Toys of the Eighties, Hugga Bunch
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Plush baby dolls with curly sprouts of brightly colored hair, with hands that clasped together in a "hug." They were completely soft, with no plastic, and many believed them to be quite ugly. The dolls had their cartoon movie.
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SL - September 03, 2007 - Report this comment
These were so cool! One day when I was at school(around age 6), I had fallen down on the playground and scraped my face. My mom picked me up from school and had a Hugga Bunch doll for me! I felt much better. :) It was the purple haired one.
jayme - September 19, 2007 - Report this comment
I thought these were the coolest. I never did end up getting one.
Sarah - September 22, 2007 - Report this comment
I used to watch the movie ALL THE TIME!
kari - October 12, 2007 - Report this comment
i remembered this movie from when i was a kid but until today i never knew what it was called and everyone i asked thought i was crazy now i know hugga bunch now i really want to watch the movie.
MeL - October 17, 2007 - Report this comment
Dude everyone thought I was crazy also, I knew these things exisited! Although the movie if I recall was a live action one with puppets as hugga bunch people and this little girl gets sucked into hugga world or something. I remember a red hat and poison oranges or something... anyone?
Emily - October 29, 2007 - Report this comment
Aww, another awesome toy that I've nearly forgotten from way back.. I had the pink one pictured above. Ahh, childhood.:)
dawn - November 03, 2007 - Report this comment
I forgot all about this toy. I had a blue haired one.
joan - November 07, 2007 - Report this comment
You are making me remember my forgotten childhood. I had a boy, I think. i just remember the nose and the eyes.
Lori S - November 10, 2007 - Report this comment
I totally remember that movie!! Everyone thinks I'm crazy too!! I always tried to go to the video store and look for it after but i could never find it!! Although, i remember it being quite frightening... i guess because they were real and then the girl getting lost and the poison oranges!!! lol
JENNA - November 16, 2007 - Report this comment
I couldn't remember the movie too. Until I found it on youtube. I had the yellow baby one. My thought I was crazy too.
merribeth - December 12, 2007 - Report this comment
My sister and I each got a hugga bunch for Christmas one year. Mine was blond with pink clothes, I think hers had purple hair and clothes.
Grace - December 27, 2007 - Report this comment
I had "tickles" the red headed one, Cause I have red hair, I have to find the picture of me sleeping in the backseat of our van on a road trip clutching that darned thing. I was totally obsessed, even Burger King gave away little clamp versions of them.
hubba - December 29, 2007 - Report this comment
yeah, I had this doll...I had 2 of them. and they all had 'little' baby dolls that came with them, guess it was from all the huggin....lol and I watched the movie on youtibe, man, tha twas CREEPY! I can't believe I liked that at one point!
danni w. - January 03, 2008 - Report this comment
i only have one cause my mom passed away 02-12-04 and the doll was left behind. my mom always had it sitting on the sofa in the living-room. the doll name is bubbles. memories of my mom will always be in my heart cause of the doll.
Holly - January 06, 2008 - Report this comment
I have 2 of them. the purple hair one and the red hair one. I'm not sure when i got the purple one,but I remember that i got the red hair one at christmas when i think i was 4 or 5. my sister got one that same year also . hers was the boy.
Rimmie - January 26, 2008 - Report this comment
I still have mine, my sister has the purple one and I have the pink one. *grins* I loved these things.
KB - February 12, 2008 - Report this comment
I also had a doll, and I know way too much about this movie b/c I watched it all the time! The little girl didn't want her grandma to go to the nursing home, so she went into Hugga Bunch land or whatever through her bedroom mirror to get these youthful red fruits or something. When she finally got back to her room, somehow she dropped the fruit on her bedroom carpet and they dissolved or something so it was sad...etc, etc. Don't ask how I remember that. Maybe it's a little twisted around, b/c you know how your imagination is so much different as a kid. I always thought the fruit was like strawberries or like those little roma tomatoes. Weird!
