Tuesday, December 12, 2017

New arrivals just in time for Christmas.
 A darling new cabinet sized bear from R. John Wright named Tucker wearing a winter scarf and hat and the second in the series of Father Christmas Mice,  Kris Kringle wearing a blue coat and carrying a tree and his sack of goodies for good little boys and girls.

Steiff's Fright Night Friends has also arrived. A bit late for Halloween this year but there is always next year!!!

Thursday, November 2, 2017

by R.John Wright
R. John Wright Matched Set of Frankenstein and Bride Mouse - Click Image to Close

Both 3", 2017, "Frankenstein" and the "Bride of Frankenstein" match set - is the first in a series of MONSTER MICE - celebrating the classic monsters of filmland! Frankenstein's fearsome bride is made of fine mohair plush with hand embroidered features, resin hands and feet, glass eyes, inset whiskers, and a leather tail,jointed at the neck and shoulders for added posability. The Bride is outfitted in a stark modernist gown tailored of crisp white poplin. Her arms are wrapped with silk bandages held together with tiny safety pins. Her iconic hairstyle is fashioned of fine merino wool hand-rooted into her scalp. Like most of the recent RJW mice the Bride has a built-in metal stand for effortless display.

Frankenstein wears the classic outfit of trousers, a collarless shirt, and a black topcoat. His hand-cobbled, sturdy leather boots enable him to stand unaided. Frankenstein's deathly pallor is accented by his lowered eyelids - giving him a touch of melancholy. Tiny metal staples in his forehead and bolts in his neck provide the perfect finishing touches.

Friday, June 16, 2017

Latest Release From R. John Wright Dolls

John & Susan Wright made a rare signing appearance in England this month! The event was the first annual Teddy Bear Festival held at the magnificent Woburn Abbey estate and gardens. Two extremely limited RJW 'Edwardian' bears were made to mark this special occasion. The first is a little black bruin named 'Woburn.' He is accompanied by a sweet companion bear named 'Abbey!' Both bears measure just 8 inches tall and are made of the finest Shulte mohair. Five-way jointed, each bear features a molded leather nose, glass eyes, hand-embroidered features and detailed felt paw pads. Woburn sports a Black Watch plaid bow with a traditional brass bell while Abbey has tiny pink silk bows on each ear.

The bears are produced in editions of only 50 pieces each.   Village Bears is pleased to announce that we will have a very limited number of these bears to sell along with the very limited garden bench  produced by the RJW studios to accompany the Woburn Abbey bears.

New introduction from R. John Wright

Introducing the latest limited edition from the studios of R. John Wright in Bennington VT. The Little Prince Teddy Bear.

The Little Prince / Le Petit Prince ® ©Antoine de Saint-St. Exupéry Estate, 2017

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

New Steiff Just Arrived

The George Washington Teddy was just delivered yesterday along with the adorable Wedding Swans and more Hansi and Franzi parakeets. Easter has passed but we still have a set or two of the new R. John Wright rabbits, Hop, Plunk and Wobble. Some matched numbers and some not for those who do not want the complete set.

Sunday, October 23, 2016


R. John Wright 'St. Nicholas' Christmas Mouse - Click Image to Close

Christmas Delivery Has Arrived - Now In Stock!

R. John Wright Dolls, Inc.,  Father Christmas Mouse Collection

Standing 3 ½” tall and jointed at the neck and shoulders, St. Nicholas is made of the finest mohair plush with felt details and resin hands and feet. Like all RJW mice, he has a embroidered features, German glass eyes, hand sewn whiskers, and a leather tail. He also features a long mohair beard!

Thursday, August 25, 2016

Curious George's 

75th Anniversary

Plush Curious George With Banana, 75th Anniversary Edition  -
Curious George Fans did you know that September 17th is Curious Day in celebration of Curious George's 75th Anniversary. The first book was published in 1941 and is so popular it has never been out of print. Gund has released a special large 20" version  of Curious George eating a banana to celebrate the occasion. This large version of Curious George has only been manufactured in very limited numbers and we have taken delivery of ours so  to keep from being disappointed you need to order while his is still available.

Monday, July 11, 2016

Willy Wonka

IN STOCK at Village Bears
(limited supplies available)

(Sold Out at Steiff USA)

Steiff North American Limited Edition Collection

11.1", 2016, ‘Mr Willy Wonka is the most amazing, the most fantastic, the most extraordinary chocolate maker the world has ever seen!’

