Friday, August 31, 2012

Holiday Hours: Labor Day

We just wanted to remind everyone that due to the Labor Day holiday, we will be closed on Monday September 3rd.  Both the USPS and UPS are not running those days, so nothing can be processed or shipped on that day.

As always, our website will still be open 24/7, so you can still freely shop and place your orders during this time.  All orders placed between now and Labor Day will be processed the next business day, on Tuesday the 4th.

We hope you all have a great weekend, and we look forward to processing all your orders after the holiday!

- Jeff Mash
MJM Magic, Inc.

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Weekly Trick Featured: Horse of a Different Color by Dave Johnson!

ried. I have no idea how it's done." -Kozmo, Founder of Reel Magic Magazine "

"I don't even like card tricks but I like this one." -Gary Darwin

The trick we're highlighting this week is a stunning, visual card effect by Dave Johnson called, "Horse of a Different Color."  If you just had a flashback of Wizard of Oz, then you're not alone!  If you have no idea about the Wizard of Oz reference, then I'm getting too old!

Here's the effect: You show a red deck of cards, and the spectator selects a card and sets it aside on the table.  You then mix the cards face up and face down (triumph routine), showing that they are thoroughly mixed up.  You clearly see a mixture of red face down cards, and face up cards.

Now for two climaxes!  First, the card that the spectator freely chosen is the only BLUE BACK card in the red back deck!  Whoa!  The odds of them picking the only blue card is like, one in a MILLION!  Okay okay, it's more like one in 52, but it's going to FEEL like one in a million to them!

Second, once the blue card is returned to the red mixed up deck, not only do all the cards organize back to the same direction, but the entire deck completely changes color to match the selected card!

Click here to watch the demo!

What I like about this effect is that there are multiple climaxes, and that it even fools magicians!  This blends elements of three powerful effects in magic: the Brainwave, the Triumph, and the Color Changing Deck, all in one!

The clever method is explained in the instruction booklet, but for everyone that purchases this, you also get access to ONLINE INSTRUCTIONAL VIDEOS which go into detail on how to perform everything.  Some of the online videos you will get access to are: Full Setup and Handling, Reset, Real Work on Double/Triple Lifts, and more!

Best part is that the price is only $20.00 and it comes with the gimmick, instructional booklet,  and the online video tutorials to assist you.  All you have to provide is a regular bicycle deck that you already own.

"Very fooled. Whenever I thought I had the method, you pulled out the rug from under me." -Justin Flom, Creator of Card Artistry"That was fresh. Do yourself a favor and pick one up." -Calen Morelli, Creator of Dresscode

Pick it up here:


Ok - So it's not exactly a magic trick, but this is pretty darn impressive!  Take a look at this snake......Oh wait, it's a CAKE!  How unbelievable is that!

(Can't see the pic?  Then head to our blog to see it there: click here)

Monday, August 27, 2012

Just for Fun: Snake Snack!

Ok - So it's not exactly a magic trick, but this is pretty darn impressive!  Take a look at this snake......oh wait, it's a CAKE!  How unbelievable is that!

Monday, August 20, 2012

An EASY Card Effect to Scream Over!

Terror Surprise by Steve Hollifield - at MJM Magic

It's been a while since I've showed my face on our YouTube channel, but I've decided to start doing it again!  This week, I am reviewing a new effect by Steve Hollifield called TERROR SURPRISE!

Click here to watch my demo and video review:

What I like about this effect is that it uses high quality horror cards.  Horror movies tap into something primal deep inside us due to the fear element.  We are scared of things we can't explain or don't expect.  Perhaps it's just me, but whenever I see something magical happen around a horror theme, it makes me feel like something supernatural has just taken place!

Terror Surprise is super easy to perform, requires no complicated sleight of hand, and it's totally examinable.  Not to mention, the spectator feels in total control the entire time, making every decision on how to mix up the cards.  If you (as a magician) are looking for some ingenious method to blow YOU and fellow magicians away, then this isn't for you.  But if you want to freak out your average spectators and have them feel in control over something that has a magical outcome, then I highly recommend this trick!

Oh, and did I mention you get all of it for only $15.00?  What a steal!

This is perfect to perform any day of the year (due to the recognition of the horror movies), but it will be especially hard hitting for Halloween which is fast approaching!

Pick it up here:



MJM Magic is one of the very few places left to still have available Spider Pen Pro's in stock.  This is something for the WORKING magician, meaning I don't necessarily recommend it for the average person who just wants to levitate a dollar bill or something for their friends and family.  Stick with some cheaper invisible thread that we carry!  But if you do magic for a living, and you want something in your arsenal which will pay off for you BIG TIME, then we recommend that you pick one of these up!

The first batch sold out immediately, and we stocked up on enough on our current batch to make sure our loyal customers could have the opportunity to get one!


