The exhibition features original artwork illustrations of the Popples dating back to the s and vintage Popples paraphernalia such as lunchboxes and toys , videos, and other classic Popples stuff. The gimmick behind these characters is that they have pouches on their backs into which they can climb, converting them from a cute character into a cute fuzzy ball. The Popples were never as popular as Care Bears, but they still have a loyal following many years later — and this Parco Factory show is hoping to introduce them to a whole new generation of kawaii-loving Japanese fans. The World of Popples is the first major exhibition for the Popples in Japan since the company MindWorks Entertainment licensed them and began releasing official Japanese Popples products last year. Over people waited in line outside of Parco Shibuya for the chance to attend the pre-event fashion show and talk.