• It never hurts to have another friend and when you’re a kid, you’ve got an entire lifetime to make new ones, wherever you go. A friend doesn’t have to be a person, but even a cool plaything that you can tote with you. Shoulder Buddies may just be the next best portable pal. Bearing somewhat of a resemblance to those Trolls dolls that we grew up with in the 1980s, these pint-sized creatures have spiky up-dos that kids will love to brush or simply flick with their fingers. And, like any good friend, Shoulder Buddies have a magnetic personality…almost literally. These figures are embedded with a magnet and come with a Magic Coin that kids can place on their shoulder, hat or backpack. Then they can put their new buddy directly on top of the coin, so he’s sitting pretty. These colorful characters have their own identities marked by bold graphics on their tummies: from the hipster peace sign, to the eco-friendly green-leaf lover. We think they’ll be the perfect companion to join your kid at camp this summer.

    In a Nutshell: Friends come in all shapes and sizes and in this case, the smaller, the better. These collectible figures are poised to be the next great backpack companion.

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