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Credit Cash by Joshua Jay

Posted by Eddy Ray on March 13th, 2007

Credit Cash – Joshua JayCredit Cash

For those moments when credit cards are not accepted, Joshua Jay brings you Credit Cash!

Display three credit cards one by one and upon displaying the final card, BOOM it changes into a $ 100 dollar bill.

You are not restricted to a 0 bill. You can use any denomination of your choosing as long as the size is similar to a U.S. bill.

The set up on this takes seconds and you can keep it prepared and ready when you are!

Joshua Jay also includes his handling on how to “clean up” at the end so that you are always left “empty handed!”

View Demo Here

Availability: Penguin Magic

Price: $9.95 (instant download)

Coin Thru Bill – Johnny Wong

Posted by Eddy Ray on March 11th, 2007

Coin Thru Bill – Johnny WongCoin Thru Bill

The performer borrows one bill from the audience, and he takes out one half-dollar coin from his pocket.

Placing the coin near the edge of the bill, he begins to slowly and methodically rub the bill with the coin.

To the audience’s amazement, they witness the coin penetrate the bill on the bill’s very edge. Rubbing it again, the coin penetrates the very center of the bill completely.

The performer can also use this coin prop to perform quick coin movements between his hands. He can use it as a magnetic coin. This is a coin prop with a variety of functions from the mind of Johnny Wong.

Availability: Hocus-Pocus

Price: $54.95

Go Fish by Dan Harlan

Posted by Eddy Ray on March 6th, 2007

Go Fish! Go Fish

by Dan Harlan

If you’ve been on a fishing trip, you know what it feels like to have a HUGE fish on the line… that fish is fighting to stay under water… and then just before it reaches the surface it LEAPS out of the water for everyone to see.

Harlan captures that moment perfectly with a deck of cards.

Penguin Magic and Dan Harlan team up to bring you Go Fish!, Harlan’s favorite sandwich routine + his STUNNINGLY VISUAL climax to the classic sandwich plot!

Cleanly throw two Kings (the kings of fishing) into the pond (of cards) and watch as the fish (your spectator’s chosen card) jumps out!

If you’re new to the sandwich plot… you’re in luck! The instructional video includes the routine that Harlan uses to build up to this great ending PLUS tips and tricks that will have you out there performing Go Fish! before you know it!

Highly Visual! Maximum Impact! Totally Harlan!

Availability: Penguin Magic

Price: $5.95 (instant download)

See Saw by Dan Harlan

Posted by Eddy Ray on March 6th, 2007

See Saw

by Dan Harlan
Dan Harlan

Ever wanted to saw a lady in half? Now you can with Harlan’s See Saw!

Simply place one of the four queens in the “box” that you make out of the remaining three. Make a sawing motion with your finger and this amazing illusion comes to life!

No Sleight of Hand!

Virtually Self Working!

With Harlan’s “easy to make” gimmick, you can appear to perform this miniature illusion impromptu!

Availability: Penguin Magic

Price: $9.95 (instant download)

Flicker By Michael Paul – Ebook

Posted by Eddy Ray on March 6th, 2007

Flicker Michael Paul
by Michael Paul

..Imagine a color change that causes a card to flicker back and forth from red to blue, then back to red rapidly WITH NO COVER OR SLEIGHT OF HAND. No angles, gimmicked cards or fancy set ups. Do this surrounded, up close, in any situation… you can’t be caught doing anything, because there are no moves! Flicker is an optical illusion that happens without misdirection or knuckle busting skill. Originally slated as a premier release by, this effect was strong enough to catch the attention of several big shots at one of the largest magic companies in the world. And now, it is offered here at a fraction of the cost it would have been, as an instant download. This is the same exact manuscript purchased by Ellusionist and scheduled for release in early 2007.

So what happened?

Ellusionist ran into an unfortunate issue with another product that used matches. They decided to be over-cautious with their future releases, and drop everything that could be considered dangerous in any way shape or form, including fire effects. And Flicker does use FLASH PAPER. They allowed Michael Paul to reacquire the rights to the effect, and now you have the opportunity to download the manuscript!


Army Changes – Video Download

Posted by Eddy Ray on March 6th, 2007

Army Changes – Video Download Army Changes

Here is the long awaited Army Changes instructional video! This is one of the most hardcore card magic videos in the underground scene today! This video will go in depth, and teach you color changes that had the underground magic scene stirring for months before it’s release. You, yes you, will be able learn and master them.

These gritty effects, will be taught by the best of the best – Dan Army, Beau Folsom, Gambit, and Anthony Bass.

These original moves will heighten your performances beyond belief, and will even have other magicians asking you about them. Dan will be teaching his original Sweep change, and Bridge change. Beau will be teaching his swan change, give tips on the Bridge change, and be teaching 2 other well known changes. Anthony will be teaching his Sham change. Lastly, worth the price of the video alone, Gambit will be teaching his Ogee change. Order now and be included in the Exclusive Army Changes protected forum in the Lugosi Magic forums – free of charge!

