Merrythought launches Paralympic Games teddy bear

The hand-made bears are available now in a limited edition run of 2012 pieces.
Author:
Publish date:
Social count:
0
5_Olympic Teddy.jpg

Following the popularity of its London 2012 commemorative teddy bear released in July, Merrythought has now made a Paralympic version.

Each limited edition bear has its own number between one and 2012.

Steeped in heritage, all of Merrythought's bears are hand-made in a traditionally run factory near Much Wenlock, the home of modern Olympics.

The licensed Paralympic Games bear is based on a Merrythought pattern from 1948 - the year of the Stoke Mandeville Games, the event which is said to have inspired the creation of the Paralympic Games.

Deborah Johnson (nee Brennan), former 200m Paralympic gold medalist at Sydney 2000, is pictured at Merrythought’s home in Ironbridge, Shropshire, with the Paralympic teddy bear.

Merrythought's Olympic and Paralympic teddy bears are available fom the London 2012 shop for £85. Retailers can call 01952 433116 with stock enquiries.

Related

Featured Jobs

Vivid Job Logo 620 x 349

Digital Marketing Executive - Toys & Games

Vivid is Britain’s biggest toy company and the 20 largest in the world. With offices across the globe, they sell an amazing portfolio of toys and games to over 60 countries. Vivid is best known for its association with blockbuster brands and is very excited about future opportunities around the world.

Liberty

UK Sales Agents

Liberty House Toys have been appointed as the exclusive UK distributor for the BiOBUDDi brand, and we are pleased to introduce this new unique, innovative and exciting range of 100% environmentally-friendly toy building blocks. We are seeking experienced sales agents with existing network in the toy retail market.

Gameplan Job Logo 620 x 349

Head of Product Development & Marketing

Our client is a privately owned French toy and games manufacturer which sells through distributors in forty countries. The company develops and sells innovative electronic interactive toys and games for the educational and gaming markets, and also takes suitable licenses. To progress its successful business development a Head of Product Development & Marketing is to to recruited.

HIT Entertainment Job Logo 620 x 349

Licensing Systems Administrator

The Contract System Coordinator is a newly created role to support the deal term entry process into Mattel’s new Contract Management System for its Licensing business. The role will support the Business Teams at the Deal & Amendment phase of the contracting process and act in conjunction with the System Administration team.