and special pieces required for the smooth running of the routine, a nice little bag, and the DVD explanation.
You will need to supply the ordinary Half-Dollars (at least 4 pieces, possibly 8 depending on the routine that you will work).
$110.00 (20.474)

(3) 24-7 DVD Volume One – John Carey:
Featuring 12 stunning routines that you will use; this is magic that packs a kicker punch!
Featured routines in thois volume include:
Simplex Transpo - John's very clean and direct transposition of two signed bank notes using a wonderful Tamariz idea
Gemini Reflections - Using a wonderful Karl Fulves idea, spectator and magician replicate each other perfectly in this location
Coinkidinky - John's variant on a great Alan Ackerman effect. A very simple and strong production of four of a kind
6 Card O and W - A quick 4 phase oil and water that is ideal for strolling workers
Split and spread control - A very deceptive tabletop card control inspired by Bernard Billis
Interlocking Flyer - A vanish and magical translocation of a selection
Kick- 4 Queens - a signed card and a ton of visual action in this walk- around worker
Imaginary Reality - John's take on the classic Do As I Do plot using a real deck and one in the imagination.
Conscious/Subconscious - Another Do As I Do designed for the working magician
Two to Tango - A selection and a thought of number come together in this impromptu revelation involving two spectators.
Crystal Transposition - A very direct divination and transposition combined. Perfect for restaurant and bar work
Shh it's a Mystery... - John's super direct and engaging approach to a Brother John Hamman card classic
$30.00 (DVD01301)
Note: This is a non-discountable item.

"Practical and powerful! John's entire Handle With Carey series is a must for all cardicians. John strikes gold with his novel combination of doable, powerful and entertaining card magic."
- John Guastaferro

(4) Dream Magic – Jim Kleefeld: The summer library show resource guide. Get a jump on next summer’s library shows! In summer 2012 libraries all over the U.S. will be using the theme Dream Big—Read for their Summer Reading Club programs. Be ready. If you have a show with a dream theme, you will book more shows.
Jim Kleefeld's new book, in pdf format on CD, is a treasure trove of tricks, routines, ideas and suggestions for you. Create a Dream Magic Show easily just by choosing your favorite routines from this book. There are dozens of original routines, dozens of routines for commercial tricks, a complete bibliography of children's books about dreams, sleep, bedtime, napping, dream catchers and nightmares. You will find hundreds of art files that you can use to make up clever new tricks, or just use the art to create your own tricks.
• A volunteer can predict your favorite dream (or your worst nightmare.)
• Vanish a tooth under a pillow and then produce money.
• Make someone's dreams appear in an empty book.
• Produce shimmering streamers from your own Day & Night tubes.
• Watch Peter Rabbit run, then vanish, then reappear.
• Have the audience magically color your dream picture.
• Change your dream food into a giant hot dog.
Tons of tricks and ideas. More tricks than you can use in a half-dozen shows. 
Over 200 pages
100 art files
30 computer fonts
$40.00 (BK018126)

(5) Cinch – Shaun Robison:
Cinch is a bill change that lives up to its name. Not only is Cinch one of the most visual bill switches you will ever see but it's also one of the easiest you will perform. Cinch is clever and uses a non-traditional gimmick that makes the effect a breeze to perform.
Unlike other effects where a bill instantly changes, Cinch takes very little time to set up and perform. Everything you need to perform is included, and with the super simple set up you can perform this almost instantly out of the box.
Also included on the Cinch DVD are variations on the basic effect and additional PDF's included to give some bonus ideas that will inspire even more creativity.
Creator and full time professional magician Shaun Robison teaches you in great detail on how to use Cinch to its fullest potential including the ultra easy way to hand everything out for examination. And, no thumb tips are needed!
$24.95 (DVD01304)

(6) Stretch-A-Buck Pro Pack: Five ways to stretch your money!
Borrow a 1, 5, 10, 20 or 100 dollar bill and magically stretch it to almost three times its normal size.
Dave Devin is very proud to market this wonderful set of 1, 5, 10, 20 & 100 dollar bills. Made of Tyvek, the bills will last forever. Tyvek will never tear, and can be washed with no damage to the bills. Dave has spared no expense in producing the most realistic stretched currency on the market.
This is a great way to close your favorite dollar bill routine. Use your imagination and enjoy these realistic utility bills.
$40.00 (10.1674)
Note: This is a non-discountable item.

