"Friends" is a series of plush made by Bandai, specifically their Candy Toy division. A Friends plush is a small baseball-sized plush doll sold in a box along with some candy. They were popular in the late 1990s to early 2000s, and aside from Digimon, Pokemon and other various Japanese cartoon and game characters and random cute animals were also made. The very first Friends set appears to have been Pokemon, and was sold in 1997. One plush usually retailed for 300 yen.
Four sets of Friends plush were made for the Digimon series. A few years ago I started and eventually finished a quest to get them all in my possession. I will now do a presentation of them all!
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