Knowing Your Ventriloquist Figure

Much has been discussed about finding the character for your figure before purchasing same. In other word you really should know the character first and then find a figure to fit. This will help with buying and then not being able to use your figure which happens more than you would know.

Also ventriloquist figures will vary in their construction such a facial features, movements, they way the face has been painted, size of the body and it will be up to you as the ventriloquist to know all the capabilities the figure has and how to use them.

You should check your figure very closely because sometimes there will be variations in the face from one side to the other and if you are able to recognize those differences that can give you different ideas for expressions of the figure.

You should sit in front of a mirror and really study your figures face and see if you can pinpoint these differences. Human faces always are different on each side. Move the head and body into different positions so you can see what works best and if you have to write down the positions so that you don’t forget. Memorize the positions and then you will always have them at your disposal.


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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 Knowing Your Ventriloquist Figure

  1. LeeDean says:

    Like some mirrors say, objects in rear are closer than they appear. Not only that, all ordinary mirrors reverse the image. Better to study videos of figure and movements.

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