For those unfamiliar, Teddy Ruxpin was a bestselling toy with young kids in the mid 1980s and early 1990s. This toy teddy bear actually talked to children, by means of a cassette player hidden in his back. This included singing and telling stories, which kids could read along with the bear. The cuddly nature and dazzling personality of these bears gave them popularity with many children across the country.

In this blog post, we’ll explore the history of the Teddy Ruxpin doll and discover what makes him so well-liked, both in his original introduction and today, as a popular collectible item. We’ll also discuss the monetary value of this collectible doll.

Exploring the History of Teddy Ruxpin – From an 80s Toy to a Modern Collectible

Teddy Ruxpin had motors to move his eyes and mouth, as well as a cassette player in his back where you could insert cassette tapes. As kids flipped through picture books, Teddy would read the stories to them from one of 60 story tapes. The bear also sings songs that go along with the stories. This unique toy could speak 13 languages.

In his first year in toy stores, Teddy Ruxpin made $93 million, which at the time was rare for new toys. He cost $70, which was a high price for its time. $70 in 1985 is about $159 today.

The Teddy Ruxpin toy has a live-action movie and a cartoon television series. He also had plenty of gear available, including sheets, wallpaper, picnic baskets, and beach balls. In 1987, the firm that created the Teddy Ruxpin toy went bankrupt, and the bear disappeared for a while. This classic toy made a fresh appearance years later, when a new version was produced that retailed for about $100.

Teddy Ruxpin Value: How Much Is The Iconic Toy Worth Today?

Teddy Ruxpin dolls aren’t worth a ton on the secondary market. Older versions of the toy bear in their original packaging sell on eBay for as little at $95. You can even find versions of the doll from 1985 for just $30. The brand new, recently introduced Teddy Ruxpin doll is selling for $99.


What is a Teddy Ruxpin doll worth today?

Vintage Teddy Ruxpin dolls sell from between $30 and $95 on sites such as eBay. A brand new Teddy Ruxpin doll retails for $99.

How much was the Teddy Ruxpin doll worth in 1985?

In 1985, the original Teddy Ruxpin doll sold for $70 each.

How old is the original Teddy Ruxpin?

The first Teddy Ruxpin was released in 1985, making it about 38 years old at the time of this article’s publishing.


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