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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."