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by Tom Leyland
June 3rd, 2018, 11:38 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Copperfield Trial Over. Plaintiff Loses.
Replies: 28
Views: 2931

Re: Copperfield Trial Over. Plaintiff Loses.

Copperfield should do a tv special again. I sure miss those. 100% controlled environment. I did get a chance to see him live in Costa Mesa, Ca. many years ago. He is a master. Got a standing ovation at the end. Agree, I fell in love with Magic because of Copperfield. I saw him as a kid and was mesm...
by Tom Leyland
June 3rd, 2018, 5:21 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Copperfield Trial Over. Plaintiff Loses.
Replies: 28
Views: 2931

Copperfield Trial Over. Plaintiff Loses.

It goes without saying that invariably nothing is perfect. If I sit down to eat at a restaurant and choke on my Hamburger, is it the restaurant’s fault? It could be if something sinister happened to be in the Hamburger, but if there wasn’t? It’s not the restaurant’s fault at all but rather a tragic ...
by Tom Leyland
September 16th, 2015, 12:19 am
Forum: Tenyo
Topic: Magic's Plastic Religion: Tenyoism
Replies: 24
Views: 6355

Re: Magic's Plastic Religion: Tenyoism

Tenyo is something recreational and sold in toy stores to non-magicians. Let's not disparage faith with plastic and trickery ... and not sure folks are good with the word fetish either. What on earth are you getting on about? Tenyo is proper magic and any real magician knows this. Some of the most ...
by Tom Leyland
February 14th, 2015, 9:50 am
Forum: Tenyo
Topic: Now Taking Orders for the Tenyo Book
Replies: 47
Views: 19907

Re: Now Taking Orders for the Tenyo Book

Obviously I'm salivating...
by Tom Leyland
November 24th, 2014, 6:55 am
Forum: Tenyo
Topic: Tenyo Book Update
Replies: 8
Views: 4100

Re: Tenyo Book Update

*Mouth watering*

It's really going to be something you spend several hours a day going through for at least a year. Learning new routines is such a treat. Can't wait.

Let me know if you need anything from me.
by Tom Leyland
November 13th, 2014, 6:33 am
Forum: Tenyo
Topic: Astro-Coin: Only for the Rich Collector
Replies: 30
Views: 8501

Re: Astro-Coin: Only for the Rich Collector

It's a good thing that Tenyo prices have been dropping. I think a reset of the market helps to attract new collectors. Also you might say that true Tenyo collectors don't care what they're worth. I think speculators and greedy collectors will feel a market adjustment the most. Keep in mind however t...
by Tom Leyland
September 21st, 2014, 7:44 pm
Forum: Tenyo
Topic: All Four New Tenyo 2015 Items For Sale Here (PHOTOS ADDED)
Replies: 23
Views: 6614

Re: All Four New Tenyo 2015 Items For Sale Here (PHOTOS ADDE

The dice and credit card tricks look good.

The red dice seems to be a nod to Sugawara or is perhaps a technical requirement of the trick.

Can't wait to get my hands on these.
by Tom Leyland
September 7th, 2014, 12:06 am
Forum: Tenyo
Topic: 2013 Tenyo Price Guide
Replies: 9
Views: 5612

Re: 2013 Tenyo Price Guide

I would be more than happy to carry-on where Tom left off but I don't feel that Tenyo selling prices are predictable for the more collectible releases. There are lots of still available Tenyo tricks with a typical selling price and many which have been discontinued by Tenyo which also have a fairly...
by Tom Leyland
September 6th, 2014, 12:18 am
Forum: Tenyo
Topic: 2013 Tenyo Price Guide
Replies: 9
Views: 5612

Re: 2013 Tenyo Price Guide

Are you still planning to share your Tenyo Pricing Guide with us? Baba, Sorry for the latency in responding. I have decided to cease compiling my pricing data (I have no time). I have historical data that I can share or I can pass along my excel spreadsheet to a willing participant to carry-on wher...
by Tom Leyland
August 31st, 2014, 1:09 am
Forum: Tenyo
Topic: The New Tenyo Line for 2015
Replies: 27
Views: 7925

Re: The New Tenyo Line for 2015

I'm waiting in haste.
by Tom Leyland
July 10th, 2014, 7:25 pm
Forum: Tenyo
Topic: New Tenyo Elite Product Coming
Replies: 12
Views: 3560

Re: New Tenyo Elite Product Coming

The Tenyo Elite versions are excellent for performing. They are enhanced versions of the originals.

