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Teddy Bear of the Year (TOBY) Awards

Teddy Bear and Friends magazine has presented the TOBY (Teddy Bear of the Year) Awards annually since 1990, according to the magazine's current editor, with both manufacturers' and individual artists' categories.

With the much-appreciated help of Editor Mindy K., the Teddy Baron has compiled a list of TOBY award recipients with added details in the manufactured categories whenever available:

2005 TOBY Award Winners
2004 TOBY Award Winners
2003 TOBY Award Winners
2002 TOBY Award Winners
2001 TOBY Award Winners
2000 TOBY Award Winners
1999 TOBY Award Winners
1998 TOBY Award Winners
1997 TOBY Award Winners
1996 TOBY Award Winners
1995 TOBY Award Winners
1994 TOBY Award Winners
1993 TOBY Award Winners
1992 TOBY Award Winners
1991 TOBY Award Winners
1990 TOBY Award Winners


2005 TOBY Award Winners — Industry's Choice

Category 10: Manufactured Miniature Bear — Dressed/Costumed OR Undressed

This category is still open, but too few bears were entered in 2005.

Category 11: Small Manufactured Bear – Dressed/Costumed
Robin Rive: "William Shakespeare"
Edinburgh's Incubator: "Nikolas"
Hermann-Spielwaren GmbH: "Tut-anch-Amun"
Bearington Collection: "Dorothy Bearington"
Teddy-Hermann GmbH: "Lidwina"

Category 12: Small Manufactured Bear – Undressed
Hermann-Spielwaren GmbH: "Peanut Butter"
Teddy-Hermann GmbH: "Friedel"
Grisly Spielwaren: "Skipper"
Robin Rive: "Lili Marlene"
Steiff: "Teddy Bear with Red Leather Collar"

Category 13: Large Manufactured Bear –Dressed/Costumed
Grisly Spielwaren: "Camillo"
Hermann-Spielwaren GmbH: "Napoleon"
Robin Rive: "Horatio Nelson"
Bearington Collection: "Lila"

Category 14: Large Manufactured Bear – Undressed
Robin Rive: "Oak"
Steiff: "Teddy Bear Appolonia Margarete"
The Cuddle Factory: "Boomer Bear"
Hildegard Guenzel: "Pollux"
Hermann-Spielwaren GmbH: "Sweet Valentine 2005"

Category 15: Manufactured "Friends" (Collectible Plush Animals)
Robin Rive: "Rufus"
Gund, Inc.: "Yorkshire Terrier"
Bearington Collection: "Sir Darwin"
Steiff: "Hassan Golden Retriever"

Category 16: Manufactured Vignette – Any Size
Bearington Collection: "Jump & Jack"
Hermann-Spielwaren GmbH: "Johann Hermann Bear"
Gund, Inc.: "Bart"
Teddy-Hermann GmbH: "Hans im Gluck"
Steiff: "Christmas Pyramid"

2005 TOBY Award Winners — Public's Choice

Category 11: Small Manufactured Bear – Dressed/Costumed
Bearington Collection: "Dorothy Bearington"

Category 12: Small Manufactured Bear – Undressed
Robin Rive: "Lili Marlene"

Category 13: Large Manufactured Bear – Dressed/Costumed
Robin Rive: "Horatio Nelson"

Category 14: Large Manufactured Bear – Undressed
Hildegard Guenzel: "Pollux"

Category 15: Manufactured "Friends" (Collectible Plush Animals)
Steiff: "Hassan Golden Retriever"

Category 16: Manufactured Vignette – Any Size
Bearington Collection: "Jump & Jack"

2005 TOBY Award Winners — Public's Choice Complete List

Karin DeLorenzo (two awards)
Tami Eveslage
Donna Griffin
Stacey Stanley
Janet Wilder
Janet Wilson
Pat Youderin
Alexis Young

Bearington Collection (two awards)
Hildegard Guenzel
Robin Rive (two awards)
Steiff


2004 TOBY Award Winners — Industry's Choice

Category 10: Manufactured Miniature Bear – Dressed/Costumed OR Undressed

Bearington Collection: "Iceman"
Teddy-Hermann GmbH: "Bear in Fishing Boat"
World of Miniature Bears: "Lady Fern"

