The Ernie, Bert and Roosevelt Franklin puppets had vinyl heads, with stuffed arms. The Roosevelt Franklin puppet came with a plastic "wand", which could be attached to the puppet's wrists to move its arms.
The Cookie Monster and Oscar the Grouch puppets were made of plush fabric, and they had a ring that could be pulled to move the puppets' arms. The Big Bird puppet was a full-body plush doll.
Questor acquired the license in 1973, and produced a new line of Sesame Street puppets under the Child Guidance label. Questor's 1973 line was very similar to Topper's, and used similar "How to play with this puppet" instructional material on the boxes.
Ernie puppet, 1971
Bert puppet, 1971
Cookie Monster puppet, 1971
Oscar the Grouch puppet, 1971
Ernie has vinyl head and hands. His arms are stuffed with foam.
The back of the box was designed with a punch-out panel, so it could be used as a pretend TV set.
Box artwork showing the Muppets playing with puppets of themselves.