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The Care Bears Limited Edition Plush is a special range of plush by HeadStart for the Australian market. These plushes are made in low quantities (normally 3000 or 6000) exclusively at BIG W stores, and come with a certificate of Authenticity.

Standard Limited Edition Plush[]

2018[]

The first Limited Edition plush was of Christmas Wishes Bear. It sold for $39 AUD, with 3000 plushes produced.

2019[]

Seven limited edition plushes were released in 2019. These all retailed for $39 AUD, each have only 3000 produced, although Christmas Wishes was produced at a larger amount of 5000.

2020[]

Four limited edition plushes were released in 2020, all retailing for $39 AUD. Each Bear had a different amount of plush produced (Funshine - 3000, Bedtime - 2000, Christmas Wishes - 5000) and was the last year to feature the 2012 designs.

2021[]

Seven limited edition plushes were produced in 2021. Headstart transitioned to the Unlock the Magic style this year. The price was increased to $49 AUD, once again only having 3000 produced except for Sweet Dreams, which 6000 were produced of, and Christmas Wishes, which 5000 were produced of.

Love A Lot and Work of Heart are Big W exclusives, while Cheer is a Toyworld exclusive.

2022[]

Seven limited edition plushes were produced in 2022, All being BIG W exclusives for $39 AUD, except for Wish Bear, who is a Woolworths exclusive.

2023[]

Once again, the Bears retail for $39, and 3000 of each are produced.



Retro Limited Edition Plush[]

These represent the retro designs of the Bears. So far, four have been released - Cheer (2021), Love-a-Lot (2022) Cozy Heart Penguin (2023) and Loyal Heart Dog (2023). Cheer and Love-a-lot are BIG W exclusives, with 3000 produced of each while the cousins are exclusive to AusPost, with 2500 produced of each.

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