Reviewed by Gemma Ingham
As a child of the 80’s I was Care Bear mad. I had Care Bear wallpaper, toys, bedding and could probably name every single one of the characters as soon as I could talk. So I was thrilled to get this Large Plush Tenderheart Care Bear to review, even though he is actually meant for my 2 and a half year old daughter.
My daughter’s reaction when she opened the large box the Care Bear arrived in was to shout ‘Wow!’ He certainly is large at 41cm high in a sitting position, which makes him able to withstand even the biggest of hugs. He was anchored into branded Care Bear cardboard packaging by plastic fasteners that were easy to cut so he could be quickly and easily passed to his new owner. There’s nothing worse than when you have an excited child wanting to play with their new toy and you have to spend 10 minutes and gather various tools to actually get it out of the packaging.
TenderHeart is the Care Bear who is kind, helps others to express their feelings, and helps his fellow bears be the best they can be. His soft smooth fur is a light orange brown and he has a big red heart on his tummy. He has all the details you would expect from a Care Bear including a heart shaped nose, paw prints, and logo on his bottom.
The label states he can be handwashed so if he does get a little grubby from all the attention he will no doubt be receiving he can be cleaned. He is also stuffed very firmly so will withstand many hugs and kisses over the coming years.
Any fan, new or old, would be thrilled to receive this Care Bear. It does state the bear is suitable for ages 2+ but this 30 odd year old can vouch for the fact it’s suitable for someone well into their 30’s also!
Available to buy from Amazon here.