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August 2013
Members
Newsletter

 

Hi Bear Club Members,

gift-with-purchaseThis months newsletter is again packed full of great bargains and special offers for our members plus a couple of amusing and interesting articles that I hope you will enjoy.
There are also updates on the latest Charlie Bear arrivals and a couple of articles that you might find amusing.

In this edition you will have the opportunity to receive some more
“Gifts with Purchase” on selected brands and ranges including
Settler Bears - Charlie Bears & Steiff plus a last opportunity to secure one of the limited edition Britto collectable cookie jars and receive a bonus gift.

Don’t miss looking at all the specials in THIS MONTHS SUPER SPECIALS section and in the TEDDIES on PARADE section we have all the details of this months great event and big discounts on all Russ products plus our normal great GIFTS WITH PURCHASE and FABULOUS PRIZE DRAWS for you to enter.

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QUICK LINKS:

blob_links_md_whtTeddies on Parade Special Event featuring a final clearance of all our remaining Russ Bears & Animals we still have in stock

This Months Super Specials & Bonus gift with Purchase Offers

 

 

Click this direct link to see all the Russ Bears & Animals we have in stock

 


circle_news_md_whtcircle_news_md_whtLOCAL & GLOBAL TEDDY NEWS
The good, the bad and the cuddly!

NEW CHARLIE BEARS BOOK ANNOUNCED

IMG_73023An exciting new book is due to be released in November that will thrill teddy bear lovers world wide and in particular fans of the amazing Charlie Bear ranges.

This 1st edition Charlie Bears Book titled Love Dreams & Bears will be a beautifully illustrated 224 page hard cover edition and only 10,000 copies have been authorised for printing.

The book is part biography with chapters about Charlie and William growing up, how they met and fell in love and their dreams and aspirations for the future.
It also covers the interesting story that led to the founding of Charlie Bears company and the first 5 years of their meteoric growth to become one of the most successful teddy bear companies of the modern era.

There is also a full and detailed pictorial archive of every plush bear design and Charlie Bear products that Charlie Bears has created within the first five years of production.

Order NowThis is a fabulous book full of great images that will definitely thrill all avid collectors of Charlie Bears!
Like great teddy bear books from other leading collectables companies this book is also a great investment as it will appreciate in value in years to come

Retailing for only $64.95 it is certainly very affordable and would make a unique Christmas Gift for any one with a passion for collecting teddy bears

Pre-Order your copies now to ensure you don’t miss out as I am sure they will sell very quickly. Click here to pre-order this amazing book.

Charlie Bears Love Dreams & Bears

BELIEVE IT OR NOT

Teddy Bears Resort to Life of Crime

From an internet blog article I found on line from July 7th, 2009 by Russ - I thought you might find it amusing

DEA agents and New York City’s finest were shocked last weekend to find yet another segment of society corrupted by the War on Drugs — Teddy Bears. In a raid on a Bronx safehouse, police and federal agents uncovered over 44 lbs of heroin and $150,000 in cash trafficked by the customizable bedtime friends known as Build-A-Bears.

buildabearAccording to one onlooking neighbor at the raid site

My daughter has one of those toys.
I’m very surprised something like that was going on right here and I’m especially surprised it was a
Build-A-Bear.

While the news certainly comes as a shock to the community that calls the bears home, one wonders whether we might have seen this coming earlier. After all, these bears are so diverse in the way they choose to live their lives.

There are firefighter bears, surgeon bears, even sub prime mortgage-lending bears. Is it any wonder that some of these bears turned to the high-risk, high-reward lifestyle of smack trafficking?

In this economy, trying to eek out a living as a high school musical bear or a bear on a military pension just isn’t possible the way that it was in the halcyon days of beardom. 
A bear has got to make ends meet, just like anyone else.

disney14790 - winnieSome will argue that these bears, as couriers, were just bit players, pawns in a game played by weathered New York City drug traffickers.
And every single Build-A-Bear caught up in
this mess will have his day in court.
But before they go out and summon their fancy lawyer bears and publicity bears, they’ll have to own up to the part they had to play in this operation.
Yes, these bears were built for a purpose, they were designed and raised as heroin mule bears.
But does your build determine your fate? Does not every bear ultimately choose his or her own destiny?

Perhaps the most famous bear of all, Winnie the Pooh, once said:

People who don’t Think probably don’t have Brains; rather, they have grey fluff that’s blown into their heads by mistake.

Even bears with grey fluff upstairs should have known better on this one. Thanks, Pooh.

CHARLIE BEARS UPDATE
Jan & I did a flying one day trip the the annual gift trade fair earlier this month to see all the new plush designs that will be released in February 2014.

