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Gumby !!
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On 2009-08-13 14:23, Nathan Pain wrote:
Does it have to be a little guy? For instance could you make just a ball of stuff & have it start to roll slowly across the table...maybe more of a PK angle?

Nathan


I wanna know the same thing Nate! Anyone with any clue?
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So I have a choice then.
Pay my solicitor fees for the pending divorce or purchase this...

(Maybe I can use this to convince my wife that I'm the devil and she can divorce me?)
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Just pre-order it!!
The email suggested it may takes another 2-3 months. Can't wait.

Just wonder if special clay is being used? If so, I hopes that the refill is not that expensive??!
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On 2009-08-13 22:52, Doug Lippert wrote:
Like they say, there's nothing new under the sun. Smile


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On 2009-08-14 00:53, shield wrote:
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On 2009-08-13 14:23, Nathan Pain wrote:
Does it have to be a little guy? For instance could you make just a ball of stuff & have it start to roll slowly across the table...maybe more of a PK angle?

Nathan


I wanna know the same thing Nate! Anyone with any clue?
Luke


Are you serious? How can you even compare a moving man made out of clay to a rolling ball. The latter or something similar already exists. This is far better.

I knew about the Cameron effect. That's the first thing that came to mind when I saw the ad. I hope this is far better though and more practical. It can be played in many ways... bizarre... comedy...
Yours,

Ivan
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Niva,

I think it may be the difference between a clown & a politician...oh wait.

Nathan

PS If I make a little guy walk...it blows my image...if I make a ball of putty roll...not as much. My image already blows, but that is neither here nor there...
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On 2009-08-13 20:09, evolve629 wrote:
NFW!



E629,
You naughty woman!! Smile

(I said the exact same thing when I read the AD!)


rochaz
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They are taking pre-orders now. Little man has the longest wait thought.

60-90 days.
I've been training these cards since they were small.
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Does anyone remember Mr. Bill from SNL? That is what I will make with this.

And the method is actually very new, cutting edge new. I am not 100% sure but I am betting that they are simply using clay impregnated with a few hundred thousand nanobots (specilized MEMS devices) constructed out of Nitinal (a shape memory alloy) which is powered by the temperature difference between the clay and room temp. (the clay is heated by our hands as we mix it up to make the little guy). You will need a PK ring to align the nanobots after the little guy is made so that they all work together and not randomly, but that should only take a second and can easily be done under cover of "adjusting his legs". The method is basically self working although relatively expensive hence the price tag. This is a great effect but it will only be good for about five more years at which time nanobot technology will be well known and no one will be fooled by this method anymore.

There is of course always the worry that the nanobots will start to reproduce and spread outside of the clay and get loose. If that happens then they will literally tear the world apart in a matter of days. But that is that is the risk we have to take for such a mind blowing effect.
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Watch out, it's teh grey goo!!!
Every problem contains the seeds of its own solution. Unfortunately every problem also contains the seeds of an infinite number of non-solutions, so that first part really isn't super helpful.
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Nanobots? sounds really cool. Can't wait to see a demo.
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This would make a great trailer...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hglVqACd1C8
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On 2009-08-12 12:52, Michael Peterson wrote:
As I recall, Brother Shadow had an effect like this, but it wasn't this clean.

I can't wait to hear more on this.

Mike


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On 2009-08-13 22:15, Judah Vee wrote:
Heres an interesting tidbit. I was going thru some of my dust collectors and found some of my old booklets by Tony 'Doc' Shiels and Charles W. Cameron. Those of you who know the names know the type of magic. (Macabre and Bizarre and Weird) I was flipping thru the pages of Handbook Of Horror by Mr. Cameron and I came across something that caught my attention. It was an effect called Manikin Macabre. In it a small box with a lump of modeling clay is shown, then the clay is formed into a rough human figure. A Few incantations later (along with a few sleights) the magi stands well away from the clay and...... it takes a step! Then a few more steps and stops. The magi incants some more and then tears the figure apart and rolls it back into a ball of clay. This was printed in the late 1960's.

This does not SEEM as clean as Little Man, But it sounds similiar. I hope that little man uses a different type of gimmick and I hope it is as clean as it says. If so I will buy it. I might buy it anyway as it sounds like a nice effect. HOWEVER.... I have a thought of caution in my own mind.

Just my 2 and a half cents.

Let the flaming begin!!!!! (lol!!)

Poof!

-J-


Thanks for clearing that up, I don't know why I thought it was Brother Shadow?

Mike
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Pre-orders without a demonstration video? They should call this "Leap of Faith".
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This is what I think about it:

To me it seems by everyones reactions that this was made to be a magician fooler... Hence the enormous price tag. Magicians will just want to buy it to know how it's done and it will then just sit on their shelves collecting dust.

I mean don't get me wrong... I think this sounds like a fantastic effect and will be really nice... in fact if I had $300 just laying around I'd probably buy it too... but I'm just trying to be realistic. Smile
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On 2009-08-14 07:30, niva wrote:
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On 2009-08-14 00:53, shield wrote:
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On 2009-08-13 14:23, Nathan Pain wrote:
Does it have to be a little guy? For instance could you make just a ball of stuff & have it start to roll slowly across the table...maybe more of a PK angle?

Nathan


I wanna know the same thing Nate! Anyone with any clue?
Luke


Are you serious? How can you even compare a moving man made out of clay to a rolling ball. The latter or something similar already exists. This is far better.


Each to their own I guess.

Luke
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If you just want to move a little ball of clay then you can do it already by buying PK Putty.

Now making a little man move walk around... I'm interested.

Greg
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On 2009-08-15 00:08, Sam Weiss wrote:
Magicians will just want to buy it to know how it's done and it will then just sit on their shelves collecting dust.


If you have small children, this would make you their God. Animating "Play-Doh" WOW.. Haha..
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On 2009-08-15 00:56, Greg Arce wrote:
If you just want to move a little ball of clay then you can do it already by buying PK Putty.

Now making a little man move walk around... I'm interested.

Greg


exactly my thought.

A famous literature and movie quote came to mind:

IT'S ALIVE!!!!!
Yours,

Ivan
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