Glo Worm dolls

In 1982, a cute and soft larva entered the bedrooms of kids across the globe. Better known as Glo Worm, the plush worm in pajamas was the world's cuddliest night-light.

The stuffed toy was introduced in 1982 and designed by Playskool (Hasbro), and made in Pawtucket, Rhode Island. The doll contained a battery-powered device that -when squeezed- would light up the vinyl head from within, creating a soft glow. The original doll, upon release, was such a success that Hasbro released a new version: the Musical Glo Worm, and a series of videos, story books, other night lights, and other merchandise that continued until the early 1990s.

In 1986, Playskool released a number of "Glo"-based toys that glowed and were made of soft vinyl. These toys and dolls, collectively known as "Glo Friends", were so successful that American fast food chain Wendy's in 1989 also released a series of 13 soft vinyl toys to advertise their chain. Their names were:

Additional characters included:

Updated: 27 September 2020

Glo Worm value and price guide

What's your Glo Worm worth in 2021? Here are some recently sold items.

Item Title Date Price
glo friends playskool glo prayerbug 1986 glo bug glow Glo Friends Playskool Glo Prayerbug 1986 Glo Bug Glow 07/2021 AU $250.00
glo worm glow gitd funko pop vinyl new in box Glo Worm Glow Gitd Funko Pop Vinyl New In Box 09/2021 AU $45.26
glo friends playskool glo flutterbug 1986 glo bug glow Glo Friends Playskool Glo Flutterbug 1986 Glo Bug Glow 07/2021 AU $50.00
funko pop retro toys glo worm 13 gitd glo worm free pop Funko Pop Retro Toys Glo Worm 13 Gitd Glo Worm Free Pop 08/2021 AU $39.99
playskool glo worm bug friends butterfly hasbro glow Playskool Glo Worm Bug Friends Butterfly Hasbro Glow 08/2021 AU $30.00
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