20 May 2014

Mary Meyer “Food for Thought” Hamburger Stuffed Toy

     One of Mary Meyer’s most successful stuffed toy designs was our Food for Thought  “Hamburger”, which was created in the late 1990s.  The Hamburger was introduced in 1997 and sold quite successfully through 2005.16626a

     The Mary Meyer Hamburger was made up of  the 2 halves of the hamburger roll with the Brown burger as part of the bun.  To the bun was attached a slice of Red fabric tomato, Green lettuce and Yellow cheese made of shiny plastic fabric.  The cheese, lettuce and tomato were attached to the bun with Velcro and a large button.  This allowed a youngster to have fun assembling and taking the hamburger apart as they played with it.  The stuffing in the Lettuce and cheese make a crinkling sound as they were squeezed by the child.

     Finally when the tomato, lettuce and cheese is assembled and attached to the roll, the roll can be closed to hold the contents inside.  There are seeds embroidered on the top of the hamburger roll. 

    The Hamburger is approximately 5″ across and almost 6″ high.  In the late 1990s it sold for $10.00 in a retail store. Mary Meyer made between 5,000 and 10,000 pieces.  Today they are hiding in closets, attics and toy boxes through out he USA.

Mary Meyer is located in Townshend, Vermont and designs, manufactures and distributes it’s stuffed toys to approximately 10,000 retail stores.  The company was founded in 1933 by Mary Meyer and her husband.  This is our 81st year in business and  we are still owned and operated by the Meyer family. 

 Next weeks Mary Meyer “Food for Thought” will be the Musical Birthday Cake. 16626b


     Do you have any Mary Meyer stuffed toys in your attic?  We  has been searching for old toys we made in the 1930s through the 1960s.  If you happen to have an “old Mary Meyer toy”, we love to hear from you and we will tell you what we know about it – such as when and where it was made. 
My email is  walter_meyer@marymeyer.com. 

by Walter Meyer







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