Toys of the Eighties, Glo Worm
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Glow Worm, green plush light up doll for children under 5.
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breezy - May 01, 2007 - Report this comment
Had one of these at one point and still look for them whenever I go to thrift stores. I do have the movie, though.
Brandie - June 17, 2007 - Report this comment
I love love love little glow worms
Sal - June 26, 2007 - Report this comment
I found a reproduction of the original green Glow Work at either Wal Mart or Target a few years back. Exactly like the one I had.
heather - July 12, 2007 - Report this comment
i have one of those still, but the plastic light is broken.
Tammy - August 08, 2007 - Report this comment
I have the little vinyl glow in the dark figures. Nearly all of them. They would really glow hard all night long.
Jannett - September 02, 2007 - Report this comment
I still have the original glow warm (the light is missing now)and I just bought my daughter the new glow worm!!
brooke - October 24, 2007 - Report this comment
i absolutely love my glo worm i dont know what i would do if i ever threw it away i know that this was a popular toy any more but i guess it is ive had mine for 19 years now i absolutely love it !!! brooke ..xoxo
Christy - November 30, 2007 - Report this comment
I wanted one of these so badly but had sort of aged out by the time they came along. I got one for my daughter when she was born, she never liked it. Sigh
merribeth - December 12, 2007 - Report this comment
I slept with mine every night. I loved the movie too. I had a mini glo worm zipper pull too.
Hannah - January 03, 2008 - Report this comment
I had the green one. Cute toy! The new glo worms are cute also.
tesz - January 19, 2008 - Report this comment
I wish I was a glow worm, A glow worm's never glum. 'Cos how can you be grumpy When the sunshines out your bum!
SeaStar - February 05, 2008 - Report this comment
I think I had two of these. I think one was purple. I should go dig them out and see.
Jenn79 - February 08, 2008 - Report this comment
I still have my green gloworm, and it still works!
Denise - February 25, 2008 - Report this comment
I still have the original glowworm somewhere and my girls have the newer ones...long live the 80's!
BeenaBobba - February 27, 2008 - Report this comment
I had a green one when I was two or three. It's a pretty cute toy.
Miranda - March 03, 2008 - Report this comment
My two year old daughter has one now! I had one when they first came out in the 80's, I thought they were stupid then, and I think they're stupid now, too.
Melanie - March 19, 2008 - Report this comment
Aw man! I had a gloworm when I was little. It had a night hat on that you could flip from front to back and make the gloworm either awake or asleep. I used to take it to bed with me to light up under my covers when I was scared :)
Jackie - March 29, 2008 - Report this comment
Why is Cappy Glo worm so rare? Does anyone have more information on him? I am very curious! Thank you and happy glowing :)
christine - April 10, 2008 - Report this comment
My mom gave me my old original green glow work a few months ago. I didnt even know she still had it but its missing its light stick.
Valerie - April 10, 2008 - Report this comment
I have a Glo-dog from 1983. I'm trying to find another one for my son. if any one knows where i can find one please email me. I tried to find one online but i'm not 100% sure what he's called. He has Renco toys 1983 NY printed on the back on his head. chaos2119 hotmail.com
stacey - June 08, 2008 - Report this comment
I had a glow worm all off my childhood it never left my side and i still have it safe in a box, i want to get another because i don't want to share mine with my children if any one knows where i may fine one please email njtebb@bigpond.com.au
brightbite - July 15, 2008 - Report this comment
During my first very bad virus, I was a very sick kid in bed. My grandmother, who lived out of state, sent me the original green GloWorm to cheer me. One day, my mother (who was a homemaker) went out to the mail box to see a large, long box stuffed into it. She brought it inside, I opened the package, and there was this cute little GloWorm smiling back at me. That really stuck with me.
Ducky - July 22, 2008 - Report this comment
Melanie, I had the one you could flip to be awake or asleep too! There were bibs on both sides. On the sleepy-face side, the bib was blue with a moon; if you flipped the night cap over to the other side, the face was awake & smiling & it had a pink bib with a sun. I still have it & I LOVE it to death...it saved me from many scary nights when I woke up from a nightmare in the dark :)
Leanne - September 11, 2008 - Report this comment
I still have a green glow worm.
stephani - October 01, 2008 - Report this comment
I had one as a kid and loved it. I have a lil plastic one now. its really time though. I thought they were kewl!
