Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Product Highlight: Blindspot (Gimmick and DVD) by Bob Swadling and JB Magic - DVD

Blindspot could be the best Coin in Bottle effect in 10 years. It is so good you will want to retire your other coin in bottle effects. You must watch the demo video abovr to see the clip and understand just how astounding it is.

Borrow a clear glass bottle from a spectator; it is fully examined by the spectator. They can even examine it while the coin is in there; you can even toss the bottle around with confidence. It is brilliantly done, simple to do, and almost effortless to demonstrate. We challenge you: Purchase this item and YOU WILL FOOL YOURSELF with this one.

Side Note: I had Mark Mason perform this on me personally.....I held the bottle in my hands, completely inspected it by looking inside the bottle, and I could not find any coins hidden in there. The bottle can even be tossed around and it's completely safe. This is probably the most under-the-radar Coin In Bottle effects I have ever seen. It should be selling out more than any other C.I.B. effect, and yet, not too many people know about it. You don't even need a PK Ring to perform this one, folks, and you can use almost ANY bottle!

Product Description:


JB Magic are proud to be working in conjunction with Bob Swadling, one of the worlds leading creators of magic effects. Bob has created a revolutionary gimmick for performing the classic coin in bottle effect, we call it BLINDSPOT. Every now and them something EXTRA SPECIAL arrives on the magic scene, this we know you will agree, is one of those times. Imagine holding a totally CLEAR BOTTLE, letting a spectator examine both the bottle and the cap, inside and out. Under these impossible circumstances you can still perform the coin in bottle effect.

Blindspot is an incredible, brand new gimmick that will allow you to perform the coin in bottle on a whole new level.

- NO gimmicked bottles
- NO gimmicked bottle caps
- ANY totally see through bottle
- NO covering the bottle of any kind.
- BOTTLE & CAP can be fully examined.

You have to see this, to believe it.

  • 2 routines and handlings are fully taught
  • Step by step DVD instruction
  • Resets in 5 seconds
  • Perfect for strolling, restaurants, stand up.

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Saturday, June 27, 2009

Metamorphosis Tidbit

Hope you all are having a great weekend. This is just a little tidbit I wanted to add about JB Magic's new coin effect, Metamorphosis.

First off, these are in stock and ready to ship, so you don't have to worry about waiting like you would at some other places.

More importantly though, I wanted to stress some things that people may not have considered about this effect.

Please don't let the simplicity of the demo video misguide you. This is probably one of the most visual, power effects to come out from JB Magic, and it involves next to no sleight of hand.

We are not kidding when we say that a coin, resting ON TOP of your spectators hand, which they have fully examined and verified to be a silver half dollar, magically changes into a Chinese Coin which they have also examined.....and it never leaves the contact of their skin! They feel it resting on their hand the entire time and yet, it still changes!

It really is a miracle to see, and easy to perform. Plus, everything is fully examinable before and after the effect! Trust us on this one: get it. You will NOT be disappointed.

Personally, I am not a "coin magic" guy since I prefer cards, but even I purchased this and began working on it because it's truly that easy to and as powerful to witness as they come.

Get it right now from here: http://www.mjmmagic.com/store/metamorphosis-with-gimmicks-by-wayne-dobson-and-mark-mason-p-9862.html

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

I Finally Hung Out with Mark Mason (from JB Magic)

This week, I had the PLEASURE of sitting down one on one with Mark Mason, the creative genius behind JB Magic.

Now, we have been carrying and selling JB Magic effects for years now, and they have always been great sellers. However, I truly believe some of these have gone under the radar and people don't understand just how AMAZING these really are.

In fact, I was so impressed after hanging out with Mark for a couple of hours that I made a vow to myself: I am going to HIGHLIGHT certain JB Magic effects in this blog. It's going to be great, and it's going to help you guys out in many ways:

1. All the tricks I highlight are going to be EASY to perform. Whether you're an amateur hobbyist or a professional performer, the effects I am going to spotlight are going to be extremely easy to pick up....some even self working!

2. All the tricks will be very hard hitting. Folks, let me tell you.....being the head of one of the largest online magic stores has its advantages....I get my hands on a lot of effects, and even after Mark Mason SHOWED ME THE METHODS, I was still fooled and blown away when I saw him perform them. I want YOU to have that same "wow" moment. I honestly believe that when you see how ingenious some of these effects are, you will want to purchase them and USE them.

Lastly, I must state that I am not a professional magician, but my plan is to dust off my webcam and show you a live performance of these tricks, showing once and for all that if I can do it, ANYONE can do it!

My time is very limited, but I am going to try and pick one JB Magic trick a week and highlight it for you, so that you can see some of the things about it which you might not have ever realized before.

