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74 Bewitching Bears

Cuddly Creatures That Even Stephen Colbert Would Love

— November 21, 2009 — Eco
And the number one threat to your free time is: Bears! These bears come in all shapes and sizes, from gummy bears to teddy bears to polar bears.

It's amazing that one animal could inspire so much innovation. Maybe it's the combination of cute and dangerous that makes them oh-so-irresistible. Whatever the reason, there's no reason to be afraid of these bears, so enjoy the cuteness.

Implications - The toy industry is influenced by iconic animals and bears. With the rise of technology-infused toys that walk, talk or teach, many parents still look to iconic plush toys that are fun and timeless in their simplicity. However, these bear-inspired toys are also adapting to the technological movement and the plain and simple teddy bear may not be enough for children of this generation.
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Popularity
Activity
Freshness
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Capitalizing on Animal Fame
Capitalizing on Animal Fame
Knut the Polar Bear is the Latest Victim of Celebrity Betrayal
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72
Death Match Apparel
Death Match Apparel
The Bear vs Tractor Tee Pits Two Unlikely Foes Against Each Other
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71
Rival Toys
Rival Toys
The -Minus and +Plus Bears from Lab81 are Adorably Evil
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70
Classic Cartoon Makeovers
Classic Cartoon Makeovers
Winnie the Pooh & Hiroshi Fujiwara Create Brand New Bear
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69
Father Christmas Teddy Bears
Father Christmas Teddy Bears
Limited-Edition Green Santa Be@rbrick Figures
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68
Lesbian Breeding Attempts
Lesbian Breeding Attempts
Scientists Try To Mate Same Sex Polar Bears
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67
Nutritious  Bears
Nutritious Bears
The FEED Bear Helps Nurture Hungry Kids in East Africa
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66
Plush Doll-Inspired Audio
Plush Doll-Inspired Audio
The Bear Doll Speakers
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65
Bilingual Plushies
Bilingual Plushies
Smart E Bear Speaks to Children In English and Spanish
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64
Crisis-Induced Comedy
Crisis-Induced Comedy
The Bull vs. Bear Epic Economic Battle
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63
Life Preservers for Animals
Life Preservers for Animals
ADDI Polar Bear Floaties
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62
Bear Mousepads
Bear Mousepads
Laptop Cool Table Stand Comes with Fan & Inexplicable Mousepad
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61
Activist Rocking Bears
Activist Rocking Bears
Masahiro Minami Creates Children's Toy From Climate Change Consequence
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60
Protecting Polar Bears
Protecting Polar Bears
Officially Listed As Endangered
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59
Branded Collectible Bears
Branded Collectible Bears
Nike x Medicom Toy Playground Design Bearbrick Vol. 1 Covered In Logos
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58
Bear Suit Sidekicks
Bear Suit Sidekicks
Popeye Magazine's 'The Town Where It Snows' Features an Unusual Co-Star
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57
Tropical Flower Bears
Tropical Flower Bears
Be@rbricks by Leilo Hawaii, Stussy, Undefeated and More
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56
Head-Scratching Garbage Bags
Head-Scratching Garbage Bags
Morbid Trash Bags and the Bin Bag Bear Puzzle & Delight
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55
Huggable Furniture
Huggable Furniture
Denim Teddy Bear Armchairs
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54
Tree Trunk Texts
Tree Trunk Texts
Kevin Wade Creates 'Ringbearer' Arboreal Inspired Typography
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53
Electronic Zoo Animals
Electronic Zoo Animals
The St. Louis Zoo Polar Bears are Not Real, but Mechanized
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52
BEAR Robot Can Pick Up and Rescue Soldiers
BEAR Robot Can Pick Up and Rescue Soldiers
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51
Beary Cute Animal Art
Beary Cute Animal Art
Phil Lumbang's Teddy Pictures Make You Feel Warm & Fuzzy
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50
Gummy Bears on Sticks
Gummy Bears on Sticks
The Stick Makes it Infinitetly More Awesome Than its Stickless Counterpart
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49
Bear Branded Healthy Snacks
Bear Branded Healthy Snacks
Bear Offers Tasty Candy Alternatives That are Also Good for You
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48
Cute Hospital Disposables
Cute Hospital Disposables
Teddy Bear Blood Bag Puts Young Patients at Ease
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47
Twisted Animal iPhone Apps
Twisted Animal iPhone Apps
Enviro-Bear Is the Best Worst Game for Your Phone
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46
Secret Agent Bears
Secret Agent Bears
Rocket World Creates Movie Icons as Weapon-Toting Animals
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45
Brutal Toy Teddies
Brutal Toy Teddies
The IWG Sleepy Bear Series Is Somewhat Vicious (UPDATE)
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44
Adopting Polar Bears
Adopting Polar Bears
WWF Encourages Helping Animals at Christmas
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43
Death Threats for Animals
Death Threats for Animals
Celebrity Polar Bear 'Knut' Threatened
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42
Teddy Bear Jackets
Teddy Bear Jackets
