Toys of the Eighties, Baby Talk and Cricket
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Baby Talk was a blonde-haired, blue-eyed doll that had a button on her side. When pushed, she said various phrases. She wore a pink jumper with teddy bears on it. Cricket was the talking doll with pig tails and a pink sweater. She had books and stuff with her.
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Patrice - May 24, 2007 - Report this comment
I have still got my Cricket & my niece loves playing with her. I also had a baby talk but not many people seem to remeber her. She was my favourite doll ever
Lisa - May 24, 2007 - Report this comment
Cricket was awesome, she had a cassette tape player in her back. When you put in her special tapes they would make her mouth move at a specific rate to make it look like she was really talking, she moved her eyes around too. They even made a doll of her little brother for boys, and they made black versions too.
Natasha - August 30, 2007 - Report this comment
I still have my BabyTalk doll and she still works perfectly, 22 years after I got her for Christmas!!! Must admit though that she scared the hell out of me so I had to cover her over at night. Think it's time to pass her on, as I'm expected my second son in December, so she's going on E Bay in the next week or so!!!
nydia - September 14, 2007 - Report this comment
i saw this toy in TV and wanted one, but...never got it!!! :(
Christine - September 27, 2007 - Report this comment
My dad nicknamed me Cricket after this doll. Still my name after all of these years! (over 30!)
bbygrl - September 28, 2007 - Report this comment
I had both BabyTalk and Cricket. I had almost all of the Tapes and Books that came with Cricket.
Brittney - October 22, 2007 - Report this comment
I loved my cricket doll! My brothers put a Bon Jovi tape in her back and her mouth still moved to the music, haha...Sadly, I think that led to her demise.
autumn - October 28, 2007 - Report this comment
baby talks wear a pink jump suit with teddy bears on it, and have blonde hair...trying to remember what she looked like...
Keyona - November 01, 2007 - Report this comment
OMG... I have been asking my mother about this doll for years, I'm 23 now. She always said that I had too many dolls that talked for her to remember which one I was talking about. I had the African American version. She went everywhere with me!! I think my parents gave her to the Toys for Tots toy drive one year:( I would love to have one for my daughter....
Nicole Little - November 19, 2007 - Report this comment
My friend had a black Cricket doll. It was awesome. We used to sing songs with this doll.
Katy - November 30, 2007 - Report this comment
WHo made the Baby Talk Doll?
Twana - December 18, 2007 - Report this comment
I remember the Cricket doll that I got years ago. To this day, I still ask my mama about Cricket. She was my very best friend and we use to sing, "She'll be coming around the mountain when she comes". She was the best. We moved one day and my parents left her in the attic and here I am nearly 22 years later and I still miss her. I really would like to find one for my daughter. I think that she would have liked her....If there is anyone who know where I could find one, please email me @ tlakayg99@yahoo.com. Thanks
ald - January 01, 2008 - Report this comment
i dont remember if i had her or if i just remember seeing her in commercials =/
Katie - January 31, 2008 - Report this comment
I had this doll... It as great ! Although I think as years went on it must have gotten a short circut or something because it started talking one day with no batteries..... After that the doll went to goodwill.... As she started to creep me out a lil too much.
Shelly - February 04, 2008 - Report this comment
I LOVED HER TOO! I think I still have mine packed away somewhere, but at the chance that I do not I would be interested to know if someone is selling one! shellycat1102@yahoo.com. Thanks!
showbizz - February 12, 2008 - Report this comment
i loved my cricket doll and i still do. i can clearly remember playing with her and dacing around the living room. i still have her and am thinking of getter some more tapes for my nice to enjoy. Happy memories. x
Ashley - March 20, 2008 - Report this comment
I still have my Cricket Doll. I was 9 when I got mine. Although I live in a different state from where she is, my mother still has her sitting on my old dresser in my old room. My kids always ask me, "Mommy you use to play with that?" I tell them yes I did. I still love her too.
christine - April 08, 2008 - Report this comment
Cricket's brothers name was Corky. I think he had red curly hair. My freind who was super spoiled had Cricket. I remember her being the most expensive doll available at the time.
