Win Teddy Ruxpin from Ty’s!

Picture it, if you will: The year is 1985. A young teenager is slowly amassing her mall money via babysitting, and some of her clients are on the well-off side. And so within days of seeing a commercial for a teddy bear that actually talks, she arrives one night to sit for one of her regular charges and discovers none other than Teddy Ruxpin there—book at the ready—and she and her charge passed the evening utterly fascinated with the talking bear. It’s even possible that the babysitter continued playing after the kid went to bed, but you can’t prove that or anything. Ahem.

The thing is, back then, this was a technological marvel. And it was the first of its kind, too. We were all amazed by it. And if you check out Teddy’s Wikipedia page you’ll see that he’s had a long and varied life since his debut in 1985. But yes, he’s back, and just as popular as ever. He’s even got his own official site and everything, and even though there’s plenty of talking toys, nowadays, there’s still something special about a snuggly bear who can tell your kid a story, no? It’s not just a creative thinking adventure, it’s a pal who takes their hands and journeys along with them as they go.

To celebrate Teddy Ruxpin’s arrival at Ty’s Toy Box, we’re giving him away! More specifically, we’re giving two lucky Ty’s Toy Box Blog readers a Teddy Ruxpin plus The Airship story cartridge. Wouldn’t you your kids love that? Of course you they would!

To enter for a chance to win, leave a comment on this post by 11:59 p.m. Eastern time on Saturday, October 4th, 2008. Two winners will be chosen at random and announced on Monday, October 6th, 2008. Only one entry per person, please, and make sure you leave a valid email address so that we can contact you if you win. As for what to leave in your comment… well, do you have any memories from Teddy’s debut back in the 80s? Don’t leave me here feeling all old and alone… share! (And good luck!)

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148 thoughts on “Win Teddy Ruxpin from Ty’s!

  1. Super Duper contest. I would love a Teddy Ruxpin doll…uh…I mean…My son would love a Teddy Ruxpin doll!

  2. My son, born in 1983, had a very close relationship with Teddy Ruxpin for many years, until his little sister was born. It wasn’t pretty. But now I have grandchildren who NEED to know Teddy. Thanks.

  3. I remember wanting one, but my parents couldnt afford it. My 5 yr old would love it. I would be like the babysitter and play with it when he went to bed. Love it!! Pick us!!!

  4. Count us in! Sometimes when my husband is gone, I wish there was an extra person to read to the kids. This might fill in nicely when the kids don’t feel like sharing me. ;)

  5. Oh Wow, I wanted one of those sooo bad. Right up there with the Nintendo I didn’t get until I was in college (and it was old news by then). I’m sure the little BugMan would love Teddy as much as I thought I would.

  6. I never had a Teddy Ruxpin :( Always wanted one. I’m sure my daughter would loove one. *wink wink*

  7. Grandma has a Teddy Ruxpin she originally bought for the grandkids, BEFORE they were even conceived! She now has 6 grandchildren & won’t take Teddy out of the original packaging for fear the kids might ruin him. I would love for them to enjoy a TEDDY RUXPIN of their very own to play with!

  8. Wow, I remember wanting a Teddy Ruxpin so bad, but my parents wouldn’t buy one for me. So sad.

    I’m sure my son and step-daughters would love it!

  9. Great contest, Mir. My 5 yo would love this.

    I was in my teens when Teddy Ruxpin made his debut, but I do have vague memories of a cute teddy bear. (That I was too cool to notic, of course…)

  10. Wow, I was just four when Teddy came out, and I remember him well. I never got one, though. What a flash from the past!!

  11. I was in high school when this came out. I wanted to get it for my nieces then, but couldn’t really afford it. My kids would love this today.

  12. I was just reading about his return! Wasn’t there even a TV show for a while? Alas, Teddy was just one of the toys I dreamed about, but by the time I saved up my allowance I think I had moved on.

  13. My parents didn’t have the extra cash around to give us all the trendy toys of the 80s (part of me still wants that Cabbage Patch Kid I never got!). Now that I have little ones of my own, I am able to relive parts of my childhood through them (hence fueling my daughter’s obsession with the Care Bears and Strawberry Shortcake!). I was in awe of Teddy Ruxpin when it came out and would love to see if my kids would be awed by it too.

  14. Teddy Ruxpin! Wow, I didn’t even know they made him anymore. My little sister had one and he was very much loved. I know my girls would love him!

  15. Me! Please, random number generator. (It’s going to our school’s Service Club’s Adopt a Family collection at Christmas. Someone will be very happy.)

  16. Okay, please do NOT pick my number, as I am not commenting to enter to win this (I don’t have or know any children of the appropriate age right now) — just to say this: I was 5-6 in 1985 and I was SCARED of Teddy Ruxpin. I’m pretty sure it was the eyes. *chuckles*

    Don’t worry, I’m over it now, and I realize how cool it might seem to others. It’s just that I collected teddy bears at the time and this one just…well, it just didn’t seem right to me back then. I have overcome this fear, however.

  17. I have a delightful two and a half year old granddaughter, and I know that she would give Teddy a nice home and love him forever ( however long that might be).
    Thanks for a great contest. I hope my little Annika wins.

  18. In 1985 I was 8 and I recall wanting one of these! Alas, I don’t recall ever getting it. I know my 4 year old and 9 1/2 month old would be fascinated with him!

  19. Talk about a blast from the past!! I LOVED my teddy and have long since lost him but my little boy would adore him!

  20. My daughter would be thrilled with a Teddy Ruxpin. I didn’t have one, I was in 5th grade in 1985 but I know a girl who LOVES her teddies.