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ZIPPY THE PINHEAD

c. Bill Griffith

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In a vacated hot tub emporium* in Berkeley, we turned out a special 3 ft doll in limited edition. We worked all hours of the day and night, enlisted special kids as stuffers and drove around in cars with the pinhead for a passenger.

At the same time we made smaller Zippys like you see in the "Boys at Stanford."

Eventually we moved to Oakland where, in our apartment on Emerald St, we made a less expensive model. It had a silk-screened face, and was less three dimensional. We sold this cheaper model to the Sausalito Ferry Co in Sausalito, and produced them in the thousands for the Spencer Gift Co. The old Singer industrial machine whirred away, turning out seemingly endless Zippy body parts.

*We kept the stuffing in the wooden hot tubs, n November, 1983, we signed our first licensing agreement with Bill Griffith, creator of Zippy the Pinhead, to fabricate, produce and distribute nationally and internationally soft dolls of Zippy the Pinhead and members of his cartoon family.

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