Brush-a-Loves :: Plush

"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 AmToy then Tyco in the US and Matchbox in UK/Euro from 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 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 Beckie, Knot A Toy, Melissa Jayne and eBay seller lismonkey!

Large Plush

There were eight Brush-a-Loves produced, each one scented differently. Four were produced for the US and with four more added exclusively for the UK/Euro market (plus one colour variation).

US Release

The earlier release are marked AmToy 1987, the later release Tyco 1989. These were also sold in UK/Euro by Matchbox/AmToy.

Beauty Berry Bubble Love

Purple Posy Tuttie Cutie

UK/Euro Release

These were not sold in US. They are marked Matchbox, 1989.

I've found two hair colour variations of the blue version.

Prototypes

I have these four images labeled as "samples", but can find no further information on them.

Packaging

The US packaging was dark pink and marked AmToy.

The UK/Euro packaging was lighter pink and had multiple langauges. They were marked Matchbox. I've not come across the packaging for the UK/Euro exclusive versions yet.

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