Product Type: Me To You Soft Toy
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Me to You Tatty Teddy
Me to You Tatty Teddy Bear
Member Name: m_illie
Me to You Tatty Teddy Bear
Advantages: Quality, appearance
When I was a little younger, I received a Me to You teddy as a gift. It was £17.99 which I thought was extortionate for 'just' a teddy bear, especially as at that time I was unaware of quite how popular the brand was.
The teddy is very simplistic and wears only a red t-shirt. The message on this t-shirt is "I love you this much" and there is also a heart to the left of it. The point being that the outstretched arms of the teddy reflects how much the giver (or teddy even) loves the receiver.
My teddy is what I would call medium sized, which is about 12". You can also purchase much larger teddies for an incredible price. My Grandad, for example bought my Nanny a huge teddy they named George (don't ask me why!) for around the £400 mark. This is something I would never ever think to spend on a teddy bear, but she appreciated it, and he had the money to spend so why not.
There is a tag on the left ear which I was reluctant to pull off even at a young age, and I'm glad I didn't as I later learnt that most people leave this on and should I choose to sell the item (on ebay for example) it would improve the price, if even only a few pound.
Me to You:
The brand from Carte Blanche, has evolved greatly over the years, expanding from simple teddy bears to elaborate scenes, photo albums, mugs and even oversized headphones. The brand exudes quality, and all of their products are equally as well crafted and appealing as the other. For the purpose of this review however, I have attempted to focus much moreso on the 'Tatty Teddy' as it is quite appropriately named, but I still think if the brand as a whole appeals to you, you should check out their many other items for sale.
The teddies are all sweet looking and are great as gifts in particular. When I was younger and unsure of what to buy my friends as gifts, I frequently purchased small decorative Me to You teddies, which came sitting on a little box with a message written on it. They often incorporated themes such as gingerbreadmen, Christmas, Valentines Day etc. and I would definitely recommend them as they are a cheaper alternative to the larger 'real' thing. The quality is definitely there, and the teddies remain new looking for numerous years (mine has now lasted about 8 years or so). This is definitely a product I would recommend, especially to those of you who are quite gifrly, or have very feminine girlfriends, but only really to those with cash to spend.
Summary: A well made teddy bear for a price