PREDICTION: In 2050, under the new It's Just Not Right laws, Mr. Malicious will become the first ventriloquist's dummy to receive the death penalty for being "too creepy for words." His ventriloquist, Axyl Gristlechop, will be found not guilty.
Popsy - A Simply Made Dummy for the Amateur Ventriloquist (Jun, 1938) : an intriguing ventriloquist’s dummy you can construct from inexpensive materials without any special skill or shop equipment. His name comes from Popular Science Monthly, for which he was specially designed. He wags his jaw realistically and, if you want to take a little extra trouble, he can be made to wink, wiggle an ear, smoke, spit, or even blush