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SheepskinTeddy Sun 11-Sep-16 17:31:40

Hello- really hope someone can help please. I am trying to find a very specific teddy- it was sold in John Lewis and was made from sheepskin. I've found similar but it needs to be exactly the same! I've found a pic online, but none to buy. Any help gratefully received!

Beeziekn33ze Sun 11-Sep-16 17:34:15

Can JL tell you the contact details of the firm which made it? Then you can ask the maker whether it is available.
Slight possibility one might turn up on e-bay.

FasterThanASnakeAndAMongoose Sun 11-Sep-16 17:34:52

I'm guessing he's the beloved bedtime teddy of a dc?

I would contact John Lewis. I've known of friends contacting retailers (M&S and Tesco) to find replacement teddies which haven't been stocked for years, and both times they got a replacement.

Good luck! A lost teddy is no joke!

MonsterINTHECupboard Sun 11-Sep-16 17:35:33

Are these the same?
www.birdkids.co.uk/flatout-bears/

SheepskinTeddy Sun 11-Sep-16 17:35:34

I've emailed JL customer services and hoping to hear back soon, also searched ebay but no sign as yet sad

NeedMoreSleepOrSugar Sun 11-Sep-16 17:37:17

m.ebay.co.uk/itm/Flat-Out-Sheepskin-Teddy-Cuddly-Toy-/232075928857?nav=SEARCH is this it? The brand is Australian, flat out?

Laska5772 Sun 11-Sep-16 17:37:24

Its a Flatout bear you can get them on Amazon and ebay

FasterThanASnakeAndAMongoose Sun 11-Sep-16 17:37:31

Can you do one of those facebook posts where you ask the world and his wife to share it? Post it on your wall and every group you're on? There are specific John Lewis selling pages. Don't forget to make the post public.

SheepskinTeddy Sun 11-Sep-16 17:38:49

Yes, there was a bit of a washing incident blush I looked at flatout bears, but they don't look quite the same and not sure whether i would get away with it (strongly suspect not). Thanks so much for quick replies!

everythingsgoingsouth Sun 11-Sep-16 17:38:54

www.birdkids.co.uk/soft-toys/large-honey-teddy-bear-by-flatout/

SheepskinTeddy Sun 11-Sep-16 17:40:03

Hmm, maybe JL did get it from them, can't see one that is quite the same though ...will look again

FasterThanASnakeAndAMongoose Sun 11-Sep-16 17:40:06

I really want to buy a flat out bear for the dcs now grin

SheepskinTeddy Sun 11-Sep-16 17:41:22

Also def doesn't have a flatout label on it- was in JL baby a couple of years ago

FasterThanASnakeAndAMongoose Sun 11-Sep-16 17:41:57

Present the new one (after a few washes and dries to rough him up slightly) and say Teddy's been to a spa?? <clutches at straws>

Laska5772 Sun 11-Sep-16 17:42:30

the Celt and co one is like yours ( no bow)

user1471443957 Sun 11-Sep-16 17:42:34

This flat out looks more like it? www.celticandco.com/kids/babies/flatout-bear

Shezza71 Sun 11-Sep-16 17:42:46

Found it on The Toy Detectives, not available to buy but it's £35.00
Manufacturer’s reference number :
Bar code (EAN/UPC) : 28178606

SheepskinTeddy Sun 11-Sep-16 17:43:01

They are brilliant, and children become very attached to them. Which is the best 'guilt' face

SheepskinTeddy Sun 11-Sep-16 17:43:31

Oh, Shezza- going to look now!

PoohBearsHole Sun 11-Sep-16 17:44:43

it's a flat out bear smile JL were selling them I believe under their own label smile

SheepskinTeddy Sun 11-Sep-16 17:45:23

Oo- celt and co does look like it, and coyld poss get that one and amend it by removing the brown label thing on the side... Hmm teddy butchery

MariposaUno Sun 11-Sep-16 17:48:02

Good luck, I had to do this recently with my 6yr old missing cat teddy from tesCo that was sold about 4 yes ago, It's been missing for weeks and I finally got a new one off eBay and ruffed it up in th washing machine with a towel to get it looking authentic. She couldn't tell at all.

FasterThanASnakeAndAMongoose Sun 11-Sep-16 17:51:40

Good luck! I should warn you though... My dc1 is very attached to a particular teddy, so much so that we bought a couple of spares. One day original (quite mangy, stuffing all in his head and feet) teddy was in the washing machine and she needed him.

I produced a spare one. She wasn't fooled, but really liked him. Now we have to take BOTH of them everywhere we go! Their names have evolved into Normal and Decoy.

SheepskinTeddy Sun 11-Sep-16 17:53:30

So if I contacted Flatout bear place, and gave them the Toy Detective reference they might be able to guve me the best match (if was one if theirs). I might email them anyway and ask whether they supplied JL's ones! Aw, so glad that cat toy-gate was resolved. Oh gosh, it's nearly bedtime!

SheepskinTeddy Sun 11-Sep-16 17:57:06

Lol at normal and decoy 😬grin. Sorry for typos, on my phone...brushing a congealed mass that was once a teddy.

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