Saturday, March 24, 2012

2012 Steiff Bear Club

For all new and renewing members of the Steiff Club, this year marks the 20th anniversary, and Steiff has introduced many special pieces to mark this important milestone.

The 2012 Steiff Club kits just arrived and they each contain an adorable 4 inch burgundy alpaca miniature teddy bear. His nose and mouth are hand-stitched in black and his bear paws are a light tan. As of 1992, there were more than 60,000 Steiff Club members worldwide. We would like to venture to say that by this time there must be more than 100,000 Steiff Club members worldwide.

Club members enjoy the following benefits:

The free gift bear as pictured above

The opportunity to purchase special edition Steiff Bears made especially for Club members

Steiff Club magazine with club news, detailed articles, and insight into Steiff creations

Most definitely a very worthwhile investment. . .

Quote of the Day - 'If you fixate on the worst-case scenario, and it actually happens, you've lived it twice." - Michael J. Fox

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Charlie Bear Minimos Have Arrived

Charlie Bears Minimos (miniature mohair) teddy bears arrived yesterday via International UPS and what a nice surprise on a Saturday!

Charlie Bears from 4 different collections arrived in very small quantities, but nonetheless, we were very pleased to receive them.

To view these new arrivals, either go to the "Charlie Bears" category on the left-hand side of our site and select "Newest" from the drop-down menu. Or go to the "Charlie Bears" category, and select the "Charlie Bears Isabelle Mohair Teddies" subcategory and select "Newest" from the drop-down menu.

There are so many adorable minimo bears to choose from but we believe that our favorite is "Yorkshire Pud". He is so much cuter in person than in his photo and his wild mohair just puts a smile on your face when you take a look at him. Just irresistable. . . .

Quote of the Day - "There's no fear when you're having fun". - Will Thomas

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Jim Shore 2012 Bird Collection

Jim Shore's bird collections have been very popular figurines in the past, and he has added several new birds for this year's collection.

They are:

Mockingbird 4026848

Meadowlark 4026849

Swan 4026850 (our personal favorite)

Bald Eagle 4026851

Hawk 4026852

As is always the case, when we enter each of Jim Shore's figurines into the website, we try to always include Jim's additional name for each. We believe that these names make each Jim Shore Figurine a bit more special.

Quote of the Day - "Do not allow people to dim your shine because they are blinded. Tell them to put on some sunglasses." - Lady Gaga

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Steiff Bears Commemorates the 100th Anniversary of Girl Scouts

It doesn't seem possible that the Girl Scouts have been around for 1oo years, but this year marks the 100th anniversary of the organization. And Steiff Bears has created a very special North American Exclusive bear to prove it! This incredible bear aptly named 'Girl Scout Centenary Bear EAN 681813' stands 13 inches and is made from the finest Schulte golden blonde mohair. She wears the latest Girl Scouts 'official' uniform which consistes of a green skirt, white blouse, and the classic green sash that holds her achievement badges, as well as her troop information. A must have Steiff Bear for any current or alumnae Girl Scout. . .

For those of you who did not know, Juliette "Daisy" Gordon Low assembled 18 young girls on March 12, 1912, for the first ever Girl Scout meeting. The meeting occured in Savannah, Georgia, and was the start of was what to grow into a huge national organization. Today the Girl Scouts of the USA boasts a membership of over 3.2 million girls and adults. And additionally, more than 50 million women in the US are Girl Scout alumnae (owner of Beacon's Glow Collectibles to be included in that list).

Quote of the Day - "The most beautiful thing in the world is, of course, the world itself" - Wallace Stevens

Sunday, March 4, 2012

Several 2012 DOTY Winners are at Beacon's Glow Collectibles

This year's 2012 DOTY (Doll of the Year) Industry's Choice Award Winners have been announced. There are several dolls that are already in stock or will be in stock here at Beacon's Glow Collectibles. (Incidentally, photos of all of the winning dolls will be published in the June 2012 issue of DOLLS magazine).

And the winners are:

1. Playtime Baby Little Princess by Adora Dolls
2. Laura by Sonja Hartmann (Heart and Soul Dolls)3. Oink! Adora Dolls

4. Grace Sonja Hartmann - Heart and Soul Dolls
Congratulations to all of this year's DOTY winners!

Quote of the Day - "If we take care of the moments, the years will take care of themselves." - Maria Edgeworth