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Teddybear

November 2018
Members
Newsletter

 

CB EVENTHi Bear Club Members,

As it is now November it is a time for celebration............

AND YOU ARE INVITED !!!

If you are a fan of Charlie Bears and have been collecting these adorable teddies for a few years you will be aware that November is their official Birthday.
You will also be aware that we always hold a Special Event in store (and online) to mark the time that these special bears came into our lives.

Saturday the 17th of November 2018 is the day and as usual Charlie Bears will release a very special anniversary bear on the day, no details can be given as he/she is in a sealed “Mystery Box” only to be opened by their new family.

These bears are always great value and in the past have been a smaller version of one of Charlies most popular designs.

Further details on the “Mystery Bear Box” and this
Special Event later in this newsletter.

 

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

abcmALICE’S BEAR SHOP RETURNS
Alice's Bear Shop is making a comeback!

This fantastic fun range of bears and their animals created by author Ricky Austin were originally introduced to collectors over a decade ago by the Russ Bears company.

They have remained a favourite of collectors of all ages and are now being lovingly made by Charlie Bears.

Charlie has been working with Ricky to ensure that the designs have all the original appeal as Ricky intended but added that special Charlie flavour to them.

Today we are finally able to share this great news of their comeback with you and we are working at having the full range of bears and animals along with some special accessories and of course the great little books that were written by Ricky for each character all on our website ready for you to place your pre-orders.

We have all designs on back order and expect they will arrive
in-store in December, you are able to pre-order them now, by following the link below to a new Charlie Bear section of our catalogue devoted just to Alice's Bear Shop
http://www.teddys.com.au/products.php?catid=119

This new section of our catalogue now makes 7 special categories devoted to Charlie Bears for you to enjoy.

Pictured is Charlie Morris hugging Alice’s Bear Shop favourite design TAT, he is just one of the great characters that have come through Alice’s Bear Shop and into the hearts of kids young and old.

As some members have not been receiving their newsletters regularly until last month, I have noticed that not everyone is aware of our changed trading hours so here is a reminder of what we sent to members in the March Newsletter.

OUR TRADING HOURS
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After the big health scare last March and the realisation that even for Super Heroes life is really way too short I have had a hard look at the lack of family time running our own business allows.

After much discussion with the family and consulting with lots of our members/extended bear family we have decided to cut down to only 5 days a week, we believe that by closing on Tuesday & Wednesday we will still be able to offer our award winning customer service and have the minimal impact on members and our tourism trade on the weekends.

This change will allow the entire family to have two days a week off TOGETHER, something we have never had in almost 40 years of retailing, Jan and I will also get to spend our days off together.

So effective immediately we will be
Open - Thursday - Friday - Saturday - Sunday - Monday 9am to 5pm

Closed - Tuesday & Wednesday - Our huge website catalogue is still available 24/7

IMG_2802JAN’S DISPLAY TIPS
Here is another couple of Jan’s display ideas using props to make her bears look more interesting and get away from the very common practice of lining all the bears up on shelves like books in a bookcase.

Using a variety of different sized bears also gives a sense of depth to a display and it is also fun to have the bears “playing” much like the kids do.

I know some folk think that those of us that talk to and play with our bears have a few Kangaroos loose in the top paddock but I also know that those who do love their bears like we do fully understand the passion that makes bear collecting so much fun.

 

IMG_2801The top picture shows what an interesting display can be achieved with an old cane wash basket and a throw rug, the teddies all look quite comfortable and this style of display adds several focal points of interest

The second picture uses a toy pirate ship as the backdrop to the Minimo “Pirate”designs from this years collection.

The “Ship” is actually a cardboard cut out from a childrens activity book on how to make a Pirate Ship,
Jan picked this book up at Aldi.

Our little Minimo sailors Barnacle, Dubloon, Kendra and Cordelia all look quite excited about their new ship,
I am sure many rollicking adventures on the high seas of imagination will keep these little sailors content.

