1989 Freddie Krueger Talking Pull-String Doll mint in box
Manufacturer: Matchbox Item #3150
Condition: Mint figure and near mint box
First edition vintage collectable
This is a rare item with quite a history. The controversy is tame by today’s standards, but some groups were concerned an undead mass murderer asking kids to be his friend could be detrimental to childhood development. The back of the box sets the mood, with “Pull my string to hear me talk… and make me pose… IF YOU DARE!”. This is a vintage 18″ tall Freddie Krueger figure guaranteed to scare! This is the first production run version, with the Matchbox logo on the front top. Another version exists with the logo removed from the front top of the outer box, before production of Freddy was ceased entirely due to outrage from some consumers.
“Each time you pull Freddy’s string, he has a special message just for you!” the box coninues the scary narration. The pullstring can be accessed without removing Freddy and has six phrases. “Hi, I’m Freddy”, “Welcome To Elm Street”, “Let’s Be Friends”, “Pleasant Dreams”, “Ha Ha Ha Ha!” and “Watch Out Freddy’s Back!”. No batteries needed! Freddy is 18“ tall in mint condition, from the fedora on his head to his red and green knit sweater, down to his black boots. Freddy’s features are artistically rendered, from his scarred face to yellow teeth and gnarled claws. Creeeeepy!
The outer box is nightmare-themed, in near mint condition, with very minor corner damage and a crease on the clear front window, and a slight scuff around the area where the pull-string is accessed. The box is 20 1/2” x 10” x 4 3/4” and Freddy is still twist-tied inside. Don’t let him out! Photos are of of actual item. Climate controlled storage and minimally handled. Sold as is. Only one available.
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