There used to be many animatronic options years ago before computer graphics and virtual realty kind of shut down many of the great companies doing work in movies and entertainment. There are just a few giants out there at the top of the field doing amazing work. Our vision is to fill that gap and start a revolution of sorts…. so anyone who wants to invest in this business venture with high quality animatronic characters can finally afford to jump in! We think we have something special and here is why:
COST – Our system is amazingly low cost investment that can generate income for years to come. These professional high tech systems built by our team of engineers, not electronic toys! Once you realize how involved these are mechanically, and how “cutting edge” our technology is, you will be amazed at the low prices. it is actually the the first time in history that an animatronic line as powerful as these were made available at such a low price! Just a few years ago before we entered the scene, something like these would have sold for $50,000 to $100,000. We have spent many years and our team has invested heavily in their development to bring you cutting edge technology on a budget! It’s kind of a revolution! So they really are an investment…if you want to see the power of these characters, and can afford to invest in your business or show, you have come to the right place!
AMAZING AXTELL CHARACTERS – one of the strengths of our system is the Axtell Character designs. Audiences love them even before they speak! It is FAR more entertaining to see a whimsically designed character moving around and talking magically! Audience observation has revealed that people are more aware of design errors and bothered by animatronics that are trying to be realistic and lifelike.There is just something “off” and “not right” even “odd or weird”, and they focus on those instead of enjoying the show. When you move into the “character world” and abandon realism you open up the imagination of your audience and the fun begins! We have nearly 100 whimsical characters available and custom characters can be made just for you!
FEATURE PACKED with EXCLUSIVE TECHNOLOGICAL ADVANCEMENTS-
PROGRAMMING IS SO EASY – Our system is packed with features including LIVE real time programming which saves you Hours and Days of time. Some other systems are so complex that you need a degree in computer programming to work it, and then just try to get some help! Some require each single servo channel action to be programmed with your computer mouse. We looked into these and tried them and it drove us crazy! We took the crazy out of it and created a system that is INTUITIVE and NATURAL! The process of programming is just as easy as operating the character in LIVE mode with the transmitter! It ROCKS and you will love it! Also with our system you see your real character reacting wirelessly in real time during your programming. Some other systems have a visual representation on a computer screen – you never really get what you want like that. Simplicity is the key to programming new shows and making money with these systems.
We also offer a recording and programming service at Axtell Expressions. All recordings, songs, programming or animation are non-exclusive unless exclusive rights are purchased for the tracks.
FLEXIBLE CONTROL – Some other systems require a computer to perform. Ours is optional. With our system you can play our special control MagicTrax® on a computer with a large display for cues if you want, or put them on an iPOD or any Mp3 Player… even a CD Player or cassette player. We can also create custom MagicTrax for you in our studio (your voices or ours) and we can email the finished mp3 to you. Then you just pop it into your system and watch it! Amazingly flexible!
WIRELESS TECHNOLOGY – You can set the character out in the open or on stage with no wires connected to it. You can control them from a hidden key FOB in your hand. Even the battery supply is hidden either inside the stand or inside the seat the character is sitting on. We do not use Infrared signal like your TV remote control where you have to be pointing directly at the receiver. We use Radio Control and 2.4 GHz for secure locked in wireless connection without interference. Our system is FCC approved and CE certified. Most other hand-made or hobby systems are not even tested, so you run the risk of illegally operating equipment which might cause problems with other wireless devices. You do NOT want that to happen! Play it safe with the Axtell system.
AUTO-ALIVE With our system Auto-Alive® automatically keeps the character moving and alive between tracks for as long as you want. Other system play a track and the robot stops dead. Oh and there are several auto-alives to choose from and can be custom made! They can look central, dominantly Left, or dominantly Right, move very slow and relaxed, or more active, etc.
DIRECTIONAL DOMINANCE – Say you want to stand on the right side of a character so you have programmed it that way…. but you change your mind and really want to stand on the left side now. You don’t have to reprogram! Just switch the dominance to the other side and the head movements of the character will switch sides just like a human would do! Other systems don’t do this.
SMOOTH MOVEMENTS – Our unique robot design and programming provides you with the smoothest movements available, our animatronics do not bang & jerk into extreme positions like SOOO many others. Even the transition when a MagicTrax ends, and Auto-Alive begins is engineered to be blended smooth and seamless so there is no noticeable change.
MOTORMOUTH – gives you microphone sound level control over the mouth movement of the character, and it’s not just open and close positions like other systems. Ours is VARIABLE and REALISTIC…. speak quietly and it moves just a little, speak loud and it opens big…. hold a long note of a song and it stays open just like you want! You can even connect an audio source to the MotorMouth jack without using a microphone. Auto-Alive provides the natural body motion during Motor-Mouth, so no programming is needed. In fact, you can create your own “split-track stereo recording” with music and sound effects with voice on one side, and voice only on the other side. Using a splitter you can send the voice only track to the MotorMouth jack and you have a fully animated character without ANY PROGRAMMING!
ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE – This optional AI (Axtell Intelligence) will work with the Magic2 System and Vent System because they have the green Magic Box (Animation Control System). See this feature HERE.
ELECTRONIC MENU CONTROLS – the system is packed with menu settings and parameters you can change such as blending amount, dominance switching, mouth opening range, auto-alive selection and so much more.
TECH SUPPORT – One of the biggest features of our system is our company! We provide great Customer Service and free Tech Support to help orginial purchasers with your system. We also provide a User Forum and full library of video tutorials and documentation for you! Second hand buyers will need to register and purchase the tech support package.