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Vintage 1965 Muskie Muskrat TerryToons Soaky Toy
Vivid red gold and white plastic bath time toy for kids from the 60s by TerryToons (a division of CBS films): Muskie The Law Abiding Muskrat.
Standing 10" tall, he came filled with 11 fluid ounces of bubble bath (this one is empty), the tagline was: "Soaky Soaks You Clean."
Muskie Muskrat was a lazy southern-talking muskrat TV cartoon character who liked to fish with his best friend, Vince. He also liked getting the better of Deputy Dawg especially if it included egg snatching from the hen house. One of his favorite expressions: "It's possible....it's possible"
We're not allowed to include links here, but if you search for "soaky bubble bath commercial" you can fine an old Muskie ad on YouTube.
We'd like to thank ALL ABOUT ANTIQUES October 23, 2005, by Ralph and Terry Kovel, King Features Syndicate for the following information about Soaky toys:
Although the name "Soaky" belongs to Colgate-Palmolive, collectors now use it for all plastic figural bubble-bath containers.
The first "toy when empty" bottle was probably Betty or Bobo Bubbles, made in the 1950s.
Most bottles were made to stand on a shelf or the ledge of a tub; later models were designed to lie down.
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