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meridianfan
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Is the bag gimmicked? I was thinking the gimmick was in the obelisk and box, and the bag simply provides some cover to handle the box.
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I'm thinking along the lines of Oz on this.... or maybe the method with the fine metal filings that Kaufman referenced in that rare Tenyo item he found awhile back....
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Magic Wagon kindly sent me the instructions for Four Seasons Obelisk today and I can tell you that the method does not require a TT or metal filings. I can also state that the drawstring bag mentioned is an integral part of the presentation but obviously I am not able to reveal why without giving the secret away. I hope this information is of some help to anyone wishing to purchase this effect.

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OK, seems that I was wrong about the use of a TT...

It is out of stock now...
http://www.magic-wagon.com/ProductDetail.asp?id=120
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"Out of stock"

Wow, I ordered mine this morning.
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Thanks Tony.... now I am intrigued and cant wait to get it. Got the shipping notice yesterday. They are a very efficient bunch. They do a good job with everything it seems...even shipping. It's hard to say anything negative about these guys... But I will throw one in there as no one is perfect... apparently one cannot look at the MW website on an Apple I-Pad as I think the MW Website has a "Flash" start-up to its website and thus you can't see everything on it...at least I cant. I wish they would change this (or better yet have Apple stuff be Flash enabled).

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I had a "FLASH" banner on my website and took it off for the same reason.

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Oh, I'm sorry! I thought that I was on the Tenyo of Japan - INSIDE NEWS forum.

I love Magic Wagon Stuff, too, but I was expecting 8 pages of Tenyo INSIDE NEW and instead I get 8 pages of MAGIC WAGON.

Is there a MAGIC WAGON forum at the Café? Must be, although I have not looked yet. It has been a while since I visited this place.

Does anyone have any TENYO inside news?

Peace (Yes as in the 60s and 70s - GREAT YEARS for TENYO),


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Just got mine. It is cold from being in the UPS Truck.

I like it a lot. I am very happy with the design, quality and method. My drawstring bag is tan with gold string.

I am sure you guys will be getting yours soon.

An observation about my Magic Works items (only 2) is that they should have provided matching boxes to store these in. A cardboard box with a nice sticker showing a picture, the name of the trick and the number would have been good. Something like Eye of the Idol.
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Great news John.

About MW's boxes, they used to send their items in very nice Burgundy Boxes, made of hard cardboard... but no pictures on the boxes though. I don't know why, but they are not doing this systematically anymore...
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Somebody know if MW is planning to reissue some of their previous releases????.....I would love to put my hands on their Blue Phantom version...
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On 2013-02-07 14:39, magic patagonia wrote:
Somebody know if MW is planning to reissue some of their previous releases????.....I would love to put my hands on their Blue Phantom version...


I contacted MW directly in 2012 to ask the same and also informed them that I would commit to a large purchase of the specific releases. Even though they would have a guaranteed quantity of new sales, they expressed to me that they have no plans to make additional runs of the previous releases. Since I was late to the MW party, I was quite bummed out with that reply. I like many others, just buy their new releases immediately so I don't miss out anymore. It's a shame that so few of their releases are made.
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On 2013-02-07 17:13, MagiChrisMitch wrote:
(...) Since I was late to the MW party...


I am a bit selfish, but as a collector, I prefer to buy items that have been produced in limited or very limited quantities. This alone justifies a higher price tag, to me.
Richard Gerlitz generally produces between 6 and 12 of each new release. Alan Warner (limited editions): between 12 and 25.

Tenyo Elite: ????? How many do you think? But at the same time, how much worth the 100 $ per trick that you spent on that 3 or 4 years ago?

I believe that making 50 or 60, just like Magic Wagon does, offers the best of 2 worlds... More than that, it wouldn't be such an "investment", and I wouldn't feel like being part of a "private party" anymore... Smile
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Out of Stock.
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On 2013-02-07 13:36, simcoscor wrote:
Great news John.

About MW's boxes, they used to send their items in very nice Burgundy Boxes, made of hard cardboard... but no pictures on the boxes though. I don't know why, but they are not doing this systematically anymore...

The jewelry box factory that made all the original Magic Wagon items was severely damaged by the floods that hit Bangkok and never reopened again. They were also the people that made the burgundy color cardboard boxes that came with each item.

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The last item that came in those burgundy boxes was MW-116 Mental Boxes released last summer... Maybe they already had those in stock, as the floods hit Bangkok in December 2011...right Tony?
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I received mine today, and I'm completely satisfied. Quality is excellent, workings are excellent (slightly...and I do mean slightly...nacky. Takes a bit of a feel...but not much), and the delivery in speed and packaging was amazing. I don't get items one state over in this condition this fast.

So, how do we get this post back on track per lemagico, talking about Tenyo? Anyone have some inside Tenyo news to share?
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On 2013-02-07 20:53, simcoscor wrote:
The last item that came in those burgundy boxes was MW-116 Mental Boxes released last summer... Maybe they already had those in stock, as the floods hit Bangkok in December 2011...right Tony?

Next time I meet up with Magic Wagon I will ask if the burgundy packaging will return with any new releases they make.

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On 2013-02-07 17:13, MagiChrisMitch wrote:
(...) Since I was late to the MW party...


I am a bit selfish, but as a collector, I prefer to buy items that have been produced in limited or very limited quantities. This alone justifies a higher price tag, to me.
Richard Gerlitz generally produces between 6 and 12 of each new release. Alan Warner (limited editions): between 12 and 25.

Tenyo Elite: ????? How many do you think? But at the same time, how much worth the 100 $ per trick that you spent on that 3 or 4 years ago?

I believe that making 50 or 60, just like Magic Wagon does, offers the best of 2 worlds... More than that, it wouldn't be such an "investment", and I wouldn't feel like being part of a "private party" anymore... Smile


Sure, I understand collecting magic as an investment. I like Magic Wagon items because of the quality of the workmanship, the design and operation of them. I am still searching for the following Magic Wagon items: Ultimate Zig Zag, Trislicer, and Mummy Mystery,

It would have been great if more of these were produced because I would really like to have one of those. Unfortunately, with single production runs of small numbers, and being "late to the party" I will have a very tough time finding these. In a perfect world, they would continue to make these items in very small production runs (so to avoid sitting on a bunch of these, but still available to people who have just recently learned of these effects). What about the people who 5 years from now come across the description of Majestic Die Penetration- a trick that is brilliant and one of my favorites, I should add, and want to buy one, but cannot find it anywhere? That is unfortunately one of the consequences of magical investments.

I would absolutely love to have a Richard Gerlitz piece, but with only 12 in the world, it becomes very difficult to get one. I have heard that his pieces tend to go for $2-5K when sold in auction.

The problem with Tenyo Elite is that they simply made too many and picked tricks that people really didn't want. Just my 2 cents...
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I agree with you Meridianfan...
Magic Wagon should re-do small runs of their previous releases...
But only for:
MW-88 Number Divination
MW-63 Mini Cube-A-Libre
MW-Special Mighty mini Chameleon
If you have one available, PM me! Smile

No kidding, I understand your point perfectly...
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