Toys of the Eighties, Talking Big Bird
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A Worlds of Wonder creation. Like Teddy Ruxpin, Circket, and even Corky, Big Bird had his own tapes and books. Big and huggable, just like all the other book-and-tape talking dolls. Truly a very lovable but quite short-lived toy, is a now a collectable item.
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BILLIE - December 04, 2007 - Report this comment
i had one. poor thing took a few baths with me, i cut his hair, threw up on him twice. so he smelled really bad!!!!! my grandpa threw him away, but my mom went and got him out of the trash!
Stephanie - April 02, 2008 - Report this comment
That's so funny! I broke mine by sticking my fingers in it's mouth while it was talking and recreating a fighting scene i saw on t.v. using Teddy Ruxbin. Teddy won that fight. I too gave BB a haircut and threw up on it when I was 6. RIP Talking Big Bird;)
JLC - April 04, 2008 - Report this comment
I used to have this toy when i was a kid. I miss it. It was one of my favorites! It was left with some other toys when my mom and me and my sisters moved. I know I would still have it today, at my age of 23, if mom didn't leave it behind.
Lafawnduh - May 09, 2008 - Report this comment
everytime big bird started talkin in my ear. i swear i smacked him so hard, the batteries fell right out his head. he used to keep me up wheni was tryin to get some sleep! big bird is whack. i broke mine by crackin its wings off with a chainsaw. roflcopter.
toothlesshag - May 14, 2008 - Report this comment
Once I stole this toy out of my two year old brother's crib. I pulled the string like my dad pulled the lawnmower, and then it broke. I soon lost interest in the not talking big bird and watched He Man instead. My brother came down stairs surprised to his new best friend on the coffee table, and then he pulled the string. "" and then he cried over the slurred sounds of his former best friend. "Oh yeah. It broke. Sorry about that." I told him. "Be quiet, I'm watching He Man."
Ducky - July 22, 2008 - Report this comment
I still have mine. You lifted up one of his wings & stuck the cassette tape in the slot. My mom would get mad at me for lugging him around by the neck.
Donielle - September 10, 2008 - Report this comment
I had this as a child. I hated scared the living h e double hockey sticks outta me. He sat high on my bookshelf and when his batteries would get old, he would talk on his own with a really slow, deep voice...I had my ma get rid of him.
Amy - September 24, 2008 - Report this comment
I still have mine and i use it for my son everynight to go to bed. his eyes and mouth still work!!
Jessie - November 14, 2008 - Report this comment
My Gosh I had this guy! He was my best friend! Sadly my dear friends head fell off and we had to trash him! (I'm still trying to get over it LOL) I've been looking for one for my son!
Rachael - November 26, 2008 - Report this comment
I actually remember going with my granpa and picking this out when my brother was born. (I was 4, and they wanted me to feel special too, I guess... lol) but he talked, sang, the whole 9. I lost him years and years ago, but always remembered him. Last year we went to a flea market in Nacogdoches, and I saw one sitting on a table marked for $5. I made such a deal over it, my husband rolling his eyes the whole time, that the guy GAVE him to me. It was hilarious! There I was at 26 years old literally jumping up and down screaming, 'That's MY BIG BIRD!' and yanking poor hubby over to the table!
Anthony - December 03, 2008 - Report this comment
I actually think I still have mine up in the attic with the rest of my childhood toys.
Melissa - December 21, 2008 - Report this comment
I absolutely loved this toy! I am trying to find one with no luck so far. I remember it being my favorite as a kid but no idea what ever happened to it. I want to get one for my son!
Pamela - May 06, 2009 - Report this comment
I begged my mom for three years at Christmas for a talking big bird. She couldn't afford it, but she didn't tell me that. She just said "maybe next year." Then one year when I was older and didn't like Sesame Street anymore, I didn't ask her for it, but she could finally afford it, so she got it for me. I pretended to love it, and played with it a few times, just so she wouldn't feel bad. Then when the garage sale came around, I said "No, we can't put Big Bird in the garage sale Mom!" just so she would think I liked it. I finally "was able to give it up" a few years later.
kara - May 31, 2009 - Report this comment
OMG....MY BIG BIRD..I loved my talking big bird he would eat breakfast with me and I took that heavy thing every where with me. I had him for years and then he eventually stop talking and ended up in a toy box in the backyard...and with an older brother big bird dissappeared never to be seen again =(
Nicole - June 03, 2009 - Report this comment
I have the 3 of them in perfect shape, if any of you are interested please email me I still have the boxes they were in too! Thanks. - July 17, 2009 - Report this comment
I had purchased Talking Big Bird for my children back in the 80's. They are all grown up now. I have a 10 month old Grandson that would love this toy buy unfortunatly when I took it out of storage I noticed the cassett tape and story book is gone. If anyone knows where I can purchase these items please contact me via email. Thank you
Gary in HK - July 24, 2009 - Report this comment
Dear all, I was one of the engineers built this talking big bird back in the 80s. I also handled the production of Teddy Rupix, Grubby, Oscar and Cookie Monster. I missed these wonderful toys too.
nikota - August 22, 2009 - Report this comment
I had a talking big bird and we just to abuse the crap out if him we accused him of being nasty): the last straw was when i put a prince tape in his back and he was singing then ruined my tape!!
Jennifer - September 03, 2009 - Report this comment
my sister got one of these when she was 7 , when she wasi nthe hposital. i think it just fell apart and was thrown out.
Meg - September 14, 2009 - Report this comment
I just found one at the dump! I am 28 and I have always wanted one!!!
Laura - September 24, 2009 - Report this comment
I loved the song " ON THE FARM" lol...i wish i had one for my kids.... nice memories..
mandie - December 16, 2009 - Report this comment
i just purchased one from someone on craigslist without knowing you needed the damned tapes. does anyone have them any more?
