Hello everyone, and that means you! We have been busier than a band of beavers here at the Magic Factory this week. And, we’ll bet you know why.
This past week, we ran our last-ever deep discount sales event. The truth is, with the discounts we were offering, there was little left over to pay the bills. And the bills must be paid, right?
So, no more crazy, over the top sales. Of course, we will still bring you the weekly Excitement, and we hope it will please you. But, business is business and we need to keep the lights on. Hard to enter orders in the dark. Right?
As we are sure you know, Halloween gets closer every day. And, we’re thrilled that two terrific Halloween items have become available again.
Freaky Body Illusions
Freaky Eyeball Illusions
Are both just waiting for you to check them out and then place your orders. We will get them to you in plenty of time for your Halloween shows.
A word to the wise, the last time we advertised these two items, they sold out very quickly, we have waited a couple of years for them to come back in stock. So, if you want one or both, you should act right away!
Now, it’s time to check out this week’s Excitement!
DVD GIVEAWAY: One of our most popular Excitements! Folks really love this one. What could be better than an old-fashioned DVD Giveaway! For the next five days, from right now until Tuesday, October 9th, at midnight, you have the opportunity to get DVDs for free! But, you have to get them the old fashioned way. You must earn them.
Here's the way it works: For every order of $100 or more, you get one free DVD (your choice of any single DVD that sells for $35.00 or less). If you spend $200 or more, you get two free DVDs (again, your choice). $300 or more gets you three free DVDs. And on it goes. The more you buy, the more you get for free!
It's an incredible deal when you figure that the average price of a DVD is $35.00! In order to claim your free DVD, just put the name of the DVD in the Customer Notes Box at the bottom of the second page of the online checkout (after you fill in your name, address, etc.) at www.magicfact.com. If you phone your order in to our toll free number at 800 874 7400, just let the order-person know what free DVD(s) you want. If you FAX the order to us at 781 395 2034, same thing. Just let us know which ones you want. Remember, the giveaway ends on Tuesday, October 9th, at midnight!
Now, let’s take a peek at this week’s Hotlist!
(1) Zombie Deck: Put down that blunt object and play a few hands with these terrifying new cards!
The Zombie Deck is a totally unique deck of playing cards, both a traditional deck and a delightfully spooky set of survival tips in case of zombie attacks. Plus, gone are the usual face cards; our royals and jokers have joined the horde.
The Zombie Deck features original artwork on the front and back of the cards, including zombified face cards and jokers. These decks were reanimated in the USA at the United States Playing Card Company and printed on premium stock with a quality finish.
The perfect item your Halloween shows; great for walk-around gigs!
(2) Christmas Magic – Marc Dibowski: In Christmas Magic, Marc Dibowski, author of some of the best selling magic books in Germany, reveals many of the holiday-themed effects and routines that delight his audiences time and time again.
In addition to ideas on props, you will also find routines and ways to tailor your act for Christmas with little effort, with a minimum of new props, and (perhaps most importantly) without serious expense.
Christmas Magic also contains a compendium of Christmas traditions and characters from around the world. (Everybody loves Krampus!)
As another added bonus, Marc details a touching all-ages Christmas mentalism routine involving an Advent calendar. The effect uses a clever principle never before used in this particular manner.
(3) Which Switch?: Which Switch? is an electronic monte.
This modern day con game is a round wooden box with three push button switches and an LED light.
Tell the unsuspecting spectators that one switch and only one switch will light the bulb.
The money hits the table and the fun begins.
Each choice seems more fair than the last, yet the spectator’s never win!
Under your control at all times.
Made from hardwood, beautifully finished.
Bright LED light
Three phase routine.
Perfect for close-up or corporate shows
(4) Spheres – Vernet: Spheres is your best companion when you want to perform miracles with a borrowed deck.
You will learn in detail how to use the gimmick and perform six incredible effects.
Imagine this: you reveal a chosen card with a golf shot or discover a selected card with a Yo-Yo, like a true champion. Impossible revelations of chosen cards, animation of a deck and much more.
