Thursday, March 30, 2006

Dean's News galore..........

......we have just been told that two further Dean's Bears are now Sold Out.



We still have stocks left of Megan, but have sold out of Dolores.

To order Megan, please click on the header above.

Dean's Neil and Barbara Miller will be at Apple Pie House.......

.........with a delightful new Shop exclusive.
Neil & Barbara Miller will be at Apple Pie House, on Saturday 6th May, to meet collectors, and launch a new exclusive bear called "Toffee Apple" , limited to just 15 pieces.

For more details about the shop appearance, please contact Apple Pie House on 01531 635290.

To order this bear please click on the heading above.

Dean's announcement.............

..................Edition Ammendment
Please note that the edition of "Ludlow" designed by Lawrence Hawkins, and featured in the 2006 Dean's catalogue is actually 70 pieces, and not 75 as written.

To order your Ludlow, please click on the header above.

Saturday, March 25, 2006

Dean's spring catalogue starts to arrive........

......with such delights as the sold out edition of the Blue Bear.

This bear, it has to be said, has to be seen, to be believed. The Mohair streaked with blue is very different and works so well.

Now who loves to stare up at the clouds all day, well tilt your head down from the clouds and look at this wonderful little guy called Nimbus. He is shore to whisk you off in to a wonderful teddy bears picnic daydream.

Our Queen celebrates her 80th Birthday and Dean's has produced two bears in celebration. A white bear made from alpaca and a blue mohair bear. This white alpaca bear named Queen Elizabeth II 80th Birthday Bear wears a tiara and a specially designed Swarovski Brooch. This is a fully working Brooch and can be removed and worn by yourself. All this at such a good price.

We also see a delightful new Panda called Bamboo.

and finally from the fun filled delivery is possibly the most outrageous piece in the 2006 collection.

Wham Bam.

Wham Bam is a fabulous Orange and Green Mohair Bear, and what a combination. He is just amazing.

As usual I am having trouble deciding which is my favorite one out of the 2006 collection, because I just love then all !!!!!

To see these and the rest of the collection, please click on the header above.

Thursday, March 23, 2006

Marcella: A Raggedy Ann Storyâ„¢ arrives........

......from the DOLL & TEDDY BEAR EXPO in Washington D.C. which was held on August 20-21 2005.

This beautiful sculpture of Marcella, is now in stock and a is very rare R.John.Wright edition to own, with only 100 pieces produced.

You were only able to purchase this set if you went to Washington.

To order yours today, click on the header above and own that very special piece of R.John.Wright history.

Wednesday, March 22, 2006

Further Sell Outs from Dean's......

Blue Bear

Blue Bayou

We still have allocation left of the first three bears on the list.

Greenwood and Blue Bayou are now completely unavailable.

To view these guys and other wonderful bears by Dean's, please click on the header above.

Update on the Dean's Club Bear

Statement from Dean's

"We are pleased to announce that after a lengthy delay, the fabric for 'Hieronymous', the 2006 membership bear has finally arrived, and we hope to clear the backlog of applications in the next couple of weeks. Our thanks to our collectors for their patience and understanding, and we hope to have membership packs sent out shortly".

To Order your club bear or see the great editions available from Dean's, Please click on the heading above.

Monday, March 20, 2006

Steiff Piglet arrives to the news.......

......of, his Edition selling out.

This is also the case of the PolarTed and the 2006 British Collectors Bear.

we still have stock of all three, so do not delay, order today.

Click on the header above to see these and other great.

Saturday, March 18, 2006

Steiff Piglet has arrived carrying.........

........ a bunch of violets behind his back.

Piglet is 11.5 inches tall and is the third in large size pooh collection.

Winnie the Pooh was released in 2004 and then in 2005 came Eeyore and now Piglet.

Tp purchase Piglet, please click on the header above.

Tuesday, March 14, 2006

Do I here $10,000.00 , yes I do.......

..... said the auctioneer at the The International Teddy Bear Relief Fund auction and the hammer came down.

Sold, was the one of kind Magnolia by R.John.Wright.

"Magnolia" is made of custom-dyed russet-colored mohair plush and measures approximately 30" tall - the largest RJW bear ever made. She is fully jointed and includes a sculptural character face with inset glass eyes, a leather nose, felt paw pads and resin claws. This magnificent bear also features one-of-a-kind lovely magnolia blossoms completely handmade of felt at the RJW design studio.

