Remember the Teddy Ruxpin toy bear? It was pretty groundbreaking, being the first-of-its-kind animatronic toy with motorized eyes and mouth. He even told stories via a cassette player and in 5 years it became an multi-billion dollar product!
Well, not it’s back!
The talking toy bear hit shelves back in 1985, so why bring him back now? Surely kids today have no idea who Teddy Ruxpin is.
“The kids who embraced him back then are 28 to 40 years old now. They have young kids who they’d want to introduce Teddy Ruxpin to,” said Jeremy Padawer, co-president of Wicked Cool Toys, the company behind Ruxpin 2.0. “We felt the time was right to bring back this nostalgic toy but with the right technology to fit the time.”
Teddy Ruxpin 2.0 will cost you $99 and will hit stores until July 2017.