The GUNDimals range of soft toys and beanbags are realistic looking animal soft toys. The beanbags are quite small and retail for £7.95, the large plush animals cost £13.90. Other animals in the range include owls, penguins, frogs and bunnies, which are available in both sizes. At the time of writing available in the beanbags we have an elephant and ginger cat, while in the larger plush we have a dolphin, donkey, horse, monkey, whale and zebra.
The Nici Donkey soft toy and accessories were added to their collection in June 2013 and forms it’s own range (rather than an addition to the Wild Friends or Forest Friends ranges, for example). The dangling plush soft toy is stocked by Delves Wood Bears in 25cm, 35cm and 50cm sizes, with the 80cm size available by special order (subject to availability).
The Nici Donkey is made from super soft grey and white plush with a black mane and tail end.
The range also includes a 15cm dangling donkey, 20cm and 30cm lying donkeys. Much like many of the Nici ranges you can also buy a whole host of accessories, such as wallet, pencil case, mug, magnici and keyring. There are also two shapes of cushions.
After years of hosting our blog on Posterous we have a new blog. We used Posterous, as it could autopost to Facebook, Twitter and other blogs. This let us write once, and it automatically linked out to social sites. Since that service, has been terminated, we’ve been in a bit of limbo. What should we do, but no more. We’ve now got our own new blog right here at blog.delveswoodbears.co.uk, which sits nicely next to our online shop at www.delveswoodbears.co.uk.
So, over the next weeks and months, you’ll find details of new products, stories, offers and newsletters all in one place. To whet your appetite, expect to see some information about new Gund teddy bears and Nici soft toys, as we’ve just received the new Nici Donkey (plus more exciting new lines have been ordered) and soon it’s the Home & Gift Fair at Harrogate, where we’ll see new soft toys too.
While we wanted to get the blog up and running (so our newsletter can be viewed online), the theme is obviously lacking. So, please bear with us, while we get the theme sorted. But at the end of the day it’s the content on these pages that’s important right?
To welcome you to our blog, we’re offering a 10% discount on our website. Simply enter coupon BLOG10 during checkout (don’t forget to click the ‘Update’ button). The coupon is valid once per customer and excludes ‘Sale’ products.
[Update 2nd July 14:06] We’ve just added some of our old back posts.
[Update 2nd July 19:56] We’ve just added some of our old newsletters.
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If you’re not familiar with Nici soft toys, they’re made from high quality plush and offer a great variety of sizes to suit everyone’s needs. Delves Wood Bears stocks the 25cm, 35cm and 50cm sizes in all four animals. They’re also available in the larger sizes of 80cm and 120cm. Currently we only have 80cm Lion in stock. We could well add these at a later date, but in the meantime, we are able to order in any of the other size/animal combinations – just send us an email or give us a call.
Other characteristics of Nici soft toys are their dangling legs and belly buttons (even on animals that don’t have them – but that just makes them cute).
A new feature of the 35cm versions (of Leopard, Lion and Tiger) is that they roar! (What sound does a Giraffe make?) If you press their tummies, you’ll hear them roar…grrrr! Listen here: [youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6uzyD_rJa3g?wmode=transparent]
Offer of the Week
This week’s great offer of the week, is also from Nici. You can save 10% on this 30cm brown standing horse, this week – just £12.51.
We’ve just received our first Wild Beach mouse from Air Puppy. Meet Squizzel Mouse! Squizzel is the smallest of the three Wild Beach mice. Quirky, quizzical and slightly eccentric, the mice of Wild Beach ooze Celtic charm with their check tweed lined ears, tummy patches and soles of the feet. A longer-haired fabric called alepine is used for the body. The snout and tummy are made of soft boa. With his inquisitive eyes and extra long whiskers, Squizzel Mouse is sure to raise a smile.
Next week, we’ll have details of new Gund Teddy Bears and some very cool new Gund Dragons. Until then…
Baby Blankies have been very popular with our customers, so we were delighted to find Suki have a number of different blankies and styles that fit in well with our existing range from Gund and Nici. First we have pink and blue bear blankies:
They have satin edges on the top and full satin undersides. On the top they have a little bear head and arms, which, thanks to three finger holes on the underside, allow the blankie to double as a puppet.
