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2013 TOBY Industry’s Choice winners announced PDF Print E-mail
Written by Raz Damaschin   
Monday, 14 January 2013 15:09

The winners of the 2013 Teddy Bear of the Year (TOBY) Industry’s Choice Awards were announced Jan. 12 at the Crossroads Doll & Teddy Bear Show in San Diego. More than 200 entries were evaluated by our judges: Maria Balser of My Friends and Me, Teddy Bear & Friends Senior Contributor Stephanie Finnegan, former TB&F editor Mindy Kinsey, and teddy bear historians and appraisers Ken and Brenda Yenke.

 

This year’s TOBY Industry Choice winners become the nominees for the Public’s Choice Awards voted on by Teddy Bear & Friends’ readers. Look for photos of all the nominees, ballot, and online voting instructions in the June 2013 issue of Teddy Bear & Friends, available in early April.

 

 

 

 

Artist Categories

Miniature Dressed Bear

“Buttercup” by Katherine Hallam, Katie Rae Bears

“Claus” by Masako Yoshijima, Bears Lane

“Dodge” by Natascha Sabo, LeftyBears by Natascha Sabo

“Sunny Daye” by Lisa Madsen, Madsen Miniatures

“Toffee” by Ma’Sal Creations

 

Miniature Undressed Bear

“Cheer Up Sleepy Jean” by Wendy Walker, M.E. Bears

“Oliver” by Edie Barlishen, Bears by Edie

“Pixie” by Judi Paul, Luxembears

“The Sloth Bear Taxi” by Natascha Sabo, LeftyBears by Natascha Sabo

“Travis” by Donna Griffin, Donna and the Bears

 

Small Dressed Bear

“Amanda Panda” by Sandra Piper, Skye Rose Bears

“Amelia” by Katherine Hallam, Katie Rae Bears

“Antoinette” by Karen Alderson

“Rosa” by Joanne Livingston, Desertmountainbear

“Willow” by Jenny Johnson, Three O’Clock Bears

 

Small Undressed Bear

“Ajaatu” by Silke Borrmann, The Mountaineers

“Blueberry” by Charlene Draeger, Charbears

“Camille” by Joanne Livingston, Desertmountainbear

“Cinnamon” by Charlene Draeger, Charbears

“Jasper” by Margaret Burke, Nikkel Bears

 

Large Dressed Bear

“Eskimobear Mauro” by Helga Torfs, Collectorsbears by Helga Torfs

“Hatta” by Tami Eveslage, Tami Eveslage Original Teddy Bears

“Ike” by Beverly White, Happy Tymes Collectibles, Inc.

“Nat Silver” by Katherine Hallam, Katie Rae Bears

“Tracy” by Lori Simon, Furbearsake

 

Large Undressed Bear

“Cubby” by Charlene Draeger, Charbears

“Dickens” by Yvonne Andrew, Bebbin Bears

“Keaton” by Michelle Lamb, One & Only Bears

“Nicholas” by Brenda Parker, BrendaBears

“Toklo” by Tami Eveslage, Tami Eveslage Original Teddy Bears

 

Miniature “Friend”

“Brownie” by Ma’Sal Creations

“Chip” by Lisa Page, Arcas Designs

“Exotic Short Hair” by Ma’Sal Creations

“Panino” by Ma’Sal Creations

“Zorro the Raccoon” by Jutta Michels, Mic Bären & Hasen

 

Small “Friend”

“Jasper” by Cindy Cherry, CC Bears Australia

“London” by Zhanna Rassi, Forest Fellows

“Scooter” by Tami Eveslage, Tami Eveslage Original Teddy Bears

“Uggie” by Olga Timofeevski, Needle Felted Dogs

“Windsor” by Zhanna Rassi, Forest Fellows

 

Large “Friend”

“Bell” by Aiko Kawamoto, Aico Bear

“Biscotti” by Lynn Bowie, Madabout Bears

“Just Like That” by Shelly Allison, The Rabbit Maker

“Shushila” by Masako Kitao, Everyn Rose

“Simply Red” by Erika Knirsch, Crunchy Bears

 

Bear or “Friend” using Nontraditional Materials

“Chandrabali the Young Elephant” by Jutta Michels, Mic Bären & Hasen

“The March Hare” by Stevi T., Stevi T.’s Alpaca Encounters

“Olivia” by Olga Timofeevski, Needle Felted Dogs

“Puss” by Masako Yoshijima, Bears Lane

“Steampunk Panserbjorne Armored Bear” by Stevi T., Stevi T.’s Alpaca Encounters

 

Set or Vignette

“Davey & Crockett” by Ron & Kristy Northman, Captain Ron’s Bears

“Les Influential” by Lori Simon, Furbearsake

“Noel” by Masaya Sato, Teddy Papa

“Polar Bears” by Stevi T., Stevi T.’s Alpaca Encounters

“Steampunk Mice Search Mobile” by Stevi T., Stevi T.’s Alpaca Encounters

 

Manufacturer Categories

Manufacturer Bear

“Gentleman Ben” from Steiff North America

“Mason” from Gund

“Mattie” from Nat & Jules by Demdaco

“Polar Express Conductor” from Steiff North America

“Ronaldo” from Gund

 

Manufacturer “Friend”

“Boo” from Gund

“Cookie Monster Mouse” from Deb Canham Artist Designs

“Mellow Fellows Monkey Reid” from Nat & Jules by Demdaco

“Rudolph and Clarice” from Steiff North America

“Sunny the Bunny” from Steiff North America