All these stuffed animals came from either thrift stores or yard sales, and they are in like-new condition. The Care Bear collection all started with the pink bear that my friend Mandy picked up at a local thrift store. And of course we had to get the gigantic Nemo for $2 at a yard sale we visited recently. The kids love it! But Elise is quite partial to stuffed animals, she likes to hold them, hug them, and "chat" with them. It is SO cute!