So stay tuned! In the meantime, check out all the JB Magic line and their amazing video demonstrations right here: J.B. MAGIC at MJM Magic

Friday, June 19, 2009

IN STOCK: Metamorphosis (With Gimmicks) by Wayne Dobson and Mark Mason


Metamorphosis (With Gimmicks) by Wayne Dobson and Mark Mason

This preorder item is arriving in our store soon NOW HERE and people have been talking about it all over the magic community!

A super clean, super visual coin transposition that can be examined! The change happens so fast and so OPENLY that your spectators will either fall over laughing, or they will faint in disbelief!.

The east meets the west

From J B Magic comes a super clean super visual 2 coin transposition. 2 coins, 1 chinese and 1 half dollar are examined by the spectator. The chinese coin is placed inside the spectators closed hands and the half dollar onto the back of their hand. In the blink of an eye the 2 coins change places. Without any switches etc the 2 coins can instantly once again be examined.

Comes complete with all coins, a prcecision made gaff. A step by step instructional dvd teaches you everything you need to know and extra bonus handlings.

Easy to do, perfect for strolling, instant reset, learn in 10 mins.


Thursday, June 18, 2009

Thursday, June 11, 2009

CAPtivated and M.C. Hammer - Huh?

So it seems that the latest "HOT" selling effect is CAPtivated by Alex Lourido. We had our initial batch some in and then sell out in a matter of hours! So we then went to get more but the supplier ran out just as fast!

So we did some hunting, paid a few bribes here and there, and we were able to secure a few dozen more for you guys! Now, many of those are already spoken for because we're allowing you to preorder it, but we do have some left.

We expect these to arrive next week since they are already in transit to our store.

This is an effect you can literally carry with you wherever you go, like an instant miracle in your pocket!

Just check out this You Tube video to see what you can do with it:

M.C. Hammer is Back - Tune in!

This is a little off topic, but I like to support friends and family whenever I can. I have been friends with MC Hammer's family for over 12 years now. What many people don't know about Hammer is that he is a great dad and family man........and his new A&E television show is set to premiere this week (June 14th) which brings you into his life and home.

They live right here in Tracy, hometown to MJM Magic, so in a way it's putting our city on the map as well! I want to wish him the best of luck as he's super busy making appearances and promoting the show all across the country right now.

I'm also sharing this photo of us together, taken at the funeral of my grandfather a few years ago. Hammer used to call my grandfather "Pops," and it meant a lot to my family to see him pay his last respects to Gramps who always had a story to tell.

Friday, June 05, 2009

5 for 5 Deal - Buy 5 Crimson Decks, Get Pad for only $5.00!

LIMITED OFFER - Only available for the first 25 people!

It's our FIVE for FIVE deal. Purchase five of our best selling Crimson Decks and get a Professional Close Up Pad for only $5.00!

Not only that, but we are taking a dollar off the retail price for each Crimson Deck! Not only are you getting the best selling deck of cards at the lower price, but with this 22.5" x 15.5" (57cm x 40cm) close up pad, you will have a professional surface to perform all your magic on!

Normally, purchasing five Crimson Decks and this same close up pad separately would cost $59.75......so don't miss this chance to get it all for only $34.75!

Remember, most people are purchasing five and ten of these decks by themselves....why not spend an extra $5.00 and get a professional close up pad to ship with it?!

Click here to order!

Close Up Pad Info:

Neoprene backing with a beautiful gaming table surface makes these close-up pads the best in the industry. Measuring 22.5" x 15.5" (57cm x 40cm) they are the perfect size and cushion for all card tricks, shell games, and much more! Available in Hunter Green only.

Crimson Deck Info:

This regular deck of playing cards has been custom designed by Dan Sperry, and believe us when we say that they look AWESOME!

There is something mesmerizing about the dark red and black pattern of the deck which immediately draws your eyes to it. For anyone who knows Dan Sperry and his magic act, it’s very cutting edge and different than most run-of-the-mill performers. That same style and flare has been put into the Crimson Deck, right down to the embedded razor blades in the cards design.

Over one year in the making, you will immediately see the quality and effort put into making the Crimson Deck. Every detail has been painstakingly thought out, and we spared no expense in the production of this deck.

* Professionally Printed by the US Playing Card Company
* Signature Air Cushion Finish for great handling and flourishes
* Custom backs, two custom Joker cards, and an Amazing Custom Ace of Spades card!
* Includes one free preview of the upcoming Silly Rabbit deck by Dan Sperry

Bottom line: these feel great in your hands and they look even better. Whether you're performing fancy flourishes or simply doing your favorite card effect, the Crimson Deck is simply a must have for anyone!


