Best Toys From the '80s and '90s

Teddy Ruxpin and 14 More Toys That Shaped Your Childhood

Teddy Ruxpin and 14 More Toys That Shaped Your Childhood

Ken Forsse, the creator of Teddy Ruxpin, died last week at the age of 77. His talking toy bear — who had a cassette player in his back and whose eyes and mouth moved as he read stories — was introduced at Christmas in 1985. It quickly sold out in stores and became a bestselling toy the following year. Everything about Teddy Ruxpin is so '80s, from the cassette tapes and his weirdly subdued outfit to the fact that our parents thought it was totally normal to let an animatronic bear read bedtime stories to us. In honor of our undying love for Teddy — and in memory of his creator — we've rounded up more toys that shaped our childhoods. Scroll down to see them all now, and then check out more reasons to rock your jellies off and things you'll definitely remember as a teenager in the 2000s.

Source: RetroJunk

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