Brian Hagelgans Ventriloquist Figure Mechanics

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Brian Hagelgans has been very busy in his workshop creating some fine mechanics on his figures.

He was kind enough to create this video for us to put up on Ventriloquist Central to share with all of you.

I take my hat off to you, Brian. Great work!!


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5 Responses to Brian Hagelgans Ventriloquist Figure Mechanics

  1. Bob Isaacson says:

    Wow ! I knew Brian Hagelgans was a talented Vent as well as a very nice young man, but I had no idea that he was also such a talented figure maker. Congratulations to Brian. And a big thank you Brian for showing us your wonderful creative talent !

    • Brian Hagelgans says:

      Thanks Bob you have been such an inspiration to me since the junior contests in the 80’s :) BTW…years later…After aquiring one of your personal Osborne figures as you know in 2007 (approx) it revived my once “shelved ventriloquism” status into a fresh start! I have become facinated by how these little guys work. With over 19 plus years building and flying RC model airplanes I found this facination with figure mechanics. Thanks again Bob!!

  2. Dennis Hall says:

    Beautiful work Brian ! Very impressive !

  3. chevillat says:

    hallo brian — can you build for me a little boy with many functions –yes move — blinking eyes — paupieres — sourcils — thank you — cordially

  4. Allen Delane says:

    Hi Brian,
    I sent you a message on facebook were not connected so I don’t know if you got my message I bought a Uncle Sam puppet from Jimmy Eisenberg and he gave me your name. I’m a serious collector of Movie Props an high end replicas, I would be very interested in commissioning you to build me a working Fats like I saw on Youtube I have a replica of Fats it’s very realistic but its a nonworking puppet Please contact me my email is
    Thank You,
    Allen Delane

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