Pleease Help me Identify this bear! Would buy another one for $100+ if possible!

by Sarah
(Vancouver, Canada)

Help! I reeally want to find out where this bear was made – manufacturer, or designer or brand/company!

Please help me identify this bear!

I had this bear since I was 7 years old. My mom's friend gave it to me as a gift from her garage sale (in North Vancouver, Canada). This bear has meant a lot to me and I still have it on my bedside to this day (Age 22).

I love how this bear is made, how it keeps it's cuteness and how the bear is perfectly proportioned to maintain its cute look. I have searched everywhere looking for similar bears but the results on google and ebay searches only led me to find that this bear is a vintage bear and that it probably is from the 1980s? It's the closest bunch of bears i've seen on google that could look similar.

*My bear has no cut/seams in the middle of the stomach like most teddy bears though and the muzzle is more square shaped than most others. Plus my bear has a beige stomach, muzzle, foot and ears. The nose is made of string. I believe my bear's eyes are glass eyes...dark in the center and a brown circle around it. The height of the bear is about 14 - 15 inches (refer to picture.)

*Initially, the Bear was given to me with a dark red synthetic silk ribbon bow tie around it’s neck but gradually frayed after years of being hugged!

*The tag is attached to the butt of the bear and it says “Made By KOREA”.

Other things on the tag that can be read (also refer to picture)......
Not to be removed until
delivered to the consumer
This label is afilaced? in compliance
with The Upholtstered Aid?
Stuffed Articles Act
This article contains
Made by
Ont, reg. No. 72M643A?
Reformed? fibres

*The other side of the tag is the same thing but in French.

Also, it used to be so much fluffier!!
I want to find another one to compare!
I am willing to spend $100+ for it if I can find another!

Thank you so much for your time in reading all of this. <3

If you know anything about my bear, please post below! or e-mail me at

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May 07, 2023
I know what the bear is, I have one myself
by: Transformers Nerd stop motions from youtube

It is a vintage AMC toys best friends plush bear I call mine babu

Dec 05, 2020
I have the same bear but he is not for sale
by: J

Hello Sarah -

I actually have the exact same bear (Toffee). Not for sale.

They appear to have been really popular in the 80's.

Have you any updates on this story?

Feb 24, 2020
by: Anonymous

I have a version of this bear too. 8" with white stomach, thread nose, black pupils with brown rings Definitely AMC Best Friends

Oct 15, 2018
Found similar bears a year ago via an email reply
by: Sarah

Hi All,
Here's an update:

Last year around this time (Fall 2017), I had a response from a lady via email. She actually found a couple of the bears on eBay! If you type in something like "AMC best friends teddy bear" they should pop up!

Her mother told her that she got hers from Hudson’s in the U.S. in the 80s.

My brother recently visited a friend with the same exact teddy bear here in Vancouver, Canada.
I'm not able to upload pictures here but his bear was in much better condition (still fluffy and the tag intact!).

Update of the tag (via my brother's findings):
This article contains
Made by
Ont. Reg. No. 72M5434
Reclaimed Fibres

Hope that helps!

- Sarah (Original post lady)

Oct 07, 2018
Similar bear
by: Laura

Hi, I use to have a teddy bear when I was 7 similar to yours, I lost it when I was 21 in Missouri in a hotel.. I’ve been looking for a teddy bear similar to yours and trying to find out who the manufacturer is,,, by any chance are one of the arms sewn incorrectly at at the armpit..

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