70s talking teddy bear, need to know manufacturer

by Dan
(New York)

Talking Teddy Bear

Talking Teddy Bear

Can you please identify the bear in the picture? He is a talking teddy bear, although his voice box is no longer working. He had a pull cord with a metal loop, and would say things like "I'm your Teddy" and "Let's be friends." (I think, it's been a while.) The tag can no longer be read, but it is attached to the lower left leg. The bear likely was produced in or around 1971-73; we also had a lighter, golden colored bear that was similar. Bears produced by Blue Ribbon Playthings look similar, but this bear would have been purchased in the US. Also, bears produced by Commonwealth sound similar to my memory, but the phrases are different from what I've read about online. Any help would be very much appreciated.

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Jul 04, 2021
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After a Thorough Look
by: Anonymous

After looking more carefully, I could barely make out "Douglas Cuddle Toys" on the tag! I’m 99.9 percent positive that’s the company that made both our bears. I would add a photo but cannot see how on my phone.

Jul 04, 2021
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Maybe a Cousin Bear
by: Anonymous

Hi!
My bear looks an awful lot like yours I think. He has a music box and plays "This Old Man". The tag is also on his left leg and has very faded red words. My child says it says "Friends of America Children’s Toys" but I cannot read it.

Feb 09, 2021
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Talking bear
by: C Wilson

I also have this bear, although his fur is darker. He was sent to me from England and he said funny things. Sadly he was broken shortly after I received him. I would love to be able to restore him.

Jan 16, 2021
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I have this bear !!
by: Anonymous

I too have this bear. I'm in the UK & had it for my first Christmas, so December 1969. For some reason I thought he was made by Mattel but have had no joy either finding out. I would love to be able to find him a new voice box, but have been looking for years. He used to also "Gee, you're really nice, are you sure you're not a bear"
Good luck in your search.

Nikky

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