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Topic: 3d rabbits
Message: Posted by: the amazing brian (Aug 26, 2005 07:57PM)
I am thinking about buying the 3d rabbits thingy...anyone know if it is good?? or anything
Message: Posted by: twistedace (Aug 28, 2005 12:23PM)
In my opinion it will be the absolute BEST $10-$15 you'll EVER spend in magic...EVER. I use these every Tuesday at my restaurant performing it over 50 times a night. I use it at ALL private events as well. You just cannot get anything stronger in magic!
Message: Posted by: Reis O'Brien (Aug 28, 2005 04:06PM)
I agree... The 3D bunnies are so incredibly visual and charming. I ahve had nothing but great reactions with them. Do yourslef a favor and buy them immediately. Bunnies equal funny!
Message: Posted by: Jonton (Aug 28, 2005 06:04PM)
These things are amazing. The bunnies come with 2 routines. A No-Sleight version and a sleight version. If you combine the two, then you have yourself a GREAT act. Use a purse frame to produce the first bunny, then "saw it in half" to produce the second. I don't think there's anything much stronger than this for the price and for the simplicity.
Have Fun!
~Jonton
Message: Posted by: Skip Way (Aug 28, 2005 08:27PM)
My magic shop loves me...because I generally buy 15-20 replacement 3-D baby bunnies every month. I get such a response from the baby bunnies that girls (and ladies) beg to keep one. I generally cave in...and receive tips in the $5.00-$10.00 range that more than cover the cost of the replacement bunnies. They are THAT strong in my restaurant presentations.

Skip
Message: Posted by: twistedace (Aug 28, 2005 09:22PM)
I totally agree Skip. I gave away 3 last week. I buy 2 new boxes of bunnies every month. I like to keep them looking brand new. If you don't replace them they begin to turn yellow and whatnot. Remember you see your props get dirty gradually when a new customer will see it for the first time and just see it VERY dirty.
Message: Posted by: Justin Hepton (Aug 31, 2005 05:38AM)
I will add my two pennies worth and say that the Sponge Rabbits are one of those rare effects in magic that are truly amazing yet easy to perform (as far as technical skill goes!) Once you have a good routine down and you become comfortable with them, this effect gets amazing reactions! don't even worry about it, you wont regret buying them!
Message: Posted by: ImpromptuBoy (Aug 31, 2005 11:09AM)
I'll 'six' the 3D rabbits . They're a joy to perform with. The ladies love them! I love it when the ladies want to hold the rabbits. It makes me feel more comfortable because I know before the trick, if they love the rabbits, they'll for sure fall in love with the trick itself.

Michael
Message: Posted by: Samuel (Sep 10, 2005 08:10PM)
Is this the bunnies that Daryl uses in Fooler Doolers? Those with birds on one side and the bunny on the other?
Message: Posted by: Skip Way (Sep 11, 2005 08:42AM)
No, Samuel. Darryl uses the older flat yellow dams Bunnies...which I also use for that particular effect. The 3-D bunnies that I've seen come in light brown or sponge ball red colors and actually look like "real" bunnies. Wonderful detail and they area a hit as a close-up device.

Do a google image search for 3-D Bunnies and you'll find countless pictures.

Skip
Message: Posted by: Ronnie Ramin (Sep 11, 2005 06:43PM)
I always make my own 3-D bunnies, They don't have to look real. there is something lovable about an ugly little bunny

It is a great effect and Laymen love it.

I use Dan Strange's routine.


Ronnie
Message: Posted by: paisa23 (Sep 11, 2005 07:23PM)
Not familiar with Dan Strange's routine wherecan I go have a read? Also 3D Bunnies is awesome I agree with everyone on here. I think its a great little pocket piece
Message: Posted by: Samuel (Sep 11, 2005 07:44PM)
Oh, darn so cute...
Message: Posted by: John Long (Nov 23, 2005 05:06PM)
Based on the good reports, I just purchased 3d rabbits, but is Daryl's routine good enough to also purchase it?

