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Topic: Consecutive "T" Numbers
Message: Posted by: Inert (Feb 16, 2012 08:52PM)
Some collectors are shooting for the whole shebang of the Tenyo "T" series. I just collect what I consider the best ones. In an ongoing effort to peacock our Tenyo geekness to the entire world, I'd like to know everyones current longest consecutive "T" series run. Mine is 9. T-153 Diabolicus to T-161 Parabox. Amateur level huh. :)
Message: Posted by: J M Talbot (Feb 17, 2012 09:25AM)
Hey Inert, there are some great tricks in that run. I am currently 14 shy of a complete run but know there are a number of others on here that are closer to a complete run. I started out like you but somehow got sucked into the Tenyo "vortex" <g>. As much as I would like a complete run do not expect to achieve it as there a several that are next to impossible to find. The search continues though!

Cheers,

John
Message: Posted by: xl18 (Feb 17, 2012 10:22AM)
Same here. I started just getting the tricks I was interested in. In fact I passed up on some pretty hard to find items because I wasn't particularly interested in them. Of course once I had the ones I wanted I figured it couldn't hurt to get a couple more and then a couple more. Anyway 200 tricks later, I am still looking for a couple of those that I passed up on way back when.
Message: Posted by: J M Talbot (Feb 17, 2012 11:16AM)
LOL... I think we should start a seperate post... Hello I am ___________, and I'm a Tenyo addict.
Message: Posted by: Inert (Feb 17, 2012 11:30AM)
Hi Guys. Wow...truly impressive! John, I think you nailed it with the "Vortex' description. It is a constant battle for me. xl18, that pesky hindsight thang huh. Do you both find "The Rush," the same, less or more intense when you hit now? Can I also ask how many years the quest has been ongoing?
Message: Posted by: stereo (Feb 17, 2012 11:31AM)
I have only 26 consecutive T-serie. T-193 to T-218...
There is lot of trick missing to have a big consecutive serie in my collection ( T-234 / T-219 / T-192 / T-174 / T-168 / T-144 / T-128 / T-111 ...)
Message: Posted by: Killertweety (Feb 17, 2012 11:36AM)
Hello, I'm David and I'm a Tenyoholic :(

I have no idea how many consecutive numbers I have, but here's my list of items: http://www.tenyo.be/collection.html

The list needs update because I recently purchased Cups And Balls and Linking Rings (still available in Japan/from Ebay by the way) - so yeah, 10 short for a complete collection, but that will never happen!
Message: Posted by: J M Talbot (Feb 17, 2012 11:44AM)
*** it... Killertweety is now four ahead of me.... must find more Tenyo... must find more Tenyo... must f

I just watched the Steve Martin movie "The Big Year" some similar compulsive traits shown in that movie to some of us Tenyo collectors!
Message: Posted by: Inert (Feb 17, 2012 11:48AM)
LMAO!!!
Message: Posted by: xl18 (Feb 17, 2012 11:53AM)
Wait for me please. I am trying to catch up!
I already checked Ebay and the For Sale forum 32 times today but there are no new Tenyo there.
Maybe if I check again now...
Message: Posted by: J M Talbot (Feb 17, 2012 11:53AM)
Hey Inert, to answer your question the majority of my collection was built over a very focused 2 year period. I searched every lead I could find on-line to track down items around the world. The "obsession" thankfully has lessened to a degree. I will say though now when I find something new the "rush" is still great as the items are tougher and tougher to find.
Message: Posted by: Inert (Feb 17, 2012 11:58AM)
Can't write still howling tears down face
Message: Posted by: xl18 (Feb 17, 2012 12:11PM)
I started in 2007.
It started innocently enough. I simply picked up a Marvin's Magic magic set for my son at a local closeout store. Who knew at the time what consequences that simple act would have. Because it came with a nice DVD showing some other cool Marvin's Magic tricks such as Dynamic Coins and Invisible Zone. Wouldn't it be nice to get some more of these for "my son"?
Anyway that led me to Tenyo and their website where I found they make hundreds of other tricks as well!

I should mention that the prices for these on Ebay were a lot cheaper back then. I don't know if I would have ever gotten started if they were as high as they are now.
Message: Posted by: J M Talbot (Feb 17, 2012 12:13PM)
... I love the smell of Tenyo in the morning...
Message: Posted by: Inert (Feb 17, 2012 12:19PM)
I gotta go!...I can't take it anymore...guts hurt...face hurts...blurry vision from tears streaming down...what a crew!
Message: Posted by: John Mazza (Feb 17, 2012 02:38PM)
I'm deep in the vortex.

