Today The 2021 PopCult Gift Guide looks at MORE TOYS! These are great gifts for kids, but also wonderful for adults who need to be reminded that you’re never too old to play.
I first told you about The Fresh Dolls in The PopCult Gift Guide three years ago, and now the are available from more retailers and even offer a line of Fashion Packs, with their own sense of style.
Created so all children could see their beauty, brilliance, and power reflected back to them, The Fresh Dolls is a one-of-a-kind diverse line of fashion dolls reflecting ethnicities found around the world – African American, Afro-Latina, Latino/Hispanic, Caucasian, and Mixed-Race/Bi-Racial.
They are designed with custom blended skin tones, authentic facial features including beautiful full lips, noses and gorgeous eyes, a variety of hair textures and styles, and uniquely designed bodies more representative with fuller hips and thighs.
Standing approx 11.5 inches tall, Fresh Dolls are bendable and articulated to foster imagination during positive play. They also feature soft washable hair, stunning wardrobe and accessories. Recommended for ages three and up, these are just great fashion dolls for collectors of all ages, and with their added articulation, they also make great additions to 1/6 scale action figure dioramas.
There are six Fresh Dolls available: Mia, Marisol, Lexi, Skylar, Lynette and Ebony. They come dressed in a variety of trendy outfits, and additional outfits are available as Fashion Packs.
This is a terrific line of fashion dolls, and I will be telling you more about them, and the company that makes them, EPI Brands, early next month.
Itty Bitty Pretty Angel High
Itty Bitty Pretty Angel High features six fabulous trendy pint-size dolls with stylish and swappable fashion accessories.
Packaged in a clear capsule with a peek-a-boo window that transforms into a display, each Angel High includes ten surprises: wings, jewelry, eyewear, hair accessories, Angel Cloud stretch compound, and more.
Fans can collect all seven dolls and customize them with interchangeable fashion decor to match any personality. Recommended for ages three and up, these are priced to be great stocking stuffers.
Available at Target and other major retailers!
Also priced right to fill a stocking, this is the fourth series of baby unicorns designed to delights kids and collectors everywhere.
Meet the baby squad! Eight adorable Unicorn babies wo have joined the 5 Surprise squad, each featuring distinctive, adorable hairstyles, and accessories!
Each capsule turns into a rocking crib and reveals a blanket, bottle, binky, and a rattle.
Recommended for ages four and up, these would make great gifts for kids and adults who love unicorns and rainbows and still eat Froot Loops without feeling weird about it.
Colorforms Retro-The Original Set
This is a throwback of major proportions. Folks of a certain age may remember Colorforms as a toy that used licensed characters and let kids stick vinyl cut outs on an illustrated backing board, and re-position them over and over again.
The toy’s heyday was in the 1960s and 70s when they produced sets based on Disney, Batman, Casper and tons of other hit properties. The company is still around making licensed sets that are more detailed than ever, but are a little harder to find.
However, when they first started, Colorforms was just a set of shapes, and kids could use their own imaginations to make whatever they wanted in a the included spiral-bound notebook.
Now you can go back to the 1951 birth of Colorforms wih a reproduction of the classic 1951 set that was sold exclusively at FAO Schwarz. You can find out why Colorforms are the wonderful, re-stickable storytelling toy, beloved for 70 years and counting.
Let’s go to the manufacturer’s PR…
COLORFORMS STICK LIKE MAGIC! No cutting, no glue, no mess. Peel & stick pieces let you play over and over again, a new adventure every time!
PRODUCT DESCRIPTION – This high-quality set is a reproduction of the original Colorforms set that started it all! The reusable colored pieces stick to any glossy surface—and each other—over and over again, for countless creative combinations. Everything fits neatly in the sleek oversized box, featuring the original logo and Colorforms story on the back.
SET INCLUDES – Sturdy 5-page spiral-bound booklet, 350 colored pieces, detailed design guide, 12” x 14” play board, and heavy-duty storage box.
Recommended for ages three and up, and available from Amazon. These have also been sigted at Tractor Supply, of all places.
Rainbocorns Puppycorn Surprise
This year we have a new iteration, the Rainbocorns Puppy Surprise.
Packaged in a bright teal reusable egg sporting puppy ears, the puppy-focused unboxing experience reveals all-new Puppycorn plush characters, Scratch’ N’ Reveal Hearts, Scratch’ N’ Sniff Stickers, Boo-Boocorn Puppies & collectible eggs, Puppycorn Poop and Collectors Guide.
There are seven Puppycorn plush to collect, including a Dachshund, Pug, Dalmatian, Poodle, Labrador, Husky and rare ‘best in show’ Show Bulldog.