Thanks
John
Message: Posted by: jacob garr (Nov 23, 2005 07:27PM)
I think it's great,there are countless stories jokes and tricks you can preform with them,it's more attention grabbing than sponge balls and they help me a bit,i don't own a rabbit so I can make rabbits appear out of my hat!
Message: Posted by: Christopher Congreave (Nov 26, 2005 11:10AM)
I totally agree with all of the above, when I approach a table the amount of times people say can you pull a rabbit out of a hat and I pull the sponge bunny out it is a funny moment. I was once called back to a table and given 20 (about $35) to do"that rabbit trick again"

I know this isn't sleight of hand as such but the Laflin Rabbit from hat in silk is a great routine aswell, well worth checking out!
Message: Posted by: evolve629 (Nov 26, 2005 11:19AM)
This has been one of my most requested tricks ever. Everyone should have the 3D Multiplying Rabbits.
Message: Posted by: RicHeka (Nov 26, 2005 07:31PM)
I agree: This is a winner.Folks don't care how many times they have seen them. I must admit that I created my own routine for them that has little relation to the regular handling and utilzes a couple of other props.Maybe someday I will release it.Maybe. :)

Rich
Message: Posted by: Kent Wong (Nov 27, 2005 09:39AM)
There's also a little "add-on" effect available called The Topper. You show a little plastic top hat that fits in the palm of your hand. You show the hat empty and then place it on the table. Immediately, a nickel appears from inside the hat.

Immediately afterwards, the magician can lift up the top hat again, and a little 3d sponge bunny has appeared underneath it. I use this little effect all the time to get into the 3d bunnies routine.

Kent
Message: Posted by: jecar (Dec 5, 2005 05:17PM)
[quote]
On 2005-11-27 10:39, magicman845 wrote:
There's also a little "add-on" effect available called The Topper. You show a little plastic top hat that fits in the palm of your hand. You show the hat empty and then place it on the table. Immediately, a nickel appears from inside the hat.


Immediately afterwards, the magician can lift up the top hat again, and a little 3d sponge bunny has appeared underneath it. I use this little effect all the time to get into the 3d bunnies routine.

Kent
[/quote]

Kent, can you provide a link for the top hat?

Jerry
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Message: Posted by: peter teagle (Dec 5, 2005 05:58PM)
A little bunny in a little top hat, awwwwwww, how cute, I want it!


peter
Message: Posted by: tonyj (Dec 11, 2005 09:04AM)
Jerry

http://www.dickbarrymagic.com (US) sell them under New Magic, page 3. Now all I need to find is a UK stockist.

PS searching for 'mini rabbit' on Google gives some interesting results - click with care!

Regards

Tony
Message: Posted by: Bill Palmer (Dec 11, 2005 01:39PM)
There used to be a group of prominent magicians who called themselves, "The Sponge Bunny Society." Karrell Fox, Jay Marshall, George Boston and Bev Bergeron were among the members. They did not actually do the sponge bunnies.

What they had in common was this. They had all been, at some time or another, at a coffee shop or restaurant talking about magic, when the waitress came over and said, "Are you guys magicians? Hey, I know a trick." And she performed the sponge bunnies for them.
Message: Posted by: Skip Way (Dec 13, 2005 07:52AM)
Check your local Party Favor store (Our statewide chain is called Party City) for the miniature plastic tophats. You'll occassionally find them in the party favor aisle withthe yo-yos, squirt guns, tops and such. If you find them, buy all you can afford because the disappear fast and are stocked randomly. Hmmm....I wonder if Oriental Trading stocks them? <Reaching for Google>

Skip
Message: Posted by: Dynamike (Dec 15, 2005 04:01AM)
Pro: What everyone said is correct.

