Toys of the Eighties, Nosy Bears
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Brightly colored teddy bears that had little globe noses with different things inside depending on the bear. Squeeze the stomach and the things would perform an activity. (i.e, a little car would run around a track)
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Gina - April 08, 2007 - Report this comment
I loved my nosy bear it was orange!
Damon - May 07, 2007 - Report this comment
Nosy bears Nosy bears, they have a nose for fun! I give 'em a squeeze, and what do I see? they love to share their fun with me!
Heather - May 31, 2007 - Report this comment
I had a blue one that had stars in it's nose that went everywhere when you squeezed it's belly. My brother had an orange one that had a basketball hoop and ball in it's nose and you had to try and get a basket... his was a bit more entertaining.
Jamie R. - June 26, 2007 - Report this comment
My nosy bear was red, and had a little popcorn carton, and a bunch of popcorn that flew around when you squeezed it's stomach, I used to try and get every single piece of popcorn in that carton. Good times.
Kelly - August 30, 2007 - Report this comment
I also had the red bear with the popcorn nose. :)
Paula - September 09, 2007 - Report this comment
yes, yes Jamie, I had the popcorn one too. Well, i still have it. I kept all of my childhood toys luckily so have a bit of everything.
Alana - October 12, 2007 - Report this comment
Thank you, In The 80's!! There was a girl on Yahoo! Answers who was desperate for the name of this toy, so I immediately thought of this site, and you came through!!! BTW, I had the popcorn one, and I believe my brother had the basketball one.
tina - October 25, 2007 - Report this comment
the popcorn one was popular, and my brother had the basketball one
Jeana M. - November 11, 2007 - Report this comment
yea those things were pretty cool. I actually still have mine. (yea im a loser, LOL) i have the snowman one that has the little snow balls in it. my kids love it now too.
jennifer - November 18, 2007 - Report this comment
I LOVED MY BEAR!! She was blue with a bright pink belly and when you push on her tummy she had a balloon in her nosethat would blow up
nikki - December 06, 2007 - Report this comment
I posted on yahoo answers for the name to this toy I miss my dolphin nosy bear. I wish I still had it to pass to my kids.
Erica - December 08, 2007 - Report this comment
I love my basketball Nosy! I recently found him again when my husband and I were going through my childhood toys my parents dropped off at our house. My Nosy now has a permanent place on our couch. I have caught my husband playing basketball with the Nosy! I love it! I do not think I could ever bear to part with my Nosy, he will be in our family for years to come.
Hannah - January 03, 2008 - Report this comment
I might have had the popcorn bear also, I don't know. I know I had one though.
Rosie - February 03, 2008 - Report this comment
Well, talking about nosy bears, I have 12... lol My grandmother gave me one when I was born, and my cousin gave me hers, so what the heck. lol Anyway, does anyone know all of the things in their noses? I'm trying to find out how many i'm missing.
Miranda - March 03, 2008 - Report this comment
Wow, here's one I'd completely forgotten about! The name sparked a memory, and the description made it all come flooding back! These were semi-cool, slightly on the corny side, but unique.
JAMIE J. - April 14, 2008 - Report this comment
I had the popcorn bear too!! Ah!! I was just trying to figure out the name of these things and just got totally excited! ah!
misskissypoo - April 22, 2008 - Report this comment
I forgot all about these!! I remember when you squeezed their bellies the cool stuff in their nose would ly around. They had glitter and stuff in their noses. I had lots of different ones. I had the popcorn one too!
Kwanita - May 13, 2008 - Report this comment
I had one!!! I don't remeber which one, but I had fun squeezing it's tummy to make the things in it's nose move around. So much fun!!!
elena - June 26, 2008 - Report this comment
hey! do u know where i can find nosy bears???? i really wanna make a collection! im from mexico if u still have one and ur interested on sell it please tell me ciao!
Ducky - July 22, 2008 - Report this comment
You'll find a bunch if you search ebay! The only one I ever had was the popcorn one, & I love it to death & still do! I'm 23 :) My college roommates teased me about it at first, but once they realized how entertaining it was to watch the popcorn dance around...they'd often steal it from my room & play with it when I was gone, haha.
malindigo - September 11, 2008 - Report this comment
I had the one with race cars in its nose and they went around the track when you squeezed the belly.
amanda - October 08, 2008 - Report this comment
i had the popcorn one and my best friend had the basketball hoop one..so cute
Jason - October 11, 2008 - Report this comment
I had a Nosy Bear that was light blue and had a nose like a snowglobe. A blast from the past!
80sBaby - October 16, 2008 - Report this comment
Pretty neat toys! I had the one with the balloon in its nose.
Kim - October 17, 2008 - Report this comment
I still have my popcorn Nosy Bear. Find them all the time on ebay. I am thinking about buying my kids one. I love everything about it. It brings back such great memories.
Valerie - October 23, 2008 - Report this comment
I had two. One with a nose like a snowglobe and the other with red with a red balloon that would inflate when we squeezed the tummy.
val - November 19, 2008 - Report this comment
i still have a blue one with stars in the nose.