Hector PandaI am not permitted to share any specific information with you until the official world wide launch but what I can say is “be excited, be very excited” we saw some really amazing bears and a few animals that got our pulses pumping, the Charlie Bears design team certainly don’t mind flexing their creative imaginations and the results are simply outstanding.

We ordered big quantities across the entire new collection as we expect the demand will be even greater for these new designs than it was last season.
But that’s all I am permitted to say at present, we are pledged not to ruin the surprise until release day when we will have all the new designs up on our pre-order catalogue for you to see and order.

I feel a bit like a broken record having to say month after month that Charlie Bears are catching up on their back orders, but the simple truth is that as each month passes they are getting closer and closer to catching up completely on all older back orders.

Most of the older plush designs have now come through and to their credit they have delivered over 60% of the new 2013 designs many months ahead of their expected arrival dates which were advised by Charlie Bears as being anytime up to February 2014.

We are expecting another big shipment of plush designs either very late this week or more likely early next week, we have confirmation of which designs are coming in this shipment.
As usual if you have any bears on order that are in this delivery we will be in touch with you individually to organise getting your bears home to you.
Arriving in this shipment are:

Lauren - Hector - Jayden - Paris - Lancelot - Figaro - Noodle - Mulberry - Tink - Spencer - Oodles - Helen - Kennett - Leonard - Yarris - Scruffylump - Jimbob - TickTock - Woodford - Orion - Henry - Kuma - Harrold - Valentino - Blizzard - Theodore - Beamer

If you have pre-orders not appearing on this list please do not harass us about when they are coming as we do not know, we will advise you as soon as we get any information.

If you wish to look at any of the designs arriving in these shipments you can still see them in the Charlie Bears for Pre-order only section of our catalogue until we actually receive them, after that they will all be transferred into the Charlie Bears in stock category, click the links below

Charlie Bears - Pre-order Only

Charlie Bears - in stock now

 

YOU BE THE JUDGE !!!!

mystery-bear-caught-dancing-at-night Again I found this amusing image on the web and was impressed by this Grizzly Bears concentration on his task, I am not certain if he is dancing or just having a jolly good back rub, I leave it to you to decide.
Either way whatever he is up to he is definitely in to it.

I also take my hat off to the intrepid photographer who got close enough to take the shot.

 

BEAR HUGGING POLITICIAN
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Normally you would expect to see our Federal Politicians out and about shaking hands and kissing babies.
Not the Hon Bob Baldwin - Federal Shadow Minister for Tourism, he was on the campaign trail today and one of his first visits was to us... at Nana's Teddies & Toys to hug some bears.

As we are one of the major Tourist attractions in the Blue Mountains Region Bob wanted to see what all the excitement was about at Nana's and was blown away by the size of our range.
As the pictures show he was especially impressed by our Charlie Bear Boulevard and introduced himself to several of our bear family.

Amongst all the pandemonium caused by his flying visit, the bears have never met a real politician before and all wanted into the photo shoot, a couple of enterprising bears took the opportunity to jump into his arms and say G'Day.

Bob's two "most favourites" were Monium Panda and Jigsaw.

But as our teddy bears are not really into politics they were happy to have a few hugs and some pictures taken and refused to get drawn into any political debates, they don't really mind who runs the country as long as they do it well and keep small businesses like Nana's Teddies and tourism in mind.

JAN STARS IN OUR NEW TV ADVERTS
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Last Monday was a lot of fun for us and all the teddies who got to be movie stars for a few hours.
We had a Film Crew in to make our new TV commercials that will screen around the country on the Prime 7 network.
As well as our main Nana's Teddies Advert we also cut footage to create another world first in a dedicated Charlie Bears advert that we will be airing in rotation with our generic advert.

Nana Jan was the star in both advertisements and she had many willing co stars among the bears, some filled in as background extras but Charlie Bears Woodford and Duncan Panda both had cameo appearances.

When completed in post production longer versions of both these advertisements will be created for use on the Tourism centre big screens in our region and also versions will be made for both our You Tube and Facebook Channels.

I enjoyed the day as Script Writer, Producer and Assistant Director while Jan was our Hollywood Starlet and inspite of all her protests she really had a lot of fun.

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THIS MONTHS
SUPER SPECIALS

Order NowThese featured Brands or selected Bears and Dolls designs that have been chosen for this month all have a BONUS “Gift with Purchase” offer.

Follow the links provided to the selected designs or categories in our online catalogue, then using the enquiry cart system simply add the products you want to the cart and enter BONUS OFFER into the promo code box to qualify for your Free Gift.
You can add multiple designs from different categories into the enquiry cart before submitting your wish list
In the comments box tell me which gift design you would like.
 

