Paddington Bear has been a part of the nation’s childhoods since 1958. The tale of the lost bear from Darkest Peru has delighted and inspired generations of children, me included, and now my son loves Paddington too. This October is Paddington’s 60th anniversary month, will you be celebrating 60 years of this little lost bear from Darkest Peru?
In 1958 the first Paddington Bear book, A Bear Called Paddington was published. Little could Michael Bond have known then how many people around the world would come to know and love this small bear, with his recognisable bush hat and duffle coat.
To celebrate this milestone anniversary, Rainbow Designs have unveiled their brand new Paddington Bear Classic range. It features a host of cuddly toys for enthusiasts and fans of Paddington to cuddle and love. One of the most eye-catching in the range is the new Large Cuddly Anniversary Paddington Bear with Scarf. This Paddington Bear plush is snuggled up in a checked scarf complete with “Please look after this Bear” label. This plush is cuddly enough to appeal to young Paddington fans and stylish enough to look the part on a collector’s shelf.
The design of this Anniversary Paddington Bear is inspired by the original artworks by Peggy Fortnum and he does look very true to the original bear. I love his battered felt hat and the label (which you can remove if you want) is a lovely extra touch. The snuggly scarf with the 60th anniversary badge is what will make this bear such a collectible. His coat isn’t removable and the duffle coat toggles are printed on, which I think is a much better option if you’re giving this bear to young children.
This Anniversary Paddington Bear is suitable from birth and as soft and cuddly as they come. He is 23cm tall and costs around £24.99.
The 60th Anniversary Paddington Bear would make a wonderful gift for a Paddington Bear fan of any age. With Christmas coming, who will look after this bear?
The 60th Anniversary Paddington Bear from Rainbow Designs is available from a wide range of retailers including John Lewis.
Disclaimer: We were sent this 60th Anniversary Paddington Bear plush for review purposes. All images and opinions are our own.
We’ve gone a little bit Winnie the Pooh mad in our house. We are all very excited about the release of the Christopher Robin movie on August 17th. We’ve been reading some of the classic stories by A.A. Milne and we’ve given the boy a lovely Classic Winnie the Pooh soft toy from Rainbow Designs to keep him company.
This adorable Cuddly Classic Winnie the Pooh, is the most famous and best loved character from A.A Milne’s heart-warming classic stories. This Tales from Hundred Acre Wood version of Winnie the Pooh makes the ultimate snuggle companion for baby; or indeed a Pooh loving 7 year old!
This lovable 30cm premium soft toy has been made using the softest, textured plush fabric which makes him extra snuggly. He has an embroidered paw and looks just like the Pooh we remember from the drawings in the original books. I love him and so does my son.
We live near our very own Hundred Acre Wood and often go on woodland adventures; playing Pooh Sticks stood on the bridge over the river. We took our Classic Winnie the Pooh on an adventure of our own and we even had a little teddy bears picnic too. Winnie sits up nicely by himself, but he did need some help eating his honey sandwiches!
He is very soft and lovable. He is suitable from birth and would make a very lovely gift for a new baby; or a Winnie the Pooh fan of any age. He’s large, but not over sized and as you can see from the photo with my son, he’s just the right size for cuddling. This particular Pooh bear seems well made, with quality stitching and good materials; his features are true to the original too.
This lovely Tales from Hundred Acre Wood version of Winnie the Pooh is made by Rainbow Designs Ltd and costs around £24.99. He is available at John Lewis and other retailers.
Disclaimer: We were sent this Tales from Hundred Acre Wood version of Winnie the Pooh for review purposes. All images and opinions are our own.