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The Barbie Telephone . The phone is one piece that just lays on a base with Barbie's picture in the background. The base has flowers designs and says "Barbie" on it. The receiver has a gold design on the back. Made in Hong Kong for Fun Communications and licensed by Mattel in 1983. Features include touch-tone dialing, mute key, and last-number redial. 8 inches high, wide, and deep.
Barbie, Solo in the Spotlight Designed by M.H. Segan L.P. for Telemania and distributed by Kash 'N' Gold, Ltd. in 1995. This phone is model: Barbie Telephone. It comes with a cold cast PORCELAIN replica of the original Barbie doll with a Solo in the Spotlight costume. When the phone rings, Barbie sings original 1959 'Busy Buzz' soundtrack and the stage lights flash in sequence! This is a two-piece modular phone with last number redial, mute key, tone/pulse switchable, ringer on/off switch, singing/ringer switch, hearing aid compatible; FCC & ETL approved. Each is individually numbered and has a certificate of authenticity. 3 "C" Batteries (not included) required. Manufactured in China for Segan Products. 12-1/2 inches high x 9-1/4 inches wide x 8-1/4 inches deep.
Barbie, Twisting
Barbie
1950's TWISTING BARBIE MUSICAL ANIMATED PHONE, Telemania model 025264. Available 2001. Barbie Twists While the Record Spins. "Let`s Twist Again" by Chubby Checker Plays with Incoming Call. Authentic 7-1/2" Sculpture of Barbie with Poodle Skirt. Demonstration Button, Volume Control, Last number Redial, Hearing aid compatible, ETL listed and FCC approved. Officially licensed by Mattel Consumer Products and Dominion Entertainment, Inc. Requires 4 "C" Batteries (NOT Included) Retail value $79.
Bart Simpson
Bart Simpson
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Made in Taiwan for Columbia TEL-COM Columbia Telecomunications Group Incorporated under license from Twentieth Century Fox. Dated l990 by Columbia Telecommunications. Bart's bugout eyes flash red when it rings. He is sitting holding a slingshot. His back opens up for the push button dialing pad and the phone hangs up when you set him down. Has pulse/tone switch, mute key, and redial key. This phone is 8" tall x 3-3/4 inches wide x 4 inches deep and depicts Bart sitting down.
Batman . Copyright - Hot-Line Phone.
Batman Tennis Shoe Telephone
Batman Shoe
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It is a converted hi-top Converse canvas sneaker and came in a regular shoe box. It is basically black with the yellow and black Batman symbol all over it. The dial is at the bottom of the sneaker. The label on the center flap says: Bat Man D.C. Comics and is dated 1989. The label inside on heel says: "The Shoe Phone by Impulse Products, Boston Mass. Pat Pending." This company specializes in turning sneakers into designer telephones.
Batmobile (1st style)
Batmobile
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1990 Batman Batmobile Telephone. Made in China by Columbia Telecommunications. Licensed TM & DC Comics. Flashing headlights indicate an incoming call. It came in a grayish box with yellow lettering and was released with the Batman movie that came out at that time. Mute key, tone/pulse switch, last number redial, ringer on/off switch. End a call by placing the phone on any flat surface. Original price was $29.99.
Batmobile (2nd style)
Batmobile
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Copyright 1995 DC Comics. Made in China for Micro Games of America and licensed by DC Comics. Model: BAT-8040. Produced coincident with the Batman Forever movie. Dial pad and hang up are on bottom of phone. It came in a clear fronted black box. Features tone/pulse switch, redial key, flash key, lighted dial pad, engine compartment flashes blue when phone rings. 11-3/4 inches long x 3-3/4 inches high x 3-1/2 inches wide.
Beavis and Butt-Head
Beavis
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MTV's Bevis & Butthead Telephone. Two-piece fully modular telephone. Last number redial, pulse/tone switchable, FCC and ETL approved, hearing aid compatable. Measures about 12-inch diameter. Can hang on the wall or stand on a desk. Made in China. Copyright 1997 MTV Networks.
Beetle Bailey
Beetle Bailey
One-piece phone made in Hong Kong in 1982 for Com-Vu Corporation. This is part of a series of 7 different character phones. Talk into the base and listen in the receiver (mop bucket) that Beetle Bailey holds in his left hand. The mop is in his right hand. The push button dial is underneath the base and hangs up when sitting on the base. The phone is 9-3/4 inches tall. Features touch-tone dialing.
Bert and Ernie
Bert and Ernie
One-piece phone with Sesame Street's bert and Ernie characters on it.
Betty Boop . Made by Com-Vu Corporation and part of a series of 7 different characters. Made in Hong Kong in 1982. The push button dial is underneath the base and hangs up when sitting on the base.
Betty Boop, 2nd style
Betty Boop Soft Phone
Soft phone manufactured in China in 1992 by Recyco Incorporated. Designed by Nicolai Canetti. Features include ringer on/off switch, last number redial, In-use LED, on/off power switch, and tone/pulse switch. 8-1/2 inches tall x 3 inches wide x 1-3/4 inches deep.