Cons: I wish they came in multiple colors like Goshman sponge balls. I dye mine red with food coloring. The ears can come off easily. Be careful placing them in and taking them out of your pockets.
Message: Posted by: jezza (Dec 15, 2005 07:58AM)
This is a great effect as it has everything it is entertaining ,it can be funny, it has a story ,and ending ,can be adapted to adults and children.
Ive done this effect so many times I have a nielson set and the Ammar ones
Message: Posted by: M. Perk (Dec 17, 2005 12:35PM)
Duane Laflin has a great routine called "The Hare Raising Experience." Very funny patter for a large group.
Message: Posted by: bwarren3 (Dec 19, 2005 11:18AM)
The sponge bunnies is always a hit. The restaurant pays for the bunnies as giveaways. It's the most requested effect I do in restaurants. I use a purse frame to show the bunny "eggs", produce the sponge balls, do the Kozak master routine with a little Frank Garcia sprinkled in, produce the bunnies as a final load, screams, howls of laughter and of course, I want one...
Bill
Message: Posted by: Josh the Superfluous (Dec 30, 2005 08:58AM)
The sponge bunnies are terrible, kids hate them.

Just kidding. Kids line up to have me make bunnies appear in their hands. Just be prepared to give some away. I once had a little girl pull off the ears, just to do it.
Message: Posted by: Fast Eddie P. (Dec 30, 2005 07:48PM)
M. Perk - Any idea where to find the Laflin routine?
Message: Posted by: Michael Bilkis (Dec 31, 2005 04:10PM)
What are some of the best sources for sponge bunnies? I do a sponge ball routine with standard sized balls a a multi mini ball kicker at the end.

Thanks,

Michael
Message: Posted by: John Long (Jan 2, 2006 06:03PM)
I think I paid $15 for the 3-D Rabbits, and that is rather expensive to give out after each performance! Are the critters available for less money some place?

John
Message: Posted by: magicbern (Jan 7, 2006 02:05PM)
[quote]
On 2005-12-30 20:48, Fast Eddie P. wrote:
M. Perk - Any idea where to finf the Laflin routine?
[/quote]
either in his DVD Sponge Ball MAgic or another auido CD with music by Arthur Stead called Bunny Love (also sold by Duane Laflin. There are no DVD instructions but music tracks and a printed routine (assuming you already do sponge bunnies/balls the moves are basic)
You used to be able to buy it from the Laflin Magic website (www.laflinmagic.com) but apparently from Jan 1st this year, the business has been handed over to Duane's daughter.
The best bet would be to go to the above-mentioned link and see!
Its a great routine and plays very effectively to all ages.

Just a note that Duane also sells the bunnies for hair Raising Experience (but they seem like Goshman red ones to me)> The 3D bunnies are a different trick that come with a Mike Ammar routine and are used for another Laflin routine (in the above DVD)
Message: Posted by: Dynamike (Jan 9, 2006 02:37AM)
Mike Wong have them also. http://www.mikewong.com His are called Wong's Wabbits. His are hand sculpted.
Message: Posted by: Josh the Superfluous (Jan 9, 2006 04:10PM)
Wong's are super cute, but at $30 a set... whew!
Message: Posted by: BAN (Jan 9, 2006 07:25PM)
Where do you guys get your rabbits? I cant seem to find good looking ones except for the neilson multiplying rabbits and those are expensive
Message: Posted by: Dynamike (Jan 9, 2006 07:41PM)
Here is what I use: http://www.penguinmagic.com/specialorderproduct.php?ID=3966
Message: Posted by: RicHeka (Jan 9, 2006 08:09PM)
Ban:$15.00 for a High Quality item that if used properly will pay Dividends is expensive??? I don't think so! I alway's wondered why Mr. Nielsen was selling them at that LOW price.They are dynamite!(Of course you would never want to give these away).

