Greetings from everyone at Hank Lee’s Magic Factory.
We have some pretty exciting news for you this week.
If you have been waiting at the edge of your seat for Yigal Mesika to release his new Spider Pen, the wait is almost over. Yigal has just announced the release of his new and very improved Spider Pen Pro. It will be available for shipping on June 25th, but Aron tells me that we are taking pre-orders right now. If you ordered one of Yigal’s original Spider Pens and have been waiting for delivery, please get in touch with us to upgrade to the new Spider Pen Pro.
On the home front, just want to let you know that Lucas the Singing Son is now done with college (I know, this one is really hard to believe) and has gone off to St. Louis for the St.Louis Opera Company’s Young Artist Summer Program. The program runs through the end of June. So, if you are in the St. Louis area, go and see my little Lucas sing.
I need to fill you in a little bit on Aron the elder son. He is now working here at Hank Lee’s Magic Factory, and doing a great job. If you have not been following us for the past 25 years, I will give you a little background on my kid. He is 25 years old, and a recent graduate of the University of Florida with a degree in the History of Science. In the past, he has worked at Hank Lee’s over vacations and in the summer. So, he is pretty familiar with the operation. When it was clear that I would not be involved in the day to day operation of Hank Lee’s, Aron stepped up and said that he really wanted to help. And he has. He’s smart and funny and great to talk to on the phone. Give us a call and he will be happy to chat you up!
Because of Aron and Bonnie and the ever popular Elves, the ship that is Hank Lee’s Magic Factory has been righted and will continue to serve your magical needs now and in the future. This week’s Excitement is aimed at just that. So, please check it out.
BUY MORE GET MORE: Starting right now and running through Tuesday, May 1st at midnight, we are having our famous Buy More Get More event. Here is how it works:
For each order you place during the event, you will get a Promotional Gift Certificate which you can use towards a future purchase here at Hank Lee’s. The value of the coupon depends entirely on the size of your order. Here is the breakdown:
* Order between $25.00 and $100.00: Coupon is for 25% of the merchandise total. (Orders less than $25.00 get our sincere thanks, but sadly no coupon)
* Order between $100.00 and $300.00: Coupon is for 30% of the merchandise total.
* Order over $300.00: Coupon is for 35% of the merchandise total.
When you place your order online at www.magicfact.com, please put the special phrase BUY MORE GET MORE in the Customer Notes Box of the online checkout. If you place your order by email or FAX, just include the special phrase with your order. And, if you place your order by phone, toll free at 800 874 7400, please mention the secret phrase to get your coupon. The coupon will be sent along with your order and can be used whenever you wish, no expiration date. You will get a coupon for every order you place during the event. Just don’t lose the coupons, please. The Buy More Get More event includes every item we carry!
And now, this week’s Hotlist!
(1) Spider Pen Pro – Yigal Mesika: In 2004, the original Spider Pen became a classic magical instrument. Due to the worldwide popularity, Yigal Mesika has honed the original concept to once again reinvent the reel.
The Spider Pen Pro is nothing short of a revolutionary electronic device because it is the first to feature patented Soul Technology. This breakthrough technology allows you to take your mind off of the method and lets you focus on your magic, giving you the undeniable edge for mastering levitations and animations.
From Mesika Magic comes the new gold standard in IT reels. When you put your hands on the state of the art engineering in the Spider Pen Pro, your levitations and animations will look like Hollywood special effects. Nothing else comes close.
Imagine yourself in a casual conversation. You ask for any bill. A levitation is about to happen, but never has a levitation happened like this. You place the flat bill on the palm of your hand and cover it with the other hand. Your hands move apart, and somehow the borrowed bill is floating. With a gentle touch, the bill flips in the air, and you walk away leaving it in mid air. Yes, you walk away. No explanation is possible. Under your power the bill slowly falls on the floor, lying motionless. Only when you desire, for the final climax ,the bill levitates in a flowing motion all the way into your hands. You will receive an unbelievable reaction!
