1990s mystery bear

by Trevor
(NC, USA)

1990's Teddy bear

1990's Teddy bear

My friend has had this teddy bear since around the time she was born, which puts its age at approximately 25 years. This was probably purchased in the Carolinas area in the United States, and I doubt a large amount of money was payed for it. Unfortunately the tag is missing so we don't even know who manufactured it. I was thinking it looked similar in style to some Steiff bears but its head seems larger in proportion to most of those and the body is loose while a lot of the Steiff bears I see online look posable. Also the ears are bigger than most bears I've seen, and they're wider than they are tall, so perhaps that can help identify it. Unlike some of the other Steiff bears the paw pads are furry like the rest of the body instead of being made out of a different material. Perhaps it's just a knock off of the style. I also noticed the hair seems to be the same light tan color across the whole thing instead of having a different color for the muzzle or elsewhere. The arms are short and stubby compared to the legs. The eyes are circular black beads. The nose is trapezoidal and darker brown, and the nose is made of the same material and colored the same and makes an upside down Y shape. All 3 lines of the Y are nearly the same in length. The fur is very soft to the touch instead of being stiff, although this may have to do with the level of care it has received over the years.


Any information about this bear would be appreciated, even narrowing it down to the company name would be great. I'm hoping to figure out what kind of bear this is and maybe even buy another one just like it as a gift.

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May 06, 2021
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I know that bear
by: Anonymous

I found your post on google while trying to find another bear from my childhood. The bear in the picture is named Radcliffe he is a Russ teddy bear and is from the collection Bears from the Past. If you look up him on eBay you can purchase him. I received my Radcliffe at birth and when I was pregnant I wanted to find one for my daughter and was able to get NWT bear for very little money. Radcliffe is a great bear.

Dec 22, 2020
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Bear
by: Anonymous

I have a similar bear, I bought him 24 years ago in Principles clothing shop. He came with a Blue Ribbon . He was made By TY.

May 09, 2020
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It's a Russ Toffee
by: Catherine

My daughter has the same received new in 1999. She has the biggest, but it was a series of the three bears from Goldilocks. Hope that helps!

Greetings from Belgium !

Apr 09, 2020
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Did you find anything?
by: Donna

Hey. Did you ever find out anything about this bear??? I had one exactly and I mean exactly like this for my son. I had difficulty getting pregnant and had bought this bear and it’s brother (dark brown) sometime in the early 1990s. These bears were sitting in an empty room forever waiting for a baby to play with them. We adopted my son at 4 days old and he and the tan bear were constant buddies. He named the bear BooBoo. BooBoo and my son were inseparable and my son always stated that BooBoo was going to college with him. BooBoo was left in a hotel room and I didn’t know it. All attempts to find BooBoo were unfruitful. My son was heartbroken. He was 13 at the time. He still talks about BooBoo and I would love to find him one. He is turning 21 this year. Any info you have would be extremely helpful!!

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