Six mind blowing effects your audience will never forget.
* A unique gimmick that allows you to perform plenty of wonderful effects.
* Just drop it in your pocket and you are ready to perform.
* 90 minute DVD with performances and explanations.
* Use any deck of cards.
* 100% audience tested.
Available for Pre-Sale
Order now and we pay the shipping!
(5) European Coin Magic Symposium DVD - Vol. 3:
On November 12th & 13th 2011 the second European Coin Magic Symposium brought 20 magicians from all over the world to Milan for 2 days of non-stop coin magic.
Volume 3 contains:
Performance and Explanations by:
Bertini - Matrix Colors
Daryl - The Mysterious Cross of India
Francis Tabary - Three Coins Routine
Miguel Angel Gea - Spanish Wild Coin
Eric Jones - Enigma Change
Antony Gerard - Static Attraction
Francesco Addeo - Behind The Backs
Roberto Giobbi - Giobbi On Convergence
Shigeo Futagawa - China Money
Jean Emmanuel Franzis - Cylinder & Coins
Michael Rubinstein - Oil & Water
Jerome Bourgeon - Three Fly
Performance Only: Ginjiro - Ginjiro Coin Box Routine
(6) Element 80: Element 80 gives you the ability to manipulate metal instantly. You can mangle a fork (No special forks required), twist & bend keys (practice keys included), or bend a quarter with your audience only inches away. If that isn't enough, Element 80 allows you to do this cleanly and within seconds with virtually no effort on your part. It can be reset and done over and over again. The bent objects can even be given to the spectator to take home as a souvenir! Uri who?
Note: This is a non-discountable item.
(7) FANtasy DVD - Po Cheng Lai: This DVD contains a variety of elegant fan magic techniques. In addition, Po-Cheng provides a sample routine to explain every detail that you will need to know. Every effect is broken down step by step for an easy learning experience. From beginners to professionals, this DVD contains material for everyone. It is simply a must-have.
Basic Fan Production
Double Fan Production
Split Fan Production
Fan to Silk
Fan Color Change
Two-Handed Fan Production
Triple Fan Production
Fan to Confetti
There are two additional bonus features:
Quick Two Fans Production (by Kun-Yi Lin)
Fan Spin Production
$ 30.00 (DVD01377)
(8) Street Magic Secrets - 2 DVD Set - David Penn: This double DVD set is the perfect introduction to street magic hosted by award wining magician David Penn.
You will be spellbound as you watch David work his unique style of street magic. With this step-by-step guide to preparation, sleight of hand and performance techniques, you'll soon be wowing your friends with an array of mind-blowing tricks.
Knot a Problem
Find the Lady
Match Back II
Mercury Fork Bend
The Bet You Can't Lose
Spot the Difference
Dice-in with Destiny
Note: This is a non-discountable item.
(9) In My Mind 2 DVD – Luca Volpe: After the success of In My Mind, Luca Volpe has returned with more fascinating routines from his professional repertoire! In My Mind 2 is a collection of stage and close-up mentalism routines which have been performed and tested on audiences all around the world.
All routines are 100% commercial and easy to perform, blending new and old methods, thus creating entertaining experiences that the audience will never forget. What you will find here is not "magic for magicians" but real working routines for the "real world performer."
A card routine in which the spectator will be able to "erase" the memory of his freely chosen card! A great memento that he will keep forever.
The Lucky Envelopes
The perfect intro for your mentalism show. Very entertaining and straight to the point!
A simple and devilish principle in which two spectators find that they have chosen the same card from two decks that have been shuffled, by themselves, under the table.
The Two Drawings
A revisitation of an old principle which has now been used in order to create an entertaining routine of "perfect match"!
Just One Chance
An impromptu "open prediction" card routine with new technique and handling that gives you the chance to create a little miracle! The subtle handling can also be adapted for forcing a card, for routines such as any card at any number and many others.
The Key of Fate
This stage routine has been kept a secret for many years, fooling many well-known magicians. It is a blend of chair test routine, 7 keys to Baldpate, multiple predictions and much more. A perfect closing act for your show.