Shari - February 16, 2008 - Report this comment
Oh this is so Awesome.. I had the purple one and I couldn't think of the name of this doll.. I have a pic of myself standing outside when I was little holdin them
Hannah - February 28, 2008 - Report this comment
Back in the early 90s, I bought a Hugga Bunch baby, I believe it was Huggins, at Value Village. I don't have it anymore though. I believe my cousin had one though, who is now 36.
Aimee - March 02, 2008 - Report this comment
Yes, I too had one. I can't remember the name of mine, but I had the dark haired one with curly hair, because I was dark with curly hair. The amazing thing about this doll is that none of my peers ever heard of this. I loved my Hugga Bunch!
scarred for life - March 03, 2008 - Report this comment
a friend of mine had these dolls on a shelf in her bedroom. i slept over one night, and could not sleep because i fear the dolls would come to life and kill me. seeing their picture 20-something years later, i am still horrified.
Miranda - March 03, 2008 - Report this comment
I had the pink one. I wanted it so badly for Christmas one year, and my grandmother got it for me. I loved it so much, and I do remember seeing the movie, it was creepy in a way, but I still loved my doll.
MARLENE K. - May 06, 2008 - Report this comment
MY SISTER AND I GOT THESE DOLLS WHEN THEY FIRST CAME OUT.MY MOM ALWAYS TOOK CARE OF THEM TILL ONE DAY THEY BROKE INTO OUR STORAGE PLACE AND WE ACTUALLY THOUGHT THEY WENT MISSING.A FEW DAYS AGO MY DAUGHTERS FATHER CALLED AND INFORMENED ME THAT HE HAD FOUND THEM IN A TOY BOX I NEVER BOTHERED LOOKING INTO I HAD TOLD HIM TO GIVE THE TOYS AWAY BUT HE DECIDED TO OPEN THE BOX AND LET MY DAUGHTER PLAY WITH THE STUFF IN IT AND WHAT DO YOU KNOW I HAVE MY DOLL AND MY SISTER (R.I.P) DOLL BACK IM 30 YRS OLD SO IMAGINE THAT! THESE DOLLS TOOK ME BACK TO MY CHILD HOOD GREAT FEELING AND MEMORIES WITH MY SISTER. =)
JOYNETTE - May 13, 2008 - Report this comment
ME AND MY BEST FRIEND FOR THE LAST 23 YEARS HAD THESE DOLLS AS WE WERE GROWING UP. MY DOLLS NAME WAS BUBBLES AND HER DOLL'S NAME WAS TOOTIE. WE PLAYED WITH THEM FOREVER WE LIVED ON A FARM AND MAD BEDS FOR THE DOLLS ON FARM EQUIPMENT. WE WERE ALWAYS PLAYING HOUSE...WE'LL NEVER FORGET OUR HUGGA BUNCHES!!!
Kwanita - May 13, 2008 - Report this comment
I loved my doll. I had Bubbles and my cousin had Patooty. I forgot all about this doll and the little baby that came with it. It was a soft doll with hard plastic eyes. I don't remember the movie.
Jessica - May 14, 2008 - Report this comment
I have the movie, remember when the one hugga bunch doll gets put in the washing machine by the girls mother. Or, the book worm, or when the gravity changes and they fall down, or when the scary elephant changes into a cartoon like elephant. My sister and I used to pretend we were eating "young berries" when we ate radishes.LOL Watch it on youtube, it will bring back lots of memories.
Melissa - May 22, 2008 - Report this comment
I remember a movie from my childhood where a real girl walks through a mirror and charachers on a bridge. When I saw this it suddenly came rushing back to me. I started watching the movie on you tube and my childhood came rushing back to me.
Tracey - July 17, 2008 - Report this comment
I STILL HAVE THE MOVIE ON VHS....TAPED OFF TV. I WATCHED IT RECENTLY....LOL. THE COMMERCIALS FROM THOSE DAYS ARE SO FUNNY. I REMEMBER THE QUEEN SCARED ME IN THE MOVIE, AND I LOVED WHEN THEY WERE IN HUGGA LAND AND THEY WALKED PAST THE NURSERY WITH THE CUTE LITTLE HUGGA BABIES. I LOVE WHEN THEY WALK SIDEWAYS ON THE SIDEWALK. AWWW, THE MEMORIES.. I LOOKED IT UP ON EBAY, THEY SELL IT ON VHS ONLY....