Category 11: Small Manufactured Bear – Dressed/Costumed
Bearington Collection: "Liz"
Teddy-Hermann GmbH: "Grandpa"
Grisly Spielwaren GmbH: "Bjorn"
Countrylife New Zealand: "Gracie"
Annette Funicello Collectible Bear Co.: "Zen"

Category 12: Small Manufactured Bear – Undressed
Edinburgh Imports' Incubator: "Chai"
Grisly Spielware GmbH: "Micha"
The Cuddle Factory: "Burt Bear"
Clemens-Spieltiere: "Palu Bear"
Hildegard Guenzel Teddybar GmbH: "Rainbow Bears"

Category 13: Large Manufactured Bear – Dressed/Costumed
Bearington Collection: "Olivia"
Hermann-Spielwaren: "First Flight Adventure Bear"
Countrylife New Zealand: "Chanel"
Cooperstown Bears: "Sir Edmund Hillary"
Hildegard Guenzel Teddybar GmbH: "Charly Goes To Hollywood"

Category 14: Large Manufactured Bear – Undressed
Bearington Collection: "Grizwald"
Countrylife New Zealand: "Big Butter"
Gund, Inc.: "Manni"
Cooperstown Bears: "Alfred"
Russ Berrie and Company: "Ewan"

Category 15: Manufactured "Friends" (Collectible Plush Animals)
Bearington Collection: "Natasha"
Edinburgh Imports' Incubator: "Willy the Silly Goose"
Countrylife New Zealand: "Humpty McMahon"
Gund, Inc.: "Buddy"
Annette Funicello Collectible Bear Co.: "Bear"

Category 16: Manufactured Vignette – Any Size
Bearington Collection: "Iggy & Lou"
Hermann-Spielwaren: "Sonneberg Museums Bear 2003"
Annette Funicello Collectible Bear Co.: "Crystal & Snowflake"

2004 TOBY Award Winners — Public's Choice

Category 10: Manufactured Miniature Bear – Dressed/Costumed OR Undressed

Teddy-Hermann GmbH: "Bear in Fishing Boat"

Category 11: Small Manufactured Bear – Dressed/Costumed
Bearington Collection: "Liz"

Category 12: Small Manufactured Bear – Undressed
Grisly Spielware GmbH: "Micha"

Category 13: Large Manufactured Bear – Dressed/Costumed
Bearington Collection: "Olivia"

Category 14: Large Manufactured Bear – Undressed
Cooperstown Bears: "Alfred"

Category 15: Manufactured "Friends" (Collectible Plush Animals)
Annette Funicello Collectible Bear Co.: "Bear"

Category 16: Manufactured Vignette – Any Size
Bearington Collection: "Iggy & Lou"

2004 TOBY Award Winners — Public's Choice Complete List

Karin DeLorenzo
Marjoleine Diemel
Christy Firmage
Silvia Gilles
Jean and Jan Olsen
Sonya Shaw
Becky Wheeler (two awards)
Janet Wilson

Annette Funicello Collectible Bear Co.
Bearington Collection (three awards)
Cooperstown Bears
Grisly Spielwaren GmbH
Teddy-Hermann GmbH


2003 TOBY Award Winners — Industry's Choice

Category 10: Manufactured Miniature Bear – Dressed/Costumed OR Undressed
Gund, Inc: "Megan"
A Handful Friend: "Tobias"
The Boyds Collection, Ltd.: "Potsie Daisydew"
World of Miniature Bears: "Bart"
Deb Canham Artist Designs: "Why"

Category 11: Small Manufactured Bear – Dressed/Costumed
Gund, Inc: "Lilac"
Hermann-Spielwaren GmbH: "Heidi"
The Boyds Collection, Ltd.: "Trevor T. Elfbeary with Giddyup"
Edinburgh Imports Inc.: "Jenny Lynn"
Bearington Collection: "Tori"

Category 12: Small Manufactured Bear – Undressed

Cooperstown Bears: "Bob"
Russ Berrie and Company: "Roland"
Edinburgh Imports Inc.: "Smokey Waverly"
Grisly Spielwaren: "Crispin"
Bearington Collection: "Buddy"

