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Bob Baker
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As long as we're all confessing:

Oscar Makyne: my first non-toy hard figure. A Finis & Co. "Ole" given a makeover a few years ago by Ray Guyll. (That's Oscar in my Avatar.)
Mrs. Lucille Goldman: a Selberg "Granny." As she's my main figure, I recently acquired a back-up for her.
Archie P. Nelson: a besotted Cockney created by Bill Nelson and Dan Lavender.
"Old Bob": an 80 year old version of myself created by Bill Nelson.
Sigmoid colon: an anatomically correct talking colon (Latex)
Otis Bigelow: another Nelson/Lavender creation due to arrive here any day.
Unnamed Hartz "cheeky boy": Conrad posted online that he had just completed a figure, and always wanting a Hartz, I grabbed him. He'll be a back-up for Oscar.
Ernie: the Sesame Street character; I used to do a rather ribald version of "Rubber Duckie" with him.

For the moment, I'm satisfied with my family of puppets. But I suspect there will be more. They are rather addicting.

Bob
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On 2011-01-08 10:21, daffydoug wrote:
Um, you wouldn't want to sell one of those amps, would you?

I am still thinning out that stuff and do have an amp on the to-go list, but it's a half-stack - too big and costly to ship.

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On 2011-01-08 10:58, jlevey wrote:
Interesting. Blueshawk.... do you have a guitar-playing figure? Perhaps you could combine your two passions! Smile

Actually, I do have one - he is "billed" as the "never before, ever heard of, fifth Beatle", and he says the reason he was kicked out of the Beatles was because his name is Paul too (full name: Paul M. Dickens) and the other Paul was jealous because he's better looking.
(That character came to mind as soon as I got this figure because he was wearing that blazer and has sort of a mop top hairdo.)

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Obviously, that guitar was too big for him. I got a travel guitar that looked like a Les Paul and was a lot smaller, but it was still too heavy, so one of the projects on my list is to make a a lightweight fake guitar for him (preferably something that looks like a Beatle Bass).
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Amazing, Blueshawk1... Paul M. Dickens looks great! Did you hear that (the real) Paul's white tux suit sold recently for around $46,000US??? Perhaps your Paul's suit might fetch a pretty penny!?!


...Ebay is waiting! Smile

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Hahaaa, somehow, I don't think his suit would make 46 dollars - remember, he is the "never before, ever heard of, fifth Beatle" - no one knows him.

Oh, and btw, my Paul says he is (the real) Paul. Smile
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Hmmm... you say he is the "never before, ever heard of, fifth Beatle" ????

...That "might" make his suit even more valuable! Smile
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Bob you are going to have 2 of Dan Lavender's figures!! that's great. He is building a special one for me too. I will show it on Ventriloquist Central when it is done and arrives. I think it will shock everyone. I can't wait!!
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Crap. I just bought another figure.
Is there a support group out there somewhere?
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Blueshawk1:

There are several support groups out there. We at The Dummy Shoppe are a great support group for those afflicted with that disease. We would be happy to support you in any out of control purchases that you would like to make on new puppets. We are always very supportive of those with this problem!!!

Steve
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Somehow I'm thinking that's not what he meant.
'Course, I could be wrong. Smile

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Gee, thanks Steve, if anything happens to The Dummy Shoppe, I wouldn't suggest you taking a job as an AA counselor. Smile
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I have no issue with numbers but puppets should be kept out of the light and in a cool dry place to preserve them better, unless you are talking of ones that are strictly for display.
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I have a display case with some of my Pelham puppets and other vent collectibles like one of my Mahoney headstick figures, etc, but it's in a spot that doesn't get direct sunlight.
I have some vent dolls on a shelf, but I don't worry about them, they're not like rare collectibles.
All the rest, hard and soft figures, I keep in cases - except for one, an old lower line Lovik I leave out for a quick grab.
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On 2011-01-10 17:05, Neale Bacon wrote:
I have no issue with numbers but puppets should be kept out of the light and in a cool dry place to preserve them better, unless you are talking of ones that are strictly for display.

Yeah, I kept it at the inner space of my office and it's air-conditioned. Smile
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Most of mine are in cases...but I've got a really rare Steiff beagle on display in the office, as well as three Hazelle marionettes hanging from the ceiling and a tiny vent doll from the 1920's that seems to have a somewhat uncertain background.

-Philip
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I have the entire Ventriloquist Central Collection out on display not in cases and able to be used at any moment much the same as WS Berger did at the Vent Haven although today none of them can be touched. Also if you visit my collection I do allow flash photography!!
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Well, sure, but you're a legendary historian. We're just charliejockeys.

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Charlie"jockeys" - I've got a ways to go, I think I'm only a stable hand.

Of course, I guess that would make Dan a stable owner (now there's a stable that would be great to be a stable hand at).
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Term just sorta came to me. But I kinda like it! Smile

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I guess I responded because I hate seeing the figures in cases. In a case you can't pick him up and play with the figure. No fun in that. I think they should be out and not put away so they can't be used. And yes I guess I am the stable owner but I do like to share so come on over and lets play. Anytime you are in the Boston area. I guess I will plug my Birthday Bash again. Oct. 8th 2011. It is really going to be a fun time.
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Oh, Dan...I wish I could. Have it annually and I just might make it next time. Meanwhile, I hope you will report on it as well as you reported on VentHaven.

And, I keep mine in their cases for the most part to keep them from getting dusty. The dogs in and out keep me hopping with the vacuum cleaner! I confess, however, that Huck is out and sitting on the cedar chest and, of course, Sylvia is still in a vise being worked on.
Oh, and Cooter's in the other bedroom.
Let me amend what I said...I MEAN to keep them in their cases most of the time.
:)

--Philip
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