Erika - July 18, 2008 - Report this comment
I found a burnt DVD copy of this movie a couple of years ago on Ebay. It is silly and old, but I like having it. My son watches it on occasion. My aunt and I both got the pink haired and purple haired dolls when I was about 3 or 4. Somewhere around here I still have them.
Kendel - July 21, 2008 - Report this comment
I sill have one in a gold diaper that came in a Taco Bell Happy Meal!
sarah - August 22, 2008 - Report this comment
Never had one,but I remember them. Don't remember the movie. I am 34 yrs old. I remember the Flower Kids, Cabbage Patch Kids, Koosas, Furskins, Garbage pail cards. If anyone else has had these or remember them, give me a holler at sarahsarah12@comcast.net.I collect Furskins in any condition.
Jennifer - August 23, 2008 - Report this comment
Taco bell sold baby hug a bunches with clip on hands. I had couple of those. The little girL across the street had a hug a bunch doll. I never had the doll.
Amy - September 19, 2008 - Report this comment
I'm so glad to finally know that name of these things! I tried describing them to my family and they just looked at me like I was nuts!!
Elaine - October 02, 2008 - Report this comment
i had bubbles & chumley when i was about 10 years old. someone broke into our house & stole bubbles. (WAHHHHH!!) but i'm 33 now & i still have chumley in my closet. i'm on the hunt for bubbles...
amanda - October 08, 2008 - Report this comment
i remember these! and the taco bell little ones that came in the kids meal!! i was just in monterey at an antique mall and they had one for sale!
Melanie - November 04, 2008 - Report this comment
I'm glad I'm not the only who people thought I was crazy! I had some of the gold diapers and the clip on hands too! What I remember about the movie is the mirror made a weird noise.
val - November 21, 2008 - Report this comment
had the half bald one that ended up bald
Kelly - December 11, 2008 - Report this comment
I forgot I had one of these!!!! Oh how I loved it!!! It's all coming back to me!
Mel - December 18, 2008 - Report this comment
I had Hugsy (he was the little boy with the curly brown hair, blue shorts, bow-tie, and suspenders). I loved these dolls because they came with a little baby, too. They were soft and pleasant looking dolls. I always wanted the little purple-haired girl.
spicyteweddemon - December 18, 2008 - Report this comment
we still have all my old toys up in the attic. my sister has one with yellow hair and I have one with purple
Debra Graves - January 23, 2009 - Report this comment
I have kept my daughters hugga bunches she told me she did'nt want them I have them here 24 years later all but Bubbles they are so cute I think they can stay on my daybed there a great conversation piece most people have never seen them hmmmmm maybe we can start a new craze hmmmmTHE HUGGA BUNCHES RETURN lol!!
annie - January 30, 2009 - Report this comment
I think the Hugga Bunch should return. I will never forget when my father gave me a vhs copy in the 80s. I watched it so many times that I wore it out. Now I have it on dvd. When I tell people about it, they think im crazy. Hello, they were only the cutest things ever, especially the baby huglets.
Kimberly - March 14, 2009 - Report this comment
I worked for Kenner Toys and established Girls Toys Engineering in Cincinnati 1982-87. It is great to read so many wonderful comments of childhood memories. I was 23 years old and have precious memories of the 27 product brands I developed for Kenner. Naturally I held on to all my Hugga Bunches, Huggle Nook and Nooklet, Hugga Fashions, Care Bears, Care Bear Cousins, Strawberry Shortcake and Rose Petal Place Ragdolls.I had the honor of working with the Man who invented Play-doh. He and I developed scented discs that went inside the Shortcake and Rose Petal heads. The Hugga Bunch were a zanny, crazy bunch! I'm now 50 and my young daughter adores Precious Hugs and Fluffer. I think the Hugga Bunch has returned!!!
Christy - April 15, 2009 - Report this comment
A friend of mine just had a baby and while I was at the hospital I went into the gift shop to get her a door hanger. I got her one with a doll on it and I told her it reminds me of a doll I had when I was little. She laughed and said it was the hugga bunch dolls. I couldn't remember the name, now I will never forget it.
