Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Remember Popples?

I'm not sure how or why this thought came into my head.  I woke up in the middle of the night last week with the idea that I should write a blog about Popples.  Weird.  So here it is:

As far as toys go, they were a very simple yet brilliant creation.  Two of the most basic but loved playthings of all time, a teddy bear and a ball, literally rolled into one; the Transformers of stuffed animals.  Genius.  I had the little green one, who apparently was named "Putter." 

The Popples were also featured in a Saturday morning cartoon that aired from 1986-1987.  It's intro feels vaguely familiar to me, I remember it was one of those half hour shows which always contained two mini-episodes.  But as far as mid '80s cartoon bear related programs go, it couldn't hold a candle to The Gummi Bears.


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