Friday, May 18, 2012

Hank Lee's Magic Factory Graduation Day Sales Event!

Greetings from your friends at Hank Lee’s Magic Factory. Another beautiful week here in New England, if you like rain!

Actually, it’s been a really good week here. And, just yesterday, something happened that has never happened before. We have lowered the price on more than 25 Tenyo items. In all our years in business, this has not happened. If anything, Tenyo prices tend to go up, depending on the dollar vs. the yen. But, hey, why look a gift horse in the mouth, as they say. If you do a Search for Tenyo in the online catalog at, it will be clear which items now have lower prices. Well worth a look-see.

We are heading into college graduation season. In fact, some colleges have already graduated. We decided to do something a little special for everyone who is graduating from college or is the parent of a college graduate or knows someone who is graduating or…well, you get the idea. Make sure and check out this week’s Excitement for our very first every Graduation event!

Lucas, our very own singing son, will be graduating from Oberlin College on Memorial Day, the 28th of May. Just 10 short days away. Bonnie, Aron and I will be loading up the station wagon and heading off to Ohio next Friday. Lucas is actually in St. Louis right now, performing in the St. Louis Opera Company’s Young Artist Program. So, he will be driving to Ohio for the big event, then heading right back to St. Louis.

And, that’s all the news from here. Make sure and check this week’s Excitement.

GRADUATION DAY SALES EVENT: A big tip of the mortar board to the class of 2012. No matter where you are graduating from, this one’s for you! And your parents. And your friends. And your parents’ friends. Really, it’s for everyone!

For the next 5 days, from the very moment you receive this email until Tuesday, May 22nd at midnight, everything (well, almost everything) is on sale at 35% off the retail price. All you need to do is enter the special code THEGRADUATE 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 a huge 35%!

There are a few rules that apply, as with all things in life.

* The minimum order to use this 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, the discount is deducted from the retail price of each item and not from the set price.

* Offers cannot be combined.

* Certain items, due to contractual restrictions, are not included in this sale. All Viking/CW items, Kennedy Enterprises items, Mike Caveney Books, MagicSmith, theory11 products, Johnson Products 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.

* Coupons, Reward Points and Promotional Gift Certificates may not be used during this sales event.

* As the discount is automatically generated, you must put the special code, THEGRADUATE, 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 Tuesday at midnight, Eastern Time. Enjoy!

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

(1) The Vanishing - Shin Lim:

This utility device will allow you to do miracles when it comes to vanishing an object or making it travel from one place to another. It is light to carry and can fit in your wallet. It's not bulky, and no necessary clothing requirements are needed. You can even use this gimmick naked if you wanted to.

Chapter 1: The magician borrows a small object, a coin, ring, etc. There are no switches, and the exact same coin is used the entire time. With a slow wave over the coin, it effortlessly vanishes. No funny movements, no sudden sleights. The coin is completely gone. The spectator can feel your hands to make sure there's nothing there; because there is nothing! At this point, you can either choose to end or continue, and make the coin reappear again on your hand or in theirs. You then hand out their coin for examination and leave them with a signed coin they'll never forget.

Chapter 2: The magician borrows a Tic Tax box and a Tic Tac. There are no switches whatsoever, and there are no alterations to the box or the Tic Tac. You cleanly place the Tic Tac inside the box. And with no sudden movements, the Tic Tac visually melts through the bottom, landing on your spectator's outstretched hand. They can then immediately examine the Tic Tac and the box.

Chapter 3: The magician proceeds to use an ordinary coffee cup, and asks the spectator for a dollar bill (or anything that can be crumpled up into a ball). He cleanly places the cup over the ball. With no movements whatsoever, he snaps his fingers and the ball is gone. He then proceeds with his regular Cups and Balls routine.

$29.95 (10.1703)

Note: This is a non-discountable item.

To see a YouTube Demo of The Vanishing, Click Here

(2) Giant Cube Illusion:

A great new Cabaret or Stage effect from our friends at Joker Magic.

Show an large empty black box and a solid jumbo cube with orange dots painted on it.

Place the jumbo cube into the black box.

With a magical finger snap, the jumbo cube changes into a real ball, a large-sized orange ball that matches those painted on the cube.

Now, place the lid on the box, so there is no opening. It is completely sealed.

With another magical finger snap, a solid, jumbo die appears from the empty box! Includes DVD instructions.

