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Mickey Mouse's Duffy Bear
Disney Duffy Bear is Mickey Mouse's Teddy Bear
Disney's newest character recently made his way across the Pacific Ocean to the U.S. Duffy the Disney Bear has been a popular character at Tokyo's DisneySea for years, but in October 2010, he made his American debut at Disney's Epcot and California Adventure. Visitors to either theme park can now get their photos taken with a full-size Duffy Bear and buy stuffed bears to take home. Will he be as popular in the US as he is in Japan? Disney sure hopes so.
(Photo courtesy Disney Parks Blog)
The teddy bear with Mickey-shaped face and Mickey images on his paws is supposed to be Mickey's teddy bear, made by Minnie Mouse.
According to the Disney Parks blog, "Mickey was about to set sail on an adventure to visit friends around the world. Minnie made a special gift to keep Mickey company and she presented it to Mickey in a duffle bag. Mickey, delighted with his gift, pulled out the gift, a very special bear, and named him Duffy. Mickey and Duffy embarked on many special voyages... While on their travels, Duffy and Mickey landed at Tokyo Disney Sea where they have been meeting and greeting fans for the past few years."
When the Disney Duffy Bear was introduced, he was only being sold at the Epcot and California Adventure theme parks, but Mickey's teddy bear is now also available through The Disney Store. (See below to see some of the available bears and costumes). He has also found his way to eBay and other websites that offer merchandise from Disney's theme parks, where collectors are snatching them up. It seems pretty obvious that Duffy Bear is destined to become another favorite Disney character.
Duffy Bear Now Available Online!
Duffy Bear toys available at The Disney Store
When Duffy the Disney Bear was first introduced in the United States, he was only available at stores in the Disney theme parks. Now you can also buy him online. Here are a few Duffy Bear toys and costumes available.
My First Duffy Bear
12" bear comes with a hat and baby bib
Duffy Bear USA Costume
Red, white and blue USA costume is for 17" bears
Duffy Bear Canada Costume
Red and black outfit fits 17" Duffy Bear toys
Duffy Bear Germany Costume
Germany costume fits 17" Disney Duffy Bears
Lightning McQueen Costume
Lightning McQueen costume for 17" Duffy Bears
17" Duffy the Disney Bear
Plush Duffy Bear can be dressed in various costumes