We found Miss AG Bear for $1 at a rummage sale, in perfect condition. She had to come home with us. I was very impressed with the quality of this bear. She is quite sturdy, heavier than anticipated, and her arms and legs are actually movable. Her fur is not as soft as the Build-a-Bear critters, but she's still plenty cuddly. She can also wear B-a-B outfits fairly well, which is nice since she only came with her nightgown.
She's a little smaller than a Bitty twin doll:
I had always thought Miss AG Bear was sort of Bitty Bear on steroids, but she's got a different face. Hopefully we'll find some original AG clothing for her one of these days, too.
I found Miss AG Bear and a passel of her little "mimi me"s on eBay and when she arrived I was pleasantly surprised at the quality of this bear. (And I used to collect the high priced Steiff and Merrythought bears, so I am very picky!) She's made of a nice medium weight plush, has jointed arms and legs and sits up nicely. The nightshirt is well made, has three real buttons covering a snap closure and the old multi colour abstract girl logo on a black patch on the front. The matching headwrap thing is a bit odd, though. (When my husband saw Miss AG Bear peeking out of her shipping box he asked me where I got the "gangsta bear." He has now renamed her "TwoPaw Shakur." )
Big Miss AG Bear has passed the biggest bear test of all, though: the snuggle test. Every one of my three girls picked her up and cuddled her the minute they saw her (and all three then tried to talk me into letting them keep her). She has been sitting on my desk for a few days now and she gets picked up and hugged at least 4 or 5 times a day.
The mini version is just as cute! There is a definite difference in the colour of the big and mini Miss AG Bear's nightshirts (the big bear's is a definite teal with green undertones while the mini bears' nightshirts are a true turquoise blue) and the "buttons" are simply large round beads sewn on the front above the old AG logo.
Mini bear's arms and legs are jointed, and she has velour paw pads, button eyes and an embroidered mouth, nose and "claws" just like her larger counterpart. She stands about 5 1/2" tall.
Here are the two versions of Miss AG Bear together
A close up of the mini bear
And my daughter's picture of the AG Bears together
I found Miss Abigail Griddle Bear (she insisted that was her name) a few months ago on eBay. She didn't come with clothes, but otherwise, she's a beauty. I collect teddy bears, so she's right up my alley. She's soft and comfortable, yet of a good weight and well-made. She's become good friends with my slightly larger Steiff bear Brownie.
Post by groveportdoll on Sept 30, 2011 7:12:06 GMT -5
I purchased my Miss AG Bear when she was first released from PC. It seems I always go to Miss AG when I need some comfort. After all these years of having me rolling over on her while I was sleeping, she is in just as good condition as when I purchased her! Much Miss AG Bear love here!
Post by JustMagicMaria on Nov 27, 2018 17:12:35 GMT -5
Miss AG Bear is a cutie! Mine came from eBay wearing her athletic outfit, which is why she has imprints in her fur. When I was a little girl I didn't like dolls all that much but I loved my stuffed animals. I would have adored this high-quality teddy bear if she had been around back then.
Post by lesmisarahbles on Jan 14, 2021 10:46:59 GMT -5
I just purchased Miss AG Bear off eBay. I love that she was the initial mascot for the magazine and came out the year I was born. My bear has almost her full outfit, just missing her watch and mini magazine. She's incredibly high-quality and huge! I didn't realize she's almost as tall as the dolls themselves. Her outfit is so quintessentially 90s.