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Fishbuckle Inactive Member01 Mar 2015 8:30 a.m. PST

I was recently looking at the Song of Fur and Buttons book from Ganesha Games and was halfway to decided to collect a Teddy Bear army…

But when I went to Eureka's website I found the sad news that:

"From 15th March 2014, Eureka Miniatures no longer produces Mike Broadbent Designs 28mm Teddy Bear range."

Does anyone know what happened to this range? I tried to google it but can't find it anywhere else…

IGWARG1 Supporting Member of TMP Fezian01 Mar 2015 9:32 a.m. PST

I heard that private collector bought the range for himself.

Fishbuckle Inactive Member01 Mar 2015 9:57 a.m. PST

Shame. Hopfully someone else with the skills will come up with a similar range.

Captain DEwell Inactive Member01 Mar 2015 10:00 a.m. PST

That is bad news if they have gone for good. I rather liked them and intended to purchase a couple of small armies having been inspired by TMPer DAF's Christmas game with his daughter, Emma. To my mind they were a great introduction to wargaming for younger gamers.

Shame.

Personal logo combatpainter Supporting Member of TMP Fezian Inactive Member01 Mar 2015 10:31 a.m. PST

They still have the good the bad and the cuddly range but many Teddy Bears seem to have disappeared. You can find some painted ones online.

Personal logo combatpainter Supporting Member of TMP Fezian Inactive Member01 Mar 2015 10:32 a.m. PST

auction

You may be able to contact this person and find out more.

Personal logo The Beast Rampant Supporting Member of TMP01 Mar 2015 11:10 a.m. PST

I was looking for some of the pirate teddys a while back, and learned the disappointing news.

Mute Bystander Inactive Member01 Mar 2015 11:31 a.m. PST

$102 USD for 17 painted figures. Yes, that screams "Collector" to me…

Personal logo 20thmaine Supporting Member of TMP01 Mar 2015 4:27 p.m. PST

I heard that private collector bought the range for himself.

They were never my thing but that does seem a particularly odd thing to do – what's the rational? Are they going into production themselves, or do they just want no-one else to have them ? If true, then weird.

Mike Broadbent01 Mar 2015 5:38 p.m. PST

Hi Guys,
My Teddy Bear range was purchased by an Australian Gentleman residing in the USA. He works for the UN and was deployed to the Middle East. With all that has been going on over there, his return to Australia has been understandably postponed. Last I heard he was in Iraq and was hoping to return sometime in March.
As soon as he is back, and settled in, he is looking at re-launching the entire range and adding to it as well. So it is a matter of when and not if.
When the range is re-released there will be noticed posted on all the major forums.
Sorry for the inconvenience.
Cheers
Mike

Personal logo The Beast Rampant Supporting Member of TMP01 Mar 2015 8:26 p.m. PST

Thank you very much for the info, Mike. I will keep an eye out.

KatieL Inactive Member02 Mar 2015 3:02 a.m. PST

"and adding to it as well."

Hurrah!

Fishbuckle Inactive Member03 Mar 2015 7:57 a.m. PST

That's some good news then! Thanks for letting us know, Mike!

ordinarybass Supporting Member of TMP03 Mar 2015 9:04 a.m. PST

Good to know. I've got a soft spot for anthropomorphic animals and it was always a range that in the back of my mind I thought I might paint up some day.

Mute Bystander Inactive Member03 Mar 2015 10:44 a.m. PST

My wife rejoices loudly.

Lion in the Stars03 Mar 2015 11:18 a.m. PST

And your wallet weeps, eh, MB? evil grin

Mike Broadbent03 Mar 2015 1:45 p.m. PST

Update:
I have heard from the new owner and because of all that is going on in Iraq he may not get here until late April.
Mike

TheGiantTribble04 Dec 2015 3:57 a.m. PST

Is there any more news on these?
My daughter and Mrs both want me paint them some…

Personal logo Saxondog Supporting Member of TMP29 Dec 2015 2:40 p.m. PST

My mother has seen them. Wants a few to put in one or more of her dollhouses. Guess I need to hit eBay.


I have a few but never thought she would be interested.

Dentwist Supporting Member of TMP30 May 2016 12:35 a.m. PST

Any news?

Mute Bystander Inactive Member31 May 2016 6:57 a.m. PST

Yes, my wife has expressed an interest in painting miniatures and asked me (the non-painter) to show her how…

Gulp!

Hafen von Schlockenberg Supporting Member of TMP Inactive Member15 Nov 2016 7:37 p.m. PST

Anything new on the Teddy front?

Dentwist Supporting Member of TMP21 Dec 2017 10:16 p.m. PST

Anything new on the Bears?

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