A bit of a departure - not a beloved toy from my childhood,
but one that ended up being rather scary from my daughters' generation.
Remember Teddy Ruxpin? How he was supposed to cuddly, and sweet and tell bedtime stories? And how in reality, the tape recorder in his torso made him painful to hug with all those sharp corners, and how the batteries would begin to run down and his bright cheerful voice suddenly sounded like Boris Karloff on crack? It was the toy every kid wanted that Christmas in the mid '80's and then it went horribly wrong! My little sister was so excited that she was able to purchase one for my girls and the girls were so excited. Oh well, every toy can't be as cool as a civil war set, LOL!