Vermont Teddy Bear loaded for Valentine’s Day

first_imgVermont Teddy Bear Co,Vermont Teddy Bear, the nation’s largest producer of handcrafted teddy bears, announces the launch of its limited-edition “Fifty Shades of Grey Bear.” Approved by bestselling author EL James, the adult gift is designed for fans enthralled with the “Fifty Shades of Grey” book and left biting their lips in anticipation for the movie. “I’ll just say it. We’re obsessed with Grey,” says Bill Shouldice, CEO, Vermont Teddy Bear. “Our entire team is thrilled to announce the Fifty Shades of Grey Bear – not only to the millions of fans excited to see Fifty Shades on the big screen, but for anyone who really wants to impress their Valentine this year. It’s sure to be one of our most popular Valentine’s Day Bears.”Like the seductive male protagonist, Christian Grey, the limited-edition Fifty Shades of Grey Bear wears a gray silk suit and tie and has smoldering eyes. He even comes with a mask and mini handcuffs. No contract required.Available exclusively at, the Fifty Shades of Grey Bear retails for $89.99. Handcrafted in Vermont and guaranteed for life, he can be ordered online at January 28, 2015 SHELBURNE, Vt.–(BUSINESS WIRE(link is external))–Vermont Teddy Bear. Vermonter John Sortino dreamt up Vermont Teddy Bear in 1981. Inspired to bring the American tradition back to its roots, he started handcrafting Bears and selling them to family friends. By 1983, Sortino was selling at an open-air market in Burlington, Vermont. Some 30 years and 5-million Bears later, Vermont Teddy Bear continues to fulfill Sortino’s legacy. In fact, it’s the only manufacturer that handcrafts all of its 15-inch Bears in Vermont, USA – using the silkiest fur it can get its paws on and faux-suede paw pads. All Bears, BIG and small are filled with 100% recycled stuffing and guaranteed for life. Orders can be placed at, by calling 1.800.828.BEAR (2327) or via mail-order catalog.last_img