Thursday, 25 March 2021
I CONFESS - I'VE PUSHED YOGI'S BOTTOM BUTTON...
Here's the other '60s Yogi Bear collectable I mentioned a few weeks back (the first being the smoking Yogi). This is likely to be one of the earliest pieces of Yogi merchandise, as Yogi appears to have on a waistcoat. Some other examples of early products showed him with a bow-tie, a shirt front, or a combination of both, so I can only wonder about what reference material the manufacturers were being supplied with. Having said that, Hanna-Barbera would've had to 'okay' the designs submitted to them, so perhaps they weren't too bothered about trivial divergences in regard to their characters, as long as they were recognisable.
This is a toy I've wanted for a long time and have now got (yes, that's my photo), as it conjures up the '60s to me at one glance. As a toy it doesn't really do much apart from collapse like a drunken bear when you push the button at the bottom of the base, but hey, it's Yogi Bear and that's all that matters to me.
And here's a question that suddenly occurs to me: Out of all the famous bears, like Yogi, Boo Boo, Barney, Winnie (the Pooh), Rupert, Baloo, Paddington, Biffo, Smokey, Fozzie, Ted (from Andy Pandy), etc., which one is your favourite? (Or used to be when you were a kid.) Or if there's more than one, list them in order of preference.
Posted by Kid at Thursday, March 25, 2021