My dad worked in Hollywood in special effects for many years, including doing a lot of stop motion special effects. I have 3 or 4 wooden crates with armature puppets, I think all from commercials, probably in the '80's. They are in fair condition, the foam rubber at this point isn't the greatest, but the metal armatures are fine and there are sets of heads that go with them.
I will get some pictures and try and identify who these characters are and post more here. There are also a couple of larger armatures, one is the "backwards dinosaur" from a Mobile 1 commercial, so called because it had longer front legs than rear. I honestly don't know if this is treasure or trash but if there is some value perhaps it is to this audience.
I don't need to sell this stuff but would only like to find a good home for it. I'm in the San Diego area. I'd prefer not to give it to someone who is looking to profit. I tried to find a film school or the like but no luck.
Any suggestions? Is there a good home here? Thanks!