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Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Teddy Bear Tuesday

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Do any Australian readers remember Viva La Wombat?  Until I googled them I had assumed they had gone out of business years ago, but apparently not.  Though their website is a good way NOT to encourage business because I could not find a single stockist properly mentioned.  It sounds like they might have gone into selling stuff overseas more than here.  Maybe not.  The website isn't very helpful.  But it has some good pictures on it suggesting that they have moved with the times and kept on designing fun stuff.

In the late 1980s I loved their stuff and collected various bits and pieces.  I still have a T shirt, I think, and a coffee mug.  When my kids were little my mum bought them stuffed toys and sent them to England.  And I collected a few figurines like this one.

Vital statistics - 4cm tall, 3cm wide, bright and cheerful and not at all like a real koala!  He also appears to have dog fur on him.  No great surprise there!  I bought him in Melbourne , though I can't remember if it was before we went to England in 1990 or on a visit back here in 1994.  I have another couple of figurines that will show up eventually, though they won't be teddy bears - a kangaroo, a wombat and a crocodile, I think!

1 comment:

2paw said...

I have never heard of the Wombat people. Yep, this is a fantasy koala!!