I just bought on ebay current Japanese package versions of the early tricks like:
Cup and Balls
Funny Dog
Die Vision
Angels Coin (I think)
Two in One Ropes
Rainbow Silks
Mr. Rabbit
Billard Balls
Super Sponge Ball
Coin and Glass
Color Changing Silks

But I am not sure if I can count these as legitimate.
Message: Posted by: Killertweety (Feb 17, 2012 02:45PM)
Yes you can Azzam! Coin and Glass comes in a package with other tricks - for me it counts as genuine Tenyo - I really don't care about an old cardboard packaging :)
Message: Posted by: J M Talbot (Feb 17, 2012 02:56PM)
Cheaters! kidding!

I have both a newer and old set of cups and balls. The nice thing about the older version is that they embossed the rabbit logo on the bottom of the cups. Same with Die Vison, the older version has the logo embossed on the lid. That is really the only advantage to the older versions. The soft items like rope, sponge and silk really not much difference in what era they came from. Unless you are collecting packaging as well.

John
Message: Posted by: Richard Kaufman (Feb 17, 2012 08:04PM)
I was only missing about 5 or 6 T-numbered items when I gave up. Everyone is missing the same ones:

1. Melting Loop
2. Breakaway Fan
3. Magic Coaster
4. Cups and Balls

These would have to be in their original US packaging when released in the T numbering sequence. There were one or two others that I can't remember.

No one, not even the Tenyo Company, has a complete set all of all the T-numbered items. At least, I haven't met anyone who'll admit it. :)
Message: Posted by: Killertweety (Feb 18, 2012 06:25AM)
Didn't you use to own Melting Loop Richard? I remember you saying some time ago you sold it years ago. I've always wondered what kind of trick/gimmick this was ... . Was it something similar like Hungarian Ropes, by wich I mean it used m****** ? Were the ropes gimmicked in an other way like in Two Into One Rope? Or was it something completely different? Or just a rope routine without gimmicks?
Message: Posted by: xl18 (Feb 18, 2012 08:10PM)
There was actually a Melting Loop on Ebay a couple of weeks ago. First time I've ever seen it.
The bidding went a little too high for me though.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/230731571501

I've seen the old Cups and Balls at least a couple of times in the past year but I didn't feel like paying a premium just for the Rabbit Logo. Angels Coin is another one that has the Rabbit Logo on the old ones but not on the current Japanese version.
Message: Posted by: John Mazza (Feb 20, 2012 08:31PM)
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On 2012-02-17 15:56, J M Talbot wrote:
Cheaters! kidding!

I have both a newer and old set of cups and balls. The nice thing about the older version is that they embossed the rabbit logo on the bottom of the cups. Same with Die Vison, the older version has the logo embossed on the lid. That is really the only advantage to the older versions. The soft items like rope, sponge and silk really not much difference in what era they came from. Unless you are collecting packaging as well.

John
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I just bought an old version of Die Vision, but it did not have a rabbit embossed on the lid.

Mine had Richard Kaufman embossed on the lid. I wonder if it is a rare variation.

It better be I paid a lot for it.

AA
Message: Posted by: Richard Kaufman (Feb 21, 2012 11:54PM)
Whoever bought that lot on eBay for $610 got a great deal!

Yes, I did have the only Melting Loop I'd ever seen. Just a magnet in the rope as I recall. I don't believe it could get it to work properly from the instructions.
Message: Posted by: John Mazza (Feb 22, 2012 02:55AM)
I think I see Dye Tube, Crossroads and Soft Coins packaging in the picture besides the Melting Loop.

Is there any other Tenyo that can be made out?

AA
Message: Posted by: xl18 (Feb 22, 2012 08:21AM)
There is a Coin in Nest towards the bottom. Can't tell for sure if it is Tenyo's. And I think I Spy a Frame of Destruction next to it but it's hard to tell for sure.
Message: Posted by: John Mazza (Feb 22, 2012 01:35PM)
Yes, I think you are right, I see those two items now opened with no packaging.

Can anyone find any other Tenyo in there or how about Waldo where is he? ;-)
Message: Posted by: J M Talbot (Feb 23, 2012 08:49AM)
Where exactly is the Melting Loop in the photo... my eyes are apparently not what they used to be! I have never seen one and for some reason cannot pick it out in the shot. Thanks!

John
Message: Posted by: xl18 (Feb 23, 2012 08:57AM)
It's directly to the right of the Soft Coins.
Message: Posted by: J M Talbot (Feb 23, 2012 09:15AM)
Thanks, see it now!