Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Talking Charmin' Chatty

Keeping with the theme of record related playtime fun, (and this time for girls), this nicely illustrated Talking Charmin' Chatty booklet covers the assorted dolls, costumes, games, and other accessories from this endearing Mattel, Inc. line from 1963. For those unfamiliar, Chatty was "the doll that plays with you!" also, "she says hundreds of things!" How, you ask? Simple. Remove Chatty's clothes, lay her on her right side, slide disc/s into her open slot, (lock lever into position), and pull her ring! Yes, now you are ready to "Play Nurse" or "Play Pajama Party" or "Let's Talk Scarey!" among others. Mmmmm, I just love her red hair and glasses...













6 comments:

Faycin A Croud said...

I guess I might be a little too young to remember this doll (fancy that, me being too young!) but I would have loved to have such a doll! Hell, I still would.

Karswell said...

I agree, I'm never too old to play with a redhead. Or even a fake redhead.

Mr. Cavin said...

I just want one or two of the teenie-tiny records. I've never seen anything like it. I wish this had caught on big, frankly. Can you imagine a cool sixties Walkman-sized portable turntable?

Karswell said...

>Can you imagine a cool sixties Walkman-sized portable turntable?

No kiddin! I have something else similar that I'm tryng to figure out how to photograph for a future post... anyone remember the Fisher Price Music Box Movie Cameras? They had the neat little changeable picture discs and you held it up as it rotated the discs, looking through the viewer at the illustrations while it played a song.

Craftypants Carol said...

That sounds so cool!!! You have to figure out how to do it, Karswell!

Karswell said...

I'll give it another shot... first round attempt was a failure.