Susie Scribbles

Name: Susie Scribbles

Made by and When: Wonderama Toys, Inc., 1987

Material:  Vinyl head, hands, lower arms and legs; brown cloth body, upper arms and legs

Marks:  H. GARFINKEL (on the head); a paper body tag reads Susie Scribbles® / All rights reserved / Mfg. for WONDERAMA TOYS INC. / Edison, NJ 08818 / Made in China Reg. No. PA-3190 H.K. / [care instructions]; the pink turtleneck is tagged SUSIE SCRIBBLES® / ALL RIGHTS RESERVED / [with washing instructions on the back]

Height:  26 inches

Hair, Eyes, Mouth:  Black short curly rooted hair, brown stationary eyes, closed mouth

Clothes:  Pink knit turtleneck is partially attached to blue overalls that have a floral pattern, white socks, and pink lace-up vinyl sneakers; the bib of the overalls is labeled “WONDERAMA®.”

Other:  Battery-operated, mechanical talking and writing doll, has the cassette tape, “Meet Susie Scribbles.” This cassette teaches the child how to use and care for the doll and also illustrates through writing and drawing how this is done. The doll’s back contains the on and off/volume wheel, a cassette tape compartment, and there are two holes in the back of the overalls to connect the doll to the two pegs at the top of the chair. A writing tablet and an ink pen were included. The doll’s mouth does not move. Requires four C batteries.

Gallery

Susie listens to cassette-use instructions and draws a cassette tape.
The drawn cassette tape
Susie writes, “care.”
Susie didn’t follow the instructions to change the paper. On the same piece of paper, she drew a battery and wrote the word care.

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Published by DeeBeeGee

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