Monday, November 23, 2009

Thanksgiving Holiday Hours

Hi everyone! I just wanted to remind you that even though our website is ALWAYS open to take your orders, we will not be able to SHIP anything out on Thursday or Friday due to the Thanksgiving holiday here in the USA.

All orders that would normall SHIP on those days will go out on the next business day (Monday the 30th). But again, if you want to make a purchase with us, please do so! Our website is fully secure and automated, so all orders will be queued in the order they were received and they will be processed as soon as the holiday is over!

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us through our website. Responses to emails after Thursday (during the holiday weekend) will be limited, but we will do our best to take breaks in between turkey dinners & family to answer as many as we can!!

Keep smiling,
- Jeff Mash, Owner
MJM Magic

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Smoke and Mirror Cards - LUXURY Edition

Holy crap, every smoke alarm just went off in our store. I was about to call the Fire Department when I found out what happened: our first shipment of Smoke and Mirror Cards just arrived from Theory 11, and they are HOT!

Ever since the worldwide release of these a few weeks ago, all of our customers have been emailing us about these. "When is MJM going to get them in? Will there be enough left?"

Well, I am happy to say that we now have them in stock, and we ordered a TON of them. That's the good news!

The bad news is like all of our new releases, they go FAST! Especially with our cards, because a lot of customers will purchase three or more (one to keep unopened, and a couple to play with).

These outstanding cards come in two collector colors: black and white. (I know, technically black and white are NOT "colors," but you know what I mean!)

Pick up a few of each today, and remember, we offer FREE SHIPPING within the USA and Canada for orders over $15.00! Cheap affordable international shipping for everyone else:

New Killer Downloads

Ok, it's been a while since we've added to our downloadable products, but this week we're proud to bring you FOUR new ones for you to choose from. TWO are from the legendary Paul Harris, and TWO new effects are from Martin Adams. And best of all, there is nothing to ship. As soon as we process your order, you will have instant access to download and begin learning these the same day!

Bizarre Vanish by Paul Harris:

The spectator sees their signed card get sandwhiched between two indifferent cards. They can even HOLD ONTO the card. It's clearly sandwiched perpendicular to the other cards. And yet, when the magician pulls the cards apart, the card vanished right out from underneath the spectator's grip!

Whack Pack by Paul Harris:

A nice twist on a staple of card magic! The spectator is shown a series of cards. They have a FREE choice to merely THINK of any of the cards. The magician then begins to deal them, one by one, onto the table, with the proposition that he (the magician) will be able to whack the card before the spectator can.

Once the card is dealt, the spectator always gets there first, seemingly winning the bet. But alas, the magician proves that he truly was faster than the eye could see, and displays the card safely in his hand!

What makes this effect so great is the fact that it's interactive, and the spectator has the magic happen literally right in their hands!

Travel - Mindreading by Martin Adams:

This is my personal favorite.

You introduce a card which is covered in standard recognizable places from the world.

Places like the Eiffel Tower, Niagara Falls, Stonehenge, and many others.

You just ask the spectator to do an imaginary trip to any of the nine famous sites. You ask them to imagine themselves to be there. You then slowly reveal their thought of place. Now you probably ask from yourself: What's new??? The good news is: NO MEMORY WORK AT ALL.* This is an effect that you are going to use and carry with you all the time!

This detailed ebook teaches you everything you need to know, to start performing this amazing mind magic trick right away. Includes colour design 'travel card' images to print out and use as much as you like!

Nexus by Martin Adams:

This is a multi-faceted download, giving you access to FIVE effects by Martin Adams. This is a collection of personal staple pieces that Martin has performed in his act Click the link above to see details on each effect.

Friday, November 13, 2009

Friday Recap: Hand Out 500

Is it really Friday? Wow, what a week we had! As you may know, the worldwide release of "Hand Out 500 by Steve Haynes" was released on Monday, and it's been literally flying off the shelves. Seriously. I actually saw one of them sprout wings and try to fly out the window before I wrestled it back to the ground!

