Toys of the Eighties, Furfels
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My spelling might be wrong but it was a series of stuffed animals that were two animals combined. Some were a butterfrog (frog with butterfly wings), a burtle (bear with turtle shell) and dicken (a dog with chicken wings).
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Scott - December 15, 2008 - Report this comment
Not the Wuzzles?
Patrick - March 26, 2009 - Report this comment
I know exactly what you're talking about. I even remeber most of the song on the comercial. " A Furfel's a double have you heard of a Fird? A Fird is a fish, who is also a bird. Have you met a Dicken who's twice the fun? When your dog is a chicken. Hey that's butterfrog on a turtle. No that turtles a bear, his name is Beartle." I don't remeber the rest of the song but there's also elefunky (elephant and monkey). At the very end of the commercial a real dog says Furfel. The only reason I remeber this is because we had it on a recorded superman cartoon tape. My friends and I would rewind it and laugh our butts off at the rediculous commercial. What a great memory.
Nomisuke - April 20, 2009 - Report this comment
We need more people on the Internet to comment about this. Furfel's were the Gobots of Wuzzles (Gobots to Transformers). It seemed every time some genius in the 80s came out with a ridiculously popular toy some knock-off company tried to cash in on it by making a cheaper version. Wuzzles had a cartoon with a lion / unicorn as the main character and Furfels had... an elephant / monkey. It was destined for failure from day 1. I also owned a videocassette that had the commercial. The videocassette was, get this, a Warner Brothers anti-Nazi propaganda skit. Apparently these things were very popular in the 40s. Daffy Duck parachutes into Nazi controlled territory and constantly berates the commander in charge. At one point he actually dresses like Hitler to trick him and the commander sees him and stops, with a hand raised in the air, and yells "HEIL HITLER!" Ah, things were so much simpler then. EDIT: I recently discovered the videocassette goes for about $200 on Ebay. :-(
Micah - May 08, 2009 - Report this comment
I had the commercial on tape, too!! We'd watch it over and over and over...and I can't find the VHS tape anymore! Not that I have a VCR, but still!! I want to see it again!!! Can't find it anywhere.
Brenda - May 11, 2009 - Report this comment
OMG me and my brithers had these as kids I always thought they were just cheap generic stuffed amimals I had Bertle, my older btother had butterfrog and my younger brother had Elefunky. We loved them.
Becky Ayers - June 09, 2009 - Report this comment
Yes, these were called Wuzzles. My daughter had the "Shamel" (half sheep/half camel) and my son had the "Burtle" (half bear/half turtle). They were incredibly sute stuffed toys :)
jessie partain - July 06, 2009 - Report this comment
i had the burtle toy up untill i turned 12, i loved that little freak lol
JPL - July 29, 2009 - Report this comment
We need to have a clip of the commercial
Lindsay - December 05, 2009 - Report this comment
@Patrick: I think the commercial ended "...each one is a 2 - 2 feature creatures with hearts just like you!" There's another line in there somewhere, but I can't remember. We had a tape of it on a Bugs Bunny cartoon. Would love to see that commercial again!
Wuzzletodd - February 27, 2010 - Report this comment
To becky, Those are not Wuzzles. They are Firfeels.That is the spelling I got off a sewing pattern for one of them.
wuzzletodd - February 27, 2010 - Report this comment
http://www.griffieworld.com/2009/06/5-minute-fird-video/ That is the video
Kim - April 09, 2010 - Report this comment
I still have my elefonkey loved him all through my childhood. Could not get rid of him xx
Christy - April 10, 2010 - Report this comment
The correct spelling is Firffel.
marg - September 29, 2010 - Report this comment
ive got a bertle and would love to buy more, bertle has been part of my family for 26 years
cheryl - October 26, 2010 - Report this comment
Where can I buy a Burtle/Bertle?
Ashley - February 15, 2011 - Report this comment
I have a fird and a dicken. I can't find any information on these at all. I've googled and looked on ebay with no luck. Does anybody know if they are worth anything???
Nomisuke - July 11, 2011 - Report this comment
I just did a little more snooping around and, thanks to Christy's correct spelling, found a youtube video of the original commercial. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X4gFXSx8PJs
Carrie - December 12, 2011 - Report this comment
Ashley, would you be interested in selling your dicken? I have had mine for 26 or so years and now my daughter loves it. It's completely falling to pieces and I'd love to replace it. ANY condition. If interested, could you email me at carrieandlilly@live.com.au or phone 0412 508 304. Does anyone else know where one can be bought?
James - June 29, 2012 - Report this comment
I had a beartle (that I used to call beetlebear lol) till around 2005. it was bought for me in 1985 by my dad before I was born and is the only thing I ever got from him (he walked out before I was born, never met him then he died when I was 16) but he got lost after I moved ;_; would love to buy him if anyone knows where or how I can find him
Rachel - July 12, 2012 - Report this comment
I too had a bertle given to me wheni was born, loved it so much- i even had to replace its eye with a button! I am now in the middle of making one for my little son, we will have a family of bertles, found the patern online to buy.
Linda - June 01, 2013 - Report this comment
I had a fird as a child and all I can find now are the patterns I suck at sewing or I would buy a pattern. I loved my fird so much. I wish someone would put one up on eBay!
Joy - October 19, 2013 - Report this comment
Can this stuffed animal be found online anywhere for purchase? It was my sons all time favorite when he was a baby. He is now 26.
Cheryl - November 21, 2013 - Report this comment
I still have my Shamel (half sheep half camel) it's travelled around the world with me. I'm 35 and I've had it since I was 5.
Tammy - March 01, 2014 - Report this comment
My mom just sent me a photo of two of the little characters we had, she's still got them in her box of toys for grandkids to play with. Elefonkey and Fird. We couldn't remember the name Furfel until I found this page. :)
kimberley - November 05, 2014 - Report this comment
Hi I'm desperately looking for a elefunky (my son had one when he was a baby he is turning 30 in January 2015) he still has it but it is very poor condition. I would love to give another one for his birthday so that he can give elefunky that is in good condition to his baby son. Happy to pay for one in good condition plus postage to Australia. Or if there is somewhere that sells new ones would love to know. My email address is kimberleymouser@bigpond.com Any information would be great. Thanks Kimberley

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