Barry The Bear Needs Your Help

by Caleb
(Knoxville, TN)

Barry The Bear

Barry The Bear

Barry The Bear
close up of zipper

I am looking for any information on this bear and it's manufacturer. He belonged to my husband as a child, but no one in the family can remember where he came from or who made him. He has had this bear all his life, and it has moved with him (and with us) several times. He called him Barry (Or Beary, depending on when you ask him.) We are looking for replacement parts, someone who repairs bears, or the same bear in new condition to preserve Barry (and my husbands childhood memories). But before we can do that, we need to know exactly WHERE Barry came from. We have been searching the internet for years trying to find information on this little guy. He is often confused with the AG Bear (which I do not believe it is) or Teddy Ruxpin (which I KNOW he is not).


I believe it was produced sometime in the 1980s or early 1990s. It came in a red box. It is a light brown or tan stuffed bear that is approximately 16 to 18 inches in height and unjointed. The bear has a thick round tail sown on, and underneath the tail is a zipper compartment. It has a round metal pull on the zipper and a white pouch inside. This pouch used to house a voice recorder box, and would repeat things you said back to you. The bear had a solid plastic nose that was covered in a soft deep brown leather material. There are areas with a different material on the snout, "hands" and "feet" of the bear. There are two lines on his top paws and three lines on his bottom paws. He has two brown eyes that are larger than they appear (obscured by fur) and a slightly open mouth. The material of the fur is slightly stiff. We have no label or tag or other means of identifying the bear. The stuffing inside the bear is thick and corse, and is white in color.

He does not light up or move, or to my knowledge have any clothes or accessories. Any help would me much appreciated. I have included a photos of Barry, hopefully they will help you and I identify him together! One of the photos is specifically of the zipper/pouch area that held the voice box recorder. Please excuse how beat up the old dear is.... several years with a loving child (and being found by a not so loving dog many years later) definitely did some damage.

Anyone with information can contact me at acalebw@gmail.com in addition to this site. :)

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Feb 16, 2017
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YES!!!
by: Caleb

I cannot thank you enough! My husband confirmed that this is indeed the bear!! Thank you so much, and thank your mother too!

Feb 15, 2017
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Pete Repeat
by: Anonymous

Hi! I also have the same bear and I stumbled across this posting trying to find some more information on him. After an hour of looking I asked my mom on the off chance she might recall the brand name of the bear and she suggested looking up "repeat bear". Well, wouldn't you know it, the first hit was a photo of our bear back in their prime with tag attached! The tag reads "Pete and Repeat and Friend" and is a 1985 mars toy. :)

Nov 18, 2016
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I have that same bear!!
by: Anonymous

I too would love to know what bear brand this is. I have the SAME bear since I was a baby. It still holds a spot on my bed. If any information, it would be awesome!

Nov 04, 2016
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Please help
by: Barrys other mom

I also had a bear identical to this. Please tell me you found out where he came from. I cried when I saw this pic because a bf when I was younger early twenties some him and he was my bf my whole childhood. Please any info is appreciated

Apr 02, 2015
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I have the exact same bear!
by: Tetsuro Dark

I have the exact same bear! (Although mine was named named Tommy) I recently found him in my parents attic. I can't find a tag or anything. He might be a A.G. bear, but the pictures I found don't look right.
I don't have the voice box though.
If you find any info on him, please pass it along.

Dec 01, 2014
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Updated inforrmation!!!
by: Anonymous

I have new information regarding Barry. He did not come in a big red box. He did however have a red voice recorder box!

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