I’ve been dreaming of this project for the last few years, so wanted to make sure that Pubbet #1 was the best quality puppet that I could produce. This process started years ago, but I started to dedicate all my spare time to the Pubbet #1 design in June 2017.
The first prototype was way too big! You can see a picture of it here.
I wanted to make the Pubbet #1 similar in size to the Avenue Q puppets. The original workshop in Wuhan followed my design, but it turned out to be way too big for practical daily use.
Now prototype #1 is in my office as a piece of Pubbets history! He still doesn't have eyes or a nose but I'm working on a blinking eye mechanism that will bring him to life.