compact toys were so freaking cool.

you had what looked like a box, or a make up compact.
it looked pretty simple, innocuous really - until you opened it up.

and then, you had a whole little world inside!
this is the 1989 wild world zoo polly pocket. i remember getting this specific one on a plane ride to Arizona in 1995, maybe. i was really nervous to be on the plane so my mom got me this as a surprise for being a big girl about it. it had the doll, an elephant, a flocked polar bear, and monkey that hung from the top part! the doll could be put on multiple spots and the polar bear was really nice to rub on. this was my first polly pocket, but definitely not my last. and they would become much more complex from here!
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