(1)(1937) Teddy Doofings
Teddy Doofings was manufactured by the well-known British teddy bear and soft toy company, Merrythought Ltd. It was only in production for two years, 1937 and 1938. It was one of Merrythought's novelty bears, highly distinctive and the most posable toy produced to date. Because it was only made for a short period of time, the Teddy Doofings bear is quite rare.
As the name implies, this bear could do a lot of things and was advertised with the following rhyme -
He can laugh, he can cry
He can sing, he can sigh
He can sweep, he can sleep
He can box and darn socks
He can play any way
This is an exaggeration but the malleability of this bear did mean that most parts of the body could be moved, including opening and shutting its eyes. It was made in a variety of colours, brown, blue, pink and green, with brown being the most popular.