Remember Digger the Dog, Digging He Goes With You...

Meet Digger the Dog, a toddler play toy by Playskool. He’s the hard-to-find yellow version of the dog featuring large floppy fabric ears and a red deerstalker detective hat.

Young children are immediately drawn to Digger. They simply pull the string and off they go with him.  

Digger quickly becomes a beloved toy and will help your young child work on his balance and coordination skills. 

At first your child will start by walking straight with Digger but as his walking skills improve, he will have fun taking Digger in circles, forward and backward and even sending him off on his own.  He will enjoy taking Digger for walks inside and outside, too. 

Watch as Digger the Dog takes me for a walk! 

 

Of course, Digger really did TAKE me on a walk but I could have controlled him a bit more and we would have gone at a leisurely pace.

You might remember Digger's song from the original television commercial, “Digger the dog, digging he goes with you when you explore, just pull his leash and go for a walk, he's your dog for sure!" Watch the video for yourself but be aware that you might wind up with the tune stuck in your head!



Digger is fun pull toy, an interesting dog sporting a detective look.  He was sold recently in the vintage toy department of my eBay store.

Do YOU remember Digger? 


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Brenda

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The Wiggles Speak & Sing Dolls

The Wiggles have been called “the world's biggest preschool band” and “a child’s first rock band” and have achieved success around the world. At one point in time, The Wiggles were so popular that you could visit the Toys ‘R’ Us department store in Times Square and find a section devoted entirely to The Wiggles.

Are you familiar with The Wiggles?

They are a group of children’s entertainers from Sydney, Australia that was formed in 1991. They ranked at the top of Australian Business Review Weekly’s list of entertainers for four years and earned numerous awards including 17 gold awards for sales of DVDS and CDs.

The Wiggles group has evolved since it was created and now includes mostly different performers but continues to be as popular as ever with children. That huge popularity has, of course, inspired much merchandise that includes but is not limited to CDs, DVDs and toys, some of which are widely available and others, like these The Wiggles Speak & Sing Cowboy Dolls, that are somewhat hard-to-find.

There were five cowboy-themed talking and singing The Wiggles dolls produced by Spin Master and Hit Entertainment in 2003. The characters produced include Gregg, Anthony, Jeff, Murray and Captain Feathersword. Each doll measures approximately 15 inches (38 cms) in height and is dressed in a western outfit that includes a rubber hat. Each doll introduces himself or sings a song when you push a button in his chest area.

Check out the Wiggles Speak and Sing Anthony, Greg and Jeff dolls in these short Youtube videos:

 


 

We love the fact that these dolls, which were aimed at the preschool market, were made safe for children as young as two years old and that a bit of poking around online uncovered good reviews. These reviews included comments like, “This item is a very good item for any child 2 or above that loves the wiggles and the music they play” and “…my husband calls these Wiggles dolls superheroes. They are very durable and when they get dirty you can take off their clothes and wash them or wipe them with a washcloth.” I’d be careful, however, when cleaning the clothing of one of these rare toys and do so gently in a basin of warm soapy water.

How about you? Had you heard of The Wiggles?  Did you own one of The Wiggles Speak & Sing dolls? Did you have an entire set of them?  Did you have any idea they were rare and sought after?

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