Rene Old Man Ventriloquist Figure

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I was very excited to acquire another very rare and early Rene figure and wanted to share him with you.

Rene’s figures today are made of neoprene with a molded head stick but back in the late 1960’s and early 1970’s he used wood for the head stick and also used plastic wood.

This figure is one of those early styles. It was on eBay and I was an under bidder and it went to Las Vegas, then it was resold and went to Florida and then it was resold again to me and is now a part of the Ventriloquist Central Collection.

This figure stands 40″ tall has slot jaw and side to side self centering eyes. and is still dressed in the original clothing. I really like him because he has that marionette look even though he is a ventriloquist figure. Simply a great character.

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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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2 Responses to Rene Old Man Ventriloquist Figure

  1. LeeDean says:

    According to Rene’s biography, in 1965 discovered Neoprene from the LA Museum’s Dinasour bone dept.

  2. Ben and MJ says:

    He looks like he’s on crack :)

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