Talking Head Dolls

In the 70's, my sister and I had a doll with an enormous head and a tiny body called a Talking Head Doll, made by Mattel. You could pull the body away as it was on a draw string and as it pulled back up to the head it would say things like "I'm falling apart, woo hoo!", "Here comes my body" and other crazy things which still have us in fits of laughter when we talk about her now.

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Do You Remember Talking Head Dolls?

Do You Remember Talking Head Dolls?

  • Anita4773 on 2013-04-04 17:21:20
    I had 1 as a little girl, I have been trying to find 1 for a couple of years now, but no such luck, if anyone has 1 they would consider letting go, give me a shout please
  • Betty Lamb on 2013-02-19 21:57:20
    I have the blonde one with the brown eyes. She still works perfectly. "I can fit in your pocket!" She's lovely!
  • Paud on 2013-02-16 09:14:13
    Mine said " here comes my body..." " I'm falling apart woo hoo" and " I've lost my head over you" really really want that one again early 80''s x
  • Eggbound on 2011-09-30 01:27:22 Here is a talk up doll on youtube.
  • snowflake on 2011-06-07 22:59:38
    i still have the Casper version. It still works perfect and I still love it. It's great to show my little boy. It says "Hi I'm Casper" .. "Let's play ghosts woooo"... " Can you make a spooky sound" and "I'm a friendly ghost. Toys used to be made to enjoy and to last.. these days they break in two minutes. If my Casper was worth a bit, I still wouldn't sell it. Nadia 07 june 2011
  • Nats1976 on 2010-10-28 15:44:37
    I wish I still had mine, it said 'here comes my body' 'my feet are moving closer' and 'I think i'm falling in love with you' - I can almost hear her now!!
  • jojo on 2008-01-19 19:47:05
    I too had one as a child and have been looking for one for years. It used to crack us up too and really fancied a bit of that again. We moved out to Colombia and it was stolen when I left it in the garden over night. I had the Brunnette.
  • vic on 2007-12-08 21:44:34
    "Here comes my bo-dee!, That's quite a stretch! My feet are moving closer! Whoops, I lost my head for a moment!" Ho ho.
  • pennypuppywalker on 2007-10-30 17:18:01
    Talk-up dolls by mattel came also in Mickey Mouse, Daisy&Donald Duck and Casper the Ghost, I have the brunette doll who say's "Here comes my body" they are currently reaching prices of about 15 pounds on ebay at the moment. I agree they are great and my daughter is fascinated by them!
  • Redsaz on 2007-10-16 22:53:45
    I used to drive everyone potty with one of these. I couldn't wait for the next voice so I'd pull the chord again and again and again!
  • Anonymous on 2007-02-16 17:53:34
    I think they were called chatty sally or chitty chatty sally It was something like that anyway. I saw some on ebay advertised as chatty sally last year. Not to be confused with the large talking Chatty cathy dolls!
  • Anonymous on 2007-01-15 23:20:44
    Ok I found this link for talk up dolls but they dont look like I remember:
  • Anonymous on 2006-11-03 23:33:33
    i have been tryin to find out about these my mum still has mine. its a bit old now and we were wondering if it was worth anything
  • Anonymous on 2005-12-03 21:59:35
    Hi I am new here. I remember these dolls. If I am not mistaken they were called "Talk-ups". They were fab. I wonder if they are still available?
  • Anonymous on 2005-11-16 12:54:27
    My sister and I had these dolls, I've told my children about them. They were so funny, wish I'd kept it. Has anyone got on they want to sell?
  • Anonymous on 2005-11-15 08:10:58
    I bought these two dolls in the 70s for my daughter - they were brilliant. Why doesn't anyone see these sense in making them again. Does anyone remember the Disney pull string clock that spoke in the character's voice when you pointed to a particular hour? No batteries needed in these types of toys. I hope Disney or some other toymakers read these memories.
  • Anonymous on 2005-04-25 18:06:57
    I still have my doll and bring her out to share with friends just to get a good laugh. She has lost her dress but is still in good shape. Does anyone know what they are worth?
  • Anonymous on 2005-03-30 14:28:18
    I just found my talking head doll in the attic two days ago. I never forgot all the sayings 'are you silly too' 'atchoo what' 'I can sit in your pocket' etc the sound is very crackly now and she's lost her dress, but I'd love it if they made them again so I could get one for my own daughter.
  • Anonymous on 2005-03-22 22:39:34
    I remember thses dolls too. I've been trying to find out what they were called as I've been telling my own daughters about them. My sister had two of them. We were in stitches yesterday talking about "here comes my body"
  • Anonymous on 2005-03-22 17:32:00
    I remember mine, and loved them. They used to say things like "I'm losing my head over you" and "Here comes my body" but in a cute American accent. Would love just to see a picture of one as it must be 25 years since mine were given away.
  • Anonymous on 2005-03-20 14:46:03
    I still have my talking head doll, she works perfectly and says "I'm so silly" and "Are you silly too?" I got her in about 1977 when I was 8. I thought she was lost so I was delighted when she turned up in the attic about 3 years ago:o)