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Friday, November 22, 2013

Her name is Talky Tina and you'd better be nice to her

So I'm being just a little bit nicer to my toys right now.You see, we just got in two different versions of the  Talky Tina Prop Replica! Are you familiar with the story? November 1, 1963, the Twilight Zone episode "Living Doll" aired. In it, Talky Tina, a talking doll, is given as a gift to a little girl, Christie, but Christie's step-father (played by Telly Savalas) takes an immediate dislike to Tina... and the feeling is mutual. Whenever he is alone with Talky Tina she says things to him like "My name is Talky Tina, and I don't think I like you" and "My name is Talky Tina, and I'm going to kill you." Eventually, she succeeds...

This is one of The Twilight Zone's most frightening and memorable episodes, so we knew we had to make a prop replica worthy of its creepy legacy. Our sculptors carefully matched the hair, face, and clothing, and we selected some of the most memorable phrases from the episode and designed Talky Tina to say them. Just squeeze her tummy... if you dare! The prop replica was produced in glorious black & white and released in a numbered, limited edition of 1000 in August 2011. They were extremely popular, and since then we've been working to get a new run of these high quality prop replicas made. Finally, they're here! Even better, for the first time, we've made a full color prop replica too! Since we don't have any original props from the TV show to review and no color source photographs are known to exist, the colors are based on what historians believe to have been the true colors of the doll on the show, complete with aqua plaid dress, auburn hair, and piercing hazel eyes that conceal a certain intelligence behind their innocent exterior.

So what makes these prop replicas so wonderful?

  • The black & white prop replicas are numbered and limited to 1500; The full color ones are limited to 500 only!
  • 18 inches tall
  • Vinyl head, arms, and legs
  • Soft fabric body and clothing
  • Rooted hair
  • Eyelids that open and close, innocently winking at you... and do they follow you around the room, too?
  • Her voice track is straight from The Twilight Zone original episode, voiced by the wonderful June Foray, who is best known for providing the voice for Cindy Lou Hoo as well as for numerous characters in the Rocky and Bullwinkle show, including Rocky, slinky superspy Natasha Fatale, and Nell, Dudley Do-Right's true love.
  • Says a variety of phrases from the show:
    • "My name is Talky Tina, and I love you very much."
    • "My name is Talky Tina, and I don't think I like you." 
    • "My name is Talky Tina, and you'd better be nice to me." 
    • "My name is Talky Tina, and you'll be sorry."
    • "My name is Talky Tina, and I'm going to kill you."

Now, Tina is waiting for a good home. Won't you please give her one? She's been very well treated here, and she will be your best friend. Just remember to be nice to her...