I cannot say enough good things about this DVD. It's very well explained, and the effect is probably one of the best I've ever seen. It packs small, you carry it with you no matter where you're at, and there is an instant connection between you and the people you're performing for (because everyone understands money and the importance of it).

To me, one of the marks of a great effect is one that you can watch over and over, and even when you KNOW THE SECRET, you are still blown away by how visual and convincing it is. This is one of those tricks. I know how it works. I know all the moves. And yet, it still fools me when I watch it because it's THAT GOOD!

Most importantly though, when purchasing this effect, you're supporting not only us (thank you, thank you, thank you), but you're supporting a GREAT guy in Steve Haynes. I think this is an overlooked point that many don't consider. There are some real egotistical pumpkinheads out there who put out effects and think that they're one step away from sainthood. You don't realize that supporting certain creators (or companies) is directly feeding into that pompous attitude that they have.

Well, I am happy to say that Steve is not like that. He's a genuine nice guy. I sent him a text message this week, out of the blue, just thanking him for his contribution to the magic community, and within mere seconds, he called me back personally. We spoke for about 5 minutes while I was on the road, and to me, that meant a lot. He was very appreciative and sincere, and these are the kinds of people we put our efforts into supporting at MJM.

So once again, thank you Steve for the wonderful effect. And to those who haven't gotten it yet, we purchased a TON of these and they are going fast.........Ooops, there went another one!

Watch the demo video and pick it up right here:

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Holiday Hours: Veteran's Day

Is it Friday yet? We have been so busy with the worldwide release of Hand Out 500 that time seems to be slowing down!

Anyway, I just wanted to remind everyone that here in the USA, there is a national holiday tomorrow (Veteran's Day). Even though we will be open and working tomorrow here at MJM Magic, the US Postal Service will be closed and not doing any pickups or deliveries. Therefore, any order that would normally be scheduled to ship tomorrow will go out first thing on Wednesday.

If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact us!

Sunday, November 08, 2009

NOW AVAILABLE - Hand Out 500 by Steve Haynes

This is the hottest preorder effect we have sold in months, and it's finally here! That's the GOOD NEWS. The bad news is that out of all the stock that we purchased, 70% of it is already reserved for those of you who preordered it with us. That only leaves a small percentage left over for anybody that missed out on our preorder list.

Almost all stores are sold out of this and don't have it, but we still have some left! Don't miss this opportunity to grab one of the most visual pieces of MAGIC to hit the market.

There are many other effects like this one on the market, but only Steve Haynes' version removes all the bad angles, and doesn't require you to permanently gaff hundreds of dollars in bills to make this work! Once our inventory sells, there is no word when more will arrive (since 300 of them came and went LIKE THAT), so get yours today while we still got them.

Tuesday, November 03, 2009

Personal: Halloween Recap

Ok, I know, I am late with this, but I wanted to see how everyone's Halloween was? For me, being a dad of two kids, it's all about making the experience as magical and fun for them as possible.

Here is a quick shot of me walking with my youngest daughter, Katelyn.
As you can see, there were a TON of kids in the neighborhood. Some of them were way too old to be trick or treating, if you ask me. Don't get me wrong, I am all for holding onto your youth.....but when you're old enough to grow a BEARD, then you should probably stop going door to door for candy, and stick to the adult halloween parties!
I think the weirdest thing we saw was when someone opened up the door and was VIDEO TAPING all the kids walk up to get candy. Both my wife and myself looked at each other, thinking the same thing: "Who on earth video tapes random kids? What is the purpose of THAT video for future reference?" I can understand video taping your own kids as they walk, but everyone else's?

Other than that, it was a great Halloween for the record books, and I got to raid through TWO bags of candy to pick out all my favorites: Reese's Peanut Butter Cups and a box of Nerds!

Monday, November 02, 2009

How To Hold Your Breath Like David Blaine?

Many of you will remember in the not-so-distant past when David Blaine held his breath on live TV for over 17 minutes, setting the new Guiness Book Record.

Well, recently at the TEDMED conference, he taught how he was able to accomplish this feat....and after only a few minutes of training, many people in the audience were able to increase their breath-holding stamina to over three minutes!

Read more about this from Tim Ferris over at his Blog: