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What a character! Manard is sure to tickle your funny bone. This quality hand made puppet may also be used as a ventriloquist figure is carefully created by professional puppet and character designer and artist Bob Wolanin.

Please note that I can hardly if ever keep puppets in stock and they are built to order. For the holidays, I do have a few puppets created and ready to ship right away. So please look through my selection!
I only have a few slots left open for built to order puppets to be created in time to make it to you by the Winter Holidays for that special gift! Order now!

My puppets are very popular and are difficult to keep in stock. So this puppet will be "MADE TO ORDER" - colors and clothing may be slightly different. The photograph is an example. These puppets are ORIGINAL and hand made so they may vary from puppet to puppet and with the availability of materials.
I make these puppets on a first come first serve basis. Due to the amount of orders I receive, please allow a 3-10 day construction period. I usually have an extensive waiting list. It may take from 3-6 weeks or more for delivery. If in a hurry please contact me before purchasing.

I constantly get letters from customers telling me that they are the best constructed on Etsy.

Clothing COLOR:
Clothing color will most likely be different. I make every attempt to cloth Manard in his button down style shirt but depending upon availability the color often varies.
(I can also make him without a shirt. He wears a children's 0-3 months. Please specify if you do not want him clothed.)

This design of puppet comfortably hugs your hand. It is easy to convey a rich range of emotions by scrunching your hand, etc. Ideal for children and adults!

NO cheap pom-pom eyes and pipe cleaner appendages here!

Very high quality puppets made with quality materials. Handmade eyes. Not Styrofoam like other puppet makers. Manard is made of durable and colorful fleece material. The hair on top of his head is made of feather boa which creates fantastic movement and life with little arm or hand movement. The mouth is specially designed to pop open to reduce fatigue on the puppeteer's hand. My method is not elastic like other puppet makers so it will last the entire lifetime of the puppet!!!
He sports hilarious bucked teeth.

If you also wish an extra arm rod ( or a 2nd rod) please order it when you order the puppet so you will not incur a separate shipping charge.

Important - If you want an arm rod(s), I must know which kind before I create the puppet.

An arm rod is available from my Etsy page under the puppet category on the upper left of the page. When ordered at the same time as the puppet there is no extra shipping charge. If ordered separately on it's own, there will be a shipping charge.

If you have any questions do not hesitate to contact me.

Professional quality puppets at an affordable price for over 30 years.
For children, teachers, therapists, adults, organizations, corporations, television, theater, amusement parks, clowns, ventriloquists, doctors, nurses, magicians, churches, youth groups, professionals, etc.

Signed by artist.

I also specialize in custom character creation and puppets.

More puppets can be found at www.bobsimaginaryfriends.com

Please contact me for further information or special orders.

I do ship to nearly every country (Internationally). Postage rates vary greatly from country to country. Please contact through Etsy or at bobspuppets [!at] gmail.com for a shipping estimate.

Frequently asked questions about BobsImagination

Please email or contact me and I will send you a copy of my Custom Character and Puppet information sheet which will answer most of any questions you may have including how I estimate pricing.
More examples of my work can be found at www.bobsimaginaryfriends.com
Please note - I am a professional artist and designer and I only create and design my own characters. I will duplicate company mascots, logos, and customer or client designs owned by their legal copyright owner or registered licensee only. I will not duplicate characters such a Disney or Sponge Bob character or any character to which you do not own the legal rights. This is an illegal practice and literally takes away food and shelter from people who make a living at it... like me.

Manard Hand Puppet or Ventriloquist Puppet Custom order


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  • Handmade item
  • Materials: fleece, wire, plastic, foam, fabrics, feathers
  • Made to order
  • Ships worldwide from United States
  • Feedback: 59 reviews
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