Cheer Bear

Teddy Bear
1983 (manufactured)
Not currently on display at the V&A

Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

Soft toy bear with movable arms and legs designed to be placed in a seated position, primarily of pink nylon plush. The body front, nose and mouth area, inner ears and paw pads are of white nylon plush. There is a semi circular rainbow design in a panel on its front. The white foot paw pads are heart shaped. The mouth is a pink stitched line extending into a smile with a downturn on the left end and a small pink tongue protruding. The nose is a dark pink plastic heart shape. The eyes are two tone brown and white plastic with pink felt lashes. The eyebrows are two wine clumps. There is a tuft of pink nylon hair at the top of the head. There is a short tail and a red plastic heart shape placed to the right of this with the Care Bears logo in white on it. There is a white label printed in red sewn into the right bottom seam.


object details
Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Stitched and stuffed nylon plush
Brief Description
Nylon plush Care Bear, Cheer Bear, made in Haiti by Kenner in 1983
Physical Description
Soft toy bear with movable arms and legs designed to be placed in a seated position, primarily of pink nylon plush. The body front, nose and mouth area, inner ears and paw pads are of white nylon plush. There is a semi circular rainbow design in a panel on its front. The white foot paw pads are heart shaped. The mouth is a pink stitched line extending into a smile with a downturn on the left end and a small pink tongue protruding. The nose is a dark pink plastic heart shape. The eyes are two tone brown and white plastic with pink felt lashes. The eyebrows are two wine clumps. There is a tuft of pink nylon hair at the top of the head. There is a short tail and a red plastic heart shape placed to the right of this with the Care Bears logo in white on it. There is a white label printed in red sewn into the right bottom seam.
Dimensions
  • Maximum height: 42cm
  • Seated height: 33cm
Production typeMass produced
Marks and Inscriptions
  • Care / Bears™ (Trade mark; Plastic heart attached to lower right side)
  • KENNER® / CINCINNATI, OHIO 45202 / CHEER BEAR® / Care Bears TM / COLLECTION / © AMERICAN GREETINGS / CORP. 1983 / 61100 AD / MADE IN HAITI / PAT. PENDING (Textual information; On one side of label)
  • PENN. REG. NO. 74 / ALL NEW MATERIALS / STUFFED WITH / 100% SYNTHECTIC FIBER / MACHINE WASHABLE / TIE TOY IN PILLOWCASE, / WASH WARM, TUMBLE DRY, / MEDIUM HEAT. / BRUSH PLUSH TO FLUFF / DO NOT DRY CLEAN (On one side of label)
Credit line
Given by the Palitoy Company
Object history
Part of the Palitoy Archive



Historical significance: One of the very first Care Bears to be made. They were not commercially available in Britain until 1984
Production
Reason For Production: Retail
Collection
Accession Number
B.1479-1999

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record createdNovember 22, 2000
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