Legs, Mayhem, Illusion and Wonder

In the past several posts I’ve mentioned the revival of my magic act as part of a 3-man show with Tim Mannix and Mark Price. It looks like the date will be changed due the conflict with the Magic Castle Swap Meet which is slated for that same weekend. We’ll keep you posted as to the new date.

Rest assured that I have been practicing and preparing the way for my triumphant return to the boards.

Today my friend Mark Price and his wife Laurie visited us here at Hocus Pocus to pick up a 1940s prop that had Mark’s name written all over it. Mark is one of the funniest people I know and is a veteran of the State & County Fair circuit having performed for over 30 years.

Mark’s alter ego, Gus Flamingo, headlines in his comedy hypnosis show under the banner, The Hypno Teaser Show, and regularly keeps audiences in stitches.

My buddy, Mark Price and his new Comedy Legs Table for the finale of his show.

My buddy, Mark Price and his new Comedy Legs Table for the finale of his show.

When I told Mark about the prop, a vintage Comedy Legs Table, that pops open with the touch of a lever, allowing two American flags, a pair of ladies’ legs and a drop down banner to abruptly emerge, he knew he had to have it.

As you can see Mark is the proud new owner of a unique comedy prop. The table needs a bit of TLC, but according to Mark, “It’s definitely going in the show.”

Here’s Mark from a January appearance performing some of his comedy magic.

Two Successful Sales Events this Week

We got creative this week offering not one, but TWO sales to our customers this week, Mark Mason Mayhem and today’s Freaky Friday. Mark Mason’s effects are generally very well received and is magic that’s direct in its approach and not terribly labor-intensive with respect to practice time, so magicians respond enthusiastically to his product line.

Tuesday’s Mark Mason Mayhem was a 24-hour sale offering up to 65% off retail, and the response, in a word, was OVERWHELMING. In fact, we processed over 250 orders within that 24-hour period with many customers purchasing multiples of the same effect as a backup. Needless to say, it was a resounding success!

Today we another sale entitle Freaky Friday Savings with 35 items at discounts up to 90% off. And I am happy to say that we are close to selling completely OUT of stock on several items, so hurry and check them out by clicking HERE. Stay tuned as we will be offering similar savings opportunities in the coming weeks.

Have Illusions, Will Travel!

Like many weeks, we have visitors. This week we moved three illusions between two last-minute visitors. One of our visitors purchased both the Cannon Illusion built by John Gaughan and Television Stack of Boxes while the other acquired the Zella Divided Lady Illusion by Abbott Magic. Yep, you never know who’ll walk through that door!

Built by John Gaughan, this Cannon shoots someone into a suspended Nest of Boxes

Built by John Gaughan, this Cannon shoots someone into a suspended Nest of Boxes

A one-of-a-kind Television Stack of Boxes custom made for a trade show performer.

A one-of-a-kind Television Stack of Boxes custom made for a trade show performer.

Not often seen nowadays, Zella's Divided Lady is truly implausible when the cabinet is unhinged and divided.

Not often seen nowadays, Zella’s Divided Lady is truly implausible when the cabinet is unhinged and divided.

The Original Tommy Wonder Diminishing Cards

We are happy to report that we have a new exclusive.

The late Tommy Wonder was definitely one of the finest creators and performers of magic of our time. Tommy was working on a new effect called “Diminishing Cards” but unfortunately, he passed away before the effect could be released to the magic fraternity.

Veronique Ross, wife of the late Richard Ross purchased the rights for this effect and we are happy to announce that it is finally available to the magic fraternity in limited supply!

The Diminishing Cards are a classic of magic that have stood the test of time! After performing a series of card effects, the performer begins to shrink a fan of cards. Just a light squeezing motion, and voila — the cards have diminished by 25%! This is repeated three more times until the performer is left holding a small fan of cards 1/4″ in size! Finally, the cards vanish altogether!

We got the exclusive in this one and with a limited supply, we apt to run out quickly.

We got the exclusive in this one and with a limited supply, we apt to run out quickly.

What sets this version apart from all others on the market is that the entire set is self-contained; there is nothing in which to dispose! Simply open and close the fan of cards each time and it happens almost automatically! Nothing to ditch, no sleight of hand required, and only the genius of Tommy Wonder could have created something of this caliber!

Here are the strong points to note:

  • Cards are made from polystyrene for lasting durability
  • Cards can be easy cleaned
  • Unique and diabolically clever
  • The cards SLOWLY and GRADUALLY shrink, without any cover. Simply open and close the fan
  • Easy to do

Comes complete with special the Diminishing Cards and instructions. Each unit is hand constructed to the late Tommy Wonder’s exacting specifications.

With Us, Trade In Days Never End

Remember, if you have items to trade, we are always open to your trade-ins for store credit or otherwise. Just send me an email to sales@hocus-pocus.com.

Until next time my friends,

Paul

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