The Henry Winkler celebrity doll depicts him as Arthur Herbert Fonzarelli (Fonzie) from the sitcom Happy Days. Happy Days was on the air from 1974 to 1984. The doll was made by Exclusive Premiere in 1997 for exclusive sale at Target stores. The Richie and Potsie characters were also made.
From the box:
This long running comedy led the wave of fifties nostalgia in the 1970’s. It took a look back at that mythical decade through the eyes of Richie Cunningham, his loving family, his high school buddies, Ralph and Potsie, and last but not least –The Fabulous Fonz.
The show ran from 1974 to 1984, and was one of the top-rated sitcoms ever. We followed Richie and his pals through their high school and college years, with Fonzie always providing a counterpoint to the others. He played the “cool” guy who lived alone, worked jobs, got the girls, and taught his more sheltered companions all they needed to know about girls, pinball, motorcycle repair and other mysteries of life.
In one particularly memorable episode, Fonzie set a new world’s record by leaping his motorcycle over 14 garbage cans behind Arnold’s drive in, on live TV. In 1980 Fonzie’s leather jacket was enshrined in the Smithsonian Institution.
During the show’s 10 year run, Richie and the gang went through high school and college, and then on to start careers and families of their own. In the last episode, Fonzie had purchased a home of his own, and has adopted an orphaned child as his son. Richie returns home for a joyful reunion. At the conclusion of the episode, Howard and Marion Cunningham stepped to the front of the set and tearfully thanked the audience for being a part of their family for so many happy years.
The doll is not quite 1/6 scale measuring in the 9 inch range. The outfit is Fonzie’s signature look with a faux zippered black leather jacket, white t-shirt, blue jeans, and black shiny shoes. The doll comes with a checkered Happy Days stand that attaches to a hole in the foot, an orange plastic tool box, and a yellow plastic radio. The rounded box has a fake numbered series silver label on the box saying ‘04687 out of 14753’, which was on every box they sold.