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Ken Dumm
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Last week I was in Los Angeles on business and had the great fortune of being able to visit Axtell Expressions. I met with Steve and his entire team of artists. What a great time I had. It was like walking into Jim Henson's Studio.

Steve was very generous with his time and took me on the grand tour of his studio. If you ever get the opportunity to take a peek behind the curtain to see what goes into each product they produce, you'd be floored by the painstaking detail they put into every order. I was already a fan of Axtell, but I was taken back by the way Steve and his entire crew work together to produce the most creative and innovative products available.

How they make the products so affordable is beyond me. I know affordable is a relative term, but if you saw the amount of work and steps it takes to produce one of the puppets, you'd agree. Combine that with the unbelievable customer service and you can see why it's difficult for Steve to keep up with the demand.

Thanks again Steve for your time. If you ever have the opportunity to visit Axtell Expressions, don't pass it up...

Ken
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Lucky dog!

I've been wanting to get a 'glimps behind the curtian' for years!

I know that if I'm EVER in his neck of the woods, I will DEFINATLY be stopping by...

I'd rather go to Axtells studio than DISNEY!

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Terry,

It's funny you mention Disney, I had to choose between the two (time constraints) and I definitely made the right choice by going to Axtell. It was a blast!!!!

Ken
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Definately made the right choice pal! Good for you!

Oh, and me making that connection?

That's the psycho....I mean psychic, coming out in me!

LOL

Lucky Dog!

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Ha! I hear that all the time. Even kids make that choice....it blows the parents away. WHY is that? I'm no Disney!
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Steve,

Isn't your middle name Walt??????

Thanks again...

Ken
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Steve...

You are KINDA like Disney...

Except your Rat is a bit, ummmm, Neurotic?

LOVE that figure, by the way!

If ever I'm in Cali, be sure to leave the light on for me, cause I'm GOING to be coming by!

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Maybe Steve could add a slow water ride that winds through his workshop? Animatronic puppets singing and explaining the behind the scenes construction of...other puppets?
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I LIKE this idea!!

Although I've never seen his shop in person, I'm SURE a water ride could be added!

Let's start a fundraising effort!

The Steve Axtell White Water attraction!

LOL

Terry
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Ha! Love it. It sounds like Willy Wonka's factory. Hmmm....I'm thinking I'll expand in another 5 years with this in mind!
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Sure, why not...right?

You could even develop a pirate puppet and stick em on a 'Black Pearl' that cruises around the shop...

Your very own "Pirates of the Cari...um...California Coast"!

LOL

Terry
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I'll get in line now for when tickets go on sale. Smile

Steves' stuff is awsome and so full of character. Would LOVE to see the behgind the scenes myself.

Chris J
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There ya go Steve!

A budding customer base for a tour of your facilities/theme park!

Just remember, like 30 years down the road when you are bigger than the Rat...

I foretold it first!

LOL

Terry
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