Category 13: Large Manufactured Bear – Dressed/Costumed

Cooperstown Bears: "Mickey Mantle"
Robin Rive Bears: "Churchill"
Hermann-Spielwaren GmbH: "Queens Coronation Bear"
Teddy-Hermann GmbH: "Teddy Bear Tom Thumb with Overall"
Bearington Collection: "Paige"

Category 14: Large Manufactured Bear – Undressed

Cooperstown Bears: "Pistachio"
Hildegard Gunzel Teddybar GmbH: "Babe"
Ganz: "Ol' Patches"
Grisly Spielwaren: "Elle"
Robin Rive Bears: "Samuel"

Category 15: Manufactured "Friends" (Collectible Plush Animals)
Russ Berrie and Company: "Genghis"
Hildegard Gunzel Teddybar GmbH: "Dog Diva"
Gund, Inc: "Dreyfus"
Edinburgh Imports Inc.: "Klaus"
World of Miniature Bears: "Bowser"

Category 16: Manufactured Vignette – Any Size
Cooperstown Bears: "The Wright Brothers"
Hermann-Spielwaren GmbH: "Snail Mail"
Ganz: "TD Collector"
Deb Canham Artist Designs: "Christmas Stars"
Bearington Collection: "Black & Jack"

2003 TOBY Award Winners — Public's Choice

Category 10: Manufactured Miniature Bear – Dressed/Costumed OR Undressed
A Handful Friend: "Tobias"

Category 11: Small Manufactured Bear – Dressed/Costumed
The Boyds Collection, Ltd.: "Trevor T. Elfbeary with Giddyup"

Category 12: Small Manufactured Bear – Undressed
Bearington Collection: "Buddy"

Category 13: Large Manufactured Bear – Dressed/Costumed
Bearington Collection: "Paige"

Category 14: Large Manufactured Bear – Undressed
Grisly Spielwaren: "Elle"

Category 15: Manufactured "Friends" (Collectible Plush Animals)
Gund, Inc: "Dreyfus"

Category 16: Manufactured Vignette – Any Size
Cooperstown Bears: "The Wright Brothers"

2003 TOBY Award Winners – Public's Choice Complete List

Karin DeLorenzo (two awards)
Martina Krahn (two awards)
Michelle Lamb (two awards)
Hiromi Nagataki
Petra Plaas
Janet Wilson

A Handful Friend
Bearington Collection (two awards)
The Boyds Collection, Ltd.
Cooperstown Bears
Grisly Spielwaren
Gund, Inc.


2002 TOBY Awards Winners — Industry's Choice

Category 10: Manufactured Miniature Bear – Dressed/Costumed OR Undressed
Deb Canham Artist Designs: "Nellie"
A Handful Friend: "Cody"
The Boyds Collection, Ltd.: "Nellie's Baby Buckles"
World of Miniature Bears: "Fantasia"

Category 11: Small Manufactured Bear – Dressed/Costumed
Hermann-Spielwaren GmbH: "Little Horseman"
Jaymar Creations: "Raggedy Ann and Andy"
The Franklin Mint: "Robert E. Lee Collectors Bear"
Teddy Hermann GmbH: "Arnold"
Ganz: "Delicioso"

Category 12: Small Manufactured Bear – Undressed
Hermann-Spielwaren GmbH: "Apple and Nuts Bear"
Bearington Collection: "Chipper"
The Boyds Collection Ltd.: "Slim B. Woodsley"
Deb Canham Artist Designs: "Splodge"
Jaymar Creations: "Rosie and Quackers"

Category 13: Large Manufactured Bear – Dressed/Costumed
Gund, Inc.: "Lavendar and Lace"
Hildegard Gunzel Teddybar GmbH: "Saucy/Naseweiss"
Bearington Collection: "Raining Cats and Dogs"
Hermann-Spielwaren GmbH: "Geisha Bear"
Ganz: "Gruffy Bear"

Category 14: Large Manufactured Bear – Undressed
Ganz: "Honey Pom Pom"
Jaymar Creations: "Rosetta"
Grisly Spielwaren GmbH: "Vreni"
Hermann Spielwaren GmbH: "8. Sonneberg Museums Bear 2001"
Hildegard Gunzel Teddybar GmbH: "Fridolin"

