Saturday, 27 February 2016
Retro Toy Chest Day 13: Teddy Ruxpin
Teddy Ruxpin was an animatronic children's toy in the form of a talking bear. The bear's mouth and eyes moved while "reading" stories that were played on an audio tape cassette deck built into its back. At the peak of his popularity, Teddy Ruxpin became the best-selling toy of 1985 and 1986. A cartoon based on the characters debuted in 1987.
Teddy Ruxpin by bucky
I was more into action figures around 85 and 86', being a devout watcher of many of the more popular cartoons and toys. I didn't have a Teddy Ruxpin, but my little brother did. Yes, I played with it, and listened to the stories as well. It was an incredible toy in that day and age, and was THE toy of 85-86, along with Cabbage Patch Kids. I have many memories of eating at Wendy's and collecting the set of kid's meal toys that featured Teddy and Friends, which is where the head came from.
Wendy's fast food Teddy Ruxpin figure 1986=head, arms, legs
men in Black upper arms, Vest
Red Ninja 25th torso and waist, Kwinn Shorts
Next: bucky, Dusty79 and Oreobuilder unleash ‘’Millions of Unusual Small Creatures Lurking Everywhere!’’