They are all plush animal dolls or animated animal characters from the 1980's [edit: All of which have been marketed as plush toys]. I guess Raggedy Ann and GI Joe could both also fit that description, but they both go back a lot farther. Now Parson needs to man up and rip out her candy heart.Chubble http://www.ghostofthedoll.co.uk/Toys_Chubbles.htm
They live on love, which makes them an especially unusual war cry. Maybe they all starved to death because they ain't around no more.
"Chubbles and friends were produced by Animal Fair in 1984-85. They were interactive plush toys, which reacted to either light or sound with flashing eyes, noses or beeps [sic]. There was also a small set of plastic figures which also lit up.
are smurf-class animated failures. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Snorks
"The Snorks is an animated television series produced by Hanna-Barbera which ran on NBC from September 15, 1984, to May 13, 1989.
, a Fisher-Price line of plush animal dolls, debuted in 1986 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PuffalumpGund Snuffles
debuted in 1981 and are also still being made.Monchichis
(technically, "Monchhichi") are also in production under franchise in separate countries. Gund makes* some of them, but Mattel holds the US license. They started in the 70's but there was a Japanese animated show for them beginning in 1980. I'm not sure if it showed outside Japan, however.Nerfuls
: Parker-Brothers figurine toys from the 1980's. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/NerfulThe Wuzzles
was a very lame animated series involving bizzare hybrid creatures, like a cross between a bee and a lion. (Not named Eric). "With only 13 episodes of Wuzzles, it was one of the shortest running animated series produced by Disney. One season later, Wuzzles moved to ABC (which was eventually sold to Disney) for reruns, and disappeared from network television after that.
*Probably all made in China or Vietnam, actually. But that brings up the question of what it actually means to create something. Never mind.
 If you find a weird looking animal toy from Disney, it's probably a Wuzzle. More people have hurt their bare feet from stepping on them than have actually seen the show.