7 β80s and β90s Cartoons That Were Toys First, by Nerdist
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carebears started from greeting cards?!
This has to be one of the only instances in history in which a franchise was spawned from a greeting card. Thatβs right, the colorful, picture-tummied little bears began life in 1981 as characters on cards created by the American Greetings Corporation, LLC. In 1983, Kenner decided to turn them into plush toys and along with them, a couple of TV specials. Finally, in 1985, a fully-produced animated series which ran on ABC for a year and then in syndication for three further years. Remember the Care Bearsβ Stare? What the hell was that?