As of 2015, Walmart and Toys R Us are retailers that carry Bubble Guppies toys. Both companies offer official websites that allow users to search a toy’s availability at local stores. Most Bubble Guppies toys are manufactured by Fisher-Price and are also available for purchase online. The toys are based on various characters from the “Bubble Guppies” TV show.
“Bubble Guppies” is a children’s animated television series created by Jonny Belt and Robert Scull. The show is based on a group of merperson preschoolers, known as Guppies, who live in the underwater city of Bubbletucky. As of 2015, the show broadcasts on Nick Jr. and has aired four seasons with 70 episodes.
Most episodes follow the same format of Molly introducing herself and then being interrupted by Gil, who performs an act related to the episode’s subject. One of the two characters then states, “It’s time for Bubble Guppies” before the theme song begins to play.
Molly and Gil both host the show, with Molly being the natural leader of the group. Molly is a guppy girl with a caring personality who usually helps Gil in hopes that problems won’t arise. Gil is a guppy boy with a silly personality and is easily scared, and he tends to do things resulting in unexpected events. Other common characters on the show include Bubble Puppy and Mr. Grouper.