Living Puppets
"Tim is the Rolls Royce of figures makers."
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Living Puppet: Darby

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Max has a contemporary look and charm that everybody loves, but he is especialy popular with child audiences.
About Living Puppets

Selberg Studios is pleased to offer 15 characters that are as magical as the art of ventriloquism itself. All of these enchanting Figures are of an artistic and mechanical excellence that is unsurpassed. Each "Living Puppet" was handcarved by Tim Selberg in its original prototype form and are reproduced here in a strong and lightweight urethane material that is very similar to wood.

"Living Puppets" are entirely handmade and branded with the distinctive Selberg Studios logo. Features included in the base price are precision form-fitted slot-jaw mouth, moving eyes (that automatically return to center when control is released) and full motion moving head. Please see the MECHANISMS Section for a complete description of the extra animations and controls.

Size and weight

All figures are full professional size. Bodies are lightweight and scaled to accentuate the figure's face and not be cumbersome. Most Figures wear size 3T or 4T and are proportioned to fit into clothing right off the rack. Our "Baby Tater" figure has a reduced torso size naturally and wears infant size clothing. Tater's head, however, is full size as with all figures in this Line.


Only high quality wigs are used and most were designed and manufactured specifically for our Figures. Colors may include: auburn, black, blonde, light/medium /dark brown, carrot red, and strawberry (depending on availability), as well as salt & pepper, white or grey for the old folks! Custom and special order styles are also available.


Your choice of Blue, Brown, Green, or Hazel. Custom or special order eyes, glowing eyes, etc. are also possible.

Skin Tone

Each Figure's skin tone this will be automatically matched to the hair and eye color combination you select. You may choose to add a few freckles and special requests and custom paint schemes are possible.

Custom changes

Special changes and customization is possible with any character in our Line of Figures to create a look that is quite uniquely its own. Facial features such as nose, ears, mouth may be altered and tailored to varying degrees to create a subtle or even dramatic new look. This can be further enhanced by the the many skin tone and highlighting possibilities plus wig options available. Please inquire for a quote regarding any changes you may be interested in.

There is further information regarding several categories above on the ATTENTION TO DETAIL page.


A deposit of $275. is due when placing your order. The remaining balance is due in full by check, money order, VISA, MasterCard or DiscoverCard prior to shipment. The deposit is non-refundable should you decide to cancel your Order.


Since each figure is entirely hand built, construction times vary but generally fall within a period of 10 to 16 weeks - depending on the number of orders on hand and the mechanical complexity and number of extra effects ordered. We strive to create your Figure in a timely manner. This process cannot be rushed, however, and each project is given the painstaking attention required. You may inquire for a current production time estimate.

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