The Iconic Toy – The Teddy Bear

By |2021-09-13T08:16:22+10:00September 13th, 2021|Categories: About Teddy Bears|Tags: , , , , , |

The name Teddy bear originates from Theodore (Teddy) Roosevelt. When he went hunting with his friends, they hunted down a bear and encouraged Roosevelt to shoot it. Roosevelt refused to shoot the bear (what a guy!) and this became big news! He wasn’t only the president; he was a big name in the hunting [...]

Teddy Bear Collecting

By |2021-04-05T12:02:58+10:00April 5th, 2021|Categories: About Teddy Bears|Tags: , , , , , |

Teddy bear collecting is a 'thing' that really took off as a hobby in the 1980's. Before then Teddy bears were for kids and were a plaything rather than anything of value. The concept of bear collecting was really begun by English actor Peter Bull, who wrote a book called "Bear with Me" way [...]

Basil versus Toby Tambo Teddy Bears

By |2021-07-18T14:05:17+10:00July 12th, 2020|Categories: About Teddy Bears|Tags: , , , , , , , |

We often have to explain the difference between our Basil and Toby Tambo Teddy bears to our customers. Our two Tambo Teddy families have been around for twenty-seven years but the Toby style bear was the first created. Tobies have a flat face, wide set eyes and big ears at side of their head. [...]

Our Favourite Teddy Bears

By |2020-06-06T19:30:32+10:00June 6th, 2020|Categories: About Teddy Bears, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , |

We couldn't be a teddy bear shop without loving Teddy Bears- could we? There are many famous Teds out there and our five favourites are: Winnie the Pooh. What a character, Pooh or Pooh Bear as he is affectionately known was created by English author A. A. Milne back in the 1920s. We just [...]

The Coolest Teddy Bear Facts

By |2020-06-07T06:57:41+10:00June 5th, 2020|Categories: About Teddy Bears|Tags: , , , , , , |

Teddy Bears are the perfect gift, a symbol of sympathy, congratulations and love. Everyone has a teddy bear at some stage of their life and all the cool kids have a Tambo Teddy! Here are 10 cool facts about the teddy bear that we thought you should know: 1. After the Titanic sank in [...]

If Teddy Bears Could Talk

By |2020-02-10T06:36:19+10:00February 10th, 2020|Categories: About Teddy Bears|Tags: , , , , , , |

We stumbled across this poem on a site, Power Poetry. The world’s first and largest mobile poetry community for youth. It is a one-of-a-kind place where youth can be heard. This beautiful poem was penned by a poet identified as NIFAH357.  The poet says, 'I love hello kitty, the colour blue, I'm outspoken, I [...]

Why love a Teddy Bear?

By |2018-04-15T13:30:05+10:00April 15th, 2018|Categories: About Teddy Bears|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Everyone should have a teddy bear! But why? It is reported that teddy bears are the perfect transitional object for a child that is facing a point of separation from their home and parents whether it be to attend daycare, preschool, school, or being baby sat. Moments of separation are known as transitions; and [...]

Twenty-Five Reasons to Love Tambo Teddy Bears

By |2018-03-25T18:22:28+10:00March 25th, 2018|Categories: Teddy Highlight|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Recently Outback Queensland Tourism Association wrote a lovely blog on us, '25 Reasons to love Tambo Teddies' to celebrate our twenty-fifth anniversary. This blog got us thinking and we decided we need to challenge ourselves to gather together 25 reasons to more love our bears. The first five are from the heart 1. Tambo [...]

Naming Tambo Teddy Bears

By |2018-02-25T18:08:55+10:00February 25th, 2018|Categories: Behind The Scenes|Tags: , , , , |

All the Basil and Toby Tambo Teddy Bears made in Tambo are given an individual name and unique identification number. Our bears are all named after local Tambo Properties alliterated with a Christian name. We do name some  teddy bears after other properties, or with a selected name in response to special requests. Tambo [...]

Tambo Teddy Bears Picnic

By |2019-02-18T11:01:28+10:00December 13th, 2017|Categories: Teddy Highlight|Tags: , , , , , , |

On September 16th, 2017 teddy bears and teddy bear enthusiasts descended on Tambo to enjoy all the fun at the Tambo Teddy Bears Picnic. An annual event since 2011, the picnic is transitioning to a biennial activity with the next event being planned for 2019. A community affair, the picnic is held on the [...]

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