You wouldnt think it, but the pole incorporated in the stand is made from 4 components wood, aluminium, Teflon and a plastic covering. This gives a very smooth operation.Price We have priced it to make ours more affordable. Puppet We include a choice of bird puppet at no extra cost so you can get started straight away. Parrot, Cockatiel, Macaw, Lovebird, Parakeet, PinkGalah or Axtell Starter Toucan. Batteries The batteries for the puppet will last over an hour and many hours in the transmitter. We decided to use standard AA (or LR6) ones as rechargeable batteries can let you down when you need them most.
You never know when they will just stop dead. Standard AAs will just work the servos a little slower giving you a chance to change them when convenient.
Having said that, if you want to use good quality rechargables you can do, the choice is yours! The transmitter also has a handy battery charge indicator light giving you peace of mind when performing. There is space in the Talk-Tech base for spares. Movements We wanted more than head left & right and mouth movement, so our Deluxe Talk-Tech stand also has a head up and down AND tilt left and right action.This means the puppet can nod yes in agreement to questions and also move their head in a complete circle when used in conjunction with the left & right movement. Programmable Our puppet stands are not programmable, and this is reflected in the price. But please bear in mind the Axtell one is only programmable to do the left and right head turn and mouth. Ours has much more movement.
Also bear in mind, during a pre-recorded programmed script there is no room for change should something unexpected happen. Operation Because of the extra movement weve had to use a standard remote-control transmitter and therefore its not suitable for use onstage to control the puppet.
It is ideal for where the operator is hidden either in the wings or at the back of the crowd when working outdoors. When I got my first animatronic puppet I also bought small wireless cameras which linked to a monitor. My plan was to be hidden away in a separate room. However, this isnt a great idea. If a child grabs the puppet or there is another emergency, you cannot get there quick enough!
Nevertheless, if working with an assistant, this can easily be done by you if you like. Ive had such fun over the years bantering with children and adults and often the parents in the know look at you when the children make funny comments to see MY reaction! On the odd occasion an older child spots me I just put my finger to my lips and they keep the secret for the younger ones. Of course, with a partner hidden offstage you can do your own double act with the puppet.
The item "Professional Animatronic Puppets Parrot Cockatiel Macaw Lovebird Parakeet" is in sale since Wednesday, February 26, 2020. This item is in the category "Toys & Games\Vintage & Classic Toys\Puppets". The seller is "martinduffy" and is located in Whitley Bay. This item can be shipped to United Kingdom, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Australia, Bahrain, Canada, Brazil, Japan, New Zealand, China, Israel, Hong Kong, Norway, Indonesia, Malaysia, Mexico, Singapore, South Korea, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, Bangladesh, Bermuda, Bolivia, Barbados, Brunei darussalam, Cayman islands, Ecuador, Egypt, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, French guiana, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Liechtenstein, Sri lanka, Macao, Monaco, Maldives, Martinique, Nicaragua, Oman, Pakistan, Peru, Paraguay, Reunion, Saudi arabia, South africa, United arab emirates, Ukraine, Bahamas, Colombia, Jamaica, Kuwait, Panama, Philippines, Qatar, Uruguay, Viet nam, United States.