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Julie Doll

I was six years old back in 1987 when I was very ill with measles, I was lying on the sofa in a dark room when my mood suddenly lifted. I was presented with a huge box, I ripped it open and what I saw was a beautifull doll with red hair. Her name was Julie.

Julie had a pink sweater with a collar and matching dark pink trousers and light pink trainers. Julie was like a small child. I turned her on from the back and she said "Hi I'm Julie. Lets have some fun". When Julie talked her mouth moved a little and her eyes moved up and down.

Julie had her own book which she read the pictures from and she touched the book with her small metal sensors on her fingers.

We learnt to read together. Julie was tickleish too when I pressed her tummy! When we stoped playing we turned the lights out and Julie went to sleep. I felt a lot better by then, so we cuddled up together till morning. That was 18 years ago and I still treasure her now.

Apparently there "once was a competition to create the greatest doll for the daughter of the king", and so, Julie Doll was born. It was said to be a doll that understood you, but after two minutes or so, it was pretty obvious that her words were just on a loop!


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Julie Doll Last post by remember
09 July 2008

Do You Remember Julie Doll?

Do You Remember Julie Doll?

  • Anonymous user
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    Julie is unusual in that her voice is not produced by someone recording it. This little lady is using some kind of primitive text to speech engine. I use text to speech every minute of the day to read my computer screen or iPhone, so I know it when I hear it! I've heard Julie work on Youtube and it really was a very clever concept. Luckily I was way too old to have one which was just as well as it would have been unusable for me.
  • Anonymous user
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    I was also 6 years old when I got a Julie doll for Christmas. Our house was broken into a year later and my Julie doll was taken. My father passed away 4 years after he'd given me the Julie doll and I have missed that doll my entire life. I wish I knew where to buy one.
  • Anonymous user
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    i still have mine! I love that shoe knows cold, Brrr.. and dark and light. i wish i had her book and i never had any of the cartiges
  • Anonymous user
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    My favourite memory of Julie was when I pressed her tummy and she giggled and said "Oh that tickles" and she had an American accent.I still have her now.
  • Anonymous user
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    She was fantastic to play with, a real young lady. Real shame when i lost her.