Anna White - October 10, 2008 - Report this comment
I had glow worm slippers! They were the best, I would wear them now if I had them. The head was at the front and glowed! Gutted they don't do them anymore...
Mel - October 27, 2008 - Report this comment
I remember having the original green gloworm, and my sister had the glo butterfly, like the one in the pictures. :)
Heidi - December 07, 2008 - Report this comment
I had the original green one with a white and purple striped nighty that would play a lullaby when I pressed on the nighty. I LOVED THAT TOY so much, it was definitely my all time favorite toy. if anyone knows where I could buy one again email me pls... lovesicecream79 yahoo.com
Mel - December 18, 2008 - Report this comment
I loved my Glo Worm. He was the original one with the green, fleece, body and the little hat with the tassel. The only thing that sucked was when you were falling asleep with it, and you rolled over onto the hard head! When I was really little, I wasn't able to squeeze him hard enough to light him up so my dad always had to do it.
Ely - January 26, 2009 - Report this comment
I had a glow worm when I was a baby, and I remember carrying it to bed with me when I was a toddler. I was afraid of the dark at the time and so my worm.("Wormy" as I called it) Helped me fall asleep at bedtime.
rachel - January 26, 2009 - Report this comment
i still have mine and he stills works =D hes the 84 Globug version (the 2nd pic) and i love him! Gosh this takes me back T_T all these toys, this was my fave tho, i hated the dark and i used to hide under the covers and squeeze him :p
Alice - February 07, 2009 - Report this comment
I still have my original green gloworm. As I got older, I used to take his lightstick out and use it to read books under the cover. I still love him!
Scott - February 19, 2009 - Report this comment
I bought a gloworm for my neice way back in '95 when she was a baby for christmas. And now she's 13 going on 14 in March. So they still make those things even today!!!
Pamela - May 06, 2009 - Report this comment
Yep, I have the green one and the white girl one, and I also have three or four of the plastic glow in the dark babies. Can't bring myself to get rid of these things. They are so cute, and even though I was too young to remember playing with them, my heart seems to remember, and I still feel attached to them.
Elizabeth - July 27, 2009 - Report this comment
I am 29 years old and I cuddle with my buddy "GW" every night? I even take him to work when I feel grumpy.
Suzie - August 03, 2009 - Report this comment
My friend had one. I didn't see the appeal. or maybe I just pretended like that since I didn't have one.
Sydney - November 01, 2009 - Report this comment
I got mine when I was 2, am 24 now and it still works. Changed the batteries in it once.
Jules - November 11, 2009 - Report this comment
My 5 year old daughter found an old Glo Worm in a charity shop when she was 2 and was very attached to it. She lost it 1 1/2 years ago but still asks when it is going to come home. This year she is going to ask Santa to send her one exactly the same and I've tried to find the same one everywhere I can think of. Can anyone suggest good places to look for the vintage glo worms?
Eric - December 10, 2009 - Report this comment
I loved my worm so much he went everywhere I went. I could not sleep without him...one day a little jealous girl kidnapped him and I never saw him again....
Rosie - December 29, 2009 - Report this comment
I loved my girly Glo Butterfly! She made the monsters under the bed and in the closet disappear with her magical star wand. I currently have her packed away, but I plan on keeping her for many years to come. She still works!
shaz - January 30, 2010 - Report this comment
this looks like tony mowbery
Jan Griffiths - February 14, 2010 - Report this comment
I bought a Glo-Worm for a friend's baby. She still has it, and is 22 years old now with a baby of her own, who inherited that Glo-Worm.
linda - February 28, 2010 - Report this comment
i had an original green glow worm when i was growing up but my brothers destroyed it. i wanna find another one. between me and my sister my daughter now has 4 or 5 of them now she loves them.
crystal - March 19, 2010 - Report this comment
I have an original glo worm's musical dream world 1985. Has anyone seen one or know what it is worth?
SZA - March 20, 2010 - Report this comment
Is it in good working order? I've seen them on eBay, usually for between $10 - $20, depending on condition - i.e. fading, scuffs, etc. To be honest, I've yet to see one that didn't look color-faded so I don't think this particular toy ages too well. If yours is in mint condition with smooth, bright colors and sticker detailing you could probably go ad high as $25. (See photo on this website under BUSY BOX.)
