A sweet vintage Merrythought bear with footlabel c.1970s/80s. Fizz is completely original and measures 38 cms (15″) tall. She’s made of soft, off-white synthetic plush, which Merrythought introduced in the 1970s, described as ‘champagne mink plush’.
A new ‘M’ design with similar plush was then launched in 1982, as a ‘Champagne Luxury Bear’, but we think Fizz is more likely to be the 70s version.
Soft-stuffed, Fizz has amber lock-in safety eyes, and a black bound-stitched nose very much like the Chad Valley design. Her pads are brown suedette, and she’s fully-jointed. In lovely condition, this ‘bubbly’ character is wearing her old smocked dress with neck ribbon.
I bet you can guess why I’m called Fizz! the colour of my fur is a big clue! But Fizz is also the name of my favourite character in the long-running TV soap, Coronation Street’. Though she has ginger hair, so looks nothing like me!