Dan Sperry is a working professional Las Vegas magician and graphic artist. Back in November of 2008, Jeff Mash (owner of MJM Magic) had the opportunity to spend some time with Dan Sperry. It was then that he saw the Crimson Deck in design, and he was immediately blown away. On the spot, he offered to produce them with Dan and the rest is history!

After finalizing things with the US Playing Card Company and waiting for the process to finish, the cards were printed up in April 2009 and delivered for sale by May 1st.


We have only produced a few thousand of these decks, so you don't want to miss the chance to get one of these first edition Crimson Decks. There are no current plans to print anymore after this, so whether you're a card collector or you simply want a new look to your cards, you will want to pick some of these up.

Make no mistake about it: the Crimson Deck is going FAST! There has been a shortage of good, custom designed decks in the market lately, and the Crimson Deck is like a breath of fresh air, ushering in a new generation of artistic card designs by someone who's a working professional and immersed in the industry we all know and love: MAGIC!

Thursday, June 04, 2009

My Trip to Vegas: November 2008

Near the end of 2008, I had the opportunity to go to Las Vegas and hang out with some of the great names in magic. I thought it would be nice to share this experience with you, both as a way of bringing you into the experience AND to share a little personal information with you guys!

First off, I am scared to death of flying. No, really. I'm that guy you see with both hands gripping the seat handles, shaking profusely, and freaking out with every bump or sound that comes from the airplane.

Fortunately, Southwest Airlines was able to let me board first and get a seat near the front.....which I guess is supposed to make me feel better, but in reality, I'm thinking, "Great....if we nose dive, I'll be one of the first to die right after the pilot!"

But I digress.......


I actually make it to Vegas just fine.....and shortly after touching down, I head to Monte Carlo to visit Lance Burton. His show was awesome and I got to experience with a bunch of other magic buddies:

First, I took a photo with Lance by myself.

Then a group shot:

In this photo above, that's me on the left, followed by Lance, Andy Amyx, Dan Sperry, and David Leon.

You can see Lance performing in the video I posted yesterday (McBride on Cardini).

Andy Amyx is one of the world's most popular dove performers (and a respected stage performer in his own right). Not to mention, he's one of my best buddies. Check out his products right here: Andy Amyx Magic

Dan Sperry (who lives in Vegas and performs all over the country) has a few effects out: most notably is the Crimson Deck which we helped produce and it's our most popular item in the store right now: Crimson Deck by Dan Sperry

David Leon of course has come out with a few effects, like the Grillz and the best selling Intuition which continues to move off the shelves!


After the show, we went to hang out with Jeff McBride and his Magic Wunderground show:

Here I am posing with the man himself. It was an honor to hang out with him, and the following day, he had me over to his house to do a photo shoot with Andy Amyx.

Andy is an accomplished photographer in addition to a performing magician, so guys....if you need some head shots or some commercial photo work, let me know and I can get you two in touch.

Jeff McBride was great to hang out with. A true legend in the industry, and being able to sit in his house and watch him perform a couple of tricks privately was amazing. I even used his bathroom which was a personal boyhood dream of mine. :)

And yes, he stocks his bathroom with soft, 2-ply toilet paper.

Also at the show was Bizzaro, who was really as crazy in person as he is on stage! Just look at his expression....the last time I was able to get my eyes that wide was when my wife told me she was pregnant!

Anyway, you will want to check out some of Bizzaro's products RIGHT HERE.

Also watch him perform in this You Tube promo clip:

When I was watching the show, I noticed a familiar face near the front of the stage: Losander! Of course, I had to get a picture with him as well.

We were always excited to carry his famous Excalibur Floating Table, but he also has a wide variety of items on the market which are worth checking out.

Losander Products at MJM Magic


The next day was just as exciting. After crashing at Dan Sperry's house. we first ran over to the Luxor to drop off an effect for Criss Angel. If memory serves, we were giving him The Gecko to check out and possibly perform in one of the upcoming Mindfreak episodes.

While Criss was busy in a meeting for his Believe show, we got a quick photo-op with Doug Malloy, one of Criss's long time collaborators:

That's right.....I'm representing with the "World's Greatest Daddy" t-shirt!

Later that day, we ended up hanging out with Keith Barry and Andrew Gerard over at Planet Hollywood.

Here's Andrew and I, looking all G.Q. for the ladies. And by ladies, well, I mean all the other men that were hanging around backstage after the Keith Barry show:

And of course, the great Keith Barry who has entertained celebrities and big wigs across the entire world:

I know, he's pointing at my nipple.....but I can assure you that my "other hand" is on his back and not grabbing his ass.

And that's about it for the Vegas trip. Overall, it was fun........and I had the opportunity to meet and spend time with some of the best magicians and friends a guy could hope for.

