Talking Redd Fox

Name:  Talking Redd Foxx

Made by and When:  Shindana Toys, Inc., 1976

Material:  Stuffed cloth with talking mechanism within

Marks: Body Tag: ©1976 / Shindana Toys, Inc. / Los Angeles, Calif. 90001 / ALL NEW MATERIALS / Consisting of /… / PATENTED UNDER / LICENSE NO. 3017187

Height: 15-1/2 inches

Hair, Eyes, Mouth: Silk-screen-printed hair and face of Redd Foxx on both sides

Clothes: Sewn-on screen-printed casual clothing of the man portrayed by comedian Redd Foxx as Fred G. Sanford, Jr. on one side and sewn-on screen-printed clothing of the comedian/entertainer Redd Foxx on the other.

Other: This pull-string talker, two dolls in one, portrays the character Fred G. Sanford, Jr. from the popular 1970s-1980s Sanford and Son and Sanford sit-coms on one side and Redd Foxx the comedian and entertainer on the other. When the string is pulled, nine different phrases are spoken in the voice of John Elroy Sanford, which was Redd Foxx’s real name. Fred G. Sanford, Jr. was a character he modeled after his older brother who preceded him in death before the show became a reality. Redd Foxx was his stage name (Wikipedia).


The Redd Foxx doll was included in Shindana’s 1978 catalog.

See other Shindana doll installations here.


1978 Shindana Catalog

Perkins, Myla. Black Dolls an Identification and Value Guide 1820 to 1991. Paducah, Kentucky, Collector Books a division of Schroeder Publishing Co., Inc., 1991, page 272.

Wikipedia contributors. “Fred G. Sanford.” Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia, 9 Jun. 2022. Web. 24 Jul. 2022.


Your comments are valued. Donations aid the initiative to preserve Black-doll history. 

If you subscribe to DeeBeeGee’s Virtual Black Doll Museum™ by email, be sure to click the post title in the email, which links to the website to view all text and associated media. Please “like” and share this installation with your social media contacts. Add your email address to the subscribe or sign-up field in the footer or right sidebar. 

Published by DeeBeeGee

Doll collector, historian, co-founder of the first e-zine devoted to collecting black dolls; author of black-doll reference books, doll blogs, and doll magazine articles.

Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: