Love Bears are knock offs, designed to cash in on the Care Bear franchise. They were produced in the late 1980's, after the end of the Care Bear line by Kenner Toys. As Kenner Toys went bankrupt, they sold off all of their product and inventory. The "bodies" of the Care Bears were purchased by a discount toy company who enlarged the ears, created 3 symbols, and sold them as Love Bears. They were produced in 3 colors with 3 symbols, making a total of 9 bears. They have no tush heart and a tag that simply said "Love Bear."