Sunday, March 23, 2008

Finishing up Jimmy Light Show

I have spent basically the entire weekend on getting Jimmy's figures ready. I have one left to finish. As I stated in one of my earlier posts, Jimmy uses his vents to intimidate and make the other wrestlers lose their train of thought, giving his wrestler the advantage. A really great twist to managing a wrestler. Jimmy is the first to use ventriloquist figures in this type of work. He has made his own nitch for the pro wrestling circuit.

Here are some of the finished figures. I have made 3 sets of wigs and eyebrowsfor the old man. a new wig and sharks teeth, moles and ears for the evil looking guy and a 2 sets of wigs and eyebrows for the crazy looking one. I also gave him his tongue. I think he came out pretty well!

I also had a chance to finish up my version of Slappy II from night of the living dummy II. He is on ebay this week. His face was hand sculpted and is as close to the real one as you can get. The only difference being his hair is real and not molded like the one in the movie.

I told Jimmy I was going to take a sebatical after working on his figures. Darlene has a "honey-do" list a mile long and spring is here which means.... Thats right.... yard work!@#+?/@!!!!

Have a great week and remember, I answer any and all questions regarding ventriloquism or figure making. If I can't answer your question, I will direct you to one of the professional people in this business that can. as always my email address is

Saturday, March 22, 2008

Jimmy likes teeth

Jimmy has sent almost all of his Payes puppets to me for dentures. I am also setting them up for quick change velcro hair. I have added some moles and changed the shape of the lips on some of them. The crazy looking one had a great set of teeth on the top, but nothing on the bottom so I made him a set of "lowers" to match his "uppers".

He is also going to get this wild looking tongue once it dries.

Jimmy has been keeping me very busy with refurbs. I told him my wife is going to leave me if i don't come out of the shop on the weekends. So when I'm in the "doghouse" so to speak, I'll be camping on Jimmys porch up in Canada. (I better bring a warm blanket!)

Sunday, March 9, 2008

More Jimmy Light Show

Jimmy has been sending a lot of work my way. I am humbled that he trusts me with his figures.

Jimmy is a professional wrestling manager who uses puppets as well lights on his attire while trying to distract his wrestlers opponents. Jimmy also manages an antique store in Canada. He has quite a following up there. It is his unique methods of entertainment that gather the crowds.

Here are two figures he had me make for him. They are "the stoners" Roach and Bud. I think they just made a deal with a Rastafarian I've been working on! I've got to monitor the goings on in my shop a little closer!

Each figure has blinkers, raising eyebrows,slot jaw movement and a smoker/spitter.

As you can see inside Buds mouth, there is a brass tube which runs down into his jaw and is connected to some surgical tubing which in turn connects to a squeeze bulb. The bulb can be loaded with either talc powder and used as a smoker or water and used as a spitter. I had fun making these guys. My inspiration came from a few "stoners" I knew growing up in the 60's.

Hope you like them Jimmy.

I am also in the middle of adding warts, teeth a different chin and bigger ears to one of his Payes puppets. Here is what I have so far. Have a great week! I thought I'd ad that I have two figures on ebay this week. A girl figure and a Jerry Mahoney with blinkers. I've never seen a Jerry with blinkers before so this may be a one and only!