My first teddy bear Stitch, made by Gund, was either kidnapped and forever hidden by my evil little sister, sold away in a petty garage sale by my heartless parents, savagely eaten by the family dog or was simply one day dropped, forgotten and lost to history. I'll never really know, but I do know that I really, really liked that little teddy bear A LOT when I was a little kid. The new generation of little ones however, are in luck.
If I had been lucky enough to score a Gund Basil Jumbo Teddy Bear, it would have been almost nearly impossible to lose him. This is the ultimate in giant teddy bears and one of the largest plush teddy bears available today. He stands almost lifesize at a massive 6 1/2 feet tall (80") and weighs in at a whopping 40 pounds! His torso itself is filled with nearly 35 lbs of soft polyester fill and he's covered in a washable and velvety-soft 100% non-toxic, polyester fur. These Gund bears are known for their legendary quality, silky softness and made to last a lifetime or at least until they finally get away!