The 4 Minimo designs are currently in stock and limited stocks are ready for adoption right now, you can see them in our catalogue by typing their names individually into the search engine on any catalogue page.

 

 

taxIMPORTING PITFALLS
Buying anything overseas has always had an element of risk attached to it and often that “bargain” we see on an overseas site does not always turn out to be such a great deal.

Buyers need to be aware of some basic truths when importing
On top of the price of the goods you will need to allow postage which can be quite expensive, add to that our government has now introduced new legislation to impose the 10% GST on all imports, the old under $1000 threshold has been eliminated and if your seller does not charge and invoice you the tax customs will hold your parcel whilst they collect it.
As customs have to get involved many parcels that they just passed through the system now come under closer scrutiny and may also attract customs duty and depending on the type of product and it’s value this can be quite expensive.

Additionally if you are bringing in a teddy bear or doll and there is any wooden accessories with them they may require a quarantine inspection to ensure the wooden part is free from mites and borers, if any are detected then your new prize could require fumigating and possibly be sent to the incinerator, all this at your expense.

Please don’t get me wrong, I am not trying to frighten anyone out of buying overseas, I just wish to make sure our members are aware of the possible pitfalls before they get caught unawares, more imports go well than go wrong but this is a small comfort if you are one of the ones that have issues.

The old saying “It’s better to be safe than sorry” certainly rings true, the best advice is to buy from your local stockist if possible as they have already jumped through all these hurdles to get you bears to you or if you need to import then ensure that you buy from a trusted seller that covers all the Australian legal requirements and has done all the correct paperwork for you.


UK EXCLUSIVE PADDINGTON
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STEIFF LIMITED EDITION - 350 Piece Exclusive UK Edition

We have the only one available for sale in Australia

This stunning Life Size Paddington who was the Star of the recent Paddington Movie has 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 expression comes together with  a hand-stitched nose and blond mohair muzzle.
Steiff artisans have enhanced his  expression with subtle airbrushing.
He wears his iconic blue Duffle Coat with toggles, red hat and a tag that hangs from his neck which reads
"Please look after this bear. Thank you."

He travels complete with a suitcase, a jar of faux Marmalade and faux Marmalade Sandwich.
He "bears" the iconic Steiff gold-plated button-in-ear certifying he is a genuine Steiff Collectable
Michael Bond wrote the 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 the deepest, darkest jungles of Peru.

Each of the 350 bears in this very limited and exclusive edition is a work of art that is a tribute to the Steiff Company and to the extraordinary personality of its founder Margarette Steiff.

As a Steiff white label limited edition only 350 pieces of this highly collectable design will be produced as a UK Exclusive.

As with all limited edition collectable Steiff bears these teddies have their edition number printed on their Steiff white label Button in Ear Tag which is Steiff’s mark of authentication
Follow this link to adopt our unique Paddington

PADDINGTON TURNS 60
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GUND PADDINGTON 60TH ANNIVERSARY
Paddington celebrates 60 years in 2018. Anniversary Collector Paddington Bear in Commemorative Box.
Premium quality, long-haired plush Paddington Bear wearing his traditional blue duffle coat with toggles, brush hat and wellington boots.
Presented in a striking illustrated anniversary gift box featuring a gold foil 60th emblem. Limited items, don't miss out

Paddington Bear was first introduced as a character in a book first published in 1958 by Micheal Bond. " A Bear Called Paddington".

Mr and Mrs Brown found him sitting on a battered old suitcase on Paddington Station with a label around his neck simply stating " Please look after this bear".
Unable to resist such a simple request Mrs Brown took him home to live with her children Johnathon and Judy at 32 Windsor gardens.
And so the legend of Paddington began from the deepest darkest jungles of Peru to the busy streets of London.
He has now become a favourite of children of all ages and over the past half a century many a child has drawn comfort or inspiration from a Paddington Bear.
THIS SPECIAL 60TH ANNIVERSARY EDITION IS ONLY $59.95 click here to order him

CHARLIE BEARS SPECIAL EVENT
Party BearsCharlie Bears celebrates their 13th Birthday on the 17th November and we invite you to join us in wishing them a Happy Birthday at our special Charlie Bear Event

We have over 520 designs in stock right now for you to cuddle and whilst that figure is amazing as it is the actual number of different designs I am talking about, including multiple numbers of most designs the real number of Charlie Bears we have available right now is over 7000.
That’s one whole lot of bear hugs and cuddles!

