When I found out about this set, I couldn’t wait to get my hands on it. It’s surprisingly small — I thought it’d be around the size of those water tank games for kids, but it’s about the size of a coffee mug — and has a delightful little color palette. It depicts a beachside diving shop with upstairs bedroom and bathroom, a patio table with umbrella, a beach chair parked under a sweet palm tree, and the main attraction: an undersea kingdom that allows Polly and friends to swim when filled with water. The squeeze bulb on the side of the tank brings the little grotto to life.
Mine is not complete, however: it’s missing is the dolphin of its namesake. But whatever, I still managed to have more fun than a grown-ass man should legally have when playing with Polly Pocket.
I’m a woman but as a kid I never really liked cute things or dolls. Had a brief Barbie thing and also liked polly pocket for a short period of time as we cousins all got them for christmas one year.
But as an adult I absolutely love these tiny little sets! Especially the older compacts. The details and planning of the sets were wasted on the kid me lol
The only thing that disappoints me is how ugly the disney figures are xD
And that they didn’t make a Pinocchio set.
Thanks for these post, so much fun to read! :)
i guess pinocchio wasn’t as popular with more modern kids?
but yeah, the early 90s bluebird polly stuff was pretty dope. shame mattel bought them out and turned her into a pocket barbie.