ALF Soft Toy

Following the success of the ALF TV series, the ALF soft toy was created. The soft toy of ALF was a slightly more attractive and cuddly version of what was in actual fact quite an ugly Alien Life Form. The original ALF plush toy was released in 1986 by Coleco Industries, Inc (who also mass-produced the Cabbage Patch Kids dolls) and measured around 18-inches tall, although there was also a rare, larger toy available. With Storytelling Alf the stories and songs changed depending on the cassette you inserted. Separate cassettes were available if you ever got bored of the stories, which was more than likely.

The ALF toy could be turned on by a button at the base of the toy, where you could also adjust the volume. Once ALF started talking his eyebrows, ears and mouth would move in sync with the tape to make it look like he was really talking.

The ALF plush toy was in high demand when it was first released, and as it was around Christmas time a lot of kids were disappointed as they went out of stock very quickly.


I was about 6 when ALF started on tv. It was my favourite show at the time and I had the normal ALF stuffed doll as well as other ALF merchandise. I remember seeing the talking ALF doll with the pull string in its back at the toy shop but never got it, as well as a backpack that had a pull string in it and talked as well.
jadedoz26-Sep-2009, 08:39:40 AM

every time I would look at it and see the kids playing with Alf, all I could think of was how funny the show was and how much we all enjoyed it. Infact, we still have Alf, and now the grandkids play with it.
Mom02-Feb-2005, 08:28:52 AM

ALF was my favourite when i was little although i rememeber thinkin he was a little scary at first... bless.. how could i have thought that this lovely character was scary?
Liza Campy13-Dec-2004, 07:18:34 PM

nobody remembers alf?! that squeezily furry smart aleck extra terrestrial? come on, folks! i think he sells mobile phones alongside American football heros now...seriously.
b. gordon17-Nov-2004, 02:46:22 AM

I'd had a very bad cold and was lying in bed with a very red and sore nose, my hair a mess.I really looked and felt dreadful. My husband bought me ALF to cheer me up. I gave him a hug and his first words were' You're out of this world' ...he is still in excellent condition, despite years of hugs, and when I'm feeling down , I just squeeze him and he says those words I love to hear.
Barbara Ward16-Nov-2004, 02:55:22 PM

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