(VENTRILOQUIST-TYPE) HAND PUPPETS
enough for stand-alone use before a large audience
says that he's a Golden Retriever but we think he
is more likely a Golden Loser. He trained for
years to be a Seeing Eye Dog and then was fired
when he lost his first client (in the park, he
thinks). He then went to work for the Municipal
Utility District as a gas leak detector in the
city sewer system but was terminated after
getting lost the first day (because it's hard to
see a map down there). He's currently doing much
better at the Motorcycle Shop Botique where he
greets customers while modeling the latest in
motorcycle wear. Kennelworth Hound stands 28
inches tall and has an arm rod that can be
attached to either hand.
like you to meet... HI. IM HEIDI.
THEY CALL ME HOLLERING HEIDI BECAUSE I
SPEAK CLEARLY AND LOUDLY. Ahem... excuse
us. We were trying to introduce... I KNOW
WHAT YOU ARE DOING. i CAN SEE. YOURE
TALKING TO THEM. WHO ARE THEY? They are
customers. Heidi, would you please not shout so
loudly? I DONT KNOW HOW TO SHOUT
QUIETLY. DO YOU KNOW HOW TO SHOUT QUIETLY? IF YOU
DO PLEASE TELL ME. I think we know why your
brother, Brian, doesnt talk much. He
cant get a word in edgewise.
Hillbilly Full-body Puppet is 28 inches tall and
has an arm rod that can be attached to either
hand. Stereotypical characteristics of
hillbillies as portrayed in popular media, are
a corncob pipe
often moonshiners with an (illegal) still
on their property
drink from traditional moonshine clay
jugs marked "XXX"
wear a worn out floppy hat
fight each other along family lines. This
is known as a "feud."
poor personal and dental hygiene
(sometimes portrayed with few or no teeth
not motivated by money or attempt in any
way to improve their social status in
comparison to the outside world.
vintage Ford and Chevrolet (occasionally
Dodge) pick-up trucks, for lack of a
overalls with a broken strap, with no
men often have long, scraggly, and
THE CLOWN (P19623)
This is Giggles
the Clown, son of Flippy Flopso and Titters
(both famous clowns in their own right).
Born Giggles Flopso, he felt early on that his
destiny would be in the field of entertainment.
He started a band with the local carnival kids
but gave that up to try his hand at hosting a
talk show on his schools TV station. After
that he tried singing, song writing and then
acting in the TV sitcom All My
Clowns. It wasnt until the traveling
circus came to town and he tripped while getting
to his seat setting off the fire extinguisher...
and the audience howled with laughter, that
Giggles discovered his true vocation.
SWABBY SHORTSILVER (P18543)
a hearty hi ho to ye... I do be speakin' to
Puppet Lubbers do I not? No matter here, me
laddies... ye've never met the like o' yours
truly. View my strong face, rounded tho' it
is by years of sand an' wind. At 28 inches, I
tower over ye land swabs an' while I can't cut ye
down with me detachable arm rod, I surely can
poke ye with it and be very annoying! They call
me Swabby Shortsilver, not because o me
sword, but because o me always bein
out o cash.
Wizard, seen here trying to keep his
cone-shaped hat on his cantaloup-shaped head, is
doing his best to promote the welfare of wizards
the world over. It seems that in this day and
age, not too many people still believe in wizards
or sorcerers. Science, they say, not magic, is
the way of the world today. Wendall is a computer
technician at Lackheed Missle Corp. and aims to
change all that. Ever since he learned that his
great grandfather (six times removed on his
mothers side of the family) was a wizard,
Wendall traded in his suit and tie for the
impressive costume you see him in.
Even when he was
a little bunny, Stew thought he was the
unluckiest rabbit alive. After all, he reasoned,
if he were really lucky, he wouldn't have been
born a rabbit at all. He'd have been a
hippopotamus or something neat like that. To
improve his luck, he started wearing a
"lucky" horseshoe tied on a string
around his neck. Of course, when he went
swimming, he sank right to the bottom like an
anchor. He claims that the fact he's still alive
is proof that the horseshoe works. Stew has an
arm rod that can be attached to either hand.
its young Doctor Donald Dogood, pronounced
do-good not dog-ood as
kids used to tease him with back in medical
kindergarten. Donald is younger than most
of the staff at Saint Pinocchios Hospital.
When asked about his unusual room-to-room
visiting technique, his response is They
dont have any rules about not skateboarding
in the halls here, so why not? He also
plays little funny tricks on the other staff
members to amuse his patients. Laughter is
the best medicine, he says, but old Doctor
Crankoff was not amused by the super glue on his
stethoscope. Dr. Dogood is 28 inches tall and
comes with a detachable arm rod.
