Ardet is an interactive Hyder Titan Drabbit-- a member of our exclusive series called "The Emotive Ones". He features a combination of natural and man-made fur, vibrant custom made glass eyes, large real feather wings, a detailed multi-color paint job, extra long accent feathers, and uniquely adjustable joints that make him highly emotive! Look closely to see the face of the Baby Drabbit riding his back! Even with his huge design, and 20 inch wingspan, Ardet has been specially crafted to be lightweight and usable; he weighs in at just 1.6 pounds! Hidden deep within every Hyder Drabbit, there is a starkly contrasting personality that lays dormant— waiting patiently for the light of day to shine upon its face— and with the flick of your wrist— it can! You simply pull forward and lift on your Hyder Drabbit’s face to find that in actuality, it is a carefully engineered and crafted shell! Beneath it, the Drabbit’s inner personality is hiding!
When Albert set out to create The Emotive Ones, he had one question in mind, “How can I make a Drabbit that appears to display emotions?” That one question became the ultimate goal for the entire project and the basis for its design! Embedded within Ardet, there are multiple omnidirectionally adjustable memory joints! These joints can be completely adjusted and will hold their position! All the while, Ardet maintains all of the animated abilities that our dual-cabled Drabbits posses. With this unique and innovative new design, Ardet is able to emote unlike any Drabbit has ever before! His ears, arms, legs, and even his neck are all posable! By creating combinations and adjusting multiple areas at once, you will unlock Ardet's potential! Lets say, for instance, that he is thinking, by crossing his arms and tilting his neck upwards with a slight rotation (like he looking towards the sky), you can convey he is thinking without even operating him! Or perhaps you are at odds with your shoulder riding companion; you could rotate his neck so that he is looking away from you and drop his ears down. Not to worry though, once you’ve made up, twist his neck towards you, perk up his ears, and he can bop his head in agreement that all is right in his world! Maybe Ardet is helping you tell a spooky story; you could raise just his outermost ear as if he is listening intently because he thinks he hears a creepy noise. Better yet, raise the ear nearest to you so that you can whisper in his ear and then respond with his controls. The applications are endless making the use of an Action Dragon an entirely new and immersive experience! View the images to see Ardet in action!
Please refer to the size reference image to get a general idea of how large Ardet is. Note that things like wing style and overall fluffiness will effect how large the individual Drabbit looks. Each and every Drabbit is hand crafted one at a time. The photographs on this product page are of the actual Drabbit that you will receive. We crafted Ardet for one of our retail locations, but by popular demand, we have moved some exemplary Drabbits to the online store. This lucky Drabbit made the jump to the digital world; his next flight will be to the home of his new adopter!
If you have any questions, please contact us and we will be happy to help!
Here at Imaginarium, we strive to create unique, fine art puppets that are as fun and functional as they are beautiful. This all began with a genuine love of puppetry. Something magical happens when a person operates a puppet. The puppet becomes an extension of that person and an expression of their individuality. The outcome is awe-inspiring and the possibilities are limitless!
Art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time.
Inventor & Artist
Imaginarium Galleries is a family owned and operated business comprised of a small team of incredibly talented artisans. We take great care to ensure that every item crafted is a high quality product that we can proudly stand behind. When you acquire one of our puppets, we want you to feel like you have adopted a new pet and found a lifelong companion― we want this so much so, that every Drabbit comes with a Lifetime Warranty on their mechanics!
As a family owned and operated business, we understand what is most important― relationships. We understand that when you purchase an item from us, you are putting your trust in us, and in turn, we consider you a part of our family and we promise to do everything we can to ensure your complete satisfaction.