Thursday, February 26, 2009

2009 Online Catalogs

We here at Beacons Glow Collectibles have noticed that most of our collectible manufacturers no longer publish hard-copy catalogs.

So that customers can take a look at various doll and teddy bear catalogs, we now have a category names "Catalogs" on the site under "Customer Service" that contains the most current 2009 catalogs.

Featured 2009 catalogs include:
- Bearington Bears
- Boyds Bears
- Jim Shore Figurines
- Madame Alexander Dolls
- Marie Osmond Dolls
- Steiff Bears (both North American Exclusives as well as Worldwide Limited Editions)

Don't hesitate to contact us should you see something contained in one of these catalogs that you do not see on the site. We will try our best to get that item ordered for you if it is still availalble.

Quote of the Day - "A lot of disappointed people have been left standing on the street corner waiting for the bus marked 'Perfection'." - Donald Kennedy

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

2009 Friends of Boyds (FOB) Club Kits Are In

For the first time ever, Beacons Glow Collectibles is carrying the Friends of Boyds (FOB) Club Kits. 2009 marks the first year and this year's FOB Kit features a Quiltin theme. The way Boyds sees it, "quilting is a lot like friendship. It takes a whole lotta love, time and patience to be good at both. And like a quilt is stitched with love, so too are the friendships we form and the memories we make."

2009 Quiltin FOB Kits Include:

1. Jinny Mae Quiltfriend - an 8" light gold plush Boyds Bear that features an assortment of fabric-printed paw pads, a matchin' neck bow, and Boyds Bears exclusive F.O.B. 2009 foot sash.

2. Aunt Mabel's Sewin' Basket- Removable patchwork quilted basket lid that features the Friendship Star pattern with a heartwarming sentiment and an Offishull Boyds paw pad embroidery.

3. Rosella's Basket of Friendship with Stitch McNibble- Stitch makes his home in this intricately sculpted Treasure Box while he lovingly crafts his very own family heirloom on his antique sewin' machine.

4. Quiltin' F.O.B. 2009 Bearwear Pin - Wear it loud...Wear it proud! Let folks know you are a member of the best bear lovin' club in the land!

Plus Offishull Boyds seasonal catalogs (mailed with membership card),Online Newzletter, Chat Room Opportunities to learn about Boyds Stuff, advanced preview of product introductions, Members-only website access, and Members-Only Exclusive Stuff!

All this is included for the price of $31.95. These Instant Gratification FOB Memberships will be shipped out immediately after ordering, and at this time Beacon's Glow Collectibles will complete a membership registration form for each new member's kit and mail it into Boyds.

Any questions, please email us at or give us a call at 512-990-9881.

Quote of the Day - "Integrate what you believe in every single area of your life. Take your heart to work and ask the most and best of everybody else, too." - Meryl Streep

Monday, February 23, 2009

2009 Marie Osmond Dolls - 'You've Gotta Have Heart!'

Marie Osmond Doll's inspirational theme for her dolls in 2009 is "You've Gotta Have Heart!" Marie wants to stress to her collectors, as well as all women in general, the need to pay attention to both yourself and your heart. In the past, Marie has done extensive work in fund-raising for the American Heart Association.

Several of her dolls have this sweet reminder as this theme. Adora My Sweetheart Belle has a delicate heart pattern on the skirt of her pretty pink dress; Adora Heart Truth Belle is dressed in a dramatically vibrant red organza dress; and her adorable Darlene doll comes dressed in a red and white dress adorned with hearts.

Beacon's Glow Collectibles believes that this themed line will be as popular as Marie Osmond's "Becoming Butterflies" collection of dolls which stressed the magic of butterflies and what they represent.

Please remember that "You've Gotta Have Heart!" in both the way that you treat others, as well as yourself. . . .

Quote of the Day -

"Love has nothing to do with what you are expecting to get, it's what you are expected to give -- which is everything." - Anonymous

Monday, February 16, 2009

Steiff Bears - Great News!

Beacons Glow Collectibles has just gotten word that Steiff Bears will now be creating and producing all of their incredible bears in Germany.

