Sunday, August 22, 2010

The REAL Polly Pocket


For those of you in your late 20s, you may remember what I like to call the REAL Polly Pocket toys. None of these larger dolls with their rubber clothing. What is that crap? My little sister had that crap. But I had the real deal. The compact-like clamshells that housed the teeny Polly Pocket and friends at barely an inch tall. Like the tiniest dollhouse you could literally fit in your pocket. Hello...Polly Pocket.
Why did they change the design anyways? What marketing genius thought a larger doll with interchangeable clothing and less portability was a good idea? Ok, it might be cool to kids who have never seen the original Polly Pocket.
In June, when I went to visit my parents, I had the joy (no really, no sarcasm! I haven't seen this stuff in years!) of going through all of my boxes upon boxes that I packed up when I went away to college years ago. And lo and behold, I found my Polly Pockets! I felt like a little kid again!




There's even a ring that comes out of the organ that you can wear! It barely fits over my pinkie. Too bad. See the bridesmaid behind the couple? And the cake with the table setting, and the DJ turntable section?!? I love this wedding-themed Polly Pocket. So many great details!!





I was really amazed that out of all this time passed, there was only one thing missing from all of my compacts. The dolphin from this mini Polly Pocket. See the dolphin shape in the "water"? Too bad. That was the cutest part. Aside from the fact that the whole boat comes out and is a ring that you can wear! Score!!

Perhaps Polly Pockets are where my love of super cute miniature things came from. I can't seem to recall a time when I didn't love love love teeny tiny things.

10 comments:

Alicia said...

I had one of these styles of Polly too! I can't think of what theme mine had though. school maybe??? It's around my house somewhere I think.

I think they made them larger because kids are stupid and swallowed the pieces or something. All the toys from our past got bigger, I'm surprised legos are the same size!

The new dolls are kinda fun though, and they dos till fit in your pocket, but they aren't as charming as the old ones.

Thanks for the reminiscence of my old Polly Pocket.

fee said...

awwww memories!
They were so simple but I remember playing with my sets for hours on end!

Greener Pastures--A City Girl Goes Country said...

You have all those Pollys?

Your My Little Pet Shop toys are the cutest.

Jamie Ferraioli said...

aw those were my absolute favorite! where did they go? did Kelly ruin them? ugh..little sisters...

Greener Pastures--A City Girl Goes Country said...

No, we still have them. I put all both of your My Littlest Pet Shop together. We have tons of My Little Pet Shop stuff.

twocheeseplease said...

oh wow! I used to have one of these when I was a kid (that exact same wedding one!) I hadn't thought of these in ages. Thanks so much for the trip down memory lane :)

Holly xx

SaraLynn said...

The original Polly Pockets that actually had a playset you could fit in your pocket were the BEST! I wish I still had some of my old ones... oh, what kids today are missing out on...

Anonymous said...

I had the tree house, which was amaaaazing! I also had a polly pocket the size of small purse that had different levels and drawers I could pull out that were differen't parts of a mansion. GREAT post :) :) :) I want to go home and find mine now too! Good memories!

Jamie Ferraioli said...

Ah! The tree house...I remember that!

Mercedes said...

Now this is the polly pocket i used to play with:D Not new stupid character.