Wednesday, June 03, 2009

Jeff McBride on Cardini - Sleight of Hand Master

Here's a nice, entertaining clip that I picked up from my boys over at iTricks. It's a clip talking about Cardini (if you've never heard of him, you really should check this out).

Narrated by Jeff McBride, it really stirred me up and now I want to start practicing card manipulations again! There is even a nice clip of Lance Burton in there, showing why he's one of the great Vegas performers of our time:

By the way, we have a GREAT DVD series with Jeff McBride which teaches you how to do these exact same card manipulations. It's called the Art of Card Manipulation, and it's three part series. Pick up the first one if you want to start, or get the entire set at once for a cheaper price!

Volume 1:

Volume 2:

Volume 3:

Entire Set and Save:

Tuesday, June 02, 2009

Genii Magazine - June 2009

Happy Tuesday everyone. I just wanted to announce that we've got the latest issue of Genii Magazine in stock for June. We've actually had it for over a week now since we get the issues early in our store, so be sure to pick one up.

Get it here!

This month's issue features Wayne Houchin, who is always busy with creating and performing magic with some of the top names in the industry.

42 WAYNE HOUCHIN Interview by Richard Kaufman
61 A Wayne Houchin Magicana by David Regal
61 Jury Duty
63 Match Bite
64 Twisting the Aces
67 Expectation
68 Toothpick Swallowing
70 WH Ring String
17 Ricky Jay: A Rogue's Gallery by Adam Brooks
76 The Return Of The Brick And Mortar Shop By Jim Steinmeyer

10 Genii Speaks by Richard Kaufman
11 Now Performing in New York and Boston
12 On the Slant by Jon Racherbaumer
13 Now Performing at The Magic Castle and in Las Vegas
14 Cryptic Crossword, No. 6 by Josh Mandel
15 Max Maven's Monthly Inquisition
18 Osborne Illusions:
Andrew Mayne's Tip Trunk Shadow Box by Paul Osborne
22 Real Magic: Henry Slade and the Fourth Dimension by Peter Lamont
30 LodeStones: In the Gaps, Magicians Reside by Tom Stone

Light From the Lamp
84 Books Reviewed by David Britland
86 A Tribute to Robert Harbin - Two Lectures by Jim Steinmeyer
by Jim Steinmeyer
86 101108 by Marc Spelmann
87 Quintet by Jack Kent Tillar
88 Limited by Daniel Garcia
89 Videos Reviewed by Joe M. Turner
89 Tales from the Streets (2-DVD set) by Kozmo
90 ArmSTRONG Card Magic (Volumes 1-3) by Jon Armstrong
90 Corporate Close-Up 2 (Volumes 1-2) by Harry Robson, et al.
91 Surefire by Mark Southworth
92 International Magic Lecture by Anthony Owen
92 Blank! By Craig Petty
92 The Science of Shuffling and Stacking by Richard Turner
93 Tricks Reviewed by David Oliver
93 The Crossroads by Tony Chris
93 Foresight by Devin Knight
94 Happy Birthday Waistcoat by Lee Alex
94 Tagged by Richard Sanders
95 SLR - Souvenir Linking Rubberbands by Paul Harris
95 Noted by Richard James
96 Thoughts Across by David Solomon
98 Subscription Information/Advertisers Index

Pick up your copy here: Genii Magazine at MJM!

Monday, June 01, 2009

Preorder Updates

Hope you all had an excellent weekend! Brandi and I actually went to see Dane Cook who was performing in San Jose last night. What a blast that was. I will upload some pics in a future update.

I just wanted to let you know about some PREORDERS that are now available or coming soon.

BLACKOUT by Brian Platt - Now Available!

Back on May 19th, we told you about this effect. Click HERE to read more about it and see a demo video.

Anyway, they are now in stock, available and selling fast. It allows you to do some miraculous disappearances with objects right in front of the spectators eyes!

Available in both US HALF DOLLAR and US QUARTER versions.

Product: Blackout! by Brian Platt

INFINITY V2 thread
- Now Available!

Loops is one of the best selling invisible threads we have in our store. However, the Infinity V2 is our closest competitor right now. It's cheaper in price (when you consider how much thread you get) and it comes in a sweet little carry case. Reminds me of dental floss, only with invisible thread!

We are almost sold out of our first batch but more will be coming if we do. You can check it out right here:

Product: Infinity V2 Thread

IDENTITY by Richard Sanders - Coming Soon!

This hot new effect by one of the industry's most successful creators is scheduled to arrive in our store around the middle of June. I heard the date "June 10th" floating around out there, but I won't know for sure until I actually have them in my hands!

The demo video is really cool as well, so check it out and read more about the effect here:

Product: Identity by Richard Sanders