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Teddy Ruxpin The Original Storytelling Toy


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  • Teddy Instills a Love of reading and Adventure
  • Builds Vocabulary and Comprehension Skills
  • Teddy's Animation has perfect lip sync with every story he tells
  • Teddy has 22 adventures and music programs
  • Easy push and play buttons for tiny fingers
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Product Details

  • Shipping Weight: 3.2 pounds
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • Origin: Made in USA or Imported
  • ASIN: B000AV6RM4
  • Item model number: 1202
  • Manufacturer recommended age: 24 months and up
  • Batteries 4 AA batteries required.
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #196,183 in Toys & Games (See Top 100 in Toys & Games)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (35 customer reviews)
  • Discontinued by manufacturer: Yes
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Teddy Ruxpin & Animation story cartridge: Airship The Reading Adventure Begins

Product Description

In 1985, Teddy Ruxpin became an overnight sensation as parents and children embraced this lovable, animated storytelling toy with a wholesome, gentle nature. Through Teddy, children were introduced to The World of Teddy Ruxpin, a magically imaginative place filled with Teddy's many friends and his many exciting adventures in the Land of Grundo. Today, Teddy Ruxpin invites your child to discover The World of Teddy Ruxpin and to meet his friends, Grubby, Newton Gimmick, Tweeg, LB and more, as they embark on countless journeys with endless adventures. Soft and lovable, Teddy Ruxpin comes to life when you insert the Program Cartridge that was specially designed to accommodate small hands. Each Program Cartridge contains complete stories, music, sound effects and the customized data necessary to animate Teddy. Teddy Ruxpin's eyes and mouth move in perfect synch with every song he singsand every story he tells. Slot for inserting Program Cartridge Child Safe Battery Compartment On/Off Power Switch shuts down all Teddy Functions

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Customer Reviews

Teddy is smaller, which is great for little kids.
Vincent Conroy
I bought this teddy bear for my grandson because my daughter had one when she was little and she loved it.
RobLyn
Also, I agree with another review I read, the volume is WAY too low, even on the highest setting.
H. Wride

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

43 of 43 people found the following review helpful By Vincent Conroy on February 22, 2007
This is an amazing replica of the 1980's version. There were many other incarnations of Teddy Ruxpin from the 1992 Playskool version to the 1998 Yes! Entertainment version. But, with the exception of the original Worlds of Wonder phenomenon, none have come close to capturing this character's endearing charm.

I know a lot of people will think that $70 is a lot of money for a Teddy Ruxpin, but they cost about the same, if not more, in the 1980's. This version, however, is a bit more durable. There are plenty of people who still have working 80's versions, but mine died a few years ago, and I snatched this up as soon as it was released.

Teddy is smaller, which is great for little kids. He's not as bulky or heavy. He looks the same as his 20 year-old counterpart, and sounds even better. Many people who owned a Teddy as children may remember the tapes coming unwound, and adults would have to shell out another $20 for another copy of the same book & tape. Have no fear! This Teddy takes MP3 cartridges, which means no more unwinding analog cassettes! Each set comes packaged securely in it's own special box, which is a great protection against the unpredictable nature of a three year-old.

In the 1980's $20 got you one book and tape set. Nowadays, you get two book & tape sets for $20. There's two books for each story (one with the words for older kids, the other with pictures for younger listeners...) Each cartridge holds two stories, and you can jump from one to the other using the controls on Teddy's back (no more flipping the tape over to listen to it again!)

Some might be intimidated by the hefty price tag and seduced by cheaper, lesser-known storytelling bears, but this bear is worth every penny.
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17 of 18 people found the following review helpful By Nicole on October 7, 2006
I was going to buy my childern ( 3 and 1 1/2 ) the T J Bearytales for christmas until i came upon Teddy Ruxpin. I like the fact that T J Bearytales moves his arms and legs and ears, but i didn't like his voice at all. As a little girl i remember going to bed at night with my teddy ruxpin and listening to him sing lullibes and i loved it. Teddy ruxpin is so soothing at bed time and yet during the day when he is reading storys he is so exciting. Plus i also love the characters it helps with childrens imagination. I will gladly spend $70 on this classic!
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Shawn D. Deets on March 31, 2007
The original Teddy Ruxpin came out when I was [...]and I remember being mesmorized by him. I would carry him with me everywhere and listen to him tell me stories and sing songs all the time. Over the years, my Teddy didn't last and I saw more recent models. They however didn't interest me because they didn't look like my Teddy. But, when I saw this one I just had to have it! I have to admit that I am so happy because this looks almost identical to the Teddy I used to have.
There are some differences which I think make Teddy even better. This Teddy is smaller, he uses cartridges instead of tapes, and he is softer.
Plus, Teddy Ruxpin paved the way for all of the other talking toys. I do wish they would bring Grubby the Octopede (Teddy's best friend) back though. Back in 1985, when you plugged Teddy and Grubby into each other, they would talk and tell the stories together.
I've seen some reviews for a new bear on the market called T.J. Bearytales, and while other bears can be awesome, NOTHING beats Teddy Ruxpin.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By RRS on December 27, 2008
I had one of the original Teddy Ruxpin bears back in 1985. I was three years old and remember him very well. I even had Grubby when he came out too (yes, I was spoiled). I listened to them so much that they eventually wore out and stopped working. I'm a Reading Specialist for elementary students now... go figure, right! Rock on Teddy! You set me off on the right foot and I'm happy to see it still exists.
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7 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Anonymous on December 9, 2006
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My son is Downs Syndrome and had always been super hard to buy toys for. He just wasn't interested in what was available. I was VERY shocked to see him mesmerized by Teddy. He went through a set of batteries the first day and we had to put Teddy away to get him to eat his Christmas dinner! They were very close friends right from the beginning. I can't recommend Teddy enough! The only con I can find is the nose can break off easily.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By J. Haynes on January 11, 2007
My son is 23 years old and is serverly handicapped, however he still loves this bear. He listens to it every night. We have purchased many versions Teddy Ruxpin over the past 20 years. The new Teddy is much easier to use and does not require adult intervention to make it run. It has large colorful buttons that are clearly marked. It is also sturdy enough to withstand abuse. I hope this Teddy is not discontinued, he makes my sons life a little more pleasurable.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Tami F. Bronn on February 4, 2009
I actually bought this Teddy Ruxpin for my adult son. Back on his 4th birthday I gave him one of the original Teddy Ruxpin's from the 80's. He always loved that bear. As time goes on you grow up and part with your childhood friends. But the memories he had with that bear still remain with him so when I saw that they had brought out the new and improved Teddy Ruxpin I just couldn't resist giving him back a piece of his childhood. He still loves that bear! Thanks!!
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