Polly Pocket is making a long-awaited comeback this summer – and she's had a make-over

  • 23 Jun - 29 Jun, 2018
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The teeny-tiny toy has had a makeover and Mattel are hinting at a July re-launch.

Barbie may be one of the top dogs when it comes to toys, but those of us over a certain age will remember another Mattel favourite – Polly Pocket.

Your poor parents may also remember all the times they trod on your dinky Polly Pocket pieces with less fondness.

Polly Pocket was launched in 1989, originally under Bluebird toys until 1998, when it was taken over by toy-giant Mattel.

Sadly, despite its early 90s success (over 10 million compacts were sold overall) and a make-over, she was eventually discontinued.

But Polly Pocket may be making a comeback soon.

Mattel has dropped a huge and exciting hint on their Instagram page that a relaunch may not be too far away. In response to their post, eagle-eyed fans were quick to weigh in with their questions.

"Are y'all releasing new ones??" one asked. Rather than being cagey to ramp up the hype, Mattel responded with: "Big dreams come in small packages, be on the lookout this July!"

They've also been given a new look, with the updated dolls now slightly bigger than the ones from the late 80s. Polly Pocket was the brainchild of Chris Wiggs, who designed them in 1983 for his daughter, using a powder compact to house the dolls at the start.