This brings back memories, doesn’t it? What kid in the 80’s didn’t want a Lots-o’-Huggin’ Bear. It was such a craze, I remember my parents waiting in line for hours at the KBToys, trying to nab one for my sister. It was the ONLY toy she wanted for Christmas….

And then there’s the very rare Japanese Lots-o-Huggin Bear Commercial:

Thanks to the upcoming Toy Story 3 from Pixar, Lots-o’-Huggin’ Bear is “ready for his close-up.” Lots-o-Huggin Bear will be reintroduced to a new generation. Toy Story 3 director Lee Unkrich describes the pink bear, who made a cameo appearance under a little girl’s bed in last year’s Up, as “a warm, grandfatherly figure who oversees all the toys at the day care center.” Ned Beatty will be voicing the grampa-ish Lots-o’-Huggin’ Bear…

* Of course, Lots-o’-Huggin’ Bear was created specifically for Toy Story 3 — but we love the viral videos above. Well done, Pixar and Disney.