Rich
Message: Posted by: stormchaser (Jan 10, 2006 02:00PM)
They're totally worth buying. Mine didn't come with very good instructions, but I figured out a good way of doing it. It's great because the magic happens IN THE SPECTATOR'S HAND. Some people actually jump when they open their hands. The weird thing was, when the guy at the magic shop did it for me, I actually felt the baby bunnies pop up a little. Probably just my imagination, but what a strong trick!
Message: Posted by: Marvello (Jul 25, 2006 03:02PM)
The best hand-sculpted 3-D bunnies I have seen are the ones that Steve Dacri sells on his site. They are expensive, compared to other 3-D sponge bunnies, but worth it.

5 babies:

[img]http://img248.imageshack.us/img248/557/520babies20copyhn7.png[/img]

5 Momma bunnies and a grandpa:

[img]http://img437.imageshack.us/img437/1953/mamas2020large20copyci3.png[/img]

this is a "grandpa" (about 5 inches):

[img]http://img437.imageshack.us/img437/9149/one20large20bunny20copyil2.png[/img]

order them here:
http://www.magicwebchannel.com/Mall_SD_bunniesAndBev.htm
Message: Posted by: Bill Palmer (Jul 25, 2006 03:34PM)
You should also consider getting Steve's DVDs. There are some great sponge bunny bits on them.
Message: Posted by: Marvello (Jul 25, 2006 04:38PM)
Yep - that is how I found about them. I was watching his DVD's and I thought that he had the nicest set of sponge bunnies I had ever seen, so I went to his site and found them :)
Message: Posted by: Alan Munro (Jul 27, 2006 01:54PM)
[quote]
On 2005-12-15 05:01, Dynamike wrote:
The ears can come off easily. Be careful placing them in and taking them out of your pockets.
[/quote]
I've never had that problem. Properly fitting slacks are a must, if you keep them in your pants pocket. They should never go in the back pocket. Tight pockets could do damage. Never put them in the pocket with keys!
Message: Posted by: Scott Compton (Aug 24, 2006 09:27AM)
I use a blue sharpie and color in the eyes. It makes them look so much better, and people love the rabbits! Just say the magic words, "Viagra-cadabra"!
Message: Posted by: Larry Davidson (Aug 24, 2006 03:33PM)
Compton, is that part of your "stand-up" act. :baby:
Message: Posted by: Scott Compton (Aug 24, 2006 03:43PM)
You mean the Viagra-cadabra line? No, my humor is RARELY that blue. Or if it is, it is certainly worded to go above the kids heads (if there are any). That is kind of a pet peeve of mine. I believe that if you are going to shade it blue, it better be 1)funny, and 2) above the level of kids understanding, otherwise....well, you are acting irresponsibly.

I use the rabbits for walkaround tables. I have a love-hate with them. People love them, and I hate doing them for EVERYONE. I like the 'surprise' of the small bunnies, so if I did them at the next table I don't want to be approached by, "Oh, do it in my hands, too!"

The blue sharpie just makes them look cuter.

Now if it's just us adults around.......yes, there is a lot of fun you can have with them.

Scott
Message: Posted by: Larry Davidson (Aug 24, 2006 05:19PM)
My "stand-up" comment was a joke.

I agree completely with your approach to using blue material. Yup, it better be funny and above the level of kids' understanding if there are any present.

My [i]Sponge Larry Square Pants[/i] sponge ball routine on my DVDs contains a lot of blue lines, which I would never use with kids around and would use with adults only in limited circumstances.
Message: Posted by: TheAmbitiousCard (Aug 24, 2006 05:27PM)
Anyone seen rich marotta's "do the one where the baby rabbits appear" version of this? in other words, where you're asked to repeat the effect and the person basically blew the ending for you?
Message: Posted by: Larry Davidson (Aug 25, 2006 11:46AM)
Frank, is that published or on video?
Message: Posted by: TheAmbitiousCard (Aug 25, 2006 11:57AM)
It's on one of his "close up videos". The walk-around set.

the humor is barely "blue" but funny as hell. I've used it as a..