Watch and learn as Yigal Mesika himself guides you through the basics of levitation to bring you to an exceptional level of performance. You will learn his signature effects, tips, and subtleties; that will make you feel like you are receiving his live personal coaching.
Zero Gravity Bill
Terry Lunceford's Floating Finger Ring
Additionally you will learn the Spider Spool saving technique that will save you a lot of money, and you will learn Yigal's ultimate method for locking IT in the wax.
Spider Pen Pro Features:
The first electronic reel with no buttons or switches
Powered by an electric micro motor
No noise - completely silent
Operates with one AAA battery that will last you easily over a year (one performance a day, battery not included.)
Walk up to 35 feet away from floating objects
Constant perfect even tension
No springs or rubber bands
Changing the spool is as easy as 1-2-3
A real writing pen with refillable ink
Made of premium quality steel with a chrome finish.
Exchangeable pen clip - easily swap for another color
Locking Method- Levitate and animate even heavier objects
Comes with a DVD running 60 minutes shot in HD.
The only magic device with 3 patents
Made in the USA
The Spider Pen Pro is easy to master and always ready to go.
You have nothing to hide.
No assistants necessary.
Perform completely surrounded!!!
Available for shipment on June 25th. Pre-order now and we will pay the shipping!
"Yigal Mesika has done it again. The Spider Pen Pro will prove a boon to the art of levitation. Always ready. Always under your control. It's positively supernatural. - Luis De Matos
"Your handlings on the Floating Bill are the best I've seen - they look like real live Hollywood special effects!" - John Kennedy
""It's hard to imagine so much efficient ingenuity in such a small space. Yigal's Spider Pen Pro is absolute perfection. And it produces absolute miracles." - Jim Steinmeyer
"It's outstanding!" - Finn Jon
(2) Audio Transposition – Daryl: From Daryl, an amazing transposition effect, using sound!
Offer to show the very first magic trick you ever performed.
Display a baby’s rattle and a squeaky squeeze toy.
In a blink, the rattle sound vanishes from the rattle and the squeak sound vanishes from the squeeze toy.
But when you magically bring the sounds back the squeeze toy now rattles and the rattle squeaks!
Everything can be examined!
You will receive everything you need to present a whole hilarious routine! Inside the box you will find the baby toys, the baby blanket bag, the special gimmicks and full instructions by World Champion magician Daryl.
Easy to do!
Everything can be examined!
Great magic for all ages!
(3) Astonish – Bob Solari: A red card box is placed on the table in full view.
Performer explains that the box contains a blue backed prediction card.
A red backed deck is handed to the spectator to mix.
The spectator freely selects any card from this mixed deck.
The blue backed card is removed from the card box.
The prediction card and selected card are both turned face up. Both cards match!
The performer looks at the spectator and says, “I bet you think all the cards are the same?”
Performer now say's “You're correct!” The deck is now turned face up and ribbon spread across the table. All the cards have blank faces!
No Force. No Rough and Smooth. No Sleights. Card box may be handled by the spectator before, during, and after the effect. Learn in minutes.
Complete with photo illustrated instructions, Blank Face Bicycle Deck and that special something that makes this miracle possible.
(4) The Rumba Count – Jean-Pierre Vallarino: Rumba Count is a way to show the cards and give the impression that they have the same back, or the same face.
It was originally designed to hide the back or the face of the cards, and became a new classic count, replacing the Optical Hamman Count.
You will learn the three main techniques:
* Vallarino Rumba Count
* Hypnotic Rumba Count
* Rumba Force
* The Aces have a good back
* Cheaper cards
* English Poker
* The black fits you so well
* The Wild Card
* The Universal Card
* Wonderful Dream
* Rumba Print
* Rumba Color
Comes complete with special cards in Bicycle Rider Back 808.
Ready to ship on May 1st. Pre-order now and we’ll pay the shipping!
