With the holiday season upon us I started thinking about all the packages that are being packed and shipped everywhere and it got me to thinking about shipping ventriloquist figures.
It is important to think about the head when packing. An item overlooked all the time are the raising eyebrows. If you have this function you should take some tissue paper and pad underneath the eyebrows. This will keep them from getting bent. Yes this does happen more often than you may think.
The head stick is also very vulnerable to breakage. first you should move the levers to a position as close to the head stick as possible then wrap in small size bubble wrap. The another wrapping of the head stick with large bubble wrap.
Next find a box to closely fit the head. cut a slot for the head stick to fit into and lay the head face up into the box with the head stick wrapped sticking out. Pad with small size bubble wrap all around the face and head and then close the box and seal.
This really makes the head almost impervious to any damage. Next you fit this into the larger box with the body and you are good to go.
Better to be safe and make sure the figure gets to the destination in one piece.
Ventriloquist Central is the brainchild of Dan Willinger and Steve Hurst. Dan is a ventriloquism enthusiast and ventriloquist figure collector. He has been collecting for over 25 years. He created the Ventriloquist Central Collection. It now has over 100 ventriloquist figures and over 50 of them are Frank Marshall figures. Steve is a ventriloquist as well as builder of ventriloquist figures. He also has a background in sales, marketing, building websites and computers. Because they both love the art of ventriloquism, the website Ventriloquist Central was born. For more information about the website, go to: http://www.ventriloquistcentral.com
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