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Life was good for kids in the '80s. We had Saturday morning cartoons, trapper keepers, Lisa Frank, slap bracelets, Squeeze Its, and Pound Puppies.
You remember Pound Puppies, right? The stuffed animal puppies that came in a cardboard box designed to look like a dog house. The puppies needed to be adopted and loved, and you convinced your parents to buy you one (or you collected them all). They were made by Tonka, and they were pure happiness.
At some point, Tonka stopped making them. BUT THEY ARE BACK, BECAUSE THERE IS GOOD IN THE WORLD!
Pound Puppies have a new maker, Basic Fun, but the company says they are authentic. They look exactly like they used to—even some of the same colors. (All of the same colors? I don't know. It's been a long time.) You can buy them on Amazon (and Walmart) for $20. Each puppy comes with a name tag and a certificate of adoption with a space to give it a name.
The classic pups come in six colors: beige, gray, beige with brown spots, light brown with dark spots, red with black spots, and white with brown spots.
Now we just need the return of Popples.