Early 1980's childhood teddy bear, no tags.

by Nichole Barone
(Florida)

Early 1980's childhood teddy bear

Early 1980's childhood teddy bear

I have had this teddy bear for as long as I remember. I was born in 1994, but some of my stuffed animals are from the late 70's to mid 80's He is old and well loved, but unfortunately he has no tags whatsoever. His eyes and nose are plastic. His mouth is made our of thick stitched thread. He has 2 seams on the top of his head, one on the back of the head and one all the way down the middle of his back. He is an odd shape - not typical teddy bear shaped. His limbs don't move and he is not flat, if that makes any sense. He is always in a sitting position. My twin had had the same bear as well, but lighter in color and one of his plastic brown eyes turned an opaque blue when she left it in a hot car - kind of ironic since my twin is blind and had a cataract in one eye - just like her teddy bear!

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Aug 13, 2022
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Looks like a Logo Bear
by: Anonymous

I have the same bear. I have been searching all day for one and I am pretty sure it’s Logo Brand they still make the 9 inch version. I’m looking for an 18 in one so I can retire mine. I have slept with him every night since I was little

Jun 18, 2022
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Tennessee Bear
by: Rose

He looks exactly like this bear, Tennessee Bear, my aunt gave me when I was little (She lived in Tennessee). I used to say he had "angry eyes" and would always move his fluff away from his eyes. I've googled and looked on ebay and various bear websites for all the bear brands mentioned in this thread, but haven't found any that look exactly the same as this guy. I was pressured into getting rid of all my stuffed animals when I was teenager and I really regret letting go of Tennessee Bear. I hope someone who knows where he came from posts on here, I would love to get another one.

Feb 22, 2022
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Teddy Bears NEW
by: Anonymous

I believe that’s a Daekor Pot Belly bear. My best friend "Hug Bear" as child, whom I lost in a fire several years ago, and I have been researching and looking ever since.

Jan 15, 2022
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Similar bear
by: Emily

This looks so much like my bear that I've been trying to identify, but mine is very flat from years of love. Does this bear have a rattle or ball in the belly that makes a rolling marble noise when shaken?

Aug 19, 2021
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Definitely a 1980s GUND bear. NEW
by: Anonymous

Yours it definitely a GUND bear from the 1980s. I have the same one in dark brown with tag still on it. Unfortunately I have been looking this month to get one for my own child due in February 2022. Have been unable to locate the same bear for my kid though. Assume they stopped making that style bear

Aug 02, 2021
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Searching as well NEW
by: Alaina

Gosh he looks just like mine but mine is so loved it's almost unrecognizable. I've been searching for so long for another one with no luck.

Jul 17, 2021
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Daddy bear
by: Anonymous

I have the same teddy as you but mine has a red shirt with daddy bear written on it in white letters, I’ve had him since the early 1980s and I still have him now.

Jun 14, 2021
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I have the exact same bear
by: Anonymous

Mr. Teddy has been with me since early 1990s... my dad got him from me, from somewhere in the US. I think he was at an airport? he came with a blue or red tshirt and I think maybe a hat. I haven’t been able to to find one like him since! If you find out where he’s from let me know!

May 22, 2021
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This looks Similar to my friend
by: Aaron

My friend Bigman Bear came home with me in January 1982 or 1983 from a GEMCO in Pomona, California. We've been together ever since. He looks similar to your friend, but Bigman Bear doesn't have a tail. I do recall there being two styles of bear from which to choose. A darker more pot bellied bear and a lighter colored bear. I chose the lighter colored bear. Bigman's tag has worn and is unreadable. I often wonder what it said.

I showed this post to Bigman Bear and he snorted "mmmrph" and said he hopes you you find the information about your bear.

Feb 23, 2021
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I’ve been wondering about my bear too
by: Anonymous

I have the same bear from when I was a kid. I was born in 1983 in Southern California so it must have been sold there. I would love to find out who made this bear so I could try to find one to buy for my little one! It didn’t seem like the two suggestions already made match up to me...

Feb 11, 2021
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Such a cutie
by: Cuppy

I think your little friend is very likely a Gund bear. He looks like a bear they made named snuffles.

Jan 09, 2021
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Unknown teddy
by: Anonymous

Looks like a Woolworths teddy like mine x

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