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Topic: Walking puppet, China
Message: Posted by: ssucahyo (Jan 26, 2011 12:30AM)
Hi friends,

Have you seen this? this is the old China classic toys...
http://www.52magic.com/index.php?gOo=goods_details.dwt&goodsid=865&productname=


very interesting....
Message: Posted by: ColinDymond (Jan 26, 2011 04:15AM)
Cool.
Message: Posted by: Lou Hilario (Jan 26, 2011 07:58AM)
I wanted to get one of those but I don't trust the website. I haven't ordered anything from there because there are lots of "pirated" items.
I have yet to wait for a review of this. Quite interesting and worth it if you can use it in your shows. I would make a duplicate of my puppet and do a switch.
Message: Posted by: Howie Diddot (Jan 26, 2011 09:15AM)
I can walk that figure in downtown San Francisco and it would not look out of place, or as strange as some real kids and parents walking now; the figure and I probably wouldn’t even be noticed.
Message: Posted by: ssucahyo (Jan 27, 2011 09:07PM)
Hi Lou: some of friends bought some props from there without any problem, it s cost around $700 plus shipping. For this dool, I don't have any idea the origin, it s seems like old radtional Chinese toy.
Message: Posted by: Lou Hilario (Jan 27, 2011 10:05PM)
Cahyo, from what I understand, the control is in the hand of the doll. You press it to trigger the foot to move forward. It works with springs, , weights, gears and tubes.
Message: Posted by: Dickens & Dave (Jan 27, 2011 10:50PM)
I was thinking it was a weighted thing, but whatever it is, I think it's really cool.
Then I was thinking it would be great if they had a moving mouth and you could control that - then at the end of the video, it looked to me like the last one was moving his mouth, but it was hard to tell for sure because of the quality of the video.
Message: Posted by: daffydoug (Jan 28, 2011 10:55AM)
Ingenious!
Message: Posted by: daffydoug (Jan 28, 2011 10:57AM)
But this guy takes it to whole new heights!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pGzZqZB3G7Q
Message: Posted by: daffydoug (Jan 28, 2011 11:05AM)
Oh, by the way, the song he is dancing to is "YMCA," but they got all sh***y about that, so we are not allowed to hear the music.