Ventriloquist Toy Figure


During the 1950's and 1960's television made ventriloquism very popular with all the children and so quite a few toy companies jumped on the band wagon to make ventriloquist toys. Of course the earliest was Effanbee which produced the exact likeness of Charlie McCarthy back in 1937. But jumping ahead to the 1950's the Juro toy co. produced the composition Jerry Mahoney and Knucklehead Smiff. We all went crazy over these characters in the Sears Catalogue and these toys were high on the want list of many children at this time.

The toy company Ideal also made ventriloquist figures of Howdy Doody and Reliable Toy in Canada made a want to be Charlie McCarthy.

There were other ventriloquist toy figures made all over the world as well.


Davy Crockett

Rare German Toy

K&S Oriental Toy





Effanbee Charlie McCarthy



















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