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Bruno the Walking Bear Vintage Battery Operated Toy & Original Box - Mechanical Moving Funny Novelty Doll Stuffed Animal Teddy Nostalgic

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Say hello to Bruno the Walking Bear! This rare and very well-preserved vintage 1940s or 50s battery-operated toy bear was made by TM Trade Mark Modern Toys of Japan. It still has its gorgeous original box, with colorful mid-century cartoon illustrations. The package art would be worth displaying all on its own!

Handsome Bruno has glossy brown fur, with a white muzzle and red eyes that light up. (He looks like a black bear on the box top, though. Go figure.) This toy would make a great funky display item in a "man cave" or game room.

This rare collectible toy is bright-eyed and ready for fun! It would make an enviable addition to any collection. It would also look great as part of a vintage-inspired Christmas toy display. The toy is currently in semi-working condition. It worked great the first time I battery tested; the second time the movements were very slow (though the eyes still lit up with no problem). I think the toy would work well again with a little attention; the motor may need cleaning/oiling. You can see the toy in action in this video clip:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NdVNTieMSec

You can see an extra photo of Bruno here, where he is being threatened by Cragstan's "Two Gun Sheriff" (who has clearly never heard of the Endangered Species Act):

https://www.etsy.com/listing/101595495/vintage-cragstan-two-gun-sheriff-battery

For details on size, condition and shipping, please read the sectons below. For more great vintage and antique toys, curiosities and conversation pieces, including many more battery operated animal toys, visit aquamarinedream.etsy.com! This link will show you all of my toy listings:

http://www.etsy.com/shop/aquamarinedream?section_id=7384792


{{Dimensions}}

The box measures approximately 8 inches long by 4 5/16 inches wide by 2 7/8 inches tall. Box and toy together weigh 360 grams.


{{Condition}}

Toy condition: This toy is bright and clean; it looks almost like new, and it runs well (which is the real miracle - half of the time these toys are broken). The only imperfection I can see is that the fur sheds a little when the bear is being handled.

Box condition: The box is in very good condition. There are a couple of rips in the bottom part of the box, but the lid looks really good with minor wear (one of the short edges of the lid does have a tear). The colors are very nice - little to no fading.


{{Shipping}}

I live in Canada, and will be shipping via Canada Post. I apologize for their high rates! I will refund any overcharge on shipping over $1 -- I'm not out to make money on shipping fees. Your package will be carefully wrapped, with plenty of cushioning and moisture protection. I will use a sturdy outer box. I am happy to combine shipping on multiple purchases whenever possible.

US BUYERS: I will mail this package using Tracked Packet mail. This service costs $20, and includes tracking and insurance coverage. The delivery estimate is 8 to 10 business days. Let me know if you would like information about faster options.

CANADIAN BUYERS: Expedited parcel post within Canada will be between $14 and $21, depending on your location. This price includes tracking and delivery confirmation, and I will chip in the cost of insurance against loss. Please contact me with your postal code for a more exact quote. I will often be able to combine shipping on multiple purchases within Canada for only a few dollars more.

EUROPEAN & AUSTRALIAN BUYERS: I can ship this to the U.K. by Tracked Packet mail for $58; this service includes tracking and insurance. The delivery estimate for Tracked Packet is 7 business days. In some situations I may consider sending by air mail, which is cheaper (about $37) but untracked and uninsured. This would be at your own risk.

Bruno the Walking Bear Vintage Battery Operated Toy & Original Box - Mechanical Moving Funny Novelty Doll Stuffed Animal Teddy Nostalgic

Overview

  • Vintage item from the 1940s
  • Materials: fake fur, metal, plastic, vintage
  • Feedback: 194 reviews
  • Ships from Victoria, Canada to select countries.
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