Suki Pink Bear Blankie
Suki also have two lovely soft blankies of a zebra and giraffe.
Suki Zoom Zebra Blankie
They’re made from baby safe plush and have embroidered eyes. The blankies can be hand washed and air dried.
He’s mainly beige, with a white tummy, face and feet. The eyes and detail are embroidered and again they can be hand washed and air dried.
Suki Du Du Bear
All the above blankies and bear, cost just £9.90, making them very competitively priced when compared to the Gund satineesnugs and Nici comforters.
Finally from Suki – if you’re looking for a cheaper alternative to the Nici Dragons, Suki have two dragons. The first was released just before Valentine’s Day and is a lovely soft white dragon, called Flare, holding a red rose and costs £14.90.
Suki Flare Dragon (Large)
The second dragon, Sizzle is made from red boa and has a yellow tummy and costs just £12.90.
Suki Sizzle Dragon (Large)
Offer of the Week
This week you can save 10% on the 30cm white standing horse from Nici. Until Sunday (24th February) night this horse is just £12.51.
Next time we’ll have details of new soft toys from Nici and a new addition to our Air Puppy range. Until then…
Happy New Year!We’re delighted to announce that Gund have introduced a jumbo (29″/73.5cm) version of our top selling Philbin Chocolate. His sitting height is 20″/51cm, because of the way he flops. Massively adorable!
Gund Philbin Chocolate Jumbo
Gund Philbin Chocolate (Jumbo) has an SRP, but we’ve got an introductory discount of 10% – so for a short while, at least, you can get him for £85.50.
We’ve also just taken delivery of our first Valentine’s day product. Meet this lovely dog:
Kisses (Large), is made from beautifully soft light brown plush, with velvety soft brown paw pads and a red velvet heart hanging from his mouth. A great way to send hugs and kisses to the one you love this Valentine’s day. Even better for just £1.50 we can wrap him in one of lovely gift bags.
Gund Kisses (Large)
Gund are releasing more new Valentine’s gifts later this month, so if you see one you fancy elsewhere that we do not have, please let us know and we’ll see if we can get it for you.
There are many more new teddies and soft toys coming soon, so expect to see lots of exciting new products on the website over the coming months.
Our biggest ever sale is now on, with over 150 teddies and soft toys discounted by as much as 50%. So, why not bag yourself a bargain in the run up to Christmas?
Also, coming soon we’ll have an offer of the day. Details will be on our homepage and we’ll also post the deal on Facebook, Twitter and Google+. So make sure you like, follow or circle us on your favourite social media.
Nici Monsters Hah, Oops and Uih (left to right) might have missed Halloween, but they’re here to scare you now. Then they’ll give you a hug to make you feel better! They’re all available in 25cm and 35cm sizes.
As the temperature plummets, we’ve got a range of plush lines to keep you warm this winter. From hot water bottles to ear muffs and scarves, we’ve got you covered whether you’re looking to stay warm inside or out!
Nici Polar Bear Hot Water Bottle
Gift Wrapping Want to save a little time this Christmas? Why not look at our gift wrapping service? From £1.50 (the XL size costs £2.50 and is big enough for most bears, with the exception of our giant soft toys) we’ll send your soft toy in the attractive gift bag of your choice. We have 3 Christmas designs to choose from, in addition to the other 9 styles we have available.
Christmas Gift Bags
Last Posting Dates Royal Mail has announced the last posting dates for Christmas 2012. They are as follows:
Asia, Far East (inc Japan), Australia, New Zealand:
Wednesday 5th December
South & Central America, Caribbean, Africa, Middle East:
Boo has taken the world by storm amassing over 5.5 million Facebook followers. Early this year, GUND brought out a plush version of everyone’s favourite Pomeranian. Around August, they brought out Itty Bitty Boos, that were dressed in miniature costumes.
For Christmas, GUND have brought out a Christmas Boo. For UK lovers of Boo, there’s just one problem – this soft toy is not available to UK retailers. Fortunately Kiddie Collection USA, Inc. are selling them on the Amazon UK Market Place.