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Topic: " Little Jeff " by Jeff Dunham
Message: Posted by: DrRob (Nov 19, 2012 01:53PM)
Hi All,

I received an email today from Jeff Dunham saying he has released copies of his Little Jeff as seen in Controlled Chaos.
It looks really good and has side to side moving eyes as well as the obligatory opening mouth and also includes a training DVD.

For more information visit his store at Jeff Dunham dot com.

Regards
Dr Rob
Message: Posted by: Dickens & Dave (Nov 19, 2012 02:59PM)
Yes, they are out, I already have one coming from Tom Ladshaw.
They are a cool vent collectable or practical for a learner or someone wanting a smaller figure for something.
I think I may even view the instructional material with it coming from a real and experienced professional like Jeff.
Message: Posted by: DrRob (Nov 19, 2012 03:13PM)
I am in the U.K and am going to have to wait until Jeff's European Store stocks them as international shipping always makes things quite costly.
I definitely will get one though, more as a collectible than a worker!

Regards
Rob
Message: Posted by: Wanlu (Nov 20, 2012 01:37AM)
Ordering 4 pcs for my 4 year old son and 2 grandsons... Yup 1 for me too :)
Message: Posted by: Fonsy (Nov 20, 2012 10:32PM)
I was surprised that the price was actually quite reasonable on this item ($124.95).
I believe that is the lowest price on any vent figure or toy that has a control stick.

Although, I must admit,as far as Dunham collectibles are concerned,
I am more partial to the talking Walter bobblehead.
Whenever someone walks into my office,
I just push a button, and Walter always seems
to make an appropriate comment.

Fonsy
http://vent.fonsy123.com/


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Message: Posted by: Aussie (Nov 21, 2012 07:06AM)
$90 for postage to Australia was a deal breaker for me at this time unfortunately :(

Actually I'm not that interested in the Little Jeff I'd like to just get my hands on the DVD that comes with it.
Message: Posted by: KeithS (Nov 21, 2012 08:43AM)
[quote]
On 2012-11-21 08:06, Aussie wrote:
Actually I'm not that interested in the Little Jeff I'd like to just get my hands on the DVD that comes with it.
[/quote]

Same here, Aussie. I asked Tom Ladshaw about buying the DVD/booklet without Little Jeff, but that's not a possibility at this time - perhaps in the future.
Message: Posted by: TheDummyDoctor (Nov 21, 2012 10:56AM)
I'd say that the "Little Jeff" puppet is a real bargain.

In 1963, the 32" JURO "Jerry Mahoney" with moving eyes sold for around $35(USD); when you factor in inflation, that same $35 is the equivalent of just under $275 in today's money, so these "Little Jeff" figures are effectively at the same price point as the JURO figures were back in 1960!

This looks like it will be a really great beginner figure for a whole new generation of vents.
Message: Posted by: Dickens & Dave (Nov 21, 2012 02:06PM)
I was also surprised myself at the price tag on the Little Jeff figures, I really did expect them to be more than they are.

Those of you who are interested in just the DVD/booklet, maybe go to Jeff's store and use the contact button and ask if they have considered selling those separately from the figure, or if they have plans to. Even if they won't sell you one now, perhaps they will let you know if they have plans to sell them separately at some point in the future.
Message: Posted by: Zuke (Nov 21, 2012 02:53PM)
It brings to mind my first vent figure from back in the 70's, it was a little guy with firey red hair, a little red dinner jacket and bow tie, his name was Peter Patter. He had blinking eyes and moving mouth.

