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by I.M. Magician
June 2nd, 2018, 11:22 pm
Forum: Tenyo
Topic: Looking for some Tenyos...HELP!!!
Replies: 2
Views: 299

Re: Looking for some Tenyos...HELP!!!

I should have included the T numbers.

* MIRAGE T-129
* NINJA EXPERIMENT T-132
* CROSSROADS T-107
* LANCELOT T-142

Thanks!
by I.M. Magician
June 2nd, 2018, 4:58 pm
Forum: Tenyo
Topic: Looking for some Tenyos...HELP!!!
Replies: 2
Views: 299

Looking for some Tenyos...HELP!!!

If anyone has any or all of the following Tenyos they can afford me, I would like to buy or trade for them. * CROSSROADS * MIRAGE * NINJA EXPERIMENT * LANCELOT Please PM me if you have any of the above and maybe we can work something out. I prefer brand new sealed ones but used in complete good cond...
by I.M. Magician
June 1st, 2018, 11:34 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Clarence S. Miller Passed Away
Replies: 4
Views: 507

Re: Clarence S. Miller Passed Away

My sympathies go out to his family.

I too enjoyed your book Donald. Clarence created some very popular magic in his time.
by I.M. Magician
May 31st, 2018, 4:28 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Magical Animals
Replies: 9
Views: 493

Re: Magical Animals

I don’t have any info to offer you concerning animals in magic but want to congratulate you on acquiring that beautiful doggie. I claim to be the planet’s biggest animal lover and think you made a superb decision by adding that fella to your household. He will become your best pal no doubt! Early co...
by I.M. Magician
May 30th, 2018, 8:17 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Copperfield Trial Over. Plaintiff Loses.
Replies: 28
Views: 1791

Re: Copperfield Trial Over. Victim Loses.

Doesn’t the decision mean that Copperfield was careless in having strangers run through an area but that he did not cause the guy to fall and get injured. In essence, Copperfield did not put his leg out in front of the guy causing him to trip and fall resulting in injury. Copperfield led him on a jo...
by I.M. Magician
May 23rd, 2018, 11:37 am
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Topstone Ala-Ka-Zam Magic Tricks
Replies: 0
Views: 162

Topstone Ala-Ka-Zam Magic Tricks

Has anyone ever heard of TOPSTONE ALA-KA-ZAM brand of magic tricks? They sold hanging rack type packaged inexpensive magic tricks such as the COIN SLIDE, SNAPPER, SPIKED COIN, etc.. I would appreciate any information I can get about the company. When were they in existence? Was the company owned by ...
by I.M. Magician
May 18th, 2018, 10:57 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Theodore Deland
Replies: 94
Views: 10503

Re: Theodore Deland

There are large photos of every card, in color, in the book. Every back design is shown (many of which are original with DeLand)... How close does that get folks to being able to print up their own gaffs using the Deland artwork? I would say not very close actually. Printed cards would be the way t...
by I.M. Magician
May 18th, 2018, 9:50 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Theodore Deland
Replies: 94
Views: 10503

Re: Theodore Deland

I was assuming that what would be included would be of the card packet variety. I assumed that full trick decks would not be included. So, what we would get would be complete usable sets and maybe a few really interesting cards Deland created as individual entities.
by I.M. Magician
May 18th, 2018, 8:42 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Theodore Deland
Replies: 94
Views: 10503

Re: Theodore Deland

If you set the price at $125 and had to raise it to $150 in order to include 4 decks rather than 2, I would say include 4 decks. I am sure many others would agree with that!

That’s my take on it. Something tells me that you will include 2 decks and keep the price at $125. :(
by I.M. Magician
May 18th, 2018, 7:05 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Theodore Deland
Replies: 94
Views: 10503

Re: Theodore Deland

I do agree that there is a limit to what I would want to pay for two more additional decks. Full color photos of the vintage cards in the books would be good enough if adding two more decks is very costly.

The question is...how much more would it cost? Richard will have that answer.
by I.M. Magician
May 18th, 2018, 10:41 am
Forum: General
Topic: Theodore Deland
Replies: 94
Views: 10503

Re: Theodore Deland

The diversity of opinions here does not surprise me. From practicality to nostalgic, everyone has their preference concerning what cards they want to see included. That’s why I am hoping that Richard goes for both worlds. That way, everyone will be happy and the Deland release will be as comprehensi...
by I.M. Magician
May 17th, 2018, 5:19 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Theodore Deland
Replies: 94
Views: 10503

Re: Theodore Deland

I see a quote here in a previous post of $20 to $40 per deck. Where are you getting that from? Those prices are much higher than they typically are in most cases. Perhaps $10 to $20 would be more accurate.
by I.M. Magician
May 17th, 2018, 1:12 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Theodore Deland
Replies: 94
Views: 10503