Betty Boop, 3rd style
Betty Boop
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Manufactured by Polyconcepts, Model 'BETTY BOOP', original suggested retail price $33.60. Recreates the 1940's cartoon character Betty Boop with her little dog on a cartoon-styled telephone. When the phone rings, the lamppost lights up. Other features include push button dialing, last number redial, flash function, tone/pulse dialing, and it is wall mountable.
Betty Boop, 4th style
Betty Boop
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Two ringer choices: 1) Hear Betty's voice, Boop-oop-a-doo, I'm Betty Boop and I wanna be loved by you". 2) The same as 1, but with a ring. It has a memory function for storing up to 10 numbers and a demo button. Takes 2 AA size batteries (not included).
Big Bird
Big Bird
Copyright Muppets Inc., made in China. FCC Reg # BLH9AN-72232-TE-R, Model No. 1725. Big Bird is 6-3/4 inches tall x 4-1/4 inches wide x 4-1/2 inches deep, and is sitting with his legs straight forward. This one-piece phone hangs up when you set him down and includes a white hang-up bracket that you can mount onto a wall. He has a yellow body with orange legs, pink stripes around his legs, white eyes, and blue eyelids. Pushbuttons are on his back and include mute and redial. The mouthpiece is below the pushbuttons and earpiece is in the back of his head. It has a white coiled cord. The box says 1985 Muppets Inc. This is part of a series including a Cookie Monster telephone! Features last-number redial, mute key, and touch-tone dialing.
Bozo the Clown
Bozo
Copyright 1988 TeleMania. Distributed by Kash'N Gold, Ltd. Made in Thailand. Model: Bozo Phone. It is 11-1/2 inches tall and the round base is 6 inches across. The back has a dial pad (red buttons) on a King of Hearts card. Comes with a 1 year limited warranty and an available 1 or 2 year extended warranty. Ringer can be set to either ring or laugh. Bozo's nose lights up when the phone rings. Tone/pulse & last-number redial switches. Requires 4 AA batteries. Bozo lifts off the base to answer the phone.
Brut Champagne Bottle . 1980s Champagne bottle-shaped plastic telephone made in Taiwan for the Maxim Hotel Casino. Features touch-tone dialing, last-number redial, mute key. Keypad is on the bottom of the bottle.
Bubblicious
Bubblicious
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This phone was made to look like a large pack of Bubblicious bubble gum, about 9 inches tall.
Budweiser Beer Cup
Bud Beer Cup
This plastic "Bud Light" telephone shaped like a 7" tall beer cup. It is an official Anheuser-Busch Inc. licensed product made in China for Arrow Trading Company. It is dated 1987 and is model AR-5043. Features include tone dialing, last-number redial, mute key.
Budweiser Bottle Phone The BUDBOTTLE phone is a one piece phone with tone/pulse switchable dialing, redial, push button keyboard, and an extra long cord. Stand the bottle up right on any flat surface to hang up. Made in China in 1995 by Ronsonic (RTC) originally for $20.30. Licensed by Anheuser-Busch.
The phone is exactly the size of a real bottle of Budweiser! Model RON-5230.
Budweiser Bottle Phone (New top label)
Budweiser Bottle Phone
Budweiser Bottle Phone manufactured by Ronsonic (RTC). Features include Tone/Pulse switch, Last number redial, Extra long cord, Fully Modular. Licensed. RTC item number: RON-5230.
2000 Retail Price: $32.95
Budweiser Can Phone . 1980s one piece phone that looks like a Budweiser beer can. Made by TECTEL in Taiwan and licensed by Anheuser-Busch. Model 1071. Features include pulse/tone switch, modular plug, last number redial, mute key. Stand the can on any flat surface to hangup, lift to get dial tone. Dial is on the bottom and you listen and talk on the side of the phone.
Budweiser Can Phone
This is a one piece phone with pulse dialing, modular plug, last number redial, mute key. Stand the can on any flat surface to hangup, lift to get dial tone. Dial is on the bottom and you listen and talk on the side of the phone. The can is about 8 inches tall. Has an extra long cord. Manufactured by Ronsonic (RTC) with an original suggested retail price of $18.90.

The original box looks like a larger version of a Bud can but is made from a cardboard tube with the Budweiser Logo.

Budweiser Can Phone - New Version
Budweiser Can Phone
Budweiser Can Phone manufactured by Ronsonic (RTC). This new version has a vertical logo and tone/pulse switch. Features also include Last number redial, Extra long cord, and it is fully modular. Licensed. RTC item number: RON-5050.