Willy Wonka is a chocolate-making genius who relishes nonsense and cannot abide ugliness in factories. But he is not just a genius with chocolate. Mr Wonka is also a very well-traveled man, having been all the way to Loompaland and to the further reaches of outer space.He is a thoughtful man, who knows that only a child like Charlie Bucket could ever be the right person to take over his beloved Chocolate Factory. And he is a clever man, with a knack of getting the right people to do the right things at the right time. In short, Mr Willy Wonka is a man who knows a thing or two.

Inspired by Quentin Blake’s original illustrations, Steiff brings their scrumdiddlyumptious style to the beloved Roald Dahl classic Charlie and the Chocolate Factory with this delicious eccentric candy-maker Steiff Willy Wonka who is guaranteed to draw you to the delicious world of an enduring story. 

Fully jointed and made from he finest blond mohair, safety eyes and dressed in Willy's signature coat, vest and top hat.  Roald Dahl embroidered on his right foot pad.

LE 1916

EAN 664939

Sunday, April 24, 2016

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STEIFF Tom Cat from Tom and JerrySTEIFF Jerry from Tom and Jerry

Tom & Jerry by Steiff

Tom the cat 13"/33cm, and mouse Jerry 8"/20cm, 2016, Made from the finest gray and russet and white Schulte mohair, Steiff artisians have perfectly captured Tom and Jerry's expressions with embroidered facial features, hand stitched nose and hand applied whiskers.  Tom three way jointed: at the neck and shoulders, Jerry jointed only at the neck.  Surface washable and suitable for ages 14 and up. Made in Germany

LE 2000
EANs 354588 and 354595     TM & © Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc

Expected delivery date October 2016

Pre Order now so you

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

More Downton Abbey Bears coming....

Downton Abbey Mrs. Patmore

12" 2015, As the head cook in the Downton Abbey® kitchen, Mrs. Patmore is never without her crisp white apron and handy wooden spoon! Wearing her lilac checked cook’s uniform, matching cap and lace-up brogues, Mrs. Patmore rolls up her sleeves and gets down to work.

Saturday, February 28, 2015

STEIFF Muffy Bûche de Noël - Click Image to Close
“Muffy Bûche de Noël”.
Coming soon!
7 7/8th inches (20 cm) tall, made of the finest mohair, blond, 5-ways jointed, Steiff's year-long celebration of Muffy’s birthday continues through the holiday season with “Muffy Bûche de Noël”. Another delightful confection by Barbara Isenberg of North American Bear. Always on the best-dressed list, this all new Muffy wears an elegant green satin gown with dark red sash and a matching holly-inspired ribbon in her hair. 
She holds a tiny highly detailed yule log cake made of hand stitched and hand painted felt. It’s accentuated with “marzipan” mushrooms, a traditional German symbol of good luck. No holiday celebration would be complete without “Muffy Bûche de Noël”.

STEIFF Winnie the Pooh and Honey Pot Ornament - Click Image to Close

4", 2015, Everyone knows that bears love honey. But no bear loves "hunny" more than Winnie the Pooh! Just in time for the holiday season, Steiff is pleased to present a very special ornament that's sure to be the crowning touch on your Christmas tree.

STEIFF Rudy Teddy Bear - Click Image to Close

11.8" 2014, The world may know him as "Rudolph", but his friends call him "Rudy". He's the newest member of the ongoing series of North American Exclusives featuring SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS. Presenting the Rudy Teddy bear from Steiff. This gorgeous pink alpaca bear proudly wears a crystal "Button in Ear" and a Pendant in the form of a reindeer embellished with SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS around his neck. The ornament of the reindeer is hand crafted from laser-cut brushed steel and adorned with sparkling stars and dazzling chatons. It's designed capture and reflect the glistening lights of your Christmas tree and a large green satin neck bow. Fully jointed.

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

R. John Wright's 2014 'Jingles' Christmas Kitten
How could you not want to hold this little darling?

Monday, October 27, 2014

R. John Wright, in Vermont, has announced the upcoming arrival of 'Jingles' — a 2014 Christmas Kitten. He doesn't produce many kittens, but when he does, you don't want to miss it.  His production of mice far out numbers his kittens, but one kitten can handle a few mice.  Only 175 will be produced world-wide and if the response to Jingles is the same as last years kitten Snowball, which sold out from R. John Wright in a single day, they won't last long.  There aren't any pictures yet, but you can read a description on our web site under:

Monday, October 20, 2014

 A cute reusable Trick or Treat bag for the kids this Halloween. A not so scary witch on one side and a Jack'O'Lantern face on the other!  The bag easily folds into itself for easy storage for reuse next year. 

