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Jack Skellington and Zero puppets come to life magically

(EMERYVILLE, CA – February 16, 2019) Fans of Folkmanis® Puppets will be delighted by the spectacle of new puppets in booth #3035 at Toy Fair 2019, February 16th to 19th, at New York’s Jacob K. Javits Convention Center. Renowned for wildly innovative designs, Folkmanis will officially unveil two new designs from Disney Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas to excited buyers at the first major American toy show of the year.

“We are thrilled to collaborate with Disney to bring these amazing characters to life,” muses Creative Director, Elaine Kollias. “We appreciate the genius of Disney Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas…we can’t wait for fans to get their hands into these beautiful puppet creations available this Spring!”

A perfect pairing of heirloom quality and design expertise, combined with an iconic licensed global property, Folkmanis proudly presents Disney Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas puppets:

Lift your spirits with the extraordinary Jack Skellington puppet by Folkmanis. A full-body, wearable puppet, suitable for teens and adults, the “Pumpkin King” from Disney Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas comes to life magically with your movements. Step into character immediately when you don this impressive figure. Strap the feet on and place one hand in the mouth and another in the gloved hand to animate this spectacular 6’ tall character puppet. 64” tall. Ages 12+. SRP $159.99

Enliven play with Zero, the “ghost-dog” from Disney Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas. The trusty canine companion of Jack Skellington, this Folkmanis® Puppet has a wonderful light-up pumpkin nose as well as movable mouth and diaphanous body fabric that enhances its supernatural appeal.

30” long. Ages 5+. SRP $53.99

These two characters join the cast of six previous Disney character puppets from Folkmanis: The Disney Classic Character Collection includes impeccably detailed, full-body puppets of Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Donald Duck, Pluto, Goofy and Daisy Duck. Unique to the marketplace, these heirloom quality toys offer superior play value. They are exceptional plush puppets with a luxurious look and feel that invites playful interaction to create everlasting memories with these beloved and iconic characters.

About Folkmanis® Puppets:

Folkmanis believes imagination is the key to a healthy childhood, encouraging play and discovery to develop the skills necessary in life.  Innovating specialty puppets since 1976, Folkmanis® Puppets are clearly the best loved, low-tech, classic toys in the global marketplace.  Lauded by industry experts as well as child development and kid-approved toy tests, the company consistently earns high marks for superior play value and design excellence. Most Folkmanis® Puppets are recommended for ages 3 and up and are available at specialty toy and gift stores, nationwide and around the world.  Find Folkmanis® Puppets online at

Folkmanis® Puppets: An essential ingredient to every toy box, every childhood, every generation.

For further information: Maria Fortez, Marketing Manager, 800-654-8922,