The Little Jeff really looks great, if I had some spare dough (and a justifiable excuse to tell the wife) I'd get him.
Message: Posted by: DrRob (Nov 23, 2012 03:03PM)
Jeff currently has Free Shipping on anything in his store (U.S & Canada Only)

Regards
Dr Rob

Shame their isn't a discount on International Buyers
Message: Posted by: Aussie (Nov 23, 2012 03:56PM)
[quote]
On 2012-11-23 16:03, DrRob wrote:
Jeff currently has Free Shipping on anything in his store (U.S & Canada Only)

Regards
Dr Rob

Shame their isn't a discount on International Buyers
[/quote]


Doh! Tell me about it shipping to Australia is a small fortune
Message: Posted by: Joseph_Then (Nov 24, 2012 05:08AM)
Maybe Jeff will sell his Little Jeff next year at Vent Haven? :)

That will help non-US guys save on some costs.
Message: Posted by: Fonsy (Nov 24, 2012 03:46PM)
[quote]
On 2012-11-24 06:08, Joseph_Then wrote:
Maybe Jeff will sell his Little Jeff next year at Vent Haven? :)
That will help non-US guys save on some costs.
[/quote]

Yeah, but the cost of airfare may be a tad more than the cost of shipping.

Aussie, if you have a friend or relative in the US,
you might ask them to ship it to you.

The USPS offers a variety of shipping methods.
Many online sellers, unfortunately, do not offer the best shipping price.
I also live overseas.
Sometimes I just ask sellers if they can offer an alternative shipping method
(many or most say no, but occasionally some do say yes).

A friend or relative may be able to ship Little Jeff to you
for around $40 or $50.

But, alas, most of the time you'll just have to pay what the seller asks
if you really and truly want the item.
How badly do you want Little Jeff?
Message: Posted by: Dickens & Dave (Nov 24, 2012 03:59PM)
Actually, Aussie was one of the ones that said he wasn't so much interested in the figure as the DVD, but you are right Bob, some sellers do tack on a lot more than they need to. I have a friend in New Zealand I have shipped stuff to in the past and it really didn't seem to be all that much more - the time getting there was another story though.
Message: Posted by: Aussie (Nov 24, 2012 04:40PM)
Tom Ladshaw always offers the best postage cost he can find I have no doubt about that and yes I'm really only interested in the instructional dvd (I collect those, it's my little quirk). Shipping to here does seem to always take 2 to 3 weeks from the US no matter what I pay and up to 6 weeks from the UK.
Message: Posted by: Fonsy (Nov 24, 2012 05:06PM)
[quote]
On 2012-11-24 16:59, Dickens & Dave wrote:
some sellers do tack on a lot more than they need to. ...
[/quote]

You ain't kiddin', Dave!

I recently bought a Halloween costume for a dummy.
There were many sellers who sold the identical
costume in prices from $12 to over $30.
But the prices in overseas shipping costs varied even more greatly:
anywhere from $12 to $53.

For people living outside of the US but who purchase items from the US,
it's absolutely essential to check and compare the total (item + shipping) cost.
Message: Posted by: Fonsy (Nov 24, 2012 05:31PM)
Out of curiosity, I just went to Dunham's website
and plugged in my address to check the cost of overseas shipping.

Dunham offers both UPS and USPS:

http://www.jeffdunham.com/shop/little-jeff-ventriloquist-dummy

United Parcel Service
UPS Worldwide Expedited $184.89

United States Postal Service
Priority Mail International $58.55

$58.55 is pretty good considering that also includes shipping the booklet and DVD.


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Message: Posted by: Joseph_Then (Nov 25, 2012 01:16AM)
[quote]
On 2012-11-24 16:46, Fonsy wrote:
[quote]
On 2012-11-24 06:08, Joseph_Then wrote:
Maybe Jeff will sell his Little Jeff next year at Vent Haven? :)
That will help non-US guys save on some costs.
[/quote]

Yeah, but the cost of airfare may be a tad more than the cost of shipping.
[/quote]
Well, my purpose of going to VentHaven is not only for Little Jeff. That's secondary reason. :)
Message: Posted by: Fonsy (Nov 25, 2012 02:47AM)
[quote]
On 2012-11-25 02:16, Joseph_Then wrote:
Well, my purpose of going to VentHaven is not only for Little Jeff. That's secondary reason. :)
[/quote]

Don't tell Little Jeff that!
I hear he can be quite sensitive.


