#FlashbackFriday Pretties!

Just stating the obvious: Flashback Friday should be pretty!

Make no mistake: little girls of the late 1980s and 1990s loved toys that looked like makeup compacts and jewelry.  From Sweet Secrets to Color Clicks, Polly Pocket to My Magic Diary (and every variant and spin-off of it!), the market was crazy with cute little trinkets and handy-dandy pocket organizers.

One such entry to the trend, a hybrid of Sweet Secrets and Polly Pocket, was Pocket Pretties.  Now, this was something I actually had completely forgotten about (or so I thought) until just recently.  Of course, I found a commercial in my archives for it (I totally forgot I had it, but this was in a less-frequented part of my archives – perhaps I should actually check those archives once in a while).

So, Pocket Pretties…


These little compact/toy hybrids were made by Tyco and Sega (yes, that Sega!) in the late 1980s and early 1990s (this commercial was in my 1990 archives), and had little surprises within them, like barrettes, makeup, writing utensils, nails and decals, and even a ballerina!



The commercial is oh-so-early 1990s kind of girlie!  If you don’t believe me, click play and see for yourself!

As I said, Tyco and (oddly enough) Sega made these cute little compacts full of fun.  I had two of these – the one with the barrettes, and the ballerina one.  I don’t remember much about them, but I vividly remember having them, now that I’ve seen them.

There was also a similar collection for boys called Pocket Power, and well…


You know what?  Pocket Pretties aren’t nearly as exciting.

Do you remember Pocket Pretties, or the far more exciting Pocket Power?  Let me know below, or be social on social media!  I’d love to know your memories of this seemingly forgotten toy!

Have a fantastic Flashback Friday, and a great weekend!


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