I plan to be doing a lot more FUN and INTERACTIVE things here at MJM Magic, and I can't wait to get you involved with them all!  Be sure to LIKE our Facebook page.  It only takes a second to do, and pretty soon, we're going to have a contest giveaway only for those people who follow us on Facebook!  More info on that (and special promotions) to come later!

- Jeff Mash

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Dancing Hank featured on America's Got Talent!

I was proud to see magician Puck on American's Got Talent this week.  He did an amazing job performing the Ultra Dancing Hank, which is created by our good buddy Sean Bogunia!

We've been selling this item in our store for a long time now, and you can see why!  It's mesmerizes an audience, and it makes the hanky seem to have a PERSONALITY of it's own!

Watch the performance right here:

You can pick up your own Ultra Dancing Hank on sale right here:

Off Topic: Butt Cracks in San Francisco!

So every now and then, I like to use our blog to share some personal stories with you guys.  After all, MJM Magic isn't just some faceless machine.  We're a family run business who have our own stories to tell!  This is one of those stories.

So last week, Brandi and I decided to head up to San Francisco to see a Giants baseball game.  I was particularly excited, since this was the first time I had gone to a Giants game since I was a little kid.

First off, the ball park is AMAZING.  Just standing at the entrance felt like I was entering some kind of amusement part.

Now, here's a little side note about myself which some would say is TMI.  But hey, what do I care?  What you see is what you get. 

I normally stay away from large public places because I'm pee-shy.  There, I said it.  I get pee shy.  That's where even if you have to pee so bad that your eyes turn yellow, you're not able to go in public places.  So as you can imagine, with that kind of affliction, it's tough to go to concerts or large stadiums like this!  Fortunately, I have gotten better and, well, let's just say the yellow stream has been a-flowing as of lately!

Ok......sorry for my A.D.D. kicking in there.  Back to the game!

Brandi and I had a blast.  The Giants kicked some serious ass that game, beating the Colorado Rockies by a score of 9 to 3.  Buster Posey hit a homerun, and I made it through the entire game without having to use the bathroom.  Yay me!

So what does this have to do with butt cracks?  I thought you'd never ask!

As we were walking in front of the baseball stadium, there are always these street vendors trying to peddle their goods to you.  Most are selling shirts or hats.  One crazy lady was selling Churros which looked like they went stale a few months ago.

And then there's the Butt Crack water girl.  She was outside the stadium selling "ice cold water for a buck."  This was actually a great deal, since inside the stadium, a bottled water was FIVE FRICKING DOLLARS!  No joke.

But what was great is that this chick selling water was 1) not wearing panties, and 2) had her butt crack showing every time she tried to help somebody.

So never being one to pass up a photo opportunity, my buddy Mark and I decided to secretly "pose" for a picture so that we can feature her butt crack front and center.  Behold, the picture!

I was tempted to drop a few extra quarters down that crack and say, "Keep the change."  But alas, we went on our merry way without saying anything to the poor girl.   On the bright side of things, I think she was making a KILLING off those waters!  I'm halfway tempted to sell water outside the ball games on my days off now!  Hell, I already got the butt crack thing going on.....but I may need to shave it up a bit if I want to compete with this chick.

Anyway, that's a quick recap of mine and Brandi's trip to San Francisco.  Thanks for stopping by and sharing the experience with me!

- Jeff Mash

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Grab Five DVD's for $95.00 - LIMITED TIME!


Here at MJM Magic, we are going through our stockroom and picking some of our top sellers that have sold in the past few years.  So by popular demand, we are allowing our customers to pick ANY FIVE of the following items (see list below), and you can get it for only $95.00!

THAT IS A STEAL!  Some of these items are $30.00, $40.00, even $70.00 each!  But if you want ANY FIVE of the following, you will get the bundle for only $95.00!


1. Simply click this link and add this "Five for $95" item into your shopping cart.

2. On our checkout page, there is a box where you can type in some comments.  Simply type in the names of the FIVE DVD's that you want, and we will ship them to you!

Easy Peasy!

For example, you could type something like "Pull Top, Collateral, Wormhole, Entity, and Highflyer" into the order comments, and we will grab those titles to ship to you!  And by the way, those particular five items retail for $190, so in that instance, you would SAVE $95.00 with this package deal!

In these hard economic times, we're doing our best to offer you the killer deals in order to keep more cash in your pockets!

If you have ANY QUESTIONS about this promotion, please let us know.  Here are some things to keep in mind:

- Only good while supplies last.  Some of these items are LIMITED, meaning we may only have less than ten available, and they will not be coming back.   So if you specify a title that suddenly becomes unavailable, we will immediately email you and ask for a second choice that you want to grab instead.

- Only one title per order.  You cannot purchase five of one DVD and get the savings.  You need to choose five separate titles.



Take your time to look through each of these, and grab the ones you like!  But don't take too long, or else the titles you want may get sold out!