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Spot

  • Object:

    Character soft toy

  • Place of origin:

    Korea (manufactured)

  • Date:

    1983-1985 (manufactured)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Determined Productions Inc (Made for)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    stitched and stuffed nylon plush

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Nicola Hodges

  • Museum number:

    B.232-2000

  • Gallery location:

    Museum of Childhood, Creativity Gallery, case 9

Physical description

Unjointed toy puppy in a standing position leaning forward on its front legs. The outside covering is yellow plush with two brown spots on the back. The tail is also brown and forms a separate piece sewn onto the body. There are two claws of black wool sewn onto each of the four paws. There are two patches of fluffy velcro sewn onto the hind paw pads (these are to attach the dog to its truck, B.233-2000). The inside of both floppy ears is yellow polyester cotton. The nose is black nylon and the mouth a smiling line of black wool with V-shaped ends. There is a red felt tongue sewn into the mouth line. The eyes are brown plastic. There are two labels sewn together into the underside seam. One has black woven text and a black edge. The other is smaller and has printed text.

Place of Origin

Korea (manufactured)

Date

1983-1985 (manufactured)

Artist/maker

Determined Productions Inc (Made for)

Materials and Techniques

stitched and stuffed nylon plush

Marks and inscriptions

SPOT / © 1983 ERIC HILL / DETERMINED PRODUCTIONS INC. / BOX 2150, SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94126 / REG. CA 15133 PA 219 / ALL NEW MATERIALS: SYNTHETIC FIBER / MADE IN KOREA
Textual information; on bigger label; stitching

COMPLIES WITH CURRENT / BRITISH TOY SAFETY / STANDARDS BS5665 AND / SURFACE HAND WASH ONLY, / DO NOT IMMERSE
Textual information; on smaller label; printing

Dimensions

Length: 19 cm, Height: 14 cm, Width: 13 cm

Object history note

Historical significance: Spot is an important character toy based on the hero of the best selling children's books by Eric Hill. The character first appeared in Where's Spot in 1980 and has also appeared in TV cartoon form.

Descriptive line

Nylon plush dog, Spot, made in Korea for Determined Productions Inc in the mid 1980s

Production Note

Reason For Production: Retail

Materials

Nylon plush; Cotton; Wool; Felt; Plastic

Techniques

Stitching; Stuffing

Production Type

Mass produced

Collection

Museum of Childhood

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