A featured pick in my 2015 Holiday Wish Guide, POPPLES will be available at Walmart.com in Mid-November, with toys hitting the physical stores by December. The initial wave features Talk & Pop Plush ($19.99) with two characters available - Lulu and Bubbles. Each features 13 sounds and phrases from the show, with the action activated by a squeeze of the tummy. There's also a Pop Open Plush Assortment ($9.99 each) that features Bubbles, Sunny, Yikes, Izzy and Lulu as 8" pop-open characters (no batteries required).
As part of the launch, Saban Brands sent us the Talk & Pop Plush Lulu, and as expected, this science-loving Popple is already well-loved. In updating the series, the folks behind the POPPLES have given each of their core residents of Poppolopolis a unique personality and skill-set, with Lulu being the one with serious smarts. Colorful, snuggly and cute.
Dig POPPLES? Word on the street is that 2016 will see an even bigger toy roll out, with small dolls, collectible figures and playsets on the way. Stay tuned!