And as a bonus you will receive the Mind Card, a tool that will allow you to perform a 20 minute show right out of your wallet!
Available for Pre-Sale
Order now and we pay the shipping!
(10) David Blaine – Decade In Magic DVD: David Blaine revolutionized magic with his groundbreaking television special Street Magic. He then took his craft to the next level, creating a unique genre of endurance art that defies what is possible by pushing his body and mind to the limit.
For the first time on DVD, this two-disc collection contains three of the most death-defying stunts ever performed in front of a live audience. Each special also features footage of jaw-dropping street magic that first made Blaine a worldwide sensation. From transforming dollar bills to hundreds in New Orleans' impoverished Ninth Ward to blowing the minds of the likes of Kobe Bryant and Yao Ming in the NBA All-Star locker rooms, this is David Blaine at his most creative, disruptive, and spectacular.
Imagine standing atop a 100-foot tall, 22-inch wide pillar in New York City's Bryant Park. No harness or safety net for 36 hours. Winds rage, pain persists, and hallucinations set in. In Vertigo, crowds of spectators gather to witness what happens when sleep can mean an imminent death.
For seven days and seven nights, Blaine is submerged in 10,000 gallons of water in front of Manhattan's Lincoln Center. Liver damage, kidney failure, loss of feeling in fingers and toes threaten his attempt to break the world record of 8 minutes 58 seconds for underwater breath-holding in Drowned Alive.
To catch a bullet - the deadliest feat of magic ever attempted. In What is Magic? a .22 caliber bullet travels at a speed of over 1,000 feet per second. The slightest facial twitch can be fatal.
For the first time ever, Phantom Cameras capture David Blaine's bullet catch using a small metal cup in his mouth, at a speed of 10,000 frames per second. Witness the conviction of a man staring death in the eye of the barrel.
Swimming with Great White Sharks
44 Days No Food Only Water
World Record Breath Hold
(11) 52 B’Wave – Vernet: The most baffling prediction, with a mind-blowing climax.
The magician gives a blue backed deck to a spectator explaining it contains a prediction. Then he says he has another deck, but it's very special; it's an invisible deck.
A spectator chooses a suit from the invisible deck and then he selects any value with absolute freedom, for example the 5 of Clubs. The magician takes the blue backed deck and when he spreads the cards, everyone can see there is only one card face up: it's the 5 of Clubs. Then he turns the 5 of Clubs face down, showing it's the only card with a red back.
But that's not all; the magician spreads all the deck showing all card have blank face.
Available now for Pre-Sale
Order now and we pay for shipping!
(12) European Coin Magic Symposium DVD - Vol. 4:
On November 12th and 13th, 2011 the second European Coin Magic Symposium brought 20 magicians from all over the world to Milan for 2 days of non-stop coin magic.
Volume 4 contains:
Performance and Explanations by:
Akira Fujii - Before of Jet Coin
Giacomo Bertini - Cylinder & Chips
Daryl - The Manly Matrix
Miguel Angel Gea - Three In One
Eric Jones - EJ Copper Silver
Ginjiro - Spellbound
Auke van Dokkum - Chink a Chink
Aurelio Paviato - O.C.T.S. an appllication
Antony Gerard - Shuffling Down a Different Sidewalk
Curtis Kam - Box Jumper
Eric Roumestan - Impossible Coins To Pocket
Alex Conradi - Chameleon Skin Purse
Michael Rubinstein - Silver & Lint Final Chapter
Coin Magic Symposium 2011 - (3rd Place): Remy Robert - Coins & Ball
And that’s this week’s One Week Closer To Halloween Hotlist. Lots of spooky, scary items in our Halloween Store. Great for your Halloween shows!
And don’t forget to get your Free DVDs this week!
As always, all of us here thank you and you and you and everyone who looks like you. We are just pleased as punch that you take time out from your busy schedules to visit with us.
Whether it’s online at www.magicfact.com or in person at 102 North Street in Medford, we really do love your company.
Steven, Aron, Don and Bonnie