Because I’m numb on the inside and like to torture myself by venturing into the depths of Hell, I went to Toys ‘R Us a couple of days before Christmas to buy presents. During my visit in Lucifer’s torture tomb of pure terror, I got hit with a blast from the past that I didn’t know existed anymore. Doodle Bears are still alive and they still exist on this planet. Who knew? Even though they got a head enlargement, an eye job and a pair of stunted Sharpie brows painted on their faces, they’re still a bear you doodle on.
The Doodle Bears from Tyco first hit the toy stroll in the 90s. They were the perfect toy for brat ass kids who couldn’t stop drawing on the walls and furniture. Kids could scribble whatever they wanted on their Doodle Bear from their tagger name to their gang sign, etc…. By the time these came out, I was way too old for one, but one of my younger cousins had one and she fucked that shit up. She used non-washable markers on hers, so it never ever got clean in the washing machine. It looked like Justin Bieber: a plush toy covered in dreadful, tragic tattoos.
The Doodle Bears of today really lack the style the Doodle Bears of the 90s had. Thanks to their mega-high waisted jeans that were pulled all the way up to their armpits and their gay pride triangle nose, they were fashion icons of their time.
Here’s a Doodle Bear commercial that aired in 1995 in the UK:
In the mid-90s, every toy commercial looked like the Blossom intro.
If you landed on this post after a Google search and are really, really confused and wondering where the fat hairy dudes and scat are, you obviously misspelled “doody bears,” you cochino! This is a DOODLE Bear.