From Kevin Detweiler and the shop of Animated Puppets:

While working on this project I was thinking about what year it was when I first came up with the idea of a talking tie for ventriloquist. Our son (Jordan) was just born and that year was 1985, so it must have been 1986, around Fathers Day.  We were thinking about what would make a great fathers day gift.. So into my shop I went and out came "Talking Ties". I also believe it was that year we took some to FCM convention and they were a "Hit". Over the next several years many were created.. As things do in life they change and the talking ties were put on the shelf for maybe a later date.. Ok here it is almost Christmas 2012'.  Just wanted to try and see if I remembered how to make one. This is what we came up with.

This will definitely be a ONE OF A KIND...way to much work but it was fun! It's not just a clip on tie - this one comes designed with a zipper pull. This makes it easy to slip over your head and fit in place. Looks beautiful! His mouth is controlled from behind by a small wooden bead. We are also including a 40 page book on routines and jokes for using a talking tie. Hit a grand slam this Christmas for you or a friend by winning this ONE OF A KIND Talking Tie!!

eBay:  http://www.ebay.com/itm/Ventriloquist-Doll-Puppet-Talking-Tie-/130804472228?pt=US_Dolls_Bears_Toys&hash=item1e748dd9a4

1 comment:

  1. Anonymous11/18/2012

    Wow the Talking Tie, thanks for having a go Kevin. Any chance that sketches/drawings of the "inner" workings of the TT could be posted?
    Yep, lots of work but maybe theres some like me , who have the time, who'd perhaps like to have a go at making one. Look forward to your response, regards G, Australia.