The year was 1957. Sputnik was
launching into space, Leave It To Beaver was a TV favorite and Elvis was rockin'
the air waves. All this, while a young man in Detroit, Barry Gordy, took his
last $700 to form Motown.
R. Dakin & Company began importing
electric trains. The early trains were packed with six small (quirky) velveteen
stuffed critters whose intended use was to cradle the trains on the long
journey. Unexpectedly, these sawdust-filled funsters created more excitement
than the trains they were intended to protect. R. Dakin's packing material,
Dream Pets - the Original Stuffed Toy - were about to become a cultural icon
adored by everyone around the world.
As popularity and demand for Dream
Pets grew over time, so did the Dream Pet community. By the mid-seventies,
there were over 2000 different Dream Pets born, to fulfill the fantasies and
capture the imagination of millions.
Dream Pets were a phenomenon for over
a quarter of a century. Today R. Dakin & Co. is very proud to welcome Dream
Pets back into the world and into your hearts.