A very talented fellow from Arizona named Israel
Juarez has joined the very few in the world today who have created
McElroy Brothers replicas. If you watched Israel's postings on
Facebook you saw his build of the fabulous Cecil II figure. When he
was finished building him he made mention that he thought he may let
Since this was his "Number 1" build I felt that it would be a great
addition to the Ventriloquist Central Collection, so Israel and I
worked out a deal and "Nick" is now a member of the Ventriloquist
Nick has weighted side to side moving eyes, wiggling ears, upper
lip, stick out tongue and of course slot jaw. His controls are set
up like the McElroys with the box and typewriter style keys and the
mouth and upper lip levers on either side of the head stick. Israel
also created a cradle for the figure and it does work but is not
exact to the Brothers creation. The body is also wooden which I
happen to like. Legs are also done like the brothers with the wooden
knees. The hands are perfect McElroy copies.
All in all a very fine job by a new figure builder on the scene.
If you haven't seen Israel's work look him up on Facebook.