Golden Bear Toys

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Golden Bear Products Ltd.
Industry Toys, Baby & Pre-school products
Founded 1979
Headquarters HQs in United Kingdom
Products N/A
Revenue N/A
Number of employees

Golden Bear Products Ltd. was formed in 1979 by John Hales and Christine Nicholls. Golden Bear operates from its headquarters in Telford, Shropshire and opened an office in Hong Kong in 2001.


The company has sold a broad range of branded products including Thomas and Friends, My 1st JCB, Charlie and Lola, Pingu, Noddy, Peppa Pig, Brum, Bob the Builder, Cars, Dora the Explorer, Hana's Helpline and Ben and Holly's Little Kingdom, Sooty, Teletubbies.

"My First Thomas & Friends" is a range of chunky plastic toys. The range started in c.1994, and was advertised for young infants who enjoyed the series. The models were safe for younger fans to play with, and included most of the major and minor characters from the TV Series.

The company also acquired the rights to sell the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic mascots Wenlock and Mandeville. In 2012 the company also launched a range of pre school vehicles under the brand name Go MINI which was officially licensed by BMW MINI. They also launched a range of Something Special toys featuring the popular BBC character Mr Tumble.

Buying direct from Golden Bear[edit]

In 2008, Golden Bear launched a website ( where consumers can buy directly from Golden Bear online. This website features the whole catalogue, plus Special Offers, competitions and activities.

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