Has Artsy Fashion Design Gone Too Far?
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41
Celebrity Polar Bear
Celebrity Polar Bear
Knut TV, Photo Shoots and Podcasts
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40
Green Polar Bears
Green Polar Bears
What is Happening at the Japanese Zoo?
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39
Plush Parenting
Plush Parenting
Teddy Bear Proves Helpful In Nurturing Endangered Lemur
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38
$85,000 Teddy Bear
$85,000 Teddy Bear
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37
Pope Fashion For Teddy Bears
Pope Fashion For Teddy Bears
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36
Animalistic Seating
Animalistic Seating
Grizzly Bear Bean Bag Lets You Hibernate like Mother Nature Intended
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35
Bear Fashion Ads
Bear Fashion Ads
Diesel's Billboard Confuses Customers With Wild Creatures
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34
Fake Candy Soap
Fake Candy Soap
Mini Gummi Bear Bars
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33
Boob Job Bear
Boob Job Bear
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32
Guns that shoot Teddy Bears
Guns that shoot Teddy Bears
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31
Global Warming Gadgets
Global Warming Gadgets
Eco-Awareness Drain Stop Features Polar Bears Adrift On Ice
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30
Teddy Bear Sofa from Barbarella
Teddy Bear Sofa from Barbarella
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29
Casual Animal Fashiontography
Casual Animal Fashiontography
Cain Colt and WEKILLTHEBEAR Show off Hybrid Models
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28
Melting Polar Bears
Melting Polar Bears
Takeshi's Artistic Response to Global Warming
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27
Haute Teddy Bears
Haute Teddy Bears
Push Button's Quirky A/W '09 Line Puts Plushies On Models' Heads
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26
Super Sized Snacks
Super Sized Snacks
5 Pound Gummi Bear Makes Sugar Junkies Swoon
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25
Graffiti Bears
Graffiti Bears
Bearbrick Specials By Toki Doki and Jimmy Liao for the Taipei Toy Festival 2009
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24
Inside Out Teddy Bears
Inside Out Teddy Bears
Kent Rogowski's Bears
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23
Swimming With Polar Bears
Swimming With Polar Bears
Shocking Video Shows Woman in Bad Bathing Zone at Berlin Zoo
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22
Kill Knut
Kill Knut
Online Video Game Rebels Against Lovable Polar Bear
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21
Thousands of Gummi Bears Used to Create Elaborate Chandelier
Thousands of Gummi Bears Used to Create Elaborate Chandelier
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20
Suggestive, Yet Innocent Safety Belts
Suggestive, Yet Innocent Safety Belts
The Tiddy Bear
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19
Designer Plastic Teddy Bears
Designer Plastic Teddy Bears
The Sex Pistols Be@rbricks Are Wildly Hot Sellers
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18
Teddy Bear Evolution (UPDATE)
Teddy Bear Evolution (UPDATE)
Biological Studies in Frightening Felted Wool
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17
Urban Micro Pandas
Urban Micro Pandas
1600 Black Eyed Bears Bring Important Message for WWF
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16
LED Bears
LED Bears
Soft Glowing GummiLights Will Brighten Any Room (UPDATE)
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15
Teddy Bears for Grown-Ups
Teddy Bears for Grown-Ups
The Wollip-Bear Pillow
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14
Imposter Animal Fur Decor
Imposter Animal Fur Decor
Sheepskin Polar Bear Rug
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13
Skinned Polar Bears for Global Warming
Skinned Polar Bears for Global Warming
Visceral Friends of the Earth PSA
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12
Actors for Bear Rights
Actors for Bear Rights
Jamie Bamber Bares Skin for PETA
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11
Faux Animal Skin Rugs
Faux Animal Skin Rugs
Vintage Dutch Blanket Polar Bear Carpets
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10
Playful Celebtography
Playful Celebtography
Alexi Lubomirski Poses Ewan McGregor as a Bunny & Bear
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9
Placenta Teddy Bears
Placenta Teddy Bears
The 'Doing It for the Kids' Exhibition Honors the Life-Sustaining Organ
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8
Bald Bears
Bald Bears
A Hair Loss Epidemic Affects All Female Bears at a Leipzig Zoo
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7
Candy Accessories
Candy Accessories
Gummy Bear Jewelry is a Vibrant Way to Sweeten Your Wardrobe
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6
Massive Knitted Bears
Massive Knitted Bears
Dave Cole Is A Master Crafter of Cuddly Creativity
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5
Tormented Candy Photos
Tormented Candy Photos
Gummy Bear Torture
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4
Couture Teddy Bears
Couture Teddy Bears
Karl Lagerfeld by Steiff
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3
Absinthe Gummi Bears
Absinthe Gummi Bears
Tailors Candies are 85% Absinthe
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2
Man-Eating Sleeping Bags
Man-Eating Sleeping Bags
The 'Bear' by Eiko Ishizawa Swallows You Up, Literally
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1
Youthttoos
Youthttoos
Childish Care Bear Tattoos For People With a Peter Pan Complex
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