It looks like price isn't a factor. (You could buy two for the price of one Tucker the turtle, for example.)
The best way to choose from a list (according to "What's the Color of My Parachute") is to look at the first two and choose the best of those two. Then compare the best of those two to a third. The best of that pair to a fourth choice. Eventually you will have evaluated each one against the best at the time.
March 14 2010, 8:59 AM
Thanks for the answer! I know that book!
March 14 2010, 2:24 PM
I will say that I am a firm believer in the add-ons that Axtell offers. For example, the Wild Thing and his arms. Unless you need to produce him from a small space I really LOVE his hands. And I always get the rod elbow or wrist rods for added animation. The hang-on monster's magnets would be extremely useful to. Imagine handing a metallic something to an audienc volunteer to hold and then watching the monster's foot fly out to grab it. It would take practise but would look so cool.
Thanks Again But...
March 15 2010, 9:10 AM
Thanks again! I've seen what the Wild Thing looks like with arms, and for some reason I think it looks better with none. Also money is a small problem so I don't want to spend more than I have to on $40 arms or something like that. The only extra I added to any of the puppets (I think) is the collar on the Hang-On Monster because it is somewhat cheap and I think it completes the monster.
March 15 2010, 9:18 AM
I agree about the collar. It looks great! Enjoy whichever puppet you choose! They are all great!
March 15 2010, 10:15 AM
Thanks (For the third time)! I very much intend to enjoy them!
Monster Arm DIY
March 16 2010, 10:47 AM
If you end up getting the Monster you will want to be able to control his arm from the magnets in the hands and reaching out and around. However, you could save money by installing one yourself if you are crafty. Cut a hole in it's elbow and push a dowel up the arm into the hand. Glue it in place and secure the hole around the rod. Keep the end very short so it isn't noticed. If you try to move the arm without the rod in it, you will find the hand is heavy and the arm just falls over....
The extra magnets for the feet will hold him close to your clothing. Again you can go without these because the wires are in the legs, but when you move him around you will bump the leg wires and his legs will be opening and not looking like they are attached to you holding on. If you've got some magnets around the house....rare earth are the best, use them. He's got metal in his feet ready to go.