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by Richard Kaufman
Wed Dec 05, 2018 1:59 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Tenyo Subjects
Topic: Tenyo 2019
Replies: 135
Views: 17338

Re: Tenyo 2019

"That's exactly what I mean. If the bill is as big as the surface of the prop, only then it works perfect. Of course I mean, if half of the bill fits the prop. With smaller bills it's really a pain to perform." Rob, this is not true. It doesn't matter what size the bill is. I've had one for quite a ...
by Richard Kaufman
Thu Jun 07, 2018 12:57 pm
Forum: Collecting Tenyo
Topic: Most expensive Tenyo you ever bought
Replies: 17
Views: 7732

Re: Most expensive Tenyo you ever bought

Tenyo in general has gotten less expensive, except for the items everyone is chasing. My most expensive Tenyo item was their Kuma Tubes, which retailed for $1000 in the last year they put it out, and that's how much I paid for it (new, at an out of the way magic shop in Japan where it was just sitti...
by Richard Kaufman
Thu Jun 07, 2018 12:54 pm
Forum: Member Profiles
Topic: Bill Taylor ASC - my profile
Replies: 18
Views: 4638

Re: Bill Taylor ASC - my profile

One of the movies that Bill worked on was the original Blade Runner. His company's name was Illusion Arts.
by Richard Kaufman
Sun Apr 22, 2018 1:04 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Tenyo Subjects
Topic: New Disney Magic
Replies: 14
Views: 2810

Re: New Disney Magic

That's not all of them. There are two more coming.
by Richard Kaufman
Thu Jan 18, 2018 3:16 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Tenyo Subjects
Topic: 2018 tenyo
Replies: 262
Views: 233038

Re: 2018 tenyo

It's tiring to hear people's continued lamentations about the "golden" days of Tenyo and big hunks of plastic. It's been said many times in many ways again and again. Isn't that enough? If you don't like the kind of magic that Tenyo is putting out now (every company must change its products over tim...
by Richard Kaufman
Mon Jan 15, 2018 6:10 pm
Forum: Form the Forum
Topic: REQUEST FOR MEMBERSHIP by EMAIL ONLY
Replies: 12
Views: 12994

Re: REQUEST FOR MEMBERSHIP by EMAIL ONLY

The guy who oversees my web stuff found a plug in that eliminated the problem. But I don't know anything about the guts of these things. I would suggest Googling plug-ins for whatever type of forum software you're using. This is a large problem that is well known, and chances are that someone will h...
by Richard Kaufman
Fri Jan 12, 2018 12:05 pm
Forum: Focus On Tenyo
Topic: T-109 Midas Machine
Replies: 26
Views: 26558

Re: T-109 Midas Machine

I love Midas Machine and have every version (five, I think). No trouble performing this perfectly if you follow the instructions closely--it's simple self-working magic. Kondo is a genius for creating this. It's better than "Mobile Illusion" and easier to do. Finding the old bill required isn't a pr...
by Richard Kaufman
Thu Jan 11, 2018 8:23 pm
Forum: Member Profiles
Topic: Greetings from Indiana
Replies: 9
Views: 5348

Re: Greetings from Indiana

The Genii welcomes you.
by Richard Kaufman
Thu Jan 04, 2018 9:38 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Tenyo Subjects
Topic: 2018 tenyo
Replies: 262
Views: 233038

Re: 2018 tenyo

If you want to know how the same principle used for the blade would look if it had been made in Japan, just take a look at Mystic Blackboard. That should answer your question. Same principle, same inventor.
by Richard Kaufman
Wed Jan 03, 2018 9:09 pm
Forum: Performing Tenyo
Topic: Shake it off - Morning Magic -
Replies: 11
Views: 7524

Re: Shake it off - Morning Magic -

I had no idea where you were going, Amano-san, until you arrived. Excellent!
by Richard Kaufman
Tue Jan 02, 2018 11:50 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Tenyo Subjects
Topic: 2018 tenyo
Replies: 262
Views: 233038

Re: 2018 tenyo

Yes, there have been divisive opinions on many Tenyo tricks.

The videos you see of the guillotine don't reveal the problem with seeing the blade in normal lighting conditions.

