07/26/2011 04:40 pm ET | Updated Sep 24, 2011

Talking Doll Recording Reminds Us Of Earlier Toys That Speak

The recent recovery of what’s believed to be a recording of the world's first talking doll seems like an appropriate occasion to look back at talking dolls of childhoods past.

While the 123-year-old doll soundtrack of a young woman singing "Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star" was the epitome of high tech when Thomas Edison recorded it in 1888, talking dolls have come quite a long way since.

Here’s a roundup of life-sized, pint-sized, secret-telling, hair-growing, robotically-singing-and-dancing and, yes, even peeing talking dolls of the last half-century.

What do you think? Cute or creepy?

Talking Dolls From Childhoods Past