Lexie - May 11, 2008 - Report this comment
I always wanted a Cricket Doll. My mother wouldn't let me have one because she thought that Cricket sounded too much like Tammy Faye Baker. Does she really?
Danielle - May 14, 2008 - Report this comment
I'm 25 and loved playing with cricket! I am now trying to find one for my 6 year old daughter, I think she would really enjoy it!
Dorothy - May 19, 2008 - Report this comment
I remember I got a Cricket doll for Christmas one year and ended up taking her to the East Coast that following summer when we went to go see some friends. I, too, thought Cricket was a little creepy and had to keep her covered up at night - Dolls can be wretched little backstabbers, you know. Anyway, me and my friend got to playing outside of the hotel and we ended up blowing Cricket to pretend pieces with toy grenades and pumping her full of lead with pointed finger machine guns. Cricket was a good sport... even thought she kept coming back to life - it wasn't her fault that she was demon possessed. Poor Cricket. Rest in pieces.
Margot M. - July 02, 2008 - Report this comment
I got the Baby Talk Doll for Christmas one year, I L-O-V-E-D her!! I use to pull out my top dresser draw every night and made a pretend crib for her. Sadly, over the months I forgot to take her out and when I finally did remember she was in there the batteries in her back had turned brown and leaked brown battery (acid) all over everything in my dresser. When I hit the "Play" button on her side, her head tuned, her eyes blinked and she recited a horrible demonic version of "I love You." Which sent me running,screaming and crying.My Mom threw her away. I'm 28 now and, Thank God I don't have kids yet! RIP Baby Talk wherever you are
B. andrews - July 09, 2008 - Report this comment
I still have my cricket doll. I've had her since i was 2 years old. I am in my 20's now. Cricket was my favorite doll ever in the 80's, even though when i first got her she was just as tall as i was....I was a very very small 2 yr old. I would pull cricket around by her arm while she talked becaue I wasn't strong enough to pick her up, lol!
s.green - July 11, 2008 - Report this comment
i had my cricket doll every since i was 4 yr.old i'm 24 yrs. old now. her tape player quit working i wish i can send her off too be fix, that would be great.
lora c - August 09, 2008 - Report this comment
i still have baby talk in my mums loft in the original box.do they still sell them any more?
ShayWood - August 17, 2008 - Report this comment
aww. omg i used to love this doll! I named her Renee RaShay..had da african american one. Its crazy because as a kid you can be very creative..there was times i got bored and would stick my brothers rap tapes in her back and at time play my moms Luther Vandross and Whitney tapes in her. It was like the coolest thing to have her singing all type of "special tunes" lol. I think i'm going to have to find her and buy her..such a Collector's Item. Used to take her to show and tell and then oneday she just up and disappeared. Think my Granny threw her away! i loved her..she was my "child" lol
Emily - November 08, 2008 - Report this comment
I used to love Cricket she was a girl's best friend I got the cooking set they came out with and that will be some of the best kitchen memories ever! my brother also had the Corky doll which was her brother.. so it worked out well ! Do they make a toy anything like her anymore?
val - November 19, 2008 - Report this comment
got herfor xmass one year. I had her for a while until I droped her and her eyeballs fell to the back of her head. My dad was able to take it apart and fix it but id dident last much longer.
Kris - November 20, 2008 - Report this comment
I wanted a Cricket doll SO bad!!! However, I didn't go to bed one night, so my mom called Santa and told him I shouldn't get one that year. I still bring this up to her!
Alicia - December 18, 2008 - Report this comment
If you have a Black Baby Talk Doll, please email me if you're interested in selling her. My email is alicia82@yahoo.com. I am serious. My mother threw mine away a few years back and I will never forgive her. It's because she scared her cuz I had played with her a bit too much and tried to change her nail color and eye color (I was a kid!!! lol) so she didn't look the same. Please let me know. I either got her in '87 or '89 and I want her back so badly. if you have a Black one, I will pay you for it if the price is reasonable. Thanks for your time.
