Teddy Ruxpin was a 1980s phenomenon. The animatronic cassette-playing bear that read books and sang to kids was a massive hit, sparking a marketing juggernaut that even included a Saturday morning cartoon.
When T.R. hit the scene I was too old, however, to own a Teddy Ruxpin. But I do have a little sister who was the prime target age range. She did not end up with a Teddy Ruxpin, but did get a talking Pound Puppy named 'Cooler' that did the exact same animatronic schtick Teddy Ruxpin and Grubby did. She was WAY into Pound Puppies. In fact, I think that Cooler is still around at my parents' house, I should track down a cassette and do a video of him singing someday. I can tell you that hours of hilarity ensued when I would put in my Weird Al cassettes back in the day!
Anyways, I found this little articulated Grubby action figure at the flea market a couple weeks ago and of course I immediately recognized him for the cute little 80s also-ran he is.