I am a sucker for
antique figures as everyone knows but new figures I have always had
a problem purchasing. I am not saying I have not purchased new
figures it just bothers me because for the most part they are usable
tools but not collectible.
At quite a few ConVENTions Helen would always gravitate to Jimmy
Eisenberg's table and say to me " You should get one of his
figures." I would always say if it were old!! Helen liked them and I
never did purchase one that is until just recently. Helen would be
I was contacted by Ken Groves and he informed me he had a figure
made by Jimmy and wanted to know if I had one in the Ventriloquist
Central Collection. I told him I didn't and he let me know that he
had one that needed a new home. Well that figure is now here in the
Ventriloquist Central Collection.
This particular fellow has crossing eyes, slot jaw and a squirting
flower. His clothing is all hand made and he is seated on a travel
trunk with the travel stickers to prove it. Not quite as unusual as
some of Mr. Eisenberg's figures but unmistakably his work.