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pets with stuffed toys

Pets With Stuffed Toys

History and types
The first commercial concern to create stuffed toys was the German Steiff company in 1880. Steiff used new technology developed for upholstery to make their stuffed toys. In 1903 Richard Steiff designed a soft bear that differed from earlier traditional rag dolls because it was made of plush furlike fabric. At the same time in the USA, Morris Michtom created the first teddy bear, after being inspired by a drawing of Theodore "Teddy" Roosevelt with a bear cub. Sock monkeys are handmade stuffed monkeys made out of socks that first appeared during the Great Depression. Amigurumi is a Japanese type of handcrafted knitted or crocheted small stuffed toys. Amigurumi are typically made to look cute with over-sized heads and undersized extremities. Beginning in 2003, they are collected and sold on crafting websites like Etsy.
There are many brands of stuffed toys, including Beanie Babies, a line of stuffed beanbag animals, that was started in 1993. Several marketing strategies, such as keeping them at a low price, introducing a wide variety of Beanie Babies, giving them names, birthdays, and personalities, and retiring certain Beanie Babies after a while (thus giving them collector's value) made them widely popular for years after they were introduced..
Webkinz stuffed animals were created by Ganz in 2005. Each Webkinz toy comes with a unique "Secret Code" that gives access to the Webkinz World website and a virtual version of the toy for online play. Disney's Club Penguin and Build-A-Bearville from Build-A-Bear Workshop are other online worlds with content that can be unlocked from codes found on associated stuffed toys.

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Album name:Fauna & Flora
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Date added:May 11, 2011
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