Hi Bear Club Members,
Computers..... how ever did we survive in business without them?
They certainly have made things easier in many ways but when they have issues then they really do make life so much harder than fixing problems in the old days.
The past few months have been very trying for us with the failure of our recently renewed mail program failing to meet all the new anti spam regulations and restrictions causing us a huge headache when we try to send out our newsletters to our members.
Over half the E-mails did not get through to members due to both blocking by several of the main internet mail hosts and many being rejected and bouncing back to us as undeliverable spam.
To overcome this serious issue we have spent hours researching the issue and have purchased a new mail program that hopefully will have us up to date with all the latest requirements (until they move the goal posts again) and allow all our members to receive our important news updates.
If you are reading this you will now be aware that all our newsletters are hosted on line on our website and that the email we send is just a notification that a new one is available.
If you have not been getting these notifications the please accept my apologies, hopefully the new system will ensure they get through from now on.
You can help by adding our email address email@example.com
to your address book or safe list so that your mail program
recognises us as a trusted sender
LOCAL & GLOBAL TEDDY NEWS
The good, the bad and the cuddly!
Every year Steiff release that special cuddle bear for the little ones in our lives, in Europe it is a long standing tradition to gift all newborns with Steiff Bears and animals, in fact most new arrivals have an amazing collection of fun animals ready to help them learn and provide lifetime play companions from the moment they are old enough to cuddle up to them
The Steiff Cosy 2019 has now arrived in store and while it seems a little early, if you are like me and get shopping done in advance, or you have that special little someone arriving next year the timing is actually perfect.
This is that cute, cuddly special bear for that special event.
This Cosy range embraces all the traditional ingredients we love about Steiff Bears but they are also oh so soft and have a huge hug, big enough for everyone of every age.
With the relevant year embroidered on his foot pad he provides the perfect gift for so many occasions celebrated throughout the year.
Whether a gift or a companion he will always be a friend for life.
All Cosy designs are fully machine washable, stuffed with synthetic filling material with safety eyes and with brass plated Steiff "Button in Ear"
Now, I know that 2018 hasn't finished & little one's arrive year round, so, I can tell you we still have some 2018 Cosy left as well and a very few from 2015 and 2013 which we are now offering at special clearance prices.
Why not check the full Cosy range out by clicking on their
names which will take you directly to each bear?
Cosy 2019 $99.00
Please use the promo code COSY SALE
to get the special prices on these older designs
Cosy 2018 limited stocks - was $97.95 - now $75
Cosy 2015 limited stocks - was $89.95 - now $70
Cosy 2013 limited stocks - was $89.95 - now $70
PADDINGTON TURNS 60
The very popular Paddington Bear celebrates his 60th birthday this year and to mark this special event Gund have released this special Anniversary Collectors Edition Paddington Bear in a Commemorative Box.
He is a premium quality long-haired plush Paddington Bear wearing his traditional blue duffle coat with toggles, brushed felt hat and Wellington boots.
Presented in a striking illustrated anniversary gift box featuring a gold foil 60th emblem.
Limited stocks available at only $59.95 so don't miss out!
Paddington Bear was first introduced as a character in a book
"A Bear Called Paddington" first published in 1958 by
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.
Click here to purchase 60th Anniversary Paddington
STEIFF PETER RABBIT
A brilliant new limited edition from Steiff to celebrate the release of the new Peter Rabbit Movie, from the shorts I have seen the movie will be a lot of fun.
The beloved classic character, Peter Rabbit, and all his friends has been brought to life in an all-new live-action/CG motion picture based on the series of books written and illustrated by Beatrix Potter.
The mischievous Peter Rabbit and his family take over the farm, throwing an endless party of fruits, vegetables and bad behavior.
However, when a younger, spryer and more fastidious McGregor arrives to claim his inheritance, Peter is determined to keep the party going at the farm.
It's not long before Peter realizes he has a formidable foe in the young McGregor, who is also falling for the local painter (and the rabbits' surrogate mother), Bea.
