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Hank Lee has an item available called "Morph Dog". Here's the description:

Yuris Lesnick’s Morph Dog is by far the coolest sponge ball transformation effect you will ever see!
Show a 2” sponge cube. Show your hand empty. Make a fist. Slowly tuck the cube into your fist.
When you open your fist, the sponge cube is gone! In its place is a cute little sponge dog! Complete with a little doggie tail and cute little doggie eyes!
Morph Dog is a great walk-around trick. The kids love it.
You’ll carry it with you all the time! Self-contained. Each one is hand made and really a work of art! Buy two, they're small!

Note: Morph Dog is made exclusively for Hank Lee's Magic Factory, so you will find it here and nowhere else!


Can anyone tell me if there is any difference between this and the standard "Puff The Magic Dragon" trick that Magic By Gosh has been making for years? They even made two different versions, one with wings and one without.
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There are several of these going around. There is a fellow in Canada who is a hairdresser and an amateur upholsterer who does real ART with sponge. I think his name is Henry Mirkovich. I'll have to find his card.
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When I was young (20 years ago) I saw Jury Lesnik on Russian TV and was amazed of his work. Just now I contact with him. He live at France. He told me that Hank Lee still do not pay him.... He made new site http://www.morphopolis.tv/ and try sell his brilliant work on e-bay...

Will be interestink to know when Henry Mirkovich begin made his work.

I trying invite him to this Forum, but Jury know English worse than me and he can not registered here...
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On 2007-08-26 20:32, wrote:
Can anyone tell me if there is any difference between this and the standard "Puff The Magic Dragon" trick that Magic By Gosh has been making for years? They even made two different versions, one with wings and one without.

I can tell you. There are no any differens.
Both of them "morph-dog" and "morph-dragon" made by me, by my hands.
Hi Scott! It was impossible to be registered. My free address did not approach before.
I will try this engine, this is my first message. Hello The Magic Café!
I am Yuris Lesnik.
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Henry's work is no longer available. His ex-wife threw out all his tools and foam. All of his work was custom order.
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On 2008-12-08 02:14, Bill Palmer wrote:
Henry's work is no longer available. His ex-wife threw out all his tools and foam. All of his work was custom order.

hello Bill!
I am one of them?
It is very interesting. It would be desirable to look and to meet the second.
When I have read it, for the first time, one year ago, I have thought, Steve Goshman dismissed hearings about this to dissolve information about real author.
And now it is even more interesting to know more.
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As far as I know, Henry never made anything exactly like the Morphdog or the Morphdragon. He made one of a kind, original custom orders, for the most part. He didn't copy anyone, unless it was completely by accident. If someone asked him for an item like Morphdog or Morphdragon, he probably wouldn't have made it, because he was familiar with what was on the market. There was no need to duplcate anything that anyone else was making.

If I had an item like this, I would sell it to Murphy's. They pay very quickly.
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Eddie Ace from Pittsburgh was one of the first guys I knew to make the morph stuff in a very artistic form. Rabbit and tortoise was one of his. I think he is still making stuff.

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He makes some of the best sponge rabbits there are.
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So! We know:
There is a hairdresser in Canada, who does real ART with sponge, his name is Henry Mirkovich.(We do not know where he is now? We canot see his sponge things made before)
There is Eddie Ace from Pittsburgh! Supplier of sponge magic props to David Copperfield, Lance Burton, and More! Multiplying Rabbits, Bears, and Pigs - Sponge Moon Rock Transpo & Tortoise and Hare Trick - Plus Custom Sponge Carvings For Your Act! (Looks like he is still making stuff, frogs and a horses heads on ebay"to go". We can see him! "go")
question! Who was the first? Who and when the first time shown cube-sphere morph?
Who has thought up to cut out a hole in a cube? Albert Goshman?
Great Square Ball Mystery from Magic by Gosh?
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On 2008-12-27 10:45, Bill Palmer wrote:
If I had an item like this, I would sell it to Murphy's. They pay very quickly.

Bill, what you think about Mr. Aaron Smith's the Magic Depot?
Thanks!
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As far as I know, Henry never made any "Morph Dogs" or "Morph Dragons." He did other things, basically foam sculpture.

As far as things that morphed from a sponge ball to another figure, these have been around since the 1950's. I'll have to see if I can find one in any of my old catalogs, but there used to be a rubber sponge (not polyfoam) that turned inside out -- with a hole -- to form a rabbit. Lou Derman used one in his act. He had a sponge rabbit like this. He filled the hole with raisinets, so the rabbit would poop on the spectator.

This was LONG before Goshman was making his sponge balls.
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As far as I know, Henry never made any "Morph Dogs" or "Morph Dragons." He did other things, basically foam sculpture.

Probably he have photos. Can we try to find him? Mabe he has thrown from the house his wife after she has thrown out his tools?
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As far as things that morphed from a sponge ball to another figure, these have been around since the 1950's..

