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We went to Flamingoland recently which is a huge theme park and zoo about an hour and a half away from our home, there they had the usual stalls with games on them to cost you a fortune where you generally don't win. We avoided a couple of these stalls until we came across a hook a duck where a prize was guaranteed every time and then we had a go to get both the girls a present, my eldest daughter picked this bear as her prize.
I remember care bears from when I was a girl and Sophie has occasionally watched the shows on TV so I wasn't surprised she picked this as she likes to get something which she recognises and this was the only known toy. The bear is about 8 inches or so in height so is a decent size and decent quality for a prize from this sort of stall.
The bear is a deep lilac in colour which is a really pretty colour, she has a tuft of hair on her head and a really friendly face, she has darker purple hearts and her feet and then a big white round belly picturing heart lollies. The bear is really cute to look at and she is soft to the touch and lovely for cuddling.
Sophie carried around her bear all day only putting it down when she went on a ride, since coming home she has put the bear on her bed and she has slept with it as well as the rest of her collection every night! The bear can only be surfaced washed with a damp cloth but cuddling it in bed shouldn't get t very dirty so that's not a concern and it is not suitable for under 3's according to the label.
Sophie is very impressed with her bear and I cannot find a reason to fault it, the bear is cute and it only costs us £3 to win and it seems to be very well made.
*~*~Why I brought it ~*~*
Many years ago when my daughter was about 5 years old, Care Bears became the must have Christmas toy at her school. I endeavoured to get her as many Care Bears as possible, which was quite an easy task as Woolworths was still trading and the selection of Care Bears available was massive. I can't remember how much I paid for the Share Care Bear but if you want one they can easily be sourced on the internet for around £15 including postage.
*~*~ What is it? ~*~*
From what I can remember Care Bears were highly popular when I was a young child in the 1980's. They seemed to have had a bit of a revival in the mid 00's and are still lurking around waiting to empty your Amazon account of those hard earned vouchers.
As I said I brought my daughter a lot of these Care Bears and now 7 years later they can still be found lurking around in her bedroom or in the loft.
Share Care Bear stands approximately 12 inches tall, the positioning of his legs make him more suited to sitting (a bit like me) he sits roughly 9 inches tall. Share Care Bear is a vivid violet colour and is very soft and huggable. On his tummy is a large white circle and in the circle are two crossed lollipops. His snout is also white with a little heart shaped plastic nose and stitched on smile and freckles. He also has plastic eyes and sewn on eye brows. The inclusion of the plastic nose and eyes, in my opinion, make this an unsuitable toy for very young children.
An original Care Bear has a little red plastic heart on his bottom, this indicates that it is genuine.
Share Care Bear has no special abilities; he does not make any noises or glow in the dark. He is a well made but basic bear.
*~*~ Do I recommend it? ~*~*
That would be a yes, Share Care Bear is very well made, and he has been loved, cuddled, abandoned and found many times over the last 7 years and now sits at the end of my daughters' bed. I think he is still cool in a retro kind of way.
Share Care Bear still looks as new and I am guilty of selling a couple of his mates on the car boot a few months ago for a pound a piece (I got my arm snapped off for them).
I think they make a great toy for any child who is in to Care Bears or any adult that used to be.
Thank you for reading.
Share Care Bear. Nice quality Plush toy. Size approx inch (30 cm) Fully Licensed and Labelled