Now, Peter will stop at nothing to drive McGregor away as the two go to war over the garden and Bea's affection.
Steiff has outdone themselves in bringing to life Beatrix Potter's mischievous Peter Rabbit!
He embodies all the character traits of the character from the new motion picture.
Peter Rabbit is made of brown and beige plush with three-way jointing. He wears his iconic blue jacket and features the iconic gold Steiff 'button-in-ear'.
We have a limited number of Peter Rabbit available if follow this link
He is great value at only $199
See all our Peter Rabbit designs from only $16.95 click here
JAN’S DECORATING & DISPLAY TIPS
Members often ask about different and interesting ways to
display their bears and often they are very short on space.
Jan is always happy to share her ideas and this gave me the inspiration for a new segment in our newsletter, so each month now I will feature another idea or two that you may enjoy .
Not every one is lucky enough to have acres of space to create great displays like Jan who is quite spoilt by Troy and I with a dedicated Bear Room and basically the run of the house for her teddies but with a little creativity some amazing displays can be achieved in very small spaces using simple everyday items as props.
This month she is using a timber box, you can use any box or container that has some points of interest and then place various sized bears & animals in or around the box.
You can use a colour theme like Jan has done here or a random selection if you prefer, just fiddle about with different options until you are happy with the result.
You can do this either on the floor or on a shelf or table.
As you can see a dolls cot can also make an interesting
display for your bears, again by placing them in and around
you can play until you get the desired effect.
If you set the cot on a table or even a chest of drawers you
will get a much better “stacked” effect than simply lining them up on a shelf.
We have a limited range of cots and cradles available and always keep your eye out at garage sales as this is a great source of interesting display props for your teddy collection.
Do you have an interesting or unusual display that you would
like to share with our members?
Please email your pics to firstname.lastname@example.org and I will feature some of them in future newsletters.
We will also create a special gallery of them on our website and when we have enough to make it really interesting we will have
our members vote on them and award some special prizes to
the most popular displays.
NEW HERMANN DESIGNS
HERMANN - SILENT NIGHT
Limited Edition of 200 worldwide
Celebrating the 200th anniversary of 'Silent Night'.
This sweet Christmas carol was written in 1816 by Father Joseph Mohr, but it was not until 1818 that music was actually written to accompany the lyrics.
Father Mohr asked Franz Xavier Gruber to compose a guitar accompaniment for the Christmas Eve mass.
Since then 'Silent Night' has become one of the most popular and well-known carols around the globe.
Silent Night Bear is made of blue & white mohair and is fully five-way jointed.
He has a hand stitched nose and sculpted muzzle.
The beautiful embroidery on his felt paw pads has his name & edition number.
Music notes and stars complete the design.
Hermann have also added felt star appliqués accented with SWAROVSKI® Crystal Elements and music embroidered on felt to represent sheet music.
Wind this bear up to hear the song 'Silent Night' play from an internal high quality German made music box.
Silent Night is a 36cm mohair bear - click here to order
HERMANN - THERESE OF BAVARIA
Limited Edition 100 worldwide
Let Oktoberfest begin!
Therese is dressed for all the exciting festivities of Oktoberfest
She has flat paw pads so that she may be easily posed in a seated or standing position.
Made of the finest mohair with felt paw pads
Her unforgettable expression comes together with a hand stitched nose and sculpted muzzle.
Swarovski Crystal Elements embellish her lovely blue and white headband and she is dressed in true Oktoberfest fashion that takes you back to traditional Bavarian attire.
She even carries a purse beautifully decorated with embroidered edelweiss within a heart.
Therese of Bavaria is a 35cm mohair bear - click here to order
HERMANN - LUDWIG OF BAVARIA
Limited Edition 100 worldwide
Let Oktoberfest to begin!
Ludwig just can't wait!
Ludwig will gladly tell you all about his Bavarian heritage and the exciting festivities of a traditional Oktoberfest.
He has flat paw pads so that Ludwig may be easily posed in a seated or standing position.
Made of the finest mohair with felt paw pads, his handsome expression comes from a hand-stitch nose sculpted muzzle.
