Saturday, November 28, 2009

80s Awesomeness! ~ 39

Teddy Ruxpin!!!

This was the must have toy of the 80s. I was just told the other day that my parents braved the Black Friday crowds to get me one of these way back when. And I loved my Teddy Ruxpin for years.

If you don't know what it is, it's basically a tape deck in the shape of a bear. He's not all that cuddly because his torso has the tape player in it but his mouth moves and his eyes blink when he's playing. In his back is where you put in the cassette tape (for those who've never known the joy of a cassette tape and using a pen cap to roll the damn thing back up when the player decided to eat it) and then you can read along in the storybook that comes with the tape. Very cool.

Aside from the fact that he may or may not come alive in the night and try to kill you. Those are the limited edition Ruxpins.


6 comments:

BookWhisperer said...

I definetly remember this toy, but I never got to have one. I did have popples and carebears though.

Natasha (Wicked Lil Pixie) said...

I cringed when TR showed up in my feed reader! I hated that thing, I swear it was slightly demonic when the batteries died! lol

Donna said...

So he sounded a little possessed. Nothing wrong with that.

Mary Ann DeBorde said...

Omg - I remember him!! I ended up getting my daughter the Mickey Mouse one instead of the Teddy Ruxpin, but they were all a little creepy lol

JG said...

I had forgotten how much I wanted one of these things! I think I was much more upset that I never got a Cabbage Patch doll.

Angela said...

Oh. My. God! Do you know how old this makes me feel?

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