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Don't know if this has been posted before,but are the Tenyo items used by pro magicians in there everyday sets ? Im just curious because some of the Tenyo items look like nothing on earth except a magic prop,so how do you explain this away...or indeed do you need to ? In these times of street magic done with everyday items,are Tenyo relics from a bygone era ? Is it just collectors who collect em,and that's it ? Not trying to stir up a honest nest,just curious.........

For the record,method wise,I think some of these items are genius,totally genius and clever.
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I often use Invisible Zone in my shows, and it gets a great reaction. I present it as a new technology from the future. Not really a routine, more of a short filler piece, a quick intro, etc.
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I recently did a walk around gig and I used several Tenyo effects. Before, I had done a show for a 1st grade class with Tenyo.

I take a couple of approaches. For kids, I explain that these are some of the first tricks I learned, that they came in a kit when I was a kid. I even have a wooden briefcase made up to look like a "magic set" from several decades ago.

For adults, my character is somewhat of an absent-minded professor trying out "inventions" so the "props" don't seem out of place. I even modified a Sonic Screwdriver from Dr. Who (the Tennant one) to look sort of steampunkish and it's my magic wand...

I'm almost at a point where I'll start buying backups of my Tenyo and (collectors may not want to read further...) and modify them with paint and add-ons to look even *more* Victorian-era or at least "gadgety" to play into this character more. I'm particularly wanting to modify Blue Crystal this way Smile

Invisible Zone, Zone Infinity and Krazy Keys are all really easy to carry around and don't arouse a lot of suspicion, I have found.
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Invisible zone is a great fooler but I wish it did not look quite so plasticy.
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I use both their china rings and ocasionally their newspaper restoration.
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In days gone by I got great mileage out of using the jumbo card from JUMBO SIDETRACK with Don Alan's BIG DEAL. The folder was apparently just a carrier/protector for the large card.

The finish with Sidetrack, presented as almost an after thought, always got a tremendous reaction from adults...

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On 2012-05-03 06:10, jugglestruck wrote:
Invisible zone is a great fooler but I wish it did not look quite so plasticy.

I saw an idea once, in either Genii or Magic magazine, whereby somebody (apologies for not remembering his name) took the Invisible Zone, and covered/baked it in clay so that it resembled a rock. With a hole through it's centre, the disappearance of the pen looked very convincing in the photos.

Somebody bought a Tenyo prop, thought outside of the box, and has created himself a little miracle!
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Yes that was a very unique performance of Invisible Zone.
Tenyo put some pictures of it on their website:
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Invisible Zone is Great !
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I also have used invisable zone as a filler for close up effect.
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Superpixel, I really like your take on how to present Tenyo. I usually keep them to myself, but you've already have given me a couple good ideas.
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