Friday, July 20, 2012

Hank Lee's Magic Factory - Really Big Sales Event!

Greetings from your friends at Hank Lee’s Magic Factory. We’re happy to report that Friday the 13th has come and gone. And, we are no worse for the wear.

I was absolutely amazed when the elves told me how many free DVDs they sent off last week.  An absolutely staggering number. Of course. Everyone thanks you for the flood of orders. Let’s see if this week’s Excitement does as well!

On the home front, this has been appliance breakdown week. Every time we turned around, a new appliance failed. It started with the cooktop in the kitchen. When Bonnie would turn on one of the burners, the spark-igniter would operate properly, but the burner wouldn’t light. We tried everything, then had the repair guy come. He said that to replace the necessary parts would cost almost as much as a new cook top. And, so it began. Next was the refrigerator. We had some problems with this before and replaced a major part, the evaporator coil. Turns out the new one sprung a leak and the refrigerator wasn’t cooling. A new coil is on order. Luckily, this one is under warranty. Finally, the dish washer. One of the upper rails failed because the ball bearing holder broke. The top rack came crashing down, filled with glasses. What a sound it made! This one I can fix myself, being that I am the handyman on call! As I write this, I wonder: Too much information?

This week, we have some great new items in the Hotlist. And, a wonderful Excitement. I will not keep you from those for another second.

Not So Quick, But REALLY BIG Sales Event Again! The event starts today, Friday July 20th, and runs through next Monday, the 23rd of July at midnight. This is one mighty big sales event.
From right now until Monday, the 23rd of July, at midnight, when you purchase from us at Hank Lee’s, you will save money.
Starting right now, you will save 36% on your entire order, subject to the rules below. That’s right, 36%!
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 shipping 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 will find the Discount Coupon Box at the bottom of the page when you click on “View Cart” 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 23rd of July at midnight!

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

(1) Cocktail Bar Cup - Roger Nicot: The Cocktail Bar Cup takes the classic Chop Cup to a whole new level.
At last a Chop Cup that does not look like something from the magic shop.
This is a stainless steel, precision-machined cocktail shaker.
The Cocktail Bar Cup allows you to do all the usual Chop Cup routines, then actually pour a real drink from the cup. This is a Chop Cup and a Lota Vase built into one unit. It is pure genius.
The quality is first class, spun from stainless steel, built to last a lifetime. Every set is custom-made by Roger Nicot himself.
Set includes the shot glass, the cup and all the balls needed.
$150.00 (10.1717)
Note: This is a non-discountable item.

(2) Definitive Sankey – Three Books And One DVD - Jay Sankey: Four years ago Joshua Jay and Andi Gladwin embarked on a literary journey to describe the very best of Jay Sankey's enormous body of work. The idea was simple: if you eliminate the weak tricks from Jay's unparalleled output of DVDs, books, tricks, and web videos, what you're left with is a largely undiscovered treasure trove of magic - much of it without playing cards.
What they didn't anticipate is that the project would take nearly four years of constant work to complete. This project is the largest, most comprehensive collection of one person's magic ever released at one time. And the material is so, so, so good.
Do you like tricks with borrowed bills? There are over thirty effects with borrowed bills.
Mentalism? A whole chapter devoted to the subject.
What about impromptu card magic? Over 70 such effects.
If you were to buy all of Jay's books and releases separately, the total would exceed $6000. Finally, you can own the best of the best: the well-known Sankey classics, the updated handlings on your favorite effects, and hundreds of amazing miracles you have never heard of, all in one collection, for one low price.
Better still, every trilogy comes with a feature-length DVD performing and teaching what was voted by editors as the "best" of The Definitive Sankey.
Three massive hardbound volumes and one DVD, all for 150 dollars (or 60 dollars per book separately).
Each book is hardbound, fully-indexed, and printed on treated paper in gorgeous two-color rendering.
You will find the best of all his material, including the hard-to-find books, out-of-print videos, and DVDs. Even his theory masterpiece, Beyond Secrets, is included.
Thousands of crisp photographs were taken to make learning Sankey's magic as informative and easy as possible.
Ten innovative magicians (including Richard Sanders, David Regal, Rune Klan and more) were asked to list their ten favorite Sankey effects and why they chose them. Each of their curated lists are included in the book, so you can see what others find most interesting about Sankey.
1600 pages. 500 tricks. 3 volumes. 1 mind.
$150.00 (BK01860)
Note: This is a non-discountable item.
Coming in stock really soon. Pre-order now and we’ll pay the shipping

