Talking Barbie Repair Kit
Includes Talking Ken, Christie, Stacy, Buffy, Small Talk, and ten other pullstring talking dolls listed below.

Really excellent! I'm a technician
and wish our manuals were written as clearly!

--Mike Tozer, micktozer@aol.com

Can Repair Talking Barbie
Even If You've Never Fixed ANYTHING Before!

I'll show you step by step
how to get Talking Barbie
(and many other dolls) talking again.

I know what it's like to have your Talking Barbie (or Christie or Stacy or PJ or Julia or Steffie or Ken or Brad or Buffy or Small Talk) suddenly stop talking. The sinking feeling of letting that string go, not knowing if she'll ever talk to you again. The horror of the string breaking off in your hand. The pain of listening to her talk slower until she sounds like Boris Karloff--or speed up until she sounds like the Chipmunks.

But what can you do? She was sealed at the factory. Even if you could open her up without damaging the parts inside, you could never glue her back together without her looking like she had been glued back together.

Until now.

The Next Best Thing to a Magic Wand

You've clicked on this link, so I know that you've wished there was a magic wand to reach inside those dolls and make them work again. I used to wish that--and that's why I started Talky Tina Press. I knew that if I tried I could develop ways to do what was thought impossible--to fix those dolls and toys that people said "can't be fixed."

I Gathered Advice
From Books and the Experts

And they all said it couldn't be done. But I knew better; I'd just written a book about fixing all the different versions of Chatty Cathy, so I knew there had to be a way.

And I was right.

Six Months of Research and Testing

So I found the original patent drawings. I tracked down original Talking Barbie parts manufacturers. I studied plastics engineering. I bought a lot of junk dolls, and I learned from them.

I learned how Talking Barbie works. I found sources for original-specifications repair parts--and I learned how to make some parts for you that simply weren't available. Now I can show you a way that you can use the properties of Talking Barbie's plastics to coax her open, and then reseal her in the same way they did at the factory--invisibly.

Doll Repair Secrets Revealed

I also learned that there's no magic in doll repair, of course; it does take a little work. But it doesn't have to be hard work with Talky Tina at your side. I'm offering you everything I learned in a do-it-yourself kit with instructions written for you--the person with no previous doll repair experience.

The Only Do-It-Yourself Kit
With Lots of Parts
and Complete Instructions

I'm not trying to trick you into buying a figure-it-out-yourself packet of parts. I'm not trying to stick you with an hour of grainy, wobbly video. I'm offering you:

  • A thirty-two-page, professionally written how-to manual, with
  • Thirteen clear photos and crisp line illustrations and:
  • Four governor belts--enough for four dolls!
  • Two aluminum ferrules--and extras are just a dollar!
  • Six feet of white pullstring--enough for three dolls!

Learn Secret
Factory Assembly Techniques

Now you can invisibly reseal any Barbie doll in the same way the factory did, so no one will ever need to know you've opened her up--until you proudly tell them! The instructions lead you, step by step, through the repair process. They tell you how to avoid mistakes. They tell you how to fix any mistakes you do make. Just a few of the topics covered are:

  • How to remove the heads and limbs without damage
  • How to open the torso and reseal it the same way they did at the factory--invisibly, without glue!
  • How to open the talk mechanism without ruining it
  • How to get her talking again
  • How to put the talk mechanism back together again
  • Where to get more parts

All New Information

I'm not offering you a rehashing of old techniques. I'm not trying to sell you a fistful of obsolete photocopies. All these techniques are new. This is all information you won't find anywhere else. Like:

  • The best tools for talker repair
  • Which supplies to use--and which to avoid
  • How to repair damaged torsos on any doll made of the same plastic as Talking Barbie
  • How to repair scratched records
  • Why you should never use Vaseline or ordinary grease to lubricate talkers
  • How to duplicate the original factory knots when replacing the pullstring

Instructions for 16 Different Dolls

Mattel used the same talking mechanism, sometimes with a few alterations, in many different dolls. Here's a list of Mattel dolls this kit covers:

  • Talking Barbie
  • Talking Christie
  • Talking Stacy
  • Talking PJ
  • Talking Julia
  • Talking Steffie
  • Truly Scrumptious
  • Talking Ken
  • Talking Brad
  • Talking Buffy
  • Sister Small Talk (with mechanism in torso)
  • Baby Small Talk (with mechanism in torso)
  • Cinderella Small Talk (with mechanism in torso)
  • Goldilocks Small Talk (with mechanism in torso)
  • Little Bo Peep Small Talk (with mechanism in torso)
  • Snow White Small Talk (with mechanism in torso)

How Can I Offer This Kit for So Little?

Sending your Talking Barbie to a doll hospital can cost you $50-$100--if you're lucky enough to know one you trust that even knows how. And that doesn't include shipping and insurance charges. With this kit, you can fix four dolls--that's a $200-$400 value! And since extra parts cost only $2-$4 per doll (depending on what's wrong), the value of the knowledge contained in the instructions is really unlimited!

I can offer this kit for only $19.95 because I publish and distribute it myself. I don't have to share the price of the book with publishers or bookstores, just the pirates at eBay. I make the parts, lick the stamps, I sweep up, I answer the e-mails. I'll answer your e-mails too. If there's a question that isn't covered in the book or this description, all you have to do is ask.

Ben Truwe
Talky Tina Press

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