Take Care Bear is a Care Bear who was first introduced in a 1987 cough syrup coloring book, and has since been revived as part of the franchise's 2000's toy line.


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Appearance

In the 80's, she had honey-yellow fur and her Belly badge was a red apple, while in the 2000's she is pale pink and her badge depicts a purple heart holding a yellow star.

Personality

Some may think of Take Care Bear as overly cautious, but this bear really puts the "care" in Care Bear. While she may have a tendency to be over-protective, it's only because she values her friends so much, and has made it her business to keep everyone healthy and in one piece. When it comes to Take Care Bear, safety always comes first.

Main Storyline

Take Care's original design.

Take Care's first and only appearance during the franchise's original 80's run was in a Care Bear cough syrup coloring book, where our fuzzy spokes-bear expunged the benefits and proper administration of the helpful elixir.

2000's series

2002-2006 toyline

Take Care was plucked from obscurity in the Care Bears relaunch toyline in the early and mid 2000's, and received a rather large redesign in the process. Though she now sports pale pink fur and a new belly badge, she still retains her happy helpful attitude from before.

Take Care Bear's 2002-2006 appearance.

She has appeared as a number of different products, including a 10" plush with a "hugs and kisses" heart accessory, a "troll hair" plush, a 7" plush with a bathrobe and doll accessory, a beanbag plush with nightcap, and a large 13" talking plush that came packaged with a special DVD.

Descriptions

2002-2006: Take Care Bear is one very careful bear. As Care-a-Lot's expert on "looking before you leap," she teaches others how to be safe and careful. She is also a warmhearted bear who wishes the best for everyone. Her symbol shows her caring, careful nature - a smiling heart hugging a star.

Trivia

  • Take Care's original apple belly badge is nearly identical to Smart Heart Bear's, except it has a face and no white heart twinkle.

In other languages:

Dutch: Verzorg Beer ("Care Bear")
German: Pass-auf-Bärchi ("Pass-on-Bear")
Japanese: テイクケアベア
Swedish: Försiktignalle ("Careful Bear")

Gallery

Care Bears Family
Care Bears
Original Bears
Bedtime Bear (1982) - Birthday Bear (1982) - Cheer Bear (1982) - Friend Bear (1982) - Funshine Bear (1982) - Good Luck Bear (1982) - Grumpy Bear (1982) - Love-a-Lot Bear (1982) - Tenderheart Bear (1982) - Wish Bear (1982)
Originally Introduced in Television Shows/Movies
Baby Hugs Bear (1984) - Baby Tugs Bear (1984) - Grams Bear (1984) - Secret Bear (1985) - Share Bear (1985) - True Heart Bear (1986) - Perfect Panda (1986) - Polite Panda (1986) - Me Bear (2005) - Messy Bear (2005) - Too Loud Bear (2005) - Oopsy Bear (2007) - Wonderheart Bear (2012) - Shiver Me Timbear (2012) - Great Giving Bear (2012) - Watchful Bear (2019)
Originally Introduced in Merchandise
Champ Bear (1985) - Harmony Bear (1985) - Surprise Bear (1985) - Laugh-a-Lot Bear (2003) - Bashful Heart Bear (2004) - Best Friend Bear (2004) - Thanks-a-Lot Bear (2004) - Sweet Dreams Bear (2005) - Amigo Bear (2006)
Merchandise-Exclusive Bears
Daydream Bear (1985) - Take Care Bear (1987) - Do-Your-Best Bear (2004) - Hopeful Heart Bear (2005) - Smart Heart Bear (2005) - Always There Bear (2006) - Heartsong Bear (2006) - Play-a-Lot Bear (2006) - Shine Bright Bear (2006) - Superstar Bear (2006) - Work of Heart Bear (2006)
Promotional/Seasonal Bears
Forest Friend Bear (1980's) - I Love You Bear (1980's) - Sea Friend Bear (1980's) - America Cares Bear (1991/2003) - True North Bear (2000's) - All My Heart Bear (2006) - Pink Power Bear (2008) - Heart of Gold Bear (2008) - - Sweet Sakura Bear (2009) - Trick-or-Sweet Bear (2013) - Christmas Wishes Bear (2014) - Rainbow Heart Bear (2017) - Piece of Heart Bear (2018) - Sparkle Heart Bear (2019) - Black Lives Matter Bear (2020) - Unity Bear (2020)
New Bears
TBA (2021)
Care Bear Cousins
Brave Heart Lion (1985) - Bright Heart Raccoon (1985) - Cozy Heart Penguin (1985) - Gentle Heart Lamb (1985) - Lotsa Heart Elephant (1985) - Loyal Heart Dog (1985) - Playful Heart Monkey (1985) - Proud Heart Cat (1985) - Swift Heart Rabbit (1985) - Treat Heart Pig (1985) - Noble Heart Horse (1986)
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