Jill the Talking Doll (With the Enormously Long Neck)

1980s, Toys 2 735

Jill seems to be a creepy, tween girl version of Teddy Ruxpin. Let’s lay out a few facts:

  • Freddy Krueger-esque stripes.
  • The thin, long neck of a giraffe.
  • A smile that never fades.
  • A jaw that barely moves.
  • Animated arms that flail about.
  • The height of a toddler with the appearance of a tween.
  • She has an obsession with being human.
  • …and worst of all, she also speaks in French.

Honestly… is there one aspect of this toy that doesn’t say “creepy”?

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Adam is an enigma, folded gently into dough, wrapped inside of cellophane, and hidden on the top shelf where he peers at passersby. He lives in Portland, OR with his wife and two dogs.


  1. Robin January 30, 2012 at 4:17 am -  Reply

    I’m pretty sure this came out when I was in between 23 -25. I’m almost 50 now. What’s that tell ya?! (smile)
    Robin in in SF CA

  2. Rob July 25, 2012 at 5:41 pm -  Reply

    They sold these when I worked at Hill’s Dept. Store, in the mid-80s. Creepy isn’t the word.

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