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Preserving History One Figure At A Time

Behind The Scenes

My Passion

The stories of the lives of vents and their figures are my passion and my mission is to find, secure and preserve the collections and histories of the ventriloquists and figure builders who originally bought these great characters to life. 

My figures have been on the big screen in the past and present and they have bought wonderful smiles and heartfelt laughter to many.
Hope you enjoy my passion and delight in the stories, fun, laughter, quirkiness and sometimes "happy" creepiness that only vintage figures can convey. 

Meet Us Out At Vent Haven

We're heading to Vent Haven This Year to make new friends, connect with old friends and of course search for more vintage ventriloquial figures to join our vent family.

We're looking for Vintage/Antique Figures Only in any condition and this year (for the Vent Haven Convention Only) we are also willing to trade some of our newer guys for older guys.

So please come visit us in the Dealers Room 




Zauberklingl From the Alan Ende Collection Joins US

Those who know me know that I have admired this happy go lucky little fellow for years . He's a 1930's 11 movement Zauberkling of Austria, Vienna

and he was previously owned by my good friend and world renowned collector Alan Ende who described him as "an EXEMPLARY example of a VERY RARE and desirable ventriloquist figure." 

The mechanics are all brass and Alan endearingly called him the egg due to the shape of it's grey protective case.

"In the mid 1980s I took this out to Las Vegas on one of many visits.  I wanted to show it to "Lou Dupont" as I had previously sent him photos.  He wanted to see it in person.  after extensively viewing and operating it, he said "Alan, this could arguably be better than any of your McElroys."  I endearingly call this "The Egg" due to the shape of its gray case" -Alan Ende.

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The House of Haunts


The Transformation of Barnabus "The Misfit" Monkey is underway.  Barnabus started as an original sculpt I commissioned "Max Echo" ( a young, talented, upcoming figure builder) to create for me.  I have a passion for monkeys and I wanted an original pair. I love The way Max interprets characters so he was the perfect choice and he totally delivered.


Barnabus "The Misfit" Monkey Transformation Part II

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