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"Lalaloopsy were once rag dolls that magically came to life when their very last stitch was sewn. Each doll has its own charming personality inspired by the fabric used to make it. Lalaloopsy live in a whimsical world full of silly surprises. With love and a little bit of imagination, you’ll see why Lalaloopsy are sew magical... and sew cute!"

A line of button-eyed dolls launched by MGA Entertainment in 2010, Lalaloopsy quickly grew into one of the biggest toy trends of that year. From the original lineup of eight, the Lalaloopsy brand now carries over 25 original characters.

Animated Adaptations, such as webisodes, a Made-for-TV Movie and a short-lived TV series on Nick Jr. were made. A Continuity Reboot series was released on Netflix in January 2017 and lasted one season due to the toyline's cancellation that year.


Lalaloopsy provides examples of:

  • All Girls Like Ponies: Close enough - Spot Splatter Splash has a pet zebra while Lady Stillwaiting has a unicorn. In the Lala-Oopsies spin-off line, there are 2 brand new pony characters, Tea Biscuit and Scone, along with two pegasi, Macadamia and Almond, and two unicorns, Hazelnut and Cashew.
  • Ambiguous Disorder: In "The Search For Pillow Movie", Pillow Featherbed appears to be narcoleptic, given her falling asleep randomly.
  • Animation Bump: In "Search for Pillow", the animation is much more fluid.
  • Animal-Eared Headband: worn by Kat Jungle Roar and Teddy Honey Pots (though the latter's ears are part of a hood rather than a headband)
  • Babies Ever After: Jewel and Storm E.'s cats have kittens in the final episode of the 2017 reboot.
  • Bare Your Midriff: Mango Tiki Wiki.
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  • Bookworm: Bea Spells-a-Lot.
  • Big Eater: Sprinkle Spice Cookie.
  • Catchphrase: "Perfectly perfect!", by Jewel
  • Chromosome Casting: Almost the entire cast is made up of females.
  • Chuck Cunningham Syndrome:
    • Pillow's little sister Blanket, disappeared after Season 1. And so did Holly Sleighbells, Little Bah Peep, and Charlotte Charades.
    • Not to mention that Cherry, Squiggles, Trace E, Winter, Mari, Sir, Star, Mango, Scraps, and Haley have only appeared once and never again.
    • Bea, Mittens, Peanut, and Pillow, some of the main characters from the original version, don't return for the Netflix reboot. Same goes for every Lalaloopsy Little.
  • Cowardly Lion: Sir Battlescarred is afraid of quite a few strange things.
  • Curse Cut Short: In "Search For Pillow":
    Jewel: [to Kitty] First, Kitty, we'll go down with you on my lap facing forward, then facing backward. And be careful not to scratch my-
    Mittens: [offscreen] Watch out, Jewel!
  • Cute Monster Girl: Invoked with Furry Grrs-a-Lot, whose outfit wouldn't look too out of place in the Monsters, Inc. universe.
  • Cute Witch: Halloween-exclusive Candy Broomsticks.
  • Dark-Skinned Blonde: Dot Starlight
  • Dark-Skinned Redhead: Surprisingly apt for Peggy Seven Seas.
  • Darker and Edgier: Downplayed in the We're Lalaloopsy series. They're not too depressing, but the last three episodes are surprisingly bleak and don't get better until the season finale.
  • Distressed Damsel: Lady Stillwaiting to Sir Battlescarred.
  • A Dog Named "Dog": In the webisodes, the girls refer to their pets by their animal names. Pillow refers to her pet as "Sheep", Crumbs refers to hers as "Mouse", and so on.
  • Early-Bird Cameo: a Lalaloopsy prototype appeared as an accessory in the Moxie Girlz line.
  • Early Installment Weirdness: The first movie, "Search For Pillow" is quite different from the rest of the series. Almost everyone has a different voice actor, Jewel is actually into dancing (something that never pops up again after this), Pillow seems to have narcolepsy and falls asleep at random timesnote , the animation is a bit more fluid, and Jewel refers to her Cat as "Kitty".note 
  • Easter Bunny: Who the Easter-exclusive Cotton Hopalong is themed after.
  • Edible Theme Naming: Inevitable, when you release characters "sewn" from food.
  • Fashionable Asymmetry: An entire Spin-Off line, Lala-Oopsies, was built around this. To a lesser extent, there's also the Halloween exclusive Scraps Stitched 'N' Sewn.
  • Forgotten Birthday: A variation in the first webisode, about Jewel attempting to throw herself the perfect birthday party.