Availability: Lugosi Magic

Price: $20 (Download, Windows Media Required)

Materialize Volume 1

Posted by Derek on March 6th, 2007

Materialize Volume 1

Materialize Volume 1

For over 25 years, Ed Ellis has performed close-up magic, sleight of hand illusions, and full time table side magic for Hollywood, TV, and sports celebrities. He is also an accomplished award winning drummer, and has played on stage with The Buddy Rich Band.

Ed has also performed his amazing close-up illusions at Las Vegas’ Caesar’s Palace, lectured at the world famous Magic Castle in Hollywood, and in 2005 was the star of the Ed Ellis TV Show.

The following effects here are straight from Ed’s working repertoire and are for both the beginning and advanced card worker! As an added feature this DVD includes Magic Castle and TV footage from Ed’s promo reel.

• Materialize – A visual stunner! A seemingly impossible appearance of a card. Then it’s repeated!
• Aces Escape – A classic plot where cards escape to the top.
• Materialize Selection – The impact of the “magician blew it” ploy is used here. The comeback is a visual stunner.
• Ellis Fan Flourish Control and Billboard Display – A suggested opener. A top card control followed by a one handed eye catching four card display.
• Illusion or Reality – A signed card begins to multiply… Then disappears and changes to four aces! Which can be shown front and back!
• Double Double Surprise – A suggested souvenir finale. This simple and powerful routine leaves them shaking their heads!
• Jumping Jacks – As pure as it gets! This is an ungaffed packet effect made with your cards!
• Kubota Jacks – A powerful transposition of two cards done with consistent looking moves.
• The Great Escape – A suggested ambitious finale. A card immediately escapes after being pushed into the deck. This effect seems impossible!
• Style – Multiple ways are shown to handle a card with flair.
• Use Your Favorite Method – Ed covers some basic moves, the double lift, Elmsley count and tilt are covered here.
• Bonus – A double lift is taken from the center of the deck face up! Very offbeat and cool!

So sit back, relax and enjoy this amazing DVD presentation, and see for yourself why many refer to Ed Ellis as the “World’s Fastest Hands.”

Availability: All Major Dealers

Price: $35

Blistered by Precision Magic

Posted by Derek on March 6th, 2007

Blistered by Precision Magic

Blistered by Precision Magic

This trick can be performed on the fly and completely surrounded. Have a spectator select a card and then replace the card into the pack. After the pack has been shuffled, the spectator is instructed to write the name of their card onto a small piece of paper. A lighter is ignited and the paper is burned. In the process of the burning the Magician realizes he has burnt his fingers. Turning the hand towards the spectators, they are absolutely stunned to see the blisters, one on each finger that was holding the paper. What’s more shocking than just the two blisters is that they are in the shape of the chosen card.

Availability: Most Major Dealers

Price: $25

Face Lift by Precision Magic

Posted by Derek on March 6th, 2007

Face Lift by Precision Magic

Face Lift by Precision Magic

A card is selected and returned to the deck. After being cut to the center, the cards are spread out showing that the selected card has been reversed in the deck. Now the card is placed on the bottom, and visually jumps back to the top of the deck.

Availability: Most Major Dealers

Price: $5.95

Underground Jam

Posted by Derek on March 1st, 2007

Underground Jam

Underground Jam

mmm… looks delish!

In the spring of 2005 Jay sent out a world-wide request for audition videos featuring original material from unknown magicians. In response, performers from more than a dozen countries submitted more than 200 tapes and dvds! From this mountain of submissions Jay and his team unanimously selected Joe Diamond, Eric Leclerc and Jeff Stone.

A few months later, Jay, Joe, Eric and Jeff met up in Toronto and over a couple of days taped an outstanding collection of close-up magic and mentalism including 20 effects with matchbooks, coins, playing cards, keys, film canisters, wrist watches, chewing gum, water bottles and magic markers. Here are just a few…

The torn corner of a playing card and a marked coin impossibly change places!
A disposable razor visibly transforms into a book of matches!
One of the cleanest, tightest color changing deck routines you will ever learn!
An initialed coin vanishes and reappears in a just-examined film canister!
A marvelously practical “rising card” handling!
A super visual, lo-tech “Twisting the Aces” routine. You’ll learn it, you’ll do it!
A sandwich effect with a mind-blowing surprise ending!
The spectator’s signed card appears folded-up under the magicians wrist watch!
The “last word” on cap-in-water-bottle effects!
A widly visual torn and restored card effect that starts and finishes absolutely clean!

Running Time Approximately 135min

Availability: All Major Dealers (soon!)

Price: $30

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