(7) So You Think You Can Skip – Masuda: The performer takes a card from a deck as a prediction and hands it to a spectator. Then the spectator, at random, returns the prediction card into the face-down deck. The deck is turned face-up and spread between the magician's hands. It is revealed that all the cards are arranged in in order by suit and the prediction card is found to be where it should be.
For example: if the prediction card is the 9 of Clubs, it is found between the 8 and 10 of Clubs.
Totally self-working.
Comes complete with gimmick Bicycle deck and instruction sheet.
$30.00 (30.1645)
Note: This is a non-discountable item.

(8) Color Changing Sponge Ball DVD: If you own Bizzaro.'s Color Changing Spongeball you know how versatile it is. This DVD gives you 7 routines (created and performed by various performers from around the world) as well as tips & tricks that can be easily added to any of your current performances. Also Included is a gimmick that turns any regular sharpie marker into a secret weapon when used in conjuction with a CCSB.
The routines:
CCSB Bank Night - Finally a bank night where the magician doesnít look like a jerk at the end.
Sucker Ball - A sucker routine with a surprise ending using a CCSB.
Shponge - Visually swap, exchange or drain the color from a marker cap onto a sponge ball (Special gimmick included)
iSponge - Remove a sponge ball from your phone, change its color and put it back in. Simple and visual!
Benson Balls - A quick transposition with a kick at the end.
Hopping Sponge - An homage to the classic Hopping Half but with CCSBs.
Color Changing Crayons - Swap the color of a crayon and sponge ball inside your mouth!
If you own Bizzaro.'s Color Changing Spongeball, this DVD is a must have!
$25.00 (DVD01303)

(9) Broken Wings – Dee Christopher: With the Broken Wings device, you can easily:
* Predict impossible things
* Make writing appear, disappear or transform
* Create dual realities
* Force cards
* Create automatic writing without special pens
* Peek information
* Perform Drawing Duplication
* Switch billets or cards
This device is a gimmicked pad. It's simple in its working, but since it's conception two years ago, Dee has used everywhere, from nightclubs to stages, with great success.
There are no complex mechanisms to go wrong, no technology to fail. This is a pure, invisible gimmick which allows you to achieve a multitude of impossible effects with ease.
You could set the pad up to satisfy a full act with a variety of routines. A real mindreader would appear to require no props to read minds. All a real mind reader would need is a pen and paper.  All you need is a pen and this pad of paper to make that a reality.
8 full routines are taught showing the ins and outs of just what this amazing device can do. Comes complete with gimmicked pad and 12 page instruction booklet.
$29.95 (40.811)

(10) 24-7 DVD – Volume Two – John Carey: Welcome to Volume 2 of John Carey's 24Seven Project.
Featuring 12 stunning routines that you will use and suitable for all magicians, this is magic that packs a kicker punch!
Featured routines on Volume 2 include:
Color Opener - John's take on the classic in-the-hands-triumph with a color-change kicker
S.W.I Interchange - A four pocket transposition. Minimum work maximum impact.
It's all a mystery - Carey's take on the classic mystery card, again designed for the real world.
Gemini Production - An almost self-working production of four of a kind involving a spectator
Homing In - Carey's take on an old classic, involving a divination and a card to pocket combined.
Impulsive Revelation - A great hands-off discovery of a selected card using two people from your audience. Makes the spectator the star.
3 Thoughts 3 Located - A beautiful hands-off discovery involving tells, memory and thoughts
When Nyquist Met Lorayne - A very strong and subtle approach to the classic sandwich plot.
Interlocking Sandwich - More of John's very direct thinking applied to this classic of card conjuring
An Impossible Conclusion - Carey meets Jennings in this beautiful 3 phase revelation inspired by an all time great
Triple Triumphant - A 3 selection approach to Triumph with a minimum of moves but maximum impact
On the count of... - A signed selection vanishes in a spectator's hand only to appear at a freely chosen number. Powerful and practical.
$29.95 (DVD01302)
Note: This is a non-discountable item.

And that’s this week’s Closer and Closer To The Big Holidays Hotlist. Lots of great new stuff. But, if you are looking for the perfect gifts, check out our Online Catalog at or give us a call at 800 874 7400. We’re waiting for your call!
As always, I thank you all so very much for finding the time to visit us here at Hank Lee’s. Whether it’s online at or in person at 102 North Street in Medford, we do love the company!