$150.00 (60.1853)

To see a YouTube Demo of The Giant Cube Illusion, Click Here

(3) Spineless - Chad Long:

A literary adventure from the mind of Chad Long!

Spineless is Chad Long's work on the book test using a book with no spine!

The entertaining and unforgettable effect begins when a pile of loose pages are mixed by several spectators and ends with astonishment and applause!

Tons Of Possibilities!

Fun to Perform!

Easy To Do!

Powerful & Memorable!

$20.00 (40.835)

Note: This is a non-discountable item.

(4) Chardshark - Daniel Chard:

Daniel Chard, a new name in card magic that you'll be hearing a lot about in the near future. This DVD features 10 stunning routines that are hard hitting, punchy and sure to thrill any audience. Just look at the reactions on the trailer that this magic gets and best of all, they're not all as hard as you'd think learn.

Decompression: The four Aces compress into two Deuces, then to a Four before completely vanishing. Then we turn back time and go in reverse

Kickback Bonanza: Four Queens trap a selection twice under impossible conditions, then a kickback finish that will leave their jaws on the floor.

Fiddle with Biddle: The Biddle trick taken to the next level with some great touches which make this routine a real fooler!

A Night with Hofsinzer : The classic effect streamlined using a great move of Ed Marlo's; direct and very strong

Sequential Sandwich: The Jokers are used to find the Ace to Four of a named suit one at a time, with an ending which has caught some top name magicians off guard.

Four My Mates: A sandwich effect where the selection rises visually up through the pack and then finds his three mates on the journey, friends reunited would be proud!

Cloaked Inversion: An impossible 3 phase inversion routine which utilizes 'the cloaked reversal,' taught on disc for the first time

World's Fastest Threesome: Three selected cards are found in under three seconds, in three different locations!

Mouthy Transpo: A two phase transposition which is direct and hard hitting, with an ending which will catch you off guard

Taking the Plunge: The plunger principle used in conjunction with two special assistants which locate a selection and cause two cards to change places.

Toolbox Section: Featuring a more in-depth look at some of the sleights used.

$30.00 (DVD01343)

Note: This is a non-discountable item.

To see a YouTube Demo of Chardshark, Click Here

(5) Sudden Deck 3 - David Regal:

David Regal has done it again. Sudden Deck 3 will become one your new "do it for everyone" favorites!

Remove an unfolded, empty blank card case from your pocket and display it to the audience. "I do this to save space. Did you know that a card box is just a piece of cardboard that's been folded up?"

Show the opened box on all sides, then fold the cardboard back into the shape of a card box.

Snap your fingers and the card case becomes fully printed! Then, open the flap and pull out a full deck of regulation playing cards with which to perform your next miracle!

An incredible opening effect for any card routine!

Comes complete with four ingenious custom-crafted, precision-made gimmicked card cases that make this amazing routine possible.  Available in red or blue. Please specify

Sudden Deck 3 combines all the features of the original Sudden Deck with the features of Sudden Deck 2. A precision-made prop, and the perfect way to magically introduce a deck of cards. It's like carrying a stage illusion in your jacket pocket.

For the first time with DVD instructions.

$30.00 (30.1191)

Coming in stock very soon. Pre-order now and we'll pay the shipping!

(6) GT Speedreader DVD - Kozmo Magic:

Instructional DVD for the GT SpeedReader Deck.

This new design is truly revolutionary. It gives the magician an unprecedented advantage while performing card magic.


Intro to the deck

Designed for Magicians

Working with a marked deck

Cut Force

Classic Force

Dribble Force

Sloppy Dribble

Dribble Peak

Riffle Peak

Palm Peek

Corner Peek

Edge Peek

Spread Peek

Stacked Deck

Twisting the Aces

The trick that can't be explained

The Right Tool

Magic Improv 1

Magic Improv 2

Magic Improv 3

Magic Improv 4

Magic Improv 5

Magic Improv 6

$20.00 (DVD01344)

We also carry the fabulous GT Speedreader Deck, sold separately

Note: This is a non-discountable item.

To see a YouTube Demo of The GT Speedreader, Click Here

(7) Trilby Deck - Liam Montier:

More than a pack, the Trilby Deck is a whole gaffed deck system that allows unparalleled freedom in performance.

Imagine a deck that is a...

Svengali Pack - but improved. New displays, fair fans and spreads. Within the action of a single cut, separate the deck into key cards and regular cards. No need to rotate the deck before flicking through to show a change. Learn the handling, and then learn killer tricks and applications.

