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J M Talbot
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Just noticed on Hocus Pocus they have a nice wooden version of Sutekina for only $25 (limited sale).

http://www.hocus-pocus.com/magicshop/index.cfm

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Hi JM,
I went to look at it, liked it and considered buying it, till I saw the cheapest shipping was $12.35.
So I passed.
Thanks for the tip.
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No problem Ed. Still not a bad option for those that do not have the original as they typically go for $50+ on e-bay.

Cheers,

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Don't forget that this is a very old trick...
http://www.liveauctioneers.com/item/6593926
There have been dozens of "versions," Tenyo's just one of them.
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This is a good deal for someone wanting to have a version of this trick. However it is plexi-glass and I believe it will become scratched after use. I realy would like to see a 'real' glass version of the trick.
By the way, as mentioned before in another thread some time ago, when you can get the Milton Bradley version (Rope Of Calcutta) for a good price don't hesitate. It has a special gimmick which makes the handling very easy. It also looks nice (perhaps a bit too nice - not 'ordinary') and the 'move' is covered very good which makes it, again, easier to do without getting caught.
Unfortunately it is also made from plastic but I have been thinking to cover the plate with some protective transparant film so it doesn't get scratched. But then again, if it doesn't work my plate will be ruined because of the glue remnants.
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Hi Wizard of Oz you are absolutley correct on the fact that this trick does not originate with Tenyo, was certainly not trying to suggest that. The same thing could be said for many of the earlier Tenyo items.

I hear you on the scratching Killertweety. I wonder if the scratches would be less obvious on a solid piece versus transparent? Probably not as deceptive with a solid piece.

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Tweety, you could get yourself a screen protection film for the iPad and apply it to the plexi-glass - it should be removable when it shows too much wear...
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Excellent idea - thanks!
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The only tricky part might be in cleanly punching holes in the film and lining them up. Worth a shot though. I might see if the sign company I deal with can make me a replacement piece in Lexan... Lexan is much more durable than plexi.
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As an owner of only the original version, can someone tell me about the difference of the MB edition?

Thanks for the Lexan tip, never heard about it...
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I sent you a pm Nicolino because I think I would be revealing the secret otherwise.
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Of course, much appreciated!
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...fyi this item is now gone from the Hocus Pocus site, I ssume they sold out.
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I don't have the original but would like to get it because I like collecting the old boxed Tenyo items.

I do have the Milton Bradley and find that it is far more interesting visually than the plain Tenyo version.

The Milton Bradley has a snake charmer type figure on it.

What I didn't know was that the mechanism is different and easier according to KillerTweety so that even makes it even better in my eyes.

With old or worn tricks, what you can do is get Novus Plastic Polishes. It comes with three bottles labeled 1,2 and 3. You start with three which is a white paste and then go to two which is like a compound that you let dry and wipe off and then 1 is a liquid.

I used Novus to clean up the recently purchased used tricks that I got like Transpavision and Billscape. It worked well.

You can also use really fine sandpapers that come in a series if the scratching is more serious. I use sand papers from 2400 to 12000 grit in series to clean the plastic windshields on my slot cars.

The Novus and the sandpapers can be found at your local hobby shop.

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A Crop-a-Dile punch should get the job done....

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Some good tips AA... I have looked at those polishes and wondered if they would be effective on Tenyo items. Any watch outs to be aware of?

Hey Nicolino... those are quite the weapons. Does the "reach" extend on the top punch? Otherwise you will not be able to position the holes in the right spot on the protective film. Interesting looking punch though.
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John, since I couldn't verify the 'reach', at least I was prepared for your question... In fact, there is a model of the Crop-a-Dile which absolutely extents to the desired spot:

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I am planning to purchase this weapon soon (for a complete different purpose, btw), and will comment on the usability and diameter of the punches.
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Can you tell me where I can find the last one ?
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Now I'm dissapointed I didn't buy the wooden One from Hocus Pocus.
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... that's quite the weapon Nicolino... could envison using it as part of the hazing ritual to enter the secret warehouse <g>.

I hear you Ed, I see there is an original on the the auction site currently at $51 with a $42 shipping charge.
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