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Ernie and Bert show the most change across the years. The glued-on hair of the Topper duo is so much more attractive and accurate than the later rooted hair that is sometimes ridiculously too long and curly. The face on Topper Ernie is especially nice. I think it's the best likeness of the character ever done in a toy.

TOPPER

The Topper Ernie (1971-72) Glued-on straight hair. Softer rubber. More detailed texture. Most examples have painted cuffs. No Hong Kong markings on base.
Ernie Topper ProfileErnie TopperErnie Topper FaceErnie TopperTopper ErnieTopper Ernie Back

QUESTOR/GABRIEL

Questor (1973-77) Gabriel (1978-79) Rooted curley hair. Harder rubber. Less detailed texture. No paint on cuffs. Hong Kong markings on base.
Ernie QuestorQuestor Back

GABRIEL 1980

Rooted hair. Harder, semi-translucent plastic. Bright paint. Hong Kong markings on base.
Gabriel 1980 Ernie

VICMA

A poorly made copy of the original .
Vicma Ernie

LILI LEDY

Pictured in catalogs, no examples yet.

 Ernie by Topper