Hey Hey Ossie & Pluka


Ossie Ostrich & Plucka Duck!

Australian Children’s Television but with a clever adult twist, especially with Ernie Carrol behind the voice of Ossie. This aired on Saturday mornings originally.

Ossie & Plucka Duck Hey Hey it's SaturdayThis show, Hey Hey It’s Saturday,  was later placed in an evening time slot and was a very popular variety show,  smutty innuendos, tongue in cheek humour  I think was the best laugh.

And who’d forget Humdrum with our own Molly Meldrum, a music rave from the Guru himself, who was the most picked on personality in the show, often being subject to things falling on him, breaking, being thrown and harassed by Dicky Knee.

The plush characters from the show are becoming desired by collectors now that the show is no more. A plush Plucka Duck was recently sold on E-bay with 3 or 4 signatures of the Hey Hey cast, Red, John Blackman, Daryl Somers & Wilbur I believe.

As I collect Australian Children’s Television items,  I have these in my collection (pictured). Two of these have their original swing tags and copyright tags, which are harder to find. This Ossie is made by Croner 1982, there is a few different Ossies from 70’s & 90’s , some have hard plastic eyes.

What’s it worth? These characters can sell for varying prices, pending on condition, rarity, signatures, tags, etc, starting at $10.00. Please don’t make the mistake of thinking that yours is a rare one which will fetch  around $70.00,  study what you have and price accordingly to sell.

It’s great to see Aussies take up this collection, cause preserving fun childhood memories like these are good for the soul!

Page First Published on: Aug 14, 2013 @ 08:39


15 comments to “Hey Hey Ossie & Pluka”

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  1. Chris Pyke - August 30, 2013 at 8:12 pm

    I want that big Plucka doll I have over 30 Plucka dolls and want to add him to my collection

  2. Chris Pyke - November 1, 2013 at 10:48 pm

    Hi Pete, I have built my own Plucka wheel and apparatus for my Plucka Dolls. As I buy more off ebay and gumtree I retire off my older ones and use the newer ones I buy. also how do I post photos on this site of my collection?? Regards Chris

    • Pete

      Pete - November 7, 2013 at 12:21 pm

      G’day Chris…apologies for delay in getting back… matey that sounds so cool..bring back the Plucka ! Would love to see it…Im working on an area for peeps to showcase their collections and stuff, bare with me champ, will let you know when it is available.

  3. Pete

    Pete - November 17, 2013 at 10:24 am

    Chris, I have added a “Browse” button to attach files to your Comment, see photo. Upload a pic and let us see your wheel.

  4. Claudia - October 10, 2014 at 7:59 pm

    Hi I have a plucka duck doll and I was wondering if you could tell me how much they are sold for?

    Thank you

  5. Jodie - December 10, 2014 at 4:26 pm

    Can you please advise if you sell the ‘Pluka Duck Stuffed Toy”?

    Thank you


  6. Alyson Parker - February 4, 2015 at 2:51 pm

    Searching for the Mr Sqiggle please?

  7. Tony Torrisi - April 21, 2015 at 10:20 am

    Hey Pete,

    Great page mate well done. I collect the Croner mascots from the early 1980’s in rugby league teams. Croner made them in VFL teams also. I collect the QRL dolls (Queensland Rugby League) Do you collect these also ?



    • Pete

      Pete - April 21, 2015 at 12:56 pm

      G’day Tony they’re way cool… I know these characters but it is rare to see them these days, I’ve seen a few VFL ones but don’t have any in my collection.
      have you had these since the 80’s or collect them now? Thanks for sharing

      • Tony Torrisi - April 21, 2015 at 1:14 pm

        Hey Pete,

        Some i have had since childhood (1980’s) and the rest i have found over many years on Ebay. I am still chasing a Wests Panthers doll to complete the collection. The VFL ones pop up quite often on Ebay but the QRL ones are few and far between.

        Cheers mate


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