Fonsy
http://vent.fonsy123.com/
Free Ebooks -- Dummy for Sale

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Message: Posted by: Wanlu (Nov 25, 2012 09:03AM)
I'm asking Mr Ladshaw to ship my 3 Jeff figures without the individual box/case. This will save a bit in shipping...

I was shocked when I was told that shipping was more than $600... I already told my grandsons that I am getting them the Little Jeff figures and they are so excited... which is why I need to find a way to cut shipping costs and shipping the figures without the heads is not an option. :)
Message: Posted by: Fonsy (Nov 25, 2012 02:45PM)
Wanlu, it will cost you $58.55 per "Jeff" if you order from Dunham's site.
That is with the boxes.

http://www.jeffdunham.com/shop/little-jeff-ventriloquist-dummy

United States Postal Service Priority Mail International $58.55
Message: Posted by: Dickens & Dave (Nov 26, 2012 04:53PM)
My little Jeff arrived today, pretty neat little figure, even has a headlock and a contoured body - I tried to take a pic, only came out so-so (like all the pics, just used the camera on my phone).

[img]http://i138.photobucket.com/albums/q264/blueshawk1/vent%20personal/LittleJeff3a.jpg[/img][img]http://i138.photobucket.com/albums/q264/blueshawk1/vent%20personal/LittleJeff2.jpg[/img]

[img]http://i138.photobucket.com/albums/q264/blueshawk1/vent%20personal/LittleJeff5a.jpg[/img][img]http://i138.photobucket.com/albums/q264/blueshawk1/vent%20personal/LittleJeff4a.jpg[/img]
Message: Posted by: Wanlu (Nov 26, 2012 07:22PM)
Looks so cool...

I'm excited to get my order :)
Message: Posted by: Fonsy (Nov 28, 2012 10:57PM)
HEADS UP to overseas buyers!

A seller on eBay is selling Little Jeff for $124.95 plus $45.20 for int'l shipping.

I don't expect the price will get any lower than this any time soon.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/JEFF-DUNHAM-VENTRILOQUIST-DOLL-DUMMY-DVD-BOOK-INCLUDED-30-TALL-PUPPET-N-STOCK-/321032252473

US $124.95 / Priority Mail Int'l $45.20
Message: Posted by: Wanlu (Nov 29, 2012 09:14AM)
That would be Mr Ladshaw :)
Message: Posted by: aguiloj (Nov 30, 2012 12:37PM)
[quote]
On 2012-11-26 17:53, Dickens & Dave wrote:
My little Jeff arrived today, pretty neat little figure, even has a headlock and a contoured body - I tried to take a pic, only came out so-so (like all the pics, just used the camera on my phone).
[/quote]

Dave:

Did you see the training video? How was it?

Thanks
Message: Posted by: Miguel Abril (Nov 30, 2012 02:58PM)
I'd like to see a video of it in action! Anyone? Please!
Message: Posted by: Dickens & Dave (Nov 30, 2012 04:28PM)
[quote]
On 2012-11-30 13:37, aguiloj wrote:

Dave:
Did you see the training video? How was it?
Thanks
[/quote]

No, I haven't gotten around to watching it yet, I've been wanting to, it's also supposed to have a tour of Vent Haven on it too after the teaching thing is done which I'd really like to see because I've only seen Vent Haven once, it would be good to see it again, even if only in a video.
Message: Posted by: Aussie (Nov 30, 2012 04:34PM)
Let's us know what you think of the dvd :)
Message: Posted by: aguiloj (Nov 30, 2012 04:38PM)
Today is the last day of free shipping at Jeff's website, so I ordered it. Looking forward to receive it.
Message: Posted by: Dickens & Dave (Nov 30, 2012 04:50PM)
I believe you'll be pleased.
(Kind of wish I hadn't been so quick on the trigger to get one, could have saved 18. on shipping - but it's still worth it even with the shipping.)

