When I was 10, I was asked by my parents to put something more practical on my xmas wish list as opposed to my usual sarcastic 'barrel o chocolate, harley Davidson, pet vampire bat...' and at the time i loved and still do love, Mr Bean and his bear, 'Teddy' and had seen lots of his bear replicas in the shops. so i asked for one.
Unfortunately they must have sold out or something because mum couldn't find one, she ended up getting me a blonde bear that was posed with a jar of honey and bees with one of those honey sticks. the honey was dyed glue and held the bear in it's pose so despite it being a very soft teddy bear i couldn't properly hug it or anything, it was an ornamental bear. I loved it but it wasn't what I'd asked for so i was happy but disappointed that the first practical request i'd made wasn't fulfilled.
Now, I'm 21 and my nefew just recently turned 1, so my siter went out shopping for a present for a 1 year old and while browsing a car-boot-sale, found a genuine Mr Bean bear sitting in a barbie pram with a red ribbon round its neck! The woman demanded he came with the pram because she wanted to get rid of the pram, she also insisted that the bow was the original. obviously unaware that it was a Mr Bean bear who doesnt wear a bow. So my sister laughed and said she didn't want the pram but if she can't have the bear seperatly she may as well walk off. so the woman gave in and sold her teddy for a dollar O.o (as opposed to the 20 odd dollars it is worth). and gave him to me
so here is my Mr Bean genuine teddy.
I may be taking some shots in future of him with a more defined light source.