The International Teddy Bear Relief Fund (ITBRF) is an international effort to raise funds with teddy bear auctions, raffles, and sales around the world to aid those in need. Teddy Bears have long been acknowledged as universal symbols of healing and consolation. Project coodinators in: America, Linda & Wally Mullins - well-known teddy bear promoters and philanthropists who have been associated with raising funds at teddy bear events to benefit children's charities since 1983 - are coordinating the ITBRF events in the United States.

As part of this effort, an ITBRF auction was held recently in San Diego, CA to benefit victims of Hurricane Katrina along the Gulf Coast. The auction featured one-of-a-kind, limited edition, and antique dolls and teddy bears donated by individuals and companies from around the world. Among the items donated was a large One-of-a-Kind bear creation from R. John Wright Dolls titled "Magnolia" - the state flower of both Louisiana and Mississippi, two of the most severely affected areas of the hurricane.

At the auction event on January 14, 2006 at 5:00PM, "Magnolia" realized the highest bid of the evening at $10,000. All proceeds from the sale of "Magnolia" will go to HABITAT FOR HUMANITY - the world-renowned ecumenical housing ministry. As part of their efforts, Habitat will launch "Operation Home Delivery," a three-phase response to provide assistance and rebuilding opportunities along the Gulf Coast in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.

To have your own piece of R.John.Wright, click on the header above.

Mothers Day is coming.....

.... show how much you care by sending your mum a bear.

26th March 2006

We have bears or all shapes and sizes and to suit each pocket.

Browse the bearblog for inspiration or search the pages for the gift says it all, Thank you and I Love You.

Bears and Gifts ordered by 23rd March will be guarenteed for Mothers Day delivery. We will send items out on the Friday 24th March and keep our fingers crossed they will arrive on the Saturday.

Click on the heading above to go straight through to the shop index.

Saturday, March 11, 2006

New beanies arrive from TY........

........just in time for Mothers Day.

Love U Mum

and four wonderful new wild cats:- Tundra / spotter / manes / Stripers.


To see these and other great beanies in stock, please click on the header above.

Friday, March 10, 2006

Walt Disney Classic Collection announce......

......their first couple of retirments for the year.

Call for availability

In Stock at this time.

To see the full range of WDCC, please click on the header above.

Maggie Made Dolls 2006 Collection now available......

...... to Order.

This year Maggie Iacono has chosen to only make five Limited Edition Dolls in the 2006 collection.

Alice 11 inches

Ivy, Ruthie and Helen 161/2 inches

and Olivia who is 15 inches tall, Olivia is the first in a new series of dolls by Maggie, and this fine collection will be known as the Ms Maggie Fashion Doll series.

To see the 2006 collection and the last two available 2005 pieces, please click on the heading above.

Thursday, March 09, 2006

Walt Disney Classic Collection's Second Quarter announced with a........

.......Magnificent Signature series piece from Fantasia.

Magical Maelstrom Ltd.Ed.1000

Each of the brooms was individually sculpted
(and not replicated in production) and the sculpture shows
an animation progression from this classic film sequence.

If you freeze a moment of the film, you will see all the brooms in unison
in the same pose pitching the water from the pails.
That's much easier to produce of course since you can replicate
the same broom sculpture in different sizes for the sculpture.

In this sculpture however, it was chosen for the first time in WDCC
to animate a progression of a film sequence showing the brooms from the moment
when they start to pitch the water from the pails to the point
where water is pouring all the way out. This tells the animated story
of the brooms action sequence. So, each broom is sculpted individually
in the progression taking many more days to sculpt and produce ...
but what one might expect from a Signature Series release!

To order this piece, please click on the heading above.

if you do choose to order this piece you can pay us on the Lay-a-way system, with monthly payments being spread over ten months. For this option, please call 01531 635 290 and speak to Graeme.

I will post more pieces from the Second Quarter soon!

Thursday, March 02, 2006

Steiff Elephants are on..........


Joining the Elephant trail is The new 5 way jointed Grey Elephant.

Limited Edition of only 2006 pieces, we imagine these guys will march out of here on the double.

This is second of two single limited edition elephants Steiff have brought out for our enjoyment.

The first was the wonderful Red 1909 Elephant, who has arrived already and selling well.

To order either of these guys, please click on the heading above.
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