The World of Teddy Ruxpin by Worlds of Wonder Co. - This plush toy, 'Teddy Ruxpin', is a children's talking teddy bear. It is an example of 1980s technology when toys changed from being static to interactive. The soft toy is the first commercial application of animatronics (Electronic Plush) developed by a former Disney animatronics engineer, Ken Forsse and his company Alchemy II. Teddy Ruxpin was then made commercially and marketed by Worlds of Wonder Co., of Freemont, California, USA, between 1985 and 1988.
The bear has a built-in cassette tape player in his back. When a special audio cassette tape is inserted he comes to life and his eyes and mouth move and he appears to talk. Teddy Ruxpin tells his owner stories of his adventures on about 40 cassette tapes, which were mainly stories but a couple featured lullabies.
Source: Private International Collection - Updated 03-14-2015