The New 80s: Popples

Hanging with a 1980s Pretty Cool Popple

Popples were first brought to the world in 1986 by Those Characters from Cleveland, a subsidiary of American Greetings cards (who also did a ton of 80s toy lines such as Strawberry Shortcake and the Care Bears). They had a toy line, cartoon and merchandise such as cards and stationary as well as miniature figures and there were several versions of popple put out up until 1988. Then in 2007 Playmates toys brought out 4 plush popples and a few keychains but the fad didn’t return until Netflix produced a comeback cartoon in 2015 which spawned yet another round of toys from Spin Master and Saban Brands. The current Popples are