The Tough Guy, Ventriloquist Figure By Conrad Hartz


Now this ventriloquist figure carved by Conrad Hartz is truly a unique one of a kind figure and another I picked up at the Vent Haven ConVENTion for the Ventriloquist Central Collection.

I have owned and seen quite a few big nose and ugly bum style figures but to me this guy is again one of the best carved figures to come out of Conrad Hartz’s workshop.

This is not a new figure as I have found out that it was previously owned by Phil Jones (photographer for the Vent Haven ConVENTion) and that was about ten years ago and I am not sure if he was the original owner.

The figure stands 40″ tall and has only slot jaw. The carving on him is fantastic. The shape of the nose and the closed eye and furrowed brow are all indicative of Conrad’s masterful carving skill. Look at the different totally carved and positioned fingers on the hands!!

Just a great figure with many possibilities of performance.

See the Tough Guy here



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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