History and InfoEdit
Artie Antlers was introduced in 1980 and was voiced by Jim Cunningham. The character used the same animatronic as Dolli Dimples (minus the chest movement), and replaced Dolli Dimples at some locations. The character's original antlers were made of wood. However, these were replaced with styrofoam due to the original antlers being too fragile. He also originally had a black nose, which was later removed.
During the very early 1980s, Artie was used widely on PTT merchandise, appearing in print on items such as calendars and annual reports. He was also featured on items such as the “Chuck E. Cheese Cube” and other redemption items. After being discontinued in favor of B.B. Bubbles, aspects of Artie were used in ideas for new retrofits. These included a Davy Crockett style retrofit for Artie and a lumberjack character retrofit for The King. However neither of these concepts were materialized past the concept art stage.