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2008 TOBY Nominees
Author: teddygirl | Friday February 15, 2008

Here are the 2008 TOBY Industry’s Choice Award Winners. The TOBY Awards are brought to you by Teddy Bear and Friends magazine. Remember to cast your vote for the Public's Choice Winners. The ballot will appear in the May/June issue, available in April.

Congratulations to all the nominees!

Miniature Artist Bear, Dressed
Aki Amano, “Autumn”
Mariane Haarink-Getkate, “Ready for the Skating Party”
Maggie Spackman, “Malibu”
Berta Hesen-Minten, “Marina”
Samantha Potter, “John”

Miniature Artist Bear, Undressed
Erika Knirsch, “Knut and His Child Comforter”
Donna Griffin, “Wee Much, Acorn Gatherer”
Kumiko & Masaru Nakano, “Pomo”
Bobbie Ripperger, “North Meets South: High Five”
Samantha Potter, “Laura-Kate”

Small Artist Bear, Dressed
Maria Collin, “Any Requests?”
Karen Brady Hammontree, “Lily & Tattered Bunny”
Bonnie Foster, “Dixie”
Denise Purrington, “Dale”
Kelly Dean, “Edwin”

Small Artist Bear, Undressed
Lisa Rosenbaum, “Old Mellow”
Alison McKee, “Byron”
Judi Paul, “Happy”
Kumiko & Masaru Nakano, “Choco-Ball”
Teri Crews, “Bliss”

Large Artist Bear, Dressed
Martha Burch, “Ice King”
Eun Sook Ma, “Adela”
Ed Spencer, “Frankie & Lion”
Susan Bergan, “Colonel Mayfield”
Donna Butts, “Walking with Opa"

Large Artist Bear, Undressed
Yuk Oae Park, “Hi”
Paula Carter, “Billy Buttons”
Ellen Borggreve, “Marbles”
Ed Spencer, “Gavin”
Jane Monroe, “Punkin Panda”

Artist Vignette
Kelly Dean, “Don Quixote, Sancho & Rosinate”
Deb Canham, “Midnight Journey”
Mikki Klug, “Wanna Play?”
Samantha Potter, “Sleigh Ride”
Judi Paul, “Snow Bear Princess”

Artist “Friends”
Aiko Kawamoto, “Misty”
Marsha Friesen, “Romper”
Jennifer Laing, “Scrat”
Krista Griffiths, “Ava”
Yuk Oae Park, “Sloth with Baby”

Artist Creation, Nontraditional Materials
Mikki Klug, “Toot”
Marge Wiese, “Princess Cali”
Patricia Cabrera, “Bedtime Stories Rabbit Set”
Kim Russell, “Irwin & Croc”
Donna Griffin, “Hamish & Fergus Celebrate the Year of the Pig”

Manufactured Miniature Bear
The Bearington Collection Ltd., “Neil & Seal”
Deb Canham Artist Designs, “Spring Fling”
Happy Tymes Collectibles, “Tinkerbell”
Steiff, “Dolly Circus Teddy”

Small Manufactured Bear, Dressed
The Bearington Collection, Ltd., “Molly Muckluck”
Steiff, “Muffy Clara and the Mouse King”
Goodreau Doll, LLC, “Mumu the Polar Bear”
Hermann-Spielwaren GmbH, “Cornflower”
Settler Bears, “Linda”

Small Manufactured Bear, Undressed
Gund, “Sidney”
Hermann-Spielwaren GmbH, “Lily of the Valley”
Steiff, “Antiques Roadshow: The Heirloom Bear”
The Bearington Collection, Ltd., “Baby Buster”
Russ Berrie Gift, Inc., “Duncan (Bears from the Past)”

Large Manufactured Bear, Dressed
Hermann-Spielwaren GmbH, “General Friedrich Wilhelm von Steuben”
Steiff, “Clarence, The Storybook Bear”
The Bearington Collection, Ltd., “Beary Holiday”
Settler Bears, “Grace”

Large Manufactured Bear, Undressed
PPM Hildegard Guenzel, “Frederike & Rike”
Gund, “Babette”
Steiff, “Duncan, The Trademark Bear”
Hermann-Spielwaren GmbH, “Museumbar 2007”
The Bearington Collection, Ltd., “Buster”

Manufactured “Friends”
Gund, “Hawkeye”
Steiff, “Mr. Hopkins”
Deb Canham Artist Designs, “Snot”
PPM Hildegard Guenzel, “Amadeus”

Manufactured Play Bear
Gund, “Nursery Time Bear”
Steiff, “Father and Son’s Expedition, Moon Bear”
The Bearington Collection, Ltd., “Huggles”

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