A Seat Method for Ventriloquist Figure

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One of the main concerns for the ventriloquist is the seating for the ventriloquist figure. Most figures, even though it says will sit by themselves can be very precarious at best. The slightest touch will cause the figure to fall over. I myself have had a mishap and a Frank Marshall figure took a header and I was lucky enough to rescue it before it hit the floor.

On maker of ventriloquist figures really did have the correct base which keeps the figure from going over and that is the original bodies which were made by Madeline Maher. The base of the figures body was shaped so that the front of the legs extended out beyond the front of the figure and this added length makes such a stable bottom that the figure will not fall over.

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I have not seen any other maker do this kind of bottom but after looking at the picture I have given you a perfect way to make your figure keep from falling over. It is like adding a pair of skis. The only drawback is that the legs will not hang straight down when you lift the figure up. But….how often do you do that ??!!




Dan Willinger 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. Because of his love for the art of ventriloquism, Mr. Willinger created the website Ventriloquist Central. For more information about the website, go to: http://www.ventriloquistcentral.com

Copyright 2011 by Dan Willinger

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