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.
|Hasbro Gloworm Pink Green Glow Worm 2011 Musical...||04/2021||$11.00|
|Hallmark Hasbro Glo Worm 2018 Magic Light...||04/2021||$22.00|
|Funko Pop Vinyl Hasbro Glo Worm Glow In Dark...||04/2021||$16.99|
|Legend Lab Worm Glo Turns Live Worms Chartreuse...||04/2021||$16.50|
|Hasbro Glo Friends Toy Worm Bug Snail Figure...||04/2021||$50.00|
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