Glad to hear we have another coming.
by Tom Leyland
July 10th, 2014, 7:22 pm
Forum: Tenyo
Topic: New Update on Stereo's Tenyo Blogspot
Replies: 1
Views: 1748

Re: New Update on Stereo's Tenyo Blogspot

Glad to see this...

Welcome back Davy!
by Tom Leyland
June 1st, 2014, 3:45 pm
Forum: Tenyo
Topic: The Haunting
Replies: 20
Views: 4985

Re: The Haunting

but to say the film was far in advance of anything else in the early 60s ("The Twilight Zone," btw, was a television program) is to ignore such conspicuous exceptions, in the horror genre alone, as "Psycho" and "The Innocents." I'm specifically referring to the camera ...
by Tom Leyland
May 31st, 2014, 1:43 pm
Forum: Tenyo
Topic: Disney World
Replies: 7
Views: 2175

Re: Disney World

Richard Kaufman wrote:I own one. Very lucky to have it. This is one of the tricks which will be fully explained in the Tenyo book.


Yes you do and I want it!
by Tom Leyland
May 31st, 2014, 1:34 pm
Forum: Tenyo
Topic: The Haunting
Replies: 20
Views: 4985

Re: The Haunting

"The Haunting" was a top of the line production by an A-list director, Robert Wise, and big stars. It is widely acknowledged as one of the greatest cinematic ghost stories of all time. Glad you liked it, Tom! Yeah, it's very well done and ahead of its time. You really didn't see camera wo...
by Tom Leyland
May 29th, 2014, 8:13 am
Forum: Tenyo
Topic: The Haunting
Replies: 20
Views: 4985

Re: The Haunting

Just watched the 1963 version of The Haunting with the Wife. The film is quite good and the acting is solid, it's not your typical 60s shlock horror film. The camera work and psychology certainly inspired films like The Exorcist. I would even say in many ways the movie is rather ground breaking. The...
by Tom Leyland
May 29th, 2014, 8:10 am
Forum: Tenyo
Topic: The Haunting
Replies: 20
Views: 4985

Re: The Haunting

The only that seems goofy to me is the unfortunate imagery one might associate with the way the skeleton is holding the pencil. The only way to tell if this is a problem in performance is to do it for a dozen different people and see if anyone giggles. If not, it's good to go. The tube is quite ing...
by Tom Leyland
May 16th, 2014, 8:09 pm
Forum: Tenyo
Topic: The Haunting
Replies: 20
Views: 4985

Re: The Haunting

This is a great thread. The Haunting is a goofy trick, if not outright stupid looking, but it does look great in packaging. When you see it performed, it's very hard to take it seriously. The effect is pretty good, but it just looks ridiculous. The Haunting and The Howling are both entertaining if y...
by Tom Leyland
April 24th, 2014, 9:07 pm
Forum: Tenyo
Topic: Doug Henning Tenyo
Replies: 9
Views: 2919

Re: Doug Henning Tenyo

Looks like you got phished Richard. They do exist and are what I would personally call 'RARE' (since the term is so often overused). The Henning FL is a bit of a Unicorn as well. Richard's right to warn about posting pics of it, there are some clever ways that I personally know of that one could use...
by Tom Leyland
March 20th, 2014, 1:51 am
Forum: Tenyo
Topic: Geometrick and Dragon Altar in the Package!
Replies: 34
Views: 7611

Re: Geometrick and Dragon Altar in the Package!