2000 Retail Price: $29.99
Budweiser Can Phone - LARGE Mfg by Paul Nelson Industries, 14 Inverness Dr. E.,Englewood,CO in early 1980's. It is 12-1/2 inches high x 6-1/2 inches in diameter. It has a standard white phone receiver that hangs on a chrome cradle on the side of the can. It looks like a standard wall phone mechansim inside the can. The pushbuttons (gray) are on top of the can.
Bud Light Can Phone . 1980s one piece phone that looks like a Bud Light beer can. Made in China for Arrow Trading Company, and licensed by Anheuser-Busch. Model 5060. Features include tone dialing, modular plug. Stand the can on any flat surface to hangup, lift to get dial tone. Dial is on the bottom and you listen and talk on the side of the phone.
Bugs Bunny Picture Coming Soon! One-piece phone made in Hong Kong in 1982 for Com-Vu Corporation. This is part of a series of 7 different character phones. The push button dial is underneath the base and hangs up when sitting on the base. The phone is 12 inches tall. Features touch-tone dialing. The Box has T.M. and Copyright Warner Bros Inc 1982. Hand Painted. FCC approved.
Bugs Bunny
Bugs Bunny
Toshiba Looney Toons Tronics(TM). Made in China in 1996 for Toshiba America Consumer Products Inc. Model: LT800BUG. Has tone/pulse dialing, last number redial key, in-use LED, flash button, and ringer on/off switch. 5-1/2" high x 9-1/2" wide x 14-1/4" deep. Lift Bugs off the base to answer the phone. Talk into his foot and listen to his mouth.
Bugs Bunny Head
Bugs Bunny
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Made by ACL Telecommunications. About 5 inches wide x 6 inches tall.
Bugs Bunny
Bugs Bunny
Bugs Bunny Looney Tunes Caller ID Phone made by ACL Telecommunications, model ACL-LT19. Features Caller ID, 160 number dial-in memory, 100 number dial-out memory, 10 number standard memory, LCD display with 14 levels of brightness, LCD display shows time, date and day, tone only, last number redial, check memory by specific date, large 3-line LCD display, auto/manual timer, auto/manual reset.
Available 2000
Bugs Bunny and Daffy Duck
Bugs Bunny and Daffy Duck
Bugs Bunny and Daffy Duck Telephone made by ACL Telecommunications, model ACL-LT10. Features tone/pulse switchable, ringer on/off, last number redial, electronic ringer, lighted keypad, in-use indicator, fully modular, savings box (bank).
Available 2000
Bugs Bunny & Tweety Bird
Bugs Bunny & Tweety Bird
Bugs Bunny & Tweety Cordless Phone made by ACL Telecommunications, model ACL-LT1. Features 10-channel autoscan, 10 number memory, 65,536 combination digital security, tone/pulse switchable, base to handset page, ringer on/off, last number redial, in use/battery low/charge indicators, manual channel scan, handset volume control, auto answer/auto standby, advanced power saving, compander noise reduction.
Available 2000
Bugs Bunny, Tweety, and Sylvester
Bugs Bunny & Tweety Bird
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Bugs Bunny, Sylvester & Tweety Bird telephone and bank all in one. About 9 inches wide. The handset is the actual telephone and the base is also a bank. Made by ACL Telecommunications, model ACL-106.
Burger King Cup . Made in 1987 in China by Arrow Trading Company and licensed by Burger King. Features tone dialing, mute key, last-number redial. Keypad is on the bottom of the cup. Model AR-7500
Burger King Cheeseburger
Hamburger
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Closed, it looks like a cheeseburger on a sesame seed bun. When you open the `bun' you see the keypad. There is a Burger King licensing sticker on the top. Made in 1987 in China by Arrow Trading Company and licensed by Burger King. Features tone dialing.
Busch Beer Can Picture Coming Soon! 1990s beer can shaped telephone made by ARO Incorporated in Taiwan. Licensed by Anheuser-Busch. Features tone/pulse switch, last-number redial, mute key. Model 1071. It came packaged in a box that looked like a larger version of the same can.
Busch Beer Cup 7" tall plastic BUSCH Cup Phone is shaped like a beer cup. This phone is an official Anheuser-Busch Inc. licensed product. It is dated 1987 but does not show the manufacturer's name. A few years ago, Ronsonic (RTC) bought the remaining stock of these from the original licensee, and as of October 2000 had sold them all. This phone features pulse dialing, last-number redial, reset button on handset, mute button, and it is fully modular. RTC item number: 5042. Same as the Coca-Cola Cup telephone but with a Busch Beer label and beer foam under the lid.
2000 Retail Price: $12.99
Buzz Lightyear Made in China in 1996 for Brooktel. Licensed by Lenbrook industries Ltd. Features a large Buzz Lightyear figure with glow in the dark accents and a retractable visor. Buzz is strapped to "The Big One" rocket and the rocket flame lights up when the phone rings! The phone has tone/pulse dialing switch, last-number redial key, flash feature, and is hearing aid compatible. 15 inches high x 12 inches wide x 9 inches deep.
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