"Believe it or not, there was a time where speaking robotic toys weren`t commonplace. In the `80s, a certain singing, talkative bear named Teddy Ruxpin was king of the toy box. But what do tech savvy kids of today think of this bear who just wants to entertain them?
In the latest Kids React video by new-media production duo Benny and Rafi Fine (also known as The Fine Brothers) children aged 6-13 play with Teddy Ruxpin.
Invented by Disney animator Ken Forsse and released by Worlds of Wonder in 1985, Teddy Ruxpin has been in production in various incarnations by different toy companies up until 2010. It reigned as the best-selling toy in 1985, with over 41,000 sold in a month after debuting."
"Hi My Name is Teddy Ruxpin, do you want to play with me? "
Those ominous words would make the perfect opening line for a horror movie that would make "Child`s Play" seem like a Disney children`s movie.
In the 80`s when I visited the home of a friend with children and I heard those frightening words I would run out of the house in abject terror. I still remember those nightmares where Ruxpin with his permanently outstretched arms finally closed them around my neck.
The tech-savvy kids of today aren`t impressed with a talking teddy bear, and they are totally creeped out by Ruxpin`s creepy appearance.
Some things from the 80s should enjoy a renaissance: Molly Ringwald movies and an MTV that actually airs music videos. But Teddy Ruxpin should be left burning in hell, and not terrorizing today`s impressionable kids.
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