Friday, May 04, 2012

Hank Lee's Magic Factory - It's A Really Big One - Don't Miss It!

Greetings from your friends at Hank Lee’s Magic Factory

A Special Message From Aron:
I love my Dad. For my entire life, he has been a great father and, quite honestly, has always done his best to take care of us, his family. We all know that he did a very bad thing. He is remorseful, he is sorry, and he has publicly apologized to everyone. But, that’s it not why I am writing this letter.
As you also know, just a few short weeks ago, he stepped down from his position here at Hank Lee’s Magic Factory, and turned the day to day operation over to the Elves and the family. We all felt that it was the best course for both him and the company.
But, it has not been easy. We all had a lot of learning to do in a really short time. We had to re-establish relationships with our suppliers and get product in the door and out the door to you, our customers.
We are all working very hard. Product is now coming in the door, and back orders are being filled as quickly as possible. If you have something on order with us and have not yet received it, please believe me when I tell you, we are getting it out to you as fast as it comes in the door. If you have a specific concern, let me know, and I will address it for you.
Aside from my Dad, the rest of us have nothing to apologize for. We are working hard. We are getting back up to speed. And, we want you to know that Hank Lee’s Magic Factory will continue to operate, business as usual, only without my Dad at the helm.
Thanks so much for reading this.
I hope you will take advantage of this week’s Excitement, and our extra-long Hotlist!
BIG, REALLY BIG SALES EVENT: The event starts the moment you receive this email and runs until next Tuesday, the 8th of May at midnight. This is one mighty big sales event. Almost too big to believe.
From right now until Tuesday, May 8th, at midnight, when you purchase from us at Hank Lee’s, you will save money.
But, as you may have heard, the early bird gets the worm!
Starting right now, you will save 39% on your entire order, subject to the rules below. That’s right, 39%!
We will reduce the discount by 1% each day after that until Tuesday, May 8th at midnight. All you need to do is enter the special code REALLYBIG in the Discount Coupon Box of the online checkout at and we will automatically deduct the correct amount 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 to mention the special code so you can save!

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 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. It all ends on the 8th of May at midnight!

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

(1) The Berglas Effects – Book & DVD – Richard Kaufman & David Berglas:
The big hardcover book that reveals the innermost secrets of the card miracles performed by the legendary David Berglas for 60 years, written by magic's most experienced author, Richard Kaufman.
* Almost 400 pages
* Oversized, Hardcover
* Dustjacket, Inserts, and 3D Glasses
* Includes 3 DVDs
* Over 60 Pages Devoted to "The Berglas Effect" and "Any Card at Any Number"
Foreword (Juan Tamariz)
Invisible Control
The Magic in David Berglas's Card Magic
A Closed System
David Berglas Talks About Personality and Presentation
Beware the Obvious
He Never Touched the Deck
Searching for Perfection
Zen in a Pack of Cards
Think a Card
Any Card at Any Number
Small Tools and Party Tricks
Magician's Choice
Mind Mapping for Magicians
The Set-Up Deck
Jazzing Around with a Set-Up Deck
The Berglas Effect
The Act: The Berglas Effects
Last Word
$140.00 (BK01849)
Note: This is a non-discountable item.

(2) iLoGo – Craig Squires:
We have been waiting for this one to come out. It is one of the coolest tricks we’ve seen in a long time! A huge hit at this year’s Blackpool Convention.
The moment you perform magic with a spectator’s object is the moment they believe you can truly bend reality! Nothing is stronger than visual magic with a borrowed object.
Craig Squires has created an effect that is totally visual, totally weird and right up to date!
iLoGo is the incredibly visual, yet simple to perform, eye-popping effect everyone is talking about.
Imagine taking your spectator’s iPhone 4/4s and sliding the logo right to the other end of the phone. They clearly see the space where the logo used to be. They can even touch it, it's really not there. After your spectators have picked their jaws back off the floor, you slide the logo back and hand them back the phone.
Craig's iLoGo concept is ingenious, is easy to perform and looks like real magic!
Use it as part of a street magic set, part of a card trick or to freak someone out on the fly.
Routines Included:
Vanish the logo from the back of a borrowed iPhone
Move the Logo to the bottom of the phone and back again!
The logo vanishes only to appear on the back of a selected playing card!
Make the logo jump from your spectators phone on to your phone and back again
Greg's ultra-cool way of locking your spectator’s iPhone
The instructional DVD also includes extra routines and handling tips by Craig Squires, Dave Loosley, Peter Nardi, Mark Grey & Greg Wilson.
iLoGo is a secret weapon you will always carry with you.
Available for either black or white iPhones. Please specify.
$44.50 (10.1699)
Note: This is a non-discountable item.

