Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Mister Rogers toys by Ideal



I wasn't much of a Mr Rogers viewer (more of a Mr. Dressup man) but these toys are all kinds of awesome. I really love the attention to detail on them.






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7 comments:

Anonymous said...

Wow. Yeah, those are solid reproductions. Though, Lady Elaine scared the bajezus out of me.

top_cat_james said...

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Anonymous said...

First Anon speaks truly. Lady Elaine was creepy af. If they were making plushies WHY didn't they make Daniel Tiger? He was a natural!
https://media.npr.org/assets/img/2018/06/08/5049.51_fred_danieltiger_custom-aa9280a909c09a639c204c7dc5ee027ca69bb201-s800-c85.jpg

Would have killed to get that trolley as a kid.

Danny Cruz said...

My sister had that creepy Lady Elaine puppet and that stuck around the house for way too long....even made it through a couple of moves, IIRC.

John Addison said...

That Lady Elaine doll was creepy. Like Man dressed in drag creepy. When that thing came on the show I usually felt like fleeing the room! LOL

YesterdayIsNow said...

Hours of fun pushing a trolley... yeah, that sounds like a hard sell. What I would have killed for at the time was the diorama of Mr. Roger's neighborhood and various vehicles that is shown in the credits sequence. Where was that playset?

Anonymous said...

I have memories, as a kid, of a vinyl puppet, that may have been of Mr. Rogers.

I remember in the 1970s + 1980s, in the US- sometimes finding this puppet in Christian churches, + in some of the Sunday school rooms of those churches.

It may have been a puppet OF Mr. Rogers, but I'm not sure. [This puppet could've tied into Sunday schools, since 1] F. Rogers was a Christian Clergyman, I think, + 2] the "feel good about you + others" message of Rogers' TV show was well liked by Sunday school teachers.

The puppet was all vinyl + didn't have a movable neck. maybe it had a cloth lining.
The body of the Mr. R puppet was maybe dark blue.
This puppet-Rogers' face was the color of Rogers' real face. The puppet's hair was [painted black], + was just a vinyl/plastic mold of hair.
Puppet-Rogers'/ Rogers-the-puppet's face had sort of a stern, or serious + kind-of-bored, expression on it. Puppet-Roger's face looked kind of like James Garner's face, in the 1960s, TV show, Maverick.
Sorry about the long post, but I wanted to share the data about the puppet that I saw. Cheers. :)

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