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Care Bears Figures

20th Century

The  Care Bears are a group of multi-colored bear characters created by American Greetings Corporation, LLC in 1981. The original artwork for the cards was painted by artist Elena Kucharik. In 1983, Kenner turned the Care Bears into plush teddy bears.  The Care Bears appeared in TV specials.  


Each Care Bear comes in a different color and has a specialized insignia on its belly that represents its duty and personality. This insignia was known as their "tummy symbol."


Donated as part of of the co-curation family day at the Baird Institute.

The Baird Institute
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East Ayrshire Council

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