Care Bears :: Poseable
Care Bears were originally characters created by American Greetings in 1981 for use on greeting cards. Then, in 1983, Kenner took the characters and made the first in a line of very successful teddy bears based on the Care Bears. Each bear was a different colour with a symbol on their belly to match their names. Care Bear Cousins, produced a couple of years later, were a series different animals with matching symbols to names.
The Care Bears franchise was massive business and a huge amount of items were produced to go along side the toys. There were book, magazines, cartoons and films, plus so many other items I can't mention them all!
A popular toy in the 80's, the Care Bears and Cousins made a succesful comeback to 2002 with several new characters being added to the original line (not mentioned here).
Images on this page thanks to Renee, Christina and various eBay sellers!
Poseable ~ Care Bears
There were fifteen poseable Care Bears produced. The first series had ten characters, followed by five more in series two. Care Bear Cousins were released with series two of the Care Bears and consisted of six characters, with three more rare UK exclusives added later. Care Bears friend Cloud Keeper and villain Professor Coldheart were also made into poseable toys.
Each Care Bear came with one accessory which they could hold, although they were also sold with no accessories.
1. Champ Bear with Good Sport Trophy
2. Share Bear with Share-a-Like Shake
3. Tenderheart Bear with Caring Heart Mirror
4. Wish Bear with Star-a-Scope
5. Funshine Bear with Suncatcher
6. Good Luck Bear with Happy-Go-Lucky Shovel
7. Bedtime Bear with Snooze Alarm
8. Love-a-Lot Bear with Bouquet of Hearts
9. Grumpy Bear with Dumbrella
10. Cheer Bear with Merry Megaphone
11. Birthday Bear with Happy Birthday Banner
12. Friend Bear with Friendly Sprinkler
13. Grams Bear with Lovin' Basket
14. Baby Hugs with Sweet Lickity Lollipop
15. Baby Tugs with Big Diggity Bucket
Poseable ~ Care Bear Cousins
Of the eleven Care Bear Cousins characters ten were produced as poseable figures. Loyal Heart Dog, Playful Heart Monkey, Proud Heart Cat and Treat Heart Pig are very rare finds being UK exclusives, while Noble Heart Horse was only produced as a plush toy (also a UK exclusive).
Each character came with one accessory which they could hold, although they were also sold with no accessories.
- Brave Heart Lion with Tusty Shield
- Cozy Heart Penguin with N'Ice Skates
- Swift Heart Rabbit with Speedy Skateboard
- Bright Heart Raccoon with Clever Candle
- Gentle Heart Lamb with Peek-a-Boo Bell
- Lotsa Heart Elephant with Mighty Trunk
These are the four rare UK exclusive poseable Care Bear Cousins. They also each came with one accessory which they could hold.
- Loyal Heart Dog with Waggin' Flag
- Playful Heart Monkey with Merry Music Maker
- Proud Heart Cat with True Blue Ribbon
- Treat Heart Pig with Sweet Surprise
Poseable ~ Friends and Villains
The Cloud Keeper was the friend and Professor Coldheart was the villain! They came with one accessory each, which they could hold.
- The Cloud Keeper with Fluffy Cloud Broom
- Professor Coldheart with Frozen Meanie Mug
|The Cloud Keeper & Fluffy Cloud Broom||Professor Coldheart|