Character Bear was created by Joan Colvin in 2004 while planning her daughter's 5th birthday party.
The following year, she started her company - Originates, Inc. and sold the first edition of Character Bear to LEGOLAND California.
In 2006 Character Bear was a semi-finalist on ABC's American Inventor.
Since then, Character Bear has sold at specialty toy stores and on-line.
A patent for Character Bear was issued in 2011.
November 2012 - HSN / Edison Nation best invention search - top 20 of thousands of entries.
The original bear is in limited supply while the company works to develop future product lines.
Character Bear is a teddy bear that instills Character! Soft, un-stuffed teddy bear is brought to life when children stuff six colorful pillow-like pieces into the bear. Each piece represents a character trait (respect, courage, love and caring etc.). While children read a guide with the parents, they learn about the character traits and what it means to be "full of character". Bonus - Princess Story Fairy Tale that brings the bear to life in a book.
It's what's inside that matters the most. Click under pictures to see the full Character Guide Book.