Fabulous Early Rene Figure. Can you Say Bob??


Rene has been a fixture in the puppet world for many decades as both a builder and performer. I am please to now show you this great Rene figure which was built in 1979. This is the exact figure Rene used to create Jay Johnson’s Bob. Just check out his fabulous paint job with the shading that only Rene uses.

This figure is 44″ tall has side to side moving eyes and slot jaw and ball and socket neck. He is 100% original just as he came from Rene studios. Also check out the hands. They are super. The body is made of wood and cast neoprene which Rene is famous for using. The lower legs are also cast in neoprene.

This was purchased and then sat in a magic collection for 30 years until just recently when I acquired him. He is accompanied by a letter written to the original owner and signed by Rene.

These figures are becoming very rare and Rene is not knocking them out like he used to. I have only seen a few offered for sale in 10 years time. Most people that own them never want to let them go.

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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

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2 Responses to Fabulous Early Rene Figure. Can you Say Bob??

  1. leeDean says:

    The great Soupy Sales has passed. I’ll bet Rene’s neoprene could have taken one of his pies in the face. Is it really rubber?

  2. LeeDean says:

    (ANSWER) No, it’s lemon.

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