Valerie - November 20, 2008 - Report this comment
That's weird. I had one with stars in the nose too...and I think moons. (same name...how odd)
Breanna - January 05, 2009 - Report this comment
I Got my Nosy Bear when i was little. Im 24 now, and my 1 1/2 year old son loves to play with it!
Miss Mouse - January 08, 2009 - Report this comment
WOOO! I had a popcorn one! I just remember the popcorn nose, I forgot it was attached to a bear.
ambermist1986@yahoo.com - January 13, 2009 - Report this comment
I'm looking for a red or hot pink nosy bear with hearts in his nose. Anyone know where I can find one? Or even what it's name is? Help! E-mail me.
Julie - February 01, 2009 - Report this comment
I still have mine (well it was probably originally my older sister's) It is blue and when you squeeze its belly the nose puffs up the pink balloon. It used to stay inflated for a while, but not anymore.
Stephanie - February 10, 2009 - Report this comment
I have been thinking about the name of these bears for a week. I just happened to stumble over this website and clicked on every toy to try to find out the name. Mine was the red one with the popcorn. I loved that toy, I'm trying to find it again.
tanya - February 16, 2009 - Report this comment
Does anyone have the pink and purple one with..a hoop game in the nose? I will pay $$$ los angeles
robbrina(aka robbi) - February 26, 2009 - Report this comment
I have a popcorn nosy, a planet nosy, & a basketball nosy. I recently won a easter nosy on ebay but it's not a bear,..It's a bunny nosy! It is smaller then the other nosy's & you can't sqeeuze the stomach. It has a easter egg in the nose & it's full of water & when u shake it the glitter floats all over in the nose. Did anyone else ever hear of the easter nosy bunny? I don't remember him when I was a kid.
Heather - April 15, 2009 - Report this comment
I am 23 and I still have my Nosey Bear minus two arms and I still love it. I have the yellow and peach one with the surprise present in his nose.
Mandi - April 17, 2009 - Report this comment
mine was blue and when you squeezed him a little balloon inflated inside his nose. not very exciting. it wasn't too long before the balloon tore and it not longer blew up anymore. i desperately wanted the one with the racetrack or the basketball hoop--those seemed a lot more entertaining.
Cheryle - July 05, 2009 - Report this comment
To the poster- JULIE inquiring about the red/pink Nosy Bear with Hearts in his nose. He is a Baby Nosy Bear (super hard to find ones) and his name is "I Love You" Nosy Bear. I paid top $$ for the same one a couple of years ago. I see one on Ebay if that helps, item #360168056489. Good Luck
lea uk - July 23, 2009 - Report this comment
i have pink popcorn, orange basketball, pinky with bubble gum, purple with spinney thing... and if anyone lives in uk...u can sometimes get them from tk maxx
Kari - August 12, 2009 - Report this comment
I had the yellow bear with an orange tummy. He has a present in his nose.
Erica - November 11, 2009 - Report this comment
I want a Nosy bear their cute :P
nikki 26 - November 29, 2009 - Report this comment
I had a bear on the 80's with a globe but in was in the stomach instead of the nose my sister and I love them.
Samantha - January 07, 2010 - Report this comment
My younger sister has Dizzy the Purple Nosy Bear, its nose has a Spinning pink and light blue spiral. She still has it! It is at our Dad's house in her old room!
Dayna - February 23, 2010 - Report this comment
I love the Nosy bears! I collected a bunch of them from ebay a few years ago, my favorite is the bear with the gumball machine nose:) The Nosy bunnies are really cute too, they were a lot smaller than the Nosy bears.
Nikki - March 09, 2010 - Report this comment
I have a magenta one with the gumball machine in the nose. Picked this one up at Value Village for $1 perfect condition.
Brooke R - January 07, 2011 - Report this comment
Never had one, but remember these cool bears!
JLC - February 25, 2011 - Report this comment
I was born in the 80's, but grew up in the 90's, but I remember having one of these that had popcorn in it's nose...It was adorable. I loved it!
sarah - June 05, 2011 - Report this comment
I remember these! My older cousins had them, their noses had balloons in or snow globes! used to love playing with them!
Bobby - June 07, 2011 - Report this comment
I had several. I still have the snow globe and balloon ones. I still love them
Susie - August 02, 2011 - Report this comment
If anyone wants a Guppy the Mint & Pink Dolphin One. There is one on ecrater. See: http://asuwishshop.ecrater.com/p/11999884/vintage-80s-playskool-nosy-bears Best Wishes!
Christina - September 28, 2012 - Report this comment
Am I the only one who had FlyBy, the pink and yellow one with the butter fly in his nose? I had completely forgotten about him until I pulled my old stuffed animals out of the attic and there he was. All the memories came rushing back, I loved that little guy and now I have him back again!
Sian - March 17, 2013 - Report this comment
I got a nosy bear with 3 butterfly's and some stars in her nose but insteadvf calling her flyby which s her proper name I called her star nose
Christine - May 19, 2014 - Report this comment
I had several of these the stars butterfly ones
Debbie - June 01, 2014 - Report this comment
I had the green one with dolphins my best toy ever my brother gave me it for as a birthday present this just bought back so many childhood memories lol
Olivia - July 02, 2014 - Report this comment
I had the green and purple one with a spinning spiral, one of the only 80s toys I still have and now my daughter plays with it!!

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