Our Story

The inventor of The Drabbit, Albert Alfaro, discovered puppetry at about the age of 6. Through watching the ventriloquism greats of his time, like Jimmy Nelson & Paul Winchell, he became hooked and developed a genuine love for the art form. This admiration stayed with him throughout his childhood and well into adulthood. He frequently used Play-Doh, socks, and strings, then later cables, pulleys, and gears, to make puppets of his own. It wasn’t the puppets themselves that he was enamored by; it was the opportunity they presented— the opportunity for creative expression and for both puppeteers and audiences to share a brief escape from reality. The joy and excitement he experienced through these simple puppets are what Albert fell in love with and what he wanted to share with the world.
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Fast forward to 1977; Albert invents the mechanism responsible for the life-like movements and realism that his puppets are now known for producing. He later applied for and was granted a US Patent for the invention. It was from this mechanism that Wise Aces were born. Wise Aces were little imp-like creatures designed to sit on your shoulder and animate via a concealed cable control system. They are now retired but were the precursor to Drabbits.

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Through decades of innovation, experimentation, and feedback, Wise Aces evolved into Drabbits, the whimsical fantasy creatures of today. Visit our shop; whether it’s dragons, griffins, unicorns, woodland critters, or hybrid creations, there is never a shortage of mythical sidekicks in the Imaginarium Adoptorium!

With a Drabbit on your shoulder and an appetite for adventure, the fun never ends!

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