Keypers :: Ladybirds

"Far off in a land of magic and fun live the Keypers and the Finders. Keypers keep treasures locked safely inside, while Finders travel about seeking to find! Meet each of the Keypers and their new friends, they have special ways to keep your secret treasures safe."

Keypers were produced by Tonka from 1985 to 1992. They were large, hard plastic bodied adults and small softer plastic bodied babies. The adult Keypers had a key (with their name on) which locked and unlocked a door somewhere about their body, and the baby Keypers had a slit in their backs where you could store things. Along with the plastic toys there were large plush adult Keypers, books, games and other items.

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There were three sets of ladybirds produced; the original orange version, a first series colour variation, and the series two version.

Tango [S1] Taps [S1] Twist Finder [S1]

Tango [S1 V] Taps [S1 V] Twist Finder [S1 V]

Tango [S2] Taps [S2] Twist Finder [S2]

Ladybirds [Series 1]

The original version of Tango, Taps & Twist were orange and yellow.

Tango’s accessories:

  • Orange Hair Bow
  • Orange & Yellow Neck Frill
  • Orange Key & Brush
  • Red Keyring
  • Twist Finder

Taps accessories:

  • White Bonnet (orange trim & orange ribbon strap)
  • Yellow Blanket
  • Yellow Duck
  • Orange Brush

Ladybird Variations [Series 1]

There was also a Euro colour variation of Tango, Taps & Twist in pink and yellow.

Tango’s accessories:

  • Orange Hair Bow
  • Orange & Yellow Neck Frill
  • Pink Key & Brush
  • Yellow Keyring

Taps accessories:

  • White Bonnet (pink trim & pink ribbon strap)
  • Yellow Blanket
  • Yellow Duck
  • Pink Hairclip
  • Pink Brush

Ladybirds [Series 2]

The second series versions of Tango, Taps & Twist were blue and pink. Tango and Taps were given long tri-coloured hair and glittery eyes. Tango’s shell can age to a green colour over time.

Tango’s accessories:

  • Pink Hairbow
  • Pink Neck Frill
  • Blue Brush & Key
  • Pink Keyring

Taps’ accessories:

  • Blue Brush
  • Hairclip with streamers attached

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Keypers :: Ladybirds