So recently, Brother Midnight and I did another trade (the contents of that trade will be in a later post). One of the things that excited me a lot was him sending me Glo Friends and Potato Head Kids. To knw why I was excited, a little back story. In the 80s Hasbro had a cartoon series (30 minute commercials) for a lot f their properties (GIJOE, Transformers, Jem, Inhumanoids, etc) one of these toons was My Little Pony N' Friends. I n it, we returned to Ponyville (as we had gone there before in specials and a movie) but we also were ntroduced to 3 new properties. The show was 30 minutes but consisted of 2 15 minute segments (in some cases like Pony, they were 30 min eps or more but broke up). I remembered Glo Friends and have had a connection with them ever since. I mentioned this in an earlier post! My goal is to have a representation of all 4 segments (Moondreamers is all that is left now), but still need a vintage Pony to have a 80s representation. Up until now, I only had one Glo Friend and one Potato Head kid (Baseball player) but that has changed.
One thing I should point out is that up until getting these, I had no clue they were ever in stores. I had only known of the Potato Head Kids happy meal figures. What also fascinates me is the fact that they are identical in appearance as the Happy Meal figures which I have never heard of happening before. Usually the Happy Meal offerings were/are not as great as the store figures, especially in the 80s!
About the cartoon itself, here are ALL 3 of the openings:
Potato Head Kids
And just to be fair, my friends favorite from this series: The Moondreamers!