We were super excited by the beautiful animation and felt the story lines actually had potential, as the main character, Lulu, is a very scientifically-inclined character. While I think some stories are better than others, there is definitely a positive focus on science with topics such as robots, machines, inventions, science fairs, weather, engineering, plants, and so much more. And if you are a mother of daughters, you'll probably appreciate the female character having such a STEM-oriented approach to problem solving.
I knew I wanted to get some Popples merchandise for the kids at some point, but it honestly slipped my mind until today. When we were at WalMart, the kids found the newly arrived Popples display and talked me into bringing a few of them home with us.
Happy to oblige, we loaded Izzy and Yikes into the grocery cart, and now we have some new snuggle buddies for Ribby when she watches one of her favorite shows!
The 8 inch plush dolls are smaller than I would have preferred, but they are cheaper. I wasn't really in the market to be spending $30 on the talking models, so these soft plushies will do for us. They do roll into a ball, as did the Popples of our childhood. Me, personally, I'm a sucker for nostalgia and find myself leaning towards liking the older style better. But, I'm equally enamored by bright, pretty, happy colors, and I do admit the 21st century Popples wear their cheerfulness well.
All in all, we are excited with our new Popples! If you'd like to watch the show, it's available on NETFLIX. If you're interested in checking out any of the plush Popples we just got, feel free to click any of the links below!
|Ribby loving her new Izzy and Yikes Popples!|
|Izzy Popple 8 inch plush|
|Bubbles Popple 8 inch plush|
|Yikes Popple 8 inch plush|
|Lulu Popple 8 inch plush|
|Sunny Popple 8 inch plush|