The Danny O’Day ventriloquist doll has a lot of history behind it. The character was created by famous television ventriloquist Jimmy Nelson back in the 40s. The original doll was designed and crafted by Frank Marshall, one of the most famous ventriloquist doll makers in the US.
Before they even made it to stardom the original Danny O’Day ventriloquist doll was starting to show signs of wear. Nelson asked Marshall to make another, but as they were hand-made the new one didn’t quite match. Nelson kept the original and turned the new doll into a new character.
Jimmy Nelson and his Danny O’Day ventriloquist doll first rocked up on TV in 1950 and have been going over since. For ten of those years they were even helping to advertise Nestlé products such as Nestlé Quik alongside Farfel the dog, another Nelson character.
With its long history there’s no wonder the Danny O’Day ventriloquist doll is a popular choice. It’s well-known, it’s recognisable, it appeals to a lot of people. With his slick hair, big eyes and formal attire he looks like a kid-friendly version of the Slappy doll from Goosebumps.
The Danny O’Day Ventriloquist doll basic upgrade is a simple pull string—operated doll. He features a black and white checkered top, white shirt, red bow tie and black pants and shoes. He’s got neat, textured hair, sculpted teeth, and giant red lips.
There’s nothing complex or overly fancy about the Basic Danny O’Day ventriloquist doll, so he’s a great choice for beginners. He even comes with a pamphlet to get beginners started. Just sit him on your lap, hold him steady with one hand, and pull the string with the other.
Like anything in life, the Danny O’Day ventriloquist doll has its share of ups and downs – for instance, simple operation is suitable for beginners, and is relatively affordable. A recognisable character to throw into an existing repertoire. Danny O’Day puppet features good build quality in the head so he won’t fall apart on you like some other cheaper models.
The pull-string operation can make your Basic Danny O’Day ventriloquist doll wobble around when you’re using him, which can spoil a performance. Furthermore, only the mouth moves, so it’s a no-go for enthusiastic amateurs and up – although collectors of all sorts are still welcome. Mass production sometimes leaves quality issues in the stitching around the body, but purchasing from us eliminates this issue, as we only offer high quality dolls for sale.
If you’re in the market for a beginner dummy, the Basic Danny O’Day ventriloquist doll is a good place to start. It’s particularly recommended for kids who are just getting interested in ventriloquism: easy for them to use, and won’t break the bank if they decide ventriloquism isn’t for them.