Friday, February 18, 2011

Holiday Reminder: Closed on President's Day

Just a quick reminder that we will NOT be processing or shipping any orders on Monday the 21st because of the President's Day holiday here in the United States.

Any orders placed between now and Monday will be processed on Tuesday the 22nd.

A good way to remember when MJM Magic will be closed is to look at the US Government's holiday schedule. Since we rely heavily on the US Postal Service to ship out all our packages every day, then if they are closed, we aren't able to ship out the majority of our daily orders. Therefore, we usually give everyone here a day off as well.

As always, rain or shine, holiday or not, our website is ALWAYS functional and open for taking your orders. We simply won't be here to process, email, and ship anything until the next business day when we arrive back to work!

If you have any further questions, just contact us through our website ( and we will be happy to answer them for you.

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

FREE ITEM PROMO: Easy Magic Tricks Booklet

This week's freebie happens to be the booklet, "Easy Magic Tricks Book - Over 50 Tricks."

In this 'Easy Magic Tricks' book you will learn over 50 tricks that you can perform using objects that can be found around the house. These tricks are easy to learn, fun to perform, and will simply amaze your friends and family!

It retails for $4.00 each, but we're giving them away for free!

Here's how you can qualify:

1. Place an order over $25.00


That's it! You must do both to qualify!!! Simply spend $25.00 in our store, and then ask for the item on the checkout screen of our website, and we will throw it into your order for FREE! That's almost a 20% value for free with all qualifying orders!

Here's the list of clarifications and exceptions:

1. This doesn't apply to any orders placed prior to 2/17/11 at 8:00am, nor can we extend this after we have given away all of our units. Sorry, no exceptions. Thank you for understanding.

2. The promotion only applies to SINGLE orders. You cannot place two separate orders of $15.00 and then get the $25.00 freebie.

3. The $25.00 spent cannot include shipping, tax, or discounts. An order of $20.00 with a $5.00 shipping charge doesn't qualify because you are only spending $20.00 in merchandise. Likewise, an order of $25.00 prior to using a 10% discount coupon will not apply because you are not spending the full $25.00 in our store.

4. If this item is added to your shopping cart automatically, but then you fail to meet any of the above rules, we will manually remove it from the final order if you don't spend the minimum $25.00 after shipping or discounts are factored in.

5. This item is not given away with Gift Certificate purchase orders. I.E. You can't just purchase a $25.00 Gift Certificate and expect to get the freebie. The gift certificate needs to be spent on merchandise in order to qualify.

6. Only one freebie per customer please.

7. You must ask for it on our Checkout Page by mentioning it in your Order Comments! It's not automatically included unless you ask for it.

8. Once all supplies are gone, the promotion will abruptly end.

As usual, if you have ANY other questions about this, please contact us by using THIS FORM:

Monday, February 14, 2011

Happy Valentine's Day!

Today is Valentine's Day......a day either loved or hated, depending on your romantic situation. I myself am happily married, but I find it increasingly hard to find anything to do on days like this. Normally, we go out to a nice dinner and just enjoy each others company, but I'm not really a flowers & chocolate kind of guy.

So this year, I did something simple and creative.......which to me is more important than just spending money on something.

I ended up making an Origami Heart out of paper, and writing a nice little love letter inside. I then squirted a little cologne into it (like we used to do in elementary school) and folded it back up! It costs nothing, but requires you to actually MAKE something and put a little effort into it.

If you want to make one too for that special someone, here's the same video I used to make mine:

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Steve Dacri passes away - RIP

By Mike Weatherford
Posted: Feb. 12, 2011 | 2:06 a.m.

Steve Dacri, a veteran magician whose "close-up" illusions could make foam balls appear in your clenched fist, died Friday after a long bout with colon cancer.

The Boston native moved to Las Vegas in 2003, after years of commuting from Los Angeles to work at Caesars Magical Empire, a bygone attraction that offered a rare stage for close-up magic on the Strip.

Dacri and his wife, Jan, worked for most of the decade to find a workable vehicle for a niche of magic that gave him 38 years in the trade. His close-up genre took root at Hollywood's Magic Castle nightclub and played best with audiences of 50 or less.

His was a sleight of hand utilizing small objects -- playing cards, handkerchiefs and the signature foam balls he called "Martians" -- rather than the large illusions that are the basis of most Las Vegas magic acts.

"When magic can happen in the audience member's hand ... that's the magic they remember," he noted in February of last year.

Dacri's post-Empire work in Las Vegas included shows at The Orleans, O'Shea's, the Imperial Palace and the Four Seasons at Mandalay Bay, where he offered a dinner show so exclusive it was $300 per ticket.

