Mr Squiggle Plush Toy 1960-70’s

Mr Squiggle

One of the longest playing children’s television shows in Australia’s history… Mr Squiggle! The man from the Moon with his trusty “Rocket”! Space travel, ufo’s, ray guns etc was big with kids toys in the 60’s, so Mr Squiggle was very fitting for that era watched by many baby boomers and beyond.

Norman Hetherington was the creator and master behind Mr Squiggle, the blackboard drawing man from the moon!

Mr Squiggle has never returned to television from the moon for many years, and now that Norman Hetherington has sadly passed, Mr Squiggle will surely be no more…. that I know of anyway, he may make a come back in a few years in these modern days!.

There seems to be some confusion about Mr Squiggle the toy character (plush toy). Many people have only recently taken a huge interest in Squiggle, Hetherington’s death has most likely been the catalyst. Not long ago on e-bay he didnt fetch a good price, but now more want him, the competition bidding has stepped up a notch some reaching $100.00, pending condition, vintage etc!

The pictured Mr Squiggle (above right) is one of the originals ever made, and at the time of production had a patent pending with Hetherington’s and ABC’s authority. The other smaller Mr Squiggle is “Lil Mr Squiggle” from just not long after the patent pending version, a pocket size Squiggle

Kidz Biz made a Mr Squiggle in the 1990’s which is distinctively different from the 1960-70’s version, especially the eyes which are now plastic button style. ( see photos). Colors are one difference, 1990’s version pencil doesn’t have black lines, his feet are more curled, hands are more defined, bow is not as big, neck has ridges and extends.

I would really like to find a Bill Steamshovel, another character from the children’s television show from ABC. I’m not sure if they made one at all, I thought of creating one to go with my Squiggle collection.

Hope that helps those in the market for buying a Mr Squiggle for their collection.



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  1. brett rideout - May 30, 2013 at 9:09 pm

    hi my names brett I have one of these dolls, from 1960<s could you possibly tell me what its worth

    • Pete

      Pete - June 1, 2013 at 4:04 pm

      Gday Brett. Matey these days Squiggle is anywhere from $50 up depending on his condition and to the right buyer, this price is increasing over time, check E-bay. If you wanna sell him, I probably be interested.
      Is he a “Little” Mr Squiggle” or “Mr Squiggle”, there was 2 made in that era. Does he still have a label attached?

  2. Tash - February 13, 2014 at 8:58 pm

    I have a Mr Squiggle, in quiet good condition 🙂

  3. Molly - September 20, 2014 at 11:22 pm

    If any one is selling one, I’m very interested for my sisters 18th she loved this toy but lost hers as a child and I have been looking everywhere for one.

    Thank you.

    • Pete

      Pete - September 21, 2014 at 6:43 am

      Hi Molly… last year there was a few for sale on Ebay around $60 -120, search Mr squiggle on Ebay and follow it… I have a Little Mr Squiggle I could sell for $60 including post. He is exactly the same as larger one but smaller. Thanks for visiting and your comment.

  4. Molly - September 21, 2014 at 8:20 am

    Thank you, I’m more after the big one.

  5. Molly - October 7, 2014 at 2:14 pm

    How big are the original dolls?

  6. Aidan

    Aidan - April 4, 2018 at 6:13 pm

    Hello Peter’s Milk Bar how are you? My name is Aidan.
    I would like to ask you a question what is the difference between the 1960’s mr squiggle and 1990’s mr squiggle? Is there any difference. Looking at finding a mr squiggle and wanting the get the 1960’s mr squiggle not the 1990’s mr squiggle
    Thank you, Cheers
    Aidan

    • Pete

      Pete - April 4, 2018 at 6:36 pm

      Hi Aidan… Thanks for your question… Basically… Colors are one difference, 1990’s version pencil doesn’t have black lines, his feet are more curled, hands are more defined, bow is not as big, neck has ridges and extends… I will enlarge the photo of the 90’s version. Cheers.

  7. Aidan

    Aidan - April 4, 2018 at 9:59 pm

    Hello Peter thanks for your reply back. Yes the colors are so much different. Yes the pencil has no black dark lines and his feet are way too curled up. I have seen his hands small and defined and his bow tie is very tiny. Thank you for enlarging the mr squiggle 1990’s toy. Thank you so much for your information. I wonder in years to come will the Mr squiggle be worth around the thousand mark in money. Thanks Cheers, Aidan

  8. Aidan

    Aidan - April 4, 2018 at 10:02 pm

    Did mr squiggle come out with a year date on their tag of the plush toy?

    • Pete

      Pete - April 4, 2018 at 11:06 pm

      No date on tag, not on the ones I have Aiden. No year mentioned at all on the larger one. Anything Mr Squiggle is collectible, as for prices in years to come is anyone’s guess, but he will rise in price.

  9. Aidan

    Aidan - April 5, 2018 at 6:38 pm

    Thank you Peter for your message back and very helpful in looking at finding a mr squiggle around. Great work and information as usual Peter. Good on you. Thank you Cheers
    Aidan

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