In 1982, a cute and soft larva entered the bedrooms of kids across the globe. Better known as Glo Worm, the plush worm in pajamas was the world's cuddliest night-light.
The stuffed toy was introduced in 1982 and designed by Playskool (Hasbro), and made in Pawtucket, Rhode Island. The doll contained a battery-powered device that -when squeezed- would light up the vinyl head from within, creating a soft glow. The original doll, upon release, was such a success that Hasbro released a new version: the Musical Glo Worm, and a series of videos, story books, other night lights, and other merchandise that continued until the early 1990s.
In 1986, Playskool released a number of "Glo"-based toys that glowed and were made of soft vinyl. These toys and dolls, collectively known as "Glo Friends", were so successful that American fast food chain Wendy's in 1989 also released a series of 13 soft vinyl toys to advertise their chain. Their names were:
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What's your Glo Worm worth? Here are some recently sold items.
|Flowtron Electric Lawn Insect Control Glo Tube...||06/2021||£264.85|
|Hasbro Musical Gloworm 1985 New In Unopened Box...||05/2021||£143.93|
|Rare 1986 Glo Friends Glo Garden Ant Glow In Dark...||06/2021||£130.63|
|Bundle 13 Glo Friends Worm Bashful Spider...||06/2021||£123.00|
|1980 S Gloworm Glo Worm 1982 Preschool W Original...||05/2021||£100.75|
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