The BURDS Puppets

The BURDS Puppets

Tony Borders
Tony Borders

July 11th, 2007, 6:33 am #1

Looking for one of the Burds by Toi?
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July 24th, 2007, 2:26 pm #2

Thanks Tony...that is an AMAZING price. They could easily get over $100 for Buzz Bonkit.

Buzz was part of a three set of characters called the BURDS. The other two characters were Chat Racket and Tina Talkatoo. Toys of these were sold in Toys R Us back in the early 90s. They were characters on the PBS show "ImagineLand" with Jack Houston. http://www.axtell.com/axtellpb.html

We will probably come out with them again someday, if we license them for another TV show. There has been interest in them.

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Joey Neal
Joey Neal

August 28th, 2011, 10:17 pm #3

Dear Steve,

I won a chat racket off of eBay for $21 dollars! It shipped today and I'll post a photo on your Facebook when I get it.

,Joey
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August 28th, 2011, 10:21 pm #4

Looking for one of the Burds by Toi?
That's unheard of! Great price! He's the most popular of the 3 and usually goes for over $100! Score!
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August 29th, 2011, 1:49 am #5

Looking for one of the Burds by Toi?
Chat Racket was our first Axtell puppet. My wife Jeanie used to operate him - he was the Melon Bird in our first show.

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August 29th, 2011, 4:02 pm #6

Looking for one of the Burds by Toi?
The BURDS were also licensed to a production studio for use on the PBS Series "Jack Houston's IMAGINELAND"

http://www.axtell.com/axtellpb.html

http://www.imaginelandtv.com/


Here are a few clips of some BURDS segments:

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Travis H
Travis H

August 29th, 2011, 5:48 pm #7

Looking for one of the Burds by Toi?
My Chat is the first Axtell puppet in my collection. Bought in Montreal on a school trip when I was 15-16. He's still in great shape. Any chance of bringing those back into the market, Steve?



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Travis H
Travis H

August 29th, 2011, 5:50 pm #8

Looking for one of the Burds by Toi?
Incidentally, my Chat shorts are not embedding properly, so here are the links...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7CunMgSnQ74
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6P6DrZC0tKQ
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August 29th, 2011, 8:09 pm #9

Looking for one of the Burds by Toi?
We may manufacture them again with another company someday. Lot's of cool stuff coming in our future! Stick with us!
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Travis H
Travis H

August 29th, 2011, 9:18 pm #10

Looking for one of the Burds by Toi?
Love to see the Burds make a comeback, Steve! Need to complete my collection.

Ah-ha. That did it.

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