Ann94 - May 03, 2009 - Report this comment
I love these dolls so much!I have a daughter now and I would love for her to experience the Joi of the dolls, where can I get the set from?
LiLi - May 05, 2009 - Report this comment
try ebay, i purchased two hugga bunch dolls with the attachable babies,also the vhs movie a couple years ago in excellent condition!!!! good luck
LiLi - May 05, 2009 - Report this comment
oops i forgot, they had a hugga bunch board game too! i bought it off ebay but ive moved twice and dont know if i still have it
melissa - May 08, 2009 - Report this comment
holy crap.. ive been trying to remember the name of these dolls forever... i just remembered the freaking movie and the washing machine and something about the steps??...
Jessica - May 11, 2009 - Report this comment
WOW. I have been trying to remember what these were for AGES. I had a STOVE set when I was like 6 or 7 years old that was HUGGA BUNCH. lol That's awesome. :D
Nicole - September 01, 2009 - Report this comment
I could not think of the name of the movie forever!!! I just came across my doll when I was helping my mom clean out some old stuff. I couldn't remember what the dolls were called!!! It made me smile when I found someone else remembers too : )
Britttany - September 03, 2009 - Report this comment
OMG Im seventeen and i still have mine i have had her my whole life and i renamed her spoon when i was like 2 but i have her in my room right now and when my boyfreind comes to stay the night he puts it in the closet because it scares him, he thinks it going to attack him in his sleep lol i think its funny and i take it out when hes not looking :)
Davina - November 20, 2009 - Report this comment
Oh my gosh! I had the dark brown one with the blue eyes! I miss mine. I have two daughters, and i wish i can buy one for them:(
Kim - January 17, 2010 - Report this comment
i have everyone of the dolls that were sold at Taco Bell, they are all in pristene condition. Are they worth anything as a collectible.?
AMBER - January 25, 2010 - Report this comment
I had Bubbles and she was great. I'm 32 yrs old and mentioned the dools to a coworker (3 years younger) and she has no idea what I'm talking about! I also owned the movie. Yes, the kids go through a mirror (on the closet door) and end up in Huggaland? Anyway, the kid tries to bring back some magic fruit and trips over the mirror as she steps back into her room and poof- they dissolve on the carpet (alas, I do not remember what the fruit were supposed to be used for- youth- ooh, to help her grandmother?).
Carrie - January 26, 2010 - Report this comment
I've been trying to figure out what this movie was for years! THANKYOU GOOGLE! LOL, I had a couple of these dolls, but I watched that movie when I was sick, I gotta watch it now!
stephanie g - March 04, 2010 - Report this comment
omg i love these dolls so much mine got messed up they was in the shed i miss them so much.im going to be 30 and i tell you what i watched that movie so much as a lil girl and i would still watch it till this day.my daughter also enjoys all the stuff i had as a kid and all the things i watched she is now into punky brewter.
Jennifer - March 04, 2010 - Report this comment
OMG, I's so glad I found people that remember these. Noone seems to remember them and think I'm crazy. These are my favorite dolls I still have about 20 of them. =D
Brooke - May 23, 2010 - Report this comment
I just went through my childhood toys last night and found my Hugga Bunch with purple hair. I can't remember her name for the life of me - can anyone help me out? I remember watching the movie and I'm going to try to buy it or download it, but for some reason I remember it as sort of dark... ??
Marilyn - June 05, 2010 - Report this comment
I have kept the hug a bunch doll named Patooty, still all boxed up, never been opened, it's time for me to let go. If any one is interested e-mail me at Legna57@aol.com
Tamara - June 26, 2010 - Report this comment
I love these dolls. My mom and cousins passed theirs down to me, and now at 18 I'm on a quest to collect them all. I just need to get Bubbles, and I'll be done :)
Liz - August 24, 2010 - Report this comment
I am so happy to finally know what these dolls are called. I have been searching the internet for two days putting in all kinds of things trying to describe the doll and the movie. It is so funny the things we remember from our childhood and the things we forget. Now I am going to look for the movie on you tube to show my husband so he doesn't think I have completely lost it!
