Animation director Chuck Jones and writer Michael Maltese sifted through many alternatives before arriving at the Road Runner character, who would be chased by coyote. Wile E Coyote tries every means he has to trap the Road Runner but despite his determined tinkerings, Road Runner always manages to outmaneuver him. Whenever the chase gets close, Road Runner delivers a well-timed “Beep! Beep!” unfurls his little tongue, steps up the power and shoots away. Made from two shades of blue mohair, with embroidered eyes and felt legs and feet, the Steiff Road Runner is free-standing. Non-jointed.