Today I am pleased to show you one of the
Rarest Marshall figures in the Ventriloquist Central Collection.
This figure is a walking figure which looks like it just stepped
out of the page of Franks 1931 catalogue.
This figure was built around 1955 and is outfitted with his
original suit and shoes and bow tie from the period. That is a
rarity in itself. The figure has slot jaw, upper lip smile, side
to side self centering eyes, one eye winks and he has a spitter.
He also originally had a mouth bladder that you could operate
the mouth from his hand while walking the figure but over the
years that rubber bladder has disintegrated. I did not try to
When I received him he had been partially painted by Brian
Hamilton and it was a terrible paint job and also it had its
original red hair wig which was in shreds so I had both of these
flaws corrected and now he looks terrific. He is a wonderful
example of Frank Marshall's creative genius.