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Was going to order Biokinesis from Alakazam today but it's disappeared from the site.

Posted: Aug 27, 2010 8:16am
Update: Just spoke to Alakazam UK and it's been taken off the site due to the bank holiday sale which it is exempt from, though it does appear to still be on the USA site.
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Are we still looking at next week for the release?
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Well unless it does and get to me in TX before the 3rd, I will not be doing this at the wedding Smile
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On 2010-08-27 11:25, roblane wrote:
Are we still looking at next week for the release?


I was told mid-September by Alakazam.
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Me being a FX-contact wearer on a constant basis, I have so many questions on this.

First off... Can this be done with the contacts I presently own? Or, are the contacts that come with this (White-Out) specifically cut to serve a specific purpose, as in the effect itself?

Also... How long is it possible to be plain-eyed before revealing the effect? Basically, how comfortable are the Tacs in-top or side-off of the eye before revealing the effect? Same goes for the opposite?


I feel, me owning many Sclera-contact lenses (these are lenses which cover the entire eye, including the white part, which the white part is the "Sclera").


Much more to be asked, but I will leave it as this.


BTW, anyone of my fellow magicians on here who visit Facebook, I have some great pics of my lenses I wore on vacation documented on my page. Each eye color matches the out-fit I am wearing, pretty cool! PM me for facebook info, would looove to become friends with as many of my fellow Magi friends as possible! Smile


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ANYTHING ANYONE?
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Interesting as I never heard of the effect until Ellusionist on Facebook stated that they had to pull out due to the fact that the purchaser would have to get a prescription. They pulled out, probably fear of a lawsuit. I did a bit more research and ordered a set yesterday. *** I wanted to get one with a prescription. First magic trick I would ever own that required a prescription. Just joking. Anyway, I was told they should ship around September 1st from the company I purchased mine from.

Posted: Aug 30, 2010 1:04am
One more comment....Looks like it might be difficult to do. I never wore contacts. I wanted a set, and my Doctor mentioned that I did not have the type of (can't think of the word) but in his opinion I would not take to contacts.
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Looks like it vanished from all magic sites.... So I'm guessing no more release?
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Well that's not good, I already preoredered and havent gotten a notification email or anything from Hocus.
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I preordered as well! WTF??????
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Keep me updated! I was looking forward to this
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It's still on Penguin! That's where I preordered mine.
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We need updates!!
I don't want to preorder without knowing what's going on
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The bank holiday sale is over and it's back on Alakazam. http://www.alakazam.co.uk/product-BioKin......tay.html
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LOL, Marc come and calm the villagers. I am begining to see this thread light up with pitch forks and torches. IS IT ALIVE!!!!
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I got mine from MJM and we are on.

http://www.mjmmagic.com/store/biokinesis......418.html

Posted: Aug 31, 2010 4:16pm
Although I do not know where MJM is from. Perhaps this is a California issue since Ellusionist and Hocus are from Ca. Just a guess.

Posted: Sep 1, 2010 3:08pm
Here it is from the horses mouth.

Hi Jerry - We are going back and forth with the supplier and vendor about this as we speak. Apparently, unbeknown to us (and quite frankly, with ALL dealers) is that a law was recently passed that says you need a prescription to purchase contact lenses in the USA (or something along those lines).

Of course, no one knew this, and no dealers were told about this when we were given the "green light" to take preorders on them.

So we are now trying to find alternative ways to get these products into the hands of our customers. Now, the current word (as of ten minutes ago when I hung up with the supplier) is that they're exploring options to sell the effect MINUS the contact lenses at a cheaper price, and then the customer will have to simply purchase the contacts on their own. If that happens, we will be refunding all our customers the adjusted cost of the product minus the lenses (or issuing full refunds if they don't want to get lenses on their own).

That is option one.

Another option is we're seeing if we can still fill the orders for those who preordered it (perhaps by getting it shipped to them from outside the US), and then stopping all future orders from this point forward until the industry can figure out what to do about this situation.

That's all I have at this moment. I have more meetings with the supplier later today to see if they have come up with any other solutions. I will be letting all our preorder customers know whatever is decided as soon as I get some answers.

I basically let MJM know if I can't get them directly that I would want a full refund. Hope this helps everyone.....
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Well that's......unfortunate!
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God bless good ol' Europe
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Well the packages must be ready soon.
It is funny cause the materials are not exactly contact lenses, I mean the compound and the usage is different...
Hope they will find a way for USA!
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Had a feeling this would happen because I knew about the prescription for contacts rule. I was hoping that some would get shipped before the item got pulled. Don't know how it's gonna play out for US dealers (Penguin Magic is where I ordered mine), here's hoping it gets shipped anyway.
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