"Conversion" dolls

Question: Would you please tell me what a Conversion figure is? I am fascinated with all the different vent figures I see on the net. And the more I see the more intrigued I become. The features on some of these figures are really hilarious. Very Interesting! Donna
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Answer: Usually the term "conversion" or "up grade" when used in a description of a ventriloquist doll means that a commercial doll (such as Charlie McCarthy or Howdy Doody, etc.) has been taken and changed (converted) into another character. There's a number of ways this can be done.

Or, a commercial doll may be "up graded" from a stuffed body doll into one with more professional features such as hollow body, headpost, moving eyes, etc. Clinton

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