Welcome back to this stroll down memory lane with Polly Pocket! Today, it was brought to my attention that Mattel is rebooting Polly Pocket in her original compact form! No more Barbie lookalike, back to the tiny playsets! Check out all the new sets here!
Anyway, back to the classics!
As much as I love doing "Fun Stuff Friday" I was running out of ideas. I'm not made of money, and it would be difficult to do a review even on a monthly basis of a new doll or toy. Then I had an idea: I could review some of my old toys! Because my mom taught me well, my brother and I treated our toys very well, and so many of them are still around. One of the collections I'm proudest of keeping in good shape overall are my Polly Pocket compacts. Now, some of the parts have gone missing over the years, but that doesn't mean they're rubbish! In this review you'll see the remaining pieces I have and learn a little bit about the vintage world of Polly Pocket.
Polly Pocket (and her "brother" Mighty Max) floated across the pond from Britain in the late 1980s. Made by the now-defunct Bluebird Toys (acquired by Mattel in 1998) Polly Pocket was a tiny doll, only a quarter of an inch high, that were sold with folding doll houses usually called compacts. Each one offered a new and different setting and hours of play value. A whole range of settings were offered, from a traditional British village to fantasy settings, there was even a Disney themed line! Polly's popularity waned, and while attempts to save her helped (making her a Barbie look-alike witn rubber clothes) Polly eventually faded from the public consciousness.
Now, how about some pictures?
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