Wednesday, January 24, 2007

Popples


here's the best pic i came across, guess it was also a cartoon back in the 80's, the one i had was white and blue (i think), and one year for Christmas this was all i wanted
update: just found this over at Wikipeda
Popples were characters in a Saturday morning cartoon by the same name that aired in the United States from 1986 to 1987. They first appeared in a one-time Shelly Duvall special called "It's Popple Time", in which they were puppets and marionettes. The special went over very well, so it was decided to make a cartoon series with the same characters. Popples were created by Those Characters From Cleveland (TCFC), a subsidiary company of American Greetings, and the plush toys were manufactured by Mattel. The cartoon was produced by DiC Entertainment and LBS Communications in association with The Maltese Companies.
Popples resemble brightly colored teddy bears with long tails tipped with pompoms. They have pouches on their backs that can be everted, so they are in the pouches. The name "Popple" is a reference to the popping sound they make when unfolding themselves from such a ball. In the cartoon Popples commonly pull large items from their pouches that couldn't possibly fit inside, which presumably come from hammerspace.
The Popples live with a brother and sister, Billy and Bonnie. Billy and Bonnie think they are the only kids who have Popples until a neighbor family moves in and they have their own Popples, the Rock stars, Pufflings and babies. The Popples tend to come around and mess up whatever the kids are trying to do, such as if they are trying to brush their teeth the Popples end up spilling water, toothpaste and soap all over the bathroom. If the kids are trying to clean their rooms, the Popples come along, mess up the room even worse and then help them get everything back to normal just in the nick of time. The plot revolved around the children's efforts to hide the existence of the Popples from the adults around them.

11 comments:

Nelly said...

Hi! Gosh, I don't remember those things? We aren't that different in age. Weird!!

Nelly said...

BTW...thanks for addin me to your roll!

Bossy♥'s YOU said...

hi flea,
thanks for stopping by, please ocme more often..

and holy crpa, I never heard of those, they must be a Candian thing...like thier veriosn of care bears or something..I dont know..and I am hip on all crap from childhood, and that does not ring a bell, r u sure your not high..heheh

flea said...

nelly - mabye they weren't overly poplar, or could just be a canadian thing? or mabye it's just me???

flea said...

bossy - i wish i was high,but, sadly, no, they must be a canadian thing, i'll have to do more research on this....thanks for droppin over

Mo said...

OMG I loved those things! I had a ton of them and loved each and every one of them!

flea said...

mo - ha!! thanks the lords i was not the only person! sadly, i don't know what became of my one and only popple....sob :(

Ben O. said...

I think I need a popple to blame everything on.

Oh wait, that's Evil Twin Biff.

Ben O.

Beth said...

My daughter had a Popple and she loved it! They really were so cute.

Miss 1999 said...

I can't believe you've got popples on your blog! I LOVED those things! I had the white one and the pink one! They were so cute! I'm so gonna have to go try to find mine now!

Wandering Coyote said...

Well, thanks for digging this up for me. I don't remember them at all though.