Talkin’ Nerdy: How Deep Are Polly’s Pockets?

For a moment, let’s talk about Polly Pocket.


For those who don’t know, Polly Pocket is a toy line of dolls and accessories. The name comes from the fact that many of the original Polly Pocket dolls came in pocket-size cases. The current Fashion Polly dolls sold by Mattel differ significantly from those originally sold by Bluebird Toys. The original Bluebird dolls were less than one inch tall and made of hard plastic. Mattel’s versions are two to three inches tall and are composed of a pliable plastic with soft rubberized clothing and fashion accessories.

Currently, Polly Pocket has been re-designed by Mattel 1998. The new doll is larger and has a more lifelike appearance than the original dolls. That same year, Mattel also introduced Fashion Polly!, which used the same characters from the new Polly Pocket (Polly, Lea, Shani, Lila, etc.), but they came in the form of 3 3⁄4 inches (9.5 cm) plastic jointed dolls. Since then, Fashion Polly has appeared in a number of webtoons. Incidentally, if you plan to “binge watch” these Fashion Polly! shorts, I don’t recommend having a drinking game where you take a shot whenever a character says “Best. Day. Ever.”; you’ll be too drunk to find the floor with both hands.

This got me thinking: Is Polly Pocket rich?


Dolla Dolla Bill, y’all!

Her official bio only describes the character as being “very confident, cool, friendly, optimistic, adventurous, resourceful, and loyal. She loves having fun, adventures, and, importantly, friends. She has many hobbies, such as roller-skating, water-skiing, snowboarding, shopping, playing music, and singing. Polly has a fun-and-cool fashion style.” But think about it, Polly has a lot of stuff (including a huge house with her initial printed all over it) and indulges in a lot of different hobbies. How is she paying for all of her nifty things? Plus, the name of the town in which Polly and her friends reside is named “Pollyville”. I doubt that’s a coincidence. I have a personal theory about the current Polly Pocket. That means that it’s time for some…


My theory is that Polly Pocket is an heiress. Her parents/family are incredibly wealthy land owners, hence why Polly has a town named after her and doesn’t need to work. She gets bored easily, so she frequently indulges on whatever hobby or interest that she’s grooving on at that particular moment, and she’s able to do all of this on a whim due to her having near unlimited money and resources at her disposal. Think Richie Rich but with a cute chick. This has been…


In any case, the Polly Pocket toys seems to still be selling very well under Mattel’s moniker, and the franchise isn’t showing signs of slowing down. The Polly Pocket toys seem to be popular with girls.

“Yeah, that’s right, ‘girls’, but not us boys! We dudes have better things to do than collect and play with tiny dollies that come in their own little containers.”

Mighty Max toys

“Uh…never mind.”


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