Friday, February 03, 2012

Friday With Hank Lee - Time To Super-Save!

Greetings from all of us at Hank Lee’s Magic Factory. This is Super Bowl weekend. As you might have heard, the New England Patriots are in the Super Bowl. So, for those of us who live here in New England, it’s been all Super Bowl all the time for the past two weeks. I can’t wait for the big game on Sunday. The football will be great and there will be snacks a’plenty. Could Super Bowl Sunday be the least healthy eating day of the year? I think so. Go Pats.

With everyone focused on the Super Bowl, I can honestly say that little else seemed important this week. Still, we did get a whole bunch of new items, which you will find in this week’s Hotlist.

I should also tell you that we uploaded a bunch of new videos on YouTube. Check out our YouTube Channel. Of course, you should also become a subscriber so you can keep up with all the new videos!

That’s all the news for this week. Don’t forget to register for this year’s Cape Cod Magic Conclave. And, make sure you take a look at this week’s Excitement!

SUPER BOWL SALES EVENT: The Patriots. The Giants. The thrill of victory. The agony of defeat. Let’s celebrate no matter who wins!
For the next four days, from the very moment you receive this email until Monday evening at midnight, you can Super-Save - 35%!
All you need to do is enter the special code SUPERBOWL in the Discount Coupon Box of the online checkout at and we will automatically deduct 35% from your order total.
If you are calling your order in to the Toll Free Order Line at 800 874 7400, FAXing your order to us at 781 395 2034 or emailing us your order to make sure and mention the special code so you can save like crazy
Now, here are the rules:
• The minimum order to get the 35% discount is $35.00.
• The discount is deducted from the retail price of the item. No intermediate discounts (such as HankoGram pricing) may be applied. In the case of sets, such as DVDs and Videos, the discount is deducted from the retail price of each item and not from the set price.
• We cannot combine offers.
• Certain items, due to contractual restrictions, are not included in this sale. All Viking/CW items, Kennedy Enterprises items, Colin Rose items, Mike Caveney Books, theory11 items, Johnson Products items, MagicSmith items, Greater Magic Teach-In DVDs, One Of A Kind Collectors' Items and a few other items are not included in the sale.
• If you place an order for an item that is not on this list or not noted in our online catalog, but is excluded from the sale, we will let you know before processing your order.
• Promotional Gift Certificates, Coupons and Reward Points may not be used as part of this sales event.
• As the discount is automatically generated, you must put the special code SUPERBOWL in the Discount Coupon Box and nowhere else. You may have to scroll to the bottom of the page to find the box, but it is there. If you are not sure how to do this, please phone your order in to our toll-free order line at 800 874 7400, and we will take care of you. We cannot offer discounts retroactively.

And that's it. It could not be easier. So, get your order together and save yourself some serious money! But, act quickly. The sale positively ends Monday at midnight, Eastern Time. Enjoy!

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

(1) Bionik – David Penn: From David Penn, the creator of Coinvexed 2 comes BioniK.
An examined dinner knife is signed by the spectator along the handle. They hold onto the handle and can clearly see that the knife is straight. You simply massage the blade softly causing it to bend at a 45 degree angle. The bent knife never leaves the spectator’s hand and can be immediately examined. This leaves the spectator with an impossible object that they cannot bend back!
BioniK can also be used to bend the extreme handles of forks or spoons to further enhance your metal bending routines.
The same straight knife that is signed is the one that bends. No switches!
Nothing concealed in your hands to achieve the bend at anytime.
* Precision made gimmick and instructional DVD included.
* Perform it in short sleeves.
* Effortless in execution.
* Leaves the spectator with an impossible object.
$134.50 (40.817)
Note: Coming in stock really soon! Pre-order yours now and we will pay the shipping!

"Bionik is Badass!" Eric Jones

"The next logical step in metal bending. This is amazing!" Alex Pandrea

"James Bond would be proud!" Alan Rorrison

"My metal bending routine will never be the same again" Dee Christopher

(2) Figurine – Lennart Green: Lennart Green created a sensation when he first introduced Figurine to the magic world. It is an amazing demonstration of magical origami. A piece of paper is folded and sculpted into a perfect miniature three-dimensional statue, a figurine. It is one of the most intriguing close-up effects in years and makes for an amazing talking point in any performance. Easily personalized and adapted to different performing styles and conditions, Figurine is a concept you will use.
Comes complete with instructional DVD featuring Lennart Green, figurines and bonus ideas.
$35.00 (10.1683)
Note: This is a non-discountable item.
Coming in stock really soon. Pre-order now and we will pay the shipping!