"The best effect I've seen in a very long time" - John Archer

"You'll want to buy an iPhone just to do this effect!" - Greg Wilson

"This is TV magic but for the real world!" - Peter Nardi

(3) Paul Harris Presents Wings:
Show the two little angels printed on the back of your playing card. Separated from each other for almost forever, each angel at opposite ends of the card, trapped in their dried ink loneliness.
But then, a kindly spectator blows them a kiss. There's a moment of stillness, then the angel starts flapping its wings! Yes, the two little angel wings seem to be fluttering up and down, yet never lifting off the flat surface of the card. An odd and beautiful sight, indeed. Are those wings really flapping? Are you seeing what you think you're seeing? Is this some weird angelic optical delusion? Is that really your audience giggling with delight?
A moment later, the animated angel is gone!. There's just a blank space at the top of the card. Perhaps the angel has flown to the kindly spectator's ear to whisper "thank you"? But then the angel reappears back on the card, right next to the other angel! Our two angel buddies together at last!
And yes, you can let your spectator keep the special angelic souvenir.
Wings provides you with a fun, compelling emotional hook, and three distinct moments of astonishment: The wings animate. The angel vanishes. The angel reappears next to its long lost angel buddy.
* Card can be signed and given out as a souvenir
* No threads or loose pieces
* Add to a normal deck
* Includes super easy "no double lift" handling
Right after the animation you can go directly into the classic Twilight Angels "Mirror" sequence.
Comes with: Gimmick, 6 USPCC Mandolin back Twilight Angel cards and one normal Bicycle Mandolin deck (full decks of twilight angel cards are available from us at Hank Lee’s).
$35.00 (30.1688)
Note: This is a non-discountable item.
Coming in stock very soon. Pre-order now and we’ll pay the shipping!

(4) Sixth Sense 2 – Hugo Shelley:
With an extended range, 360 degree sensing pattern and self-calibrating digital circuitry, Hugo Shelley’s Sixth Sense 2 allows you to perform a variety of beautiful and stunning mindreading effects including the classic 'which hand'. Place the tiny sensor under your watch strap and a silent vibration will let you know in which hand your volunteer has hidden a magnetic coin.
Sixth Sense 2 is the only device in the world that allows you to perform this effect in short sleeves.
The basic effect
The performer chooses a spectator and asks her to hide a coin in one hand behind her back. If he guesses incorrectly, she wins the game. The effect is repeated as the stakes are raised ...
This plays just as well in close-up as it does to an audience of 2000. If you are currently performing any kind of mentalism routine, this device is invaluable.
Limitless variations
Although Sixth Sense was originally designed for 'which hand' effects there are an endless variety of different effects that can be performed using magnetic coins or other objects.
Kurotsuke, Find the Lady, and Smash and Stab effects are all possible. You are limited only by your imagination.
Extended range
We have seen many other devices that try to create a similar effect. But where a weaker sensor will leave you 'scanning' your volunteer's hands in an unnatural way, or failing to detect the coin entirely, the range of Sixth Sense 2 allows a variety of coins to be used with complete confidence.
Advanced miniaturization
Not only is Sixth Sense 2 the most powerful detection device in the world, it is also one of the smallest. 12 months of prototyping have created a device small enough to fit under a watch strap, allowing the 'which hand' effect to be performed in short sleeves and at a moment's notice.
Instant on
No calibration routines, no wires, settings, or complicated hookups. Just turn the unit on via the switch at the base and Sixth Sense 2 automatically configures itself in a fraction of a second. Keep it in a pocket and perform your favorite effects wherever and whenever you want.
Long battery life & enhanced
Using the very latest in low-power digital circuitry and power saving techniques, Sixth Sense 2 will function for over 50 hours of continuous use (18,000 detections) on a single set of readily available button cells. The rubber coating and inset switch ensure that Sixth Sense 2 is robust enough to withstand years of constant use.
Sensor (Dimensions 33mm x 20mm x 8mm)
Velcro Wrist Strap
DVD with demo and instructions
Please note - Magnetic coins must be purchased separately and are not included with the Sixth Sense 2.
$300.00 (40.833)
Note: This is a non-discountable item.

(5) 3 Card Routine – Steve Valentine:
Some of you may know Steve Valentine from TV's Crossing Jordan or I’m In the Band; some may remember him as the sly magician on House or the evil one on Monk, but did you know that back in the day Steve was one of Hollywood's top close up magicians?
Vegas headliner and two time winner of The Magic Castle's Close-Up Magician Of The Year, Steve was a highly sought after entertainer in the Beverly Hills private party circuit. In 1999 Steve quietly retired from performing magic professionally but never lost the love.
Over the years many people have asked what happened to all of the powerful and original close up material that Steve honed over thousands of shows for incredibly demanding clientele. The material that put Steve on the top.
The answer is here, Steve has finally agreed to release a limited edition Pro Magic series of teach-in DVD's. Starting with his favorite packet effect, Three. A trick that has blown away the likes of Gregory Wilson, Joe Monte and Richard Kaufman.
Three is the perfect walk-around packet trick: visual, entertaining, modular, no reset, put the cards back in your pocket and you're ready to go again. There's nothing to break during performance and at the very end everything can be examined.
What more could you want?
$49.95 (30.1689)
Note: This is a non-discountable item.

