Polly Pocket - The new episodes on Cartoonito in September
The new episodes in the world premiere of POLLY POCKET arrive on Cartoonito (channel 46 of the DTT) From 6 September, every day, at 16.40pm.
The appointment is starting from 6 September, every day, at 16.40 pm. The show follows the adventures of Polly, an 11 year old girl full of energy and desire to do. Skilled inventor, she is able to assemble the objects around her, giving life to magnificent creations. Polly is smart, curious and very confident. Due to her short stature she often hears herself repeated that she is too small to do what she dreams of, but she does not give up, being small for Polly is certainly not a limit but a great strength and the young woman decides to prove it in all possible ways. . A magical medallion inherited from grandmother Penelope Pocket, a little woman of just one and a half meters but with a great personality, will come to help her in the enterprise. Very active and a lover of adventure, the grandmother will teach her young granddaughter that even the smallest person can make a difference. The medallion will allow Polly to shrink herself and everything around her: an amazing power that, suddenly, will make the protagonist's world bigger than ever.
Polly wishes to use her gift to do good to others, but managing such great power at just 11 years old won't be easy. With enthusiasm and ingenuity she will make some mess, but luckily, next to her, her inseparable friends, Shani and Lila, will never be missing. Infected by the charisma and passion of their friend, they will find themselves involved in many, exciting and always new adventures. The three, moreover, will have to face the fierce enemy, Griselle Grande. Griselle was once the best friend of Polly's grandmother, but when she discovered the locket she became obsessed with its power and tried to steal it from its owner for anything but benevolent purposes. To help her in the enterprise will be her faithful niece Gwen.
The story of the Polly Pocket dolls
Polly Pocket is a line of dolls and toy accessories. The Fashion Polly dolls sold by Mattel are significantly different from those originally created and sold by Bluebird Toys.
Polly Pocket was first designed by Chris Wiggs in 1983 for his daughter Kate. Using a makeup compact, she fashioned a playhouse for the little doll. Bluebird Toys of Swindon, England licensed the concept and the first Polly Pocket toys appeared in stores in 1989. Mattel entered into a distribution agreement with Bluebird Toys for Polly Pocket items in the early 90s. In 1998, as production calmed down, he finally bought them in the same year. The sets made by Bluebird Toys are now valuable collectibles.
The original Polly Pocket toys were plastic cases that opened to form a dollhouse or other play set with Polly Pocket figurines less than an inch tall. The dolls folded in the center, like the case, and had circular bases that tucked into the holes inside the case, allowing them to sit securely in particular places in the house. This was especially useful for moving points in the case. Because the dolls were so small, they were sometimes encased in pendants or large rings instead of the more typical play cases.
In 1998, Mattel redesigned Polly Pocket. The new doll was larger, with a more realistic look than the original dolls. It had a straight ponytail rather than the curly hairstyle used previously. The next year, Mattel also introduced "Fashion Polly!", Which used the same characters as the new Polly Pocket (Polly, Lea, Shani, Lila, etc.), but they were in the form of 3+ plastic jointed dolls from 3 ⁄ 4 inches (9,5 cm). They gave a new twist to fashion dolls; instead of traditional cloth clothes, Polly Pockets used one-of-a-kind “Polly Stretch” garments, created by Genie Toys, rubbery plastic clothes that could be put on the dolls and removed. There are also some male dolls (Rick, Steven, etc.). Like the Barbie and Bratz dolls, they also star in Polly Pocket movies, books and sites.
In 2002, Mattel stopped producing the smaller Polly Pocket range of playsets, but continued to produce the largest fashion doll.
In 2004, Mattel introduced the Polly Pocket “Quik Clik” line. Instead of having rubbery clothes, the dolls had plastic clothes that hooked together with magnets. On November 22, 2006, 4,4 million Polly Pocket playsets were recalled by Mattel after children in the United States swallowed loose magnetic parts. The affected toys had been sold around the world for three years earlier. (The use of magnets in children's toys - and particularly the inclusion of two or more magnetic parts in such toys - has resulted in many significant injuries in children and has been repeatedly flagged as dangerous by the US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC). , who have sued many companies for such toys and announced numerous recalls).
For the 2010 relaunch, Mattel has made further changes to the Polly dolls, including increasing the size of the feet, head and legs, although the height remains roughly the same. However, fan reactions were mixed. He also introduced the Cutants, which are inanimate animal hybrids.
In 2012, Polly Pocket toys were discontinued in the United States, but remained available in Europe and South America. The brand declined, eventually only being sold in Brazil. In 2015, Polly Pocket was completely discontinued by Mattel.
On February 12, 2018, Garrett Sander announced on his Instagram page that Polly Pocket would be back. The new toys are miniature dolls in play sets, like the original 90s Polly Pocket, rather than the larger Fashion Polly. However, they are slightly larger than the original 90s version. Instead of wedging into the holes in the case, the new Polly is made with a flexible plastic that sticks to certain surfaces, but also folds down so you can sit in a chair.