As many of our members travel quite some distance to join in the festivities the event will be an all day affair starting at 9am and ending at 5pm when we prise the last of the bears out of members arms and send them safely on their way home.

We will be celebrating with lots of specials and a nice 20% off all Charlie Bear Ranges currently in stock, sadly due to the tighter RRP set by Charlie Bears this year we will need to exclude the 2018 Mohair designs from this offer but on these we will still double your normal members discounts.

These discounts will start on the 17th and for our many thousands of internet members who cannot come to the event we will continue it on for 1 week until the 24th November.

As well as the discounts we will have a little mystery gift surprise valued at over $49 for all members purchasing any Charlie Bears and a special Buyers “Door Prize” will also be offered.
Each bear you purchase will qualify you for an extra entry in the Buyers prize draw.

If you are wishing to attend the event please RSVP with the number of people in your group to assist us organising sufficient staff to ensure every one has a great day out.
Please email your RSVP to bears@teddys.com.au with your member number

CHARLIE BEARS MYSTERY BEAR

Mystery BoxSaturday the 17th of November 2018 is the day and as usual Charlie Bears will release a very special anniversary bear on the day, no details can be given as he/she is in a sealed “Mystery Box” only to be opened by their new family.

These bears are always great value and in the past have been a smaller version of one of Charlies most popular designs.

These special limited edition has proved to be very popular often selling out at the event.
We are able to take pre-orders on it for you to pick up at the event or if you are not able to come we can post it to you on the Monday after the event.

Charlie has instructed that no images or information will be released until the day of the event to maintain the bears secrecy, that way it keeps the fun and enjoyment running for everyone until they get their own bear to un-box.

I know in past years that some images have been leaked and passed around on social media, Please if you do come across any this year DO NOT pass them on and spoil it for others who like to join in this silliness.

To Pre-order the Mystery Box Bear please follow this link

CHARLIE BEARS UPDATE

rumplesNew shipments arriving weekly
My expectations of the delivery improvements from Charlie Bears has certainly been exceeded with almost weekly deliveries coming through and most have been close to the arrival estimates that William gave at the beginning of the year.
Now before anyone takes me to task and hangs me out to dry I accept there have been a few exceptions but in the main this year has seen some great improvements.

PLUSH DESIGNS
that have arrived since last newsletter are

Bundle - Dee Dee - Jesse
Jinksy - Medley - Pamper
Bessie - Grover - Rumples
Alexandra - Mitzi - Nina
Bobble - Caboodle - Denny
Elmer - Puggles

Rumples is a lovely PLUMO bear. PLUMO is a trademarked Charlie Bears term meaning a combination of plush and mohair is used, where mohair is used on the face and ears to really enhance the bear's expression.
Rumples is made from long pile plush. His ultra soft fur is beautiful in a range of neutral tones.
With a wonderfully sweet expression with a hand-stitched nose, subtle airbrushing, ultrasuede 'tickly toe' paw pads feature embroidered claws, sculpting details.
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He wears a skeleton key around his neck.
Limited to only 3000 pieces worldwide.