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BONUS OFFERS

 

Bonus Offers are limited to 1 per member from each category
 you may however claim a Bonus Offer from each category offered below.
Designs must be in stock to qualify for Bonus Offers
Offer cannot be claimed on laybys, existing orders or pre-orders

Gift with purchase

gift-with-purchaseSETTLER BEARS -
Spend $100 or more on any Settler Bears currently in stock and receive 
Free a 40cm dressed Settler Bear from this selection valued at $39.95

Follow this link to the Settler Bears category in our online catalogue, then using enquiry cart system simply add the products you want to the cart and enter BONUS OFFER into the promo code box to qualify for your Free Gift.
In the comments box tell me which gift design you would like.

Settler Group v2
Gift with purchase

gift-with-purchaseCHARLIE BEARS - Offer #1
Spend $100 or more on any Charlie Bears currently in stock and receive 
Free an 8cm Charlie Bag Buddy Keyring choose Alf or Bibi valued at $19.95

Follow this link to the Charlie Bears category in our online catalogue, then using enquiry cart system simply add the products you want to the cart and enter BONUS OFFER into the promo code box to qualify for your Free Gift.
In the comments box tell me which gift design you would like.

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Gift with purchase

gift-with-purchaseCHARLIE BEARS - Offer #2
Spend $250 or more on any Charlie Bears currently in stock and receive 
Free an 8cm Charlie Bag Buddy Keyring choose Alf or Bibi valued at $19.95
                                              PLUS
Free a Charlie Bear Travel Buddy from this selection valued at $24.95
                           Total Bonus value $44.90

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Follow this link to the Charlie Bears category in our online catalogue, then using enquiry cart system simply add the products you want to the cart and enter BONUS OFFER into the promo code box to qualify for your Free Gift of both a bag buddy and a travel buddy.
In the comments box tell me which gift design you would like.

Gift with purchase

FLORENCE COLLECTION RARE #1 PORCELAIN DOLLS

More designs added to our catalogue
nicoleWe are pleased to again be able to offer our Doll Collectors another very rare and unique opportunity to adopt some extremely rare and retired collectable dolls that have not been seen in shops for many years.

We are selling these #1 dolls on behalf of the designer of the Florence Collection Mark Jones.
Due to recently moving his business to a smaller premises Mark can no longer maintain his showroom museum so is reluctantly offering these rare #1 dolls for adoption by discerning collectors.

These beautiful porcelain dolls are the number #1 in the edition from the now retired Florence Collection ranges from years gone by.

They are packed in a Florence Collection box and have an individually numbered certificate of authenticity.

These dolls have been on show in a glass showcase in the Mark Jones Designs museum showroom.
All the dolls are in perfect condition and complete with all accessories as they were originally designed.
Some of the boxes which were stored in a warehouse for the past 10 years or so have some fading and minor creasing due to being stacked.
This minor damage to some of the boxes in no way affects the value of these rare dolls.

#1 issues in an edition are highly prized by collectors and always realise higher resale values than others in the same edition.

These rare #1 dolls are offered on a first in first served basis as obviously there can be only one #1 per design.
You will need to be quick as #1 editions are rarely if ever offered up for sale, they are normally retained by the designer.

I have set up a catalogue section for these dolls which you can view and order from by clicking this link

FLORENCE COLLECTION RARE #1 PORCELAIN DOLLS
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Buy any Rare #1 Porcelain Doll from our catalogue and receive 
Free a set of 6
miniature 18cm Victorian Porcelain Dolls valued at $89.95

Follow this link to the Rare #1 Dolls category in our online catalogue, then using enquiry cart system simply add the products you want to the cart and enter BONUS OFFER into the promo code box to qualify for your Free Gift
A set of 6 miniature Victorian Porcelain Dolls.

 

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Gift with purchase

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STEIFF BEARS -
Spend $200 or more on any Steiff Bears currently in stock and receive 
Free a 16cm Steiff “Charly” Plush Bear in either brown or beige valued at $39.95

Follow this link to the Steiff Bears category in our online catalogue, then using enquiry cart system simply add the products you want to the cart and enter BONUS OFFER into the promo code box to qualify for your Free Gift.
In the comments box tell me which colour “Charly” you would like.

 

 

 

Gift with purchase

dbb15110 - cookie jar1ROMERO BRITTO -
Limited Edition Mickey Mouse Cookie Jar

Hand numbered world wide limited edition of 2,000.
Comes with a numbered Certificate of Authenticity that corresponds with the number on the bottom of the cookie jar.

Only  4 still available of this now retired truly unique collectors piece of Britto functional art, Mickey’s ears and the top of his head lift off to reveal your favourite cookies should you wish to use this as a cookie jar.

Purchase now for $199 and receive two Free 12cm Britto Disney Keyrings valued at $19.90

Follow this link to order Britto Cookie Jar in our online catalogue, then using enquiry cart system simply add one to the cart and enter BONUS OFFER into the promo code box to qualify for your Free Gift. In the comments box tell me which two keyrings pictured below you that would like.

