Ken Spencer Walking Ventriloquist Figure Redone

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I purchased this Ken Spencer walking figure from the Bill Boley collection quite a number of years ago just after Bill passed away.

It came to me as Bill had him in some very ratty clothing and the face had been repainted but not detailed. He remained this way until yesterday when I decided to give him his finishing touches and redress him.

The end result is he now looks they way Ken Spencer painted his figures and the new suit I think looks great.

The blending of the face paint and the details were what took the time. Ken Spencer painted the lines and eyelashes on his figures and they were not the quality of work done by Marshall but were very distinctive.

If you look at the other Spencer figures in the Ventriloquist Central Collection which are all original you will see I captured Ken’s style with this walking figure. I hope you agree with me that he is now much nicer to look at!!

Click here to see the redone Ken Spencer walking ventriloquist figure




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:

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2 Responses to Ken Spencer Walking Ventriloquist Figure Redone

  1. Lee Dean says:

    He’s a “Pretty Boy Floyd” now.

  2. Ony Carcamo says:

    Great job, Dan! As you know I’ve also repainted my Spencer figure to make him look more \Filipino\ in skin tone. Spencer’s paintwork was unique, seemed done fast and haphazardly, especially the lines on the face and around the eyes. You captured it very well!

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