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Wrinkles Retro Toy

Updated on July 12, 2012

Remembering Wrinkles the Toy Dog

Wrinkles was a puppet/ plush toy dog popular in the 1980s.

I've had my Ganz Bros. Heritage Collection Wrinkles since I was six years old. I don't remember who gave Wrinkles to me (Mom says it was either Santa or her).

Wrinkles is tattered and a tad dirty. She's lost her cute hair bands that went around each ear, her cute dress and underwear, but not her sparkle. My Wrinkles toy dog has been with me for over twenty years, and I will probably keep her forever. She is the one toy that I kept, and for some strange reason brings me comfort. Maybe Wrinkles reminds me of the innocent days of childhood or maybe something else. If you read further you will learn more about Wrinkles the cute 80's retro stuffed animal.

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Retro Toy Wrinkles Facts - About Ganz Bros. Hertiage Wrinkles

  • In the 80's Ganz, a canadian toy manufacturer, produced a line of stuffed animals called Wrinkles.
  • The Wrinkles line was part of the Ganz Heritage Collection. It has been discontinued by the company.
  • The Wrinkles puppet was created by Senitt Puppets in Carnarvon, Ontario Canada.
  • The design for Wrinkles was based on the Shar Pei breed of dog.

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How to Clean Your Wrinkles - Make Wrinkles Look His/Her Best

If you want to keep your Wrinkles in good condition you need to take care of Wrinkles much like you would a real dog. Well, you would not have to feed him or maybe that's the exact reason you have to clean him.

My Wrinkles had never been cleaned and has accumilated a lot of stains and wear and tear so it was about time she had a bath. My first impulse was to throw her in the washer, until someone told me I was nuts. Determined I was taking the right course of action I set out to research how to clean Wrinkles and to prove I had the right idea.

What I found out was that I was wrong. Puttng your Wrinkles in the washer and dryer is not a good idea. You could try it but it was supposed to be a last resort because Wrinkles could be destroyed in the wash. It was not recommended for people's favorite stuffed toys.

Belows finds some helpful tips on cleaning your Wrinkles.

  • To get rid of bacteria and other unpleasant things put your Wrinkles in the freezer for 42 hours.
  • Put Wrinkles in a zip lock bag with about 4 tsp or baking soda and shake up the bag. Do this to deorderize Wrinkles. Use a vacuum attachment to get rid of any traces of baking soda.
  • Give Wrinkles a sponge bath with soap and water.
  • Hang to dry for a couple of days. Do not put Wrinkles into a dryer,

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      cc 3 years ago

      I have had a my wrinkles toy since 1986. I was born in 1985 Mr. Wrinklez. The most durable stuffed pet ever!. I don't know about anyone else but throughout my whole childhood this toy was there for me. I used to get horrible night terrors as a child and I used to imagine mr. Wrinklez in my dreams. So weird and juvenile but he made me feel safe. Best toy ever and I can't believe he can still pass for new, Besides the fact he is naked now. Anyway I was super stoked when I found out that they came in different sizes. Mine is a medium. I hope to get a bigger one to keep my oldest. Child company. I honestly used to believe he was real. I hope my children will feel the same

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      how do we find there names using there i.d tag? is there a website? we have about nine :) and i wouild loveeee to know its story !

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      @anonymous: I have a Wrinkles, she is about 3' and I just found another smaller guy today. Had never seen another 1 till today.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      I have a life size wrinkles, I have not seen or heard of another, I remember my boyfriend buying it ,it was in sears on a huge display ,just wondering if anyone else has one ?

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      I have had my wrinkles since November 1981. She is still in great condition. I love my wrinkles. She came from alabama in my arms. She means the world to me. I now know it's a vintage. Great To know.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      I don't think they were based in the shar pei.. Wrinkles dogs had much longer ears.. I believe they were based on a hound.. Probably a blood hound. I have had mine for 26-27 years now, my Mom recently sent her up to me last summer, and now my daughter plays and sleeps with her, knowing she has to take very good care of "Wiggles" ... :). Wiggles helps wake my girl up for school each morning.. Lol..

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Ive Had mine since i was 1 or 2 idk, me and my sister had one and i lost the clothes that were on it and i want to find his original outfit does anybody know how to find it by looking on his collar# i tried idk... But i love and i will keep it forever.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      I have a Wrinkles. Just found him while cleaning out my closet. Memories are coming back. I'm actually looking for stuff to give away. Not this. He's actually older than I am

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      I have a wrinkles he has been with me since I was 2. I am now 30 this year, he has been with me everywhere he for some reason brings me comfort when I need the most he has been to the hospital with me also was with me the day my daughter was born. He will be with me forever I would never sell him if anything he will be passed on to the family.

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      I just bought 2 off these today at a yard sale for 1 dollar a piece I got a dog missing the bone in an orange jumper with matching bows on the ears and i also got an elephant in a gray pok a dot shirt and shorts they are both from 1985 and in mint condition the women also said she had the monkey but had sold it before i got there. I got them because i remember the dog and my daughter seemed to really like them when we saw them.

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      CarolynPile 6 years ago

      I don't remember these, either. But if they are from the eighties, I guess I'm too old. I do, however, still have my talking Casper the Friendly Ghost. Maybe I will try your baking soda suggestion. He needs to be cleaned, but I'm afraid to get him wet. Thank you for the idea.

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      Lorelei Cohen 6 years ago from Canada

      I am the angel for the Hobbies Toys - stuffed animals category and although this lens isn't listed there it sure would fit in so it gets a blessing from me today. Have a wonderful week.

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      Treasures By Brenda 7 years ago from Canada

      I do not have WRINKLES in the plush or other form, LOL.

      I do, however, know these plush animals.

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      I don't remember Wrinkles but they sure are cute in their special little outfits. Its funny that the 80's are now considered to be retro, I go a bit further back than that.

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      Karen 7 years ago from U.S.

      I don't remember "Wrinkles", but I certainly enjoyed your lens. The photos are adorable.

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      tiff0315 7 years ago

      I don't remember this! But it's totally fun and adorable

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      hubleigh 7 years ago

      I don't think we got Wrinkles in Australia. I would remember something that ugly. Sort of like a Cabbage Patch canine I.

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      Pnorway 7 years ago

      cute lens.

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      Philippians468 7 years ago

      never had a Wrinkles but i have to admit i don't really want one! cheers

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      Mary Norton 7 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Found the dressup wrinkles really funny.

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      Mary Norton 7 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Found the dressup wrinkles really funny.

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      Barbara Tremblay Cipak 7 years ago from Toronto, Canada

      I like this idea for a lens - remembering a childhood toy, great idea :) nicely done

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      David Gardner 7 years ago from San Francisco Bay Area, California

      I think I had one of these when I was a kid. Looks similar. Mine was ragged by the time my mom and dad got me to "let it go".. *sigh* Nice lens. I've liked, thumbs-upped, and favorited your masterpiece!

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      Jen 7 years ago from Canada

      @Dragon82: Mine's on a ledge in my room:)

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      Dragon82 7 years ago from Nottingham

      I love the lens. I'm a proud owner of a Wrinkles too :) Mine lost the hair bands very quickly and I always considered my Wrinkles as a male. He's currently sat on top of a bookshelf in my bedroom.

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      I-sparkle 7 years ago

      Nice lens. Very cute and cuddly.

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      mivvy 7 years ago

      These wrinkles look lovely and cuddly, nice lens, short, but I like short lenses