Teddy Ruxpin

Teddy Ruxpin is an animatronic children’s toy in the form of a talking ‘Illiop’, a creature that looks like a bear. The toy’s mouth and eyes move while he reenacts stories played on an audiotape cassette deck built into its back. It was created by Ken Forsse with later assistance by Larry Larsen and John Davies, Later versions have a digital cartridge in place of a cassette. At the peak of its popularity, Teddy Ruxpin became the best-selling toy of 1985 and 1986, and the 2006 version was awarded the 2006 Animated Interactive Plush Toy of the Year award by Creative Child Magazine. A cartoon based on the characters debuted in 1986. Teddy’s extreme popularity in 1986 buoyed the controversial launch of the Nintendo Entertainment System, also distributed by Worlds of Wonder.

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