It’s always exciting when I track down a new (to me at least) Anverdi item and this is the first time I have seen an early Talking Skull like this. The more common version I have seen on a few occasions measures 3 1/2″ x 4″ x 3 1/4″ with the skull mounted on a clear plexiglass wall and bony hands either side. This one is mounted at the end of a long tiny rod surrounded by a thick perspex tube. It operates in a similar fashion with the mouth opening and closing in response to various questions and makes a clacking sound as it does so. What I love about this little guy is you can keep the mouth open as long as you like to add a little bit of character to the responses.
Works perfectly with easily found AA (6) batteries and a Sony CR2477 for the remote control which is about the size of a deck of cards, which isn’t bad for fifty year old technology! As I’ve said many times before I wonder how many of the so called modern day electronic miracles will still be working in ten years time let alone fifty.
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