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robholland
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I saw some really cool movies on youtube with marionettes that can open their mouths / eyes and do very funny stuff. Like this one: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SPBm8I7ho......embedded

Does anyone know where to buy such puppets?
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This puppet was built and performed by Scot Land (you can google or imdb him).
To obtain a puppet like this; you would need to get it custom built (or if you have the know how; one could built it oneself)
Even though it looks like it has ALL the bells and whistles, I am guessing that this puppet was designed very specifically to only do what it actually does..
So when getting a puppet built - decide on exactly the movements you want.. Otherwise it can get too cluttered with too many extraneous animations/strings.
Building a puppet like this would not be that expensive in actual materials; but it would cost an arm and a leg in time.. There are some good books on subject; but it is a difficult art. To get it built by a puppet builder - it would cost quite a bit. Like a several thousand dollar illusion - when in the right hands; it can very much be worth the cost.. Having a custom piece that nobody else does, doing something original, etc.
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Great advice! And then, of course, there are the thousands of hours of practice and honing to make the routine seem effortless.

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My friend Frankie, (ID: maps), is an expert in building marionettes.

He can build really good marionettes for you, if you are interested. PM him in this forum.

Or, I guess, he will reply to this thread very soon. Smile
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I agree that Scott Land makes fantastic marionettes Smile

I also agree that Frankie (maps) from
Singapore also makes fantastic marionettes, in fact I have 6 of his creations.  :)

I also have one Fred Cowan marionettte and it's also very nice.
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robholland
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Thanks for all advice! Smile
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I also agree about Frankie. I have three of his marionettes and they are fantastic!
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Puppet Hub has some great creators on their site. They recently went to a paid membership. I got my double airplane control,roller skating clown from Joey Emory, who is on puppet hub. I love the maribou he used for the hair.

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Thanks Guys.I am glad that they are working for you. I am currently in Istanbul with Scott Land performing in Istanbul.
There's limited internet access here but will write more when I get home on the 16th May.
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