I was afforded the opportunity to review Jeff Dunham’s Achmed – The Dead Terrorist Ventriloquist Dummy by Celebrity Dummies, at a reduced cost, in exchange for an unbiased and honest review. This product arrives as shown. It arrives in it’s own zippered storage bag, I love it!
I can’t get over how excited I am about this product. I was giddy when it was delivered, lol. My husband is a major fan of Jeff Dunham’s. He was the one who introduced me to him. He is hilarious too! We quote lines from his Achmed skit all the time too. So much so, that my 8 year old quotes it now, lol. This replica was created by Goldberger Toys. It is almost to scale too. The head is amazing. I love the expression on it. The head does move side to side, and up and down. It is well made. I am really pleased and relieved with the quality of this item. You always have such high hopes when you are so excited for a product. I am so happy that this item has lived up to my expectations. The body is soft and padded, and the rear end area, is flattened in a rectangular pattern, so he sits well on your lap or chair. The head is completely plastic, even the turban. The turban was done well, and I had to touch it to see if it was fabric or plastic, lol. The eyes are fixed into place, so I’m glad the expression is spot on. The flap to access the controls is on the back of the body. There is no Velcro to fool with, it’s a free hanging flap. Inside the flap you will feel the bar. It is also plastic and attached to a black elastic cord. This is attached to a plastic base. On this plastic pole is also a button that you pull down on to open the mouth. The pole is just moved up and down and side to side, to move the head in the appropriate direction. So, in other words, it’s really easy to do. My 8 year old was the first to grab and operate it. He immediately started doing it right, and had a blast doing it. My 70 year old mom loves it. She thinks it’s both awesome and hilarious.
We are new to the book, “How To Talk To Yourself – Lessons in Ventriloquism”, but I am very excited about it. It is well written for the novice. It is explained simply and broken down into lessons. I will need to pull up videos too. I am a visual kind of girl. We can’t wait to be able to do the line, “I keel you!”. The pictures throughout the book crack us up, and inspire us.
I can’t say enough positive about this ventriloquist set up. It’s amazing, and I whole heartedly recommend it.
If you would like to purchase Acmed, he can be found here on Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B017JVS8Z6?psc=1&redirect=true&ref_=oh_aui_search_detailpage