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The Bizarre Story Behind Teddy Ruxpin

Talking toys are a dime a dozen now and we take the technology for granted, but which toy in the mid-’80s was the originator?

Teddy Ruxpin was an animatronic children’s toy that could talk and move its eyes and mouth while telling stories. It was a combination of many unique influences from Disney to Chuck E. Cheese, came out in 1985 and became the best-selling toy of the mid-’80s, also leading to

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