Static and animated people are our bread and butter.

Characters Unlimited’s humble beginnings started with static people. Shortly after, animations were added. For 30 years, we have been the number one source for an affordable, high quality, hand-crafted characters. Our characters always have been, and always will be – Made in the USA.

Make your place an attraction

Order a character that is in theme with your place or let us create a character who looks like your company’s figurehead or mascot. Customers will always remember and want to return to “the business with the talking mannequin!”.

Our people can talk.

Our life-sized, mechanically animated, talking characters have voice-activated jaws. Use your own recorded message, have our professionals record messages for you, or carry on a candid conversation with customers or guests using a wireless microphone. If you have more than one character, they can be made to have a pre-recorded conversations with each other.

Animation brings our people to life.

You can design your character any way that you’d like. Adding movements such as eye, head, arm, sign waving, and breathing may be added to enhance your character. If you want your character to be static, that’s fine too!

Customize your character in these easy steps

All of our people are made to order. Follow the steps below to build your ideal character.

Note: Depending on what you want your character to do, all steps are not mandatory (i.e. if you want a static character, steps 4-7 are not necessary).


Choose face

Select a character face and specify facial features (hair color, facial hair style, etc.)


Choose Costume

Specify what style outfit your character will be dressed in.


Choose sitting or standing

Decide whether your character will be sitting or standing


Add Moving and talking

Decide if you want your character to move or talk. If so, decide which movements you would like to add: arm, head, eyes, sign waving, etc.


Add messages

Decide if you would like professional messages recorded for your character or if you want to record your own


Add audio components

If your character will talk, decide if you need to add a digital audio player to your order, a wireless microphone, and/or relay to turn on movement when message starts.


Add activation features

Decide if you will need additional components such as a coin operated box, push buttons (up to eight), a pressure sensitive floor mat, motion activation, timer to stop and start movements, etc.

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