Signed by Sarah Holmes! Sarah is the Managing Director of Merrythought and the great-granddaughter of Merrythought's founder, Gordon Holmes.
The distinctive Cheeky Bear is a flagship Merrythought character, well-loved and collected across the globe.
Merrythought's annual 2018 Christmas Cheeky Teddy Bear is the perfect touch of whimsy for your Holiday spirit! He is uniquely dressed in a gorgeous bespoke wool sweater that features the famous Merrythought wishbone, interspersed with snowflakes. His stylish sky blue and white knit sweater works beautifully with his champagne colored mohair and cream velvet paws. Based on the original 1950s design, Christmas Cheeky measures a wonderful 10 inches and five-way jointed. A tactile, bean-filled tummy makes this Teddy a great hug and the perfect weight. Christmas Bear features a cheerful hand-stitched smile and nose with the most friendly, endearing eyes. He features hand-stitched claws and beautiful embroidery on his paw of Merrythought's iconic wishbone logo and snowflakes. The addition of '2018' embroidered on his paw makes this adorable Teddy bear the perfect memento of 2018, for children or adults alike. Of course, like all Merrythought bears, he is finished with a prestigious stamp of approval: the famous Merrythought gold-and-black label stitched to the right paw - a reminder that he is made in England. Suitable for ages 3 and up. Please remove ribbon and labels before giving to a child aged below age 3. Production limited to the year 2018.
Please Note: Christmas Bear 2018, also seen in photo, is sold separately.
A 'Cheeky' Little Bear
The Cheeky Bears first appeared in a 1955 book and were called New Teddy T. They were described as a completely new range of bears with amber eyes, growls and very softly stuffed. There's a story (which may be fictitious) that Cheeky's name came about as a result of a member of England's Royal Family picking him up at a trade show in 1956 and -- having studied him closely -- pronouncing him 'a cheeky little bear.' This story has been repeated many times, with the Royals in question, sometimes named as the late queen mother or even the present queen. Members of the Royal Family did visit the Merrythought stand at the British Industries Fair in the late 1950s, so it may be true!
PLEASE NOTE: Prices may change due to changes in the British Pound/ US Dollar exchange rate.
Special offers for Christmas Cheeky 2018
Free Steiff Bear Head Keyring with $250 Order
Receive a FREE Steiff Bear Head Keyring with your order of $250 or more - only at The Toy Shoppe!
This offer may not be combined with other offers. Other restrictions may apply. Call us for complete details. This is a limited time offer and is subject to change. No coupon necessary.