Sunday, July 6, 2014

Doll-A-Day 171: Patter Pal Pep Talk

  Today I'm starting to go through the haul I made at Salvation Army the other day. The first 'doll of the haul' is this little guy.


He's a Mattel Patter Pal talking pillow doll from 1969.

I found a picture of one in a box and apparently his name is Pep Talk.He's a pull string talker, but unfortunately he doesn't talk anymore.
You can see his pull string loop on his hip, just below the arm with the baseball glove.

The Patter Pals were a series of pillow dolls. I have actually shown one before, in the hands of my Susie Slicker stealing cousin.
The face has been eliminated to protect the guilty... I remember her cat was pink. As I said before, this picture shows me already indulging in two of my favourite hobbies: chocolate (via the chocolate Easter egg in my hands), and dolls, (In this case, one of my favourites, Little Miss No Name.)

This guy looks more like a doll and less like a pillow than my cousin's cat.
I tried this twice, and the computer still insists on loading this sideways.
 He's a cute little guy, with one of those types of faces common in the late 60's and early 70's.
That's it for today. The haul continues tomorrow.

2 comments:

  1. Such a cutie! Too bad the pull string doll mechanisms is not used anymore, buttons and movement sensors are driving me crazy! Thank you for sharing!

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  2. Supposedly the pull strings were a strangulation hazard. I like how they sort of split the difference with Toy Story Woody dolls. Some of them, including the first one that my son Fuzzy had as a kid,had a battery operated talk mechanism that was actually activated by pulling a string. It was just a short string that didn't pull out long enough to be a strangling hazard.

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