Nancy Galambos - December 20, 2009 - Report this comment
I have a doll thatwas my sons and want to pass it down to my grandson but don't have the cassette tapes to go with it... does anyone have any tapes that thy don't have dolls for... I'de love to buy them... please let me know,
Krista - December 24, 2009 - Report this comment
If anyone knows where I could get a set of these can you please email me at !!!! i desperately want one for my daughter!!!! Pls and thanks
BIG BIRD FAN - December 28, 2009 - Report this comment
my niece had a big bird when she was little in the 1980s and i was in my early teens - I have to say i loved the talking big bird !!! Its funny because I am looking for one for my child now as it was such a fantastic toy.
Brandon - January 08, 2010 - Report this comment
Oh man did I love talking big bird! :) I still have mine after all these years in my closet! That was a xmas I'll never forget
Thomas - May 22, 2010 - Report this comment
Talking Big Bird was not made by Worlds Of Wonder Inc.
Erik - August 23, 2010 - Report this comment
I still own this doll. To all you idiots out their obviously making up stories to be funny or cool. Big birds batteries did not go in the head. They went literally in his butt or lower back area....whatever you want to call it. He also did not have a pull string. So quit being dumb. I still wish I had his seat that came with him.
Cathy - October 02, 2010 - Report this comment
I bought this for my son when he was maybe a year old...he is 25 now. I would like to pass it to my grandson...but can't locate the books or tapes. :( My other son had the talking Mickey...still have him too with no tapes...I can find the Mickey tapes, but not Big Bird's. Any help. Big Bird was made by IDEAL TOYS.
aok456 - October 20, 2010 - Report this comment
The only story I remember is when Big Bird went to stay with his Grandma by the beach, and he got homesick and all sad. But then he went to get seashells with his Grandma, and it was all good! Then he didnt want to leave! So cute :)
Judy - January 03, 2011 - Report this comment
I have the talking Big Bird and Cookie Monster set. Does anyone know where I can get the books and cassette tapes to go with them?
Betty Jones - March 23, 2011 - Report this comment
Hi! I have been restoring these talking toys for many, many years now. Should you have one not working, or want to sell, please email me. I am a top seller and power seller on ebay and have a great reputation on these restorations. I restore the Ideal including Oscars and Cookies, along with the full line of Worlds of Wonder Talking Toys.
Tiffany - July 22, 2011 - Report this comment
I still have mine and it still works
mb - August 20, 2011 - Report this comment
have one for sale
Stephanie - October 01, 2012 - Report this comment
I have a 1986 talking big bird I am currently in a bind and as bad as I hate to get rid of it Im wondering does anyone know what it might be worth? I have no tapes and Im gonna dig it out of the closet to see if it even works. Please email me at if you have any info thanks
Laura - November 03, 2012 - Report this comment
My grandmother got me a big bird when I was a toddler. I would listen to his stories during my naptime. Bittersweet nostalgia...
Catherine - December 06, 2012 - Report this comment
My older sister had this toy when she was younger. From what I've heard, she use to make our mother sing the "Me me wonderful me" song a lot. She loved it. Unfortunately, it got dirty and it had to be thrown away. She's 28 now and she recently gave birth to my nephew. I not only would like to surprise her with one for Christmas but would like my nephew to have it as well. If anyone has a good condition big bird that they no longer want and is selling it, please email me at Thanks. Hope to hear from someone real soon.
Jman - December 29, 2012 - Report this comment
I still have mine! Love it! I would like to add the movements to new tapes that weren't originally made for him. (Sesame Street has many good ones), so, Gary in HK, if you're still out there, would love to hear from you.
esmie - January 06, 2013 - Report this comment
I still have mine it's still in really good conditions! My dad gave it to me because his friends kid didn't want it! Big Bird is still my favorite Sesame Street character! :) too bad my oldest daughter likes Abbey Cadabbey and Elmo:\ hopefully my baby will also love BB like me!:)
Megan - January 26, 2013 - Report this comment
i still have my big bird..even has his nest that he sits in.
Michelle - January 30, 2013 - Report this comment
I have a talking big bird with several cassettes great condition & still works. Belonged to me and then my lil girl's. She's 10 and moving on.If anyone interested in buying I'm in the panhandle area. leave msg at . thank you!
Mike - May 06, 2013 - Report this comment
I have a talking big bird. It doesn't seem to work. I am willing to sell it really cheap! email:
Kelley - June 19, 2013 - Report this comment
Actually Big Bird's creator was NOT Worlds of Wonder as was stated above, Big Bird, Cookie Monster, and Oscar were created by the Ideal Toy Company, and Big Bird later was sort of reincarnated by TYCO the company who makes Slot Cars and Trains. Their actually quite well built and are easy to repair, however the tapes and books tend to be expensive (limited release I guess).
Mark - September 08, 2013 - Report this comment
I still have the doll from the 1980's. i've kept it in great condition.
Natalie - July 03, 2014 - Report this comment
I wish I still had mine. One of my most vivid memories of childhood was listening to "I Want to go Home" and bawling because Big Bird was sad.
Rebecca Davenport - December 13, 2015 - Report this comment
My sister and my pre k class had one I loved it so much I bought one!! still have it and looks and works perfectly I cherish it today and I'm 16 !!!Just wish I can convert a cassete tape and make it work so his eyes and beak moves cause I try getting a Led Zepplin tape to work!!!
Thomas Dickensheets - March 10, 2016 - Report this comment
Big Bird wasn't made by Worlds Of Wonder.
Thomas P Dickensheets - September 16, 2021 - Report this comment
Was not made by WOW.

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