Now we can buy them ourselves.
One of companies most responsible for my cheery outlook on life (and my dwindling bank account) is American Greetings Entertainment. They’re the masterminds behind the Care Bears and as a baby of the '80s, I can’t remember a time when some incarnation of those colorful cuties weren’t appearing on television, in books, and on almost every type of product imaginable. For over thirty years these cuddly cuties have been coloring the lives of the young and young at heart and this year, is set to be it’s biggest and brightest yet.
Fans will have multiple chances to win the boxes through giveaways on official social media sites like Facebook and Instagram.
The bears will also be popping up for special partnerships like Cream Nation ice cream, and Freshly Picked Baby Moccasins. With seven months left, there’s no telling where the bears will turn up next. To make sure you don’t miss a beat, keep up with everything Care Bears by following their social media accounts on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram as well as visiting their official Care-Bears.com website.
While the enormity of the Care Bears success seems like enough to keep a company going, American Greetings hasn’t put all of it’s eggs into one cloud car. They’re also continuing their relaunch of another '80s property, Madballs.
They just were not my thing. However, as an adult, and an artist, I have developed a new appreciation for the brand. They’re actually quite clever, and really a lot of fun. There’s also a ton of detail that goes into the characters creepy, but (and this is probably sacrilegious) also kind of cute. They’re very well done. Not only are new Madballs on store shelves, but there are also new animated shorts, blind packs, keychains, and enamel pins.