Stripper Pack - but improved. Forget the classic 'Hindu Shuffle' style handlings - this works with the much more natural overhand style. Learn how to use the Stripper pack to your maximum advantage - even having a spectator remove and replace a card while the deck is held by someone else! Learn the handlings and killer applications, including a self working and dynamite version of the classic 'Play it Straight' Triumph by John Bannon.

Color Changing Pack - but improved! Brainwave effects, full routines and more. Start with a red deck, turn half blue. Cause the halves to transpose, then all turn blue. Then have the pack examined.

First published by Joe Stuthard in 1949, the Trilby Pack has been lurking in the Kaymar Magic vaults for more than half a century. Now, Liam Montier takes you through this ultimate gaff deck system in extensive detail, bringing you the tools to forge your own unique and truly astonishing Trilby Deck routine.

Contains two decks of special Bicycle cards and full length DVD.

 $40.00 (30.1694)

Note: This is a non-discountable item.

To see a YouTube Demo of Trilby Deck, Click Here

(8) Recall - Tom Crosbie:

Designed as a complete guide to the Memorized Deck. Many performers have never used a memorized deck as it is considered difficult to learn. However, on this project Tom teaches you how to learn the concept quickly and easily .

On Disc One, Tom talks about types of stacks along with their pros and cons. He then explains over 20 moves and sleights that are needed when working with a memorized deck. Finally, he presents his eight favorite effects that can be performed with any memorized deck.

On Disc Two, Tom explains the Shadow Stack, the only stack created with the modern magician in mind. The Shadow Stack has an unbelievable amount of features built in that will allow you to perform gambling routines, spelling routines, super clean ACANN routines, four of a kind productions and lots more. The Shadow Stack also doubles as a story deck making the stack even more commercial. Finally, Tom tips his work on jazzing and the trick that cannot be explained. This advice alone is worth the price of the DVD.

If you have never worked with a memorized deck, you should have this DVD.

However if you have used memorized decks, you really should get this DVD!

Includes contributions: Luke Jermay, Pit Hartling, Garrett Thomas, Tom Stone and Craig Petty

$47.50 (DVD01345)

Note: This is a non-discountable item.

Coming in stock very soon. Pre-order now and we'll pay the shipping!

To see a YouTube Demo of Recall, Click Here

(9) Knock 'em Dead II - Perer Nardi:

It's not very often a card effect hits the market that is 100% commercial, easy for your spectators to follow, entertaining and has a killer reveal. Peter Nardi's classic Knock 'em Dead is just that. Now, for the first time Peter is releasing his updated version. This is the version Peter and a few of his close magical friends have been performing commercially for the past few years.

How about this for an impossible routine: Start by showing a card with the trick instructions printed on it. The card is placed away just in case you need to refer back to it later.

Now, hand your spectator a deck of cards and have them deal the cards into a face-up pile. They may stop dealing whenever they like.

You show the card with the printed trick instructions on it.

Have your spectator read the instructions aloud and just sit back and watch the look on their face as they turn the card over and read the reveal!!

It's an effect that happens in the spectator's hands.

It has an easy to follow plot, a mind blowing reveal and to top it all it's almost self working!

Knock' Em Dead II will be your go to effect when you want to impress.

Direct, easy, mind-blowing magic from one of the most creative minds in the business!!

$27.95 (30.1693)

To see a YouTube Demo of Knock 'em Dead II, Click Here

(10) Batteries Not Included - Russ Styler:

A great idea from Russ Styler, this funny routine is proving a real winner, and a good way of leaving your audience with your contact info!

Have a card selected and returned to the pack. Explain that you have the world's thinnest calculator, and produce a small packet of specially printed cards. The spectator signs the front of one of the calculator cards to 'activate' it.

Then, there follows a series of good sight gags and finally the chosen card is found with the help of the calculator.

This is not one of those 'great ideas' that somebody had. It is something that Russ has been working for years and as a full time pro he tends to know what works in the real world.

$10.00 (30.1695)

And, that’s this week’s Onward And Upward Hotlist. Remember, graduation is just the beginning!

While you are waiting to get that diploma, you might want to check out all the fabulous new stuff in this week’s Hotlist. We certainly hope you will.

Since we know that this is a busy time, we are especially thankful that you have found the time to visit with us. Whether it’s online at or in person at 102 North Street in Medford, we do love your company.

Aron, Bonnie and the Elves.