(3) Electric Sawing Through Neck: Specially priced for one week! A mini-illusion with a big impact!
Ask for a willing participant to put their head in the wooden stock.
After being tightly secured, the Black & Decker power saw is switched on.
The saber saw magically buzzes right through their neck without harming the volunteer!
Thanks to a clever feature added by Tony Spina, when the saw passes thru, you cut a carrot in half and not your helper
The saw and blade can be passed for examination.
Any audience member can be used without prior planning.
This is an absolutely beautiful piece of magic!
Packs flat, sets up in minutes and will be the centerpiece of any act!
Supplied complete and ready for action.
Made in the USA.
$450.00; Yours for $350.00 (60.1678)

(4) Wayne’s Exchange: Once in a while an effect comes alone with a presentation so funny in its own right that all you have to do it perform it and you're guaranteed laughs.
Wayne's Exchange, better known as the SEX trick, is one of those routines.
The simple presentation and method makes this a perfect and hilarious routine that can be performed close up, parlor and stage, and it's even ideal for MCs.
Exchange is the ultimate packs small plays big routine. Please note that the routine itself is adult themed but can be played as innocent or as blue as you like.
Wayne’s Exchange is a play on words you will love and it's a guaranteed crowd pleaser that you will add to your act!
Wayne's Exchange comes with high quality plastic cards, routine and DVD instructions.
By purchasing this product you are purchasing the rights to perform Wayne Dobson's Exchange!
$46.75 (60.1861)

(5) Orange, Lemon, Egg & Canary - Pro Series 9 - Paul Romhany:
An effect that is over 100 years old, and has become the signature routine of some of the world's most talented magicians including David Copperfield, Tommy Wonder and Richiardi.
For the first time, a book dedicated to this famous routine that has been in Paul Romhany's act for over twenty years.
This book takes a look at how to perform the routine without any special tables, how to prepare the fruit, the use of real and artificial fruit, canary vs. parakeet plus Paul's own handling of this routine with the vanish of the fruit happening in the hand. Also included are variations on vanishes of the fruit.
Bonus Routines:
Included is a professional routine by James Holguin in which he explains his unique method and presentation where he sits down for the performance. This is one of the most moving performances of this effect, and gets him a standing ovation every time! Included are photos of the special gimmick James uses to vanish the canary, egg and lemon.
Plus an essay by Bryan Gilles who opens his illusion show with his version of this classic. He offers some insights that will help get the applause from your audience.
$20.00 (BK01861)
Coming in stock very soon. Pre-order now and we’ll pay the shipping

(6) Inspiration DVD Vol. 1 - Vallarino & Bebel: Bebel and Vallarino's take on some classic tricks from Ed Marlo. First, they show the original version described by Marlo. Then, they discuss and brainstorm on how to improve the original trick to come out with a newer version.
This is also one of the unique opportunity to watch Bebel, one of the best card magicians in the world.
There is so few footage of him, the opportunity to watch him perform is really worth the price of the DVD. Bebel motivates each and every one of his moves and actions. In this DVD, you will understand why his moves are so fluid, why his actions are logical and how they are motivated. Beyond the tricks and techniques explained, it is a philosophy of doing card magic described for the first time. Not to mention Jean-Pierre Vallarino, FISM winner and creator of multiple tricks and DVD's over the years.
$25.00 (DVD01361)

(7) Flash Appearing Halloween Banner – Tommy James: Just in time for your Halloween shows. It’s Tommy James' newest release in
the Flash Banner series. It's the Flash Appearing Halloween Banner.
A great way to establish the magic words for your Halloween show. Tell
your audience that the magic words will not be the usual magic words like
Abracadabra or Sim Sala Bim. You will spell out the magic words with two
handkerchiefs. Display two 18" silks, one black and one yellow. Tie the
ends together. When you pull the silks apart a large 36" banner appears
tied between that says HAPPY HALLOWEEN! Use the magic words throughout
your show!
Complete with all silks. The banner measures 36" long by 8" wide in
vibrant colors along with Tommy's suggested routine!
$40.00 (60.1860)