[quote]
On 2012-11-30 17:34, Aussie wrote:
Let's us know what you think of the dvd :)
[/quote]

I will, I might try to get it in tonight. Truth be told, with other things going on, I actually kind of forgot about it.
The booklet was interesting to look through, definitely very concise, but with just that booklet and a lot of practice (of course), a person could learn ventriloquism from it.
Message: Posted by: Dickens & Dave (Nov 30, 2012 06:55PM)
Okay, I viewed the DVD, like the book, it was also concise, but also complete in that someone could learn ventriloquism from watching the DVD, it's also entertaining too because he uses his figures, the premise being that he is getting them to learn.
The Vent Haven tour was very brief, some flashes of different things, I was hoping for more of that than there was.
Message: Posted by: Aussie (Nov 30, 2012 07:22PM)
[quote]
On 2012-11-30 19:55, Dickens & Dave wrote:
Okay, I viewed the DVD, like the book, it was also concise, but also complete in that someone could learn ventriloquism from watching the DVD, it's also entertaining too because he uses his figures, the premise being that he is getting them to learn.
The Vent Haven tour was very brief, some flashes of different things, I was hoping for more of that than there was.
[/quote]

Sounds a bit like the Paul Winchell or Jimmy Nelson style would that be right? (hhhmmm I'm contemplating getting it, but might sell Little Jeff :wow: )
Message: Posted by: Dickens & Dave (Nov 30, 2012 07:42PM)
Actually, it's definitely Jimmy Nelson - most would recognize it immediately when he gets to the difficult letters, saying to substitute the letter, but think the actual letter, like use D for B, but think B - that's straight out of the old Nelson lessons.
(and I think you will want to keep Little Jeff if you got one.)
Message: Posted by: Miguel Abril (Dec 2, 2012 02:52AM)
Just ordered one! Witing now :D
Message: Posted by: Fonsy (Dec 2, 2012 04:07AM)
I'm curious!
I have been out of the US for many years now,
so I really don't know.

Are any Jeff Dunham merchandise items available
in local shopping malls or toy stores?

Or are they available only online?
Message: Posted by: Dickens & Dave (Dec 2, 2012 03:25PM)
When I went to the store to buy his book, they also had some of his merchandise, don't ask me what exactly now, it's been a couple years or so now since then.
Message: Posted by: DougTait (Dec 2, 2012 08:08PM)
Just received Little Jeff. He comes in his own cardboard suitcase with handle. Dunham's DVD is short and concise, but he covers the basics and is fun to watch as he uses Walter, Peanut and Achmed to teach the fundamentals of lip control.

As for the figure itself, mine needs a bit of tweaking. The mouth makes a loud noise when the mouth control lever is released and the mechanism occasionally binds slightly. I removed the two screws holding the trap on, but can't get the trap off. I haven't really worked too hard at it. I tried to gently pry it open, but didn't want to force it and put it away. I'll give it another try later.

I believe the figure to be a good value and I hope to make the adjustments to quiet the mouth and smooth out the mechanism.
Message: Posted by: Eddie Garland (Dec 6, 2012 01:02PM)
My Little Jeff mouth lever was a bit loud and tight but I just loosened the screw connecting the lever to the head stick and all is now perfect.

Great little figure for the money...remarkable really.
Message: Posted by: aguiloj (Dec 7, 2012 01:50PM)
There is a Little Jeff in eBay right now. Free shipping and current bid is @ $71.. take a look
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Jeff-Dunham-Ventriloquist-Doll-Dummy-Moving-Eyes-Mouth-DVD-BOOK-too-/110986004890?pt=US_Dolls_Bears_Toys&hash=item19d748099a
Message: Posted by: drewwwy (Dec 8, 2012 01:07PM)
I received the Little Jeff dummy last night. I want to point out a few things for those of you uncertain if you want to order him or not. Firstly, he is very tiny, every picture I've look at online, even in this thread makes him appear to be rather large. That is not the case, 30 inches is standard for some pro figures but it is considered to be the size of those large dolls you see at Target or Toys R Us. Besides his body size, his head is also very small. But if you can get past all that, then you should know that he has some great detail on him. The paint job isn't perfect but it is rather nice in my opinion. His mouth is by far the best part, his teeth are realistic looking and he even has a nicely painted tongue but you have to get up close to notice it.