I've figure out a way to handle the blade that overcomes the problem.
by Richard Kaufman
Tue Jan 02, 2018 11:47 am
Forum: Performing Tenyo
Topic: PresentingTenyo YouTube Channel
Replies: 251
Views: 174098

Re: PresentingTenyo YouTube Channel

Hi Madison, you could not place the blade on the table the way you do if you're performing the trick for people. The edge of the gimmick is visible along the diagonal edge of the blade. (Learned that the hard way.) You could put it on the table with the straight edge in view of the audience. Regardi...
by Richard Kaufman
Sat Dec 23, 2017 7:50 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Tenyo Subjects
Topic: 2018 tenyo
Replies: 262
Views: 233038

Re: 2018 tenyo

Unfortunately it doesn't matter in which direction you hold the blade: the change in finish in what should be a solid piece of plastic is evident.

The only way to solve the problem is to avoid letting any light reflect on it
by Richard Kaufman
Fri Dec 22, 2017 11:58 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Tenyo Subjects
Topic: 2018 tenyo
Replies: 262
Views: 233038

Re: 2018 tenyo

It's the same principle as Mystic Blackboard, which does not have light reflection issues (at least to the best of my recollection).
by Richard Kaufman
Tue Dec 19, 2017 11:42 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Tenyo Subjects
Topic: 2018 tenyo
Replies: 262
Views: 233038

Re: 2018 tenyo

Victor, you have to learn how to manage spectators. The moment this trick is concluded, pocket the box with one hand and bring out another trick with the other hand. That's just one idea. The other idea is to have some faith that the audience will be satisfied because they have already examined the ...
by Richard Kaufman
Mon Dec 18, 2017 10:12 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Tenyo Subjects
Topic: 2018 tenyo
Replies: 262
Views: 233038

Re: 2018 tenyo

Here's a presentation for you, Victor: put a rubber band around the bento box. Bring it out and place it on the table and ask the spectator, "Do you know what that is?" The answer will be "no" (because at its tiny size it doesn't look like a real Bento Box). Say, "Pick it up, turn it over, and look ...
by Richard Kaufman
Sun Dec 17, 2017 10:09 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Tenyo Subjects
Topic: 2018 tenyo
Replies: 262
Views: 233038

Re: 2018 tenyo

You don't need a locking mechanism on the bento box.
by Richard Kaufman
Wed Dec 13, 2017 7:51 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Tenyo Subjects
Topic: 2018 tenyo
Replies: 262
Views: 233038

Re: 2018 tenyo

I also just found out how the dowsing rods work. Two different principles. I think the trick will play much better than it looks on the video, and I believe you will be surprised at how the particular envelope is known.
by Richard Kaufman
Wed Dec 13, 2017 3:48 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Tenyo Subjects
Topic: 2018 tenyo
Replies: 262
Views: 233038

Re: 2018 tenyo

I just found out how the guillotine works. Its damn clever--you're going to be surprised.
by Richard Kaufman
Sun Dec 10, 2017 8:15 pm
Forum: Focus On Tenyo
Topic: T-220 Crash Dice
Replies: 17
Views: 15987

Re: T-220 Crash Dice

Yes, Tenyo's version is by the far the most well made.

A TV crew just flew to my house from Japan and did a story on Tenyo. I did Crash Dice, then taught it to the producer who then did it on camera. Airing in Japan on December 21.
by Richard Kaufman
Sat Dec 09, 2017 12:37 pm
Forum: Magic in General
Topic: Psychic Spinner
Replies: 5
Views: 3629

Re: Psychic Spinner

Yuck!
by Richard Kaufman
Tue Nov 21, 2017 6:07 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Tenyo Subjects
Topic: 2018 tenyo
Replies: 262
Views: 233038

Re: 2018 tenyo

I disagree. When you first bring out the Bento Box, you can indeed hand it to the spectator. You can even ask them to lift the lid while you ask if they know what a Bento Box is. Asking them a question while they are performing an action takes the heat off the action. Now you can take the box and li...
by Richard Kaufman
Mon Nov 20, 2017 3:26 pm
Forum: Performing Tenyo
Topic: Zig Zag Cig Finger Snap
Replies: 10
Views: 7070

Re: Zig Zag Cig Finger Snap

Just one? Hmmm...
by Richard Kaufman
Sun Nov 19, 2017 12:14 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Tenyo Subjects
Topic: 2018 tenyo
Replies: 262
Views: 233038

Re: 2018 tenyo

Did you notice on that page that there are SIX new Doraemon tricks by Tenyo also coming out?