I provide three levels of upgrade services for your celebrity doll(s). All work completed promptly ON YOUR DOLL with superior quality work by the skilled crafts persons who work exclusively for Animated Puppets. Satisfaction guaranteed.
Sarting with the basic ventriloquist dummy, our figure makers add a hard hollow body and the head is mounted to a control stick. You are able to put your hand in the back and control the mouth with a lever on the control stick. The head can tilt, nod, and turn all the way around. One hand operation while the dummy sits on your lap, or on a table, stool, etc.
This version has all the features of the Standard Model (above) PLUS we add beautiful self-centering side to side eyes and a lifelike wig.
SUPER DELUXE UPGRADE
Raising Eyebrows in addition to moving eyes, lifelike wig, and all the other features of the Deluxe Upgrade make this version truly SUPER!
Please email me for instructions on how you can ship your doll/figure to me for upgrade and/or repair service work:
Over the course of my career, I have built moving mouths into hundreds of unusual and unlikely items, converting them into puppets. Most were intended only for use as a "talking visual prop" for my own programs. However, a select few were actually put into short term production and offered for sale. Several of these one-of-a-kind and retired characters can be seen on the sidebar of this page. Others of my novelty puppet characters also appear on my Detweiler's Live DVDs. Without any promise of fulfillment, I continue to consider custom requests for specific novelty puppets or "talking" props. And from time to time I am still inspired to create some new and unique one-of-a-kind puppet myself. When that happens, you may find it offered for sale "first come, first serve" on the Kevin's Unique Creations page of this site. (Or on eBay auction where my son, Jordan, lists my auctions under the seller ID: detweiler85.)
Upgrades are our specialty! The talented Animated Puppets crafts persons perform conversions and upgrades to well over a thousand ventriloquist dolls each year. Each and every doll is given careful individual attention and inspection. We fulfill many custom requests, and we guarantee our work 100%.
If you don't own a ventriloquist doll to send us, we can help you fill that need as well!
Not the smallest I've built, but close!
Backyard chef's delight! A grill that speaks!
Alive? Nope - it's a puppet (the one on the left, that is :-)