SZA - March 20, 2010 - Report this comment
PS - Crystal, I'm dying to know about the activity feature in the lower left hand corner of the M.D.W. toy. The one that looks like an octopus or a flower? What does it DO?
crystal - March 20, 2010 - Report this comment
it has the green hasbro glow worm in the middle. you pull a cord and its twikle little star with glow worms in the stars that goes around with the song. it has a yellow flower that goes out when you push it and it squiks. it also has other things on it. the stickers are not faded or the other parts and the buckles that you attach it with are perfect. it is a great pieace that i have never scene.
SZA - March 21, 2010 - Report this comment
Thanks for the explanation - a flower that grows; I get it now. Well, Crystal, I can't make any promises but if you do put it up on eBay (with photos) there's a good chance I just might place a bid (and an even better chance I would "buy it now"!). There are photos of my husband with the exact same toy as a baby in 1985, and I would love to make it "reappear" for when we have kids of our own someday. :)
michelle - April 25, 2010 - Report this comment
i still have my orig glowworm from when i was little. It was the green one. my parents TRIED to replace it with the one that's hat switches so it's sleeping or awake. I just didn't like it as much. I'm not sure why my rents wanted to replace him, he's still in good condition. Somehow I ended up with my lil bro's ex-girlfriends too!
Annie - April 30, 2010 - Report this comment
30th April 2010 I have a vintage Hasbro Baby Gloworm on ebay at the moment, the one where it is asleep/awake. Ebay no. 290426898290 or type in to the search Vintage original Hasbro Gloworm 80's Best wishes
cathy - September 24, 2010 - Report this comment
ive had the orig glow worm from i was a baby and still take it to bed with me, the heads missing its jus basically a rag now and cudnt sleep with out it lol im now 24
steph - October 26, 2010 - Report this comment
my friend has just had a baby and bought him a glowworm, which reminded me of mine!! i have jst googled pics of the old 1s .. and i miss mine so much :( they were so much better! i wish i still had mine !
lori - November 23, 2010 - Report this comment
I have the original green glo worm for sale on ebay right now.. plus glow worm
Steph - November 28, 2010 - Report this comment
I have glow grannyworm. I will hav to look her out the loft so my 3yr old daughter can enjoy her like I did. I loved her lying on my pillow glowing till I fell asleep. I say bring back all the original 80's toys and get rid of all the rubbish they bring out nowadays!!!
Michelle - December 16, 2010 - Report this comment
I have a pink glo worm...I still a kid though
Wayne - December 25, 2010 - Report this comment
New worms suck, they need to remake the old style!
sailoryue - June 17, 2011 - Report this comment
i too had one of hte original ones, green body, purple pj shirt that played rockabye when you pressed a button. i remember my dad taking hte PJ away from me cuz i kept playing it. i found it later when i was a teen, without the music box :( anyone know where i can get that one again, id so love to get it for my daughter. all ive found was a 2 inch stroller buddy :( email pagemaloney@gmail.com
Kathy - July 31, 2011 - Report this comment
Just going through my daughter's old toys. Found an original glow worm from 1982. Lights up but doesn't play music. Looks like new. Offers?
Dorky - October 30, 2011 - Report this comment
I just bought the flip sided one they show here in the pictures. It's so cute! :D Glad I finally found an old fashioned one, since I always wanted one.
katarina - November 09, 2011 - Report this comment
hey i have an original glow worm from when the was born (1993) the face dosnt glow anymore but the music works how can i make it glow again? is there some sort of globe i can replace? if so how? the batteries seem to be firmly attached to the head
Sarah - December 14, 2011 - Report this comment
Anyone know where you can get a replacement for the Gloworm light?
Nikki K. - August 23, 2012 - Report this comment
I loved my sweet green gloworm! I cannot find him though. Anyone selling? Email me! nicolekunz777gmail.com thanks!
Lily - October 24, 2012 - Report this comment
I need a replacement gloworm light anyone know where I can get one for a 1985 gloworm butterfly? Email sweetgirlangeleyes@yahoo.com
Kathy S - November 19, 2012 - Report this comment
I am trying to find a working light for my daughters old glow worm to give to my grand daughter. It no longer works but the doll is in perfect shape. Does anyone know where the parts can be found?
Paula H - January 07, 2014 - Report this comment
Does anyone know where I can find the musical insert for the original glow worm. My son had one and he is now having a son of his own and I would like to give him his glow worm but the music doesn't work. I contacted Hasbro and they were no help. Thanks.

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