Glo Worm was a stuffed toy for young children, designed by Hasbro's Playskool division, and made in Pawtucket, Rhode Island. Introduced in 1982, the plush body contained a battery-powered device that, when squeezed, would light up the toy's vinyl face from within, creating a soft glow.
Since the original toy was such a success, Hasbro released a series of story books, night lights, videos and other merchandise that continued until the early 1990's.
In 1986, Playskool released a number of "Glo"-based toys that glowed but were made of hard plastic. These toys, collectively known as "Glo Friends", were so successful that American fast food chain Wendy's in 1989 also released a series of 12 hard plastic toys to advertise their chain. Their names were;
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