The new Teddy Ruxpin is bringing with it all the features and play patterns from the 80’s.
Teddy Ruxpin, the best-selling toy from the 1980s – named one of the Top 100 Toys of All Time by Time Magazine – is making a huge comeback for autumn 2017. The new Teddy Ruxpin has modern enhancements with today’s technology designed for pre-schoolers.
Released in 1985 as the original animatronic, magical, storytelling bear, Teddy Ruxpin bear told stories through a rear-loading cassette based system that was synced to the bear’s speech pattern and included a motorised mouth and eyes. There were 60 original stories with 10-15 new stories released each year over a five year period.
Now, after more than 25 years, the new 14” tall Teddy Ruxpin by Wicked Cool Toys will still have the core features that parents and grandparents fondly remember, and will read stories to children with a motorised mouth. However, in this new version, fans of all ages will benefit from bluetooth technology, LCD eyes with over 40 animated expressions that are synched to the stories, and touch sensors in the hands that allow the child to start, pause and fast-forward.
There are two modes of play – with or without the free app. Connecting to the free app will allow kids to read along to the story Teddy is telling on their smart device. The app is in-sync with Teddy, flipping the pages as Teddy reads.