MyMagic eNewsletter #1,130
August 23, 2023
When I visited James Anthony’s booth at Magic Live, I asked what’s new? I will introduce you to his latest release soon but until then…
He said, “did you ever see Tactical? It is our best-selling trick.” He then showed me a TicTac container, tossed it in the air and when it landed back in his hand it was a deck of cards. He then opened the card box, removed the cards and handed them to me!
It looked great and I immediately bought everything he had left. I was even using it last week… showing off to friends. It looks much better than what you see on the trailer.
This is a quick visual that introduces a deck of cards in a funny, surprising, and magical way.
The basic routine can go like this: You show your friend a Tic Tc container and ask if they want a TicTac. Before they answer, you say how about a card trick, you toss the mints into the air as they visually change into a deck of cards. The cards can then be removed from the box and used as you wish. You can even hand the card box for examination, if you like.
Watch and buy: HERE
I just received my cases from Vegas with all my leftovers and more of the stuff I purchased. One of the surprises that I performed hundreds of times, and sold a ton of, was my favorite release.
I regularly use it in all my close-up shows. Unfortunately, or fortunately, I only had one left. But Ted Bogusta was able to make a few more while I was away. Not sure when we can get more.
►Supersized KFC Coins:
The KFC (Key-ring/Fifty/Centavo) Coin gimmick is an ingenious and well machined gaff that was created by Ted Bogusta and can be used to create impossible and startling coin magic using a half dollar, a copper coin and a key ring.
Meir Yedid was so impressed with the original KFC Coins he started creating additional handlings for himself to use. The shocked and amazed reactions he started getting for those routines from magicians and non-magicians convinced him to release this Supersized set of coins with the additional routines and gaffs.
This special edition DVD package includes all the necessary gaffed and regular coins and an instructional DVD with Meir Yedid, Ted Bogusta and David Regal.
Watch and buy: HERE
I recently found out that August/September are the months with the most Birthday celebrations, which makes sense since December is in winter and has many Holidays. I thought that this is a good time to introduce you to Nat Litt’s Happy Birthday silks produced in 1988. I have very few of these. To read more about the silks and a funny story about Nat go: HERE
►Happy Birthday Silk:
This Happy Birthday Silk was manufactured and marketed in 1988 by Nat Litt’s Silk Worm Studios in Philadelphia whose tag line was “The Ultimate In Silk Artistry For Magicians.”
One of the most popular types of shows that magicians perform are birthday parties for children and adults. A standard prop that is produced, which always gets a great reaction is a giant silk at says “Happy Birthday.”
This silk is part of the Connoisseur Picture Silks series and is described as “Happy Birthday Silk, 36” x36” (six Colors).
Get one: HERE
►OUR NEWEST RELEASE:
Ed Solomon, who was also known as DeNomolos, was a master storyteller who used magic to emphasize the point or moral of his stories. He wanted his magic to appeal to the intellect and touch the soul of his audiences, or as he put it: “People may not remember my name or the magic that I performed, but they will remember how it made them feel.”
Between 2004 and 2015 Ed wrote 125 columns in The Linking Ring magazine that featured short stories that used simple magic to highlight their messages. All those columns are included in this book along with some bonus tricks, essays, and more.
If you ever wanted to elevate your magic from just being a series of puzzles into meaningful moments of magic, this book may inspire you to think along those lines. Remember that all good magic revolves around solid stories and premises and this book is full of both.
Watch and buy: HERE
►Sunday September 10: Performing at Comix @ Mohegan Sun Casino. Tickets: HERE
►Friday October 13: Mind Games Reloaded with Marc Salem at the Turning Point in New York. Info/Tickets: HERE
Stay happy, Meir
PS: No PS today. Too busy to PS.
“The problem with magicians is not that they don’t care; it’s that they care about the wrong things.”
…Max Maven (Parallax, 2023)