This hardly mattered, they stay put without it, and as I later discovered, it was in full working order, needing nothing more than a good dusting and wipe-over with a damp cloth.How it came to be in the wilds of Dorset I will never know but since – as far as I am aware -- they were never officially sold in the UK is was probably brought back as a holiday souvenir Gemmy Industries came into being in 1984, in Dallas Texas and from then until now it has specialised in animated figures, novelty products and character inflatables.Just getting at them proved to be quite a tricky operation as George had been sewn into his clothes, but they were so well made that putting them back on again without damage really wasn’t a problem.
‘Rarely is the question asked, is our children learning?
’, ‘…a low voter turnout is an indication of fewer people going to the polls’, and not forgetting, ‘…the vast majority of our imports come from outside the country’?
And that’s just a small sample of the cringe-worthy gems uttered by this animated George W. Just listening to those classic mis-sayings is funny enough but this superbly detailed talking doll takes it to a whole new level of cruel hilarity with the figure’s head moving from side-to-side and his mouth opening and closing in time perfect time with the words. Although not yet a proper vintage gadget in the dustygizmos tradition, bear with me and take this as a timely heads-up because The George W.
Bush Collector’s Edition Animated Figure might be well on its way to becoming one.
Incidentally, several copycat and counterfeit designs appeared when production came to an end and these are sometimes misleadingly attributed to Gemmy.