Geometrick has fetched close to $400 or more (don't have my pricing data handy). You can't reliably consider the last couple of closings. I recommend looking at 10 samples before beginning to assess a Tenyo's value.

-Tom
by Tom Leyland
March 16th, 2014, 6:14 pm
Forum: Tenyo
Topic: General Warning About Buying Tenyo From Steen Schmidt
Replies: 10
Views: 3470

Re: General Warning About Buying Tenyo From Steen Schmidt

I won't get into the specifics of my dealings with Steenschmidt, but I will say that others and myself have warned everyone to not deal with him. This is a testament all unto itself.
by Tom Leyland
March 16th, 2014, 6:10 pm
Forum: Tenyo
Topic: Geometrick and Dragon Altar in the Package!
Replies: 34
Views: 7611

Re: Geometrick and Dragon Altar in the Package!

Tenyo started putting perforations on their packaging starting in the mid 80s. This was a direct response to the 'glue problem' they experienced on their earlier packaging (Quick Silver, Midas Machine, etc, etc). The glue problem with earlier packaging didn't have anything to do with the blister pac...
by Tom Leyland
March 9th, 2014, 12:10 am
Forum: Tenyo
Topic: General Warning About Buying Tenyo From Steen Schmidt
Replies: 10
Views: 3470

Re: General Warning About Buying Tenyo From Steen Schmidt

He's the worst eBay seller I have ever dealt with.
by Tom Leyland
February 24th, 2014, 10:53 am
Forum: Tenyo
Topic: Top 5 Tenyo Tricks.
Replies: 42
Views: 9222

Re: Top 5 Tenyo Tricks.

I'm feeling in the mood to say (not in order) the following based on presentation:

1. Telesphere
2. Crystal Clever
3. Bare Bones
4. Geometrick
5. Mini-Zag
by Tom Leyland
February 24th, 2014, 10:43 am
Forum: Tenyo
Topic: New Tenyo Elite! Zig Zag Cig in Wood!
Replies: 74
Views: 11584

Re: New Tenyo Elite! Zig Zag Cig in Wood!

$250 for Zig Zag Cig seems like a lot but when you consider it has been now made into a 'professional grade' prop, a limited production run, and countless routines; it's not a lot at all.

There are far better Tenyo 'T's' that I think they should make, but it's not up to me!
by Tom Leyland
February 4th, 2014, 11:53 pm
Forum: Tenyo
Topic: 2013 Tenyo Price Guide
Replies: 9
Views: 5612

Re: 2013 Tenyo Price Guide

Guys,

Bad news, I'm going to have to delay the guide a bit. My work schedule has been brutal of late and I haven't had the chance to complete it.

I will however update this thread whenever I release it.

-Tom
by Tom Leyland
February 4th, 2014, 11:49 pm
Forum: Tenyo
Topic: Vase ala India Made of Gold!
Replies: 7
Views: 1487

Re: Vase ala India Made of Gold!

If you're a completest, then paying $851 might be a necessary evil for you. Something is worth what you're willing to pay for it. That said, value and worth are very different. Value is subject to the law of averages where worth is not. I can tell you that I have seen less Super Vase A La India's t...
by Tom Leyland
January 2nd, 2014, 1:35 pm
Forum: Tenyo
Topic: 2013 Tenyo Price Guide
Replies: 9
Views: 5612

Re: 2013 Tenyo Price Guide

I.M. Magician wrote:Hi Tom:

Happy New Year to you as well! I am looking forward to the Price Guide.

Sorry to hear that you are not feeling well. Try some roughage. :lol:

Steve


Good one! LOL
by Tom Leyland
January 2nd, 2014, 8:53 am
Forum: Tenyo
Topic: 2013 Tenyo Price Guide
Replies: 9
Views: 5612

2013 Tenyo Price Guide

All, I'm a bit backed up at the moment, but I should have the Tenyo price guide out by February. This should bode well for those looking to GUIDE them as to what a given Tenyo's value is. Remember, something is actually only worth what someone is willing to pay for it. This will serve as only a gui...
by Tom Leyland
December 28th, 2013, 4:18 pm
Forum: Tenyo
Topic: General Warning About Buying Tenyo From Steen Schmidt
Replies: 10
Views: 3470

Re: General Warning About Buying Tenyo From Steen Schmidt

Yeah, you want to avoid Steen Schmidt at all costs.