"here, I'll do it again" phase and believe me it gets huge laughs.
not just chuckles, gufaws, and tee hee's.

http://www.theambitiouscard.com/details.cfm?product_code=DVDRM2COM
Message: Posted by: magicjack1977 (Sep 3, 2006 11:05AM)
The effect is incredible. It seems so silly and stupid when you first get it and (if your like me) your hesitant to try and perform it the first time. AFter performing it several times, you'll realize that it has thecute" factor about it and everyone loves it. It truly is the best $10 you'll ever spend.

I even went out and got two extra SUPER jumbo rabbits (they look exactly the same as the others but they are about 2&1/2 to 3 inches long) as a finally and everyone just loves that.
Message: Posted by: Marvello (Sep 15, 2006 08:12PM)
[quote]
On 2006-07-25 16:02, Marvello wrote:
The best hand-sculpted 3-D bunnies I have seen are the ones that Steve Dacri sells on his site. They are expensive, compared to other 3-D sponge bunnies, but worth it.
[/quote]I take back what I wrote - I just ordered another set from Steve Dacri's and instead of the handmade bunnies I got the basic goshman bunnies at the premium price of the handmade ones that I was expecting (and had received before). Save your money.
Message: Posted by: TheAmbitiousCard (Sep 15, 2006 11:32PM)
I got one of the 5" grandpa bunnies but don't have a reason to use it yet.
Message: Posted by: sethb (Feb 9, 2007 09:02AM)
[quote] On 2006-01-02 19:03, John Long wrote: I think I paid $15 for the 3-D Rabbits, and that is rather expensive to give out after each performance! Are the critters available for less money some place?

John [/quote]

If you routinely perform the rabbits, and often give away a few, you could probably purchase them wholesale from suppliers like FUN, Inc. or D. Robbins; click [url=http://www.funinc.com]HERE[/url] for more info. You would need to buy a substantial amount, but if you go through them fast enough, it would probably be well worth it. SETH
Message: Posted by: TheAmbitiousCard (Feb 9, 2007 11:39AM)
The wholesale price you can get from any of those places for a box of 3D rabbits would end up costing you more because you're having to buy adult bunnies to go with them. For extra babies [url=http://www.theambitiouscard.com/onsale.cfm?ref=bunnies ]I'm pretty sure this is the best deal.[/url] At least, I hope so.
Message: Posted by: DStachowiak (Feb 11, 2007 05:40AM)
[quote]
On 2005-12-30 09:58, Josh the Superfluous wrote:
The sponge bunnies are terrible, kids hate them.

Just kidding. Kids line up to have me make bunnies appear in their hands. Just be prepared to give some away. I once had a little girl pull off the ears, just to do it.
[/quote]
My God, what kind of a psycho killer do you suppose SHE's going to grow up to be?
Message: Posted by: SeanD13 (Feb 13, 2007 09:59AM)
I had no idea that the 3D bunnies were that powerful. I am going to have to get some, fast.

Thanks everyone,
SeanD13
Message: Posted by: alexa (Feb 13, 2007 10:55AM)
I had no idea there were so many different types and uses! Sponge bunnies hold a nostalgic value for me---I already see a lot of my money going towards collecting different types...

Alexa
Message: Posted by: smitty (Mar 24, 2007 03:05PM)
Well, I was about to order another box of Red or Green 2" standard Goshman sponge balls, but after seeing these AMAZING Sponge Bunnies, I GOTTA HAVE ME SOME. We have a bunny for a pet, so this just makes more sense to me, and there are so many fun ways you could product the first bunny. I only wish this came with 3 big bunnies, and the babies. I'm just so used to using 3- 2" sponge balls.

Glad I found this thread.

Thanks guys/gals...

Best...smitty
Message: Posted by: Bill Palmer (Mar 24, 2007 04:09PM)
This set comes with three large rabbits and five babies. Get two sets if you do this a lot. Also get a bag of babies as well.
Message: Posted by: Amazing Magic Co (Oct 14, 2017 09:25PM)
Does anyone still carry the Grandpa bunnies?

Dan.