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Mumbo-Jumbo

Mumbo-Jumbo

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"I bet Spencer that I could crochet anything that he wanted into a sweater, and he said "Can you do Banjo-Kazooie?" (that's a video game for kids), and so here's Mumbo Jumbo, he is a witch doctor who lives on the island that you see behind him here.  Mumbo is not the main character, but he is Spencer's favorite – Mumbo has this magic wand that looks like a shrunken head, here seen with some 3-D effect.  Mumbo's weird pink skin was probably the most challenging thing to reproduce.  Mumbo's teeth and some other key features on the sweater were done with glow-in-the-dark yarn, along with Spencer's name embroidered on a white area, so it only appears in the dark.  There was also a set of eight finger puppets modeled after the Jinjoes, they are little colorful creatures hidden throughout the game that bestow magic powers when rescued.  I think the finger puppets are long since lost, but that's because they were played with so much – it was gratifying to make something that was really enjoyed."
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