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Posts from December 2014

We Wish You a Koala Christmas and a Smiling New Year!

A cute koala christmas card with Smiling Bear wearing ugg boots and a scarf

So much has happened at Smiling Bear in 2014, what a crazy year it’s been.

Big thank you for all your support (especially you die-hards who’ve followed me since the start!) I look forward to catching up with you all again in 2015. From Smiling Bear and myself... We wish you a Koala Christmas and a Smiling New Year! Look after each other and have fun this holiday...peace

Share this koala christmas card with someone you love.

Our online store will be going live in early January, and we will be selling the new Bandai Smiling Bear koala plush range. We’ll be shipping worldwide so no matter how far away you are from Australia, we can deliver to you. Don't miss out!

A percentage of our profits will be donated to the Australian Koala Foundation to help them in their fight to save the koala from extinction. You can find out all about them at SaveTheKoala.com

2015 Koala Protection Act Reminder
Also, don’t forget that 2015 is the year for a Koala Protection Act, led by our friends at the Australian Koala Foundation. They will need all the help they can get to spread their message worldwide.

Even President Obama has been asked for his help, to put more pressure on the Australian Government. Without a Koala Protection Act the wild koala will become extinct, and considering the koala is Australias national icon, this sends a terrible message to the world. We cannot let this happen.

Look out for our posts about it in the new year and find out how you can help. If you can't wait until the new year and you're desperate to help now, then go here and find out how.


Yours smilingly,

Guy Paterson

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Come Cuddle a Koala Souvenir at all major Airports in Australia

Girl cuddling a Smiling Bear koala giant plush in Discover Australia store at Sydney airport

If you’re coming to Australia, you’ve got to cuddle a koala! Why not cuddle a koala as soon as you’ve landed, right inside the airport?!

How is this possible you’re thinking? Smiling Bear, the adorable blue koala fast becoming Australia’s character mascot, is now available exclusively at Discover Australia stores at all major Australian airports. Come and cuddle the giant koala plush and get that perfect selfie picture!

And while you’re at why not pick up an Australian plush koala or three! Our new Smiling Bear koala plush range has launched and makes the perfect Australian souvenir to take back home with you. There’s a 4–inch backpack clip-on plush koala, a 7–inch plush koala and a 10–inch plush koala.

The 7-inch and 10-inch plush koalas both have a beautifully lined Secret Smile Pocket™, that perfect place to hide and keep safe your precious mementos that make you smile. Each pocket is lined with our signature SMILE MORE pattern. What will you put in your Secret Smile Pocket™?

We also have a plush coin purse and plush phone and camera pouch, both with a red carabiner clip, and again lined with our signature SMILE MORE pattern.

So if you’re visiting Australia, when you’re at the airport come cuddle our koala, Smiling Bear.

He’ll be looking out for you.

As an Australian owned character and company, Smiling Bear will be supporting the Australian Koala Foundation (the AKF) by donating a percentage of profits and helping to raise global awareness for the koala and it’s protection.

For more information about the threat to koalas in the wild and how you can help, please visit SaveTheKoala.com

The plush toy and accessory product range has been developed under license by Bandai, combining the expertise of a global giant in the field of toys and the unique point of view and popularity of the Aussie Smiling Bear brand.

 

Yours smilingly,

Guy Paterson

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Just Kidding Magazine - Smiling Bear Plush Competition

Just Kidding magazine Smiling Bear Bandai koala plush giveaway

Win 1 of 6 Smiling Bear Plush Prize Packs!

Just Kidding magazine have six amazing Smiling Bear plush prize packs to give away, each valued at over $60! For your chance to win one, simply tell us what makes you SMILE MORE? (for example yummy chocolate cake or a really funny joke)

Enter via Just Kidding Magazine Issue 8, Australia. Entries close 20th January, 2015. See magazine or online version here for more details.

Good luck!

 

Yours smilingly,

Guy Paterson
 

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Bandai Koala Plush Range launches

Smiling Bear's koala plush range by Bandai

Our Smiling Bear Bandai koala plush range is launching this week at Discover Australia stores! Come find us at all major Australian airports. Sydney, Melbourne, Gold Coast and Cairns airports and cuddle a koala. And, while you're at it why not pick up a koala souvenir or three!

The Smiling Bear koala plush range is exclusive to Discover Australia, and makes the perfect Australian souvenir or gift to remind you of your time spent here in Australia. Don't settle for the usual boring stuffed koala toy, buy something a little more original and unique. Smiling Bear, the cute kawaii little blue koala is fast becoming Australia's new global icon, recognised for spreading his positive SMILE MORE message around the world. He is an ambassador for the optimistic, fun and relaxed Australian lifestyle.

Smiling Bear is an Australian owned character and company, and will be supporting the Australian Koala Foundation (the AKF) by donating a percentage of profits and helping to raise global awareness for the koala and it’s protection.

The plush toy and accessory product range has been developed under license by Bandai, combining the expertise of a global giant in the field of toys and the unique point of view and popularity of the Smiling Bear charatcer brand.

Full announcement to follow shortly.
#DiscoverAustralia #SmileMore

Also available online from our store.


Yours smilingly,

Guy Paterson
 

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