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Thoughts on vintage Sesame Street toys

Discussion in 'Sesame Merchandise' started by Cookie3001, Apr 8, 2019.

  1. Cookie3001

    Cookie3001 Well-Known Member

    I don't know if I mentioned it before but I LOVE to collect Sesame Street, Muppet and Henson toys and collectibles. I'm not very fond of the new Sesame Street toys but I really like all of the vintage SS toys. On this thread you can share your thoughts on what the best SS toys were, what your favorite SS toy was growing up or even some SS toys you don't like
     
  2. LittleJerry92

    LittleJerry92 Well-Known Member

    I’ve got quite a few plushies from the 90’s, as well as an old Lefty finger puppet.
     
  3. MuppetSpot

    MuppetSpot Well-Known Member

    Applause was one of the best companies to produce Sesame Street merchandise
     
  4. Cookie3001

    Cookie3001 Well-Known Member

    I agree, my favorite SS plushies were the Applause plushies. I have Big Bird :wisdom:, Oscar :grouchy: and Super Grover :super: plushies along with a purple Honker hand puppet, I have a majority of the Applause PVC figures and a plastic Grover mug, I love applause
    I love the old rubber finger puppets, I only have Big Bird and I hope to find more soon
     
  5. Cookie3001

    Cookie3001 Well-Known Member

    Here are the very first SS toys I owned
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    the Cookie Monster :insatiable: is made by Hasbro softies, Ernie :p might be made by Hasbro I'm not really sure which company made him and I have no clue what company made Elmo :laugh: he looks like he might be from Tyco or Applause
     
  6. Cookie3001

    Cookie3001 Well-Known Member

  7. Cookie3001

    Cookie3001 Well-Known Member

    Here is one SS toy I never owned but hope to find someday
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    Big Bird Storymagic. The Sesame Street equivalent of Teddy Ruxpin with Cookie and Oscar. I always thought this was an amazing toy and I hope to own it someday
     
  8. Cookie3001

    Cookie3001 Well-Known Member

    Did anyone else own any Sesame Street toys made by Illco? because grew up playing with a lot of Sesame Street Illco toys
     
  9. Cookie3001

    Cookie3001 Well-Known Member

    If you could have any vintage SS toy released again for Sesame Street's 50th anniversary what would it be?
     
  10. MuppetSpot

    MuppetSpot Well-Known Member

    I would like the action figures to be released.
     
  11. Cookie3001

    Cookie3001 Well-Known Member

    Yeah, in the SS 50th anniversary poll on Toughpigs I said we need SS action figures (similar to Palisades Toys)
     
  12. Cookie3001

    Cookie3001 Well-Known Member

    I was at my local thrift store today and saw 3 vintage SS toys. The first was one I had seen before, It was a wind up car with Big Bird, Oscar and Ernie made by Illco. The second was toy jukebox with Elmo, Zoe and several other characters on it. The 3rd was a carousel with Bert, Ernie and Cookie Monster. If any of these toys are rare please let me know, if they are worthless then let me know, I might go back and buy them
     
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  13. Cookie3001

    Cookie3001 Well-Known Member

    Well, I went back and bought 2 of those SS toys. I bought the Big Bird, Ernie and Oscar car and the Jukebox. When I paid for them some people in the store looked at me like I was from mars, they probably thought it was weird to see a teenage boy buying Sesame Street toys :laugh: , I don't care though, I am proud to be a Sesame geek. I didn't buy the carousel but I might when I get some more money
     
  14. Cookie3001

    Cookie3001 Well-Known Member

    Here are the toys I was talking about
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  15. Blue Frackle

    Blue Frackle Well-Known Member

    We have the 123 building from when my dad was a kid in the '70s and most of the Tyco PVCs from the '90s that scale well with it. I love that Applause baby Honker with the nose that actually honks. Aside from that, the Palisades' line not coming to fruition is one of the greatest atrocities of the 21st century.
     
  16. Cookie3001

    Cookie3001 Well-Known Member

    Yeah, I also love Palisades but it sucks that they never got to finish the Sesame Street set
     
  17. Cookie3001

    Cookie3001 Well-Known Member

    I plan to visit several thrift stores and flea markets to see what SS merch I can find
     
  18. Cookie3001

    Cookie3001 Well-Known Member

    Okay, I bought 2 SS toys at my local thrift store, they were a little more expensive and aren't as old or rare as most of my stuff
     
  19. Cookie3001

    Cookie3001 Well-Known Member

    First I have this carousel made by Illco, I can't find the date it was made in anywhere but it looks like it's form the early 90s
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  20. Cookie3001

    Cookie3001 Well-Known Member

    I don't think this really counts as vintage but it is a little old since it's from 13 years ago and it's old to me since it's from the era I grew up in. It's the TMX Tickle Me Cookie Monster, he was only 3 dollars
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    I remember really wanting one of these when I was little but never got one since they were so expensive and I would usually blow the money I had on vintage toys at thrift stores
     


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