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Teddy Ruxpin

Toy Creator Dead at 77

3/26/2014 12:00 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

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Ken Forsse -- the creator of the talking Teddy Ruxpin toy bear -- is dead at 77.

Giving young children nightmares since 1985 -- Teddy Ruxpin was able to move his mouth and eyes while reciting bedtime stories that were stored on cassettes inserted into his back.

Teddy was Forsse's claim to fame -- even developing a TV show named "The Adventures of Teddy Ruxpin."

During the 1980s Ruxpin became the "Official Spokesbear for the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children."

Ruxpin Peace.

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BLUE UGLY 💩    

Teddy Ruxpin looks like GolfwangPrincess

181 days ago
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Rigby    

Rest in peace! I remember that creepy bear..my mom tossed it in the garage it would talk at night.

181 days ago
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Carl    

That thing was everywhere in the 80s. Ads for it ran on TV constantly. Probably Cabbage Patch Kids were the only dolls more popular than him.

181 days ago
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Ron Fing Swanson    

Creepier version of the Chucky doll.

181 days ago
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pj    

I wanted one when I was little but my dad wouldn't get it. I was pissed.

181 days ago
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eclecticFuzz    

Devil toy:)

181 days ago
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hotpad    

We used to put NWA in his back and watch him rap. Funny stuff.

181 days ago
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CLINT    

Same place where Harvey stores his cassettes.

181 days ago
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.    

Bring back the 1980s Saturday Morning Cartoons.
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All 3 networks aired cartoons from 7am-11:30am followed by the Saturday Weekend Special.

181 days ago
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Dave    

One of my little nephews wanted one in the 80's. Since they were out of them at Christmas time, and me being a good uncle, I drove to Montreal to get one for him (cause that's what he wanted). You should have seen the look on his face when we turned it on and the damn thing started speaking French....lol. He still remembers that damn bear and he was only 6 at the time.

181 days ago
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pdljump21    

Loved Teddy Ruxpin and still have him and a whole lot of stuff in a container.

181 days ago
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nightshade    

I still have mine :) works perfect still :) , r.i.p teddys maker u gave me an awsome friend :)

181 days ago
13.

Ant Fuller    

Rip

181 days ago
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mznicc    

Sad. Rest in peace man! Your creation made lots of kids very happy and for that I thank you! SN: does anybody else remember the "Cricket" doll??? Same concept. Damn dolls were like $300 bucks when they came out... Lol Wow...

181 days ago
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Just My Opinion    

Aw, one of my kids had this toy. Sorry to hear this. R.I.P Ken. Anyone that makes Teddy Bears is ok in my book.

181 days ago
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