Hermann have dressed Ludwig in true Oktoberfest fashion that goes back to traditional Bavarian attire.
He even wears a Tyrolean, a traditional Bavarian hat made of felt.
Ludwig of Bavaria is a 36cm mohair bear click here to order
YOU CAN NAME YOUR OWN BEAR
The very popular Settler Bears have been leaders in naming bears for many years but once a name had been used it was then retired to avoid confusion with stockists when they are re-ordering them.
Often the name you want on your bear for that special person is not available but rejoice for we have finally come up with a simple system where you can select ANY bear from the Settler Bears range and have its name tag changed to whatever you like.
This means that you get the bear in the size, style and price range that you want and get ANY name you like on the bear
We do this on an official Settler Bear name tag that is attached to it’s ear in the same way the original factory tag was fitted and the other great surprise is that there is no extra cost for this extra service, we do this for you FREE of Charge
See all available Settler Bears designs in our online catalogue
CHARLIE BEARS UPDATE
Most 3rd quarter designs have arrived
With Charlie Bears new system of splitting the years release into 4 quarters for production now having run reasonably smoothly for almost a year we are getting most designs when we expect them, most of the 3rd quarter designs have arrived and we are now starting to see some of the 4th quarter as well .
The plush bears that have recently arrived are
Bundle - Grover - Jesse
Jinksy - Medley - Pamper
Chewy Llama - Fisher Otter
ISABELLE MOHAIR DESIGNS
Most of the Mohair Isabelle and Minimo designs that have arrived were all pre-ordered so they have been shipped straight out to members with very little being left to go into stock, this highlights the importance of pre-ordering the ones you really like as most limited editions are now selling out before they arrive.
We do have very limited quantities of the following designs still available if you are quick
Bubsy - Crumples - Fairylights Goosebumps - Hansel & Gretel
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 now hundreds of amazing designs currently available you can see them all in the following Charlie Bear categories...
We now have 6 Charlie Bear Categories
Click these direct links to our catalogue categories
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
These featured bears have been among our most popular designs over
the past few years but they are now sadly retired, however we are pleased
to be able to offer the last of these great designs to our members at
huge discounts until October 31st or whilst stocks last
These bears Dolls and Animals are all featured in our catalogue at their normal prices so please use the inquiry cart as normal to order them and don’t forget to put in the relevant PROMO CODE to qualify for the special members prices
YEAR BEAR 2018
Have an exciting new event happening this year?
Need something special to mark the event?
How about our Year Bear for 2018
This cute happy fellow is soft and cuddly and is ready to be a reminder of almost any occasion.
Births, Anniversaries, Graduations, Sporting Groups and much more.............
Made from plush fur and soft polyester filling with the year heat printed on his footpad in vinyl.
Sale Price $25
click here to order
With the closing of the last of our trusted doll importers we are no longer going to carry any porcelain dolls as it is impossible for us on our own to import the large quantities required by the doll makers to make up a shipment, we will instead use the display space they occupy for more teddy bears.
So all existing dolls are on sale and members can get
our website prices on all existing stock
simply use promo code DOLL 40
click here to see all available designs
Charlie Bear SALE
All currently in stock Charlie Bears - Plush - Bearhouse and Baby ranges only
Offer excludes Mohair Isabelle and Minimo ranges
click the links below and you must use promo code CB20 to get the discount
BEARS - Charlie Bears - Baby Collection
BEARS - Charlie Bears - Bearhouse Range
BEARS - Charlie Bears - Plush - in stock now
Will 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,
What are “This Months 3 Super Specials”?
You can find the answer in this newsletter.
E-mail your answer now and don’t forget your membership number.
Congratulations to last months winners
Members Super Draw $25 Gift Certificates winners are
Trudy Howard - Hillcrest QLD
Kim Armstrong - Mossvale NSW
Karen Wright - Cheltenham VIC
Joanne Collis - Reservoir VIC
Regards and beary best wishes
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.
For 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.
CHANGED 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.