Ventriloquist Figures Come In All Sizes

Ventriloquist figures come in all sizes that we all know. I forgot that I had this kind of unique novelty figure which might be the smallest I have found to date.

This is a toy Jerry Mahoney which was made as a finger vent figure and painted as a clown. It is all original and dates from the early to mid 1960’s. The shirt is made of a vinal material and the head is plastic. There is a control knob inside the shirt that if pressed up opens the mouth and if it is turned side to side the eyes actually move side to side as well.

The shirt has two holes so that a youngster could put his your her fingers through and it looked like arms. I have never seen another one like this and thought you too would enjoy seeing this cute and rare ventriloquile toy.













Dan Willinger is a ventriloquism enthusiast and ventriloquist figure collector. He has been collecting for over 25 years. His collection of ventriloquist figures now numbers over 100 figures of which there are over 50 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 Ventriloquist Figures Come In All Sizes

  1. Nick Dosher says:

    Dan i think your correct thats one small figure it probaly is the smallest as to full size puppets ive seen one just as small i own one but were talking about a toy figure making this an extremly figure whoever worked on it must have had tuff time with a head that small!lol
    best regards,Nick

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