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Thread: Have you heard of Noddy from Toy Town?

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    Quoted from Quilting Treasures' website:

    "Noddy is a little wooden boy who lives in Toy Town and is a character created by British author Enid Blyton. Noddy's signature red, yellow and blue vehicles as well as scenes from Toy Town create the basis for this collection."

    So this is an upcoming licensed collection, but (not being in the UK) I have never heard of Noddy. Have you ever heard of him?
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    I have heard of Noddy but not since my oldest was very young and he is 16 now.

    Noddy was around with Thomas the Tank Engine (also from the UK).

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    Never heard of 'him', but he sure looks like the 'boy' from a kids Christmas cartoon movie :)

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    Yes! I run a daycare out of my house we watch A LOT of kid tv (well up to 2 hours a day) It plays on PBSKids. It's a cute show. I have younger kids and 3 school aged kids. The school aged kids get a little bored because I don't allow cartoon shows like Spongebob, Ed, Edd & Eddy, and most of the other shows like those. So, its young kids cartoons and educational shows only, like Dora, Noddy, Backyardigans, Peep (I love Peep)

    Cute fabric!

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    Now you're talking my language...that's what 's on at my house for the little ones

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    All small children love Noddy!!One of the shows for kids to watch.I would buy it.

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    Of course I have heard of Noddy - I grew up with Noddy and Mr Plod ;-) Enid Blyton wrote a lot of great childrens' books.

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    Noddy was in a series of books written by Enid Blyton- the Goddess of childrens literature (imho). I loved Noddy when I was younger, and the famous five, and the secret seven and the magic faraway tree....

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    This is a real coincidence. I was talking about the Noddy books the other evening. This was prompted by one of the characters on Coronation Street mentioning Big Ears, one of the characters from the books.

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    Yes - we lived in the UK for a year when I was little. We have many of the Noddy books.

    Cheers, K

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    My grandson's other grandparents are Brits. Nanny reads and records books for him and then sends him the book and recording. One of his favorites is a Noddy book.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Favorite Fabrics
    Quoted from Quilting Treasures' website:

    "Noddy is a little wooden boy who lives in Toy Town and is a character created by British author Enid Blyton. Noddy's signature red, yellow and blue vehicles as well as scenes from Toy Town create the basis for this collection."

    So this is an upcoming licensed collection, but (not being in the UK) I have never heard of Noddy. Have you ever heard of him?
    Yes My almost 4 yr old Grandson loves noddy!! :thumbup: :XD:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Favorite Fabrics
    Quoted from Quilting Treasures' website:

    "Noddy is a little wooden boy who lives in Toy Town and is a character created by British author Enid Blyton. Noddy's signature red, yellow and blue vehicles as well as scenes from Toy Town create the basis for this collection."

    So this is an upcoming licensed collection, but (not being in the UK) I have never heard of Noddy. Have you ever heard of him?
    Yes My almost 4 yr old Grandson loves noddy!! :thumbup: :XD:

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    I love Noddy! yeah, I do have a little boy at home.

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    I used to love Noddy as a kid... but I am British. Trouble is that Noddy (and Thomas the Tank Engine) were altered to be more politically correct, and hasn't really seemed the same since. I have on rare occasions watched the new one, but in my mind its not the same as the one I remember from my childhood.

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    Yes! His best friend is Big Ears, the town policeman is called Mr Plod. Noddy has a run in with some horrid goblins at one stage, and also decides that he can become a taxi driver and he then takes all the residents all over town. He doesn't have any money to start with, so he pays the milkman for his milk by allowing the milkman to tap his head so that the bell rings on the end of his cap (his neck sort of sprung, hence his name).
    All that, and my children are in their forties, so I haven't read one of those books for at least 40 years.

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    I agree with sazuBMidlands, the new politically correct Noddy & friends dosn't have the same appeal.

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    Never heard of Noddy??? Poor you. I'm 61 years young and can still remember my nanna reading Noddy to me. (also Rupert the Bear - Mary Tourtel)
    I read Noddy to my 3 girls and as they got older they read every Enid Blyton story the could lay their hands on. I think they had most of them as a kind friend passed on almost a bookcase full of books.
    If you have children or grandchildren get a copy and read it to them.

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    My mom is British (she was a war bride from WWII) and we had all the original Noddy books. The newer ones aren't the same. When my first granddaughter came along in 2008, my daughter tried to buy a bunch of the older books on ebay, but, for some reason, people in the UK don't want to ship to the US.

    The fabric swatches you displayed look like the "new" Noddy. They are pretty darn cute though. Will we be able to get them in the US?

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    I am 62 years old and read Noddy and his friends when I was a very young child. Wonderful reading for children even though for a time it was deemed inappropriate and banned in some countries. Some rather strange politically correct people thought Noddy and Big Ears relationship was unhealthy. As an innocent child, I never saw that side and was never corrupted by them but loved them.

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    Maybe being Canadian might explain it, but Noddy is in my earliest childhood memories. LOVED the books!

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    oh yes , he is a staple fave for children here , i was born in 50s and enid blyton was the top author then, and still is for most my age :) i am in the uk by the way :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by cindit
    My mom is British (she was a war bride from WWII) and we had all the original Noddy books. The newer ones aren't the same. When my first granddaughter came along in 2008, my daughter tried to buy a bunch of the older books on ebay, but, for some reason, people in the UK don't want to ship to the US.

    The fabric swatches you displayed look like the "new" Noddy. They are pretty darn cute though. Will we be able to get them in the US?
    So sorry you couldn't get the UK seller to ship to the US. In my experience, it is far harder to get a US seller to ship to Europe!

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    i would gladly send a couple of books if needed , just have to ask :)

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    ohhh the faraway tree , my alltime fave book , i do have a copy and several others

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