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Teddy bear - Funshine Bear

Funshine Bear

  • Object:

    Teddy bear

  • Place of origin:

    Taiwan (manufactured)

  • Date:

    1983 (manufactured)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Kenner Products (manufacturer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Stitched and stuffed nylon plush

  • Credit Line:

    Given by the Palitoy Company

  • Museum number:

    B.1484-1999

  • Gallery location:

    Museum of Childhood, Creativity Gallery, case 14

Physical description

Unjointed soft toy bear in a seated position primarily of yellow nylon plush. The body front, nose and mouth area, inner ears and feet paw pads are of white nylon plush. There is a yellow sun with a smiling face stitched design in a panel on its front. The white paw pads are heart shaped. The mouth is a brown stitched line extending into a smile with T shaped ends. The nose is a deep yellow plastic heart shape. The eyes are two tone brown and white plastic with brown felt lashes. The eyebrows are two deep yellow clumps. There is a tuft of yellow 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 left leg seam.

Place of Origin

Taiwan (manufactured)

Date

1983 (manufactured)

Artist/maker

Kenner Products (manufacturer)

Materials and Techniques

Stitched and stuffed nylon plush

Marks and inscriptions

Care / Bears™
Trade mark; Plastic heart attached to lower right side

KENNER® / CINCINNATI, OHIO 45202 / LOVE-A-LOT BEAR® / Care Bears TM / COLLECTION / © AMERICAN GREETINGS / CORP. 1983 / 61050 TKB / MADE IN TAIWAN R.O.C. / 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

Dimensions

Height: 15 cm

Object history note

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

Descriptive line

Nylon plush Care Bear, Funshine Bear, made in Taiwan by Kenner in 1983

Production Note

Reason For Production: Retail

Materials

Nylon plush; Plastic; Thread

Techniques

Stitching; Stuffing

Production Type

Mass produced

Collection

Museum of Childhood

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