(8) Let's Go Dutch - Fritz Alkemade:
This is Fritz Alkemade's current working Card Magic repertoire. Featuring an amazing collection of practical card effects that were designed for performing in the real world.
Boxing Day : A Card Under/In Box routine filled with many magical moments. An entire act on its own, this is one of Fritz' favorite routines.
Another Ambitious? : Fritz' handling of a classic in card magic. A signed card comes to the top several times. Then the selection flies everywhere and eventually the cards change into a block of glass!
Y.A.M.S.M.A.T. : This effect was specifically designed to answer the question: "Can you show me a trick?" Cards change, appear, and disappear in this worker routine.
It's a Four-King Production! : One at a time, the Kings magically appear, but not in a normal fashion...
Roppongi Revelation: A selected card is revealed by the aid of four Kings in a surprising way!
Boxed Musketeers: Fritz' take on the popular four-for-one transposition.
Wallace's Opener & Tokyo Transpo: The opening effect that Fritz did every night for four weeks when he was performing in Japan. Easy and practical.
The Ace Team: Hannibal would've loved that this four card production comes together. I pity the fool who doesn't
A Mouthful: A playing card repeatedly goes to the performer's mouth with a surprise ending!
Just in Time 2.0: Joshua Jay said "it's an effect I immediately want to learn for my professional use" and now you can too.
Multiple Selection and Revelation Routine: Nine cards are selected, returned, and revealed in a progressively impressive manner, combined with a logical finish. Fritz teaches you his opening sequence, the control of the selections, the revelations, and how he makes the routine full circle. This routine is a true reputation maker!
$30.00 (DVD01362)
Note: This is a non-discountable item

(9) Publicity Secrets #1 – Devin Knight: One of the greatest publicity stunts ever conceived. It can result in free newspaper publicity worth thousands of dollars. Of all the publicity stunts that Devin Knight created, this was the late Al Mann's favorite!
A reporter is asked your car while you sit in the front seat or stand on the street. You command the engine to stall, it does and the car coasts to a stop. No amount of attempts by the reporter will start the car. You get out of the car and place your hands on the hood and concentrate. The reporter is now able to start the car! Another variation has another car passing by that is also caused to stall and stop on the highway at the same time. This can make for a heated exchange between you and the other driver that will be reported in the newspaper. Before a tow truck can be called, the performer apparently uses his psychic powers to make both cars start!

How To Stop A Moving Car in Front Of A Newspaper Office
This is a fantastic stunt and it appears in print for the first time. The performer stands in front of a newspaper office along with a reporter and causes a car driving by to suddenly stall by apparently using the powers of his mind. The stalled car can not be started, despite repeated attempts by the driver. You and the reporter walk over to see if you can be of assistance. The reporter also attempts to start the car to no avail.
You claim you will start the car using the powers of your mind. Place your hand on the hood of the car and concentrate. Instantly, the car starts, to the amazement of all watching. This feat can be an effective bit of street magic. Yes, you can even do these feats for television shows.
Some of this information appeared in two of Devin's previous publications, The Blindfolded Car and How To Stop A Moving Car pdf. However, this publication contains new and updated information on how to do this with modern cars. There is also a new method using the latest technology that has not appeared in print anywhere before. It is being revealed in this publication for the first time.
No pipe dreams. Real, workable methods used by Devin Knight and easily done by you. People will think you have special powers when you perform these stunts!
Important Notice: No actual damage is done to any car's engine. The technique is completely safe for the cars and will not damage them in anyway. The performer can cause the stalled cars to start at any time.
20 pages - 8.5" x 5.5" – Softcover
$12.00 (40.841)

(10) Big Revelation – Wayne Dobson: Wayne has come up with a winner that you will be sure to use time and time again.
Ask a spectator to think of any card in a deck (no force of any kind).
Remove a piece of paper from your pocket, showing a list of card values (no suits). Ask her to concentrate on one of the values.
Unfold the paper claiming that you can reveal the identity of the thought of card by asking a series of questions.
A series of gag answers is then given to the spectator upon each new unfolding of the paper until you finally name the card that was merely thought of in the beginning!
To take the effect one step further, you open the paper one final time and there are a series of cards printed in a random scattering across the page.
A second spectator is asked to glance over the cards and think of one.
You then proceed to name the card that is being thought of by the second person.
This effect is easy to do, comes complete with props and an instructional DVD outlining the routine.
If you are looking for strong, commercial, fun and easy to do effect that packs a punch, is the it!
Ideal for close up or stage!
Comes complete with instructional DVD and high quality full color prop.
$20.75 (30.1707)

And that’s this week’s I Forgot To Mention The Garage Door Opener Had To Be Replaced Hotlist. Some fabulous new items, gathered together just for you.
As always, we thank you for taking the time to spend with us, whether it’s online at or in person at 102 North Street in Medford. Either way, we love the company!
Aron, Bonnie and The Elves