Nosy Bears :: Shaker

"Squeeze their tummies! Watch their funny noses!"

Nosy Bears were produced by Playskool (and Those Characters from Cleveland) from 1987 to the early 90's. They were plush teddies (plus a few bunnies) with plastic globes on their noses. When their bellies were squeezed various items in their noses would move about from the air pumped in. The smaller Shaker Nosy Bears and Nosy Bunnies had snowglobe type noses which were filled with a liquid. There were also a few accessories made to go along side the series.

Images on this page thanks to Quilt Papins, Angel, Lara & Jana or found on eBay! Thanks to Rachel for clarifying the Shaker Nosy Bears names!

Shaker Nosy Bears

"Here come those colourful little creatures called Nosy Bears! Each Nosy Bear has a special way of putting a smile on everyone's face! All they need is you to share in their fun! Just give them a shake and watch their noses go crazy with excitment! Nosy Bears are so adorable that once you've shaken one, you'll want to shake them all! Make friends with Nosy Bears today and share in the fun!"

There were nine Shaker Nosy Bears produced. They were nine inches high, making them look more like baby bears. As their name suggests, the were meant to be shaken rather than squeezed to interact with their noses. They were released in two groups, firstly in a group of six, then three more, all with heart themed noses.

  • Ahoy - Boat
  • Chuckles - Clown
  • Goody - Ice Cream Sundae
Ahoy Chuckles Goody

Ahoy Chuckles Goody
  • Mazey - Maze and Ball
  • Penny - Pig
  • Ringer - Hoops and Bear
Mazey Penny Ringer

Mazey Penny Ringer

The second release of Shaker Bears had heart themed noses.

  • Candy Heart - lots of small hearts and glitter
  • Happy Heart - one large heart and severl small heats and glitter
  • Heartfelt - two heart hoops and glitter
Candy Heart Happy Heart Heartfelt

Candy Heart Happy Heart Heartfelt