His last Las Vegas run was at the Las Vegas Hilton last year. The February opening was postponed by the discovery of a tumor and removal of a section of his colon. "I was sitting in the hospital going, 'Boy I'm so glad I have a show to look forward to,' " he recalled.

Ever the trouper, Dacri last summer submitted to a promotional stunt that involved a dunking in the Hilton's swimming pool to retrieve two playing cards.

Dacri also maintained the website and digital magazine

Tuesday, February 08, 2011

Mother of All Book Tests 2.0 - Coming Next Week!

We are EXCITED about this one!


Mother of all Book Tests 2.0 by Ted Karmilovich

The basic effect A spectator is invited to take a readable and examinable book, open it to any page, and is invited to think of any word on that page. The performer, without touching the book or approaching the spectator, reveals the word in the simplest, most startlingly direct manner ever! It truly has to be seen to be believed.

The ultimate any-word-on-any- page method. MOAB is so simple to perform, so direct, and powerful. This is the book test a select group of professionals are using to blow their audiences away.
  • Can be performed for an audience of one to one thousand.
  • Close up, walk-around, stage, radio and TV.
  • Anytime, anywhere
  • All pages different
  • Nothing written down
  • No stooges, instant or otherwise
  • No preparation
  • No counting
  • No gimmicks
  • No angles
  • No prompters
  • No peeks
  • No glimpses
  • No sleights
  • No anagrams
  • No forces
  • No short pages

What’s new?

Softcover version Less weight, easier to carry around. The text is 13-point size so the spectator can see it even in low lighting. Spacing (leading) of the lines is greater to provide more white space, making it easier for spectator to read.

New list of words

A different list of words than Mother of all Book Tests 1.0. All of which you can describe and/or duplicate. If you own version 1.0, you can now use 1.0 and 2.0, hand them both out.

Adrian Bint Ploy

Adrian Bint’s ‘no-pump’ handling of the first letter.

Venue object revelation

Most of your performances take place in one of the following venues:
Auditorium, banquet hall, country club, home, niteclub, outdoors, restaurant, walk-around. We have compiled a list of 225 common and uncommon objects that can be found in these venues.

When you arrive at the location, you select the object you want to dramatically locate during your show. A spectator “freely” selects a word (the object) from the book and concentrates. Incredibly, you are able to lead them to it in a dramatic fashion!

Reverse book test

In this mindblowing routine – created by Bob Baker – the spectator becomes the mindreader. You open the book to a page, put your finger on a word, and tell the spectator you will attempt to mentally project that word to them. They call out a word. You then show them the word that you are pointing at. They match!

Name game

In this effect, the spectator picks a word. You walk out into the audience, searching around. Stopping at a woman, you then ask the spectator to call out what he is thinking. The word he is thinking of happens to be a person’s name, lets say ‘Mary.’ You ask the person you stopped at what her name is. It’s Mary!


The spectator focuses on a sentence that describes a series of actions. They hold onto your wrist as you walk into the audience and physically re-enact these thought-of steps!

Do you perform traditional magic? Book tests are mostly associated with mentalism. If you don’t perform mentalism, then you probably don’t use book tests. MOAB 2.0 re-writes the rules.

We’ve redefined the book test by including effects that can be used by magicians. MOAB 2.0 makes possible new and inventive presentations for those who perform effects such as:
  • PK Touches
  • Card to Wallet
  • Ring Flite
  • Any Card, Any Number
  • Jackpot Coins
  • Stigmata
  • Ashes on Arm
  • Equivoque
  • Watch steal
... and over two dozen more magic effects involving cards, coins, cell phones, business cards, and everyday items.

Included is Ted Karmilovich’s Killer Invisible Deck routine! A totally unique take on the standard effect using MOAB 2.0.

Non-traditional magic
Other effects in the book can be used for mentalism, bizarre magick, seances, mind control, and hypnosis.

Routines and tips
New routines, tips and performing techiniques are covered, enabling you to deliver maximum impact to your audiences.


It’s no longer ‘just a book test’
Welcome to the dawn of a new era. Questions

Q. I have the original hardcover MOAB (1.0). What’s the benefit of owning both?

A. You now have two different sets of long words. This means you can involve twice as many people, and read twice as many minds.

Q. Will the original hardcover MOAB (1.0) still be available?

A. Yes. It’s priced at $350.00

Q. MOAB 2.0 offers an astonishing array of unique presentations and dozens of mindblowing effects and routines that will take one’s performance to a spectacular new level. This is obviously a tool to create miracles. With all of the ground-breaking advancements made possible by MOAB 2.0, will the price be much higher than the original?

