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Douglas Cuddle Toys - Apollo Doberman by The-Toy-Chest
Douglas Cuddle Toys - Apollo Doberman
Part of Douglas Cuddle Toy's Classic plush line and very difficult to find these days, this is Apollo the Doberman.  

This is the large sitting Apollo plush.  A few years ago Douglas came out with a small sitting doberman plush also named Apollo who was only about 13 inches high.  The small one can be seen here (not mine):… As you can see, he looks quite different from his predecessor.

I passed up the opportunity to purchase the large Apollo plush back when I began collecting Douglas back in 2001.  He retired soon after and I have been kicking myself for the past decade or so for not getting him when I had the opportunity.

However, this summer I lucked out and found this guy way up on a shelf at the back of a gift shop in a touristy town on the east coast.  The fur around his neck is a little worn and he has some sun damage (he was a part of a window display at one point) but with how rare he is to find anywhere, I went ahead and made the purchase.  He's now a treasured member of my Douglas dog collection.  :)

A scan from the 2001 Douglas catalog featuring Apollo can be seen here: douglascuddletoycollectors.web…

Acquired: Tourist shop
Company: Douglas Cuddle Toys
Item Number #456
Year Produced: 2001-2004
Country of origin: China
Size: About 24 inches (61 cm) high
FurReal Friends - Squawkers McCaw Parrot by The-Toy-Chest
FurReal Friends - Squawkers McCaw Parrot
Squawkers McCaw the parrot made by FurReal Friends.  

He originally came with a stand, cracker, and programming remote as can be seen here (not mine):…

To see one in its original box, see here (not mine):…

Acquired: Goodwill
Company: Hasbro
Product Number: 77182
Year Produced: 2006
Country of origin: China
Size: About 12 inches (30.5 cm) high
Classic Mohair Teddy Bear by The-Toy-Chest
Classic Mohair Teddy Bear
I have always admired the old-fashioned teddy bears made by Steiff and other distinguished European plush companies. They are generally made of mohair or alpaca fibers which makes them very expensive so I assumed that I would be always resigned to cheaper bears made in the style of those old world teddies.

Imagine my surprise when I came across this guy in the stuffed animal pile at Goodwill!  I am still trying to find out what company he's from and what year he was made but am pretty certain that he's the real deal and is genuine mohair.  He might even turn out to be a Steiff!  :)

Acquired: Goodwill
Company: Unknown
Year Produced: Unknown
Country of origin: Unknown
Size: About 11.5 inches (30 cm) standing, 8.25 inches  (21 cm) seated


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A shout out to all you Pokemon collectors out there, my friend found an unusual Pokemon item but we have been unable to turn up any info regarding what it is or where it might have been available.  It is roughly 38" tall by 20" wide. The pockets are 6" tall by 6 1/2" wide and was manufactured by Playfully yours which is a division of Jay Franco and sons, Inc. 

If anybody out there has any additional info on this, we'd love to hear it.  Thanks!  :)

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Drenarrow Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Riding Icon Thank You Favorite 1 Speech Bubble - BeemoteThank You Favorite 2 Speech Bubble - Beemote 
zimaro Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hay love what you do. wish I could post some pics of my big collection. cant wait to see more. 
The-Toy-Chest Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2014
You should totally post pics of your own collection!  Posting collection photos online is a great way of sharing your treasures and meeting others who collect same or similar things! :)
zimaro Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yes I really want to but no camra. and my collection is really huge. and I wish to share with others who do that same.
The-Toy-Chest Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2014
Well, when you have access to a camera you should.  :)
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headdesk Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2014
Oh hey, if there's any Wishbone products you want me to keep an eye out for, I'd be glad to do so. Two sets of eyes are better than one!
The-Toy-Chest Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2014
Thank you so much!  The first thing that comes to mind that I'm trying to find is a new condition red lunchbox and matching thermos for a reasonable price.  Also, unused Wishbone stickers or window clings.  I have some of them but not all of them yet and new ones do pop up on occasion.  Pretty much any Wishbone thing that I don't have yet.  :XD:

Are you looking for anything that I could help you find? :)
headdesk Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2014
Those are all noted down, so I'll keep an eye out!
I am only looking for one item, and that is Piper Samoyed. I've let him get away from me way too many times. x.x
The-Toy-Chest Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2014
Cool, thank you so much!  :aww:  And if I come across a Piper, you will be the first person to know! :)
Punk-Paws Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks for the watch back<3 (:
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