TDmonthly (TM) -Archives of ToyDirectory Toys and Games: My Pet Yapper Calypso the Cat from RUSS BERRIE

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MSRP: $14.99
Gender: Boys And Girls

Kids can tune in to the hottest sound around with this singing plush puppet. Each Pet Yapper plays three favorite children's songs, "Old MacDonald," "London Bridge" and "Frere Jacques," in its own distinctive voice. Favorite tunes have never been sung quite this way before. Calypso the Cat is just one of eight styles in the Russ My Pet Yapper assortment, which also includes dogs, a cow, a pig, a frog and a monkey. They're all surface washable, too. This doll measures 12” x 12” x 12” and weighs 1 lb.
— "My Pet Yapper by Russ" was the best selling puppet in the store of Jamie Burdette, owner of LB Toys in Media, Pa. Two of 62 retailers specifically cited the Yappers as customer favorites.
— Burdette said she sold about a dozen of the puppets a month, which is close to the average sales in puppets for most retailers TDmonthly spoke with in spring 2007.
— "When you move your hand inside the mouth, the Yapper will sing each note of the song. So, the Cat will meow the notes, the Dog will bark them, and so on," said Arline Wall, senior vice president of product development and marketing for Russ Berrie.

ToyDirectory Product ID#: 13743      (added 6/26/2007)

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