Friday, February 12, 2016

Langley Mystery Weekend and a Bevy of Folkmanis Puppets

We are gearing up for the Langley Mystery Weekend on February 27 to 28.  It is somewhat of a start for the new year as January is usually wet and somewhat cold.
You can read all about the "Much Ado About Murder:  A Hair Raising Tail" at the Langley website. This murder mystery is written by local authors and people from the community play out the parts.  You can talk to them on the street and visit the scene of the crime as well as listen to the coroner's report.  Sign up and try to solve the mystery for your chance to win a prize.

We will have lots of rabbits in our store to add to the story line.  Folkmanis has always included a range of rabbits from finger puppet to hand puppet sizes. You can see the new Sniffing Rabbit as well as all of the new puppets for 2016.

Monday, September 29, 2014

Monday, September 1, 2014

New Bluebird and Dragonfly Fingers Puppets

Bluebird of Happiness Finger Puppet

We got in a new bluebird finger puppet and the timing was perfect.  I had a hip replacement in July - my second one.  My recovery has gone well so I celebrated with a free bluebird finger puppet to customers that made a purchase in early August.  This new bird has a blue body with a reddish front and black feet, beak and eyes.  I is about 4 inches tall and 5 inches long.

Bluebird Finger Puppet Just Released


Other New Puppets

Among the other puppets recently releases in the dragonfly.  It is very well priced at under $5.00 each.  This critter has a bluish green body with silk screened wings.  You can put you finger in the body from underneath to make the wings flutter.  We have updated our list of the newest puppets coming this year.

Dragonfly Finger Puppet

Saturday, June 21, 2014

Vox Fabuli Puppets: Calling All Puppet Lovers part 2

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Thursday, April 17, 2014

Folkmanis Released the Scottish Fold Kitten Puppet

Scottish Fold Kitten Puppet
Two new puppets were released this week. The Scottish Fold Kitten and the Lucky Dog. The luck dog was in stock just short while and will be back in early June. The Scottish Fold Kitten has a gray body with brown highlights and a white chest and face. The mouth and forelegs are both moveable.

Read more for an update on puppets out of stock.  See our list of new puppets to get the most recent status on release dates.

Puppets Soon to Be Out of Stock at Folkmanis

GRUNTING PIG                4/18
MINI RACCOON               4/20
MINI BARN OWL              4/20
FAWN                              4/20
MINI JACK RABBIT           4/22
SHARK                            4/22
BABY SEA OTTER           4/24
CHICKEN                         4/24
SMALL RED FOX              4/24
BOBCAT                           4/30
MINI RABBIT IN HAT          5/6
MINI BOBCAT                    5/6
DUTCH RABBIT                 5/12

Puppets Out of Stock at Folkmanis

Lucky Dog - back June 22
Brown Mouse - back June 3
Sheepdog - back June 24
Little Elephant - back May 28
Little Puffin - now due to be released May 13
Bear Stage Puppet - back June 22

We have also updated the release dates on our newest puppets.

Thursday, November 14, 2013

10% off Coupon for Puppets

Folkmanis African Wildlife Playset with 4 Finger Puppets
Finger puppets make a perfect stocking stuffer for Christmas.  Pick from cute mice to fierce red dragons to give joy and excitement this holiday.

Folkmanis is in the process of adding two new manufacturers.  This has caused some of the new releases to be delayed into mid December and quite a few puppets are out of stock until late November to early next year. 

Shop early for the best selection and best prices.  Get an extra 10 Percent off all Puppets until November 21. Use 10percentoff as the coupon when you check out. 

The dolphin and the small duck were just discontinued but we have some in stock.  Many other puppets are scheduled to be discontinued between now and the new year. Get current updates by reading our blog or check out the discontinued puppets page.

Saturday, October 19, 2013

New Scorpion Book and Scorpion Puppet

We just found a great book to go with our new Folkmanis scorpion puppet that came in this week. Scorpion book for kids by Anita Ganeri is a softcover book with color illustrations that will be great for the 5 or 6 year old boy (or girl) that loves creepy crawly things.  The book has lots of information about the day and night life of the scorpion that lives in deserts.

Scorpion Book
Folkmanis Scorpion Puppet

Sunday, September 15, 2013

Discontinued Folkmanis Puppet Stock Update

Here is the latest on our puppet stock.  Folkmanis is out of a number of puppets until October through December. We have some stock of the ones with links.
Mini Red Dragon Finger Puppet is available in limited amount.
We have also updated the list of discontinued puppets and puppets that will be discontinued.  The mini red dragon finger puppet and the Bernese Mountain dog hand puppets are now discontinued.  Eight more Folkmanis puppets are slated to be discontinued:  Dolphin, Baby Orangutan, Cow, Cow Stage puppet, Mini Fawn finger puppet, Small Gorilla, Lobster, Red Hen and the Pixie Sprite character puppet.  The dates expected to be discontinued are given our discontinued puppets page.

