Is your job a joke? Are you broke? Is your love life DOA? Then Mattel’s new Polly Pocket Collector Friends Compact is just for you!
Part of the new Polly Pocket Partnership collector series, this limited edition piece comes encased in premium display packaging and is shaped just like the iconic Central Perk coffee cup from the Friends TV series. Fans can open the unmistakable exterior to reveal three nostalgic locations from the famed ’90s sitcom and hang out with miniaturized versions of Rachel, Ross, Chandler, Monica, Joey, and Phoebe. Nine unique accessories are also included inside this bi-level set, alongside a host of fun “Easter eggs” and play-and-display moments that capture some of the most memorable scenes from the show.
Grab a cup of coffee, take care of Chandler’s pet chicken, or act out the classic gag where Joey gets a turkey stuck on his head. Recreate Phoebe’s goofiest performances from atop the Central Perk stage, catch the latest episode of Baywatch from your favourite recliner, or cut across the hallway for a piece of cheesecake. This set is ideal for fans and collectors alike!
Each Polly Pocket Collector Friends Compact features a total of six micro dolls and a collection of accessories, including a coffee table with coffee cups, Foosball table, chicken, speaker, microphone, guitar, opening cake tray, and turkey complete with a fez and sunglasses! A perfect gift for Friends fanatics 14 years and older, the Polly Pocket Collector Friends Compact is available for pre-order through several retailers for around $50 USD. The set is slated to begin shipping in September, but you may need to look to the resale market, as the set appears sold out on the Mattel Creations website. It’s more popular than Monica’s holiday candy!
About Polly Pocket
First designed by Chris Wiggs in 1983 using a makeup compact, Polly Pocket is a line of miniaturized dolls and accessories that began retailing in 1989. Eventually acquired by Mattel in 1998, the toys were made up of plastic cases that opened to form some sort of dollhouse or playset, each complete with accessories, moving components, and a selection of micro dolls that were less than an inch tall. Relaunched more than a few times over the last three decades, Polly Pocket toys have become quite collectible and have even expanded their footprint to include everything from cartoons to clothing brands through retailers like Hot Topic and Unique Vintage. There are even plans in place for a live-action Polly Pocket movie in the not-too-distant future.
A popular ’90s sitcom created by David Crane and Marta Kauffman, Friends aired on NBC for ten seasons between 1994 and 2004 and starred Jennifer Aniston, Courtney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, Matt LeBlanc, Matthew Perry, and David Schwimmer. Receiving critical acclaim throughout its run, Friends is one of the most popular television shows of all time with a total of 62 Primetime Emmy nominations — including a win in 2002 for Outstanding Comedy Series. In the years since its conclusion, Friends has continued to amass an impressive following and is regarded by every industry publication from Empire to TV Guide as one of the greatest television shows of all time.