Britto keyrings

THIS MONTHS
SPECIAL EVENT

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Teddies on Parade Event
 This event starts today - ends 5pm Sunday 8th September

HUGE DISCOUNTS & SPECIALS

Russ went out of business globally in November 2011 and we purchased as much stock from the receivers as we could  to allow us to continue selling their great products for as long as possible.
Over the past 20 months we have cleared quite a lot of product and are now running out of some of the most popular designs so we have decided to do a final Russ clearance on the remaining stocks.

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OFF ALL RUSS BEARS & ANIMALS

Click this direct link to see all the Russ Bears & Animals we have in stock
 

big_savingsAs a member you can get 20% off
all Russ Bears & Animals when you attend this months
TEDDIES on PARADE event  or order by using the enquiry cart in our online catalogue and typing  RUSS SALE into
the general comments box when you submit your
internet enquiry before 5pm Sunday 8th September.

 

Click this direct link to see all the Russ Bears & Animals we have in stock

 

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Will you be this month’s $100 Gift Certificate Winner?
You have to be in it to win it!!!!

Enter this months draw for a $100 gift voucher now by answering
this month’s simple question - the answer is in this newsletter

 

Q. How many Charlie Bear designs are arriving in the next shipment due early next week?
You can find the answer in this newsletter.
E-mail your answer now and don’t forget your membership number.


Laughing_SmileyWINNERS ARE GRINNERS

Happy_SmilieJuly’s
Teddies on Parade Event
lucky prize winners


Congratulations to last months winner

$100 Members Super Draw
Paula Beeby of Glenwood NSW who correctly answered that we had 18 FREE Gift options for members to choose from in last months 10th Birthday promotion.

Steiff Pirate Teddy

That’s it for this months general news highlights but before I sign off for this issue I wish to remind you of the following dates:

 

RUSS BEARS & ANIMALS SALE
Starts today - ends 8th September

Regards and beary best wishes

Dave.

 

FOR THE BENEFIT OF OUR NEWER MEMBERS THAT HAVE JOINED
US RECENTLY I WILL CONTINUE TO REPEAT EACH MONTH THE
FOLLOWING INFORMATION ON MEMBERS DISCOUNTS AND BENEFITS

TEDDIES ON PARADE EVENTS

  • Events are held through out the year as special promotions or important happenings occur, we will always give you advance notice of these special events.
  • Teddies on Parade night events start at 7pm sharp and generally run till around 9pm but this depends on how much fun our members are having.
  • It is essential to RSVP so that we can organise catering and gifts.
  • Our TEDDIES on PARADE nights are young children free events so that you and other members can relax and enjoy the bears and the company.
  • Well behaved teenagers are most welcome to attend.

So when we advertise an event why not mark your diary, RSVP and come along and have a relaxing fun night out with a great bunch of people that share your passion for collecting Teddies.

MEMBERS DISCOUNTS.

bb10068 -  Muppets AnimalFor the benefit of members old and new I would like to clarify the importance of making it known to us when you are ordering that you are in fact a member, if you cant find your number we can look it up on our computer system for you.
As we have now over 25000 customers on our lists it is hard for us to keep track of every ones status so we ask your help in providing your membership number with all inquires and orders, this way we can ensure you get the discounts or specials you are entitled to as a member of our club.
YOUR MEMBERSHIP NUMBER IS DISPLAYED AT THE TOP OF EVERY NEWSLETTER, just above your name.

  • Your membership entitles you to a minimum of 5% off all regularly priced products that are not already reduced.
  • All prices in our on-line catalogue are our normal retail prices and members discounts will be deducted from these retail prices.
  • Discounts are not available for lay-bys as we incur additional costs in providing lay-by services.
  • Members discount also applies to Pre-orders placed with payment in full at the time of placing your orders.
  • Discounts do not apply to postage costs.
  • Special offers are made to members from time to time at up to 80% off retail, further discounts do not apply to these offers.
  • We always strive to offer our members the best possible value on all our teddy bears and other products, as such we are always happy to match or better any genuine advertised competitors prices. As it is impossible for us to monitor all available offers please bring it to our attention and we will see what we can do.

bottlemail_md_whtCHANGED E-MAIL ADDRESSES
Many members are changing their e-mail providers or going to broadband which changes their e-mail addresses.
It is imperative that you advise us of any change in your E-mail address if you wish to continue to receive your newsletters.
We would hate to lose contact with you.

I hope you enjoy this months news and all the additions to our on-line catalogue ranges, please check back frequently for new additions that will be uploaded as they arrive.

Regards and bear hugs from all of us,
Dave, Jan, Troy & the Bears.

 

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