The Popples were brightly colored stuffed animals, like Kangaroos, that came with pouches in which they could be stuffed into the shape of a ball. They also long tails with pom-poms on the end. The character series was created by a subsidiary of American Greetings, and the plush animals were first released by Mattel in 1986. Characters included PC Popple, Party Popple, Puzzle Popple, Pototao Chip Popple, Puffball Popple, and others. Later series of Popples included Rock Star Popples, Baby Popples, Pufflings, Sports Popples, Pocket Popples, and others. Many of you may even remember the short-lived Popples cartoon series that aired from 1986 to 1987. In the late 2000’s, a company called Playmates Toys tried to revive the Popples line be releasing four new characters.