In thirteen years of operating Teddy Ruxpin Online, I've been asked many questions regarding Teddy and this site. I look forward to helping out any way I can on any issue or question that might come up. As Teddy's self-appointed #1 fan, I am always happy to recieve coorespondance from other fans either with questions or just to chat. With that being said, here are the most frequently asked questions. Please check them over and make sure your question isn't already answered here. If not, feel free to Contact Us, and please log onto our Forums, where we have a plethora of Teddy Ruxpin fans eager and willing to help.
Where Can I Get My Teddy Ruxpin fixed?
A: The only version of Teddy Ruxpin that any third party currently repairs is the Worlds of Wonder version, produced between 1985 and 1991. Subsequent versions of Teddy Ruxpin use parts and were assembled in such a way that leaves repair an undesirable and impractical option. In the opinion of this website, Playskool and Yes! Entertainment versions should be replaced with a Worlds of Wonder or BackPack Toys (newest) version. Worlds of Wonder teddies are probably best repaired rather than replaced... an excellent source for repair is Dr. Eeyore's Hospital , who fixes both WoW Teddy and Grubby. If a BackPack Toys version quits working, I would reccomend replacing with another BackPack version if possible, and if not a Worlds of Wonder version would do nicely. For more info on these versions, visit our "Toy Info" section.
Q: Do you know Ken Forsse? Can I get his email address/contact information?
A: Ken is of course the creator of Teddy Ruxpin. All official business proposals, etc. should be directed towards him/AlchemyII, Inc. as I am not officially involved with any aspect of Teddy Ruxpin production or management. However, if all other resources have been exhausted, I would be happy to forward on a message of interest and YOUR contact information. I cannot provide Mr. Forsse's contact information, nor anyone else's. If it is a business proposal, it will only be forwarded on with some sort of proof of legitimacy.
Q: Will you dub/copy episodes of the TV show for me?
A: The Adventures of Teddy Ruxpin was released on DVD by Mill Creek Entertainment in 2008 and 2009. All 65 episodes are now available on home video for the first time. Teddy also had a previous DVD distributor who released the first 10 episodes. Because the episodes are in print, It is now my official policy not to make any copies or dubs. Companies that continue to bring us Teddy Ruxpin products, 23 years after his initial success, may do so on a rather thin profit margin and should be supported so they continue to release Teddy products. I would encourage everyone to be patient and wait for the series to be printed again on DVD if you did not buy or cannot find a copy of the first series of release(s), even if it takes awhile. My tapes are also from original syndication in 1987/88 and as such even if TAoTR were not being released on DVD my tapes are not durable enough to withstand multiple dubbing sessions. I do not allow sales of solicitation of any pirated Teddy merchandise on my forums.
Q: Why don't you have sound clips, movie cliips, etc. on the site?
A: The companies that produce Teddy Ruxpin merchandise should be supported so they continue to release Teddy products. I would not want to hurt the viability of any Teddy Ruxpin software or TV show by airing parts of it for free on my website. There may be exception for very limited clips which serve more as a device for review. I do use screen captures and epsiode summaries but I consider these to enhance the profitability of Teddy Ruxpin distributors by reminding people exactly why they loved Teddy so much.
Q: Was there a live-action Teddy Ruxpin production with people in costumes, etc? I think I remember this but maybe I'm crazy!
A: You're not crazy. In 1986 AlchemyII produced a live-action TV pilot for a Teddy Ruxpin series that never materialized. When production on the animated series began, AlchemyII released the pilot to ABC for a "Movie of the Week" style showing to help advertise both the talking toy and the upcoming TV show. A couple of different distributors released it on VHS in the late 1980's as well and a few copies float around Ebay from time to time. In the middle of working on a page for this back in 2002, my tape was eaten by the VCR. As I only got limited screen captures I cancelled plans for a page on this, but recently have aquired another video copy and will be putting up a page sometime soon.
Q: Where can I buy Teddy Ruxpin?
A: The newest version of Teddy
Ruxpin was the BackPack toys version. As of the date of this writing
(12/26/2010) limited software for this title is still
available new on teddyruxpin.com but the toy itself is permanently sold
out, as BackPack Toys officially ended their Teddy Ruxpin production in
early 2010. New and used BackPack Teddy's can be found in limited
supply on Ebay. Previous versions of Teddy Ruxpin have been
out of production for decade/(s) and are available only on Ebay,
usually in used condition. Merchandisers sometimes release
other Teddy Ruxpin related products, and information about
those can be found on this website , Amazon.com and
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