Praise for the Ventriloquist Marketplace

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We get all kinds of emails giving us praise about Ventriloquist Central and we never tire of it (so keep sending them).

This email came to me about the Ventriloquist Marketplace and I thought I would share it with you.

Hello Dan,

I have been visiting your website for several years on a semi-regular basis. Within the last three months or so I have been doing it almost daily. The reason is to check out the figures that have been put up for sale in the ‘marketplace’

It seems to me that more figures (in recent months) have been ‘sold’ in a shorter time span than ever before.

Of course,there are a few exceptions. I think your ‘marketplace’ listings are beneficial to the figure-buying members of the VENT community.

Years ago you’d have to wait until ‘The Barker’,’Newsy Vents’,’The New Oracle’,etc. arrived in your mailbox and hope that you were the first one to call the seller to see if he or she still had that Marshall, Coats, Joel Leder, Boley, Hartz, Mack, Pinxy, Finis or Turner figure for sale.

More often than not,I (along with other VENTriloquists) missed out on a lot of fine figures because these publications arrived too late.

I never had a custom – made figure. I always opted to look for and buy a used or pre-owned figure.

In my opinion it was easier to buy some figure if it was already made. On those rare occasions that I was the first to call the seller,I would send out a check or money order and within ten days (or less) I’d have the ‘figure’ in my hands.

Think about it. Getting a figure with ten days or less. Not waiting ten weeks or ten months or longer if you ordered a ‘custom’ character from the figure maker of your choice.

And,in closing,I just want to thank you for having the ‘Ventriloquist Marketplace’ on your website.

Nick Carpenter

Nick, thanks so much for your kind words.

And he’s right, we’ve had quite a few figures listed and sold pretty fast, so if you’re in the market for a ventriloquist figure or have one to sell, check out the Ventriloquist Marketplace.



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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One Response to Praise for the Ventriloquist Marketplace

  1. bob abdou says:

    and don’t forget, there is a GREAT 60 watt sound system, so buy a dummy, get the sound system and you’ll all set to perform, remember a vent without a sound system is a mime

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