Re: Theodore Deland

Here is something else to consider. By including the Maiden cards, you are providing functional inclusions. By adding the vintage original back design cards, you are providing historical inclusions. So, FUNCTIONAL vs. HISTORICAL is going on here. Shouldn’t this Deland set provide both aspects? If it...
by I.M. Magician
May 17th, 2018, 12:56 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Theodore Deland
Replies: 94
Views: 10503

Re: Theodore Deland

Deland addicts like myself and many others I am certain will want the opportunity to own any and all reproductions of the vintage cards we can get! Great stuff...! On the other hand, owning USABLE gaff cards created by Deland is also a very desirable thing. I am hoping that Richard says: “What the h...
by I.M. Magician
May 17th, 2018, 12:24 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Theodore Deland
Replies: 94
Views: 10503

Re: Theodore Deland

I think you make good points Pete!

I as well wouldn’t be comfortable mixing two different backs. Adding a Maiden deck does add convenience.

So, those who would enjoy owning the vintage backs will just have to get over it unfortunately. What a shame... :cry:
by I.M. Magician
May 17th, 2018, 11:38 am
Forum: General
Topic: Theodore Deland
Replies: 94
Views: 10503

Re: Theodore Deland

If the USPCC keeps changing hands as I heard, you would think that the new owners would be willing to change the rules. They altered the Rider backs before at least twice as you can see from this thread, so why not for this worthwhile Deland effort? If an alternative must be used, then the MAIDEN ba...
by I.M. Magician
May 17th, 2018, 11:26 am
Forum: General
Topic: Theodore Deland
Replies: 94
Views: 10503

Re: Theodore Deland

Perhaps you can tell us what the price increase for the set would be for 4 decks instead of 2 and then allow the buyers to vote on it. It would be a shame to not have everything you can provide concerning the cards. Then, you will hear I wish Richard did this, I wish Richard did that and so on. If w...
by I.M. Magician
May 17th, 2018, 12:27 am
Forum: General
Topic: Theodore Deland
Replies: 94
Views: 10503

Re: Theodore Deland

I read something some time ago where orders were being accepted for specially printed cards and it mentioned that the Maiden back could be altered but not the Riders. As far as I am aware, the only time they altered the backs of the Riders was to make the TOONY ANGEL trick decks. It would be interes...
by I.M. Magician
May 16th, 2018, 10:56 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Theodore Deland
Replies: 94
Views: 10503

Re: Theodore Deland

If the gaffs can be easily DIYed with a regular deck and simple materials, I would rather the decks that come with the book to have the appropriate period vibe. Wouldn’t having ALL of them be best? I just looked up photos of the three different backs to be certain and the Maiden back looks more lik...
by I.M. Magician
May 16th, 2018, 10:46 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Theodore Deland
Replies: 94
Views: 10503

Re: Theodore Deland

The MAIDEN design was the one I had in mind and was talking about because it looks more like the Rider back. It almost looks identical!

If you google them, you will see what I mean.
by I.M. Magician
May 16th, 2018, 9:43 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Theodore Deland
Replies: 94
Views: 10503

Re: Theodore Deland

I was just thinking about including two sets of everything as Richard has planned but with all possible variations and charging more for the set. It can’t be a fortune and that way, everyone will be happy and what we will receive will be as comprehensive as possible. For me, this Deland set is a ver...
by I.M. Magician
May 16th, 2018, 9:31 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Theodore Deland
Replies: 94
Views: 10503

Re: Theodore Deland

Let me ask you this. Since you plan to provide two decks, maybe one deck would be (at least to some extent) nostalgic and the other functional. That way, we would receive the best of both worlds so to speak.

I love the idea of owning both the useable cards and the collectible cards!
by I.M. Magician
May 16th, 2018, 9:24 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Theodore Deland
Replies: 94
Views: 10503

Re: Theodore Deland

Of course, I would say that it would be great to have both versions. If you must narrow it down to only one, perhaps a more usable version would be best. Therefore, Mandolin backs would be the way to go. I suspect that opinions will be divided concerning this issue so, ultimately, it will be your de...
by I.M. Magician
May 16th, 2018, 6:48 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Theodore Deland
Replies: 94
Views: 10503

Re: Theodore Deland

I believe that Mandolin backs are the cards I was referring to in my previous post.
by I.M. Magician
May 16th, 2018, 12:49 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Theodore Deland
Replies: 94
Views: 10503

Re: Theodore Deland

I believe each book will come with two identical decks. There are certain gimmicks I cannot print because USPC won't let me print an altered Rider Back. You do have other options if you want to include a complete set of gimmicks, which would be nice since this publication is a once in a lifetime th...
by I.M. Magician
March 30th, 2018, 3:13 pm
Forum: Tenyo
Topic: Tenyo-like Magic Toys from 3D-Printer
Replies: 2
Views: 410

Re: Tenyo-like Magic Toys from 3D-Printer

The entire line from 3D Magic Works is terrific! Beautifully made props at an affordable price. You really can't go wrong with anything they offer. Great magic which looks great and are fun to handle and perform! I don't think comparing them to Tenyo is fair actually. They are in a class by themselv...
by I.M. Magician
March 3rd, 2018, 11:44 am
Forum: Platform & Stage Magic
Topic: Hmmmmm...
Replies: 44
Views: 2125

Re: Hmmmmm...

