Digital Disability Toy Collection

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Stephen Hawking

Stephen Hawking toy figure from The Simpsons  animation TV series (Fox) episode "They Saved Lisa's Brain." 1999.
Impairment; Paralysis -Wheelchair

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Commander Shore

Commander Shore charcter from Stingray 1964 TV series. (More on Commander Shore here)
Commander Shore lost the use of his legs and gets about in a hover vehicle.
Impairment: Paralysis

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Bad Bob


Bad Bob cuddly toy. Bad Bob is a character from Rex The Runt  Aardman claymation TV series 1998 about a flat purple dog Rex 
and his friends.
Impairment: Sight impairment - Eye Patch

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Swashbuckle Pirate

Play figure Swashbuckle  Pirate with flowing hair and cape.
Impairment: Sight Impairment - Eye patch
Disfigurement -  facial scar

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Sea Captain


Carved wood  figure of sea captain with peg leg.
Impairment: Amputee- prosthesis

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Edward Scissorhands


Edward Scissorhands play figure from the film Edward Scissorhands 1990
Impairment: Amputee - Prothesis

 

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Quasimodo 


Quasimodo soft cuddly toy from Disney animation 1996
Impairment: Hunchback

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Small play figure character with lamp and keys from a Kinder Egg.
Impairment: Hunchback

 

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Share a Smile Becky (Friend of Barbie) by Mattel  circa 1997

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Share a Smile Becky was one of 3 dolls with wheelchairs issued by Mattel:
School photographer
and Paralympics.
Impairment: Paralysis - Wheelchair

 

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Peri & Sil from Doctor Who TV series (BBC) action figures.​​​​​​

Peri (Nicola Bryant) is the assistant to Doctor Who,  Sil ( Nabil Shaban) is an alien. Sil first appeared in the Doctor Who episode Vengance of Varos 1985.

Impairment: Deformity

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Lakeshore 1994 educational toy figure with crutches

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Lakeshore 1994 educational toy figure with calipers

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Lakeshore 1994 educational toy figure with white cane

Lakeshore 1994 educational toy figures 

Figure with crutches, Figure with Calipers & Figure with white cane

Impairment: Paralysis - Crutches

Paralysis - Calipers

Sight impairment - White cane