From Dave Ferdinand:
I purchased my Clipper figure from you about 14yrs ago in Littleton. I adore him. I know you have a Clipper and was wondering if you have made any adjustments to the length of his arms or legs to make him a little more proportional?
Dave: Yes, I actually made several adjustments. Clipper came to me as a 38" figure. But I actually prefer a more petite size body - even if the head is a little oversize in proportion. I think it gives the figure an "impish", "pixie" appearance which adds to the character's appeal. Not to mention that it is easier to handle- less unwieldy. So I first shortened the body torso itself by about 1.5 inches. Then I shortened the arms. (I prefer arms to hang at a length so the base of the thumb is even with the bottom of the torso.) And I shortened the legs as well - I don't remember how much - just to where I was satisfied with his appearance and handling. Clinton