Punky Brewster

Punky Brewster Doll

Punky Brewster was an American sitcom that ran from 1984 to 1988.  The show’s main character, Punky (played by Soleil Moon Frye), was a little orphaned girl being raised by her foster father.  The show was popular enough to warrant an animated series, and the It’s Punky Brewster cartoon ran on NBC from 1985 to 1986.  There were a number of Punky Brewster toys released during the show’s run, most of which were manufactured by Galoob.  Not only was there a 18 inch doll of Punky, but also smaller action figures.  There was a smaller plastic Punky figure that came with a bandanna pouch that she would fit into, as a plush version of her dog, Brandon, and other Punky nick knacks, like coloring books, party decorations, and a motorized pocket movie viewer.