Sunday, November 12, 2017

Doll-A-Day 2017 #316:Worlds of Wonder Julie

  Today's doll is this girl.


She's Julie.


These are Julie's original clothes, except she is missing one shoe. I think she had socks as well.


Julie was made in 1987 by World's of Wonder,makers of Teddy Ruxpin and friends, and Pamela.


Julie has silky strawberry blonde hair,big blue eyes, and 'real' eyelashes. Unfortunately mine is missing most of her eyelashes.


Julie was the first interactive talking doll.


She operates on 4 C batteries. Of course, as is par for the course around here,we only have 3 C batteries, so I can't show you what she looks like going through her motions!

She responds to certain 'secret words',for example, when you say 'melody' she will sing.

When activated Julie opens and closes her eyes,her eyes move,and her mouth moves when she talks. She has soft, translucent rubber skin so her mouth can move. 


She responds to movement, light, and temperature,and recognizes voices. She 'knows' when she has been picked up,or when she is taken into a dark room. She has sensors in her fingers that allow her to 'read' special books made for her.


Julie had an entire wardrobe made for her,including pajamas and a night gown,each with matching slippers.



You can watch the original commercial for Julie HERE.



Julie is 22" tall.

That's it for today. See you tomorrow for another doll.

2 comments:

  1. I first saw Julie in a sales paper for Children's Palace when I was about six, and I thought she was so beautiful. When my parents asked what I wanted for my birthday that year, I only wanted Julie. My birthday came, and although I received wonderful gifts, I did not get her. My parents asked what I wanted for Christmas. "Julie."
    Did not get her. It was around this time that I heard that people were returning their Julie dolls due to a malfunction. I was heartbroken. I knew my parents would not spend $100 (a lot of money for a toy in those days) for a doll that did not work.
    So, you can imagine my surprise when my 8th birthday came, and I unwrapped Julie! And she worked! I wagged her around everywhere. I am happy to report that I still have her. Mine also lost her shoes somewhere along the way. Thank you for posting this!()#

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    1. That's a nice story. I'm glad it had a happy ending and you actually got her! It's wonderful that you still have her too. There are those special toys you want to keep forever. (With me, that was ALL of them!)Does she still work?

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