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Folkmanis Emperor Penguin Puppet Just Arrived

Folkmanis Emperor Penguin Puppet

We have just gotten the new Folkmanis Emperor Penguin Puppet.  It is about 14 inches tall and has a moveable mouth and flippers.  The body is white with the classic black wings and gold under the beak.

We have a list of some of the new puppets coming in the summer of 2013. They include an Anteater, Camel, Grasshopper, Little Ladybug, Red Octopus, Scorpion, and Desert Tortoise hand puppets. There will also be a Steller Jay bird puppet. No pictures yet.

Monday, April 15, 2013

Latest Update on Retiring Folkmanis Puppets

Discontinued Wolf in Sheep's Clothing Puppet
 The latest Folkmanis puppet that has been retired in the Wolf in Sheep's clothing. It was a wolf puppet underneath a removable sheep's skin. The mouth and two legs were moveable also. We have limited stock.

The sea lion has again been discontinued. We are not away of it coming back anytime soon, so get one now if you missed out.

Other Folkmanis puppets scheduled to be discontinued and the dates that they are to be retired are shown below. Get all the details at our web site discontinued page.

Mini Weasel                    April 2013
Sea Otter gone                March 2013
Triceratops                      April 2013
Cobra Stage                    April 2013
Small Wooly Sheep         May 2013
Two Handed Bear           May 2013
Cat Stage Puppet             May 2013

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

New Folkmanis Puppets for January 2013

New Folkmanis Sky Dragon Puppet

We have received 17 of the new Folkmanis puppets for 2013. They include 10 hand puppets, the shark finger puppet and 7 of the new Little Puppets. Prices include shipping for delivery in the US. The easiest way to find the new puppets is to search the New Puppets category and search for newest.

Little Cat - Jan 9
Little Bernese Dog - In Stock
Little Dragon - Jan 9
Little Eagle - Due Jan 17
Little Frog - In Stock
Little Hedgehog - In Stock
Little Pig - In Stock
Little Turtle - In Stock
Little Unicorn - Due Jan 17
Alpaca hand puppet - Jan 9
Grizzly Bear - In Stock
Tuxedo Cat - In Stock
Sky Dragon - Jan 9
Long Legged Frog - In Stock
Goose - In Stock
Monkey in Barrel - In Stock
Baby Sea Otter - Jan 9
Screech Owl - Due Jan 17
Leopard Shark - In Stock

Mini Groundhog is Great for Groundhog's Day
 Recently retired Folkmanis puppets: mini Pheasant, Mini Moose, Mini Groundhog, Black Faced Sheep stage puppet, Rockhopper Penguin, Sea Serpent stage puppet, Mini Black Sheep, Dachshund. The mini weasel, sea otter and wolf in sheep's clothing are scheduled to be discontinued soon.

Folkmanis has slightly increased the prices of 8 hand puppets and 3 finger puppets: Baby Black Bear, Bassett Hound, Burrowing Owl, Amazon Parrot, Raven, Skunk, Flying Squirrel, and Gray Wolf. The three finger puppets are the mini chipmunk, mini hummingbird and the mini field mouse.

They also plan to resize several of the larger puppets to keep the price reasonable. Check our Folkmanis Puppet blog for details.

Monday, November 19, 2012

Rockhopper Penguin Just Discontinued

Rockhopper Penguin Just Discontinued
Folkmanis just discontinued the Rockhopper penguin puppet and we have limited stock.  Also just discontinued was the mini black sheep finger puppet and the sea serpent stage puppet.  If you want one of these, order soon before they are gone.

Folkmanis Little hedgehog puppetThe Leopard shark is now part of the Folkmanis puppet line.  The new Folkmanis Little hedgehog is in early too.

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Get 5% extra off Folkmanis Hand Puppets

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Folkmanis just discontinued the Rockhopper penguin puppet and we have limited stock.  Also just discontinued was the mini black sheep finger puppet and the sea serpent stage puppet.  If you want one of these, order soon before they are gone.
Looking for a deal on puppets?  How about an extra 5% off on hand puppets through November 30, 2012 online at Act II Books and Puppets.  Use 5offhandpuppets as the discount code when you check out.  Hurry, this will not extend after November.
Folkmanis Little hedgehog puppetThe Leopard shark is now part of the Folkmanis puppet line.  The new Folkmanis Little hedgehog is in early too.

