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Topic: Your favorite Tenyo trick name
Message: Posted by: stereo (Mar 10, 2013 01:40PM)
Find a name for a magic trick is not so easy. However it is the first thing the buyer will see, it is important to find a catchy name and in connection with the effect proposed.
Artistically speaking, I think it must be a really interesting step.

What the name of Tenyo trick that you find the best choice, what is your favorite, the most imaginative, the less inspired?

I imagine that for a French magician, English name seem more interesting than it would really be in French language. For exemple Moonspinner sound really good in English for French, but translated in French it does not look so great ...

For me I always really like :
-Illusionarium. Like the idea and the mix of words. Really fit to the trick.
-Parabox. I don't know what it mean but I like this one too.
-Moons of jutpiter. This one is very poetic ( like Ribbon Forever). And I love the props in himself.
-God hand : In fact I prefer the name of the Japanese version, I find that the God Hand name is really good. But Card Surgery is just good as well.
- Shrinking pen is not really inspired :(

Well I like the dozen others, and many others names are really ingenious ...

...but I want to know those you love !
Message: Posted by: Killertweety (Mar 10, 2013 01:58PM)
NINJA EXPERIMENT :) Original, deceptive, mysterious, not giving the secret away ... :D
Message: Posted by: Houdini103126 (Mar 10, 2013 02:35PM)
Eye of the Idol
Tunnel of Darkness
Mystery China Box
The Haunting
Diabolicus
Message: Posted by: mirror mate (Mar 10, 2013 03:30PM)
I like knife of the ninja, Lancelot Billscape,eclipse,to name a few.
Message: Posted by: Nicolino (Mar 10, 2013 04:31PM)
'Parabox' (refering to paradox) is a great word play and gets my vote as well!
Message: Posted by: J M Talbot (Mar 10, 2013 06:44PM)
Metal Matrimony and Nightmare in Color sound cool and are discriptive of the effect.

John
Message: Posted by: WalterPlinge (Mar 10, 2013 07:25PM)
Squeeze Play
The Cutting Edge
Message: Posted by: oombob (Mar 14, 2013 02:23PM)
Mini-Morphosis!
Message: Posted by: Richard Kaufman (Mar 15, 2013 07:06PM)
Chameleon Silk
Message: Posted by: ThatsCool (Mar 15, 2013 07:47PM)
I just saw the Tenyo MC Magic Mirror on YouTube. Wow, I would love to own that.
Message: Posted by: Houdini103126 (Mar 15, 2013 08:04PM)
Eye of the Idol
Message: Posted by: Richard Kaufman (Mar 15, 2013 09:12PM)
It's not Tenyo: it's Mikame. All of the "MC" items are "Mikame Craft."
Message: Posted by: scenic effects (Mar 15, 2013 10:52PM)
Geometrick - makes me think of the Owen Supreme illusion
Bioshock - is kind of descriptive and maybe scary
Sutekina - not sure what it means... but sounds exotic
Message: Posted by: ThatsCool (Mar 15, 2013 11:24PM)
There are so many great ones, but [i]Floating Lady[/i] comes to mind as it denotes one of magic's staple illusions.
Message: Posted by: stereo (Mar 16, 2013 08:32AM)
Thank you for all reply,
I agree there is so many good name, but it may be noted that since the 2000s the names are less desirable, and less studied. I don't know of it's because Gary Ouellet passing, but old names are more interesting.
Message: Posted by: J M Talbot (Mar 16, 2013 10:49AM)
The time that Gary was helping with the instructions was definitely one of the golden eras for Tenyo. I had an opportunity to spend some time with Gary at a magic convention in the early 90's, he was a real gentleman and very knowledgeable about magic. I learned a very funny opening gag from him that I have used numerous times in presentations and talks.

John
Message: Posted by: ThatsCool (Mar 16, 2013 12:17PM)
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On 2013-03-15 22:12, Richard Kaufman wrote:
It's not Tenyo: it's Mikame. All of the "MC" items are "Mikame Craft."
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Yes Richard it is created by Mikame. It is however marketed by Tenyo, so I thought it was worth a mention here.

I really liked the video of it on Davey's (Stereo) blog:

http://tenyo-magic.blogspot.com/2012/11/tenyo-mc-magic-mirror.html
Message: Posted by: pierredan (Mar 16, 2013 01:49PM)
A long time magician at my local IBM told me he and Gary Ouellet used to dream up the names to give the new Tenyo releases back in the day as they were not expected to purely translate the given Japanese names. I will give him a heads up as to this thread and he may share how they came up with some names.
Message: Posted by: Killertweety (Mar 16, 2013 03:07PM)
Actually ... I love THIRD EYE too :) I use the name when I perform the trick, it makes sense :)
Message: Posted by: stereo (Mar 16, 2013 04:05PM)
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On 2013-03-16 14:49, pierredan wrote:
A long time magician at my local IBM told me he and Gary Ouellet used to dream up the names to give the new Tenyo releases back in the day as they were not expected to purely translate the given Japanese names. I will give him a heads up as to this thread and he may share how they came up with some names.
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Thank you, very interesting, I hope to learn more about that !

Someone know What is the puns with Mira-Metal ? It's Mirage Metal ?
Message: Posted by: Marlowe (Mar 19, 2013 10:06PM)
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Someone know What is the puns with Mira-Metal ? It's Mirage Metal
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I thought maybe.. Miracle Metal?
Message: Posted by: joseph (Mar 24, 2013 05:34AM)
Phantoma ...
Message: Posted by: wil3923 (Jan 7, 2017 04:55AM)
Impossible pen