MyMagic eNewsletter #1,093
March 29, 2023
The other day I tried a simple business analysis to see what it costs me to process a single order. I basically only took my monthly warehouse rent (which skyrocketed in the last year) and divided it by the average number of orders I get per month. I was surprised that it now costs me around $17 per order. So I am basically loosing money on orders that are less than $40. Luckily there are many larger orders that subsidize that.
The reason I thought about it is that the product I am introducing today costs less than $15 and will require a box to ship. So, there is no way I can break even on it.
The good news is that it is also available from my competitors, so I won’t feel bad if you buy it from them and put them out of business… Just kidding.
The item is a set of multiplying plastic eggs. I am pretty sure that nobody who buys this will actually do a multiplying egg routine. The quality of the eggs is mediocre. But the shell that comes with it is excellent. It looks like an egg and best of all it will fit over most real large eggs.
This opens up an opportunity to do the many routines that use shell balls, coins, etc… and now do them with real eggs that can be broken at the end. Let your imagination run wild.
This is a variation of the classic multiplying balls set except it is made from plastic eggs.
The best part of the set is the shell which has no seam, looks like a real egg, and can be easily loaded over a real large sized egg. This allows you to do many of the routines that use shells like standard ball routines or even some coin routines. Most obvious would be an egg through the table or handkerchief type of routine.
Get one: HERE
Since we are discussing the classic Multiplying Balls routine, if you ever wanted to do one, or already do one, you can’t go wrong with what Tim Wright has to say about the subject on his classic video tutorial below.
►Multiplying Balls Video:
On this video Tim Wright he teaches one of the classic routines of stage magic… The Multiplying Balls. If you’ve ever wanted to perform a Multiplying Ball routine or learn ball manipulations, this video will walk you through a solid routine with all the ins and outs of learning and performing it.
In addition to the many techniques, apparatus, history, and advice Tim also discusses the performance and presentation of manipulative magic and shares archival footage of Cardini and of Neil Foster performing the Multiplying Balls.
Watch and buy the download: HERE
Watch and buy the DVD: HERE
►OUR LATEST RELEASE:
►ARM: Almost Real Magic:
The observation test begins with two identical hands of Blackjack (AC and JH). The object is to see if the candidate can follow where the cards are.
The first test is easy and your friend names the Ace, then things get tough. Unexpectedly the Blackjack on the table is now seen as two Aces while the one in your hand has the Jacks.
To simplify things, you decide to only use the two Jacks this time but wait now there are three Jacks and only one Ace. As a finale all four cards are shown to be Jacks and there is no Ace in sight.
Watch and buy: HERE
►Sunday April 9, 4pm: Appearing in Comix at the Mohegan Sun Casino in Connecticut. Tickets: HERE
►April 26-29, Displaying at the FFFF Convention in Buffalo, New York.
►April 30, Displaying at the MAWNY Convention in Buffalo, New York. Info: HERE
Stay happy, Meir
PS: Next newsletter will feature my latest release. I really like it. Maybe you will too!
“You will never be satisfied unless you are trying constantly to improve yourself and your technique. Your technique can cover anything from sleight of hand to stage presence, from patter to the construction of stage illusions.”
…Bruce Elliott (Magic For The Millions, 1957)
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