|This is the
#438 Dexter Dog made by Fisher Price from 1978 to1985.
Dexter was a yellow foam-filled terrycloth dog head that rattles
This one is complete and in very good condition, but not perfect.
The first thing I noted was that the toy may have been
restuffed. The original Dexter was filled with foam that always
disintegrated over time. This one is fairly solid and very
springy. I'm guessing
that the previous owner opened a seam somewhere on it, and restuffed
it. Either that or the original foam somehow lasted intact all
these years. I must add that I don't see any evidence of any of
being reopened, but the toy is definitely more full than any I've had
in the past.
Dexter Dog is in really great shape.
I find no holes or tears on him. All his features
are intact as well, and his original tag is attached. This
toy is machine washable, but from the look of it, I don't believe it
was ever washed. It does show a bit of grime, but I'm not going to touch that. I'll leave any further
the new owner.
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The Dexter Dog is #505 in the list.