Now for the mechanics: Everything is plastic, the headstick is plastic. There are tiny metal screws in it holding everything together. There are two triggers, one controlling the mouth, the other controlling the eyes. Please note: the eyes are NOT self centering, you basically just push them from side to side or back in the middle again. When operating them, they feel very toy like. The head does fully rotate and supposedly tilt but not that easy.

Noise factor: The mouth will click if you release the trigger too hard. I realized releasing it slowly makes the sound hardly noticeable. The eyes however do make a sound when moved but it's not loud that I recall. Again, slight adjustments in how you perform might remove this noise. The head, at least for me makes a rather loud sound when turning left or right. It is rubbing on the body of the dummy causing it to sound like a squeak. I think you might possibly be able to prevent this if you place some cloth between the bottom of the neck and the top of the body where the head rests.

One last thing to note, you sort of have to hold up the figure with one arm and control it with the other. That is, he is difficult to operate smoothly if you don't do it this way, he might fall over if you aren't careful. Though with more practice maybe this won't be the case but trying to maneuver the eyes and the head rotation it can be a little tricky. Another thing to note about the eyes is, you have to push the lever left to move the eyes right and right to move them left. This is confusing for some people when rotating the head left and trying to move the eyes in the same direction. Your brain will want to do it the opposite.

Final Thoughts: The price is right. Though if you're looking for a professional figure to use on stage this might not be what you are looking for. As much as this saddens me to say, he feels more like a toy than an actual figure. You may think you are getting a large figure with a control stick/moving eyes/mouth and rotating head, along with an awesome DVD and booklet. Sadly, he is very small, the booklet is just inside the DVD case and not big and the DVD itself is short and basic. When they say you get what you pay for. This happens to be the case!

All in all, I still like the little guy. :)
Message: Posted by: Dickens & Dave (Dec 8, 2012 10:08PM)
I would hope anyone buying one of these figures isn't expecting a full size professional figure with a wooden headstick, and self centering eyes even, for a hundred and twenty five bucks.
For starters, 30" isn't really standard for any pro figure, even the conversion dolls Maher used to sell were 32" to 34" inches, and those were really too small for adults as a main figure.
Most of the people interested in one of these, are probably people who have seen Jeff perform with his little Jeff which is another clue as to the size of the figure, it was a dummy's dummy for his figures, and these are copies of that figure.

If the previous poster, or anyone else is having trouble moving the head freely, here's a tip - undo the headlock. :rolleyes:

Now this actually caught me, had me think "what?";
"Another thing to note about the eyes is, you have to push the lever left to move the eyes right and right to move them left. This is confusing for some people when rotating the head left and trying to move the eyes in the same direction."
I even got a few of my figures out to make sure I wasn't having a lapse of some sort, but no, so I'm wondering if this the previous poster's first figure?
This is normal for eye controls, it's the way the control works in vent heads, has been for a very long time. Maybe someone has come up with another way to do it since, but there are still many people making figures doing it the same way, Hartz to name one.

I am surprised, that anyone would be surprised that the headstick is plastic - this is a mass produced reproduction of Dunham's "Little Jeff."
This is meant to be a beginner figure for kids, or maybe even for an adult wanting to try learning and not wanting to spend a fortune for a figure before they know if they can do it, so it gives them something to practice with.
Before this, the options were a vent doll with the string that is basically worthless, or a conversion figure of a vent doll that's going to cost at least twice as much. Other than that, for a small beginner figure with a headstick that didn't/doesn't cost too much is an old Simon Sez because they had a plastic headstick with a trigger for the mouth (but no moving eyes). The Little Jeff figure is a big improvement over that. Simon Sez's had a rubber band for the mouth "spring" and it was all glued together, Little Jeff doesn't use a rubber band, and the screws holding things together is BIG plus if someone wanted to/needed to, make changes/make repairs - getting in a Simon Sez head was a real pain.

