Ray Charles Animated Musical Doll

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  • Item Category: Ethnic, Folk & Native American Art
  • Source: eBay
  • Sold Date: Jul 12,2007
  • Channel: Online Auction
Ray Charles Animated Doll - New - Mint In Box It's a Singing and Swaying and Piano Playing Ray Charles animated doll like figure. He sings and plays the piano(his mouth and his hands move). He will seranade you with "America" and "What I say". He stands 18 inches tall from the base to the top of his head. He is in like new condition. He uses 4 AA batteries (included). Ray is great fun at a party and would make any Ray Charles fan happy. Good Luck!!!!!

Background on musical doll sculpture:

Capturing Ray Charles' human spirit and his signature moves, the animatronics doll sings and sways along to two of Ray Charles' classic hits. Under the pressure of a 30-day deadline, the design process included studying photos and videos of Ray Charles to capture even the smallest details, from the size and shape of his shoes to his custom piano bench.
Mechanical engineering was developed concurrently with the exterior figure, which included sculpting the head and hands as well as designing the integrated platform stage and wardrobe. Internal mechanisms were developed that allow the movement of the mouth, torso and hands.
Before its release, the animatronics doll garnered high praise from Ray Charles, the great singer himself: "Those cats! ... they are good! ". He continued "Those guys have passion for what they do, and t's not enough passion in the music industry".
The design also received first place recognition from Appliance Manufacturer Magazine's 16th Annual Excellence in Design Award.

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