Friday, July 4, 2014

  NABCO has been awarded the license  to produce a line of Downton Abbey collectible character bears for he USA.  NABCO is the FIRST plush manufacture to be awarded the license for the most popular British drama on PBS ever.   I know this series is very popular here and am pleased to be one of the first to spread the news.  The above picture is not of the finished bears fro promotional purposes only so retailers can get an idea of how the bears will be dressed. There will be four 12" bears  portraying  the main characters of Robert, Violet, Cora, and Mary. From the above picture you can see the outfits the bears will be wearing are quite special and portray each of the characters quite well. Especially Roberts' and Cora's outfits.   The retail price is $75 each either on stands or without and they are scheduled to be available this November just before season 5 of Downton Abbey  is to start.  

I am trying to test the waters as to how the collectors will want to order these exceptional bears.  Whether all four will be wanted or just your favorite character.  Your feedback will be greatly appreciated on this.
MUFFY® TAKES THE CAKE:30th Anniversary

Collection: North American Exclusive
Edition size (year): 1500 pieces (2014)
Material: Made of finest mohair
Size: 7.8 inches
Color: Blond
Eyes: Safety eyes
Ear tag: with gold-plated "Button in Ear" with elephant motif
Joints & Pose: 5-way jointed
Sound device: none
Care: Surface washable
Country of origin: Made in Germany
NOT A TOY. Intended for adult collectors.

Look who´s turning 30! Muffy Vanderbear is celebrating a milestone birthday in 2014 - and Steiff is joining the fun! To mark this momentous occasion, Muffy creator Barbara Isenberg has designed an all-new ensemble for the character - exclusively for Steiff. "Muffy® Takes the Cake: 30th Anniversary from Steiff" is a must-have edition for every collector and fan.

This commemorative edition features a mohair Muffy in a lovely pink and white party dress. Her outfit is trimmed with silk rosettes and velvet ribbons. The set also includes a customized, cold-cast resin birthday cake. This is your invitation to join the festivities as "Muffy® Takes the Cake: 30th Anniversary from Steiff" in 2014!

Muffy®/Muffy VanderBear® are registered trademarks of North American Bear Co., Inc.
© 2014 North American Bear Co., Inc.

Monday, June 9, 2014


R. John Wright Dolls, Inc., Toddler Bear Series

10½", 2013, This adorable little redhead named "Isabelle" is the fifth issue in the new "Toddler Bears" series of cubs dressed in vintage-style children's clothing.

Made entirely of the finest custom-made auburn colored mohair plush with airbrush shading. She is fully jointed and features a molded felt nose, inset hazel colored glass pupil eyes, and detailed felt paw pads with inserted claws.

Isabelle is outfitted in a darling 'bubble' romper made of imported cotton fabric in a lovely aqua shade. This vintage-style summer playsuit has shoulder straps which attach to a bib front trimmed with fine European Cluny lace. When Isabelle turns around, there are irresistable miles of ruffles on the back! A matching sunhat completes her classic toddler ensemble.

Isabelle will come beautifully boxed with a signed and numbered certificate of authenticity and the forms for owner registration.
LE 150

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

North American Bear's New Flip Dolls:

My friends Flip Dolls feature a contemporary 2-dimensional twist on the topsy turvy classic. Enchantingly fresh, screen-printed cotton 13” dolls with contrasting print fabric on back features snoozing friends in sleep masks and pajamas that turn upside-down with a flip of an overskirt design to reveal their fanciful dreamy side. Sophie & Lili Flip Dolls are a wish come true for any little girl.

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

This adorable little duckling named "Puddles" is the newest addition to the charming Springtime Friends Series by celebrated artist R. John Wright is NOW IN STOCK!  Order now for Easter deliveries.
R. John Wright Puddles

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

R. John Wright's Toddler Bears

R. John Wright Dolls, Inc., complete Toddler Bear Series now Limited Quantities Available While All Eight Are Still Available!

Above is a group shot of all eight of the Toddler Bears!
Left to right: Walter, Isabelle, Benjamin, Colette, Simon, Ivy, Christopher, Flora

10½", "Toddler Bears" series of cubs dressed in vintage-style baby clothes!
They are made entirely of the finest custom-made mohair plush. These darling little tykes are fully jointed and feature a molded felt nose, inset glass pupil eyes, and detailed felt paw pads with inserted claws.

Each will come beautifully boxed with a signed and numbered certificate of authenticity and the forms for owner registration.

Limited Quantities While All Eight Still Available

Monday, March 17, 2014