Friday, March 9, 2012

New Folkmanis Horse, Crab and Little Puppets

Folkmanis Horse Puppet
We have four more new puppets in stock. One of our favorites is the new Horse puppet that is brown with a white blaze. This is similar to a previous brown horse that they made, but now has the nice white blaze down the forehead.

The 20 inch-long horse has a moveable mouth. Put your hand into the head from underneath the horse to move the mouth.

Folkmanis Crab Puppet

The Folkmanis crab puppet was also released this week. There have been a number of versions of crabs over the years, the dungeness crab, the all orange crab and this one with variegated orange and purple colors. It is very realistic at about 12 inches wide (a real keeper in the Puget Sound waters) and you can move the two large claws as well as the smaller legs.


Folkmanis Little Polar Bear Puppet

The last two new puppets that came out are part of the Little Folkmanis Puppet series, designed for younger kids so they can move the puppets with their smaller hands. The Little brown bear puppet goes nicely with Brown Bear Brown Bear or the Teddy Bear's Picnic books. The Little Polar Bear puppet rounds out the newest addtions with an all white polar bear that has black eyes and a moveable mouth and paws.

Friday, February 17, 2012

Folkmanis Mini Woodpecker Puppet in Stock

Keep up with the most recent new puppets from Folkmanis puppets with our news page at

Mini Lop Ear Rabbit

Mini Woodpecker

We have several new hand puppets and two new finger puppets.  The Folkmanis mini woodpecker and the mini Lop Eared Rabbit finger puppet.

There is also a new series of Folkmanis little puppets that are designed for young children. The Folkmanis little Alligator hand puppet is 7 inches tall, 5 inches long, and 4.5 inches wide (17.8 x 12.8 x 11.4 cm). The mouth and two paws are moveable. The green alligator puppet has fierce teeth for such a little alligator.

Little Alligator Puppet

Monday, January 30, 2012

More New Folkmanis Puppets in Stock: Sloth, Little Alligator, Little Chipmunk

Folkmanis Baby Sloth Puppet
We just got in the Folkmanis Baby Sloth puppet. There used to be a sloth puppet years ago, so I will bet that this will be a great addition. It has a moveable mouth and there are hook and loops on the front and back legs to let it hang in several positions.

If you go to our news page, you will see our updated list on the newest puppets for 2012. The little puppet series will include small puppets for little kids or small hands.  They are priced at just $9.79 on our site.

Raccoon and Alligator Puppets

American Alligator - Due mid February

Cow - in stock
Crab - Due mid February
Duckling - in stock
Golden Eagle - in stock
Gopher - Due late February
Horse - Due late February
Basset Hound - in stock
Nibbling Mouse - in stock
Baby Sloth - in stock
Leatherback Sea Turtle - in stock
Mini Lop Ear Rabbit - in stock
Mini Woodpecker - in stock
Little Alligator - in stock
Little Lion - in stock
Little Chipmunk - in stock

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Still time to order for Christmas

There is still time to order for Christmas and have your order delivered in the US.  Shipping outside the US is probably going to take too long to arrive by December 24.

You can always come in our storefront in Langley Washington to see our great selection of all of the Folkmanis puppets matched with children's books.  It is a fun experience and can solve some of your last minute buying. 

The Teddy Bear's Picnic board book is great with the new Folkmanis Bear in Tree Stump puppet that can be made to play peek a boo.  It is nicely priced at 20% off online.  Or come in the store and get the puppet without having to pay shipping.

Sunday, November 27, 2011

New Folkmanis puppets for 2012

We now have a list of the new Folkmanis puppets scheduled to be released in 2012. They include a new line of "little puppets" that are easier for little kids to use.  Several are due in January 2012.  There will also be some new hand puppets and finger puppets, including a baby sloth, cow and horse.  I will add some pictures when they come in.

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Oktoberfest in Langley Washington on October 1, 2011

I have always loved the Fall. We moved a lot when my Dad was in the military and often moved in the summers. So we often went to a new school in the Fall where we met new kids. Maybe meeting new people was the interest. My birthday is in October too! Fall leaves and beautiful colors. Pumpkins and cooler weather.

We will be celebrating Oktoberfest in Langley on October 1. It looks to be even more fun this year. Stop by and see us. Enjoy the cooler weather and pumpkins. Meet some new friends. Details are at

We don't have many Halloween type puppets, but we do have the Folkmanis Witch Stage puppet that was recently discontinued.  You might what to get one before they are all gone.  I feel the cool Fall breezes already.