Rainbow coloured and cuddly, with names like Funshine and Tenderheart, these were the height of cute.
Its four original members were Rob plus Mouse, Flexy and Carebear
The basic criteria in primary school seemed to be whoever liked the same spot in the playground as me - it was a covered-in drain or a magic portal that took you to Carebear
to noon, or KB Toys' free Carebear
to shoppers who lay out $100 for other toys.
Accompanying parents may be stifling a yawn or two because there's little to hold their attention, and the Carebear
cutesiness gets a little sticky at times.
There's also the tearjerker Fluke and the hilarious Carebear
Try the JanSport Fader Sling Bag or Carebear
Designed for youngsters 8 or 9 years old, the musical brushes come in four varieties based on popular children's characters, each singing a theme song for two minutes: Thomas & Friends, which plays the "Roll Call" song; CareBears
, which sings "You Are My Sunshine"; Bob the Builder, which croons the "Bob the Builder" song; and Mario/Nintendo, which plays Nintendo theme music.