A Little of This and a Little of That

This has been such a busy week –

On Monday we were running around like crazy trying to fill the weekend orders. It was a Freaky Friday Sale that “opened the flood gates” and the orders just kept coming and coming. The stack of orders from the weekend was unbelievable (which we are all very thankful for)! It took everyone here, working in the warehouse, to get through them in a timely manner. It was both exhausting and exciting at the same time!

Tenyo is Here!

We put over 50 new Tenyo items on the website this week. This has more than rounded out our Tenyo category. If you aren’t familiar with Tenyo, they have been around for years and every year about Christmas-time they would introduce 4-5 new effects which were quickly gobbled up by collectors. We now have access to a broader assortment of Tenyo and at much better pricing than in the past.  Three of my favorites are Blue Crystal, Koornwinder Kar and Mystic Scope. You should take a look at these three effects, if not the entire Tenyo category.

Aye Caramba!

The Cubes from Caramba Magic arrived this week from Spain. We are the Exclusive USA dealer for this great item – a powerful mind-bending effect that never fails to make a profound impression on audiences everytime. Watch this video then read more…


Private Estate

We also received several new Private Estate consignments this week.  My absolute favorite item this week is an Owen Talking Skull – truly a work of art, not to mention magic! This remote-controlled skull is so real, it really does appear like it’s talking. It isn’t on the website yet, but it will sell fast when it does go on — this skull is the best! Private Estate continues to be such a growing part of our business, I had one of our customers tell me that he checks the website three times per day, morning, early evening and right before he goes to bed to make sure he doesn’t miss out on the best Private Estate items. Now that is dedication…or maybe obsession. In either case, it shows that there are a lot of you, who, like me, love the vintage and antique magic — not to mention getting a good bargain on slightly used newer illusions and effects.

Trade-In Days

Speaking of Private Estate…Trade-In Days are just around the corner. We’re sending out an email tomorrow announcing that Trade-In Days are here, but really, we negotiate Trade-Ins and Consignments year round. Everyone, and I mean EVERYONE, has some effect or illusion sitting around gathering dust. You liked it when you bought it, you got your use out of it and now you’ve moved on to other effects. This is the perfect item to Trade-In, just because you’re done with it, doesn’t mean that someone else won’t want it, especially if it is no longer available or hard to get. You don’t need it, we may want it, and in the end you get new magic with your Trade-in store credit. Everybody wins! Take a look at what you have on hand and send your list to me on an email to sales@hocus-pocus.com

Countdown to the Wedding

The wedding of the year will be next weekend. Betty  has her dress and I have my tux; I guess that means we’re ready for our son Cole’s marriage to his fiance Amanda. We couldn’t be more excited to “officially” welcome Amanda into our family, I say “officially” because, of course, we already think of her as one of our own. Weddings are a great time to see family members that don’t live in town and this wedding will be no exception, we have people arriving from all over the country for the wedding. It is going to be a fantastic weekend! I better rest up this weekend…

Until next time,



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