Chipmunks :: Plush

Chipmunks, aka Alvin and the Chipmunks, began life in 1958 on a novelty record by Ross Bagdasarian, which was turned into an animated series in 1961-62. The show was then revived in 1983 and ran until 1989 with 65 episodes.These pages focus on the toys produced by Ideal in 1983-85, as well as a few of the early 1990's toys. There were plush, poseable and miniature figures, as well as outfits, playsets and lots of other merchandise. Various toys are still being produced today to go alongside the modern CGI movie releases, but I've not featured them here.

Images on this page thanks to eBay sellers Little Toys for Big Kids, vintaget-n-t, Brainys Toys and Collectibles and Charles-Treasures-4-u,www.toytemple.net, Flickr user AbercrombieSEMO and Live Journal user Daze of Dolls!

Plush

"Soft and cuddly."

Only the three Chipmunks characters were produced like this, made in 1983. They were plush all over and measured 10 inches high.

"Collect all eight smashing styles!"

There were eight outfits featured together on earlier back packaging for the dressable Chipmunks to wear, but there was also a ninth outfit.

From left to right:

  • Boxer
  • Jogger
  • Cowboy
  • Alpine Skier
  • Undercover Agent
  • Swashbuckler
  • Super Chipmunk
  • Ballplayer
  • Santa Claus

Talking Plush

Only the three Chipmunks characters were produced like this, made in 1983. They measured 18 inches high and each said six phrases.

Alvin:

  • "Hi! I'm Alvin!"
  • "You're just great"
  • "Alvin loves you"
  • "That's fantastic!"
  • "It's a wonderful day"
  • "What's your name?"

Simon:

  • "Isn't this fun?"
  • "Hi! I'm Simon"
  • "It's a beautiful day"
  • "You're stupendous!"
  • "Simon loves you"
  • "Let's be pals"

Theodore:

  • "I'm Hungry"
  • "Theodore Loves You"
  • "Pleasant Dreams"
  • "Gimme A Hug"
  • "Let's Have Fun"
  • "(giggle)"

Plush Hand Puppets

Only the three Chipmunks characters were produced like this. They measured about 20 inches high and were made in 1991.

Other Plush

There were a few other plush toys released too.

Christmas Alvin was the only character released like this, from 1991. He measures about 16 inches high.

These three plush toys were made for Burger King by Graphics International in 1987 and measured around 8 inches high.

These three plush toys were produced in 1988 by Star Shine and measured 14 inches high. They were released after the movie "The Chipmunk Adventure" came out.

These three plush toys were produced by Dayton-Hudson Corporation in 1990 and measured 15 to 17 inches high.

Stuffed Figures

Only the three Chipmunks characters were produced like this. They measured about 7 inches high, from 1991, and had soft bodied with plastic heads.

The Chipettes

"Introducing The Chipettes dolls - Brittany, Jeanetter and Eleanor! These soft and cuddly characters are the friends of The Chipmunks, as seen on Saturday morning television. The Chipettes dolls are made of soft, flame-retardant material with vinyl heads, arms and legs, and they're dressed in their favourite brightly-coloured outfits."

Only the three Chipettes characters were produced like this, made in 1985.

Brittany Eleanor Jeanette

"Three exciting new looks for The Chipettes."

There were three outfits featured on the back packaging, but they were never produced.

From left to right:

  • Slumber Party
  • Bareback Rider
  • Pink Fantasy

Rag Dolls

Only the three Chipettes characters were produced like this.

Brittany Eleanor Jeanette

Comments