Obviously, this is not meant to be someone's professional figure to use on stage, anyone thinking otherwise needs a reality check. It might be good to use as Jeff does, as a dummy's dummy, or for a quick novelty bit, but not meant to be anyone's main figure by any means.
So it is the case, you get what you pay for, more than you pay for in my opinion. You get a figure that has a headstick and controls similar to a "real" figure, more so than anything previously available for sure, and though the booklet and DVD are both concise, the instruction and demonstration is complete enough for someone to learn with, and for not a whole lot more than the price of a new vent doll with the string in the neck.
Message: Posted by: Wanlu (Dec 8, 2012 10:30PM)
For $130... I am expecting toy figures which is why I got 4 figures, 2 for my 2 grandkids, 1 for my 4 year old son and yes 1 for the big kid- me :)

The one for me will basically be for display only...

$130 a figure may seem cheap but I believe Jeff Dunham spent a lot of money to have the figures made. To have a company in China make these, they require a minimum order of at least 1000 pieces, plus shipping and taxes.
Message: Posted by: drewwwy (Dec 8, 2012 11:37PM)
I have worked with figures where the eyes aren't "reserved" when operating them. Not to say this is always the case, but for those that are just starting out it is a little tricky getting used to. I agree that most are not going to expect a professional sized figure or probably even attempt to use this dummy on stage. I was just simply trying to make a point that if one wanted to do this that it wouldn't be the best idea.

I'm not bashing the figure at all. It is great considering the fact that most beginner figures run twice as much and you don't get moving eyes. I was surprised that it was priced this low. But if anyone thinks it's made of high quality they will be disappointed. It is mass produced. Since it's "Made In China" you can expect that it isn't going to be too amazing with a $124.95 price tag! Maybe if it were $224.95 we would expect more!

But If this figure was out when I was a kid I would've been extremely happy to have it as my first. Jeff did a wonderful job creating something for the beginner interested in trying their hand at becoming a ventriloquist. The box "trunk" is a nice feature. Kids are going to have Little Jeffs under their tree I guarantee it.
Message: Posted by: tacrowl (Dec 9, 2012 12:47AM)
Jeff discussed the release at VentHaven last year. He has a contract with a company that produces his merchandise and they took the risk on this item based on the profitability of sales of his other items. Jeff said his goal was to create a beginner's figure with a head stick, that was affordable. His inspiration was the Danny O'Day figures popular when he was a kid. The instructions were based on Jimmy Nelson's record and the material was used with Jimmy's permission. At the time, Jeff said the video was taped in front of live audiences after his concerts. I have yet to open mine because I haven't been home. (Busy holiday tour) Looking forward to seeing it.
Message: Posted by: drewwwy (Dec 10, 2012 12:04AM)
Here's a video review of Little Jeff by Lee Cornell
http://youtu.be/uC6h8LufOWo
Message: Posted by: Dickens & Dave (Dec 10, 2012 04:00PM)
I'm surprised Lee didn't show the inside of the body in the video, to me, that's a selling plus too.
Message: Posted by: aguiloj (Dec 10, 2012 06:31PM)
[quote]
On 2012-12-10 17:00, Dickens & Dave wrote:
I'm surprised Lee didn't show the inside of the body in the video, to me, that's a selling plus too.
[/quote]

He mentioned it in the video but never showed it. That was an oversight on his part, I think he wanted to show it.
Message: Posted by: Wanlu (Dec 11, 2012 04:51AM)
Got our Little Jeff figures today! Cool figures!

Mine stays in the car!!! :)
Message: Posted by: barrerboy (Dec 11, 2012 07:58PM)
[quote]
On 2012-11-26 17:53, Dickens & Dave wrote:
My little Jeff arrived today, pretty neat little figure, even has a headlock and a contoured body - I tried to take a pic, only came out so-so (like all the pics, just used the camera on my phone).
[/quote]
Thanks for the pictures. I've got one on order but wasn't certain from Jeff Dunham video and web site that the head would turn, absolutely essential to do that of course. But I remember the Charlie McCarthy doll that came out 50 years ago, it looked great, mouth moved but the head was sewn in, no stick, useless. Bummer. I think Little Jeff and his book and DVD is going to inspire a new generation of vents. Three cheers for Jeff Dunham! And Horace wishes you all a Merry Christmas!
Message: Posted by: DrRob (Dec 15, 2012 03:47PM)
Maybe someone who has this could do a video review for us showing all aspects please