There is something to be said about doing something inappropriate to make a point but I am not going to say it.

Thank you very much!
by I.M. Magician
March 3rd, 2018, 11:41 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Books Scheduled for 2018?
Replies: 47
Views: 6277

Re: Books Scheduled for 2018?

The one book I know is coming out this year that I am waiting for with great anticipation and excitement is the Deland book. I expect this one to be the publication treat I will enjoy very much!

Bring it on RK...bring it on! :D
by I.M. Magician
March 1st, 2018, 11:09 pm
Forum: Platform & Stage Magic
Topic: Hmmmmm...
Replies: 44
Views: 2125

Re: Hmmmmm...

There is so much I want to say but I think OY! will do the trick.
by I.M. Magician
February 27th, 2018, 7:43 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Richard Himber - GENII issue?
Replies: 46
Views: 2221

Re: Richard Himber - GENII issue?

Please allow me to suggest that not only would there be a huge interest in seeing a Himber cover for Genii but...it may well be one of the most popular/successful issues of Genii in modern times! RK...you may want to seriously consider doing it. How can readers not enjoy a magazine full of Himber? J...
by I.M. Magician
January 11th, 2018, 1:28 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Recommend me a dove act!
Replies: 17
Views: 1241

Re: Recommend me a dove act!

Lee Grey
by I.M. Magician
December 22nd, 2017, 4:21 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: The Trick with the Strongest Reaction from Laymen
Replies: 93
Views: 6753

Re: The Trick with the Strongest Reaction from Laymen

For some, it would be a well executed Cups and Balls routine with one or more really strong climaxes.

For me, it has always been a Sponge Ball routine.
by I.M. Magician
December 22nd, 2017, 4:14 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: The Trick with the Strongest Reaction from Laymen
Replies: 93
Views: 6753

Re: The Trick with the Strongest Reaction from Laymen

Is there really just one trick that gets the biggest reaction? Wouldn't several fit that category and would it be relative to who the performer is?

I have to agree with RK that at least for me, sponge balls has always been a winner.
by I.M. Magician
December 20th, 2017, 4:07 pm
Forum: Kaufman & Company
Topic: DeLand
Replies: 58
Views: 22840

Re: DeLand

It appears that the December release date for the Deland book(s) will not occur as originally planned. Not a problem but I am very much looking forward to the Deland book(s) and am wondering if there is a new estimated release window for it. Not many new books excite me (Tenyoism certainly did) and ...
by I.M. Magician
December 15th, 2017, 1:39 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Ammar's Fab Fruit Available Again!
Replies: 31
Views: 2965

Re: Ammar's Fab Fruit Available Again!

Do you have any idea how long I have been looking for a slab of salmon on a keychain? :lol:
by I.M. Magician
November 15th, 2017, 12:44 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Scotch and Soda Repair
Replies: 1
Views: 638

Re: Scotch and Soda Repair

I would imagine that a very strong, very thin glue would do the trick. Maybe Crazy Glue but I am not an expert on these matters.

If he decides to try it, tell him not to overdo it! You don't want the glue to leak out of the sides of the coins!
by I.M. Magician
November 14th, 2017, 12:41 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Royal road to card magic
Replies: 82
Views: 10661

Re: Royal road to card magic

In this day and age, after watching Mark do his Svengali deck routine, I can't imagine why everyone standing there wouldn't toss him a ten spot for a magic deck of cards and instructions for 25 tricks.

That's quite a bargain in 2017!
by I.M. Magician
October 31st, 2017, 12:30 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Blaine on Megyn Kelly Today Show Today
Replies: 6
Views: 721

Re: Blaine on Megyn Kelly Today Show Today

Well, it depends on how you look at it.
by I.M. Magician
October 31st, 2017, 12:24 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Blaine on Megyn Kelly Today Show Today
Replies: 6
Views: 721

Re: Blaine on Megyn Kelly Today Show Today

I missed the beginning but I saw him do a card trick. He wanted to use a flame from a candle at the beginning of the effect but said it was too windy so he couldn't use the flame. A selected and signed card was revealed.

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