Big Bird Talking Alarm Clock
The Big Bird Talking Alarm Clock is a vintage alarm clock featuring the Sesame Street character Big Bird.
The character of Big Bird first appeared in the children’s program Sesame Street in 1969, and has become one of the most popular children’s characters in U.S television history. He was created by Jim Henson, and has been played by the puppeteer Caroll Spinney ever since the first appearance. In recent years the character has also been performed to a lesser degree by both Rick Lyon and Matt Vogel.
The Bradley Time Big Bird Talking Alarm Clock
The Big Bird Talking alarm clock was produced by the company Bradley Time, and first released in 1977. The company held the license to create Sesame Street merchandise from 1974 until 1983, and produced a number of wristwatches for both children and adults, along with several alarm clocks.
The Big Bird clock features a model of Big Bird sitting on a grey moulded plastic base resembling cinder blocks, next to a blue clock with white numbers. There is a smaller model of Little Bird on top of the clock, and Big Bird holds a large green key in his arms. This key is used to wind the clock.
When the alarm rings the clock says:
“Wake Up,It's me Big Bird and it's time to get up, open your little eyes now, don't roll over and go back to sleep. Come on now, one foot out of bed, now the other. OK, have a nice day and don't forget to wind the clock"!”
How much is a Big Bird Talking Alarm Clock worth?
The value of Big Bird Talking Alarm Clocks depends on their condition. Examples in good working order, complete with their green key and original packaging, can sell for more than $100 on internet auction sites such as eBay.
Examples without their key, or that are not in working order (ie not talking) can sell for between $40 - $60.