(3) Executive Wallet – David Penn: David Penn presents Roy Roth's Executive Wallet.
With the Executive Wallet you can load the spectator's signed card into a wallet within a wallet without palming. The spectator can then remove their own signed card from the smaller wallet, which is even secured with a press stud.
As the spectator opens the wallet themselves this provides sure fire misdirection for your killer finale.
The workings are all explained along with David's full routine on the accompanying DVD.
* Crafted from the highest quality leather.
* The card is loaded into the innermost wallet with no palming in one natural action.
* No envelopes or messy sticky stuff to replace.
* Resets in 4 seconds.
David Penn's routine from his number one set is fully described on the DVD.
$100.00 (30.1669)
Note: This is a non-discountable item.

(4) Mysteries Of The West DVD – Fielding West: Ten commercial, visual effects fully explained.
Includes stage, close-up and comedy material.
Conversations with Jeff Hobson on show business
75 minutes of great footage
Hosted by Jeff Hobson
Highlights include:
The Popper
Giant Tenkai Coin Steal and Sleeve Transposition
Subtle Ring Vanish
Balloon From Mouth
Inflating Prediction
The Old Rabbit Production
Spray-On Hair Fake
Vanishing Coke Bottle to Champagne Flute
Hobson and Fielding West Talk About Show Business and Magic
$30.00 (DVD01320)
Note: This is a non-discountable item.

(5) Shared Dream – Marcelo Insua: Can two people have the same dream?
Is it possible to have a prediction in a sealed envelope with exactly the same dates and locations or is it just a shared dream?
No wallets
No electronics devices
No pre show work
Nothing in your pockets
Everything happens in front of the audience in complete fairness
No exotic gimmicks or strange magic props, just paper and envelopes
This is not a dream. This is Tango Magic's Shared Dream.
$49.00 (40.818)
Note: This is a non-discountable item.
Coming in stock really soon. Pre-order now and we will pay the shipping!

(6) Allan Ackerman “A” Material – Two DVD Set: Nearly three hours of footage
Features Ackerman's Heads-Up Ten Card Poker Deal
Nine commercial, practical effects fully explained
Includes card and coin material
Discussions of Erdnase and card technique
Valuable tips, variations, sleights, and outs
Hosted by Paul Kozak
Effects include:
Heads-Up Ten Card Poker Deal
Extensive Outs
Bonus Sleights and Moves
The Bottom-Up Zarrow
Gem-Money Mates
Allan's Travelers
Return to Ishtar
An Ultra-Clean Copper Silver
Bottom Dealing
Practice tips
Tells and Grips
Cutting Any Number of Cards
Out of Sight, Out of Mind
The Divining Rod
$50.00 (DVD01321)
Note: This is a non-discountable item.

(7) Solo DVD – Michael James: It’s 52 against one. Beat the odds. Discover Solo.
It all started in 2008 when Michael James began to develop card flourishes. In a world that is overflowing with extra long dribbles and unnatural geometric displays, Michael favors a classic approach where fluid and expressive motions are top priority in a card flourish. That is what you’ll find in Solo: Ten unique flourishes that demonstrate smoothness and articulation above anything else.
One of the most comprehensive Cardistry projects ever produced.
A production that started nearly eight months ago has in fact been in the works for four years. Michael's style is inspired by card mavericks Brian Tudor, the Buck twins, and Kevin Ho. These aren’t cuts you’re going to learn and forget in a day. Each cut is vastly different from the other, giving you a diverse collection that will broaden your arsenal.
Solo: The Contents
Solo is divided into three categories: Signature Flourishes, Bonus Collection, and Special Features.
In the Signature Flourishes section, you'll find ten unique flourishes: Arriflex, Ekklesia, Collective, Elysium, Twistor, Tidalwave, Reich, Reinvention, Mysterium, and Zero. Nine of the flourishes are two-handed cuts and one flourish is a single card flourish. Each flourish includes an introduction, performance, verbal explanation, and slow movement performance.
The Bonus Collection includes four bonus moves: Upload, Skydive, Whirlpool and Elite. These are short, simple flourishes designed to perform on the fly. Each move contains a performance, overview, and verbal explanation.
A conscious effort was made to include as many special features as possible.
What's included: Original Trailer, Seamless Motion, Jikh and James, Rediscover Identity, Solo Outtakes, Interview with Michael James, and Credits with anamorphic footage.
$29.95 (DVD01319)
Note: This is a non-discountable item.

