Retired Ltd Edition

Steiff Orinoco Womble official limited edition collectable 691157

Steiff Orinoco Womble official limited edition collectable 691157

Steiff Orinoco Womble official limited edition collectable 691157
Womble creator Elizabeth Beresford took her children for a Boxing Day walk on Wimbledon Common. Her young daughter Kate mispronounced the common as Wombledon Common and the name was born!

The first book, entitled The Wombles, was published in 1968. This was followed in 1973 by a stop motion animation television series directed by Ivor Wood with narration by Bernard Cribbins. The Wombles came out of hibernation at the beginning of 2020 to spread their positive message of local environmentalism. New animated versions of these loveable scavengers can be seen on their website and in various campaigns championing sustainability, a love of nature and the importance of community.

Orinoco is lazy and loves sleep and food! Inspired by Beresford's teenage son, he is named after the South American river. Though slothful, Orinoco is capable of surprising acts of moral and physical courage. Steiff's interpretation of this iconic character is made from beautifully soft linen plush fabric and violan felt (made from 100% biodegradable plant and wood fibres).

He is filled with stuffing created from recycled plastic bottles. These alternative materials not only emphasise Steiff's commitment to exploring new sustainable materials and processes, but also cements the essence of The Wombles' message to recycle and reuse. He has a gold plated'Button in Ear' and is limited to only 973 pieces. He comes with his numbered certificate in a Steiff gift box with its original protective cardboard outer sleeve. Size: 34cm / 13.75 inches tall.

3-Way Jointed (head and arms). Thank you very much for looking! Established in 1992 we are an official Steiff stockist, so you can adopt your bears and friends with confidence from The Bear Garden! Founded in 1880 by Margarete Steiff, the company motto is "Only the best is good enough for our children".

This item is in the category "Dolls & Bears\Bears, Clothing & Accessories\Bears". The seller is "thebeargardenuk" and is located in this country: GB. This item can be shipped worldwide.

  • Size: 34cm / 13.75 inches tall
  • Sub-Type: Collectables
  • Vintage/ Collectable: Yes
  • Recommended Age Range: 14+
  • Item Height: 34cm
  • Animal Species: Womble
  • Type: Limited Edition
  • Vintage: No
  • Year Manufactured: 2021
  • MPN: 691157
  • Collection: The Wombles
  • Age Level: 14 years +
  • Occasion: All Occasions
  • Brand: Steiff
  • Time Period Manufactured: 2020-Now
  • Character: Orinoco
  • Country/Region of Manufacture: Germany
  • Material: Plush, Felt
  • Theme: The Wombles
  • Number of Items: 1
  • Features: Handmade, Boxed, Limited Edition
  • Antique: No
  • Bear Colour: Multicoloured
  • Status: Current
  • Franchise: The Wombles
  • EAN: 4001505691157

Steiff Orinoco Womble official limited edition collectable 691157