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TEDDY RUXPIN* ANIMATED TOYS

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 Teddy Ruxpin's first incarnation, produced by Worlds of Wonder, became the best-selling toy of 1985 and 1986.  This original version is the most common and uses cassette tapes and D* batteries, and is also larger than all subsequent versions.   Unfortunately, due to problems both within the organization and with the national economy, the company was unable to sustain their success long-term and folded in 1991.   Teddy's license was then transferred to Playskool (page coming soon)  which produced a smaller version which used cartridges in place of cassette tapes.  This version was produced until around 1996.

In 1998, Don Kingsborough, the man who founded Worlds of Wonder, licensed Teddy again through his new company, Yes! Entertainment.  
This version saw Teddy's wardrobe change from his classic tan tunic to a red shirt and "blue jeans".  The toy returned to using cassette tapes in order to animate and tell stories, although they are not compatible with the original version and vice-versa.  This version was short lived and was scarce by 1999.

In 2006, BackPack Toys released the best version of Teddy since the original left the market. The new toy returned to using cartridges, this time digitized with improved sound quality, and the storybooks saw edits and updated artwork.  This version was sold through 2010.

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