ISABELLE MOHAIR DESIGNS
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Most of the mohair that arrived was pre-orders so went straight back out to members but we did get to top up the shelves a little with the following designs

Bear Paws - Bubsy - Crumples
Goosebumps - Hansel & Gretel
Tennison - Mr Cobbler
Old Faithful - Fenny
Fairy Lights - Fraggle - Tiger Lily

Goosebumps is a beautiful bear made from a mix of alpaca and mohair.
His curly fur frames his expression perfectly.
He has a hand embroidered nose, subtle airbrushing and an adorable 'love me' look.
He also has ultra suede 'tickly toe' paw pads that feature embroidered claws, sculpting and airbrushed details.
For the finishing touch he wears a medallion around his neck

Goosebumps is a mohair Isabelle Collection limited edition of only 300 bears worldwide

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

William has given an undertaking to try their best to deliver all outstanding designs by Christmas

If you wish to look at any of the now hundreds of amazing designs currently available you can see them all in the following Charlie Bear categories...

We now have 7 Charlie Bear Categories
Click these direct links to our catalogue categories

Charlie Bear LogoBEARS - Charlie Bears - Alices Bear Shop
BEARS - Charlie Bears - Baby Collection
BEARS - Charlie Bears - Bearhouse Range
BEARS - Charlie Bears - Mohair - in stock now
BEARS - Charlie Bears - Plush - in stock now

BEARS - Charlie Bears Mohair - Pre-orders
BEARS - Charlie Bears Plush - Pre-orders

 

THIS MONTHS SUPER SPECIALS

16651How about a great Charlie Bear for Christmas, they make really affordable presents for the whole family and friends too

I would lime to introduce you to Beaumaris who is part of the Bearhouse Collection

Beaumaris is a big cuddly 48cm bear.
He has beautiful long cream fur with a contrasting white muzzle

His check bow around his neck is his Sunday best.
Whilst he looks quite at home sitting on this stump to have his photo taken the stump is not for sale, you will have to go into the backyard and find him one of his own.

Charlie Bears have created this new  range of very cuddly non jointed teddies called "Bearhouse Bears" that  are perfect as everyday playmates and companions for children over 18  months.

The range is made from high quality plush furs and filled with non allergenic poly fibre and polyester pellets to add weight and  poseabilty to these delightful characters.

The range was designed by Isabelle Lee and all bears with the exception of Huggy & Cuddles are named after famous houses and castles of Great Britain.

Charlie Bear enthusiasts will also find them appealing and will want to  add them to their collections as like all Charlie Bears this new range  certainly are "Bears with Personalities" each one has his or her own  unique appeal.

Beaumaris is normally $42.95 but as a pre-Christmas special we offer him at only $35.00
Please click this link to order him and quote the code BHB35 to get him at this price

CHRISTMAS BEARS

All 20% off normal prices
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You will find an amazing range of Christmas Bears & Animals in this special Christmas section of our catalogue, if you love collecting Christmas themed teddies then you won’t want to miss out on this pre Christmas deal
Click here to view the range and use promo code Santa20 to get this festive discount

CHRISTMAS BEARS

All 20% off normal prices

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PAPAL SERIES

All 30% off normal prices
You will feel blessed when you have one or more of these Holy Papal Bears in your teddy hug
Created by Hermann of Germany to mark significant dates in the Pal calender these bears start with the 1st Pope St Peter and follow the life of Pope Benedict XVI to the latest Pope Francis.
In all we have 10 very collectable designs available in this very collectable series and offer them to you at a massive 30% off their release prices to clear stock and make way for new designs
Click this link to see them all and quote code POPE30 to get the special discount prices

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Happy_SmilieHappy_SmilieWill you be a winner in this month’s
$100 members draw?
We have another 4 x $25 Gift Certificates to win

You have to be in it to win it!!!!

Enter this months draw for your chance to win a $25 gift voucher by answering this simple question,

How many of the super exclusive UK Paddington Bears are available in Australia
You can find the answer in this newsletter.
E-mail your answer now and don’t forget your membership number.

Happy_SmilieHappy_SmilieCongratulations to last months winners
Members Super Draw $25 Gift Certificates winners are
Denise Shepherd - Wanniassa ACT
Keryn Smith - Deception Bay QLD
Leslie Breakell - Sydney NSW
Suzanne Ballard - Blackburn VIC

 

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 32000 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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