Jenn - February 07, 2009 - Report this comment
I am very interested in finding a baby talk doll and am willing to pay so if anyone has one that they want to sell PLEASE email me at JenniBebe81@gmail.com thanks!!
Brandon - March 29, 2009 - Report this comment
My sister had one of these...that doll was crazy. One day her eyes rolled back in her head and she did the crazy demonic chants! Scarred me for life! hahaha, but i had Teddy Ruxpin and we made him rap...lol
Georgie - June 06, 2009 - Report this comment
We bought our daughter Cricket, and they were best friends, but alas she doesn't want her now. If anyone is looking for Cricket to buy, we have one and are willing to sell her. She is in full working order, has several original outfits and her shoes) and some others we gave to her, (and about 6 tapes and books to go with them. Email me at georgieim@yahoo.com if you'd like to buy her
K.Skudder - July 15, 2009 - Report this comment
Wow!!! I absolutely love my cricket doll, my parents baught her for me one xmas and sat her at the bottom of my bed for when i woke up!! I have never been more excited. I still have her but unfortunately her tape doesn't work anymore after my friend dropped her - I was heartbroken! wish I could get her fixed it'd be fab to hear her talk and sing again (how sad am I at 28yrs lol) If anyone knows where I could get her fixed please email me on: katskudd5@hotmail.com
billie - July 23, 2009 - Report this comment
When I got a little older, I had a friend who was afraid of my cricket doll, so one time I recorded a tape saying my friend's name in a creepy voice and switched the cricket tape with that one. Then, left cricket in the room with her by herself with the tape playing...Funniest thing ever!
Meka - September 19, 2009 - Report this comment
I miss my Cricket doll. Got her for Xmas when I was 6. I had the African American version (with ribbons) took her everywhere with me. I remember times people thought she was real
Kelly - September 22, 2009 - Report this comment
Does anyone remember if this is the doll who sang "Let's be friends we'll do things together, we'll have a great old time" - if not then do you remember what doll/toy it was? I'm going mad trying to remember!!
kimmy - October 01, 2009 - Report this comment
i always wanted a cricket doll when i was a kid. but my dad wouldn't buy one for me, was too expensive. And now it's like i'm still thinking about her. I found an old ragedy one at a garage sale and i'm happy, but if anyone has an african american one with long hair, i'd love to get it for my daughter. email me: (kblair000@hotmail.com)
Kristen - November 22, 2009 - Report this comment
Im looking for a babytalk doll. it was my favorite doll i tried to find one on ebay but cant find one. if anyone has one please email me Kristen_silva85@cox.net thanks
Kellie - November 23, 2009 - Report this comment
I had the Cricket doll when I was a young girl and I would really love to have an African American Cricket for my daughters please email me at masseykellie@hotmail.com if you have one in working order, I will definately buy it! Thank you in advanced I greatly appreciate it
Linda - November 26, 2009 - Report this comment
I just found a baby talk doll at a thrift store...looked in great shape, but when I got home and replaced batteries she didnt do anything after pushing button on side. Does anyone know how these dolls work?? I notice there is a plug-in on top of battery case with wires from head (all intact), but there is another plug-in on side of battery case with nothing plugged into it. Am I missing something to make her work? Cant find any info for instructions anywhere. Please help!!! Thanks!
Amy - January 07, 2010 - Report this comment
Do they make any dolls similar to Cricket today? I had one and loved her. I would like to get my daughter something similar.
Carley Scheffert - February 22, 2010 - Report this comment
Mine blew up at daycare! The batteries started on fire, scarred me for life lol I loved her guess out used her!
