Because of the article about the four new Tenyo items that will appear in Genii in November, I have just received a videotape from Tenyo demonstrating the four items. Not a stiff in the lot! The standout is Angelo Carbone's effect, whose secret he divulged to me two years ago. BUT, I still couldn't figure it out! In the trick, three bolts are threaded through a plastic box that has a clear front, then nuts are spun onto the ends of the bolts. On one of the end bolts you've cleanly threaded a borrowed finger ring. You cover the thing with a hanky and when the hanky is removed, the ring has jumped to the center bolt! Examinable!
The second item is Shimomura's Mystery China Box, where small balls travel from one clear plastic tube to another inside a closed box. Fooled me.
The third item is from Petrick and Mia, and involves a small blue cube that is removed from a clear box (into which it fits exactly). The cube is removed from the box and then a hanky is thrown over both. The spectator is asked to reach under the hanky and put the cube into the box and close the box. He does, and then you draw the hanky away and the cube has vanished from the box! Excellent.
The fourth item is Suzuki's Salt Cups. This is an interesting item that utilizes two opaque "goblets" that are shown empty, then salt is produced, then a lot more salt. Finally the salt vanishes and a silk is produced from one of the goblets. Quite ingenious.
It's going to be a good year for Tenyo.