It is not absolutely correct to tell that they appear from a sphere if we speak at technological level. If we tell about such as the cube - sphere, the rabbit - sphere, all of them are hidden, clamped in a hole an aperture and then are pulled out. Mine things have other nature. I have come to these transformations with concept *Topology in sculpture* in 1985. I have seen Goshmans cube-sphere for the first time in 1994. At that time I had many hopes of my invention and we worked with the lawyer for the patent(US Patent 5506013). Plastic foam novelty items
Abstract
A resilient solid foam object which has a part of its outer surface scribed with a series of connected cuts. These cuts communicate with the interior of the foam object. The cuts are arranged to allow the foam object to be turned inside out and are shaped to form a three dimensional structure within the solid foam object. The three dimensional object is displayed upon turning the solid foam object inside out. Also described is a method for making these novel foam objects.
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I'll have to see if I can find one in any of my old catalogs, but there used to be a rubber sponge (not polyfoam) that turned inside out -- with a hole -- to form a rabbit.

I understand about wich material you speak is rubberfoam. I have made in such material many researches. During the USSR, it was the most widespread bast which cost copecks. Later this material was superseded by polyfoam. In my collection I still have sculptures of that time. I will necessarily lay out them on Youtube for viewing. It would be very interesting to look these rabbits, about which you speak, but I am assured that mine bany has no analogues. I do not lose a material, there is no cavity in mine product, I use all material to morph new figure.
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Lou Derman used one in his act. He had a sponge rabbit like this. He filled the hole with raisinets, so the rabbit would poop on the spectator.

Abaut Lou Derman shown sponge rabbit I don not find anything.
Let's I show mine!(to see). You will tell if he had a similar.
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This was LONG before Goshman was making his sponge balls.

Who has thought up to cut out a hole in a foam or in a rubber sponge foam cube?
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Henry had NOTHING left from his foam sculpture. No tools. No photos. NOTHING.

Maybe some of his customers have some pictures, but he left the house with empty hands.

He has no intention or desire to get into the foam business again.

As far as the ball to rabbit is concerned, obviously the ball could not be displayed all the way around, because of the hole in the bottom. By the way, not all balls are spheres. Some are round, some are oval. I NEVER used the word "sphere" in any of my posts.

Goshman acquired much of his material from Ravell. Ravell was probably the one who first made a ball to square.

Just to disabuse you from some notions you have about magic on the internet and/or facts about anything on the internet, for that matter, you will not find everything available on the internet unless you subscribe to some very expensive services. You won't find all the legal news on the internet unless you subscribe to lexis/nexus. You won't find all the magic information unless you subscribe to Conjuring Arts.

Lou died in 1975, which means that he had stopped all his performances before anyone had even thought of the internet. Very little was available on any kind of computer except at university libraries, and those were not interconnected.

Just because YOU can't find it on the internet doesn't mean that it did or did not exist. It just means that it isn't on the internet. You will find Lou mentioned in a couple of places, but they have nothing to do with magic. He was also a writer. He wrote for All in the Family and Mister Ed, which were two major television shows.

Regarding Henry's sponge work, I think you may have misunderstood some of the things I said about it. He did not specialize in morphing figures. He may have made a few, but I never saw any. All I have seen of his work is really beautiful foam sculpture.

Also, the rubber foam I am referring to is not the smooth, white latex foam that was fairly common during the 1960's and 1970's. The rubber foam I am referring to was very coarse, grainy rubber foam. Usually it was reddish brown, but sometimes it was available in grey or tan.

Here is a drawing from the 1950 Kanter's catalogue. http://i696.photobucket.com/albums/vv321......bbit.jpg

I don't have any photos of one of these things. The drawing is a bit deceptive. The ball would actually have been a bit larger compared to the rabbit.
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Hello Yuris Lesnik, I want to buy your teapot to dog and other great products. Is there a place in United States I can buy your complete line of products or do I need to order directly from you?
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If you wish to communicate directly with Mr. Lesnik, you can left click on the word "Profile" at the beginning of one of his posts. There you will find his e-mail address, and you can e-mail him. This will be the fastest way to get an answer.
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Bill, many thanks for the recommendation communicate Murphy's!
"If I had an item like this, I would sell it to Murphy's."
I have already finished the first order and I will send them soon to US.
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What abaut Hank Lee? He is in US!
Red Dogs ended? Did You tried to order?
He has not paid to me!
likely he thinks, it is normally.
Probably he has thought, that he already has paid by the ingenious phrase:
"Yuris Lesnick’s Morph Dog is by far the coolest sponge ball transformation effect you will ever see!"
I regret that, Scott Cram created this theme and does not come any more here.
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The order of Dogs and Dragons as well Robots, Bugs, and Rings can be carried out from http://www.morphopolis.tv
About the price for the Teapot Dog or others Morphers or specially individual orders can be discussed, write me to personal messages or sculptor@morpher.org
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You are welcome.

I haven't ordered anything from Hank Lee in a very long time.

I'll send you an e-mail.

Bill
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Bill, maybe you remember the dealer.
At TAOM 09, it was the second booth on the right as you walk in, next to Daytona.
I think they were from Japan.
He had a yellow sponge ball, and he turned it into a yellow sponge Pikashu.
I did not buy it. I just remembered it now.

ACE
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I don't remember them. It may have been SEO magic.
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So!
Hank Lee has an item available called "Morph Dog". Here's the description:
Yuris Lesnick’s Morph Dog is......
I am Yuris Lesnik!
Hank Lee has deceived me.
Do not buy anything from this bad person!!!!
He has not paid to me the promised price!
He does not answer my letters.
Who can help me?
How I can force him to switch off this page?
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