I've seen alot of people referring to Scott Foam as "reticulated foam" and claiming it's what jhc use. I don't know how this rumor has been created but it's wrong. JHC use a polyurethane foam (polyfoam)produced by Scott Manufacturing Inc. It looks pretty much the same as soft foam. But the polyfoam Scott produce is of very high quality and is very light and durable. It's also very easy to carve. However, Scott also make a reticulated type of polyurethane foam, that is black, but that's a completely different type of foam, and is not of very much use in puppetmaking.