(BMT / Playmates)
The Ooglies were Cosmodog's first big toy project. The toy was designed
by Ro Annis of BMT who was inspired by the works of Margaret Keane (note the
really big eyes). Pretty much everyone at BMT contributed to the wacky
things the Ooglies say.
One of Cosmodog's contributions was figuring out how to get them to play
sound effects at different pitches so you can make them play tunes when
you pull on their tails. So, the next time you hear an Ooglie fart
"Mary Had A Little Lamb" you can thank Cosmodog.
The Ooglies were supposed to be followed by a series of Monster Ooglies,
which were unbelievably cool. The Frankenstein Ooglie had a screw in
his head that changed the pitch of his voice when you turned it.
Unfortunately, Ooglies didn't do quite as well as expected and Playmates
never released the monsters.