PENNY CILLAN (P19629)
Nurse Penny has mastered the
achievement of giving painless injections. She
makes a funny quip and while you are laughing she
sticks you with the needle. If you are a sourpuss
and not inclined to giggle when visiting the
doctor, Nurse Penny keeps what she calls
Whiffle Dust (talcum) in her pocket.
If you frown at her quip, she reaches in her
pocket and shakes some dust at you. Then while
you are sneezing, she sticks you with the
needle. We recommend the laughing process
over the sneezing one. In fact, we start laughing
the moment we see her. Nurse Penny is 28 inches
tall and comes with a detachable arm rod.
CADET CORAGEOUS (P19627)
Cadet Danny Corageous always hoped to be a
policeman some day. Perhaps it was his last name
that spurred him on, or the encouragement of his
Mom and Dad. With that name, of course, he always
figured that bravery would play a big role in his
career. And it all came true! Last month
Danny saved a person from drowning in the river
and next week Danny get promoted and becomes a
full Policeman. Whats his secret to
success? Treat every living being as you
would have them treat you!
Grandma Eureka Bissell D.B.R.C.O.W. (Dust
Bunny Removing Champion of the World). In her
younger days she was known for her ability to
operate three vacuum cleaners at one time using
both hands and her teeth. Now that shes a
grandmother, she goes a bit easier on herself and
perfers to ride around the house on her John
Deere 346 Custom Vacuum. Dont expect to be
able to reach her by phone... not since she
paused to take that call and vacuumed a whole
right through the carpet and into the
is charming Prince Fullup, eldest son of
King Valdez and next in line for the throne of
the Kingdom of Oilonya. Unfortunately, this
destiny couldnt be more uninteresting to
the young Prince. His real goal in life is to be
an iPod salesman in America. Can you
believe all the free tunes I could have,
man? All attempts to get Prince Fullup
interested in local Oilonya politics have failed.
Like do you know how far Id have to
go for batteries if I stay here, dude?
is Her Royal Highness, The Beautiful Princess
Gazebo. The first thing on your mind upon
meeting Her Highness, will probably be her
unusual name. Their Majesties, the King and
Queen, had decided to name their new little
daughter Gazelle but an unfortunate mix-up on her
birth certificate mistakenly assigned her the
name where her baby photos where taken. Because
of the tremendous amount of royal red tape
involved in changing kingdom documents, Their
Majesties decided go with it as it was.
Hee, hee. Giggle, Hah. Ho, Ha. Tee Hee, Snicker,
Chuckle, Ha, ha. We're not sure what makes Happy
Dwarf so happy. Perhaps it's the fact that he no
longer has to work in those small dark tunnels
mining jewels. Or perhaps it's because his new
job of mining data at Google is for a company
with such a funny name. Or maybe it's just
because his fuzzy white beard tickles him. Happy
is 28 inches tall and has an arm rod that can be
attached to either hand.
Condoleezza Rye says that we can call her
by her nickname Connie if we would
like. The truth of the matter is that
Connie is short for
Constance not Condoleezza
but we have promised not to tell anyone else.
Connie wants to grow up and be a Doctor and a
Stateswoman just like her idol, the real-life
Condoleezza. She is already getting
As in her school work on History, Science
and Math and shes taking her first foreign
language next year. You know, she might
just do it!
son of AMRAM (P19489)
liberator, leader, lawgiver, prophet, and
historian. Moses is considered one of the
greatest figures of the Bible.
birth of Moses occurred at a time when the
current Egyptian Pharaoh had commanded that all
male children born to Hebrew slaves should be
killed by drowning in the Nile.
mother, Jochebed, kept him concealed for three
months. When she could keep him hidden no longer,
rather than deliver him to be killed, she set him
adrift on the Nile river in a small craft of
bulrushes coated in pitch. The daughter of the
Pharaoh discovered the baby and adopted him as
her son, and named him Moses.
led the Israelites out of slavery in Egypt and
into the desert, and received the Torah from God
on Mount Sinai.
Ricky (sans pants, shoes and dignity)
FULL-BODY PUPPETS WITH DETACHABLE LEGS
Ricky is a Full-Body Hand
Puppet standing 28 inches tall. He is wearing
jeans and a T-shirt with an eagle on it. The
thing that makes him special is that when he
takes his pants off, his legs and tennis shoes go
with them. Seriously. A strip of hook & loop
fabric holds Ricky's lower section in place.
Remove it and Ricky becomes a Half-Body Hand
Puppet which many puppeteers prefer for behind
the stage operation. He also comes with an arm
rod which can be changed to either hand for
expressive movement. Ricky and his friends are
pictured below with legs attached. Click on any
image for a larger view.