GUND was founded in 1898 and is currently the leading and oldest soft toy manufacture for plush toys in the U.S. All over the world it had been recognised as creating a shift in the industry and producing high quality products and now we have some new soft toys in stock!
Each style of toy is unique in its own way which is appealing to all age ranges. This is why anyone can recognise a GUND when they see it because of the toys expression and body language. The toy industry had changed massively since the 1800’s but something which hasn’t changed is GUND’s quality and demand.
Over the years the one thing that has changed is the company’s designs. From Mickey Mouse to Felix the Cat, GUND attracts all tastes. There hundreds of designs to choose from and we have a vast selection available.
GUND has been nominated for and has won numerous awards including Golden Teddy Awards and TOBY Industry Awards for plush designs. The Golden Teddy Awards and TOBY Industry Awards are the hallmark of the plush industry’s recognition.
Borngifted.co.uk has introduced three new products from the GUND collection. These are: Mighty Mo Gorilla, Marabella Blue Paisley Bear, Popsicle Colourful Teddy Bear, and Boo – The Worlds Cutest Toy. These can be for both girls and boys and we would recommend Popsicle Colourful Teddy Bear for the younger child.
Things you might not know about GUND;
- For GUND’s 100th anniversary celebration in 1998, Rita Raiffe designed a one-of-akind GUND bear that sold at auction for $100,000. All of the proceeds were donated to four children’s charities, including the Pediatric AIDS Foundation and the Cerebral Palsy Association of Middlesex County, New Jersey
- The GUND Foundation was formed over 20 years ago and provides children in “distressed” situations with a toy to hug. Working with select organizations, the Foundation has contributed more than 500,000 GUND toys to sick, impoverished, or displaced children.
- Celebrating the 100th anniversary of the naming of the teddy bear in 2002, the U.S. Postal Service chose to use a GUND bear on its commemorative stamp recognising the 1902 naming of the teddy.