Getting the Ventriloquist Central Collection Ready for the Birthday Bash

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I’ve been cleaning the figures in the Ventriloquist Central Collection getting them ready for the upcoming Ventriloquist Central Birthday Bash (we still have a few available spaces so sign up now to be a part of the Birthday Bash).

The maintenance of the ventriloquist figures in the Ventriloquist Central collection is an ongoing chore. I call it a chore but that really isn’t the correct word because I love to do this. The cleaning never ends because it just can’t be done all at once. I have to start at one side of the room and work my way around to the other side. By the time I get to the other side it is time to start all over again.

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The greatest thing I have to do is remove dust. I have found that the best thing to help me do this is the use of canned air. I purchase cans of condensed air at Michael’s craft store and use this to blow off each figure as I go along. It works very easily and really does the job.

The wigs seem to get the most dust but those as well release the dust with a few sprays from the can.

A little warm water with mild soap like ivory liquid is really great to use to wash off mild soiling to the face and hands. Always remember to stay away from the sides of the mouth with any liquid because most of the figures used cardboard as the side walls for the mouth palate to seat into and if they get wet the mouth will no longer work because of warping of the cardboard. Even Frank Marshall made not of this in his catalogue.

So just a few tips for your figures if you keep them out to keep you company!!

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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:

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One Response to Getting the Ventriloquist Central Collection Ready for the Birthday Bash

  1. Tony Davis says:

    Dan, always good and useful tips. Thanks!

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