Brush-a-Loves :: Li'l

"Beautiful Brush-a-Loves and Li'l Brush-a-Loves need the loving care of little girls to keep them stay their best. Little girls will love using the Brush-a-Loves special brush-in-tail to brush, comb and style each of these sweetly scented little cuties!"

Brush-a-Loves were produced by Tyco, AmToy and Matchbox in 1987-89. They were plush bears about 10 inches high with brushes on the ends of their tails, a mirror attached to their right paw and a scented powder puff on their left. Alongside them came Li'l Brush-a-Loves, scented dog like creatures with a loop on their bellies so they could be worn like a bracelet, and a brush on the end of their tails. There were also Kiss-a-Loves which were only released in UK/Europe by Matchbox. They were small flocked plastic versions of the Brush-a-Loves with a furry tail with a brush on the end.

Images on this page thanks to Knot A Toy, Nile Perch, Quilt Papins and eBay sellers elspeth001, amb_buffy, pulpul81 and teddy-bear66 (or mine)!

Li'l Brush-a-Loves

Li'l Brush-a-Loves were dog-like creatures with furry bodies and plastic faces and were 8 to 10 inches long (excluding tail). They had a furry elasticated loop under their bellies so you could wear them like a bracelet and a long furry tail with a brush on the end.

The UK/European version was slightly shorter in the body than the US version, had molded flowers on their faces and also had less different colours of fur. There were six US and six UK Li'l Brush-a-Loves produced.

US Release

Pretty Petal Bubble Berry

Candy Cutie Dapple Blossom

Sugar Blossom Twinkle Berry

UK Release

I have so far found six different UK Li'l Brush-a-Loves, but have no information on their names. Three have one flower on their forehead and the other three have two.