Toys of the Eighties, Boglins
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A latex hand puppet designed to look like a monster/gremlin thing with controls for the eyes, a movable mouth, and dangling arms at the sides.
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    A nice summary of Boglins. I personally had Slobster the Lobster and another one that I haven't been able to identify yet...

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Lucy - May 16, 2007 - Report this comment
I had one of these!! I forgot what they were called. I was deep into monsters when I was about 7 or 8. I remember going to ToysRUs right after seeing the commercial.
Tim - June 22, 2007 - Report this comment
These were amazing. It was all about ToysRUs for these bad boys. The tail kept falling off mine back in the day, but didn't tarnish their brilliance
Linz - July 11, 2007 - Report this comment
I loved them. I also had the little one's of, they came in a little egg and were more of a finger puppet
Barny - October 14, 2007 - Report this comment
Loved these toys, they don't make the like they used to !
Ej - February 06, 2008 - Report this comment
These were awesome.
80skid - February 10, 2008 - Report this comment
I never had one but I remember people who did. They were so disgusting but very amusing.
christine - April 08, 2008 - Report this comment
i still have my mini boglin. i'm surprised the rubber didnt deteriorate after all these years.
ross - April 11, 2008 - Report this comment
i had the halloween ones i have still got them.
aubrey - April 17, 2008 - Report this comment
I had to keep mine in the closet with the door closed at night because mine scared me ;oP
misskissypoo - April 22, 2008 - Report this comment
I forgot about those. I had one of those too! Gosh looking at all of these old 80s toys on here I realized that I must have had everything made! Thanks for posting the memories!
moocow - May 19, 2008 - Report this comment
I realy like boglins I've got a medium one and all my freinds have! I heard you can get clothes for them!
Jenny - September 25, 2008 - Report this comment
I had the white one; I remember its eyes glowed in the dark. I also had a little purple one. Wish I still had them!
LlIAM - November 09, 2008 - Report this comment
i used to collect boglins when i was younger n have all the small boglins, the large and hairy ones and also the soggy bogline but i want to know were i can get a bat boglin and also has anyone seen on wikipedia about mattal once was gonna realise "moggy boglins" in 1991 if anyone finds information about the bat boglins please reply thanks.
val - November 21, 2008 - Report this comment
you keep reminding me of my childhood. I dont know why a little girl had one of these but I did.
Janae - November 29, 2008 - Report this comment
Liiam I hope you do bring them back I have been looking to buy one and can't find any. I loved them and want one. Mine was sold at a yardsale when I was younger. I know lots of other people who would want them too! You have a great Idea
Josh - December 12, 2008 - Report this comment
I remember having two of these. A big blue one, which the eyes moved left and right that glowed in the dark. and a smaller one which was green with one eye. Ahh those were the days.
Jenn - January 06, 2009 - Report this comment
Oh my goodness, my brother and I each got one for Easter--he had a purple one and I had a green one, they had gooey little teeth and everything! I'll never forget that rubber smell, we made them spit jellybeans at each other!
keri-ann - January 08, 2009 - Report this comment
finally I found information on this toy! I loved this toy and I kept thinking it was called a "boggle". These toys were awesome!
Alex - March 05, 2009 - Report this comment
I too have always thought these were called boggles. I've been searching google endlessly for years, and thanks to this site I found the real name. Thank you!
tif - March 09, 2009 - Report this comment
ooooh I had one of these as well .... hehe really fun ...
Iki - March 16, 2009 - Report this comment
I would be interested in buying the Bat Boglin
tlynn - April 22, 2009 - Report this comment
I remember playing with these guys in the toy aisle! I always wanted one but my mom thought they were ugly! I love how the box has the bars on it!
Beast - May 22, 2009 - Report this comment
Loved em'! my first was a small purple one. I had a wierd experience with him. It was late at night and I was sitting up watching movies. I went to the bathroom and I heard my radio come on. when I went back the Boglin was sitting on top of the radio. He was nowhere near it when I left. Strange. I acquired a bigger one in Indiana, which seemed to be the place I acquired a lot of my most coveted toys. I carried him everywhere. to the swimming pool, to church, to a family reunion ( he was a real hit there ). I have one now still in the box, same kind as I had back then.
