I was obsessed with these. I had a friend who had almost all of them. It was only a matter of time before I managed to add a few to my collection too. So let's check them out!
The Keypers were categorized into animal type. There were swans, snails, ponies, and dogs to name just a few. Belle was the baby swan. This version was from a second series and featured long lovely purple and pink hair. Her eyes were glittery, and the glitter has really managed to last after all these years. She also reminds me a bit of Enchanta from She-Ra, like they could be related. The Keypers characters could totally fit in with the She-Ra universe for sure.
She came with a pink brush too that resembled a key. Using the brush after all this time is pretty silly. The hair is just too ratchet to be used with a brush. But, I totally love the Keypers logo! It has just a fun charm about it.
So back in 1986 I was pressuring my parents to have another child. I desperately wanted a baby brother because I thought it would be fun. There was really no other reason. I just really wanted a baby brother. My next Keyper came to be Little League, because this is exactly what I imagined my baby brother would look like:
I clearly was delusional. I wouldn't get that baby brother until 1988, and he certainly would not end up looking like a blue kangaroo, but Little League was the next best thing until my brother's arrival. The kangaroo Keypers all had a sports theme and Little League was clearly the little baseball player. I thought he was just the cutest thing ever.
Those are not kangaroo pox on his back, but more like baseball bumps(?) I am not really sure what that was all about, but it didn't really matter. Little League also came with some accessories, I believe a bottle, brush, and blanket, but I have since lost those. Little League came with so many accessories because he was from the first series of Keypers. Sadly the kangaroos would not be released in the second series. And like the swans and other characters, the second series of Keypers would lack the number of accessories from the first series. There ya go, all the Keypers knowledge you ever needed to know.
And thus concludes an all new Toy Chest Tuesday! Does anyone else recall the joys of Keypers? I kinda wish they'd get a comeback, because these items are expensive on the secondary market now. Anyways, take care everyone, and keep it here. There is plenty of excitement