Is it magic or the ultimate optical illusion?
The magician takes a pen and sticks it through the Invisible Zone case. When the case is opened the center of the pen is totally invisible even though the pen is moved back and forth! This one looks totally impossible.
It is an effect created by the Austrian genius who responds to the name of Lubor Fiedler.
Note From Magic by Post
We are delighted to have these back in stock. It was released in 1995 and we stocked it for over 20 year as a very popular trick. We then stuggled to get hold of any for many years, I was beginning to think it had been discontinued. We got regular requests for this trick and in 2022 it is back!
Background from Tenyo in Japan
When Lubor Fiedler decided to create a product idea for Tenyo, he undertook the challenge of creating a trick that uses everyday objects. The object he selected was a ballpoint pen. He started by applying an old magic principle to a pen, and worked on a penetration effect in which the pen would pass through some object. Later, he developed the idea of making the tip of the pen protrude from the opposite side of the object, and approached the format of the trick which was eventually released. Since Lubor has an intense interest in applying "transparency" or "the inability to see certain things" to magic tricks, the theme of the trick was changed at this stage from a "penetration effect" to "a space in which items become invisible."
The theme of making the center of a pen invisible is unique, but the element of this trick that leaves a strong impression is the spring that appears inside the case. Not only does the spring increase the effectiveness of the illusion, but it also serves as psychological misdirection that makes spectators think that the spring might somehow be a necessary element. Once he conceived of the spring idea, this product was completed. In Lubor's original prototype, it was necessary to connect the pen to the gimmick once the pen entered the case. However, Tenyo staff member Shigeru Sugawara replaced this with a mechanism that merely requires the pen to be inserted and removed, without having to be connected to the gimmick. This was added to the unit, and made the trick easier to perform. The title of this product was decided after sending numerous faxes back and forth between Tokyo and Spittal, Austria.