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Offline zuse

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Firffels - Remco (1985) - Very Similar to Wuzzles
« on: Friday 30 April 2010, 10:06 pm »
Firffels - The "Original" Two-Feature Creatures (Remco)
(1985)

(were they REALLY the Original?) :P





I know there were plush and poseables (and apparently Simplicity made patterns so that you could sew your own!)

Dicken, part dog and part chicken
Bertle, part bear and part turtle
Shamel, part sheep and part camel
Butterfrog, part butterfly and part frog
Elephonkey, part elephant and part monkey
Fird, part fish and part bird

These first three are some *tiny* thumbnail pics I had saved of how the plush were packaged:







(image from eBay. I also had this one - it was store bought, as it had a tush tag)


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Poseables:

(From an eBay auction)


(image from eBay)


(Some of these are Wuzzles, obviously. This shows that they are VERY similar. Image from tinkerbeee on the MLPTP).

The companies were actually owned by Raytheon Company I guess for the audio tapes, etc. that they also made.
http://www.trademarkia.com/firffels-73579162.html

Here are some of the books that came with a record
1984

(image from eBay)

1985

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« Last Edit: Saturday 08 May 2010, 07:00 pm by zuse »
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Re: Firffels by Remco (Similar to Wuzzles)
« Reply #1 on: Friday 30 April 2010, 10:22 pm »
There was also a book: "Who Ever Heard of a Fird."

Found some more pictures from eBay seller legionpang (their photobucket account):






























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Re: Firffels - Remco (1985) - Very Similar to Wuzzles
« Reply #2 on: Saturday 01 May 2010, 06:06 pm »
I'd never heard of these!!! I had wuzzles, but none of these, they are great!

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Re: Firffels - Remco (1985) - Very Similar to Wuzzles
« Reply #3 on: Sunday 02 May 2010, 06:26 pm »
Nice find I have never heard of these toys before .

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Re: Firffels - Remco (1985) - Very Similar to Wuzzles
« Reply #4 on: Sunday 02 May 2010, 07:51 pm »
I have the Shamel plush, but thankfully never got really into the line. Although the poseables are cute... Nuts.

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Re: Firffels - Remco (1985) - Very Similar to Wuzzles
« Reply #5 on: Sunday 02 May 2010, 07:59 pm »
The only poseable that's cute is the Fird. :)
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Re: Firffels - Remco (1985) - Very Similar to Wuzzles
« Reply #6 on: Friday 07 May 2010, 05:11 am »
Ooo... there's an Elephonkey plush on eBay now (seller: memoriesvintagetoysndolls). It's WAY cuter than the poseable...









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Re: Firffels - Remco (1985) - Very Similar to Wuzzles
« Reply #7 on: Friday 07 May 2010, 05:25 am »
The only poseable that's cute is the Fird. :)

Yeah, I like him, but I like Butterfrog, too.

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Re: Firffels - Remco (1985) - Very Similar to Wuzzles
« Reply #8 on: Saturday 15 May 2010, 11:47 pm »
Awesome, I have the Dicken figurine. Had no idea what it was just knew it was weird! Thanks!

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Re: Firffels - Remco (1985) - Very Similar to Wuzzles
« Reply #9 on: Monday 17 May 2010, 11:12 am »
It looks like they had a very good idea, but didn't manage to get the cuteness that made the Wuzzles so popular. Is it just me or do these look like they were aimed more at boys?

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Re: Firffels - Remco (1985) - Very Similar to Wuzzles
« Reply #10 on: Monday 17 May 2010, 11:23 am »
They're really ugly little things aren't they?!  :P
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Re: Firffels - Remco (1985) - Very Similar to Wuzzles
« Reply #11 on: Tuesday 18 May 2010, 07:01 am »
Ugly is right!!!! Does Dicken sound obscene to anyone but me? Lol.

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Re: Firffels - Remco (1985) - Very Similar to Wuzzles
« Reply #12 on: Tuesday 18 May 2010, 05:51 pm »
I think the poseables are rather cute but you are right that "Dicken" sounds a little off.

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Re: Firffels - Remco (1985) - Very Similar to Wuzzles
« Reply #13 on: Monday 24 May 2010, 10:00 pm »
EdenEye...I also think "Dicken" sounds sort of dirty. Honestly I like the Wuzzles better on the two-animal concept, but it would be work having a Dicken just to get to see the looks when you tell people what it's called. :P
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Re: Firffels - Remco (1985) - Very Similar to Wuzzles
« Reply #14 on: Sunday 30 May 2010, 06:10 am »
Oh wow! So that is what that camel plush I have is! and I almost got rid of it today...

 

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