"Electric Short" also known as "Buzzzz"

By David Turner

I try to build a new figure each year so I can carry it to the Vent Haven Convention. I just finished staining my new one for 2010 yesterday. He's going to be Tad Short's son -Electric Short. His nickname: "Buzzzz". Both of the figures have carved hair, so I decided to use wood stain instead of paint. This way I can remove the back of the head without messing up anything and I can show people how the stuff works on the inside of his head.

Buzz (on the left in both photos) is a very simple figure. No eyes, no eyebrows, no ears, and only one lever and that's for the mouth. I did find another use for the plunger - it makes a great nugger. Pull down on the headstick and the shoulders and arms go up. Works great. Nobody has seen this figure yet so you readers are the first.

On this new figure (Buzz) I created a way for him to travel short (living up to his name). His legs move into his body so he can fit into a case.


  1. Anonymous2/07/2010

    WOW!!!! GREAT WORK!!!!!!!!!!! I'm ALSO into carving, & paint SCARES me! It's nice to see it's not the only way! Thanks so much for sharing this!!

  2. Very clever, unique and different. I like it. Keep up the great work.

  3. Anonymous2/07/2010

    Obviously a very creative, clever fellow - I am jealous, jealous, jealous...........

  4. Winkle and Wags2/08/2010

    I'm in the same boat with all previous posters. Beeeeautiful craftsmanship! Both are delightfully handsome figures ... but I can't help but love that Shemp-Howard-hairdo-gone-bad on Buzz. Congratulations on an excellent artistic achievement.

  5. Anonymous2/08/2010

    Any chance we can see these figures on video? I'd love to see these guys in motion.

  6. Anonymous2/08/2010

    Great work as always David.


  7. Anonymous2/09/2010

    Do you sell figures, the are unique.