"This one routine has more MPM (Magic Per Minute) than most complete acts!” - Gregory Wilson

(6) The FFFF Book:
Over 20 years in the making! A collection of routines and memories from and about the Fechter's Finger Flicking Frolic convention. Contributors include Paul Gertner, Steve Beam, Pit Hartling, Ray Ben, Dan Garrett, Harrison Carroll, David Lederman, Steve Dushek, Doc Eason, Phil Goldstein, Tom Craven, Ray Mertz, Bill Miesel, David Neighbors, Earl Oakes, Pete Tappan, Scott Wells, Sid Lorraine, Ed Eckl, Tony Econ, David Williamson, Mike Skinner, Allan Slaight, Gary Plants, Joe Riding, Herb Zarrow and the head Forker himself, Obie O'Brien.
325 Pages - 9" x 6" - Hardcover - Black and white photos and illustrations.
$49.95 (BK01847)

(7) Paul Harris Presents Justin Miller’s First Hand:
Bring out your wallet and remove four single dollars, fold them in half, and place them onto anyone’s open hand.
You can even wrap a rubber band around the four dollars to keep them secure.
Your own hands are empty. Your wallet can be shown on both sides.
The four dollars are in full view on the spectator’s hand. But when you gently tap the four dollars, they instantly change into four one hundred dollar bills! (Or tens or twenties).
Your hands are still empty. Your wallet can still be shown on both sides. And, the spectator can immediately examine the four changed bills! You never have to touch the bills after they change.
* The moment the change happens, the deed is done and there is nothing else to switch or steal
* Change happens in full view on the spectator's open hand.
* Really easy to do
* No palming
* You never have to touch the bills after they change
* Changed bills can be immediately examined
* Perform surrounded and in just about all conditions
* Re-sets in seconds
* Works with most foreign currency
*Customize your gimmicks for any bills in two minutes
Plus Two Big Bonus Effects:
Big Bonus #1
Justin Miller's No Gimmicks Bill Change:
The No Gimmicks, No Palming, Multiple Bill Change!
Just as flashy and easy as the other variations of the classic Pat Page effect: Four one's visually transform into four other bills at your fingertips. But the No Gimmicks Bill change gives you the freedom to use whatever combination of normal, unprepared bills you happen to have in your wallet! All the changed bills can be examined and used to pay for a purchase. You can even borrow the dollars form your spectator's to make the change!
Big Bonus #2
Justin Miller's Ka-Ching:
Freedom to pay your tab by visually transforming your Starbucks Gift Card into four bills!
Complete with special First Hand supplies and jam-packed instructional DVD.
$35.00 (10.1698)
Note: This is a non-discountable item.

(8) Wonder Menu:
A delightful update to the classic Silkola routine.
The performer shows an empty glass bottle or a water bottle to the spectator, and places it on the table.
The, he hands the menu to the spectator. She looks through the menu and pays close attention to the names of cocktails
There are Campari Orange and Blue Hawaii, and they see "which do you prefer?" on it.
Assuming that they choose a Blue Hawaii, the performer takes the menu back and puts it in front of the empty bottle.
A little magic, and when he lifts the menu, there is now a blue silk inside the bottle.
Easy to do.
Comes with the Wonder Menu gimmick and silks. Glass bottle is not included.
Can be performed with a borrowed plastic bottle as well.
$59.95 (60.1849)

(9) Not So Sharp – Wayne Fox:
Not So Sharp
by Wayne Fox is definitely a trick you will perform!
Your audience will be astounded as you take a Sharpie pen and suddenly roll it into a ball and then immediately flatten it before you stretch it all the way back out again!
Not So Sharp is the perfect addition to any signed card routine!
Contains two gimmicks and a DVD explaining all the handling to perform this effect.
$40.00 (10.1700)
Note: This is a non-discountable item.
Coming in stock very soon. Pre-order now and we’ll pay the shipping!

