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2015 TOBY Industry's Choice winners announced PDF Print E-mail

tobylogoThe winners of the 2015 Teddy Bear of the Year (TOBY) Industry's Choice Awards were announced Jan. 17 at the Crossroads Doll & Teddy Bear Shown in San Diego. Chosen from more than 150 entries, the winners will go on to become the nominees for this year's TOBY Public's Choice Awards, voted on by Teddy Bear & Friends readers. Look for photos of the nominees, ballot, and online voting instructions in the May 2015 issue of Teddy Bear & Friends, available in March.

United Airlines Delivering More than 11,000 Teddy Bears to Children in Need Worldwide PDF Print E-mail


United Adventure Bear, "Ben Flyin," inspires imagination and offers hope to children


HOUSTON, Sept. 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- United Airlines' custom-designed GUND teddy bear, "Ben Flyin," is making new friends today, National Teddy Bear Day, at MD Anderson Children's Cancer Hospital in Houston. Volunteer United employees are delivering the bears as part of the United Adventure Bear program, working together to lift the spirits of children experiencing health struggles or economic hardship worldwide. The furry travel companion comes complete with a passport full of travel-inspired activities and an exploration-ready vest so children can use their imaginations to dream up adventures with their new friend.

The Eternal Optimist - Beverly White celebrates Happy Tymes’ 30th anniversary PDF Print E-mail


Beverly White’s life and the teddy bear world have changed a lot over the 30 years she’s been creating fabulous bears. But one thing that won’t change is the love White has for what she does.


Cast your vote in the 2014 TOBY Public's Choice Awards! PDF Print E-mail


The winners of the 2014 Teddy Bear of the Year (TOBY) Industry's Choice Awards were announced in January at the Crossroads Doll & Teddy Bear Show in San Diego.

This year's Industry's Choice winners are now the nominees for the Public's Choice Awards, voted on by Teddy Bear & Friends readers.


Now it's your turn to be the judge! You can vote for your favorite in each category by filling out and mailing in the ballot included in the June 2014 issue of TB&F, or you can vote online. Limit one ballot (paper or digital) per household. The deadline for voting is July 1, 2014.

The Chicago Toy Show PDF Print E-mail


You haven’t seen a toy show until you’ve seen this one. Six buildings! Over six hundred exhibitors! Exclusively toys and dolls and children’s playthings on display everywhere! This is the show everyone always says they intend to visit, and now is the time to do just that. Collectors say the Chicago Toy Show really is the largest in the entire world. They are correct. Collectors say they find toys at this show that are never seen anywhere else. Correct again.

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