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Topic: Mystery China Box
Message: Posted by: Mark F (Oct 14, 2009 10:17AM)
Does anyone know why this didn't stay in production longer? Was is too expensive to produce? Unpopular? I think its one of Tenyo's best mechanisms but maybe production costs were high?
Message: Posted by: Nicolino (Oct 15, 2009 10:14AM)
I also think that it is...was a great prop!
Sometimes Tenyo stops an item of their line after only a short time without apparent reason...
Message: Posted by: magic patagonia (Oct 15, 2009 10:22AM)
Magic engineering!!!

One of Tenyo's best.
Message: Posted by: xl18 (Oct 15, 2009 10:30AM)
I unfortunately missed this trick when it came out.
Anyone know where I can buy one?
Message: Posted by: Mark F (Oct 15, 2009 03:07PM)
I paid a fairly high price for mine so its not cheap when it shows up. A used one just closed on eBay for over $50. I'm sure someone out there will part with one. :)
Message: Posted by: Nicolino (Oct 16, 2009 04:38AM)
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On 2009-10-15 11:30, xl18 wrote:
I unfortunately missed this trick when it came out.
Anyone know where I can buy one?
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I have one copy left - even in mint condition (still in shrink)! If you make me an reasonable offer we might have a deal. Where are you from? Drop me a line (PM) if you like.

Nicolino
Message: Posted by: Killertweety (Oct 16, 2009 01:48PM)
This is one of the best Tenyo items ever. It is VERY easy to do, examinable and almost impossible to figure out.

I have been told that this trick has been discontinued because the production costs were too high.

I have this trick and the mechanics of this trick are indeed very special ... . Cormatches/magic patagonia discribes it as magic engineering and he is probably right!

If you are a Tenyo collector, or even if you just like easy to do magic tricks with a lot of 'impact', this is one you need to have!
Message: Posted by: Vorezo (Nov 6, 2009 06:43PM)
Im lucky to have bought one. The secret locking device on this is sooooo clever. I did however figure it out though by fluke, but I don't think anyone else would. Just watching this work with the lid open amazes me how tenyo could build something that can do that, its so small. Wow!
Message: Posted by: joseph (Nov 7, 2009 06:37AM)
You can see the demo of the discontinued Mystery China Box [url=http://www.tenyo.co.jp/magic_en/alllist/index.html]HERE[/url] ...
Message: Posted by: stereo (Apr 19, 2010 02:19PM)
I have buy one on ebay for 45$ the last week but the package is blocked in airport because of the cloud of ash of the volcano ! arghhhhh !
Message: Posted by: Nicolino (Apr 20, 2010 03:40AM)
This makes your anticipation even greater - don't worry, every day of wait is worthwhile...!