Category 15: Manufactured "Friends" (Collectible Plush Animals)
The Boyds Collection Ltd.: "Archie Strutencrow"
Russ Berrie and Company: "Muffin"
Deb Canham Artist Designs Inc.: "Sink"
Ganz: "Snifffy Dog"
Cooperstown Bears: "The Flying Ace"

Category 17: Artist Centennial Celebration Bear
Judy Stanley: "It's Time to Say Hats Off to 100 Years of Happiness"
Hannelore Daab: "Punch, My Sweetheart Has Birthday"
Carol Stewart: "Teddy Roosevelt"
Gretchen McKillip: "TR & Cub"
Pat Murphy: "Ben"

Category 18: Manufactured Centennial Celebration Bear
Teddy Hermann GmbH: "100th Anniversary Bear"
Deb Canham Artist Designs: "Celebration"
Russ Berrie and Company: "Macintosh"
Countrylife New Zealand: "Teddy 2002"
Hermann-Spielwaren GmbH: "Teddy's Bear"

2002 TOBY Awards — Public's Choice

Category 10: Manufactured Miniature Bear – Dressed/Costumed OR Undressed
Deb Canham Artist Designs: "Nellie"

Category 11: Small Manufactured Bear – Dressed/Costumed
The Franklin Mint: "Robert E. Lee Collector Bear"

Category 12: Small Manufactured Bear – Undressed
The Boyds Collection, Ltd.: "Slim B. Woodsley"

Category 13: Large Manufactured Bear – Dressed/Costumed
Bearington Collection: "Raining Cats and Dogs"

Category 14: Large Manufactured Bear – Undressed
Hildegard Gunzel Teddybar GmbH: "Fridolin"

Category 15: Manufactured "Friends" (Collectible Plush Animals)
Russ Berrie and Company: "Muffin"

Category 17: Artist Centennial Celebration Bear
Gretchen McKillip: "TR & Cub"

Category 18: Manufactured Centennial Celebration Bear
Countrylife New Zealand: "Teddy 2002"

2002 TOBY Award Winners — Public's Choice Complete List

Heike Boam
Karin DeLorenzo
Christy Firmage
Kaeko Hayashida
Sabine Klett (two awards)
Michelle Lamb
Karen Lyons
Gretchen McKillip
Stacey Stanley

Bearington Collection
The Boyds Collection, Ltd.
Countrylife New Zealand
Deb Canham Artist Designs
The Franklin Mint
Hildegard Gunzel Teddybar GmbH
Russ Berrie and Company


2001 TOBY Awards — Industry's Choice (Partial List)

Category 14: Manufactured Other Collectible Plush/Friends
The Boyds Collection, Ltd.: "P. Gallery Trunkster"

2001 TOBY Awards — Industry's Choice and Public's Choice

Category 10: Small Manufactured Bear – Dressed/Costumed
Deb Canham Artist Designs: "Scarecrow"

Category 11: Small Manufactured Bear – Undressed
Grisly Spielwaren: "Goblin"

Category 12: Large Manufactured Bear – Dressed/Costumed
Bearington Collection: "Donald and Duck"

Category 13: Large Manufactured Bear – Undressed
Hildegard Gunzel Teddybar GmbH: "Humor, King of the Frogs"

Category 14: Manufactured Other Collectible Plush/Friends
Hermann Spielwaren: "Red Panda"

Category 15: Manufactured Ornament/Figurine
The Boyds Collection, Ltd.: "Harry and Millie... Through the Years"

Category 16: TBF Signature Category – Artist
Ethel Hughes: "Kindred Spirits"

Category 17: TBF Signature Category – Manufacturer
Cottage Collectibles by Ganz: "Hobo and Shadow"

2001 TOBY Award Winners — Public's Choice Complete List

Donna Butts
Deb Canham
Karin DeLorenzo (two awards)
Brigitta Hoffmann
Ethel Hughes
Sally Lambert
Lisa Pay
Judith Schnog
Fabian Song

Bearington Collection
The Boyds Collection, Ltd.
Cottage Collectibles by Ganz
Deb Canham Artist Designs
Grisly Spielwaren
Hermann Spielwaren
Hildegard Gunzel Teddybar GmbH


