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MagicB1S
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I have been thinking about adding Vent. to my Magic Act, I have been Practicing for some time (about a year) with my vent skills. I haven't purchesed a Figure yet and would like to. Any suggestions as to where to start looking, I don't want to spend a lot of money on my first firgure, And I DON'T want an all cloth Figure. Any help would be appreciated
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If you don't want to spend much money - I don't recommend a hard figure. A cheap figure looks like it sounds...

Cloth puppets are great if you purchase them from a quality maker - they hold up well and they have a lot of character.

Since you don't want all cloth - try Axtell. His characters look great, are durable and people love them.
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If you do want a hard figure then you can certainly purchase a quality figure from Dan Payes and his prices are very reasonable. Here is his link http://www.danpayespuppetry.com/
His figures are now being used by many pro ventriloquists.
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Folkmanis makes some very reasonable priced and wonderful characters.

Check folkmanis in a search...as well as the usual places...

craigslist
ebay
thrift shops

In our area we also have US Toys that has 2 rows of puppets...

Some don't like off the shelf stuff..I use custom, created/made by me and yes off the shelf...


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MagicB1S
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What do you think about Grandpa Floyd From Axtel http://www.axtell.com/people.html
He is only $249.95
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He looks friendly, which is a plus if you are working for kids.

Don't just buy a puppet to have one though! Make certain you create a profile of the character - his background story & history. Know the voice you plan on using. Advance thought will save you the frustration of owning a puppet you don't use. If you've already done that homework - and he fits the bill - you can't go wrong with an Axtell.
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Tacrowl, Thank you for your Advice. I Have been thinking just that.... As I said in my earlier Post I have been practicing for about a year, The voice I seem to always use and comes Naturaly to me is that of an elder Gentlemen. I think Grampa Floyd may just fit the Bill.
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