(5) Cereal Brainwave: A fun new card effect from our friends at Tri-City Magic. It’s great for kids or adults, and is perfect for walk-around.
Based on Nick Trost’s Eight Card Brainwave, Cereal Brainwave has the added fun-factor of using specially printed cards with cereal boxes on their faces!
The effect is totally straightforward.
Show eight playing cards with popular brands of breakfast cereal on their faces. All eight are different, and can be openly shown.
A spectator has a completely free choice of any one of the eight. Free choice. No force. They can even change their mind. Their selected card is placed face-up on the table.
You now show the backs of the remaining seven cards. They are all the same. Red backed Bicycle.
The spectator turns over their selected card. It is the only card with a blue back!
Great magic! Instantly resets. No Rough And Smooth. No duplicate cards. And, the cereal box faces make the effect oh, so intriguing.
Easy to do. Fun to watch.
(6) Jumbo Quick Monte - Meir Yedid: The Three Card Monte has long been a popular gambling game played on the streets of most major cities and featured in movies and on television. It has also become a staple in most magicians’ acts. There have been thousands of variations published through the years, as it is one of the few gambling themed routines that can be followed by all audiences.
The most popular of all Monte routines is Color Monte which was originally published by Bill Elliott as 3 Card Monkey Business.
Meir Yedid’s Quick Monte builds on those two routines with a streamlined handling that makes the sequences easy to follow.
The routine begins by showing two black Twos and a red Queen. The idea is to follow the Queen. But as the story unfolds in this five-phase routine, based on the original storyline, the Queen does not appear to be on the bottom, top or middle. You then show that you are only using three cards and reveal the missing Queen’s location. As one of the Twos is shown, a double or nothing wager is made on the identity of the final card. As a complete surprise the final card reveals the result of the wager.
Comes complete with three specially printed Cheetah Back Jumbo (7”x4.5”) Cards and photo-illustrated instructions.
(7) The Complete Encyclopedia Of Close-Up Magic - Walter B. Gibson: This definitive work features instructions for hundreds of classic, audience-pleasing manipulative and impromptu illusions. Entertain your friends, acquire magic skill, and build your self-confidence by mastering tricks like these:
* Downs Palm
* False Drop
* Fist Vanish
* Palm-to-Palm Change
Billiard Ball Magic
* Fingertip and Fist Productions
* French Drop
* Change-overs, Transfers and Flashes
* Two-Way Twirl
* Special Color Change
* Color Changes
* Thumb and Thimble
* Four-to-Eight Production
* Productions and Vanishes
* Message Reading
* Through the Crystal
* Cards and Dice
* Number Prediction
* Sixth Card-Sixth Sense
* Modern Magnetic Matches
* Matchbox Vanish
* Penetrating Matches
* Turnabout Heads
* Magic Sugar Lumps
* Coins Through Table
* Magnetic Pencils
* Salt Vanish
* Coin Through Handkerchief
* Triple-Knot Trick
* Okito Coin Box
* Restored Paper Napkin
* Color-Changing Silk
426 pages - 7" x 10" - Softcover - Black and white photos
(8) Crystal Vanish Holder: The perfect addition to Crystal Vanish!
With this holder, you will be able to retrieve your device in 1 or 2 seconds, without looking for it.
Technically, you will have the ability to load the gimmick in the middle of your act, or whenever the timing is the best for you. The gimmick will stay in place no matter what you performed before.
As soon as you need to perform Crystal Vanish, just load yourself in, right in front of your audience. It is so easy to load. You are instantly ready to perform.
Comes complete with the holder and a DVD to explain how to set-up the holder. Please note that you nee the Crystal Vanish gimmick to perform, sold separately.
And that’s this week’s Almost The First Of May Hotlist. Something for everyone, or so we hope. Check it out and see if you don’t agree.
As always, we thank you so much for finding the time to spend with us. Whether it’s online at www.magicfact.com or in person at 102 North Street in Medford, we do love the company.
Aron, Bonnie and The Elves