NYDIA - June 03, 2009 - Report this comment
Jay - September 01, 2009 - Report this comment
I have the EXACT Boglin in the picture sitting in my garage window...he scares the kids when they come up my sidewalk!
Matt - December 28, 2009 - Report this comment
man i just got on ebay to see the price they where going for, and still in the box was $100. mine is in hanging up and has all my earrings on it .
kevin - February 18, 2010 - Report this comment
it does my heart good to see a boglin once more
Michael - February 19, 2010 - Report this comment
I still have one, and he's freakin awesome! Greetz from the Netherlands
Aurelia - March 11, 2010 - Report this comment
They´re awsome, my sister had the one called D´work, we love it!!!
Boglin-lover - April 22, 2010 - Report this comment
The bat boglin was a prototype. There is only one. Supposedly the story is that a designer gave it to his kid. Also, Boglins were brought back around 2000-2001. It didn't go well then either. They are wonderful toys.
Brian - May 07, 2010 - Report this comment
Just the other day i was in a antique store an found 3 boglins in there original package i bougth them. One of them was the one i had as a kid his name was squeel.It would be cool to see these guys come back they were awesome toys.
I'wilo - June 14, 2010 - Report this comment
Oh, god I'm so nostalgic for these toys right now. Not even thirty yet, but somehow I just started feeling pretty old. Damn website. XD I remember the smell of these, and the tacky, wobbly feel of their skin. I had a mini one with glowing eyes and if you stuck your hand in the eyeholes and pushed the would bug out O_O The big one had the coolest switch control to make the eyes shift. One of the best toys ever, imo. Toys nowadays are boring. I miss all the cool monster toys. I liked them better than my stupid barbies hehe.
joel - July 10, 2010 - Report this comment
Does anyone rememeber several years ago seeing a movie parody made of the princess bride using the boglins? It was incredibly funny! If anyone has any information I would be very appreciative.
josh - August 15, 2010 - Report this comment
Had one as a kid I had him for like 20 min then my dad took scissors to him because I would'nt share him with me lame brother. I have been looking for one ever scince but couldn't remember the name then last night my wife was looking at this site and ask if I remembered boglins and she said my eyes lit up. So I jumped on ebay and now dwork is on his way all the way from the u.k. can't wait to get him
Me - February 24, 2011 - Report this comment
I think about my old buddy(boglin) off and on. We would push his eyes out from behind, using the little finger holds. My sister left him in the back window of our Malibu. A few days later, the sun had somehow melted his outer surface to a gooey, slipper mess.
darren - May 25, 2011 - Report this comment
I honestly had most of these, I started collecting them when I was about 7. I must of had 25/30 of em all in boxes....gave most to my cousins as I got older...sigh....why did I do that?
John - December 22, 2011 - Report this comment
OMG - I had the blue large Boglin which I used to stretch over my head like a hat and wrap a white sheet from it's head on Halloween! Always was a good earner......unfortunately I threw it in the school bin in 1993. SHOCK HORROR
Lindi - December 17, 2012 - Report this comment
My 14 year old son's friend slept over at our house one night. His room was in the basement which was quite dark. The friend was sleeping on the bottom bunk bed. My son, quite the tease, had a tan medium sized Boglin with the switchable eyes. He put a flashlight inside the thing making the eyes glow and lighting it up and then because he was sleeping on the top bunk made it bounce along the lower edge of the mattress which made it move in a creepy way. He scared his fourteen year old friend so bad he ran screaming upstairs into our bedroom. It was quite a funny situation. My son had his Boglin for many years and had quite a lot of fun with it but this incident took the cake:-)
dragon - July 02, 2013 - Report this comment
I also have the one in the pic and take him to bingo and other trips we have gone to his name now is Ergo lol dont know what the orignal name was
AJ - December 10, 2013 - Report this comment
Awww....boglins!! My brother had the green large one that had the shifting much ugly they were cute! :)

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