Friday, January 7, 2011
Sheriff Woody's Anachronistic Pull-String
Given this background, it can only be assumed that the pull-string equipped Woody, Jessie, and Stinky Pete dolls were manufactured in 1959 or earlier. Because I can't help but to think about such things, the thought came to me; 'did pull-string operated talking dolls even exist in the 1950s?'
Chatty Cathy", which was released in 1960. A variety of other pull-string dolls were made by Mattel in the '60s and '70s.
Of course, since Woody and the rest of the Roundup Gang are supposed to predate Chatty Cathy, a Sheriff Woody doll should be unable to say anything (at least not with the pull of a string), let alone be capable of normal human speech. Strangely, I find the fact that Toy Story 2 depicts a pull-string doll at least a year too early harder to accept than the idea that the doll is effectively alive and sentient.