Real World Product Reviews
Reviews from the repertoire of a real working professional!
Issue 12 - February 4th 2015
I remember, with great fondness, the early Tenyo creations. I was
relatively new to magic, bartending in a little hole in the wall bar while I was
still in the NAVY. My youthful enthusiasm carried over into my
presentations, and that was especially true with the plastic miracles put out
In this issue:
Tenyo`s Psychic Money reviewed by Jon Jensen
Tenyo has always been a clever magic manufacturer, and many of their
tricks have become staples in magic shops. Their products, usually made
of plastic, always utilized a unique method. They were also fun to perform
in a Mr. Gadget way.
As I got older I felt I needed to turn away from such childish toys, but
who am I to judge. Then Tenyo did their most clever magic trick, they made
several tricks that were more organic, utilizing real world props.
Psychic Money is just such a trick. I`ve always been a fan of the trick
where you balance a straw or pen on top of a bottle, then cause it to move
by using your "psychic energy". Tenyo`s Psychic Money is a great follow-up
to this trick, or you can do it as a stand alone trick.
A borrowed bill is folded along it`s length and balanced on top of a
pencil. Using the power of your mind, you cause the bill to move. The bill
is under your complete control. This is a very powerful effect.
I found it to be very effective to have a spectator place their finger near
the bill, then making the bill move, apparently under their control. This
would often illicit gasps from the audience.