Educational Toys, Inc., a subsidiary of Topper Corp., produced the first line of Sesame Street finger puppets in 1971.

Topper lost the Sesame Street license in 1972, and the finger puppets were distributed in the last six months of 1972 by Gabriel Toys.[1]

In 1973, the Sesame Street license moved to Questor, who began marketing another set of finger puppets based on Topper's original models. Three finger puppets by Questor, distributed in Canada by Irwin Toy, are in the collection of the Canadian Museum of History.

See also


  1. Children's Television Workshop Newsletter number 28. March 30, 1973. Accessed at the Children's Television Workshop archives at the University of Maryland.