Toys of the Eighties, Lanky Doodles
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They were animals, like a giraffe, cat, lion, etc with names like "Al E. Cat" that had legs that were disproportionately long (lanky) for their size and had sand in the feet to make them stand on their own.

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Julie - April 19, 2007 - Report this comment
If anyone has a purple lanky doodles dog-- I'll buy it from you!!!
Liz - October 07, 2007 - Report this comment
I received a lanky doodles for my 3rd birthday in 1990 and I have so many memories and pictures of my lanky doodle which was orange with green hair. I'm not really sure what kind of animal it was supposed to be, I think a giraffe, if anyone knows it would be very helpful.
Abby - May 04, 2008 - Report this comment
I thought I was losing my mind! I couldn't find anything about my dear Franky Lanky. I still have my Blue Cat :)
Christen - November 14, 2008 - Report this comment
I too have been searching for these guys! All of mine vanished from my mom's house and I still think of them all the time (sad, I know)! And yes, me too, I will pay whatever for them: Arffer Dogfry, Lion Van Roar, my favorite- the tiger (whose name I just can't remember!)...
Katrina - December 24, 2008 - Report this comment
The tiger is Hyper Stryper, but you can't have him! I've been trying to find more of them for years. I also have Rex Van Roar the lion, Mamie Moo the cow, Arfer Dogfrey, Bunny Babbit, Froggy Jumpstart, and the dinosaur. What's his name?
Stephanie - December 05, 2009 - Report this comment
I pulled out my old stuffed animals for my 6 year old, and we found my purple lankey, Im not sure what it is though maybe a weird dog, but i remember when i got him at the toy store in orange county next to the movie theater with the big bird cage outside that i don't ever remember actually seeing birds in. we are looking for more now my daughter wants a new one.
stephanie - December 05, 2009 - Report this comment
haha just saw someone said they'd buy it, it's not in the best shape, and holds a lot of memories....but hmmm how much?
Katie - January 11, 2011 - Report this comment
I still wish we could buy them in stores.... I can't even find them on Ebay. I have the Lion, Zebra, Ladybug, Rabbit, and the Dinosaur.
Daphne - April 17, 2011 - Report this comment
I have the best memories of my Bunnie Babbit! My sister and I would make "music videos" and use my dad's old camcordera and have Bunnie Babbit dancing and singing! I got him for my 8th birthday and remember wanting froggie jumpstart but I never found him the next year. I'd buy the frog or cat from some one in a heartbeat!
Jordanna - July 09, 2011 - Report this comment
I had the tiger... I named it Lanky.... hahahaha. Anyway I am 27 years old and I still take him practically everywhere. Vegas, scotland, that thing has seen more places then most other people I know! My brother had the purple dog. I am so glad that I found other people that know about these things. I have never met anyone that ever knows what I am talking about!! Love them! I am going to be buried with my Lanky!!
-WC - January 18, 2015 - Report this comment
I use to play school with these and my sister would be scared of theses when I asked her to join
Haley - April 10, 2019 - Report this comment
I had to lanky Doodles zebra who I named Zooey . He my transitional item for when my mom left my dad when I was only six years old . I tied a string around his neck and made him walk beside me and took him everywhere with me until I was 12 years old. I still have him today he sits on my bookshelf I would really love to collect all of them because they were such fascinating imaginative toys that stood on their own.they don't make them quite like they used to.
Julie - January 05, 2021 - Report this comment
For selling inquiries my email is I want your old lanky doodles dog!!
nicole - September 23, 2021 - Report this comment
I had the pink doodle that I named "Legs" lol. I think it was a rabbit! And I had the little mini version of the same one too, also a pink rabbit, but he didnt have enough sand in his feet so he always fell over.

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