He's a crook.
by Tom Leyland
December 16th, 2013, 1:44 am
Forum: Tenyo
Topic: eBay Insanity!
Replies: 3
Views: 1783

Re: eBay Insanity!

Guys, this was a shill bid.
by Tom Leyland
December 16th, 2013, 1:41 am
Forum: Tenyo
Topic: Eye of the Idol Madness on eBay
Replies: 1
Views: 1044

Re: Eye of the Idol Madness on eBay

LOL.

It's an absolute record (J/K it's a definite shill bid to artificially drive prices up. Seen it a 1000x).

As I have said, XMAS is a typical Tenyo eBay hot period though.

Should have my price list up by 31 December.
by Tom Leyland
December 5th, 2013, 5:31 pm
Forum: Tenyo
Topic: On Ebay Tenyo Box Set T-79 Super Vase a la India
Replies: 1
Views: 1213

Re: On Ebay Tenyo Box Set T-79 Super Vase a la India

Way too high...
by Tom Leyland
November 26th, 2013, 2:29 pm
Forum: Tenyo
Topic: English instructions needed for Tenyo Midas Machine...
Replies: 2
Views: 1119

Re: English instructions needed for Tenyo Midas Machine...

Did you get these? I have them.
by Tom Leyland
November 17th, 2013, 11:47 pm
Forum: Tenyo
Topic: ''Lucky Rabbit''
Replies: 7
Views: 2066

Re: ''Lucky Rabbit''

As Richard says, Lucky Rabbit isn't scarce, but they are tough to find BNIP in 1st edition packaging.
by Tom Leyland
November 2nd, 2013, 2:53 pm
Forum: Tenyo
Topic: The TENYO TRADE LINK!
Replies: 28
Views: 8183

Re: The TENYO TRADE LINK!

Richard Kaufman wrote:I don't think you overpaid at $300, though I have paid less (and others have paid far more).

All you need is two people on eBay going nuts to create artificially high prices.


Agree.
by Tom Leyland
November 2nd, 2013, 2:52 pm
Forum: Tenyo
Topic: The TENYO TRADE LINK!
Replies: 28
Views: 8183

Re: The TENYO TRADE LINK!

Tom, have there been two instances in the last two years in a public sale when a sealed Ultra Tube sold for $400? There have been sealed Ultra Tube closings rounded off near $400 (300s) and some higher. There have also been some closings for sealed Ultra Tubes in the $200s. All depends on the time ...
by Tom Leyland
November 2nd, 2013, 11:06 am
Forum: Tenyo
Topic: The TENYO TRADE LINK!
Replies: 28
Views: 8183

Re: The TENYO TRADE LINK!

If anyone has a TENYO ULTRA TUBE which is still brand new and factory sealed in the Tenyo package, I would like to trade for it. I am flexible on what I will trade for it. Perhaps you will want to PM me your want list. I will take your first born. The last one in that condition sold on eBay $1,600 ...
by Tom Leyland
October 26th, 2013, 10:24 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: I just put Kaufman's BALLS on ebay.
Replies: 4
Views: 1160

Re: I just put Kaufman's BALLS on ebay.

I nearly spit water on my keyboard...
by Tom Leyland
October 6th, 2013, 7:11 am
Forum: Tenyo
Topic: The TENYO TRADE LINK!
Replies: 28
Views: 8183

Re: The TENYO TRADE LINK!

I have always found trading to be difficult because of perceived value. Usually what you have is always perceived to be of higher value than what you are looking for. Also there is a 'Cash value' of an item and the 'Trade Value' of an item. And finally there is the 'Negotiated Value' of the deal. S...

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