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VIB (Very Important Bears) Price Guide

As a result of your many requests, we have published a price guide of VIBs. As with any price guide, it is just a guide. These prices are not cast in stone. Especially with VIBs, which are not bought and sold as often as Muffy, prices can and do vary widely. We have tried to value the bears with our own experience. Please feel free to e-mail with any price suggestions. Also, at this time we are not going to make any price distinctions for the many variants that have been created in bear color, costume, or accessories. Maybe in a later guide.

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NAME                    INTRODUCED      RETIRED         PRICE
Amelia Bearheart        1980            1983 Fall       $1100
Chef Bearnaise          1980            1988 Spring     $150
Scarlett O'Beara        1980            1984 Fall       $250
Douglas Bearbanks       1980            1988 Spring     $150
Anna Bearvlova          1981 Spring     1987 Fall       $250
Bearishnikov            1981 Spring     1983 Fall       $800
Zsa Zsa Gabear          1981 Spring     1986 Spring     $175
William Shakesbear      1981 Spring     1988 Fall       $250
Bear Mitzvah            1981 Fall       1988 Spring     $150
Sarah Bearnheart        1982 Fall       1987 Fall       $300
Green Bearet            1982 Fall       1983 Fall       $800
Bjorn Bearg             1982 Fall       1984 Fall       $350
Queen Elizabear         1983 Spring     1987 Fall       $250
Humphrey Beargart I     1983 Spring     1988 Fall       $225
Ludwig Von Bearthoven   1983 Spring     1984 Fall       $275
Lauren Bearcall         1984 Spring     1991 Fall       $150
Kareem Abdul Jabear     1984 Spring     1985 Fall       $500
Elvis Bearsley          1984 Spring     1985 Fall       $300
Rhett Beartler          1984 Fall       1990 Fall       $150
Scarlett O'Beara        1984 Fall       1992 Spring     $150
Napoleon Bearnaparte    1985 Spring     1988 Spring     $150
Bearie Antoinette       1985 Spring     1988 Fall       $150
Bearilyn Monroe         1985 Spring     1991 Fall       $150
Clara Bearton           1985 Fall       1989 Spring     $150
Dr. Kilbear             1985 Fall       1989 Spring     $150
Carmen Bearanda         1985 Fall       1988 Fall       $150
Libearace               1985 Fall       1986 Spring     $150
Bat Mitzbear            1985 Fall       1988 Spring     $150
Hula Bear               1985 Fall       1988 Spring     $150
Aloha Bear              1985 Fall       1988 Spring     $150
Statue of Libearty      1986 Spring     1988 Spring     $175
Audrey Hepbearn         1986 Spring     1988 Spring     $150
Bearatrooper            1986 Fall       1990 Fall       $150
Blackbeard              1986 Fall       1990 Spring     $150
Albeart Einstein        1987 Spring     1995 Spring     $125
Bearb Ruth              1987 Spring     1995 Fall       $125
Charles Linbeargh       1987 Fall       1995 Spring     $125
Rembearandt             1987 Fall       1990 Spring     $175
James Beard             1988 Spring     1989 Fall       $175
Bearly Temple           1988 Spring     1991 Spring     $150
Ebearneezer Scrooge     1988 Fall       1988 Fall*      $350
Elizabear Taylor        1988 Fall       1992 Spring     $110
Richard Bearton         1988 Fall       1992 Spring     $110
Katherine Hepbearn      1989 Spring     1991 Spring     $150
Humphrey Beargart II    1989 Spring     1991 Spring     $150
Bear Noel               1989 Fall       1989 Fall**     $150
Rocky Bearboa           1989 Fall       1991 Fall       $150
Bearlock Holmes         1989 Fall       1994 Fall       $150
Red Octobear            1990 Spring     1993 Fall       $125
Marlon Bearando         1990 Spring     1993 Fall       $150
Night Bearfore Christ.  1990 Fall       1990 Fall**     $150
Madame Bearterfly       1990 Fall       1992 Fall       $125
Last Empbearor          1990 Fall       1992 Fall       $125
Abearham Lincoln        1991 Spring     1993 Spring     $125
Beartsy Ross            1991 Spring     1993 Spring     $125
Bearlie Chaplin         1991 Spring     1995 Spring     $125
Beartte Davis           1991 Fall       1994 Spring     $150
Joan Pawford            1991 Fall       1994 Spring     $125
Bear Trek               1991 Fall       1994 Fall       $125
Snow Queen              1991 Fall       1991 Fall**     $150
Cyrano De Beargerac     1992 Val/Easter 1996 Spring     $125
Beary Poppins           1992 Spring     1995 Spring     $125
Rebear Without A Cause  1992 Spring     1995 Fall       $125
Mrs Claws               1992 Fall       1992 Fall**     $125
Anna Bearenina          1992 Fall       1995 Fall       $100
Bearonsky               1992 Fall       1995 Fall       $100
Alice Krambear          1993 Spring     1995 Spring     $110
Ralph Krambear          1993 Spring     1995 Spring     $110
Ted Norton              1993 Spring     1995 Spring     $110
Judy Bearland           1993 Fall       1996 Spring     $110
Bearb Cratchit          1993 Fall       1993 Fall**     $150
Elizabear Taylor(Bride) 1994 Val/Easter 1996 Spring     $100
Spencebear Tracy(Father)1994 Val/Easter 1996 Spring     $100
Jacques Bearsteau       1994 Spring     1995 Fall       $150
Sonja Honey             1994 Fall       1994 Fall***    $150
Archangel Gabearielle   1995 Fall       1995 Fall*      $150
Bearilyn - Diamonds     1996 Spring     1996 Spring**** $104
Santa's HelpBear        1996 Fall       1996 Fall****   $125
Starlight Starbearight  1997 Fall       1997 Fall****   $104
Holiday ShopBear        1998 Fall       1998 Fall       $150 

  *  Limited and Numbered Edition - 5,000 pieces
** Limited and Numbered Edition - 8,000 pieces
*** Limited and Numbered Edition - 4,000 pieces
**** Limited and Numbered Edition - 4,000 pieces

Effective Spring 1995, all new introductions will be limited and numbered.
Specialty Bears with limited distribution:

We need your help on pricing of the following special distribution VIBs. Please E-Mail us with your price suggestions. After enough response we will post the values of these bears. bears@digitalwest.net

  • 1981 Fall - Mimi and Rudolpho - for the Metroplitan Opera
  • 1989 Fall - Alice in Wonbearland - Disney World's 2nd Annual Teddy Bear Convention (100 pieces) -$2,000
  • 1990 Fall - Snowbear and the Seven Cubs - Disney World's 3rd Annual Teddy Bear Convention (300 pieces) - $750
  • 1991 Fall - Cinbearella - Disney World's 4th Annual Teddy Bear Convention (750 pieces) - $600
  • 1992 Fall - Beauty and the Beast - Disney World's 5th Annual Teddy Bear Convention (400 sets)
  • 1993 Fall - Bearladdin - Disney World's 6th Annual Teddy Bear Convention (400 pieces)
  • 1994 Fall - Cruella Bearvil - Disney World's 7th Annual Teddy Bear Conv eA)on (400 pieces)- $450
  • 1995 Fall - Peter Panda - Disney World's 8th Annual Teddy Bear Convention - $350-500
  • 1996 Fall - Dumbear - Disney World's 9th Annual Teddy Bear Convention - $350-$500
  • 1997 Fall - Bearnocchio - Disney World's 10th Annual Teddy Bear Convention -
  • 1998 Fall - Banbear - Disney World's 11th Annual Teddy Bear Convention -