Where would we be without Boyds Bears?
Perhaps it's their lovable expressions or their cuddly fur – whatever the reason, Boyds Bears have become iconic worldwide. After all, isn't it rare to find something that can bring delight to people of all ages?! However, when G.M. Lowenthal and his wife, Justina Unger, created The Boyds Collection Ltd., they struck gold. With their creations, they provided the world with collectibles that could be admired on a shelf, or treasured as a lovable friend. This begs the almighty question:
Just about anyone that you ask will tell you that they have heard of Boyds Bears and for good reason; The Boyds Collection Ltd. has been in business for over 30 years! They started as a small antique shop in Boyds, Maryland (Hence the name Boyds Bears) in 1979. The founders Gary M. Lowenthal and wife Justina Unger made their first stuffed bear for their newborn son Mathew and began selling bears similar to this not too long after. These bears eventually became known as Boyds Bears. In 1993 they introduced their first resin bears and this remains to have one of their largest followings.