  • Fun Size
  • Getting Crap Past the Radar: Surprisingly once. See Curse Cut Short above.
  • Growling Gut: An unusual example in "Belly Laugh"- Forrest's stomach laughs upon him eating a purple nut. The same thing happens to Rosy at the end of the episode.
  • Geisha: Yuki Kimono is the kid-friendly version.
  • Genie in a Bottle: Sahara Mirage
  • Girls Love Stuffed Animals
  • Grease Monkey: Ace Fender Bender. He even has a literal pet monkey.
  • High School A.U.: Lalaloopsy Girls and its movie, Welcome to LALA Prep School.
  • Idol Singer: Harmony B. Sharp
  • Knight in Shining Armor: Sir Battlescarred to Lady Stillwaiting
  • Little Green Men: The green-skinned alien girl Haley Galaxy and her pet, erm, smaller alien appear to be a throwback to this trope.
  • Living Toys: Naturally, the dolls' backstory.
  • Meaningful Name: Everyone, but a more subtle example is Bea Spells-a-Lot, whose first name is a homophone of "bee", as in a spelling bee.
  • Mouse World
  • Non-Indicative Name: Sir Battlescarred does not feature any visible scars. Trouble Dusty Trails rarely causes any trouble.
  • Non-Ironic Clown: Peanut Big Top, in a rare modern example.
  • Non-Human Sidekick: Dyna Might's sidekick is a raccoon.
  • Non-Standard Character Design: Original 8 character Bea Spells-a-Lot has blue button eyes, along with her sister Specs Reads-a-Lot. Everybody else has black eyes. As of late, a handful of new eye colors have shown up: Toffee Cocoa Cuddles has dark chocolate brown eyes, while Mango Tiki Wiki and her sister Kiwi has dark green eyes.
  • Pep-Talk Song: "If You Believed In You" from "Band Together".
  • Pimped-Out Dress: Two words: Goldie Luxe.
  • Pink Means Feminine: A common theme, most prevalent in the Sparkles sisters, Jewel and Trinket
  • Pirate: Patch Treasurechest, the first boy Lalaloopsy. He was even sewn on Talk Like a Pirate Day.
  • Public Domain Character: A whole wave of minis was based on Land of Oz, and that's not mentioning the dolls based on various fairy tales, nursery rhymes, and Alice in Wonderland.
  • Punny Name: All over the place.
  • Sleep Cute: Whenever Pillow is seen sleeping (which is often), it is absolutely adorable.
  • Sleepyhead: Pillow Featherbed
  • The Sleepless: Dot Starlight
  • Sudden Name Change: Jewel Sparkles's cat is named "Kitty" in "Search for Pillow", but in her subsequent appearances is named "Cat".
  • The One Guy:
    • So far, there are only four male characters: Sir Battlescarred, Patch Treasurechest, Ace Fender Bender, and Forest Evergreen.
    • There are also Pete R. Can Fly, Prince Handsome and Wacky Hatter, who so far are only available in mini form.
    • Of the Littles (younger siblings of the main dolls), Matey Anchors just so happens to be the only boy.
  • The Voiceless:
    • Being an actual mime, Charlotte Charades is this.
    • Specs didn't have any speaking lines in "Search For Pillow".
  • Screams Like a Little Girl: Sir Battlescarred does this a few times in "Nighty Knight".
  • Shout-Out: Scraps Stitched 'N Sewn is based on Sally, as both are Frankenstein's Monster rag dolls with blue skin and shy personalities.
  • Spin-Off:
    • Lalaloopsy Girls, obviously to compete with My Little Pony: Equestria Girls line of dolls.
    • Lala-Oopsies, which had a much more surreal aesthetic than the usual Lalaloopsy fare.
  • Spin-Off Babies: Lalaloopsy Babies, obviously.
  • Spin-Offspring: Lalaloopsy Littles does this with the original dolls' younger siblings, rather than their offspring.
  • Stage Magician: Misty Mysterious
  • Superhero: Dyna Might, complete with a raccoon sidekick.
  • Sweet Tooth: Sprinkle and Crumbs.
  • There Are No Adults: The Lalaloopsys are childlikenote  with no parents around. This is totally justified, as they were not born, but sewn, most likely all from one person.
    • It gets even stranger in the Lalaloopsy Babies movie, though, as there was no adult running a nursery full of babies.
  • Webisode
  • Winter Royal Lady: Ivory Ice Crystals
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: While normal hair colors have shown up, the norm in Lalaloopsy Land seems to consist of pink or blue. Oddly enough, all of the males have had normal hair colors while it's the girls who show up with the unique ones.


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