One of the most loved and the most popular toys that are being owned and purchased by the people, especially the children and even the older adults, are the stuff toys, and commonly its stuffing is made from soft materials, and are being sewn with textile type of materials. The commonly used textile materials of the manufacturers of stuff toys includes plain cloth and pile textiles, like terry or plush cloth, while the stuffing materials includes straw, wood wool, beans, plastic pellets, synthetic fiber batting, and cotton. Several other terms used by the people in referring to stuff toys are cuddly toys, soft toys, plush toys, plushies, snuggled animals, stuffed animals, and stuffies, and this type of toys may resemble or can be made in different forms or designs, such as cartoon characters, inanimate objects, animals and legendary creatures. Stuff toys are commonly used, given and purchased by the people for various reasons, such as for display, for collection purposes, as gifts for important occasions or celebrations and as comfort objects, and one of the most popular form of stuff toys are the teddy bears.
Teddy bears are basically a stuff toy or soft toy which is designed or manufactured in the form of a bear, and it the teddy term is being named after the late president of the United States of America, and has become a very emblematic, exemplary and iconic toy of the children, which are commonly celebrated and featured in songs, films and stories. The manufacturing process of the teddy bears includes activities like the cutting of the materials, turning and sewing, filling of the stuffing materials, and assembling the parts like its arms, head, legs and body, and a finished product of a teddy bear may come in various color, materials, style, forms and sizes. Due to its popularity to the society, it became a collector’s item or collectibles, and it is any specific items or objects that are being valued and can obtain or capture the interest of the collector, or the person who loves to collect various things which they considered as their hobby. There are different types of collectors and collectibles, and those types include an antique, which is a collection of old items; manufactured collectable or also known as contemporary collectable, which is an item or object that are being made for the people who loves to collect; and the curio, which are usually a kind of item that may be small but are fascinating and unusual for the people to collect. There are a lot of manufacturers and retailers of teddy bears, especially the limited ones, and they can be found through the use of the internet, local stores or shops, or through the word of mouth of their friends and families.