Mr. Puppetman is how I'm known by all the neighbors both adults and Children.
Puppeteer since the age of 6, professional since age of 18. Won the All Army Entertainment contest in 1959 and was selected as an act in the world touring show Rolling Along of 1959. Did a 10 minute marionette act, was straight man for a comic and was in group musical numbers. Toured my own marionette story shows in 27 states and territories and foreign countries. Had 6 different TV series plus Tv commercials in Buffalo. Also performed on TV in Germany and Japan.
For 17 years I was shows supervisor at a local theme park (Fantasy Island) writing live musifcal shows, ringmaster for a circus ,puppet shows and narrating Wild West gunfights,
I honestly can't remember exactly how big the head was. I wanna say it was just under a foot wide. As long as you can get your hand comfortably inide, you should be fine. I'm glad you've enjoyed the series.