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Remco, Tricky Doodle Duck

Remco’s Tricky Doodle Duck


Remco, Tricky Doodle Duck

See? Not so Tricky.

In 1968 Remco released a unique and fun to play with toy called Tricky Doodle Duck. Tricky Doodle Duck came with a “magic Duck Whistle” that when blown into, would make the duck magically waddle towards you. As he waddled, he would open and close his mouth and quack. When you stopped blowing the whistle, he stopped also. This was possible because of a new transistorized control circuit built by AT&T.
It worked similar to the way a garage door opener works. The control circuit was featured in sound-activated toys for preschoolers called “magic whistle toys.” There were no wires or other connections. Tricky Doodle Duck ran using two D batteries. The “magic whistle” toys responded to clapping as well.

Remco, Tricky Peter Penguin

Tricky Peter Penguin

In February of 1968, Remco successfully sold these toys under the name, “Tricky Dicky Duck”. The company was prepared to start shipping in October for the CHRISTmas season. That fall, Richard Nixon won the Republican nomination for the presidency, prompting Remco to reprint millions of labels for what then became Tricky Doodle Duck.

Tricky Peter Penguin was one of the variations available from Remco. Peter still uses the whistle. Still tricky, but this tricky “bird” is a penguin!


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  1. Mary B. Key  October 27, 2012

    Hi, i had the toy Tricky Doodle Duck when i was a little girl. got the toy for Christmas. I have been looking for this toy for a long time. Nobody remembered it, or even knew what i was talking about. If anyone out there has one to sell w/box, and it still works, i would love to buy it. Please get back with me. Mary B. Key

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    • Chad wiant  February 16, 2018

      I have the tricky doodle duck excellent condition in the ball with everything originally when opened. Are you still looking for it

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  2. Dee Dee Hudson  July 4, 2012

    Beth,

    I own a Tricky Peter Penguin from when I was a little girl — with whistle and still in the original box. I JUST started looking around to see how much it is worth. I may be interested in selling it.

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    • Brenda Ball  December 9, 2014

      Do you still have the Tricky Peter Penguin? My husband said it was one of his favorite toys when he was a child. If you still have it, what price would you take for it?

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      • Chad wiant  February 16, 2018

        I have the tricky doodle duck excellent condition in the ball with everything originally when opened. Are you still looking for it

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  3. Beth  June 24, 2012

    Hi all, Looking to buy both Peter Penguin and Doodle Duck NIB if possible or working! Thanks!

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    • Chad wiant  February 16, 2018

      I have tricky doodle duck everything like new in the box. Are you still looking for it

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      • Beth  February 17, 2018

        Hi! I am very interested! How much are you asking? Do you have a photo? Thank you! Beth

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        • Chad wiant  February 17, 2018

          Yes Beth I have pitchers, but I don’t know if this site takes them do you want to message me on messenger or test through phone numbers

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        • Chad wiant  February 17, 2018

          Very good shape. Even the box looks like it just came from the store

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          • Sandy  September 7, 2019

            Do you still have the Tricky Doodle Duck? I just came across this forum and I am interested in the toy. If you have it, how much are you selling it for?

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