In 2011 Gund introduced a new teddy bear called Fuzzy. He was available in two colours – a lovely chocolate, and a nice toffee colour (officially titled beige!?!) They have long floppy arms and legs, a thick wooly plush and a cute offset smile.
In 2012 they have added 6 new Fuzzy soft toys: a bunny, cat, dog, frog, monkey and pig.
While they don’t have the cute smile, there are also three new Sesame Street soft toys, called Take Alongs. There’s an Elmo, Cookie Monster and Big Bird. They have the same kind of plush fur, and long floppy arms and legs. The mouths are flat, black felt-like with big grins.
During the busy run up to Christmas, I had little time to introduce the latest Gund teddy bear. With just a month left until the Spring Fair at NEC Birmingham, where Gund will introduce their 2012 teddies and soft toys, it would be easy to miss this gorgeous new bear. Meet Rafferty…
Gund Rafferty Teddy Bear
He’s a seriously cute grey bear. He’s made from lovely soft plush, with a light grey face, muzzle and rear paw pads. He’s 35.5cm from head to toe with a sitting height of 30cm. Got to love his expression!
Gund Philbin Bear: If you’re looking for a cute and cuddly teddy bear as a present, for an upcoming birthday or Christmas – why not take a look at the new Philbin Bear from Gund? Available in two sizes (13″/33cm, and 18″/45.75cm, with sitting heights of 10″/25.5cm and 13″/33cm respectively) and two colours (chocolate and cream – or is it white chocolate?) that gives you four adorable teddies to choose from! Sure to put a big smile on any child’s face (or collector’s, of course)…
With distinctive paw pads (contrasting colours with embroidered edges) these new bears really stand out. Made from super soft Gund plush, these cute chaps have large heads and big round tums.
Both sizes of bear are suitable for children aged 1 year +, so I think that one of these Philbins is going on my shopping list – my youngest niece is 1 year old just before Christmas. Perfect!