(10) Get Booked – Benji Bruce:
This book will help you get more higher paying gigs. It gives you exact details on getting gigs; nothing is left out. As a bonus, you get websites with thousands of event planners for you to contact so you can start booking gigs immediately. Just the list of event planners is worth the price alone.
These are some of the things you will learn from Get Booked:
* Ways to get gigs without spending money
* How to book gigs from Facebook
* How Benji sold $55 tickets to a public show
* How to get on TV & Radio
* The best kept secret in marketing
* How to build a website that gets you hired
* Building a promo packet
* Creating an effective business card
* Mistakes you don’t want to make
* Video Marketing Techniques
* Building a corporate show (and getting a standing ovation)
* List of resources for event planners
And a lot more (Over 250 pages of marketing advice)
Benji Bruce has been a full time performer since he was 13, first performing in restaurants and then moving on to corporate gigs. He performs for Fortune 500 Companies and has been featured on several TV & Radio stations. Benji reveals how he went from charging only a couple hundred to thousands. This isn't the type of advice you normally hear like, "The customer is always right." You're getting detailed, step-by-step, word-for-word, advice on how to book gigs, and then you get a list of people to contact so you can start taking action now.
252 pages - 8.5" x 5.5" – Softcover
$34.95 (BK01848)

(11) Card Artistry – Justin Flom:
An unexpected revelation of a selected card in which the magician turns the deck into a famous painting (or if you prefer, a brain-scan image).
It's the rarest kind of magic effect: it captures the imaginations of both magicians and audiences.
Evoking a comparison of magician as artist, the performer "paints" his deck of cards into a four-by-four card mosaic of the Mona-Lisa (or a Brain Scan). The spectator's selection appears in the painting!
Inspired by a great Chris Kenner effect, Card Artistry is full of touches by professional performer Justin Flom.
* Includes custom printed USPCC playing cards
* If you can shuffle a deck, you can perform this fine effect.
* Includes high-quality instructional DVD
* Can be used with any poker-sized deck
* Supply your own close-up pad
Mona Lisa and Brain Scan cards together in one set.
$39.95 (30.1690)
Note: This is a non-discountable item.

(12) Knockout Prediction Outdone – Wayne Fox:
Your audience will be stunned as you cut to any card the spectator cuts to, even though the spectator can shuffle the cards as much as they wish and the cards are totally normal.
You will want to perform this effect right away; it knocks out both laymen and magicians. It is one of the strongest card effects your audience will ever see.
Comes complete with two decks of cards and a full explanation on a comprehensive DVD.
$40.00 (30.1691)
Note: This is a non-discountable item.
Coming in stock very soon. Pre-order now and we’ll pay the shipping!

(13) Pentacle 2000 DVD - Craig Petty:
Red Blue Transpo
A killer two deck routine. Four cards are freely chosen from a red deck and change visibly into their mates from a blue deck.
Twist with a Twist
A slow motion handling of Dai Vernon's classic Twisting The Aces with a kicker ending that has to be seen to be believed.
Fast Hands
This effect has been an underground hit for years at Craig's lectures. A great plot with 3 really clever phases and an ending that has been described as one of the most visible pieces of magic ever created.
Signed Card
A killer combination of Card To Impossible Location and the Hofzinser Ace Problem. This trick never fails to stun any audience and the best part is it uses a regular deck and instantly resets.
Cards Across
Five cards jump from the magician's hands to under the spectator's hand under test conditions. The vanishes are incredibly visual and the spectator holds their cards from the very start of the routine.
Cards to Pocket
Craig has kept this routine to himself for years and is finally releasing it to the magic community. Five cards are signed and one by one travel into your trouser pocket. Your hand is shown empty each time you produce a card.
A closely guarded secret for years Craig is now releasing his commercial color changing deck. A card is signed and lost in the pack and one by one the cards are changed on their backs until you are left with a full Rainbow deck. There is one card however that has a message written on it saying "This is Your Card", which is shown to be the spectators signed card. An absolute miracle.
Comes complete with a Red and Blue gimmicked card in Mandolin Back.
$30.00 (DVD01342)

(14) The Door:
Not a single effect, but the opening to a world of possibilities.
Included within this package are two sets of unique marked cards for the modern mentalist. These are highly customizable using the dry erase pen supplied. To whet your appetite, two devastating routines are included that your audiences are sure to enjoy.
The first is a cunningly clever version of the "Jazz Mentalism" ESP routine created by Dave Humphrey.
The second is an amazing routine titled "Pocket Calculator" by Dale Shrimpton that leaves the audience with no question that you have developed a sixth sense!
Comes complete with a wallet which contains two sets of five blank faced cards. These cards have been coded with the amazing Beyond ESP marking system. The plastic laminate finish on the card stock allows you to customize them with a regular "Sharpie" pen. If you wish to change what is written upon the cards at any point you may do so using the clever little secret contained within the instructions.
$16.00 (40.832)
Note: This is a non-discountable item.

And that’s this week’s Extra Long Extra Large Hotlist. Even more great new stuff. A bigger selection, with something for everyone!
As always, we want to thank you for taking the time to visit us, whether it’s online at or in person at 102 North Street in Medford.
Either way, we love the company!
Aron, Bonnie and all the Elves