2000 TOBY Awards — Industry's Choice and Public's Choice (Partial List)

Category 11: Small Manufactured Bear – Undressed
The Boyds Collection, Ltd.: "Patches B. Beariluved"

2000 TOBY Award Winners — Public's Choice Complete List

Mary Lou Foley
Mica Michelle Leisy
Tineke Oostveen
Diana Lee Palomba
Lisa Pay
Roberta Ripperger
Reiko Saito
Fabian Song
Judy Stutzman
Becky Wheeler (two awards)

Ashton-Drake Galleries
Barton's Creek Collection by Gund, Inc.
The Boyds Collection, Ltd.
Cottage Collectibles by Ganz
Deb Canham Artist Designs
Gund, Inc.


1999 TOBY Award Winners — Public's Choice Complete List

Masha Friesen
Marilyn Jensen
Susan McKay
Tineke Oostveen
Roberta Ripperger
Audie Sison
Fabian Song
Becky Wheeler (two awards)
Maki Yoshizawa

Annette Funicello Collectible Bear Co.
The Boyds Collection, Ltd.
Cottage Collectibles by Ganz
Hermann Spielwaren
Knickerbocker Toy Company


1998 TOBY Award Winners — Public's Choice Complete List

Royale Downes
Mary Holstad
Annemieke Koetse
Alison Morton
Diana Lee Palomba
Roberta Ripperger
Kay Street
Helga Torfs
Carolyn Willis

Ashton-Drake Galleries
Bunnies By The Bay
Deb Canham Artist Designs
Hermann Spielwaren


1997 TOBY Award Winners — Public's Choice Complete List

Ulrike Amadori
Peggy Fleming
Mary Holstad (two awards)
Monique Kooman
Monique Kooman and F. Thoma
Audie F. Sison
Eriko Toichi
Janet AC Wilson

Annette Funicello Collectible Bear Co.
Ashton-Drake Galleries
The Boyds Collection, Ltd.
Cottage Collectibles by Ganz
Grisly Spielwaren


1996 TOBY Award Winners — Public's Choice Complete List

Edie Barlishen
Marsha Friesen
Mary Holstad (two awards)
Jill Hussey
Flora Mediate
Kathryn M. Riley
Kay Street

The Boyds Collection, Ltd. (two awards)
Bunnies by the Bay
L.L. Knickerbocker
Russ Berrie and Company


1995 TOBY Award Winners — Public's Choice Complete List

Edie Barlishen
Susan Redstreake Geary
April Whitcomb Gustafson
Mary Holstad
Joanne Mitchell
MaryAnn Wills

The Boyds Collection, Ltd. (three awards)
Gund, Inc.
Merrythought


1994 TOBY Award Winners — Public's Choice Complete List

Barbara Golden
Donna Hodges (two awards)
Mary Holstad
Hanne Schramm
Becky Wheeler
Michael J. Woessner
Jacqueline M. Wright

Gund, Inc.
Sigikid


1993 TOBY Award Winners — Public's Choice Complete List

Stephanie Daniels
Susan Redstreake Geary and Marilyn Jensen
Serieta Harrell
Donna Hodges (three awards)
Mary Holstad (two awards)
Joanne Mitchell
Linda Nelson
Michael Woessner (two awards)

Gund, Inc.


1992 TOBY Award Winners — Public's Choice Complete List

Bob Cubillas
April Whitcomb Gustafson
Donna Hodges (two awards)
June Minick and Pamela Leichliter
Bev White (two awards)
Bonnie Windell

Hamilton Gifts Ltd.
Merrythought
Steiff


1991 TOBY Award Winners — Public's Choice Complete List

Stephanie Daniels (two awards)
Linda Harris
Donna Hodges (two awards)
Mary Holstad
Lynn Lumley
Cynthia Powell
Bonita L. Warrington
Joan Woessner (two awards)

Gund, Inc.


1990 TOBY Award Winners — Public's Choice Complete List

Jill S. Hawthorne
Joanne C. Mitchell
McB Bears

Steiff

Honorary Award: Wayne Busch and Walt Disney World


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