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Mr. Mystoffelees
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The Phoenix rises,
Not from ashes, but from dough.
Then struts to the bank...

Posted: Jan 2, 2010 11:43pm
Sorry for the double and double, but I am on a roll...


It's coming I know,
I hear the tiny footsteps
Each gaining on me...


Please, Paul don't do it!
Would you spoil our Haiku fun
Now that we are hot?
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Simple question--Where is paul Harris to address what's going on? Enough said.
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On 2010-01-02 22:57, Jonathan Townsend wrote:
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On 2010-01-02 21:03, The Great Smartini wrote:
I think that magic will have reached a new low if someone is able to bring a copy cat version of an effect before the original item itself comes to market. How could anyone in their right mind even consider or encourage such foolishness?...


Foolish is NOT exploring what you can get working with a real clay figure. Go to it. No need to bring anything to market just see what you can get working.


Exactly. Nobody ever said anything about marketing anything. Hopefully Little Man arrives before the materials arrive for my experiment.

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I just hope when it arrives it's as classy and commercial as sticking your finger with a needle and turning the blood into a lady beetle.
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The Little Man Demo is here.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=132RUk10LFk

Janet
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The demo is up - as advertised.

Congrats PHP Smile
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Now we can start properly speculating as to how it works.

Let's hear it for MAGIC!
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A LUMP OF CLAY COMES TO LIFE!

You bring out a small gift bag and pull out a standard container of kid's clay. You peel off the lid, pull out a lump of clay and let your audience freely squish, pull and play with it. You then help the audience mold the clay into a little man (or woman!) The only reason you help is to insure that his little proportions are correct.

YOUR HANDS ARE ALWAYS EMPTY. THERE'S NOTHING INSIDE THE CLAY!

"A spectator then takes a final bit of clay and shapes it into a tiny clay heart."???

She warms the heart in her hands... and for a moment... she THINKS SHE MIGHT feel a tiny heart beat. She gently sticks the tiny clay heart onto Little Man's chest. You then stand the little guy on the flattened empty bag. Someone gently blows on his heart. Then a moment later...unbelievably...

"Little Man takes his first step!"???

"YES, HE'S MOVING FORWARD AND ACTUALLY WALKING... ONE ASTONISHING STEP AT A TIME!"?????

This is where you have to see the on-line demo to experience the devastating wonderfulness of it all.

"His entire clay body VISIBLY TURNS AND LURCHES FORWARD with each dramatic step."????

And not that you'd want to, but you could leave the room, go out for a burger, and Little Man would keep on walking!

"And after about 6 or 7 steps,"?????

when Little Man finally stops, anyone can immediately SQUISH HIM INTO A BALL OR TEAR HIM APART... AND THERE'S NOTHING TO FIND BUT A LUMP OF CLAY!

I am glad to finally see a demo. I have a few questions.

What about the steps? It never makes a step, no less 6 or seven of them. It seems to glide rather than take any steps?

Do have to put "*****" paper on his head and bottom of his feet?

Can you use a clay heart rather than the plastic one shown in the demo?

Thanks for finally getting a demo up!
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To my way of thinking moving one foot in front of the other in a way that results in a forward movement is a step. Its the same way frankenstein's monster would walk. If you want to call the steps shuffles or something else that's fine by me.

The final dvd will include a naked little man presentation for those who don't want to play dress up.

You can use any kind of heart you want.

Hope this helps.

Janet
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"YES, HE'S MOVING FORWARD AND [ACTUALLY] WALKING"

I suppose it was this particular statement that had me believe he would actually make walking movements.

Walking I guess has always meant to me when only one foot at a time leaves contact with the ground and there is a short period of double-support. Even frankenstein's monster's feet left the ground when walking.

A step by definition is the act of changing location by raising the foot and setting it down.

I mean no disrespect by both my questions and giving my knowledge of the definitions I give of "walking" or "step". I'm just a little disapointed I guess. That may just be me though.

Thanks again Janet.

P.S. I want to also mention that it is no ones fault other than my own for having a different expectation of how "Little Man" was going to actually walk.
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I was expecting he'd dance the hokey-pokey, then do a back-flip onto the specs hand......where upon he'd spin three times and spit cider into the specs ear.
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After all the advance hype who could expect anything less?
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Looks cute.. that's about it.
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Now that we have finally seen a demo, has anyone placed their pre-orders yet?
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I am glad I waited to see it.Now I am $300.00 richer.
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Cute, I have no idea of how's it done whatsoever.

But definitely not worth the 4 months of massive over-hype. I felt like a The Virts dejavu.
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Man, I'm always astonished by the P.H reviews on the Café. I've used Backlash, Reality Twister and some other P.H stuff that gets slated on this forum. I've never had anything but genuine astonishment come from the pieces I've performed of Paul Harris's.

And now, when a clay figure comes alive, people just argue about the definition of the word "walk".

Different strokes for different folks and all that I guess...
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When you make your pre-order and you receive it can you review it for us. That is of course assuming that you are going to pre-order it.

As far as my definition of "walk" or "steps", it comes straight from a dictionary. I wasn't just stating my opinion or interpretation of the words. Sorry for not realizing "walking" actually meant gliding to other people's personal interpretation of it. How could I know. I take personal responsability for reading the ad the way I did. I should know better than to think that the words in advertising today actually mean what they say. Smile
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When one makes their own copy cat version of a marketed effect then one is simply stealing the original thoughts and ideas of a fellow performer. It doesn't matter whether you market the effect for sale or not. If you animate a lump of clay or a person created from the clay then you're performing Little Man which rightly belongs to PHP...not cool.

I'm not surprised by the lack of leg movement/walking as what kind of $300 engineering design would you realistically expect. Still, this isn't walking by definition.

I do like the look of the select-o-matic version of the effect as you do get a dual effect that I think is stronger. I'm wondering if the LM could be created into other shapes such as animals/etc.

Jeff
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On 2010-01-03 17:53, Gospel Dan wrote:
When you make your pre-order and you receive it can you review it for us. That is of course assuming that you are going to pre-order it.

As far as my definition of "walk" or "steps", it comes straight from a dictionary. I wasn't just stating my opinion or interpretation of the words. Sorry for not realizing "walking" actually meant gliding to other people's personal interpretation of it. How could I know. I take personal responsability for reading the ad the way I did. I should know better than to think that the words in advertising today actually mean what they say. Smile


I'm hoping to pre-order it soon - I'd love to review it. I feel slightly bad for posting anything now.

I wasn't trying to change your definitions of anything, to be honest. I just think that a layperson will never critique how Little Man walks - they will be too astonished by it merely moving. That is all I really wanted to say.
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