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blueming

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Any build a bear fans out there? Took advantage of my employee discount to snag the new strawberry cow (strawberry scented, of course). So cute! Please share your build a bear memories and pictures, especially if they’re ponies. I have Minty and Pinkie Pie, what about you guys?
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OctoberMoon

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She's very cute! I don't have any but my son has a ton of Starwars Bab Stuff. Must be fun to work there!
 

Sassarazzmadazzles

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Shark got me her for our anniversary! strawberry scented also!
 

Lilykin

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When build-a-bear first got really popular my aunt got gift cards for all the cousins except my same age cousin and myself. So we all got trucked to the mall and the two of us had to stand around while everyone else got to make a bear TT_TT

I did have an ex that bought me one for Valentine's but... didn't take me to make it... like, that's the best part.

Anyway, if I happen to be in the vicinity of a store I may have to get myself a alien bear cause I'm a nerd lol.
 

StormMaeker

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I have a nice collection of about 20+ BaBs but I never collected any of the crossover ones. Little kid me just didn’t like the fact “crossovers are invading” and liked all original ones. However, I missed my opportunity to get the first Rudolph one. My preference of BaBs are the older ones, the late 2000’s ones. According to my birth certificates, my last ‘bear’ was from 2011. I still love mine but all but two in the loft now because of space… hopefully one day they’d all be able to come out again. I used to be able to reel off all their names in the order I got them in but not anymore, only the first 13 of mine

I have the WWF cheetah and the Valentines limited edition Be Mine Dalmatian on my bed. It’s a shame because I have many more favourites in the loft but just the lack of space!

I must say though, the MLP ones are pretty good but being brushable seems bothersome for a plush. When I first saw Minty in the window years ago I was so surprised because it was the first time I saw a G4 style Minty anywhere and she was just like G3 one
 

blueming

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I have a nice collection of about 20+ BaBs but I never collected any of the crossover ones. Little kid me just didn’t like the fact “crossovers are invading” and liked all original ones. However, I missed my opportunity to get the first Rudolph one. My preference of BaBs are the older ones, the late 2000’s ones. According to my birth certificates, my last ‘bear’ was from 2011. I still love mine but all but two in the loft now because of space… hopefully one day they’d all be able to come out again. I used to be able to reel off all their names in the order I got them in but not anymore, only the first 13 of mine

I have the WWF cheetah and the Valentines limited edition Be Mine Dalmatian on my bed. It’s a shame because I have many more favourites in the loft but just the lack of space!

I must say though, the MLP ones are pretty good but being brushable seems bothersome for a plush. When I first saw Minty in the window years ago I was so surprised because it was the first time I saw a G4 style Minty anywhere and she was just like G3 one
Yeah the brushable hair makes them a lot better for display than actual play. We have some in store like that rn and whenever I see kids get them I worry about how messy that hair is going to get.
 

StormMaeker

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Yeah the brushable hair makes them a lot better for display than actual play. We have some in store like that rn and whenever I see kids get them I worry about how messy that hair is going to get.
I’ve seen a few in the charity shops, they happen to come up a lot if the lower quality plushies aren’t there. The manes and tails are always a mess and it makes me wonder how they’d end up if I was to cuddle them at night or wash them
 

Sassarazzmadazzles

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I have like 22-30 original/regular build a bears :) then i have quite a few new ones, all the BAB pony ones
 

strawberrypony32

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AHH! The strawberry cow is so cute I want her!! :eek: :redheart: Like strawberry milk!!

I have my childhood build a bears and Ive kept buying them as a treat myself thing every several years. I prefer the ones with resin/glass eyes. I have over 15 ive bought and made myself and a few ive thrifted. I have a thrifted originals and about three MLP thrifted ones but ive sworn not to buy anymore thrifted ones to save space. :cry: I really love the cow tho.. maybe ill get her in a few years second hand qnd buy her some clothes.
 

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I too keep to the MLP collection (just ponies I really love because of the size). I also have both releases of Toothless and Eevee.

When BAB first came to Canada I used to take my younger brother all the time to make something. I was living through him as I was in my later teens at the time. He still has his first BAB (it’s very loved) I got him, a bear but neither of us remember what it originally looked like. We both believe it was one of the first multicoloured bears before BAB got any kind of licensing.
 

MegaLeafeon

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It's here!!!! The build a bear I've been dreaming of is here!!!!!!
 

Stellaluna

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I have quite a few! My bff was an employee for about 7 years, and she has been kind enough to gift me many of the employee exclusive miniature plushes they receive every December.

I collect all BAB reindeer and it's really exciting to have the employee minis in my collection too. I even have the jumbo sized white reindeer Glisten.

Blueming, I'm very curious about that one. It's a deer isn't it? Is it new or an older one? I'd love to track that one down and add it to my herd!

I also will get random ones that I like, and I was really excited for Leafeon! My friend and I got twins with matching grass skirts and flower crowns. (The Hawaiian outfit seemed instantly perfect!) Mine also has a strawberry scent. I love her!

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blueming

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I have quite a few! My bff was an employee for about 7 years, and she has been kind enough to gift me many of the employee exclusive miniature plushes they receive every December.

I collect all BAB reindeer and it's really exciting to have the employee minis in my collection too. I even have the jumbo sized white reindeer Glisten.

Blueming, I'm very curious about that one. It's a deer isn't it? Is it new or an older one? I'd love to track that one down and add it to my herd!

I also will get random ones that I like, and I was really excited for Leafeon! My friend and I got twins with matching grass skirts and flower crowns. (The Hawaiian outfit seemed instantly perfect!) Mine also has a strawberry scent. I love her!
The picture is of the online exclusive fawn. It’s still available! Very cute and soft. I would order it unstuffed and take it to a store if possible because if you get it pre-stuffed it kinda smells like cardboard.
 

MegaLeafeon

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These are the bab I currently own the white one was 3$ at goodwill and the pink one was 5$ I love them both <3
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I'm hoping to get a Minty, and a leafeon bab someday! <3
Both of them are on the top of my wish list!
 

MegaLeafeon

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I have quite a few! My bff was an employee for about 7 years, and she has been kind enough to gift me many of the employee exclusive miniature plushes they receive every December.

I collect all BAB reindeer and it's really exciting to have the employee minis in my collection too. I even have the jumbo sized white reindeer Glisten.

Blueming, I'm very curious about that one. It's a deer isn't it? Is it new or an older one? I'd love to track that one down and add it to my herd!

I also will get random ones that I like, and I was really excited for Leafeon! My friend and I got twins with matching grass skirts and flower crowns. (The Hawaiian outfit seemed instantly perfect!) Mine also has a strawberry scent. I love her!
Oooh the strawberry scent is like leafeons sweet aroma! <3
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