A Steiff UK Exclusive
The Toy Shoppe is proud to bring our collectors this very special Steiff limited edition.
"I'm a very rare sort of bear," said Paddington "There aren't many of us left where I come from."
"And where is that?" asked Mrs Brown.
Michael Bond based Paddington Bear on a lonely Teddy bear he noticed on a shelf in a London store on Christmas Eve 1956, which he bought as a present for his wife. The bear inspired Bond to write a story; A BEAR CALLED PADDINGTON - first published on October 13, 1958. Little could he have known then how many people from around the world would come to know, love and adore his charming bear from darkest Peru.
Today, the adventures of Paddington Bear continue to captivate both young and old. His huge popularity has recently propelled him on to the big screen making Paddington a famous film star now! Not only that. He has BAFTA nominations! Following the hugely popular paw prints of his predecessors, this winning Paddington is now thrilled not only to be life size but larger than life in every way.
Over the years, Steiff has created several versions of Paddington, but never one at this scale. We are excited to about Steiff's new 42 inch Paddington Bear! He encompasses all the traditional Steiff characteristics: the finest materials, flawless design and bursting at the seams with personality. Paddington is three-way jointed and made of the finest chestnut mohair. His curious expression comes together with friendly pupil eyes, a hand-stitched nose and blond mohair muzzle. Steiff artisans have enhanced his wonderful expression with subtle airbrushing. Paddington wears his iconic blue rain coat with toggles, red hat and tag that hangs from his neck which reads "Please look after this bear. Thank you." He comes complete with a suitcase, jar of faux marmalade and faux sandwich. He "bears" the iconic gold-plated button-in-ear. Paddington Bear (Life Size) EAN 690365 is a Steiff licensed edition limited to only 350 pieces. Although this is a collectors item, Paddington is suitable for ages 14 years and up. © Copyright P&Co. Ltd./SC 2017
Steiff Announces Amazing New Paddington
In the 1956 novel in which he was introduced, Michael Bond's Paddington describes himself as a "very rare sort of bear." Today, those words ring truer than ever before as Steiff proudly introduces a very rare life-sized limited edition of the beloved literary character. Following in the paw prints of his popular predecessors, this breathtaking Paddington is larger than life in every way.
The artisans at Steiff are busy right now crafting each 42-inch Paddington from the finest Steiff-Schulte mohair. Each handmade bear is being lovingly dressed in Paddington's signature attire - a blue toggle duffle coat and rumpled red hat. Craftsmen are painstakingly decorating replicas of Paddington's favorite foods, including a jar of marmalade and a sandwich. And of course, no Paddington would be complete without two finishing touches - the suitcase that accompanied him all the way from "darkest Peru" and a simple handwritten note which reads: "Please look after this bear." With its impressive size and amazing detail, this is a Paddington for the ages - one that every Steiff collector will want to own.
A grand total of only 350 pieces of this limited edition will be manufactured, a rarity for a world-wide edition so it is sure to be in high demand. The first shipments of Paddington are scheduled for January, so you'll want to act immediately to take advantage of this exceptional opportunity before he's completely sold out.
This character, as with all of the Paddington Bear licenses, is made exactly to Paddington & Company Ltd specifications. Steiff must follow strict guidelines as far as color, size, accessories, materials, etc. This licensed character has been created and designed, as required, in the exact likeness from animated films and is approved by Paddington and Company Ltd.
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