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From Mr. D: The total due on Wilson's restoration is $350. But that is head only. He would need a body and that would be an additional charge. There would be less expensive ways for you to provide a figure for your son. And unless your son has shown serious and continuous interest in becoming a ventriloquist, I would not advise you to start him off with a full size professional figure. It's better, in my opinion, to start a young person with a nice beginner figure, one that has head, mouth, and perhaps eye movement, and then let them prove their interest and "earn" the right to select a professional figure that appeals to them, their style of performance, and the character they have in mind to work with.
I do thank you for your interest in Wilson. Admittedly, I am perplexed by the owners failure to respond to my attempts to contact him. It is possible I will be forced to find a new home for him, but I'll likely give him a totally new look before doing so.