History and Info
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 brown nose, which was later removed and replaced with nostrils. Some of the proven locations Artie has been placed in are Kooser, Concord, Florin Mall, Citrus Heights, and Huntington Beach all supported by the Pizza Times, Volume 2, Number 1.
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. Artie was removed in November of 1982 and was replaced by B.B Bubbles. Aspects of Artie were later 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. In 2017, Artie made a cameo appearance in the music video of Every Boy Every Girl.