Friday, March 28, 2008

Steiff's Alpaca Classic Teddy Bear Leopard (EAN 420696)

Beacon's Glow Collectibles received in a quite unique and distinctive piece by Steiff yesterday that we wanted to tell you a bit about. This Alpaca Classic Teddy Bear Leopard is a classic ambassador of the Teddy bear species, but at first glance looks as if he just escaped from the jungle.

His beautiful leopard-like patterned fur looks so real. This leopard is 16 inches tall (40 cm) and his soft tan fur is made of alpaca and his leopard spots have been painted by hand by one of Steiff's wonderfully talented German artists. His mouth and nose are hand-sewn and hist\ paws are made of felted wool. He even has one of Steiff's classic growler mechanisms contained within.

This Alpaca Classic Teddy Bear Leopard is the first of three unmistakable bear representatives that were created by the artist, Peter Lorenz, from Leverkusen, Germany, on the occasion of the 2005 Teddy Bear Parade in Giengen, Germany. Incidentally, the original was made of a fiberglass synthetic material.

In the future, Steiff will be introducing this Leopard's friends - Teddy bear "Tiger" and Teddy bear "Zebra" that will soon follow in the Steiff footsteps of this lovable Teddy bear Leopard.

Alpaca Classic Teddy Bear Leopard (EAN 420696) is from Steiff's Classic Collection and comes from a limited edition of 2008 pieces worldwide. Of course, he comes with Steiff's classic "Button in Ear' trademark tag.

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Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Marie Osmond Olive May 50th Anniversary Doll

Beacon's Glow Collectibles is pleased to announce that late yesterday we received in "Olive May 50th Anniversary" from Marie Osmond Dolls.

She is absolutely exquisite and a perfect collectible must-have for any Osmond fan admirer. Olive May 50th Anniversary comes from the Toddler Collection and is from a limited edition of 5000 collectible dolls. She is a 12-inch seated porcelain doll.

Marie brought this wonderful Olive May sculpt out of retirement exclusively for this doll.

Please take a moment to read Marie's description from Olive May's "Certificate of Authenticity":

"It’s with great honor that Marie Osmond presents a very special tribute doll that was 50 years in the making! “Olive May 50th Anniversary” commemorates the incredible milestone of the Osmond Brother’s 50 years of entertaining. She’s “golden” through and through with gold-colored silk, lace and embroidery accents adorning her detail-enriched dress, including the names of each member of the famous Osmond family embroidered around the hem of “Olive May’s” skirt. Featured on her Certificate of Authenticity are the signatures of each of Olive & George’s nine children, which are Virl, Tom, Alan, Wayne, Merrill, Jay, Donny, Marie and Jimmy. For the Osmond family admirer, “Olive May 50th Anniversary” is a collectible must-have, to be cherished for 50 years (and more!) to come! "

Quote of the Day - We delight in the beauty of the butterfly, but rarely admit the changes it has gone through to achieve that beauty." - Maya Angelou

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Madame Alexander Fancy Nancy Soft Doll Has Arrived

Who would have ever thought that the Madame Alexander Fancy Nancy dolls would all become an instant hit? We have been receiving several requests for these incredibly cute dolls, both vinyl and cloth versions.

We here at Beacon's Glow Collectibles have just received in a shipment of 18-inch cloth
Fancy Nancy Dolls and they are selling quite quickly. But we have several on back-order and hope to get those in shortly also.

We just recently received information from our wonderful MA rep that the Alexander Doll Company will be introducing a 29-inch Fancy Nancy cloth doll. Come to find out, she was on display at the New York Toy Fair and she was an instant hit. We expect to be receiving her in mid-July. (By the way, we will let you know when we receive in the 8" Fancy Nancy dolls that are on backorder.)

Enjoy this incredible Spring-like weather!

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Wednesday, March 5, 2008

Madame Alexander's Walt Disney Sleeping Beauty Dolls

Beacon's Glow Collectibles has received in the full set of this year's Madame Alexander's Walt Disney Sleeping Beauty dolls, and they are quite a wonderful set.

Sleeping Beauty, a classic animated feature produced by Walt Disney in 1959, was the last animated feature produced by Disney to be based upon a fairy tale. Who can forget Princess Aurora and her good fairies; Flora who gives her the gift of beauty; Fauna who gives her the gift of song; and Merriweather who gives Aurora the gift of virtue.

Each character from this famous animated film have been beautifully recreated by the Alexander Doll Company:

Sleeping Beauty (a limited edition of only 350 pieces)

All of these magnificent dolls are sure to become collectible classics.

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