(8) Ghost It Notes: Reach deep into the thoughts and minds of even the most skeptical audience!
Ask your spectator to think of any number, name, or shape and write your prediction on a pad of sticky notes. Your prediction is correct every time!
Mindreading looks like real magic, but requires a clever secret for 100% accuracy. In the past, that meant math magic, a Swami gimmick, or electronic device. Now, all you need are Ghost It Notes to predict the outcome of events, demonstrate telepathy or read your spectator's mind!
* Prediction keepsake makes an amazing souvenir!
* These tricky notes look just like sticky notes!
* English, French, Spanish, & Japanese Instructions!
How do Ghost It Notes work? There is a bit of physics and biology at play with every performance. This incredible pad of paper, combined with a natural characteristic of the human body, delivers a powerful dose of magic.
Ghost It Notes are a revolutionary new prop for mentalists and magicians. Included are two packs of Ghost It Notes (one white, one canary yellow) and multilingual instructions. Simple. Astonishing.
$35.00 (40.819)

"Great idea for mentalists and magicians too! I like it." - Paul Gertner

(9) The Davenport Story – Volume Four: The final volume and climax of this universally acclaimed series. This is the amazing story of Will Goldston, one of the most influential magicians of the last century, gathered from thousands of documents acquired by the Davenport family in 1949. Further research has revealed a hitherto completely unknown extraordinary private life which would have ruined his reputation had it been known. He had an illustrious career, as a prominent magic dealer, author, magazine editor and founder of the elite Magicians' Club whose President was Harry Houdini until his death in 1926. Documents and photographs relating to Houdini's books and his first film as well as letters between the two reveal a close friendship.
Goldston was the author of some of the greatest works on magic particularly his famous Locked Book series. As well as performing for Queen Victoria, he socialized with nobility and magic's elite. The volume includes 414 superbly illustrated descriptions of tricks from his rare 1916 "Magical Scraps," probably the greatest collection in existence.
There is also a chapter on his close friend, the brilliant illusionist Horace Goldin, which includes revelations on the origins of his Sawing a Woman in Half Illusion. Plus, his inner thoughts as to how he devised illusions taken from some 800 personal letters between him and his friend Goldston. Also included is a selection of some of his illusion patents.
Large format, hard cover, color dust cover, 463 pages with over 800 graphic illustrations.
$150.00 (BK01837)

(10) Spiral Principle & Beyond – Stephen Leathwaite:
Spiral Principle
The Spiral Principle is a new concept in magic that allows you to perform miracles with a borrowed deck of cards. Imagine having a spectator shuffle, freely select a card then lose it back into the deck. Without doing anything, you instantly know what their card is and its location in the deck. Included on the DVD are five killer effects that would not be possible without the spiral principle including N.A.C, a hands off ACAAN with a twist that you have to see to believe. Once you learn The Spiral Principle your card magic will never be the same again.

The most stunning 'Out Of This World' you will ever see. Imagine showing a mixed up deck of cards and then having two audience members separate the reds from the blac's without ever looking at the faces. The performer never touches the cards and the whole routine is self working.
No packet switches
No Rough and Smooth
Uses a regular deck - No gimmicks
The magician genuinely never touches the deck
Very easy to do
$30.00 (30.1670)
Coming in stock very soon. Pre-order now and we’ll pay the shipping!

And that’s this week’s Super Bowl is Just Two Days Away Hotlist! You have plenty of time before the game starts to check out all of this week’s fabulous new items. But, you need to do it sooner rather than later!
As always, I thank you sincerely for find the time to spend with us either online at or in person at 102 North Street in Medford.
Either way, we love your company!