Gayle - March 07, 2010 - Report this comment
Finally, I see people who remember Cricket. I had one and played it the whole time. Especially, when she play the tea pot song and dance. I came home one day and my brother had tangle her hair in my bicycle. I was crying because I had to cut her hair. I don't remember what happen to her. I know my brother said he couldn't stand her and I was playing her to much.
white - March 27, 2010 - Report this comment
If anyone knows where to find a black cricket doll please let me know chynasia2003@yahoo.com
sonji - March 30, 2010 - Report this comment
i am looking for a cricket doll and a kid sister doll
juicy fruit - May 25, 2010 - Report this comment
I loved my cricket doll!! Boy do I miss her, they sure don't make toys like that anymore.
David Jerome - June 11, 2010 - Report this comment
Please Help me , Does any one know how i can buy a talking cricket doll please email me at david_jerome@smbcgroup.com and david ljerome@yahoo.com .please let me know asap
Lorena - July 06, 2010 - Report this comment
I had a Baby Talk and Loved her!! My aunt was always scared of her, she said it was Chuck's sister. I had her for years then the batteries ened up leaking brown battery (acid) over her back. I loved her so much I didn't want to get rid of her. So she was put in the closet. One day I cam home to find her in pieces, aftr she started talking to my aunt from the closet. My aunt kept saying that the doll was singing demonic songs and she had to kill her before she killed my aunt. My aunt still has nightmares
leenstar - July 21, 2010 - Report this comment
I still have my cricket doll not sure she works. I bet she does since i was careful with her as a child.
Tanya - August 17, 2010 - Report this comment
OMG i had baby talk...I got her for xmas and left her on the bus a few months later..My older sisters used to say she was like chucky but i loved her...I have never seen a doll as good
Sandra - September 27, 2010 - Report this comment
I bought my daughter a baby talk doll when she was two years old in 1987. My daghter loved the doll but was afraid of her at the same time (I believe because the doll talked,and she had never seen this before). The doll seemed so lifelike. I'm not sure what hapened to the doll, hmm? I really liked this doll, and am looking for another one. If someone knows where I can find an black baby talk, please email me at san_white1@yahoo.com.
Sandra - September 27, 2010 - Report this comment
I'm looking for a black baby talk doll. If you find one, and willing to sell, please contact me at san_white1@yahoo.com
lorrainemrice@gmail.com - October 11, 2010 - Report this comment
I have a cricket doll and I like to get her fix up .they use to have a cricket hosp, can someone tell mehow I could find one.
Steph - October 24, 2010 - Report this comment
i remember mine back in the 90s of the 80s baby talk. my sister had hers when i was baby b4 i had mine. i loved mine and when i saw it later on the years we saw our dolls heads were sliping apart and the batteries were dying i think. i wish they still sell the dolls so someday i can get one for when i have a lil girl cause i want my kids to have the toys i had growing up.
jessica - November 09, 2010 - Report this comment
regarding baby talk boy doll, if anyone is interested in buying him, my e mail is jro81@live.co.uk
Ashley - December 27, 2010 - Report this comment
had both of these dolls and was looking to see if they still made them for my little girls... its funny that so many pf us had both.
nicola - December 29, 2010 - Report this comment
Hi is anyone selling a baby talk talk please, email me at niroberts@sky.com
mika - December 30, 2010 - Report this comment
I do still have my cricket doll and yes she does work i am 32yrs old now i will never give her away 1 of my favorites dolls!!
janellelustig - December 30, 2010 - Report this comment
I have a NEW black baby talk she is on ebay now
Louise - May 05, 2011 - Report this comment
I am 32 and still have my cricket doll and she works perfectly and I still have 3 outfits and all her tapes!!!!! Don't think i'd ever sell her though unless it was for alot lol. louiselambrou@hotmail.com
jaime - May 14, 2011 - Report this comment
I have a cricket doll i want to get her fixed because her eyes and mouth don't move any more where can i get her fixed and restored because playmate wont fix her
StoryToys - May 16, 2011 - Report this comment
Cricket is awesome!! Baby Talk sucked,though......
