Well, my dad went and did a search to try to find the penguins and saw this site and my post and put 2 and 2 together. So my surprise is shot. They had a picture of our penguins, and I’m posting it. I found the right penguin and gave one to give my parents for Christmas. Now I have the tag information, too. The penguins are called “The Corporation” made by Applause copyrighted in 1981. It has “item # 8313” as well as “A division of Knickerbocker Toy Co. Inc”. I’m still interested in collecting more. Thank you to everyone who has helped so far.
I’m trying to find one or more of a group of stuffed penguins made by Applause in the early 80’s. It was part of series containing 5 penguins that varied in size from 8” to about 18” tall. I have a rough drawn picture of what they look like. I don’t have any other information, except they have a beak that is what I would describe as wide and short but fat and ”honkable” (doesn’t actually make a sound, just looks like it ought to be honked). The beak and feet were gold/yellow, typical penguin black with white belly, and white area around eyes.
This is the original drawing Kevin gave us. He did a great job of drawing the right penguin, didn’t he!!
These penguins had a special meaning to my mom, who yesterday lost them in a fire in my parents’ RV while they were on vacation in Alaska. She got the first of them in 1982.
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Searching for a toy – Originally posted Thursday – 08/26/2010