Robbie is one of our very old bears, he's a sweet and cuddly, traditional teddy bear made from gorgeous English mohair by Barbara Ann Bears
Robbie is 15 inches (38cm) tall and is 10.5 inches (27cm) sitting.
Robbie is a very old bear, he was one of our first designs going back to around 1991, Barbara had designed some very nice traditional bears and decided that she wanted to make a centre-seam bear like the old, classic Steiffs... you might notice that he isn't entirely classic or traditional, a little cheekiness and humour crept in somewhere in the process, this is where the fun started! He's still a lively and chirpy chap and he has a great sense of humour, he'll never lose his sense of humour.
Robbie was very popular at the time, the teddy bear world had seen nothing quite like him, we made him in several different mohairs although there weren't many brown Robbies. We think he dates back to the early to mid-1990s, back in the early days when we were young, fit and beautiful, when one of us had brown hair and the other had hair...where did it all go?
Robbie is made from a beautiful, distressed, brown English mohair, we used to love using English mohair, it had such a strong texture, it was made using looms dating back to the early 1900s, since the birth of the teddy bear, sadly the mill that wove the mohair closed long ago and 'they don't make it like that anymore' . Robbie has brown, German wool felt paw pads and black, glass, spherical eyes, these catch the light from any angle so he always has a cheeky twinkle in his eye. Robbie has a marvellous nose and a cheeky smile.
Rodney is mostly stuffed with polyester stuffing, he has plastic pellets in his tummy which allow him to be more poseable and make him more cuddly. Robbie, as with all our bears he is 5-way jointed.
We hope you like Robbie, he's a happy chap made to bring smiles to faces, he's one of our originals, a bear from the last millennium, from the days before personal computers, iPhones and Facebook, a simple bear from simpler times, we hope you like him.
We'll pop in some photos with Robbie and we are happy to put in a greetings card and gift tags, maybe a birthday card or one for another occasion, you can choose one from our greetings card page and let us know which card you would like.
As with all our bears Robbie is not a toy, he is an adult collectible and unsuitable for children under 14.