All of their North American Exclusives and Worldwide Classic Collections have always been hand-made in Germany, but in some instances a small percentage of their Steiff Cosy Friends were produced in China. As hopefully most of you know, Steiff Bears Cosy Friends include the more moderately priced items made of soft plush. Cosy Friends also includes Steiff Baby.

This is fantastic news as all operations will be brought back to Germany and we are of the opinion that this is where it should be. Beacon's Glow Collectibles only hopes that American companies will start to follow the lead of Steiff Bears and bring back their manufacturing operations to the United States.

Quote of the Day - "Originality is the essence of true scholarship. Creativity is the soul of the true scholar." - Nnamdi Azikiwe

Sunday, February 8, 2009

Jim Shore Patriotic Figurines

A new sub-category has been added to the site within the Jim Shore Figurines category on Beacons Glow Collectibles. We have received in several new Americana patriotic Jim Shore figurines and expect to be receiving in several more.

With a foundation rooted in themes of Americana, Jim Shore's patriotic creations are among some of the most popular pieces in his collection. TheCheck Spellingse are great pieces, perfect for any folk art or Americana patriotic collector. As is always the case, each piece has a colorful quilt pattern and is hand-painted. Additionally each piece is made of stone resin to resemble hand-carved wood.

Jim Shore figurines contained within this new 'Patriotic' category include:

  • George Washington

  • Memorial Flag

  • Patriotic Eagle

  • Uncle Sam Riding a Horse
Quote of the Day - "Never regret anything you have done with a sincere affection, nothing is lost that is born of the heart." - Basil Rathbone

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Boyds Bears 2009 Treasure Boxes In Stock

Beacons Glow Collectibles has just received in their first shipment of Boyds Bears 2009 Treasure boxes. (Some of us remember them as 'Uncle Bean's Treasure Boxes' but have noticed that Boyds now refers to them as 'Boyds Treasure Boxes'). Nonetheless, each treasure box is adorable in its own way and each has the famous McNibble critter inside, as well as the escape hole somewhere on each resin piece.

Anyway, the 3 new Boyds Treasure boxes are as follows:
1. Henrietta's Roost with Nester McNibble (4013375)
2. Grandpa's Prairie House with Hearth McNibble (4013296)
3. Leila's Orchid with Bloom McNibble (4013373)

As is usually the case, we are lucky enough to get in our shipments from Boyds early, which means that the initial pieces are from Boyd's 1E edition.

For those of you that do not know what a 1E edition is, Boyds produces Treasure Boxes in 3,600 piece editions for 1E pieces. Edition and the sequence in which the piece is produced within the edition are hand-written on the bottom of each piece (e.g., 1E,/283 signifies 1st production run of the edition, piece #283 out of 3,600 pieces).

When production reaches 3,600 pieces, 2nd editions are then created and the process repeats itself (e.g., 2E/325 signifies 2nd production run of the edition, piece #325 out of 3,600 pieces.)

A portion of the 3,600 1E edition pieces are pre-packed at the Boyds Bears factory and offered to Boyds PAW dealers in pack form. Beacon's Glow Collectibles is currently a Bronze Paw Dealer and that would explain why we usually get 1E pieces.

It is a well-known fact that collectors value those 1E edition pieces as the perceived value is higher than that of other editions.

Quote of the Day - "There is no remedy for love but to love more." - Henry David Thoreau

Sunday, February 1, 2009

Boyds Bears Thinkin of Ya Series

Beacons Glow Collectibles is expanding their very popular line of Boyds Bears to include Boyds 'Thinkin of Ya' series. A new category on the site has been recently created.

All bears from this collection are usually 8 inches tall and each has a special message to portray. Be it a happy birthday greeting, special bear for a Bingo lover, a bear offering hope to one in need, to name just a few.

Each bear is reasonably priced at $9.95 and as is always the case with any plush that is ordered from Beacon's Glow Collectibles, every bear or plush will be wrapped in coordinated tissue paper with ribbon.

Just a little something to let that special person know that you are thinkin of ya!

Quote of the Day - "Life is the flower for which love is the honey." - Victor Hugo