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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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ams165    

I wish T.R. s mouth had a suck option....

181 days ago
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All-star    

You, mean, Johnny Weird had nothing to do with this?!?!?!?!

181 days ago
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sweetme0990    

Damn....I have so many memories with teddy but cricket was my girl but there was kid sister and my buddy **** I had all of them

181 days ago
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kathryn    

Okay I remember this bear. My mother stood in line for 8 hours just get two of them. He started a new trend. Love to the family.

181 days ago
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newsjunkie69    

I killed Teddy by choking him with cookies during story time.

181 days ago
21.

CremeBrulee    

It was TED!!

181 days ago
22.

bart    

You will be sorely missed

181 days ago
23.

J    

I had baby teddy and cricket. Good memories

181 days ago
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fifithepoodle    

RIP, dear man.

181 days ago
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kimaz    

Awe that's so sad. I just posted pictures on my Facebook page yesterday because I actually have the original store display with Teddy Ruxpin and Grubby on the airship. How ironic :(

181 days ago
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BackOfTheBlueBus    

R.I.P. Ken. My sister just had to have a Teddy Ruxpin. "Santa" finally gave her one. I would put the cassette tapes that came with my Jem dolls in Teddy's back.

180 days ago
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Spacechk5    

I still have my teddy ruxpin

179 days ago
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Zazzy    

Teddy Ruxpin never gave anyone nightmares and I resent that being said. He would read me bedtimes stories when I was small and I loved him. He was my best friend,and now I am thirty and I remember him with affection. I still remember the day he was bought for me. His creator was a genius!

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