See 'n Say

See 'n Say is an educational toy produced by Mattel in 1965 after the success of its (talking) Chatty Cathy doll.

It was the first Mattel talking toy that allowed kids to choose the exact phrase they wanted to hear by adjusting a pointer on the toy's face to a certain item and pulling the "chatty ring."

The Farmer Says See 'n Say made animal sounds when a pointer shaped like a miniature farmer was aimed at pictures of animals on its dial. For example, when pointed at an image of a duck, the phrase "This is a duck... quack, quack, quack" was heard. Likewise, the Bee Says See 'n Say recited different letters of the alphabet ("G...Girl") when its bee-shaped pointer was aimed at them.

Unlike other toys, the original See 'n Says required no batteries. Instead, sound was produced by a simple low-fidelity phonograph record driven by a metal coil wound by pulling the toy's string. This was the same mechanism used in Chatty Cathy dolls.

Updated: 21 July 2020

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See N Say value and price guide

What's your See N Say worth in 2021? Here are some recently sold items.

Item Title Date Price
1989 mattel farmer says see n say talking farm working 1989 Mattel Farmer Says See N Say Talking Farm Working 09/2021 $25.00
fisher price development learning toys bundle of 4 Fisher Price Development Learning Toys Bundle Of 4 09/2021 $36.08
2003 mattel see n say musical instruments types of 2003 Mattel See N Say Musical Instruments Types Of 09/2021 $19.99
1989 mattel see n say toy farmer says animal sounds 1989 Mattel See N Say Toy Farmer Says Animal Sounds 09/2021 $14.95
mattel 1989 big bird s sounds we hear see n say toy red Mattel 1989 Big Bird S Sounds We Hear See N Say Toy Red 09/2021 $25.00
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Comments (3)
Steph - September 11, 2021
Are good still searching for see n says? I have 6 but an not sure how to tell the years. All are still operational and we are looking to sell them.
Anonymous - September 6, 2019
I have a mini blue farmer seensay. I can let it go for $50.00
OK, thanks. If another visitor is interested, I'll let you know.
Mac - January 7, 2018
I'm looking for see n say "farmer says" and "Alphabet from 1969-1971. If you have one you want to sell, contact me at [email not visible]
If someone has one for sale, leave a message here and the webmaster will forward it.