A. Nope. Only $395.00

In 1995, the Mother of all Book Tests was released. Here’s what customers said about it:

“The Mother of all Book Tests is far and away the best. No fishing, no fumbling, no devious paths to the revelation. It’s the greatest!”Lawrence Miller, Peekskill, NY

“The finest any-word-on-any-page item of this type I have ever seen.”Donald Wallace, Magic Books by Post, England

“I hate to memorize. This is so simple to perform...” Rich Rau, Washington, IL

“Most book tests are not mentalism, but mental magic. Here is the exception. MOAB is as close as you can get to what a real mindreader would do. It is without question the best and most direct book test I’ve ever seen!”Charles Reynolds, New York, NY

“Fantastic! I did it last night and it was a storming success!”Marc Paul, London, England

“The strongest book test ever.” Steven Rivkin, Arlington, VA

“The simplest and most direct book test EVER. I have used it in every situation imaginable. The first time I performed this effect I heard gasps. This is great. Thank you for creating this and making me feel like a “real” mindreader. Don’t sell any more!”Chris Caldwell, Scottsdale, AZ

“After over twenty years on the college circuit, my ESP/Hypnosis show is now hypnosis and one ESP effect – the Mother of all Book Tests.”Ken Weber, Author of ‘Maximum Entertainment’, past President of Psychic Entertainers Association

“The spectators freedom of choice and the hands-off feature both give the appearance of genuine mindreading. I have demonstrated this to a few people who now fear me!”Mark Greenburg, New York, NY

“I find it is one of the most baffling demonstrations and one of the most talked about after the shows.”Lon Mandrake, Canada

“What a piece of garbage! A total ripoff. It didn’t fool anyone. Don’t waste your money.” (Now hopefully no one will buy it so I can keep it all for myself. I don’t need my competition getting ahold of this gem!) Travis Nelson, Duluth, MN

“It’s all that you say, and more. Too bad it doesn’t sell for more money.”Stan Kramien, Portland, OR

“There is no doubt that the Mother of all Book Tests is exactly that... the greatest. You can bet it will be a feature in ALL my performances!" Dick Christian, Fairfax, VA

“I had never performed a book test before, because they all were puzzles or magic tricks. I bought your MOAB because that’s what the real McCoy would look like. Your MOAB is as close to the real thing as possible. ”Diego Domingo, Hollywood, CA

“A great effect that’s almost too straightforward. Now that I’ve got my copy, you can raise the price.”Robert E. Cassidy, Seattle, WA

“It was the single item that led to another booking. Because it’s so strong and so easy to execute, I’m free to concentrate on the most important part: my performance.”David Fletcher, City Island, NY

“I’ve used it for a few months now and it never fails to shock the audience. I’ve had some priceless reactions when I reveal the word.”Ken Grady, Coventry, RI

“I have blown people away with it.”David Burmeister, Davenport, IA

“Unbelievable! Everyone I’ve performed this for is ready to either burn me at the stake or set up housekeeping with me in Guyana. There simply isn’t any book test on the market today which comes close to MOAB.” Loren Tindall, Colchester, VT

“Greatest !#*&!@% booktest of all !#*&!@% time.”Dennis Marks, Hollywood, CA

“One of the most profound yet incredibly simple effects I’ve ever performed as a professional magician. Try it... you will love it.”Elliott K. Smith, Mystical Magic

“Many will agree with the slew of endorsers who say this is the best book test on the market and it’s worth any price. My prediction: sold out by the time you read this review.” Genii Magazine

Get ready to take your performance to spectacular new heights...


Wednesday, February 02, 2011

Holy Cow! The PERFECT NAIL Bend! - Coming Soon!

Normally I don't like to hype a bunch of preorder items, but I have personally seen this one and it's going to be HUGE!

Imagine this. You take a regular metal nail. You hand it to the spectator to examine. They can FEEL that it's real. Now check this out.....NO SWITCHING! The nail begins to bend in the SPECTATOR'S HAND by your mental powers!

Well, not really by your mental powers, but the spectator will THINK that's the reason!

You can even do a follow up routine where the nail straightens back in their hand! WHOAA!

Never before have we seen a nail bending routing that:

a) didn't require a switch of some kind with a prebent nail, or
b) one that didn't require you to conceal some bending device, or
c) one that actually bends the nail in the spectators hand!

Like I said, I had a meeting with the supplier about this one, and they personally showed it to me! I'm really excited to carry it here at MJM Magic, and we ordered a bunch of them! If you preorder it with us using the link below, you WILL be guaranteed to get it the day they come out!


If we presell all of our reserved batch, the link will be dead, so if you still see the link being active, click on it and preorder because that means they're still some left!


We don't know the exact release date yet, but hopefully it won't be too far off. Either way, we will be first to get it and we look forward to shipping this one out!