Golden Bear Products Ltd
Man-made fabric, fur fabric, plastic, cardboard and ribbon
170 mm (height)
Place of origin
Hortonwood 40, TelfordOrder this image
National Trust Museum of Childhood (Accredited Museum)
On show at
A yellow bean toy representing the Teletubbies character Laa Laa, (1996) in a sitting position. It is made from a woolly man-made fabric, with fleece-type fabric on the palms of its hands and forming the television screen shaped area on its front, and a ribbed fabric spotted with plastic on the soles of its feet. The figure has large ears lined with very short-pile cream fur fabric and a yellow short-pile fur fabric-covered antenna shaped as a squiggle. Its face is made from plastic the colour of human skin, moulded and painted, with an animal-like nose, a black mouth and black and brown eyes. Sewn at the lower edge of the back seam is a ribbon label, printed on one side with 'Teletubbies' and copyright information, and on the other with washing instructions and manufacturer's information. A circular cardboard label attached to its left hand with a plastic tie is colour-printed on one side with 'Teletubbies, My First Teletubby Bean Toy', and on the other with washing instructions and manufacturer and safety information.
Purchased for the Museum of Childhood by Miss Carolyn Aldridge (former Collections Manager) in March 2002.
Makers and roles
Golden Bear Products Ltd, maker