Sunday, September 30

And here come the Popples

With everything that has returned from the 80's like the Transformers, Care Bears, Rainbow Brite, My Little Pony, He-Man, and Strawberry Shortcake, few things have remained. Surprisingly, lots have stayed. Only He-Man and Rainbow Brite did not survive, unfortunately. And there are movies of the Thundercats and Smurfs in the works but, just when everyone thought there was nothing else to revive...
Popples, Mattel's answer to the Care Bears in 1986. They convert into pocket balls and in the cartoon, bounced around. Popples were created by Those Characters From Cleveland, a subsidiary company of American Greetings.

I snap this out with my video camera at Toys "R" Us. This time released from Playmates, not Mattel.

This cartoon was on the back of the box, there are 4 regular Popples released and 4 other of the Pufflings. The illustrations look like the new Care Bears from the new CBS series. They just released plush figures that look like the cartoon ones.

The new four sort of look like the original, there is only 1 male one this time and he sort of looks like a dragon.

The Pufflings look exactly like their original predecessors except for colors, probably.

The original Pufflings.

I used to love the Popples, I am glad they are back.