Dyanna - May 30, 2011 - Report this comment
I still have my Cricket. She doesn't work anymore. I have been toying with the notion of throwing her away. She was once a favorite toy. Every night she would talk me to sleep. Then one day I couldn't find her. She was sitting in my closet. I asked mom why. she had seen the commercial for Child's Play and said that a bad doll on TV had scared her. To this day that doll creeps me out. So if anyone is interested in the doll. I am a doll artist and restorer. I will part with my Cricket for a very small price. If interested please contact me at CrowFlies9@aol.com. Trades accepted.
Jo - September 08, 2011 - Report this comment
I am trying to find the lyrics to the sleep song that cricket sang on the bedtime tape. Does anyone know the lyrics?
loca aragon - November 16, 2011 - Report this comment
I would love to buy a cricket doll for my daughter Eleciana
Nicole - November 26, 2011 - Report this comment
I have a 1985 Baby Talk doll, in her box with the plastic and the bib, instructions and bottle included. One eye does not open but it does not stop her from working. I am interested to know what she is worth and if anyone is interested in buying her. Thank you! ndillon722@yahoo.com
Shannon - July 03, 2012 - Report this comment
Wanting to know where i can get a baby talk doll from now for my 3 yr old daughter have u seen any recently thank you
cristal - August 18, 2012 - Report this comment
Baby talk was my favorite doll as a child..mine is long gone but my late grandmother was a huge doll and barbie collector..she passed away four years ago and I'm just now able to part with some of her collectibles..I have a brand new baby talk doll still in the box..plastic..with everything..never been played w or even opened..contact me at susiachica@gmail.com if interested in buying...I've been looking for her value but it seems she's very rare in this condition..kind of exciting
Debra Coates - September 29, 2012 - Report this comment
anybody know where i can buy a baby talk doll from the 1980's my daughters was stolen and i wish to replace it
Marianne - December 02, 2012 - Report this comment
I have a cricket doll on ebay i found at a yeard sale the tape player works but i cant get her mouth to move. i have one 9 volt and the 4 cs. is there anything else i need to check?
Lisa - December 23, 2012 - Report this comment
I had a baby talk back in the middle of the 80's, it was the best Christmas present ever, my favourite toy from my childhood. I had her for around two years and then she stopped talking so my dad took her to bits to try and fix her but no luck, then she got binned. If anyone out there has one that still works and would like to sell her, email me please lisa.macken@yahoo.co.uk. Thank.
amy - January 03, 2013 - Report this comment
I had baby Heather and baby talk. I still have baby Heather but baby talk got smashed to pieces in 93. She had no batteries and yet still turned her mechanical head and batted mher creepy eyes and said.. mommu turn me over... turn me over.. mommoo... so creepy and i threw her in a dumpster. The next day she was at my door. I tell people she was chuckies little sister.. Baby Heather was cool. She started as an infant then went on to be a toddler. I loved her..
Joanne - January 10, 2013 - Report this comment
If anyone has a BabyTalk Doll for sale please contact me.
christina - January 16, 2013 - Report this comment
I have 5 cricket talking dolls.how can I comb their hair. ?? If you are looking to buy one ....u can find on ebay
leora - January 16, 2013 - Report this comment
Can anyone tell me who repairs cricket talking dolls
cj - March 15, 2013 - Report this comment
I have 10 cricket talking dolls....some are working.....if u want a cricket doll..I will sell
Michelle - February 09, 2014 - Report this comment
I still have my baby talk doll, will sell if offer is right michellefahy@HOTMAIL.CO.UK inbox with.offers but I must state the hair isn't in the best condition after 25 yrs of having.her lol
Ashley - April 06, 2014 - Report this comment
Dr. Betty repairs the cricket dolls inside and out ;) she is the best. Toysthattalk.com
Miranda - June 21, 2014 - Report this comment
I always wanted a crickey doll
M. Fox - September 24, 2014 - Report this comment
I have a 1992 perfect condition Black/African American Baby loves to talk for sale. 200$ This doll is ultra rare. Will ship for free and accept paypal . email haley_bopper@yahoo.com

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