:)

Thanks
Rob
Message: Posted by: tacrowl (Dec 15, 2012 04:20PM)
DrRob -
Lee Cornell's review video does a good job showing and discussing the packaging and features of Little Jeff. You could probably ask him if he could do a quick video of the head stick - I'm sure he would help. You can contact him through the Ventriloquism101 web site.
Tom
Message: Posted by: aguiloj (Dec 16, 2012 09:10AM)
Got mine. It's a great value for the money. The DVD is very good, specially since he is using Walter, Peanut and Achmed to teach the lessons. The Venthaven bonus was a little too short, but it is a bonus… Great Christmas gift.
Message: Posted by: marshalldoll (Dec 17, 2012 10:58AM)
Today I did a video on the Ventriloquist Central Blog showing the little Jeff figure. Here is the link
http://ventriloquistcentralblog.com/ventriloquist-central-collection-video-series-jeff-dunhams-little-jeff-2/#more-5255
I did in fact show the head stick!!
Dan
http://www.ventriloquistcentral.com
Message: Posted by: Jim Sparx (Dec 17, 2012 12:05PM)
I forget how big my Jerry Mahoney was, length wise, but he seemed to be the right size for this 12 year old in the early 50's. What I didn't like was the eyes painted looking sideways instead of straight ahead. Surprised to hear a later JM had moving eyes.
Message: Posted by: DrRob (Jan 2, 2013 03:14PM)
I received my DVD & Book today from Wanlu, it is fantastic although short, Jeff using his characters to teach ventriloquism had my children in hysterics!

Looking forward to getting my little Jeff soon, does anyone have any further reviews ??

Kind regards
Rob
Message: Posted by: DrRob (Feb 22, 2013 01:21PM)
My little Jeff will be here tomorrow!

Looking forward to getting him, I really wish the European Dunham store sold this as import duty was nearly $100 but I had to have one

Regards
Dr Rob
Message: Posted by: Dickens & Dave (Feb 22, 2013 06:10PM)
Seriously?! You have to pay another 100. in addition to what you paid for the doll?
And here I am moaning because I've been waiting for something from robholland, tomorrow will be six weeks since he shipped it and it still hasn't even left his country yet, but at least I'm not going to have to pay another hundred for it when it gets here.
Message: Posted by: DrRob (Feb 23, 2013 06:46AM)
I post many times about how expensive it is getting good quality items from abroad, but when you really want something sometimes the cost out weighs the desire.

It maybe the Only " Little Jeff " in the U.K !

Lucky for me I didn't pay for him on this occasion I swapped him for a Axtell Bulldog I had.

The full cost in real terms was as follows (Figures in Dollars as most readers with be outside the UK

Axtell Bulldog Cost: 160.00
Shipping to US. : 48.00
TAX on little Jeff. : 100.00

Total. : $308.00

For a $140.00 figure

I must be mental

Regards
Dr Rob
Message: Posted by: Walden (Apr 19, 2013 10:50PM)
[quote]
On 2012-12-02 21:08, DougTait wrote:
The mouth makes a loud noise when the mouth control lever is released [/quote]
So did the one in the video. :D It was quite loud and picked up on the microphone.
Message: Posted by: Dickens & Dave (Apr 20, 2013 03:54AM)
I think people have to keep in mind that they are not professional figures, they are still basically a vent doll, just way better than what most of us grew up with.
Message: Posted by: DrRob (Jan 18, 2017 03:12PM)
For the collector's amongst us have you seen you can now get a licensed Achmed ventriloquist puppet now!
Not as good as the NECA Little Jeff as Achmed has fixed eyes and a plush body.

But well worth a look at, Im considering getting one sent to the UK


Regards
Rob