I only have one left in my Etsy shop at the moment. He is a Mr Twisty Bun from Merrythought.
|Mr & Mrs Twisty Puss and Mrs Twisty Bun 24"/61cm|
and the full set in 11"/28cm
My Mr Twisty Bun puppet does not have a wire frame, but has the same character face as the toys.
I think he would have been made a bit later than the toys - late 1970's, possibly 1980's. He has his Merrythought label stitched onto his back
|Mr Twisty Bun Puppet|
In the meantime I will leave you with pictures of the puppets that have been sold.
|Dean's Black Cat|
|Chad Valley Sooty|
|Chimp (unknown maker)|
I will continue to try to find more of these little characters to put in my collection.
As well as the vintage bears I like to source unusual old toys that are usually bear related.
|Christmas mini flocked bears|
|Mini flocked bears - playground|
That is as well as the couple of nightdress case dogs that need a clean (and one of them needs eyes), a very large tubby bear, a Chad Valley cartoon faced bear, a rabbit with red felt clothes, a small Merrythought bear with one eye, a Chiltern grey cat that smells really fusty, and a pretty, soft, unjointed bear, possibly a 1960's-70's Chad Valley.
That is in between knitting and sewing more cats, dogs and bears.
Oh dear, December is looming and I don't think I have time for Christmas!