Pillow People :: Accessories
"You play with me... We watch TV... and then at night you hug me tight and all is right!"
Pillow People were produced by Spring Industries and PCE Marketing in 1986-88. They were a fairly large series of large pillow shaped fabric characters with fabric arms and satin legs, and bold printed features. They were sold in the home furnishing department rather than toy isle. In 1996 Kidsview re-issues six characters, in 2002 Best Brands re-issued at least three characters, and in 2009 InVision bought the rights but nothing seems to have come of beyond a now defunct website.
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Accessories :: Books With Cassette Tapes
"Welcome to Pillow Valley! Come and meet the Pillow People and share their adventures of friendship and caring for each other. They are fun and educational."
There were four 24-page story books with read-along tapes produced.
Accessories :: Figures
These squeaky rubber figures were produced by Nasta in 1987.
I have found three of the original characters made as wind-up figures. They were produced by Nasta in 1988.
Accessories :: Sewing Patterns
There were several sewing patterns produced. Each packet came with two characters printed on cotton fabric, which you cut out, sewed together and stuffed.
Here are some patterns made up.
Here are some patterns still uncut.
Accessories :: Bedding, Blankets, Rugs & Towels
Accessories :: Fancy Dress
Accessories :: Fridge-Sitters
There were six "Fridge-Sitters" produced in 1987.