Niecy - October 03, 2010 - Report this comment
Another one of my faves growing up. I also had(and still have) Bubbles, and I still have my Hugga Bunch lunchbox, but I don't know what happened to the thermos.
jamie - November 05, 2010 - Report this comment
wow I was looking for a doll for my little girl and i remember my dolls. I couldn't remember the name of my doll with pink hair but with a little research hear it is. omg bought back memories. Thanks to who ever started this!
diana m. - November 24, 2010 - Report this comment
wow, i was just thinking 'bout this doll that i owned til i was like 23. it was a gift from "SANTA". i used to have it hanging from it's pouch on the back of my bedroom door knob. wonder who my aunt gave it to???:(
Lea - December 04, 2010 - Report this comment
I tried telling people about Bubbles and Chumbley but, no one knew who they were. I couldn't remember that they were hugga bunch dolls. I'm 33, and I still have baby Chumbley. Thinking of Bubbles brings a smile to my face. I loved that doll. If I hadn't cut all her hair off and put her in the bathtub with me, I would still have her today. lol!!!! Ahhh...so many good memories :)
Lea - December 04, 2010 - Report this comment
Oh his name is Chumley??? Wow! I've been calling him chumbley since I was a kid! hahaha. funny.
LaTonya - December 07, 2010 - Report this comment
OMG, I had and still have Bubbles. Bubbles was my girl! When my mom brought me this doll in the 80s I fell in love. Our family had been having financial problems and during that time everyone was getting cabbage patch dolls. My mom couldn't afford to get us any expensive toys that year. Well she made a way somehow to buy me this doll. It was all I got that year and it was all I needed. I loved and cherished that doll and I still take it out even now at 30 years of age and fluff her hair. She was my row dog yall. I love that doll and all the memories she has for me.
linda I have 20 grandchildren and am trying to get one for each so I can put their first outfits on them as the grandchild was can any one help me? I need 5 more. Email @ llemke1@gmail.com - March 18, 2011 - Report this comment
I have 20 grandchildren and want 1 for each need 5 morecan anyone help
Italian girl - May 18, 2011 - Report this comment
Hello, just wanted to ask if anyone is up for trading? I have an unopened DVD of Jim Hensens Christmas Toy...I am looking a musical glo land, hugga bunch hugging or huggsy, inspector gadget doll, questron, dolly pops, keypers (fancy snail or Sheldon), fairy tail bird, sweet secrets, moondreamers doll and drifter, she ra and her horse, blinkins, rainbow brite doll, honey comb doll, land before time little foot puppet...please email me, for trade or if someone is selling email me your price. Thank you :) italiangrl612814@aol.com
Crystal - July 08, 2011 - Report this comment
I was at a consignment shop yesturday and ran across on of these dolls and it brought back momories my aunt which is 5 years older then me had one and I loved it but through all the many years I have forgot about it! So I am going back in the morning to buy it for my little one so she can experience the memories I had when I played with one..They just dont make toys like they did when I was little the simplest baby dolls were coolest like Cabbage Patch dolls...I had so many of them my mom used to wash them in the washer in a pillow case so they didnt mess up in the washer and dryer..I remember waiting forever it seemed like to play with them...Awww! MEMORIES...
shauna - November 20, 2011 - Report this comment
My aunt colleted them but never had girls so she gave them to my sister and I for our girls...but they all think they are creepy so I just have them in the closet. There was one realggly creepy looking one that I wouldn't even bring home from my moms cuz it is so strange looking...I think it has red hair and green eyes. I have hugga bunches that need homes if anyone is looking.
norma - November 25, 2011 - Report this comment
wow so glad to see these dolls are still round somewhere out there...I got one when I was just a baby...unfort. our storage got broken into and never saw it again....still makes me sad til this day but I do wanna purchase one for my baby girl...I know she'd love it just as much as I once did :)
melissa - April 05, 2012 - Report this comment
i miss stuff like this...i wish they came back out...BUT not modernized...just the way they were. my daughter would love it.lol..i had her watch the movie via you tube!

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