One of the most famous ventriloquist dummies today is Slappy from Goosebumps – who although at first glance looks a creepy ventriloquist dummy, is actually more revered then reviled by kids and adults everywhere.
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Slappy the Dummy is a character from the children’s “Goosebumps” books by R.L. Stine. Although a villain he is a popular antagonist from the Night of the Living Dummy saga, the Goosebumps TV series and movie (voiced by Jack Black).
Slappy is a creepy ventriloquist dummy that comes to life with the words “Karru marri odanna loma maluno karrano”.
Slappy appears along with other ventriloquist dummies in the following books:
– Night of the Living Dummy
– Night of the Living Dummy II
– Night of the Living Dummy III
– Bride of the Living Dummy
– Slappy’s Nightmare
– Revenge of the Living Dummy
– The Streets of Panic Park
– Slappy New Year
– Son of Slappy
– Gaslighted: Slappy the Ventriloquist Dummy vs. Aloysius Pendergast
As one of the most famous ventriloquist dummies, it was only logical that a real Slappy ventriloquist doll would be made available for fans to purchase.
According to the Goldberger Doll Corporation, in 1998 a nine-year-old boy from Long Island wrote in suggesting they produce a ventriloquist doll of Slappy that fans around the world could purchase.
Far from being a creepy ventriloquist dummy, Slappy has grown to become not only one of the most famous ventriloquist dummies, but popular amongst fans and potential ventriloquists to practice with.
The Slappy from Goosebumps ventriloquist dummies range
The full range of Slappy ventriloquist dolls today covers a variety of different models of dummies, all with different novel features.
The entry model – Basic – is 30” tall and includes an instructional booklet to help you learn ventriloquism called “Seven Simple Steps to Ventriloquism”. This doll is really aimed at kids rather than ventriloquists, as the heads and eyes do not move and the hair is plastic.
The Standard Upgrade includes a hard hollow body, a ball and socket neck, a moving mouth and a post-mounted head that can move, nod and rotate.
Moving up the range, a Deluxe Upgrade brings moving brown eyes and molded hair, whilst an Auburn Hair Deluxe Upgrade Slappy from Goosebumps has a wig and the Super Deluxe Upgrade Slappy from Goosebumps also has moving eyebrows.